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Valentine’s Vintage- 1940s

Valentine’s Vintage- 1940s

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to bring out your retro finery! Real vintage, modern re-makes, thrift store scores, and homemade accessories are all present in this outfit! Believe it or not, my earrings and purse are the only true vintage items! This dress is […]

Cozy Crafts with Felted Sweaters

Cozy Crafts with Felted Sweaters

Today’s post is the second in our series of “cozy crafts,” projects perfect for winter afternoons! This time, we are using felted sweaters as our main ingredient. What are felted sweaters you ask? Imagine that you accidentally washed and dried your favorite wool sweater on […]

Little Women Tribute

Little Women Tribute

Inspiration for today’s post comes from the recent film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women! As soon as I heard about the upcoming movie, I mentally began planning a costume tribute! A good deal of my Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks were required for these […]

Have you heard? It’s almost the 20s!

Have you heard? It’s almost the 20s!

I couldn’t be more excited about the fashion implications of our new decade! I’m already digging out my cloche hats and planning 1920s-inspired outfits! What better way to ring in the new year but with some flapper flair? Start with a vintage coat (this one […]

Nifty Gifties- DIY Jewelry

Nifty Gifties- DIY Jewelry

Ladies, it’s time to DIY some holiday bling! We’ve rounded up our favorite fun, straightforward jewelry projects that are perfect for make-ahead gifts! Each project is completely customizable, so you can craft personalized gifts for all those snazzy ladies in your life (including you)! Click […]

Plaidvember Plaid Earrings

Plaidvember Plaid Earrings

Plaid shirts? Check. Plaid skirts? Check. Plaid scarves? Check, check. Plaid jewelry? Uh… well… How do you take that adorable plaid fabric and turn it into some bling? Enter the fabric-covered button kit- a set of tools both harder and easier to use than expected! […]

Sewing Journey: Renaissance Costume

Sewing Journey: Renaissance Costume

Sewing… It’s a journey. You never know what you’ll be inspired to make next! You probably remember my first foray into a “very easy” Vogue pattern this summer. Several days and two dresses later, I had a wearable fit-and-flare dress that you can see in […]

Costume Time: 1950’s-1960’s

Costume Time: 1950’s-1960’s

Bring on the bright dresses and loads of accessories! This week’s costume inspiration is coming straight from the 1950’s and 60’s! We included some of our favorite vintage and thrifted outfits as well as plenty of DIY accessories! Fun looks for costumes, dress up, and […]

Apple Time!

Apple Time!

It’s apple season, and we’re just rolling in apples around here! Time for some apple crafts, starting with a suitable pair of earrings! I found some apple-shaped buttons and removed the button hole on the back using wire cutters. I glued on the backings and […]

1940’s Headscarf DIY

1940’s Headscarf DIY

Headscarves are a recent discovery of mine, as I love creating 1940’s looks, but have hair that is inappropriately short for the decade! (I also love snoods. Check out my diy here!) I failed, however, in my attempts to scarf my head until I discovered […]