I bought this hilarious vintage hat during the trip at a cute antique store called Junkee.
In front of Antiques & Treasures Downtown, one of my favorite places we went to.
Why didn't I buy this? Whyyy?
This is what I looked like walking out of every store... sweaty, half-crazed and carrying a gigantic bag.
romper vintage from sally jane vintage
tote bag vintage from dear golden
I like Reno. In fact, I really like Reno. I've always been a lover of anything kitsch and Reno is kitschville to the max. I went for a long weekend with my friend Peter, one of the coolest dudes I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. The number one thing on my Reno agenda was to hit up every thrift and antique store we could find, and I must say we were quite successful! I came home with six giant shopping bags filled with amazing things (mostly to sell, but a few to keep). The prices there are so amazing it was hard not to go crazy. Not that I was even trying to stop myself.
We stayed at the Eldorado and it was exactly what you would hope Reno to be like: cheesy, flashy and filled with the most random assortment of humans ever. The casinos are especially excellent for people watching, one of my favorite activities. I was so intrigued by the surreal surroundings that I barely had the patience to do any gambling (although I did win $1.81 on the slots, woo). Peter and I also managed to find the best karaoke bar ever (surprise surprise) and by the end of the night we felt right at home.
The most interesting thing about our weekend was how desolate parts of Reno can be. There were tons of people in the casinos and walking along the main strip but as soon as we walked onto a side street we were pretty much alone. This was kind of amazing considering all the cool old motels from the 50's and 60's were off the strip, which meant we could just wander and take photos without anyone disturbing us. It almost felt like being on a deserted movie set. I am already excited to go back... get that buffet ready for me, Reno!