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20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

November 12, 2018
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Tilt Your Turban to the Back

I’ve been writing the occasional series of blog posts showing how to  wear different styles of vintage hats, like these:  the beret, the pillbox,  the cloche and the fedora. No matter the style, when a modern lady tries on just … Continue reading

September 11, 2018
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Reimagining the Eighties: Subversive Prairie Style

I learn a lot about clothes and style from watching how my customers wear vintage. Recently I’ve noticed an interesting thing: some very stylish, fashion-forward ladies have a fresh, modern take on those iconic  70’s-80’s Victorian peasant frocks. You know … Continue reading

July 27, 2018
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Vintage Mexican Fashion, Frida Style

Frida Kahlo. What are you picturing right now? Braided hair, flower crowns, long embroidered dresses and, of course, the unibrow. Kahlo developed an absolutely unique, artfully created look that erased the line between her art and her personal style. Here … Continue reading

vintage loungewear at Winters Past in Micanopy

May 31, 2018
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Vintage Hostess Wear

Recently I came across this gorgeous garment. It’s a floor length,  in a crisp taffeta fabric, with dramatic collar and cuff detail. It’s got a wonderful late 1940s feel and a bold paid print: It’s kind of a gown, yet … Continue reading

September 1, 2017
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Ladies, Wear a Vintage Men’s Fedora

Today, I give you the next installment in our series on how to wear a vintage hat without feeling like a total dork, and not a moment too soon. Get ready, because we’re taking back the fedora. You know that … Continue reading

April 11, 2017
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Vintage Secretary Blouses

Fashion has reached the point in its current cycle where showing lots of skin has become banal. So now the pendulum is swinging the other way. Covered up is cutting edge. Ladylike is the new sexy. What’s more covered up and … Continue reading

March 4, 2016
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Vintage Florida Fashion

Fashion across the US was once much more regional than it is now. There was a recognizable California look, a midwestern aesthetic and clothing that was specifically southern. Here is a little look at retro fifties Florida style: floral, tropical … Continue reading

June 17, 2015
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Summer Brooches

Brooches, or pins, come in an almost infinite variety.  My go-to way of wearing one is on a jean jacket. The super glittery vintage brooches look especially good on nicely worn denim. But for this time of year, something a little … Continue reading

January 27, 2015
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Vintage Manifesto

Today, a little inspiration from Bethany over at the blog The Glamorous Housewife . Here she speaks to why she wears vintage: I have always been enamored of the 1950s. I mean is there really a more glamorous period of time? … Continue reading

January 26, 2015
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Silver Rings

Silver rings are the single most popular type of jewelry in the shop right now. Among silver rings, the vintage sterling with turquoise is the favorite. I think people feel more comfortable with older turquoise since modern pieces are often … Continue reading