Posts filed in Vintage Dibs and Dabs

Review: Pins for pinups DIY retro brooches ebook (and my Headless Horseman version!)

Awhile back—okay, awhiiiiillllllle back—the lovely Brittany from Va-Voom Vintage kindly sent me a copy of her DIY ebook, Pins for Pin-Ups: DIY Brooches for Retro Girls. I’m a retro girl, I love brooches, I love DIY projects, what’s not to love about it?! I knew the ebook would be great,… read more »

New haircut for a ginger Marilyn-inspired look

Well, I did it! After talking about it on my blog last week, I got my hair cut over the weekend! I was going for a much shorter ‘do, and showed my stylist a lot of photos (including some that I’d included in my last post). She’s familiar with vintage… read more »

Dare or don’t: going for shorter vintage hair

Hello, my friends! It’s been some time since I’ve met up with you here! When I last posted, we were in preparations for our vacation to Wales and Paris (and a milisecond in London, which was a milisecond very well spent!). All of those adventures include fun stories and tales… read more »

My new trick to transforming naturally dark eyebrows to match dyed red hair

Here’s a relatively unusual post from me today! I have a makeup tip. It’s something I found so profoundly changed my perception of an area on my face that was bugging me, that I had to share. So today’s post is an ode to MAC Browset! Not a sponsored review… read more »

A redhead again and LOVING it!

Well my friends, my mom was right. (As moms usually are!) Once you’re a redhead, and you then stop being a redhead, you’ll probably never stop actually thinking about being a redhead again someday. And so someday is today! Ahhhhhh. That feels SO good!!! I had my hair dyed red… read more »

Vintage Shetland blog tour stop (help the project, pre-order the book & more!!)

There are a lot of things I love in this world. Knitting is one of them. Vintage is another. History, yet another. When all of these things come together, it’s magical. Such is the case with Susan Crawford’s latest project and upcoming book. It’s called The Vintage Shetland Project. If… read more »

Plastic fanatic

There are a lot of things I love about vintage and retro styles. It hits all the fashion high notes for me… the clothing, the purses, the shoes, the jewelry, and other accessories. Swoon! When it comes to jewelry, while I love lots of different styles and types of jewelry,… read more »

Blue eyes, black hair, and celebrating yourself

So I mentioned in my last post that I went back to black hair last week. I’m enjoying the much more carefree routine, including using our fancy rain shower head again, woo hoo! Prior to red, I had dark brown hair for awhile, but I’ve had black hair more often… read more »

Reflections on 2014

Happy (almost) New Year, my friends! It’s that time of the year, so I thought I’d do a reflections post. Instead of rounding up everything I’ve made (gag—not this year, I’ve made too much), or try to draw any conclusions or do a lot of soul-searching, I thought I’d instead… read more »

The galaxy dress and a cardigan that almost was not

Some sewing and knitting today for you! You may recall that earlier in the fall, we established that I really love galaxy prints. Well, now I’ve had the opportunity to sew a galaxy print dress! This dress comes as a result of being generously offered to try out fabric by… read more »

The latest member of the redhead club!

For years and years, I’ve wanted to have red hair. Not that you’ve seen it since it was all pre-blog, but I’ve had loads of different hair colors over the years. From shades you might find springing from someone’s head naturally (like black, brown, and blonde) to completely unnatural colors… read more »

So I accidentally bought a vintage sewing machine

A few weeks ago, we went over to our friends Ben and Elisa’s house. As it happened, their neighborhood was having a big yard sale earlier in the day that we couldn’t attend, but some people still were selling when we got to their house in the late afternoon. Now,… read more »

A fabulous antiquing day in St. Louis

Hello, friends! Goodness have I ever been busy. So busy that I can’t even seem to catch up with, well, about anything. We just got back from one road trip and here I am showing you photos from two road trips ago. Albeit, it was only last weekend. Like I… read more »

Uncommonly good anniversary mugs

Today is our third wedding anniversary! And with lucky timing, it actually ties in directly to a review I have to share, that I planned especially for today. Awhile back, I had the pleasure of being contacted by Uncommon Goods. Uncommon Goods is a socially-responsible and environmentally-conscious company featuring handcrafted… read more »

A wood watch and a lighthouse

Awhile back, I had the pleasure of being contacted by JORD watches to see if I’d like to review one of their watches. Wood watches, as a matter of fact. Pretty unique, right? I was definitely intrigued. Honestly though, my first thought was that I’d politely decline, as I had… read more »

Frances and her novelty keys dress

Hello everyone! Today’s guest post is brought to you by the gorgeous Frances, who blogs at Polka Polish. I love her vintage style, and am absolutely tickled that not only did she agree to do a guest post for me, she sewed a dress just for it. WOW. Read on… read more »

F***ed and fabulous: Sara’s take on vintage underdogs

Hello! Today’s guest post comes while we’re off gallivanting around Newgrange today. Awhile back, I saw a comment on another blog (I believe it was Janey’s) from the ever-stylish Sara of Lilies & Remains. She used a term to refer to the dark horses in the vintage clothing world: they… read more »

Marie dishes about the Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge

While I’m in Ireland, I’m very excited to have a few guest posts to share with you this week! Today’s post is from the lovely sewing blogger Marie of A Stitching Odyssey. I adore Marie. She has such a charming and fun style, I always love seeing what she’s sewn… read more »

Nail care mini series: my favorite polishes and a round-up

On the last stop of my mini nail care series, I thought I’d just share with you some of my favorite polish colors and brands that you see on my regularly on my blog and Instagram, as well as colors that have made it into photos this week. Some of… read more »

Nail care mini series: Couture Gel Nail Polish kit review

Today is day five of my mini series on nail care. I’m in Dublin right now, but today you’ll get a very special review to cap off my series this week! I have been using my Sephora Gelshine kit for about two years, but I recently had the immense pleasure… read more »