U-G-L-Y: Ugly Holiday Christmas Sweaters with S-T-Y-L-E

December 10th, 2013

ugly holiday christmas sweater

 Cute Christmas Troll “Ugly” Holiday Sweater with Style, from my Ugly Holiday Sweater Collection on eBay!

Exploring eBay the other week revealed that there are actually some pretty cute “ugly” Christmas sweaters floating around in the vintage world.

While beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, I believe that “ugly” is actually in the mind of its maker as well: As in, what may seem ugly to you is actually really kick-butt-awesome to me. Just sayin’.

That’s why when after coming across not one, or two, or three but 15 (and counting!) cute, conversational Christmas sweaters I decided to curate them into an equally as tongue-in-cheek collection on eBay called Ugly Holiday Sweaters That Are Kind of Cool (Kind Of).

Why the “kind of” in parenthesis after the title? Because again, be it beauty or be it beast, the world we see is the world we create.

Don’t forget to check other ugly holiday sweaters on my site, like this post on ugly holiday sweaters I purchased from Goodwill and how to decorate your home with vintage christmas decorations for the holidays. #bam

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What Inspires Me: It’s Time to #getinspired on Instagram!

December 9th, 2013

OMG!! I have huge news that I can’t wait to share with you! Are you on Instagram? Don’t forget to follow me, @samanthamariedavis. Are you on Instagram and want to possibly win $1,000 or $3,000 prizes from eBay?! YES YOU DO!

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Designer Eyeglass Frames for Men

December 4th, 2013

Eyes are considered to be a powerhouse of expression and it’s actually possible to convey a thousand words with eyes without even uttering a word. So, it is quite obvious that no one will prefer hiding their eyes behind glasses. But, the good news is that there are a wide array of designer eyeglasses available in the […]

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How to Have a Vintage Holiday in 3 Simple Steps

December 1st, 2013

These are tried-and-true remedies for the “ho-hum” frustration you may be experiencing now that the radio is playing Christmas music non-stop and your kids keep asking for a Xbox Playstation. What are your vintage-themed holiday traditions? Can I add anything to this list for next year?

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Vintage I’m Lusting for Fall

November 14th, 2013

The other day my mom called me to ask, “What do you want for Christmas?” It’s a tough question to answer, especially when you’re trying to MINIMIZE your possessions and not MAXIMIZE them, which the world of marketing teaches us is the right, “happy” way. What I love about vintage fashion is that because there’s […]

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5 Reasons Why I’m Silly for Vintage Sequins

October 29th, 2013

No matter your shape, size, aesthetic or age, sequins always impress with your dress. You can be 80 years old wearing sequins like you’re 18 again, or plus-size in sequins like a hot mama with a little junk in her trunk. Sequins prefer women who scream, “This is me, I love my imperfect perfections!” My vintage sequin collections on eBay are off the charts – follow me to see the shine for yourself!

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10 Trends of 1920s Clothing Worth Collecting

October 14th, 2013

1920s clothing is becoming harder to find for resale, and fast approaching the canon of “antique,” which is defined as anything 100-plus years old. This post will help to identify and understand the style value of your ’20s clothing garments as identified by the most prominent trends of the decade so you can purchase or sell ’20s garments with better knowledge of current and future market value.

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1930s Fashion History for Fabulous Feminine Style

October 14th, 2013

1930s fashion was an era of feminine and romantic style as influenced by America’s captivation with silver screen stars who wore sensual silks, luxurious lace and backless gowns. Coco Chanel knit suits, Elsa Schiaparelli hats and designs in her “shocking pink” color, Madeleine Vionnet bias cut dresses and Madame Gres Grecian-style pleated dresses were some styles that graced the pages of Vogue and the runways of Paris.

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