Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

November 26, 2018
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One Jacket to Rule Them All

Well, it seems that planet earth has managed to make it’s way around the sun once more because here we are, back at The Holiday Season again. No matter your approach to the holidays, there’s always more going on in … Continue reading

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

November 27, 2017
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Wearing Vintage Sequined Jackets with Jeans

A quick game of word association: what’s the first thing you think of when I say “sequins”?   Texas beauty queen? Tammy Faye Bakker? Corporate wife circa 1984? Now let’s reframe the idea of glitter-y clothing.  Sequins will give you … 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

July 2, 2015
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Vintage Laundry

Today, laundry tips and a few thoughts about laundry. I promise this is more interesting than it sounds. My mother, Phyllis, who is 92 years old, is a bookish sort. One of my earliest memories is watching her make coffee … Continue reading

June 29, 2015
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Vintage Rules

OK, for today, a little visual inspiration: And a few more thoughts on modern ways of wearing vintage. Customize  Clothes that fit well are much easier to wear.  Take the time to find a good seamstress, or alter clothes yourself to create … 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