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20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

February 4, 2019
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Vintage Fur Collars

The vocabulary of weather can be so poetic. One of my personal favorites is the Cone of Uncertainty. It’s always used on hurricane maps but, really, what aspect of the future doesn’t it apply to? My current favorite weather term … Continue reading

January 28, 2019
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Eighties Ladies

Right now, I’m loving 1980s sweaters. You know them, they’re the ones with extravagant detail and slightly skewed proportions. An 80s pullover is a very fun thing to wear on a grey and chilly day. First up, let’s take a … Continue reading

December 21, 2018
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Making a Case for Vintage in the Workplace

Picture the most straight laced, traditional careers you can imagine. Think of accountants, bankers and lawyers. Can women in these professions wear vintage at work?  I say yes! Let’s look at how one working woman wears vintage on the job. … 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

April 29, 2018
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The Golden Age of Vintage Costume Jewelry

Did you ever think about the art forms that are uniquely American, like jazz music, baseball, tap dancing and comics? From where I sit, the costume jewelry made in the US from the 1930s to the early 1960s falls into that … 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

December 9, 2016
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Vintage Pearls, Modern Style

Do you remember when Sharon Stone wore a white men’s button down Gap  shirt with a long evening skirt to the Oscars? If this doesn’t ring a bell, go ahead and Google it. OK, didn’t that look fresh and new? The … Continue reading

July 1, 2016
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Vintage Pins on a Denim Jacket

Customers love the many vintage brooches I have in the shop, but sometimes they want to know how to wear them. Here’s a simple, cool thing to do with these pretty pins: put them on a jean jacket. Easy! It helps … 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