Did You Know? · Fashion · Fashion History · Historical Costuming · Historical Fashion · Vintage

Fashion History, Historical Fashion, Historical Costuming, and Vintage: What’s the Difference?

Since about 2010 or so, it seems there's been a trend of...well, old stuff. TV shows like Mad Men, Downton Abbey, The Crown, and Netflix's Hollywood, or films like Hidden Figures, Belle, Emma (2020), and Sylvie's Love* all have cult-followings and although they rarely break the bank (except, of course, the super hit that is… Continue reading Fashion History, Historical Fashion, Historical Costuming, and Vintage: What’s the Difference?

Clothing · Fashion · Sewing · Vintage

(Vintage!) Capsule Wardrobe Plans | 2021

New Year's resolutions can be a doozy any year but particularly after the flaming hot mess that was 2020, frankly I think we're all flat-out exhausted. However, sometimes we need a project to kick-start our optimism and I've settled on mine. If you've read some of my earlier work, then you know how important slow… Continue reading (Vintage!) Capsule Wardrobe Plans | 2021

Reviews · Sewing · Vintage

Sew With Me! Pattern Review: the Stanwyck Skirt by Charm Patterns

Source: https://charmpatterns.com/shop/stanwyck-skirt/ Let's cut to the chase here: sewing can be intimidating when you're a newbie (okay, or even when you're not). It's so frustrating to follow guides who tell you something is beginner-friendly but they don't understand that you, my friend, have only just learned how to sew in a straight line, like, last… Continue reading Sew With Me! Pattern Review: the Stanwyck Skirt by Charm Patterns

Clothing · Fashion · Reviews · Shopping · Vintage

Brand Spotlight: Secrets in Lace

Let's get right into it! Intros are for wussies. About the brand: Secrets in Lace was founded in 1984 in northern Virginia, USA. The brand offers a wide array of stockings and tights, bullet bras, and shapewear, all inspired by mid-century styles. Claim(s) to fame: Every possible stocking style you can imagine. A variety of… Continue reading Brand Spotlight: Secrets in Lace

Beauty · Lip Products · Makeup · Reviews

Review: Beauty Bakerie “Lip Whip” liquid lipstick

Whether you're a vintage babe or not, we've all found ourselves in a situation where we want the lipstick look without the lipstick smudge. Sounds like Beauty Bakerie heard our cries. And yes, yes- I know these have been out for, like, ever and I'm late to the game buuuuuuuuuut... A lot of you have… Continue reading Review: Beauty Bakerie “Lip Whip” liquid lipstick

Clothing · Fashion · Reviews · Shopping · Vintage

Brand Spotlight: What Katie Did

Oh, lingerie. The very word inspires images of calculated and sophisticated sexuality. These days, lingerie is almost exclusively associated with the bedroom or adult entertainment, but for women of previous decades, lingerie wasn’t only sensual- it was functional. With fewer items of clothing, pieces had to last, and one way to achieve that was by… Continue reading Brand Spotlight: What Katie Did

Beauty · Foundation · Makeup · Powder · Reviews

Review: Cover FX (a few complexion products!)

Complexion products are the unsung champions of the makeup world, if we’re being honest. Their goal is to make you look like you’re wearing nothing at all and when you have the right ones, that’s exactly what they do. They are not as glamorous as eyeshadow or highlighter but people will notice if you skip… Continue reading Review: Cover FX (a few complexion products!)

Did You Know? · Fashion · How-To · modern make do · Shopping · Vintage

How A Less Waste Lifestyle Helps Us All

You know this is a style and beauty blog. I love talking fashion and makeup with you all, chatting about which colors to pair with which, and how to shop quality so you can look timeless and fabulous. But I chose to give this blog a vintage lean for a reason: one of the things… Continue reading How A Less Waste Lifestyle Helps Us All

Clothing · How-To · Shopping · Vintage

How To: Be a Mindful Shopper (Find Your Core Look!)

Even if vintage fashion isn’t your thing, vintage attitudes towards fashion are something we could all use a little more of. Quality over quantity was the order of the day before the 1950s; women knew how to make the most out of a much more limited (by today’s standards) wardrobe whereas now we have closets… Continue reading How To: Be a Mindful Shopper (Find Your Core Look!)