Posts tagged vintage clothing

Fun sunglasses for summer

It’s kind of a rare occurrence that I say yes to a blog collaboration, and it’s been quite some time since I did one that’s not craft-related, too. But recently, GlassesUSA contacted me to see if I wanted to review a pair of their glasses. Here’s the deal: I mostly wear vintage frames,… read more »

Not forgotten: Cath Kidston inspired cardigan

A year and a half ago, I started and completed a cardigan. I never took photos, which is really unlike me with sweaters. It wasn’t because I wasn’t pleased with it, or didn’t wear it, as I was and did (and do). I just never got around to it—until today!… read more »

A new vintage fashion staple with Emmy Design’s señorita top

Recently I had the pleasure of being contacted by Emmy Design, a small Swedish retro clothing company, to work with them on a review of something from their Spring/Summer 2015 collection. They make truly beautiful and quality items that fit in wonderfully into a vintage wardrobe, and I’m thrilled to… read more »

An outfit for doing something and going somewhere

Hello hello! First off, thank you for all the sweet sweet birthday wishes! ♥ ♥ It was a wonderful birthday and a great weekend spent celebrating with friends. Just perfect! I have to say, the longer I go not blogging as regularly, the easier it becomes! It’s been a struggle to… read more »

Sparkling up any ol’ winter day

As I’ve mentioned on occasion, I mostly work from home. This is something that developed slowly over time at my job to where, several years later, we work remotely 99% of the time. The few of us from my department that are actually located in the same city sometimes pop… read more »

Mary Rebecca

The first finished thing you’re getting to see from me in 2015 is the last thing I finished knitting in 2014! (And I apologize that we’ve entered the season where you’re mostly going to see me stand next to this stack of hat boxes in the guest bedroom trying to… read more »

More vintage, more embellishment, and a confession

Happy New Year! In my wrap-up of sewing and knitting in 2014, I mentioned that I had a few ideas floating around in my head for this year. And while wanting to keep it very low-key, two things keep surfacing in my brain: more vintage, more embellishment. So here I… read more »

Thanksgiving weekend and holiday cards

Hello friends! I meant to do this post a couple of weeks ago, but here we are, closer to Christmas than Thanksgiving. And so it goes this over the holidays, sometimes! 😉 I just wanted to share a few photos from our long weekend over Thanksgiving. As it happens, we… read more »

An outfit post that mostly was not

Last week we went out to dinner with our friend Jen, who was in town before heading back to Wales. (Emma had gone back a few days earlier…. you may recall me mentioning Jen and Emma both meeting us in Dublin.) I asked if Mel would take some outfit photos… 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 »

Shades of orange, turquoise and a new watch

On Sunday, we attended a lovely brunch for Mel’s uncle’s 75th birthday. It was held in a gorgeous historic building… and of course we took no photos. In my defense, we got a ride and I didn’t want to hold up my sister-in-law’s family while we stood there taking photos.… read more »

1950s wedding guest attire

Saturday, I had the immense pleasure of attending my cousin’s wedding in Santa Fe. We flew out for a long weekend and got to see lots of family (lots!), hang out with my dad, his wife and their two cute dogs, eat a ton of fantastic New Mexican food and… read more »

Guest post: Chronically Vintage’s Jessica on the history of purple

Happy Friday! I’ve got a great guest post for you today. If you follow the lovely Jessica of Chronically Vintage, you know she is a passionate writer and vintage aficionado. Lately, I’ve been occasionally finding myself drawn to a color outside of my comfort zone: purple. I’ve had a little… read more »

Gingham, lace & denim: one foot in summer, one in fall

One thing that I don’t think I do enough around these parts is outfit posts. Would you agree? Would you like to see more? A few weeks ago we had a nice cool spell, which actually made it feel like fall was on its way. And so I started ditching… read more »

An autumnal outfit

One thing I have been downright terrible about this year is outfit posts. I really need to be better, in part because it gives me an excuse to wear something on days I don’t otherwise have a reason to force me out of casual jeans and a sweater. So here… read more »

Carry on

If you’ve been a regular to my blog for some time, you may have noticed I’ve done very little outfit-related posts this year. I admit it, I’ve had some style ennui. Seeing as this blog revolves around style in a lot of ways (though I’ve never considered myself a “fashion… read more »

Coral on my mind {and my lips}

Hello everyone! I’ve been obsessed with the color coral for quite some time. I think since last spring! I got a gift certificate to Sephora for my birthday, and I decided to splurge on a lipstick I’d been wanting to try for awhile. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté in Rose… read more »

Packing, in textures

I walked around yesterday and took some photos of things I would be packing up sooner or later for the move. Some so soon they’ve already been packed, only a day later! Boots for moderate winter weather… Hand knit sweaters… Unceremoniously stored stockings… Blouses…lots of blouses… Garter belts… Pretty underthings…… read more »

Vintage finds, AKA the only shopping I’ve done in months

Last weekend was the Chicagoland Vintage Clothing, Jewelry and Textile Show, an overwhelmingly large show about an hour away from Chicago in Elgin. Last year I had a great haul. This year I was a bit more restrained, even though this show, more than any others, often has the largest… read more »

Saturday evening outfit & haircut

We’re off to my mom’s tomorrow. So before we jet, I thought I’d post a quick outfit, mostly to show you all that I got a haircut last weekend! I’d been debating about chopping another few inches off for awhile, and went for it. Now you’ll never see me wearing… read more »