Vintage I’m Lusting for Fall

November 14th, 2013

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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 no mass produced “vintage” item, participating in this niche of personal style allows me to be a more conscious shopper.

When my mom asks what vintage I want for Christmas, I can examine my wardrobe and recognize what it is I WANT, not what I “think I need” as according to this materialistic world.

I can maximize my wardrobe with pieces I truly lust and will retain for a lifetime of #vintagelove.

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5 Reasons Why I’m Silly for Vintage Sequins

October 29th, 2013
5 Reasons Why I’m Silly for Vintage Sequins

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
10 Trends of 1920s Clothing Worth Collecting

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 History for Fabulous Feminine Style

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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21 Reasons Why You Should Wear 1940s Clothing & Trends

October 14th, 2013
21 Reasons Why You Should Wear 1940s Clothing & Trends

1940s clothing and trends in America from 1940 to 1947 were influenced by the pressures of World War II. Victory suits, padded blazers and pants were worn by women. Wool, nylon and silk was outlawed, so rayon and gabardine became popular materials.’40s American fashion was about masculine styling of severe suiting, sharp and somber-colored dresses and the era’s “make do and mend” motif.

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1950s Style for 21st Century Women

October 13th, 2013
1950s Style for 21st Century Women

Here’s how five 1950s style looks – rockabilly, hot housewife, modern pin up, poodle skirt and sporty-varsity – can be worn without hesitation today. I provide advice on how to wear ’50s clothing without feeling like you’re wearing a costume and why 1950s style was the birth of American fashion and today, is one of the most popular vintage trends to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe.

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10 Ways the 1960s Invented Today’s Fashion Trends

October 12th, 2013
10 Ways the 1960s Invented Today’s Fashion Trends

Just like the changes of the 1960s themselves, the fashion trends were similarly groundbreaking and for the most part, completely new and novel ideas to the landscape of fashion.

While ’60s designers still defined trends for the season, for the first time ever counterculture groups like London’s “mod” scene and America’s “hippie” sect influenced the styles and clothing types produced by mainstream fashion brands and marketed to the decade’s youth.

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70s Clothing Trends You Can Wear Today

October 11th, 2013
70s Clothing Trends You Can Wear Today

One of my favorite fashion decades is the ‘70s because for the first time in fashion history, the American female was purchasing clothing for various activities and occasions in her life, including home, office, formal and casual wear. The opportunities to buy “different” kinds of clothing had expanded — which ultimately led to the expansion of the American female’s closet, too.

The 1970s was a free-spirited time not only of fashion revolution but political, cultural, social and economic change for the American female, too. These changes — while considered normal by today’s standards — had major influential shifts on the styles and the lives of the modern ‘70s woman. After the ‘70s, fashion for woman has continued to be liberal, creative and free.

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