A lot of people tell me that vintage shopping is an expensive habit. Like anything, vintage shopping can get expensive if you have no sense of control, but it is the least amount of money you will spend on great quality and unique items for your closet. Vintage shopping is about buying statement and classic pieces that you love and want to wear. Have you seen the Mad Men for Banana Republic Collection yet? It’s a beautiful collection with lots of green (pantone color of the year!) designed by the fabulous Janie Bryant. Although the silhouettes and colors are perfectly mod, the collection is an attempt to bring vintage style clothing to the masses, which is fabulous and not-so-fabulous. All of us want to look unique and exude our own sense of style, and I love that vintage items allow me to do that, but we also don’t want to look like we stepped out from another decade. That’s why it’s important to invest in pieces, knowing you can wear them over the years. When flipping through the collection lookbook, my eye immediately caught the bright hues and fun pattern of the Peggy dress. Of course it’s a gorgeous dress, but what caught my attention was that I picked up a similar vintage dress from Shareen on a shopping date with some friends – remember this post? I loved the print and the colors of the dress and I knew it was a dress that I could wear for years to come. As much as I love the on-trend pieces, I love the uniqueness that only vintage items can add to a wardrobe and at a quarter of the price (another perk of buying vintage).