Part 1: The History of 12 Pieces Every Vintage Lover Should Own

November 27th, 2011



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Hello and happy beginning of the holiday season vintage lovers!!!

Some of you undoubtedly participated in Black Friday and Small Business Saturday shopping. Whether you shopped to give yourself some pre-holiday-season-sanity or shopped to be a part of the day’s sensationalized spectacle, you hopefully sought out the deals that you NEEDED rather than what you just WANTED.

As a vintage lover suffering from thrift addiction, I’m constantly reminding myself to neutralize my desires and stilt my seeking of what I don’t have when it comes to material goods.

I inspire contentedness with what I already own by refusing to shop altogether, or practicing “safe shopping” where I simply browse and play in vintage boutiques so that I can capture great content for your delight right here on this site.

But like so many of you probably feel, the addiction to shopping isn’t always about the material good itself. It’s about the experiential act of securing something new and special. It’s waking up at 3AM to grab coffee and pow wow with your shopping sisters, strategizing a day of Black Friday shopping that begins standing in line outside Target as the sun rises and the anticipation builds.

Spectacle shopping is a blend of pain and pleasure that gives us stories to tell when we’re unwrapping those “discount presents” underneath the Christmas tree weeks later. Oh, and what stories we have to tell!

So while I encourage you to practice smart shopping regularly, sometimes you do just have to let go and allow yourself to just shop for the sake of shopping. And whatever the experience means to you, embrace it in the moment for the joy, the rush and for the soft smile that you’ll wear for hours later in the aftermath of it all.

Today’s post is about shopping for the vintage pieces that you may not have in your closets already, and which I implore you to consider purchasing next time you support small business — no matter their sales! — and shop your local vintage boutique or one of the sellers I highlight in my Shop Finds page.

Keep reading after the jump for PART I of my personal picks for a top 12 vintage lovers’ must-own list! These are the pieces worth investing in for timeless vintage style that’s unique, but conveniently chic and versatile for the busy & blessed modern girl.

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Vintage Trend: The History of Fair Isle Sweaters

November 23rd, 2011
Vintage Trend: The History of Fair Isle Sweaters

Hello and happy Wednesday, vintage lovers! A few weeks ago, I posted a picture of me wearing a Fair Isle sweater on the Facebook fanpage. Vintage lovers went NUTS for it! Until posting the pic, I had no idea Fair Isle was so on fire as a sweater trend for the season! Since you are all […]

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VIDEO: In the Mood for Vintage Party Dresses!

November 22nd, 2011
VIDEO: In the Mood for Vintage Party Dresses!

Hello and happy Tuesday vintage lovers!!! It’s been a HOT SECOND since I released a video sharing vintage fashion love on the YouTube channel. Thanks to my new mantra of “busy but blessed,” it’s been a whirlwind fall and November flew by faster than you can say I LOVE VINTAGE three times fast! (try it […]

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How I Styled a Drop Waist Vintage Dress 3 Unique Ways

November 21st, 2011
How I Styled a Drop Waist Vintage Dress 3 Unique Ways

Hello and happy Monday, vintage lovers!! Last night I did one of my all-time favorite things: I played with vintage fashion. I poured myself a glass of champagne (we keep it in the fridge at the store!) and turned the music up loud (currently loving Jimi Hendrix & The Roots) and got to styling the […]

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Gratefulness Giveaway: Win This Prize Pack from Quarter Life Vintage!

November 19th, 2011
Gratefulness Giveaway: Win This Prize Pack from Quarter Life Vintage!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS CLOSED!! THANK YOU TO ALL FOR ENTERING!! Hello and happy WEEKEND, vintage lovers!! It’s the early AM of a Saturday morning as I write this post, and I’m so excited to soon hit “publish” because I get to introduce another chance for you to win an amazing vintage prize pack from Quarter […]

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5 Reasons Why Thrifting is an Addiction

November 17th, 2011
5 Reasons Why Thrifting is an Addiction

Hello and happy Thursday, vintage lovers!! If I had my way, my heaven would be a thrift store — and the reality of it all is that most of you reading today’s post probably would want that, too! So that’s why I’m devoting this blog post to why thrift shopping our wardrobes is such an […]

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THE AFFIRMATION TOTE Available Now: Positivity by Your Side

November 11th, 2011
THE AFFIRMATION TOTE Available Now: Positivity by Your Side

  Introducing THE AFFIRMATION TOTE The AFFIRMATION TOTE BAG is an oversize tote bag that is POSITIVITY BY YOUR SIDE. BUY IT ON ETSY BUY IT ON MEYLAH | DETAILS | • Screenprinted by hand on a 100% cotton canvas tote bag • Printed in black and “scarlet” red • Zippered main compartment • Zippered […]

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5 Things Sellers Want You to Know About Buying Vintage

November 11th, 2011
5 Things Sellers Want You to Know About Buying Vintage

Hello and happy 11/11/11, vintage lovers!!! This week I had the opportunity to connect with and have an enlightening phone chat with a truly talented & seasoned vintage seller, Carmen & Ginger on Etsy. I advocate buying vintage from independent sellers — whether in a brick or mortar or an online shop like Carmen & […]

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