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Kentucky Derby Fashion-5 Tips on Creating a Winning Look

By | 2016-05-16T20:39:53-04:00 May 2nd, 2016|Fashion|

The Kentucky Derby, held on the first Saturday of May,  is one of America’s top sporting events. Referred to as “the most exciting two minutes in sports”, its history dates back to the 1800s.   In 1872 a Mr. Meriwether Lewis Clark, attended the famous horse races in England and France. He was so impressed that he returned to the states vowing to create a similar type of race track in in the US, one […]

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My Vintage Style- How to Wear 70s Print Wide Leg Pants

By | 2016-04-07T15:55:33-04:00 April 4th, 2016|Fashion|

Theresa-wearing-1970s-pants

You see them everywhere now, those high waist, wide legged pants, a style very popular back in the 1970s and  in the 30s and 40s as well.   I’ve got a killer pair from the 1940s in a gorgeous silky rayon print fabric that I’ve had  for years and the fabric still looks brand new.  But the older ones are very pricey and hard […]

Fashion Flashbacks-1948 Spring Style Trends

By | 2016-02-29T14:24:52-04:00 February 29th, 2016|Fashion|

Spring styles from the pages of Harper’s Bazaar magazine, February 1948.  You can see that Dior’s fit and flared “New Look” had taken hold in the fashion world.  Fabrics used by designers had beautiful draping. And many of the fabrics used for spring dresses were in printed silky rayons, especially florals, luxurious jerseys and lightweight wools for day and delicate organdies for special occasion.

 

Here’s the 1940s version of the Hoodie!  A lot more glamorous than […]

10 Love-ly Vintage and Retro Finds to Treat Yourself to for Valentine’s Day

By | 2016-02-09T14:41:43-04:00 February 9th, 2016|Gift Ideas|

 

1920s valentines day card copy

There are gazillions of gift guides and articles on what to give loved ones for Valentine’s Day. But why not show yourself some love as well to commemorate the holiday?    After all, you’re pretty important in your life too!   Show yourself some appreciation and treat yourself to something fun and special this week.   A day at the […]

Fashion Flashback- The Year Ahead Style and Color Forecast January 1951

By | 2016-01-23T10:16:21-04:00 January 21st, 2016|Fashion|

Recently I  discovered a pile of mint condition Ladies Home Journals from the 50s at a flea market. Yay! More fun  vintage magazines to add to my ever growing collection. I just can’t seem to resist buying them, even though they are starting to take over my office. If I don’t get this under control I fear I may end up on an episode of  “Hoarders” someday!

Anyway, one of my favorite things about womens’  magazines from […]

Fashion Flashback-New Look Holiday Fashions of 1947

By | 2016-01-21T10:28:44-04:00 December 5th, 2015|Fashion|

When it comes to fashion, every era has its key looks that that particular decade was remembered for. Whether it’s the straight, unstructured silhouettes of the 1920s, figure flattering bias cut styles of  the 30s or the wasp waisted full skirt styles of the 50s,  there is an iconic silhouette that is representative of every era.

But actually, that sort of over simplifies things, as no decade really had one style that was the same from […]

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 […]

Decked Out-Nautical Fashion through the Ages

By | 2015-06-09T21:42:36-04:00 June 9th, 2015|Fashion|

The nautical inspiration in fashion has endured over many, many decades.  People in general have always had a fascination with the sea and with those who make their living sailing the ocean waves. But did you know that the influence of sailors on landlubbers’ wardrobe choices was originally attributed to Queen Victoria?

That’s right. Back in 1846 Queen Victoria had a sailor suit made for her son, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, to wear aboard the […]

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