Vintage Travels: NOLA

Last month, I took a trip to New Orleans, Louisiana, to celebrate my friends getting married. It was a great trip and I took advantage of doing a lot of sightseeing to get the feel of the history behind this beautiful city. I went during the French Quarter Festival so there was a lot of…

Vintage Travels: Fort Pulaski

While I attended college in Savannah, I traveled a lot and saw some of the rich, American history. On an overcast day, I went and checked out Fort Pulaski. The historical monument is wonderfully preserved. After we paid at the gate, we went and parked and we chose to just walk the self guided tour….

Vintage Clip-On Earrings: History of Pierced Ears

Going through not only my grandmother’s jewelry but also thrift shop jewelry, I always found it peculiar that there are a significant amount of clip on earrings. So I asked my grandmother and did a bit more research to find out that at one point, pierced ears fell out of trend for a while. It…

The Classic Hollywood Scarf

Jackie O and Marilyn Monroe wore it, and I believe it’s totally relevant for today’s fashion. Yes, it’s the ever so classic, silk scarf.

Vintage Travels: Savannah, Georgia

I attended college in the beautiful Savannah, Georgia. I loved everything about the city. It’s rich in history and delicious food and the locals are delightful. In my two years of living in the south, I took advantage of traveling and learning as much as I possibly could.

The Retro Pant Fit

I hate shopping for pants. Besides the fact that nothing ever really fits, I also find it hard to find a shape I like. I love having a small waste and then my curves accentuated with a straight leg. I find that vintage pants have the best fit for me because they are also a higher…

DIY: Wine Bottle Makeover

   I had this wine bottle that I loved the design with the fleur-de-lis and awesome typography on it. So naturally, I wanted to find something crafty to do with it. I had chalk paint from a previous project and I thought I would create a rustic style vase. Here is how to use chalk…

Book Review: Fifty Dresses

Since I am a lover of the history of fashion, it is only fitting that I find other people’s round up of fashion that changed the world to be quite interesting. The Design Museum‘s Fifty Dresses The Changed the World was a great, quick read and really looked at key pieces over the last century.

Blast From the Past: 1920s

Every year on Governors Island there is The Jazz Age Lawn Party where everyone dresses up in outfits straight out of the 1920s. It’s amazing how dedicated people were to the theme. The food and beverages are awesome and everything is really played to the Jazz Age. The Dreamland Orchestra plays the best music and…

The Weird, Quirky and Awesome

I love all types of vintage and that includes some of the weirdest things possible. To me, they have their own unique story and the person wearing them had to be truly one-of-a-kind person. It interests me to wonder what the person wearing this was like. I found these three featured pieces all over New Jersey…