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Retro Beach Attire

Retro Beach Attire

During my 10 Decades in 10 Days Fashion Challenge, I experienced first hand what people may have worn during summers in the past. As I had two beach trips planned during the ten day period, I had to come up with beach-appropriate-but-still-vintage-inspired outfits! Needless to […]

Fashion Challenge: 10 Decades in 10 Days

Fashion Challenge: 10 Decades in 10 Days

As the title indicates, I gave myself an extended fashion challenge. For ten days, I would wear outfits inspired by the decades between 1910 and 2000. Realistically, I couldn’t aim for historical accuracy, as most of my “historical” clothing is homemade or thrifted. I also […]

Bahama Mama

Bahama Mama

Vacation is a state of mind, right? In that spirit, I’m busting out my favorite vintage mumus in all their bright, summery glory! I will be taking a little vacation time to visit family and friends, and hopefully allow a summer breeze to waft through […]

Retro 4th of July

Retro 4th of July

Sometimes projects take you by surprise. I had another post originally planned for this week, with an outfit and photoshoot in the works. But then I spotted star printed fabric and a sailor collar on the Goodwill rack. I COULDN’T LEAVE IT THERE! A Providential […]

Modern Supplies, Retro Results: Vintage Fruit Jewelry

Modern Supplies, Retro Results: Vintage Fruit Jewelry

I love vintage costume jewelry! It’s fun; it’s blingy; and it’s often kinda wacky! One of my favorite styles to look for is novelty fruit jewelry! Although *adorable* vintage styles are easy to find online, they can be pricey! I challenged myself to make my […]

Don’t Rain on My Photo Shoot

Don’t Rain on My Photo Shoot

After the wettest “spring” in living memory, a theme has developed in my wardrobe- umbrellas! What can you do when you have a photo shoot planned and rain is forecasted AGAIN? Change your outfit, modify your travel plans, and bust out a retro umbrella, of […]

Mother’s Day Tribute: Grandma Style

Mother’s Day Tribute: Grandma Style

As our final Mother’s Day tribute, this week’s post asks the question, “What is grandma style?” Well, if you are lucky enough to have a fashion-conscious grandma who kept lots of fabulous pieces from the 1950’s, grandma style is pretty awesome! Lindee and I seized […]

Mother’s Day Tribute: Mom’s Gunne Sax Dresses

Mother’s Day Tribute: Mom’s Gunne Sax Dresses

This week’s Mother’s Day post honors none other than our Mom! Thank goodness she saved her awesome Gunne Sax Dresses from the 1970’s! This brand proudly took the prairie/medieval/hippy trends of the day to a whole new level! Since the dresses fit Lindee perfectly, she […]

Mother’s Day Tribute: Let’s Go for a Walk!

Mother’s Day Tribute: Let’s Go for a Walk!

In preparation for Mother’s Day, we are writing posts in honor of some fabulous ladies in our family! Today’s post takes us to one of our favorite wildlife preserves and honors true outdoor enthusiasts- our grandma or “Amah” and our Great Grandmother Mary! Amah took […]

Vintage Hat Patterns: 1920’s

Vintage Hat Patterns: 1920’s

Although the last to be featured in our series, hat patterns from the 1920’s were the first to spark my millinery curiosity! A quick search of Pinterest revealed many free patterns with accompanying dimensions and sketches of hat styles. The projects appeared to be quite […]