There are brides who honor a family tradition by having their wedding dresses preserved, hoping to pass it on to another relative to wear for their special day. I think it’s a lovely idea for the sentimental value and the preserving of a piece of a family history. But care must be taken to store it properly so other brides […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I started my online boutique because of my love of vintage fashion. But not only do I sell it, I also incorporate it into my own wardrobe on a regular basis and have done so for years. So I thought it was high time I started showing readers how I do that.
Some of my favorite bloggers, who have great 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]