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Shopping My Vintage Wardrobe for AW19 Fashion Trends: 70s Bourgeois – Argyle – Suits – Quilting

Examples below of how I shopped my own vintage wardrobe for AW19 fashion trends including 70s Bourgeois, Argyle, Suits, and Quilting. Last week I put up a blog post of some vintage outfits that I pulled together inspired by current Autumn/Winter 2019 fashion trends. This week, I went back into my vintage collection and put together some outfits following more AW19 fashion trends such as 70’s Bourgeois: 1970’s middle-class, smart

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Shopping My Vintage Wardrobe for AW19 Fashion Trends: Bad Romance Leather & Lace

Examples below of how I shopped my own vintage wardrobe for AW19 fashion trends including the Bad Romance theme and leather and lace. Proof that all fashion trends come back around, I dug into my own vintage wardrobe to put together some looks inspired by the Autumn/Winter 2019 runway shows. I adore some of the themes this year such as 1970s Bourgeois with all the check patterns and argyle prints.

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Vintage Wardrobe Staple: Navy Blazer From Goodwill

There are staples in any wardrobe that can be easily swapped out with a vintage option. Blazers are such an example. Vintage blazers are known to have interesting lines and tailoring, unique embellishments, and most often made from high-quality natural fabrics. A navy blue blazer is the epitome of a wardrobe staple. Vintage versions are plentiful in thrift stores, vintage stores, and online. I have several navy blue jackets and

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A 1960s Statement Coat And Playing In A Corn Maze

My favorite time of the year means endless opportunities to break out my vintage coats that spent the summer in the deep recesses of the coat closet. This 1960s vintage coat was a Brimfield Flea score from a year ago. The last time I wore it was exactly this time last year when my brother and nephew came to visit and we went to the Castle Hill Farm corn maze.

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How To Build A Vintage Wardrobe: Part VII Denim

In an upcoming post, I’ll discuss identifying and collecting vintage Levi’s specifically but today I’m offering some ideas on incorporating a variety of vintage denim pieces into a wardrobe representing several decades. I’ve been living in my vintage jeans for quite some time now as I haven’t bought a pair of new blue jeans in two years. I bought two pairs of black jeans last Christmas but for blue jeans,

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What I Got At Brimfield Flea & Declutter (One In, One Out Rule)

I look forward to going to Brimfield Flea Market in Massachusetts every year. I went to the show in May but skipped the July show. It was just too hot so I was filled with anticipation getting ready for last weeks show and the final one of the year. I took some photos of some of the marvelous things I saw but didn’t buy. I didn’t buy any housewares or

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How To Build A Vintage Wardrobe: Part VI Special Occasion Dresses

There are many ways to incorporate vintage dresses into a modern-day wardrobe. Vintage day dresses are in abundance in stores and online. A-line, shift, shirtwaist, drop waist, pencil skirt, or swing skirt dresses in cotton, wool, rayon, or polyester fabrics, solids and patterns, the choices from past decades are vast. I don’t wear dresses generally and usually pass over vintage day dresses although I appreciate them. I gravitate heavily toward

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How To Build A Vintage Wardrobe: Part V Shoes & Boots

Shoes and boots can be a simple way to incorporate vintage into one’s everyday wardrobe because they are so easily styled with denim. I don’t have a large collection of vintage shoes but what I do have, I appreciate greatly. Most have been incredible bargains as well and easy on the budget. DRESS SHOES I bought these navy blue Laundry shoes (above) in the 90s while living in Seattle. At

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How To Build A Vintage Wardrobe: Part IV Skirts

I admit I don’t wear skirts very often. I reach for pants most days and live in denim. However, on days when I want to make a bit more of an effort, I will reach for a skirt. Some of my vintage skirts, I have had a very long time and are like old friends. I have also bought a few new ones in the past year. I’m not particularly

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Flower Child

Usually, I can remember where and when I bought every piece of clothing I own but I’m drawing a blank on where I acquired this vintage maxi dress. I’m pretty sure it came from a vintage shop in Denver or Las Vegas. There are three things I really love about this dress and that always come to mind when I reach for it. 1. It’s handmade. Women made their own

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