Vintage Style

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

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
U-G-L-Y: Ugly Holiday Christmas Sweaters with S-T-Y-L-E

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).

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

Monday, December 9th, 2013
What Inspires Me: It’s Time to #getinspired on Instagram!

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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How to Have a Vintage Holiday in 3 Simple Steps

Sunday, December 1st, 2013
How to Have a Vintage Holiday in 3 Simple Steps

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

Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Vintage I’m Lusting for Fall

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

Tuesday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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