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Photo Fridays: Pin-up Girls Before and After

I feel like you can’t love vintage without loving pin-up girls. The are the style icons for so many girls that love to dress up like they’ve been sucked through a time-warp. That’s why I was so excited to find this post on Pin Up Girls Before and After! I only pulled a few of the photos, there are many more, but they were all great. I mean I knew the models had to come from somewhere, but who knew you could match them up like this. I love how you can see all the set ups and props in the actual photographs and then you can see where the artist had to create the rest of the pin-up girl’s world. I adore them! I also love how in this first photo you can see a hand holding up this girl’s skirt. Too funny. Someone turn me into a pin-up girl please?

Which one is your favorite pin-up girl?

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Vintage Love: Take Me Back in Time

I was honestly in a rut trying to come up with something to post today and I kind of hate admitting that. My thoughts on blogging go like this: You should love what you’re doing and do it because you enjoy it. Therefore, if I’m in a rut or desperately searching for something to write about, I skip a day. Not that anyone notices anyway, but I’d rather let my blog sit empty for a day than force myself to write something I don’t care about. I hope you guys appreciate that too, because, trust me, my writing just gets worst and worst the less I care about a topic.

Well, anyway, sometimes an idea strikes me out of no where and I just have to get it out there. I realized that as an Etsy seller, I don’t talk about the store or my love of vintage as much as I maybe should. So what I did was throw together this treasury of some vintage items I found that make me smile! This one is spring themed because it’s so nice out today all I can think about doing is going on a picnic with that vintage picnic basket I picked up years ago and have only used once. Geez, I really am a hoarder aren’t I? Anyways, treasuries are fun to put together and you can actually shop what’s in them! Enjoy!

Stranger Than Vintage on Etsy


Vintage 50’s Dress XXS-X…

$68.00

Wicker Picnic Basket Large F…

$28.00

r e s e r v e d Vintage Pin…

$50.00

Vintage Pumps Lavender Purpl…

$29.00

Vintage OCEAN Blue Travel Ba…

$23.00

vintage 1960s dress / blue s…

$26.00

Vintage 50’s Hall’s …

$120.00

Vintage 50s Sundress / Gingh…

$28.00

Vintage 80s Sage Green Sprin…

$38.00

Vintage/Pink/Crochet/1960s/I…

$48.00

vintage 1950s dress silk chi…

$310.00

50s Style Red Wing Tip Heels

$24.00

60s Dress / 1960s White Flor…

$58.00

WOW Big Luxury Earrings Vint…

$45.00

Pastel Spring Southwestern F…

$48.00

60s Bag / 1960s Floral Tapes…

$30.00

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Vintage Love: Hawaiian Florals

Chicago weather can be frustrating at best. It’s 80 degrees in February and then 40 degrees in March, how does one adapt? Well I think that Spring is finally here! (I hope.) In the week that it was 80 degrees here, I started dreaming about Summer and the beach and all the fun that comes with that. I love the old 50s and 60s Hawaiian patterns that were so popular for the summertime. Hawaii was such a romanticized place and I guess it still is, but you hardly ever see such happy and colorful ads for it anymore. I love looking at vintage Hawaiian print dresses and thinking “Did people really wear those out in public?” Some of them can be very over the top. Still fun though!

 
 
 
 


What’s your favorite vintage summer style?

P.s. I’m having a sale in my Etsy shop for my lucky blogger and Facebook friends! Enter FRESH at checkout for 20% off your purchase! Lucky you 😉

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Tuesday Trendspotting: Retro Frames

It’s been insanely warm here in Chicago the past week and even though yesterday was the last official day of winter my brain can’t stop jumping to Summer! I am on the hunt for a new pair of sunglasses and I’m loving all these oversized, thick-framed, vintage styles! All these cute vintage style sunglasses I found online would be perfect, but it’s always so hard buying glasses without trying them on first. I guess that’s what return are for huh?

Forever Young

Tom Ford cat eye sunglasses
$432 – dealuxe.ca

Yves Saint Laurent round frame sunglasses
$325 – net-a-porter.com

Butterfly sunglasses
$45 – theoutnet.com

ASOS clear shades
$21 – asos.com

Emilio pucci sunglasses
fashion.1stdibs.com

It’s so weird to go from 40 degree days to 80 degree days. We somehow missed Spring and I’m so excited to pull out my shorts and tanks! Now to find that perfect pair of sunglasses…..

What Spring/Summer essentials are you shopping for?

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