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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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Retro Summer Favorites

Retro Summer Favorites

Here are a few of our summer outfit favs, most of which were thrifted or refashioned! Click on the photo’s caption to see the whole project. Thrifted style + summer sun = favorite outfits! Fashion Challenge: Peasant Skirt Ice Dye: Apartment Edition “Refashioned” Button-Up Shirt […]

Vintage a la Thrift Store: 1960’s

Vintage a la Thrift Store: 1960’s

A huge advantage AND disadvantage to thrift store shopping is the fact that you never know what you will find! Sometimes you find exactly what you are looking for and other times no such luck… Of course, there are the days when you find something […]

Vintage a la Thrift Store: 1930’s Holiday Edition

Vintage a la Thrift Store: 1930’s Holiday Edition

Fashions from the 1930’s are a challenge. For a long time, I assumed that most people dressed in hand-me-downs, like the orphans in the Annie musical. Turns out I was totally wrong. Times were tight, but there were some fabulous fashion statements made in the […]