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Department Store Memories & How Their Past May Help Their Future

By | 2018-09-27T09:15:18-04:00 September 26th, 2018|Nostalgia|

Bullocks Wilshire 1937 Bullocks Wilshire Los Angeles 1937

Recently I read an interesting post from one of my favorite style bloggers, Suzanne Carillo, on the demise of brick and mortar retail shopping.  This got me to thinking about the thousands of department stores that have gone out of business in the last 10 to 15 years.. We all know online shopping has something to […]

My Vintage Style-Casual Jazz Era Inspired Look

By | 2018-06-21T09:37:58-04:00 June 18th, 2018|Fashion, My Vintage Style|

 

1940s wide leg pants outfit

In previous posts I’ve mentioned that I get a lot of inspiration for outfits by studying vintage fashion magazines or following fashion bloggers who incorporate vintage into their wardrobe. Another way I get inspiration is to collect online images of favorite vintage looks and save them on  Pinterest boards.

Polyvore used to be one of my favorite ways to create mood boards […]

Fashion and Surrealism-Schiaparelli Exhibit at the Dali Museum

By | 2018-01-26T21:13:10-04:00 January 24th, 2018|Fashion|

 

 

Schiaparelli lobster dress

Finally got around to editing the photos of my recent visit to the Schiaparelli fashion exhibit at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.  And let me tell you, it was a sight to behold! Even if you aren’t into Surrealism or abstract art of any kind, the incredible details of the clothing and the exquisite fabrics would still impress.

If you’ve never […]

Company’s Coming! Vintage Inspired Hostess Dressing

By | 2017-12-14T19:21:18-04:00 December 10th, 2017|Fashion, My Vintage Style|

40s inspired lounging outfit

A 1940s lounging pajama set I own inspired me to put together an outfit that would be perfect for holiday parties at home. Knowing I’d be having friends and family stopping over for cocktails and appetizers, I wanted to look festive, but still be comfortable.

The set actually comes with black satin wide leg pants, which unfortunately don’t fit me. But luckily […]

Masters of Mesh-The History of Whiting and Davis

By | 2017-09-08T15:21:02-04:00 September 8th, 2017|Fashion|

Whiting and Davis History

On my shopping trip to Brimfield Antique Show this summer I came across a bunch of Whiting and Davis mesh bags sitting in the bottom of a box full of other vintage purses. The dealer offered me a great price for taking the lot. Since I’ve always been attracted to their shimmer and smooth, slinky, liquid metal feel, how could I […]

My Vintage Style-30s Inspired Dress for a Night Along Boston Harbor

By | 2017-08-08T08:42:04-04:00 August 7th, 2017|Fashion, My Vintage Style|

Loco Lindo Rita Dress

One of my favorite things to do when in New England for the summer is hang out anywhere around Boston Harbor.   On a recent Wednesday evening my husband and I started with dinner in the North End, a neighborhood near the waterfront famous for it’s Italian restaurants, pastry shops, salumerias  and feasts (street festivals dedicated to different saints). Then finished […]

Visions of Supper Clubs Dance in My Head

By | 2016-12-07T10:21:48-04:00 December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Golden Age of Supper Clubs

You know the kind of places I mean?  A nightspot like the ones that were popular from the 30s to the 60s where grownups went out for a night of fine dining and dancing.  Places where you could hear great jazz or big band music or the latest national singing sensation.   Places where you had to get dressed up or […]

How to Dress for a Tiki Party

By | 2016-07-20T11:13:56-04:00 July 20th, 2016|Events, Fashion|

How to dress for a tiki party

When it comes to themed events a  tiki party is definitely in the top 10 of fun theme parties to attend.

Polynesia and Tiki culture have held a fascination for the public since way back in the 1930s, when world traveler Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gant opened Don’s Beachcomber Cafe in Hollywood.

And the trend continued to grow  based on several factors,  […]

How to Wear Vintage Clothing if You’re Over 40

By | 2015-09-28T15:13:40-04:00 September 27th, 2015|Fashion|

And the answer is, anyway you want to!  Especially if you’re looking for a great way to spice up your wardrobe.  I freely admit that 40 is in the distant past for me , yet I wear something vintage almost everyday, and on many occasions actually go out in a head to toe vintage outfit. Imagine that!

But on numerous occasions I have had over 40 gals  tell me though they love the look of vintage […]

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