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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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Metallics At Noon

When I wake up feeling tired and dull, which is most days, I may reach for something metallic in an effort to elevate my mood and brighten my complexion. I’m a big advocate of wearing metallics or sequins during the day for this reason. Why leave such clothing in the back of the closet for date night or special events? I bought this vintage metallic silver dress in Las Vegas

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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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How To Curate A Fabulous Wardrobe That You Will Actually Wear Using The One In, One Out System

I adhere to a strict One In / One Out Rule when it comes to bringing non-consumables into my house as a way of maintaining a grip on the amount of stuff I own. When it comes to my wardrobe, I take this rule one step further and use it to curate a wardrobe that I want to wear and makes getting dressed everyday fun. It also allows me to

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Charlie’s Angels Retrospective

My sisters and I used to play Charlie’s Angels when we were kids. There were three of them, and three of us. These adventures began in our Dad’s basement office where we concocted a possible crime, then set out into the neighborhood to investigate and search for clues. Some of my best childhood memories consist of the endless role-playing games between my sisters and me. We played “office”, “store”, “doctor”

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Santa Barbara Sunshine

I’ve had a couple of opportunities recently to visit Santa Barbara and have come to appreciate its history, small coastal hippy town vibe, and modern offerings such as really great food, drink, shopping, and yes, a lot of sunshine. I feel lucky to have good friends living here now because I know I will return and I look forward to exploring more of Santa Barbara and the outlying areas. I

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Really Groovy Pants

These groovy 1970s pants came from Roz’s Place Vintage in Northampton, MA. I picked them up several years ago for $10. I love that they are homemade and have an elastic waistband making them comfy and casual yet still a statement piece with its blue, green, white and silver pattern. Whoever sewed them did a great job. The cut is perfect. On this chilly day in the Pacific Northwest, I’m

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How To Build A Vintage Wardrobe: Part III Beaded Tops & Trophy Jackets

I’m like a magpie when it comes to sparkly things so it’s no wonder the vintage clothing items taking up a disproportionate amount of space in my closet are glistening beaded and sequined clothes. I’ve been buying these types of vintage wear since the early days and continue to do so. Pretty sequined items are in abundance in vintage shops and thrift stores making beaded tops and this type of

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Road Trippin’: A Guide to Vintage Clothing Stores in the USA (and a few beyond)

Updated May 2019 Aside from eBay, Etsy, and the occasional vintage clothing fair, I source most of my vintage clothing finds from the honey holes I’ve discovered over the years, locally and through my travels. Below is a directory of my favorite vintage clothing and thrift stores that I have shopped in the past, and continue to frequent whenever I find myself in the area.  If you’re a vintage collector, I

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