flipping out

Have you heard of Threadflip? It's an online marketplace for buying and selling pre-loved clothing and accessories. I recently made it a personal goal to purge my closet by at least half, so I decided to give this site a try. I like Threadflip because their listing and shipping process is really simple. You decide your price (they take a 20% commission) and they provide you with a pre-paid shipping label that you stick on a USPS Priority Box and drop off at your local post office (mine is a block away, so it's really easy for me!). It's like an online Buffalo Exchange, except you don't have to drive to a store, haul your bags of clothes in, or wait in line.

My only problem is that I initially joined Threadflip to pare down my closet, but now I'm addicted to browsing for clothes! I've been able to restrain myself from clicking on that "add to cart" button for the most part, but I couldn't resist these Loeffler Randall rain booties. I've had my eye on them for a while and ended up getting them at a super steal. The day after they arrived, it rained pretty heavily (well, for LA), so I think it was meant to be.

You can check out my Threadflip closet here. You can also see all the items that I've added to my "loves" list - and do me a favor by buying them before I do!


the art of adam juresko

adam juresko prints
I've been a hardcore movie geek since I was 12 years old. I plastered my entire bedroom, floor to ceiling, with movie posters and film-related images that I'd cut out from magazines and newspapers or steal from movie theaters and video stores (remember those?). Most people who walked into my bedroom thought it looked like a crazy mess, but I thought it was awesome.

Now that I'm older and my taste in home decor has become a little more discerning, I realize that my childhood bedroom really was a bit of a mess. But I still love movies. My issue now is how to incorporate movie-related images into my home while keeping it looking clean and curated rather than messy. That's why I'm thankful for artists like Adam Juresko, who turn movie posters into graphic art.

Juresko has an Etsy shop where he sells original film & TV inspired prints. He's currently having a "3 11x17 inch posters for $30" sale (one poster is normally $22) and after spending way too much time narrowing down my choices, I finally decided on this Buffalo '66 poster, plus the Ghost World and Batman posters above. I can't wait to receive them so I can start decorating my home with movies again, just in a much more visually pleasing way. Here are a few more awesome Adam Juresko prints (and equally awesome movies/shows):

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fall is here

ninja vintage fall preview
Here's a preview of what's coming soon to the Etsy shop! Fall is finally here, so that means lots of sweaters, jackets, and coats. New items will be added later this weekend as well as next week.

Have a happy weekend!


crazy '80s

Untitled It's probably pretty obvious, based on the clothing that I tend to choose for Ninja Vintage, that I love fun and colorful prints. So when I found this 1980s fashion print book at a local bookstore, I had to get it. The fact that it was only $6 was just a bonus. The book features pages and pages of print images, categorized by the major style trends that dominated the decade. There are 1950s and 1960s editions as well (sadly, no 1970s). I'm sure those editions are even better, but as a child of the '80s, I'm pretty partial to this one. Below are just a few of my favorite prints from the book. Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled


colors and prints

neon rose print pullover sweater mint green roll sleeve silk shirt liz claiborne geometric print skirt pink leopard print pencil skirt
Some fun vintage clothing has just been added to Ninja Vintage, with more coming soon. I'm loving the color scheme that's going on in the shop right now. Check it out here!


mix well

Madewell just posted this video featuring their "style muse" for their fall campaign, Solange Knowles. I was so happy when I saw the announcement on their Facebook page because I'm a big admirer of Solange's bold, colorful style and (as evidenced by my Pinterest) Madewell is one of my absolute favorite shops. It really is the perfect pairing. Check out the video for a sneak peek at Madewell's fall collection. I'm loving the polka dots, laid-back blues, and bright poppy reds.


celeste and jesse forever

Happy Friday! Tonight I'm going to a screening of Celeste and Jesse Forever followed by a Q&A with the writers, Rashida Jones and Will McCormack. I'm very excited. I have such a girl crush (overused term, but appropriate!) on Rashida Jones. She's deadpan funny, smart, and she has great style, too.

And in Ninja Vintage news: 10 new items were just added to the Etsy shop this week - lots of brightly colored dresses and separates. I have lots more to add next week as well. In the meantime, have a fun fun weekend!


california love

This print by Annie Galvin of 3 Fish Studios just arrived in the mail. It's my early birthday present to myself, and a little way to express my home state pride. I pinned this onto my "Art" board on Pinterest a while back and now I'm so happy to call it mine.

Have a great weekend!


hidden fortunes

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This vintage wrap sweater from the Etsy shop had these fortunes hidden in the pockets. I wonder if they proved to be true for whoever owned this sweater 30+ years ago...


summer etsy update

lanz fuchsia pinafore sailor dress sheer floral flutter sleeve dress pale pink silk polka dot skirt
Added some new clothing to the Etsy shop last week. I'll gradually be adding more until the shop is brimming with all kinds of vintage goodies for summer! Keep checking back, as I'll be doing small updates every few days.


year of the dragon

Happy New Year! After returning from a lovely, long winter vacation, my computer monitor decided to poop out on me, so I couldn't update until I purchased a new one. I recently got an iPhone 4S, so I was able to survive on that for a while, though it's not the best for traditional blogging. It is, however, wonderful for photo-taking. I've especially been loving Instagram (I know, I'm kind of late to the party on this). Here are a couple of Instagram photos, one taken over the holidays and one from today:
Top: Sunset at Grand Canyon National Park. Pre-New Year road trip.
Bottom: Fun vintage fabric that I got at Salvation Army today. 50 cents!