In the 1950s, Jim Thompson, an American businessman and former U.S. military intelligence officer fell in love. But it wasn't what you'd think. The love was so compelling that as soon as he could he left everything he had behind (including his wife).
No, he didn't fall for another woman, he fell for another country; a little place in Asia called Thailand.
Upon arriving, I too quickly fell in love with Thailand, and heard the country calling to me to take up permanent residence. However, for Mr. Thompson and I, the appeal of Thailand is probably rooted in different reasons.
One of the best and most appealing things about Thailand? THE STYLE. Thai people have great style and great clothes. And did I mention prices? They are a STEAL! I think my suitcase was twice as heavy with clothes on the way back.
Needless to say, I made out like a bandit, and here are some choice outfits I brought back with me...
I found this vintage dress in a thrift store. The thrift store didn't have any dressing rooms, but I fell in love with the dress and decided that I'd buy it anyway. Afterall, it was only THREE DOLLARS...and by the way, it fits perfectly :)
I don't think you can find skirts and blouses like this in the U.S. I could be wrong. This is more akin to my style, and I saw A LOT of clothing like this in Thailand, which made me really excited.
The shirt here was thrifted, and I love ruffles and lace on the front of this skirt.
I totally had a photoshoot fail. I bought these awesome jelly shoes in Thailand, but forgot to bring them to the shoot. I would have worn them with that last outfit. As it is, both of the pairs of shoes shown in these photos are made by Steve Madden.
Oh yeah, major photo cred and general awesomeness cred to my girl Rachelle N!
Have a great weekend :)