7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Vintage Sizing

April 22nd, 2013

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“How do I know my vintage size?” is one of the most common questions I’m asked by vintage lovers.

When I released my e-book, the 100 Best Vintage Shops Online, reader Xia asked me to address where to find plus-size vintage.

She said in her message to me, “My only critique [of the e-book] is I think there needed to be something in there for plus-size girls, and how they can also buy beautiful vintage, as I find that a big issue when buying vintage clothes … nothing ever fits.”

My heart broke after reading what she wrote. I feel I did readers of the book a disservice by not addressing the plus-size market and where to find great vintage for their body types.

However, the reason I didn’t address it in my e-book is because I don’t believe in “plus-size.” It’s like calling me, a 5’9″ woman, “tall size.” There is fashion for every body type and personality. We shouldn’t feel subjected to using a marketing term to discover great vintage.

That’s why today, I decided to ease your frustrations with the real truth behind vintage sizing, and why women of every single modern body type are going to have some degree of difficulty finding a perfectly fitted garment.

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The Perfect Vintage Wardrobe: Statement Items

April 9th, 2013
The Perfect Vintage Wardrobe: Statement Items

Followers of vintage fashion usually incorporate ‘statement’ items into their capsule wardrobe. These pieces can be used to spice up modern clothes or as the main focus of a complete vintage outfit, and might include anything from a bright floral print dress to an eye-catching piece of vintage jewellery. Planning your wardrobe in advance, and resisting the urge […]

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Why I Struggle with Slowing Down

April 1st, 2013
Why I Struggle with Slowing Down

I was inspired to write this post because of a conversation I had with my roommate, who pointed out that I move too fast and because of this, am not mindful of the messes I make in the apartment. I’ve struggled with stillness my entire life, and so I’ve decided to take action steps toward slowing down my daily activities to create a better life for me and those around me.

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Vintage Bridesmaid Dresses I Love!

March 28th, 2013
Vintage Bridesmaid Dresses I Love!

I’ve written a ton about vintage wedding dresses in the past! I’ve even offered content on how to date vintage wedding dresses and how to dress in vintage to a wedding. Oh … and remember Kate Middleton’s vintage lookalike dress? ;-) But I’ve never shared information on how to buy a vintage wedding bridesmaid dress before.

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5 Misconceptions About Shopping Vintage Online

March 25th, 2013
5 Misconceptions About Shopping Vintage Online

Vintage fashion is for every woman – especially you. That’s why I decided to write an e-book demystifying the stereotypes behind vintage by proving just how easy shopping vintage online truly is. The 100 Best Vintage Shops Online is my e-book illustrating why vintage fashion is accessible for every single woman to enjoy thanks to its wide range of styles, trends, sizes and excellent quality.

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1990s Fashion Trends You Can’t Live Without Today

March 1st, 2013
1990s Fashion Trends You Can’t Live Without Today

1990s fashion concluded the 20th century with a collection of trends built on the ’80s and inspired by ’60s fashion. Neon brights, abstract prints and workout-gear worn as daywear, like belly revealing crop tops and body con dresses were trendy. The minimalist, grunge, designer, sportswear, hip hop and preppy looks are most remembered styles from the era, establishing western fashion’s permanent shift toward everyday casual style.

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How 1970s Fashion Trends Stand Out in History

February 14th, 2013
How 1970s Fashion Trends Stand Out in History

1970s fashion trends represent the rebellion against the old guard beginning with the ‘60s hippie movement. The 1970s was a nostalgic era that looked to the past for fashion inspiration. Trends of ’70s clothing resembled styles from the Edwardian, 1930s or 1940s eras. The hemline fell to midi and maxi lengths by 1971 and ‘70s glamour was like the red carpet styles of ’30s and ’40s starlets.

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How 5 Vintage Designers Influenced Fashion History

January 16th, 2013
How 5 Vintage Designers Influenced Fashion History

Vintage designers are the most influential, but unrecognized names in the fashion vernacular today.
Sure, the average fashion aficionado knows who Balenciaga, Christian Dior and Chanel are. But how about Pauline Trigere, Biba, Ceil Chapman, Malcolm Starr or Bonnie Cashin? Whatever your vintage designer knowledge, read on for the facts every fashion lover should know about 5 designers with enduring style you’ll want to buy for your contemporary wardrobe.

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