1980s Vintage Polka Dot Romper (Plus Brief Polka Dot History)

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Shocker alert!! The polka dot wasn’t always called the “polka dot,” and the style was actually favored by more racy women than conservative. The polka dot became popular in modern day thanks to figures like Marilyn Monroe wearing a polka bikini, Christian Dior designing his “New Look” of the ’50s with the simple dot, and housewives of the ’60s following with polka dotted outfits worn as the most stylish-of-stylish stay-at-home moms. Today it remains a fashion favorite – and this vintage romper proves why!

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

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

I’ve encountered many vintage lovers who dislike ‘80s clothing trends, shuddering at the thought of stonewash denim, batwing sleeves and shoulder pads. While the clothing styles of 1980s are a far cry from the feminine fashions of the 1950s, 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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Wearing a 1980s Jumpsuit Because “I Can Ask: Is This Eternal, or Is This Transient?”

Monday, August 26th, 2013

In this video I discuss why in moments of fear, frustration, anxiety and angst, we can ask ourselves, “Is this eternal (permanent), or is this transient (temporary)?” This question helps align us back to a place of joy and peace because in asking ourselves, we recognize that the “problem” is most times only temporary and […]

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You Can Win this Bob Mackie Vintage ’80s Dress!

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

I believe that every woman deserves to unleash her daring diva within. Which is why I’m so proud to announce that Sammy Davis Vintage is partnering with Bob Mackie to honor the legacy of his ready-to-wear collection and impact on the history of fashion and ’80s clothing trends. Beginning today through 12:01AM on Thursday, August 15, you can enter the #givemeamackie Instagram video contest to win a vintage Bob Mackie dress!

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4 Ways to Wear ’80s Vintage Blazers (and Show Some Leg!)

Thursday, 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!

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The Trendiest 1980s Dresses I Love

Friday, April 13th, 2012

In my search for the trendiest ’80s dresses I discovered Very Olive’s Vintage, a vintage boutique stocked with a gorgeous vintage collection from the turn of the century through the ’90s. Keep reading after the jump to see the 5 dresses I modeled from Olive’s that speak to wearable trends from the ’80s, and to learn more about the style ethos of this totally awesome era!

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1980s Greek Key Blazer Styled 4 Ways for Spring

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

While the masculine look was a trend for women in the 1980s, not all of the era’s collections were designed for the androgynous girl. Goodwill Huntingg proves that you don’t have to feel like a wide-shouldered football player wearing an ’80s vintage blazer.
Keep reading after the jump to see how she styled her ’80s Greek key design blazer in four unique ways for spring!

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’80s Clothing: Ways to Wear a Fishtail Skirt

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Fish tail skirts show off a lady’s legs without revealing as much as a mini skirt, or potentially overwhelming a petite frame like a to-the-floor maxi style can.

I invited Katherine of La Petite Marmoset to style one from the ’80s into four unique looks.

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