40s Inspired Floral Dress for Trip to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

To stave off  COVID Cabin Fever my husband and I have been trying to visit as many outdoor places as possible where it is easy to socially distance. Our latest jaunt involved a road trip to Boothbay Harbor, a picturesque coastal town in the state of Maine. We have friends in the area we wanted to visit, plus we wanted to tour the […]

By | 2020-07-21T11:29:31-04:00 July 14th, 2020|Fashion, My Vintage Style, Travel|8 Comments

My Vintage Style-A Colorful 1970s Caftan

It’s really easy to fall into a rut of just sitting in PJ’s all day long or throwing on a pair of sweatpants and a T-shirt because we’ve all been staying home a lot more lately. But there is another option. How about a comfy caftan?  In 1966 Vogue editor, Diane Vreeland, introduced caftans to her readers, claiming they were “fashionable for the beautiful people.” […]

By | 2020-06-18T08:43:36-04:00 June 15th, 2020|Fashion, My Vintage Style|8 Comments

Thinking Spring+Channeling the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Where to begin? For the last few months I’ve packed and/or purged the contents of my  Florida home, which included a large addition that housed my vintage business of 16 years. This has been the culmination of my downsizing/semi retirement plan my husband and I have been working towards for a couple of years now. What we didn’t plan on is that we would sell […]

By | 2020-05-22T08:50:21-04:00 May 16th, 2020|Fashion, My Vintage Style|10 Comments

Holiday Elegance-1930s Burgundy Velvet Hostess Gown

1930s burgundy velvet hostess dress

Melanie Garbo Byrnes, owner of Vintage Diversity in Fort Lauderdale, and a long time vintage loving friend of mine, recently gifted me this wonderful 1930s silk velvet hostess gown. Despite it needing some TLC, I knew I could repair this beauty so that I could wear it just in time for some holiday entertaining.

I had to carefully hand stitch […]

By | 2019-12-23T12:26:34-04:00 December 23rd, 2019|Fashion, My Vintage Style|6 Comments

Vintage Country Classic Looks for Fall

1970s floral velvet midi skirt outfit

When I put these fall outfits together I was envisioning romantic and classic. Something that would be appropriate for a weekend at the country estate, if I owned one! Think Ralph Lauren meets Laura Ashley.

The style originated centuries ago in England, popularized by the British aristocracy. When travelling to their rural homes they required a totally different wardrobe than […]

By | 2019-11-29T10:08:04-04:00 November 21st, 2019|Fashion, My Vintage Style|8 Comments
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