Thursday, June 7, 2012

Outfit Post: In with the Old, In with the New

I wish that all of the amazing vintage pieces in our inventory fit me well. And I wish they were in great condition. And I wish some of them didn't smell like my actual great great grandmother (not that I ever smelled her, but you know what I mean).  All of this to say:  I love vintage.  But it is not always ideal.

Because pretty much every woman in the fifties had a 23 inch waist, I swear! And because it's sobering to see how sizes have changed since then (Sure, Marilyn Monroe was a size 14, but that's only a size 6 or 8 in today's sizes).

And because sometimes, it's nice to buy new things that fit well, that are just the right colors to fit something else in your wardrobe, that haven't been worn by somebody else. That don't have any kind of smell at all...

So we're starting a new feature on the blog, called "Modern Vintage," where we share our favorite current pieces in modern-day shops that have been inspired by decades past.  We're excited to get to look at pretty things and to be able to share a little bit of the history and details of fashions of the past that we have picked up along the way on our vintage journey.  In honor of this new little venture, I'm sharing a completely modern outfit (gasp!) post with very vintage sensibilities. I even did some pattern mixing! Am I a real fashion blogger now??? ;)

Outfit details: tank (underneath)- Gap (thrifted), polka dot sweater-H&M, patterned skirt-Old Navy, peeptoe heels-Michael Kors (thrifted), clutch-vintage

I also couldn't resist sharing Aurora, in her little horse print dress with her moccasin booties, clutching tight to Teddy, her security blanket.  She was desperate to take some pictures with mama, but did not want to put the bear down.  Also, a little humble brag photo of our awesome hydrangeas.  I am always so sad when they are done.
So stay tuned tomorrow for our first installment of Modern Vintage! We think you'll like it.




  1. That outfit is perfect! I love how those patterns work together and the red lip really looks fabulous. :)

  2. Thank you SO much! I think it is going to be way too hot to wear this cardigan again for a while (it's my favorite!)...but the red lips are timeless, right? ;)

    We need to catch up soon...and I need to get better at leaving blog comments! I read, but I am so bad at commenting. xo



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