Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Sunday, March 28, 2010
Berlin - 954 W. Belmont Chicago
1 P.M. - 8 P.M.

I will be joining a bunch of other dealers, including my personal favorites, Kokorokoko and Knee Deep for a Vintage Bonanza!   $5-$10-$15-$20 items!!  Not to mention, $2.50 mimosas. 

Hand picked items at thrift store prices!  

Vintage clothing and booze, what else do you need on a Sunday afternoon!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

What's more old fashioned than an eBay AUCTION? 1950's dresses!

Boy, you don't see too many of these around anymore.  Honest to goodness ebay AUCTIONS, with low opening bids ($15), no reserves, and 5 buck shipping!

Sizes Small, Medium and Large!

Just 3 days left to go!

Its positively old-timey!

Shop BombshellShocked

Friday, March 19, 2010

When Girl Scouts Go Bad - It could happen to you!

Continuing on with the Girl Scout theme for today....

I recently received an email from an ebay customer interested the dress shown below.   I had a great time exchanging emails.  She told me how much she wants an old uniform to run around in and I enjoyed telling her of my adventures of a trashy vintage Girl Scout.   It inspired me to dig through the basement for the above picture.    The identity of my partner in crime is omitted to protect the gainfully employed.

It was The Las Vegas Grind in 1999 (For those not familiar, I believe it was put on by the same people that do Viva Las Vegas, but it was focused on Garage Rock).  The event took place over Halloween weekend and the 31st was Sunday.  We had a blast, but by the end of the night there was one little problem, my friend had booked our flights and we were on the red-eye leaving around midnight or so with a layover in St. Louis.

Now here's the part that REALLY dates the story.

Somehow we were able to get ourselves to the airport despite our unbelievably inebriated state.  Somewhere along the way I had lost the cap to the large bottle of Southern Comfort I was drinking but that didn't stop me from getting through security and boarding the plane.

Let me tell you, being drunk, dressed as a Girl Scout in Las Vegas on Halloween is ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS.

What isn't funny is waking up in St. Louis on November 1st, reeking of booze, in a bizarre costume with smeared off makeup and having to board a commuter flight to Chicago.

Good Times.

If you'd like to experience the exciting life of a Girl Scout, the following dress is for sale on ebay, under my user name BombshellShocked.   

P.S.  On our recent trip to Florida I lost one of the bakelite hoops pictured above.  I was pretty upset about it at the time, but even more so after seeing this picture.

I guess I've always been over-the-top.

I guess I've always been an over the top dresser.....and a big geek.   That's me in the middle.  In head to toe Girl Scout gear.  The baseball cap, Camp Dean tshirt, official Girl Scout issue shorty shorts and striped knee socks.    This picture is circa 1986 judging by my cousin Becca's Cookie Safari tshirt, which I'm sure she earned by her father forcing people to buy cookies.  My sister Jeni is on the left.  I know she's reading this.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A trip down Viva Las Vegas Memory Lane! Just don't do the math!

While looking for some thread I found this little ID in my sewing box.  My ID card from Viva Las Vegas 2.  Even a remedial math student like me can do the math and I shutter to think about how long ago this was.   You submitted your own picture for the card and this was a self portrait that I took in my very first apartment. 

In my head, I still look exactly like this.  

My memories of the VLV shows are pretty fuzzy, could've had something to to with the booze, or the boys, or the fact that it was so long ago.  The only thing I remember clearly is that the Cleftones were jaw-droppingly fantastic.  

One thing I can't figure out is how girls do it now with all the airline bag charges.  I'm confident I brought 2 50lb+ suitcases - and was probably convinced that I forgot things.   Do they ship things ahead?  Pay the crazy extra bag fees?  I can't imagine they really bring less!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The reason no one asks me to DJ anymore.

In case you haven't noticed I just added a playlist to this blog.  It started out being just a couple of songs, but quickly swelled as I kept thinking of songs that I haven't heard in a while.

They're in no particular order and have pretty much nothing to do with each other.  The only thing that ties them together is that they were all songs I wanted to hear today.

So if you like to mix your Kenny Rogers with your Screeching Weasel with your Millie Small with your Smoking Popes with your Maxine Nightengale with your Toots and the Maytals with your Bruce Springsteen with your Pietasters with your Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with your Skid Row with your Jam with your Rancid with your Lorretta Lynn with your Warrant with your Gram Parsons, this just might be the playlist for you............but I pretty much realize that its just for me.

I love the smell of DEADSTOCK in the morning!

What Luck! Its hard enough to find vintage dresses from the 40s and 50s but dresses that still bear their original tags? What are the chances?

The above pictures are just a few, there are more where these came from!

I've been lucky enough to stumble upon a little stash and they're listed on ebay. Many are larger sized, with 30+ waists!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

More Hockey - More Kids Vintage Clothing

William just left the house for a day of fun with Grandma wearing this cute little 60s - 70s romper set with hockey sticks and a puck. I couldn't believe it when I found it, it was just too perfect for us. It combines his favorite thing, hockey; and my favorite thing, an outfit that requires knee socks (which as you can see above were already sagging at 8am.)

You just can't find outfits like this anymore!