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Category: Thrift Store Style

Retro Red, White, and Blue!

Retro Red, White, and Blue!

Happy almost 4th of July! Although this year’s celebration will be different from usual, that doesn’t mean I can’t dress up for it! 😉 Accordingly, I went through my closet to find accessories and vintagey clothing to fit the red, white, and blue theme! The […]

First Time Back… THRIFTING!

First Time Back… THRIFTING!

They day finally arrived! The thrift stores in my area have reopened!!! Aaaahhhhhh! As a dedicated thrifter, I have been looking forward to this day for months! (I also had a large bag of donatables from my pandemic closet cleaning efforts! lol!) I donned my […]

1980’s Meets 1940’s: “Vintage” Style on a Budget

1980’s Meets 1940’s: “Vintage” Style on a Budget

It is time to address two very important and seemingly incongruous topics: vintage style on a budget AND dresses from the 1980’s. Though these subjects conjure very different mental images, I have discovered a link between the two! Let’s examine the first topic- dressing vintage […]

Summer Upcycle (From my closet!)

Summer Upcycle (From my closet!)

Sometimes you just want new clothes. Maybe it’s because of a change in season, a change in size, a change in taste, or I don’t know… maybe you just want a flippin’ change?! Clothes can provide creative inspiration and a sense of new-ness. Right now, […]

Thrifted Skirts for Early Spring

Thrifted Skirts for Early Spring

Nothing like a fashion challenge to help you out of a transitional-weather-fashion-rut! A while back, I challenged myself to wear thrifted skirts from the 90s and early 2000s for a week! These skirts are widely available at thrift stores, and but are often overlooked. Although […]

Fashion Challenge: Vintage Coat

Fashion Challenge: Vintage Coat

This winter/spring, I have been “digging deep” into my closet and into my own creative dependence on new inspiration. In an attempt to investigate/use/celebrate clothing from my closet, I found lots of material for seasonal fashion challenges. For these challenges, I will use thrifted items […]

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 […]

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 […]

Holiday Vintage

Holiday Vintage

Holiday celebrations are a great excuse to style vintage and vintage-inspired outfits! You can go as relaxed or dressy as you want and still show your retro holiday flair! Here’s a little vintage outfit inspiration, just in time for Christmas, New Years, and everything in […]

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 […]