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Favorite Thifted Vintage Decor Part 1

Decorating with quasi-one of a kind vintage finds gives my space the sense of creative individuality that I strive for when decorating. Not only do I enjoy the experience and process of hunting for decorative treasures, but when I get something at a bargain price to boot, I’m over the moon. These are some of my favorite thrift stores and yard sale finds. Thrift stores and yard sales (and sometimes

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A New Orleans Vintage Gem

New Orleans has long been one of my favorite cities and I seize any opportunity to visit. Over the years, I’ve developed a kind of routine of favorite spots that I hit each time I blow into town. Bambi Deville Vintage is always on the list. Located on the 2nd floor of a house in the French Quarter, it’s easy to find. The storefront doesn’t give an accurate impression of

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Vintage Blue

After years of wearing skinny jeans, low rise jeans, and mid-rise jeans, it feels great to get back into a pair of old-school denim jeans. I found these vintage Lee jeans last year at Brimfield Flea. I love the quality of the thick, heavy cotton denim, and the comfort of the high waist and full leg. I love my skinny jeans yet whenever I slip on this pair, I’m reminded

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Knots Landing Vibes

I loved the 80’s TV show Knots Landing.  Donna Mills was stunningly beautiful and wicked.  I watched it during an impressionable age and was captivated by the over-the-top 80’s fashion.  The bright colors, shoulder pads, and poofy sleeves they wore were intrinsic to their characters and you couldn’t wait to tune in each week just to see what they were wearing.  And, the makeup!  So.much.makeup but it was the 80’s.

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End of Autumn & My First Levi’s Jean Jacket

While going through my camera roll, I’m feeling reminiscent about a trip I took in the final days of fall with my family to Boston and Salem.  The air was clear and crisp, and the leaves were orange and bright as always in New England.   The day trip called for layers and provided the perfect opportunity to wear this vintage Levi’s jean jacket I picked up in Brooklyn at

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Fine Points: Vintage Christmas Decor

The Christmas decorations are up!  It’s no surprise that truly vintage or vintage-inspired Christmas decorations would be my favorite.  Below are some of my best vintage finds from over the years that still excite me every year as I unpack my Christmas boxes.  Inspiration can be found in the smallest details. What kind of personal touches do you like to bring to decorating your space for the season and festivities?

Coat Of Many Colors

Last month I bought this vintage sequined jacket from Liz at THE GOODS vintage clothing (IG:busyladybaca).  She has a beautiful collection and this is the second vintage jacket that I’ve purchased from her.   I wear all black on most days and there isn’t much in the way of bright clothing in my closet but I was drawn to this coat in all its blazing intensity.  I think it’s fantastic.  I’ve

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Golden Leaves & Black Velvet

I recently visited Gillette Castle with my family.  Built in 1914 by American actor, William Gillette, the castle and estate is now a state park with amazing views of the Connecticut River and magical ponds and forests that make up the grounds.  We had a lot of fun exploring the place and taking photos of each other.  This vintage, black velvet sequined jacket is a favorite find of mine.  A few

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Fall. Finally!

Summer is over and I couldn’t be happier.  Jacket weather is here for the next eight months.  There are a lot of new khaki coats and army style jackets in the shops these days although it’s a long-time classic look that never goes out of style.  I recommend that you skip the mall, pass on all of the newly released versions and go for the real deal.  Government-issued military jackets can

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Fine Points

If you’re like me, it’s all in the details when it comes to styling elements.  Whether you’re drawn to contemporary home decor and clothing, vintage, or some combination of the two, it’s often the details that draw you in.  It could be the color, lines, craftsmanship, originality, other aspects of the items that you choose to decorate your home or wear on your body that makes something special and cherishable.

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