’80s Clothing Trends You Love to Remember (or Wear!)

October 10th, 2013

1980s clothing trends

You either love it or hate it, which is why ’80s clothing trends are probably the most controversial of all the eras.

First, many vintage sellers argue that the ’80s isn’t even “vintage” — because we are still only two decades away from its time, the era is best qualified as “retro” or “nostalgic” and the style value less.

Second, I’ve encountered many vintage lovers who strongly dislike the era, shuddering at the thought of ’80s clothing trends like stonewash denim, batwing sleeves and shoulder pads.

While the clothing styles of 1980s are a far cry from the feminine fashion of the 1950s and may not make your vintage lovers’ heart go pitter patter with delight, I believe that the ’80s is worth honoring because its trends were so avant garde in style, design and wear by the modern woman of her day.

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<< CHECK ‘EM OUT! The best 1980s vintage clothing trends you love to remember, wear and (perhaps) chuckle at 

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10 Memorable ’90s Fashion Trends Shopped from a Thrift Store

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10 Memorable ’90s Fashion Trends Shopped from a Thrift Store

1990s fashion has a style all its own that will soon have its place in the canon of fashion history. Since I was a ‘90s child and can remember the trends firsthand, I decided to thrift my favorite ’90s styles for a trip down memory lane at my hometown Salvation Army store. Keep reading after the jump to see the ‘90s fashion trends I thrifted!

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In today’s video I discuss why ultimately, we receive the love that we believe we deserve. When we believe that we deserve GOOD love, then we become open to seeing opportunities FOR good love to enter our lives. What we find is what we look for and in knowing this amazing ability to attract what it is we want in our lives, it’s up to us to calibrate on the energy we wish to have. This affirmation was inspired by my recent “blind date with destiny” as orchestrated by the fabulous and legendary E. Jean Carroll of Elle Magazine!

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Download Now! Customer Survey Results, “Your Experiences Buying Vintage Online”

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Last July I released the survey, “Your Experiences Shopping for Vintage Online” to connect with the online vintage customer community and learn more about their thoughts, opinions and concerns behind shopping for vintage online. I gathered this information to give vintage sellers so that – based on their own analysis of results – make changes to their online shops and selling strategy to better serve #vintagelovers everywhere.

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My (Blind) Date with Destiny: Matchmaking by Elle Magazine’s E. Jean Carroll

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My (Blind) Date with Destiny: Matchmaking by Elle Magazine’s E. Jean Carroll

Since April 2012, I’ve been “open” to the romantic possibilities the universe wishes for me. I believe that there is a higher power at work in all of our lives, and that the best thing we can do is stay in a place of joy which welcomes any and all opportunities which cross our paths. Which is why, when HowAboutWe and Elle Magazine contacted me to experience the matchmaking services of famed dating columnist E. Jean Carroll, I said “yes!” without hesitation and full knowing that this was another step on my journey to inevitably meet “the one.”

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My Breakdowns Are My Breakthroughs: Lipstick Affirmations Day #18

September 19th, 2013
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In today’s video I discuss why our breakdowns are a GOOD thing because they lead to breakthroughs. Without the pain we can’t have the change. May we see the “bad” times as the darkness right before the dawn. PLEASE SHARE your #powerwithin in the comments – taking requests for future videos on how to recognize the […]

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I’m Not Supposed to Know Everything Now: Lipstick Affirmations Day 17

September 13th, 2013
I’m Not Supposed to Know Everything Now: Lipstick Affirmations Day 17

In today’s video I discuss why we’re not SUPPOSED to know everything now. We may put pressure on ourselves to “know everything,” but there’s a very important reason we don’t that actually helps us become the people we wish to be … one perfect day of #powerwithin at a time. PLEASE SHARE your #powerwithin in the comments – taking requests for future videos on how to recognize the strength that you were born to be, because your life is a miracle. Today’s Lipstick Affirmations video was inspired by today’s affirmation, “I’m Not Supposed to Know Everything Now” here.

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I Don’t Let the Fact That I Can’t Be Perfect Stop Me from Doing My Best – Lipstick Affirmations Day 16

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In today’s video I discuss why we shouldn’t “let the fact that we can’t be perfect stop us from doing our best.” May we THROW AWAY the “perfection paralysis” disease! This is a line from “I’m Innocent,” by Murs. You can check out his music on his site here. Today’s Lipstick Affirmations video was inspired […]

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