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 […]
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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 […]
Am so very excited about my recent flea market finds. I came across not one, but two, Spiegel catalogs from 1955 and 1956. I frequently find vintage fashion magazines to purchase, but it’s pretty darn rare to find mail order catalogs in good condition and at bargain prices, never mind two on the same day. Needless to say I was stoked!
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 […]
Just back from another trip out to the Brimfield, Mass. Flea Market, which is a week long event held in May, July and September . Without a doubt, this is the ultimate vintage and antique lovers dream shopping adventure. Though I’ve been going there for almost 20 years, I’ve never shared many photos or commentary on what it is like to shop […]
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 […]
Thought I’d share some of of the products I use to spruce up, clean or maintain the vintage clothes I either sell or keep in my own collection. Since I’ve been buying vintage clothing for a few decades I’ve had the opportunity to try dozens of products, many recommended by others in the […]
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 […]
Last fall I did a post on “New Look” holiday fashions from 1947. It featured those waist whittling fit and flared silhouettes that Dior made famous. And because I’ve recently acquired a Vogue Magazine from November 1947, I thought I’d show you some more elegant fall/winter fashions from the late 40s. […]