Fall is HERE!!

A simple and chic way to have a vintage feel for fall

A simple and chic way to have a vintage feel for fall

Burlap and Shimmer Ribboned Wreath

With the rains…somehow it seems that in a matter of a couple of days the leaves have started to change. ┬áSo it was time to pull out the decorations. The only problem was that my wreath was so faded you could barely see it. So, I came to the realization that I had to get a new wreath. I wanted one that reflected the feel and aesthetic of my home…it had to feel vintage. After looking all over and not finding what I wanted, I decided to make my own.

It’s very simple…so I had to make it super-sized so that it makes a statement. So there you have it…my new fall wreath.

 

Hello There…I’m BACK!!

Oh My, Oh My…where do I start? It’s been a looonnnng hiatus from my blog and I missed it terribly. ┬áLife seriously got in the way…but I am happy to say that I am definitely now able to make a better contribution to my vintage blog.

For all my friends and bloggers who were following me…thank you for being so patient.

So today, there is no particular post, but a big thank you for your patience.

Love,

Peace and Vintage.

Favorite Vintage Gown – Wearable ART

Gorgeous Printed Silk

Gorgeous Printed Silk

After watching the Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet last night, I decided to look at all my vintage gowns. I don’t get to wear them very often…so I figured, why not feature my favorites.

This is one of my favorite vintage finds. I love this 60s dress. The bodice fits like a glove and the graphic and beautiful art on the skirt is even better in person.

In this picture the waist is accentuated by a beautiful sapphire brooch. I think for this year I’ll update it with a thin metal band or belt.

Vintage Gowns – Polka Dots

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Sheer Polka Dots

Continuing my appreciation of beautiful vintage gowns…this polka dot number in a sheer fabric is fantastic!! I love the play of small and large dots with the pleated neckline and hems.

The feature I love the most is the color. I love that the dress is brown with white spots instead of the expected black and white.

 

Does Vintage Fur Earn A Pass?

On Christmas Day in Dallas, we had snow and the temperatures went below freezing. The following days had temperatures in the 20s and 30s. In Dallas, that means its time to pull out the fur coat…even if you will have a few hours of the year to wear it.

There were fur coats everywhere…and in a time where animal rights groups advocate banning fur, I couldn’t help wondering…what about the coats that were made decades ago? Do we give those furs a pass??

Vintage stores are filled with fur coats (real and faux), in all colors and shapes…and the prices are incredible!! I own quite a few of both!! I understand the thought pattern behind wanting to ban further creation of coats, particularly minks, but I don’t see the rationale of ignoring beautiful coats that were made over 30 years ago.

What do you think?

Wearing Vintage

THE EYES HAVE IT!!

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My philosophy is that if you have to wear glasses, they should reflect your style. I just happened to fall in love with a vintage leather glasses pouch and lo and behold…these awesome glasses were inside.

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I paid the whopping sum of $15 for both and had my optometrist place my lens in the frame. I love wearing these frames on days when I want to be laid back…and I think they pass the “cool” factor since my 15 year-old approves. (However, he would disapprove my use of the word “cool.”).