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In Which I Change My Spots

One of the vintage items that was on my wishlist for quite some time was a two-piece sweater and skirt set. Sometimes in the winter you just want to wear a full-body sweater, and look good doing it. It took me quite a while to find something in both my size and my budget—my large…

Rhinebeck 2018

There comes a time in the fall when a knitter’s mind turns to thoughts of Rhinebeck.  The New York Sheep & Wool Festival is one of those fiber-crafts events that I had read about for almost as long as I’ve been knitting, but never thought I’d attend since it was on the other side of the…

Sequins, Novelty Print, and a Cape, oh my!

Sometimes, you need a fancy dress.  Sometimes you need that dress to be fancy enough to go out for dinner and a show but not quite so fancy that you can’t wear it all day. Sometimes, you accidentally purchase just such a dress because you underestimated its fanciness from the listing photos. 1940sfallfancy dudslifenovelty prints

A Shoe Review: Alice

As promised another outfit with shoe review today.  These are my second purchase from the Royal Vintage Shoes fall collection, the Alice cutout oxfords in Nutmeg. I was on the fence about ordering these, because suede is a little harder to maintain than smooth leather and I don’t wear brown a ton, but I had…

A Shoe Review: Greta in Green

Continuing with last week’s theme of writing about shoes, but in a slightly more timely manner, I’ve got another shoe review for you all today! Royal Vintage Shoes‘ fall “Spice It Up!” collection has just arrived, and since I had pre-ordered my top picks, a big box-o-shoes arrived on my doorstep a little over a…

Staying Casual in Saddle Shoes

It’s a good thing I’m a vintage fashion blogger, because staying on top of writing about the latest trends and releases is not my forte. Unfortunately (or fortunately), even in the vintage world there are new things, especially from reproduction brands, and although I always make sure to buy the things I want as soon…

I Quit

Those of you who have been following along here for a while may know that one of the many (metaphorical) hats I wear is “professional musician”. Since college, I’ve held an assortment of part-time jobs as a paid church choir member. The choirs have varied in size and skill level, but for almost 10 years…

Letters and Feathers

I’ve been putting off sharing photos from last summer and fall all winter — I’m not sure why, it’s not like any of you are reading a vintage fashion blog to discover hot new trends for Spring/Summer 2018 or so you can go out and buy whatever dress I’m reviewing on the blog. All my…

Where I′ve Been

It has been awfully quiet around here. I know. There are lots of reasons for this. The weather is too hot, the weather is too rainy, I’m tired, I don’t know what to write (probably a topic for a post itself, heh)… but most recently, the reason I haven’t been blogging, or in fact doing…

Confection in Pink

I swear I don’t know where the time has gone this year. I think “Oh, surely I just posted a few days ago, I’ll have another post up soon”, and then the month is only over and I’ve only posted once. Quite the mystery. Anyway, continuing to work through the photo backlog not entirely in…