Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

November 5, 2018
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Vintage Haul

I was very busy last week and I have lots of new-to-me vintage finds to share with y’all! First I thought I’d show a photo of what the back of my car looked like before I unloaded everything : Yeesh, … Continue reading

October 22, 2018
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Mini Midi Maxi: They came, they saw, they did not buy

To paraphrase Freud, sometimes a skirt is just a skirt. Other times, a skirt is way more than a simple garment. Take the midi skirt and how it became a turning point in American consumer culture. First, a little background. … 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

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

December 30, 2015
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Moving Day!

Well, mostly everything found it’s way into a box, the boxes got loaded on the truck and hauled into the new shop. Of course, with every move there always seems to be that dreaded last 10% of stuff that gets … Continue reading

May 7, 2015
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Vintage Sizes

Here is a question I am asked quite often: How can you tell what your “vintage size” is? OK, deep breath, here goes: The size of a vintage garment pre-1980s is roughly 6 dress sizes larger than the same dress in … Continue reading

May 6, 2015
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Watch This

Rock bands of the seventies sure wrote a lot of songs about time. The bard  Steve Miller comments: Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ Into the future Pink Floyd depressingly ruminates: Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day … Continue reading

May 4, 2015
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Hair Styles by Era

As I’m thinking about vintage clothing, it’s interesting to picture the hairstyles that were worn with them in each decade. Here are some of the iconic hairstyles of the 20th century that have names, listed in roughly chronological order: The Bob: Finger Waves: … Continue reading

May 1, 2015
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Wearing Vintage, Looking Modern

I really like the photos I’m seeing of vintage items looking very current, like these: This image from the website Kendi Everyday shows a vintage shirtdress (probably shortened), worn belted:

April 30, 2015
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Vintage Prom Dresses

Does the phrase “vintage prom dress” make you think of Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink? Or maybe these cute Tavi Gevenson/ Rookie   girls: Good images, these, but here’s another option: wearing vintage in a very modern way. I like the look … Continue reading