Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

April 5, 2018
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Vintage Charm Bracelets

Vintage charm bracelets are quirky, kitchy fun; there is something innately “charming” about them. First, they  announce their presence by the jingle that happens when the wearer moves her wrist. Second, they invite conversation. To really appreciate a charm bracelet … Continue reading

March 19, 2018
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Fifties Fashion as seen in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Fifties fashion is a an interesting contradiction. On the one hand, it’s a study in wonderful excess: voluptuous curves, wide full skirts, dramatic swing coats. On the other hand, it’s all about control: the need to match everything, wear figure-defining … Continue reading

June 13, 2017
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Retro Fashions On TV

Once, back in college, a friend was taking a class called The History of History. It was one of those mind blowing freshman epiphanies: how we think about the past is influenced by what’s happening in the present, and the … Continue reading

September 8, 2016
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Wear an 80’s Blazer

It was hot and humid here in Florida until two days ago when it dipped down into the 70’s. That’s not exactly crisp autumn weather,  but apparently my customers are optimistically looking forward to cooler days ahead. People are starting to ask  for … Continue reading

June 20, 2016
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Vintage Reruns

There is a school of thought that says, If you were old enough to wear shoulder pads in the eighties, you can never wear them again. People who come up with fashion “dont’s” clearly have too much time on their hands.  Really, … Continue reading

May 30, 2016
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All Vintage, All the Time

Most of my customers wear a splash of vintage with their everyday clothing. They pair it like this: a seventies owl pendant with a tee shirt or a fifties handbag with a modern dress. Then there are Ray and Joanie. They wear … Continue reading

February 26, 2016
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What’s New at Winters Past

I’ve been rearranging and changing things up a bit at the shop, and I’m pretty pleased with how it’s looking. I’m always trying to make displays more interesting and visually appealing but not overwhelming. Here’s a glimpse:

January 13, 2016
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Fashion Basics, French Style

For a complex constellation of reasons, French ladies have that whole  cool girl, classic-meets-quirky style thing down. So in this era of lists, I give you this simplified approach to French style: the Magnificent Seven basics that define one kind of … Continue reading

December 11, 2015
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Winters Past, Moving to Micanopy

Exciting news: Winters Past is moving to Micanopy! We’ll be in our current location through Christmas, then we’re packing up the rhinestones and heading north on 441 to our new location in the former O. Brisky’s bookstore. It’s 116 NE … Continue reading

August 11, 2015
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Dainty Vintage Jewelry

Fashion is like a pendulum. It swings one direction as far as it can go then it heads back the opposite way. The rise on jeans dips lower and lower until…we get high waisted mom jeans. Skirts get shorter and tighter … Continue reading