Mail Order Memories-1955 Spring/Summer Spiegel Catalog (Part 1)

speigel catalog cover 1955

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!

In […]

By | 2018-05-15T08:40:35-04:00 May 15th, 2018|Fashion|10 Comments

The Latest- Vintage Dresses for Sale & My Big Move

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted on this blog, but for good reason.  I’m now officially a Snowbird! You know those people who enjoy the summer and fall up north, but who flock to warmer places when the weather gets too cold? The ones the locals dread for various reasons, including increasing traffic , making the restaurants too crowded and bad fashion choices, […]

By | 2017-05-12T09:21:42-04:00 May 12th, 2017|Fashion|6 Comments

Shop Update- Vintage Summer Dresses

While I’ve been away on my buying trip/vacation the gals back at the office have been diligently keeping things running smoothly, including listing some fabulous authentic vintage summer dresses.

Here is a selection of some of my personal favorites.

50s gingham check dressLove the contrasting red details,especially the little ties on the pockets.

1950s black and white gingham check dress with red trim […]

By | 2016-08-25T10:39:39-04:00 August 25th, 2016|Fashion|5 Comments

Fashion Flashback- Style Trends from May 1955 Ladies Home Journal

Cover Ladies Home Journal May 1955

I recently added this May 55 issue of Ladies Home Journal to my ever expanding vintage magazine collection. I can’t seem to control myself! And though LHJ wasn’t the “high fashion” magazine that Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar were, their fashion editor, Wilhela Cushman certainly did an amazing job with her editorial spreads, often working with some of the most […]

By | 2016-05-16T20:38:52-04:00 May 16th, 2016|Fashion|6 Comments

My Vintage Style- Wearing Roses for Valentine’s Day

And there is the rose, it is perfect in every moment of its existence.  Ralph Waldo Emerson


birthday roses

No,  I didn’t get these roses for Valentine’s Day. But that’s ok with me, because these are the beauties my  DH  sent me for my  birthday just a couple of weeks ago.  They were so perfect they didn’t even look real!  Besides, I […]

By | 2016-02-19T10:46:12-04:00 February 15th, 2016|Fashion, My Vintage Style|12 Comments
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