Monday, June 14, 2010

Stupid Pet Peeve

Yes, I'm sure to get some flack for this but do remember - this is my pet peeve and I'm not expecting everyone to agree.  Here it is:

VINTAGE vs RETRO

I am so sick and tired of girls who have the odd fashion sense to wear 7 layers in the hot sun, buy something retro from H&M and call themselves a fashionista.  If you ask them about their outfit (this has to be done layer by layer because remember, there are 7) they will describe what they are wearing as vintage, etc.

Why is it so hard to understand the difference between vintage and retro?  Vintage means the real deal, the original item and from what I have read by fashion editors - it should be from more than 20+ years ago.  If you bought a dress that looks like it is from the 50's but you bought it at Target, that is called retro.  Target doesn't carry one of a kind anything which is why they can have such excellent deals on just about everything my little heart desires.

I understand wanting to seem hip and cool and that vintage sounds way better than retro but guess what ladies - you want to be so different and unique but that doesn't come from quirky slang.  It comes from within.  

So says the most un-unique (dis-unique?) lady out there.  

Just a peeve - hopefully the vintage/layering/mismatching nonsense will be over soon.  If not, I guess I'll just have to move to Washington, DC.

(Wow!  I rarely vent on my blog, sorry if this is an annoying post!  Just keeping it real) 
(Real as in right now  i.e. not vintage)

5 comments:

Amber said...

Stop going on vacation, your blog is too much fun to read and waiting for you to do so, kills me.

AshMasta said...

I love you for this.

Me said...

I feel very informed now! I had no idea there was a difference. I'm not cool enough to wear either style, let alone have a name for it, but now I know!

Kati said...

P.S. That "Me" comment is me... I was signed in with the wrong account. Oops!

Hannah Neville McMillan said...

AMEN!!!!!!! Although I got the cutest vintage flip flops from Target on Saturday! and Neal got a great vintage swimming suit. ;)