July 8th, 2012
1960s Fashion and Style Primer
The 1960s was a fashion decade of lightning fast changes as influenced by the era’s various subcultures from hipsters to hippies; beatniks to mods to swingers. An era of sweeping social and political change, the fashion trends were fast-moving and quickly commercialized by designers from “underground” origins to the mainstream.
Some of today’s most popular trends were invented in the ‘60s, including Mary Quaint’s mini skirt, the knee-high boot, First Lady Jackie O’s leopard print coat, bell bottom flared jeans and Yves Saint Laurent’s groundbreaking pant suit and “Le Smoking” tuxedo jacket for women.
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July 2nd, 2012
Knowing how to declutter your possessions comes with the territory of knowing how to thrift store shop. Sometimes you just need to donate, give away or even trash some of your unwanted, unworn or unsalvageable belongings. So to help you know how and when to declutter your finds I’m sharing the seven questions I ask myself when deciding whether to toss or keep a thrifted garment.
June 22nd, 2012
Purchasing cheap vintage clothing is easy and fun when you explore new avenues to discovering it, like shopping in your grandmother’s closet, attending a swap event or buying vintage by-the-pound, from a costume shop, estate sale or flea market. Whether you have expensive tastes or are a thrifter at heart, keep reading after the jump for 10 tips and tricks to finding vintage clothing for less!
June 18th, 2012
Thrift store finds are just about stylish steals. Previous owners can overlook loose change and bills that remain in the nooks, crannies and pockets of the clothing, furniture, luggage and books that they’re donating to a store. Follow these 6 ways to look for money at a thrift store, and you may end up leaving with more money in your pocket than when you first entered!
June 14th, 2012
1980s clothing is probably the least liked of all vintage eras. So to help show how vintage blazers from the 1980s are a girls’ best friend when it comes to looking cute ‘n chic for summer, I asked the duo behind Spicy Candy DC to share four great outfits wearing their favorite designer ‘80s vintage blazers to inspire us all to appreciate this underappreciated decade for its style!