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Everyday Vintage: 2.1.18 – Valentine’s Day Edition

Welcome to Everyday Vintage, my weekly-ish monthly-ish roundup of how I incorporate vintage finds into my everyday life. Note: Today, it’s not just for Everyday, it’s for Valentine’s Day. 

What to wear for Valentine's DayI’ve never met a holiday I didn’t want to dress up for.

I don’t know if it stems from my pre-children teacher days (my favorite part of the The Magic School Bus series was checking out Ms. Frizzle’s thematic outfits) or if it’s something that’s deeply ingrained in me, but I love a good outfit with a slight costume flair.

Christmas red? Yep.

St. Patrick’s Day Green? Of course.

New Year’s sparkle? Why not?!

Halloween? Check, check, and check.

(Side note: Yesterday afternoon, The Girl asked, “Which comes first, Easter or that green holiday?” I told her that St. Patrick’s Day is first.)

So, of course, for Valentine’s Day, I’ll be wearing red or pink – or red AND pink – at some point that day.

Valentine’s Day is also Husband’s birthday, and like all birthdays, we’ll celebrate with dinner and cake and champagne, and we always dress up a little, even if it’s dinner at home.

Last week, I thought it would be fun to play a little dress up to see what I could come up with for Valentine’s Day ideas, mixing up things I already have in my closet – most of them vintage or thirfted. My hope is to encourage you to shop your closet, visit a thrift store, or give vintage a try when you’re looking to create a special outfit.

Let me know in the comments which one is your favorite!

#1 – Black + Pink


I wear this vintage black sweater all the time. I paired it with a vintage pink skirt (“millinnial pink”, as the cool kids say) and some cute velvet heels I found at Goodwill last week.

#2 – Pink + WhiteDSC_0168DSC_0158DSC_0164DSC_0177DSC_0179DSC_0185I’m not even sure what this pink top is. I wear it as a vest, but I’m guessing it’s a top to a vintage two-piece dress. The stitching is incredible, and I love the chunky silver zipper that you find on vintage clothes. I paired it with a vintage blouse and jeans. I thrifted those shoes last week at Goodwill, too. (It was a good shoe day.)

#3 – Pink + RedDSC_0186DSC_0213DSC_0188DSC_0214DSC_0200The only things vintage are the red clutch and the red shoes (I LOVE these shoes – vintage Italian leather, perfect condition, less than $10). The skirt is thrifted, and the sweater is from Old Navy about 12 years ago.

#4 – Sparkles


You know I love vintage sequins. This is a jacket that probably came as a set – wouldn’t you love to know what the rest of the outfit looked like? I love sequins with “scruffy” jeans – I thrifted these and chopped off the hem (look for a post on thrifted denim next week). The gold clutch is vintage.

#5 – Pop of Red


An all black outfit is simple and classic. Red flats add the Valentine’s pop. The faux leather jacket, black turtleneck, and vintage clutch are all thrifted.

#6 – Black Lace


Only the clutch is vintage, but this dress I got in London feels perfect for a Valentine’s Date.

#7 – Black + Red


I saved the least expensive outfit for last! I thrifted this faux fur jacket and vintage slip dress for $1 each! The heels are vintage, and I made the earrings out of vintage beads.

This would have made the perfect New Year’s Eve outfit, but we were driving to Southern California the next day, so we wore our jammies and watched the ball drop live on the East Coast and were all in bed by 9:15. But don’t think it wasn’t a sparkly evening! BG brought out her rotating Princess Palace play tent light, so our NYE looked like this:


OH YEAH! We know how to live it UP!!

Phew, you made it to the end of a very long post. Thanks for sticking around. Leave me a comment to let me know which outfit is your favorite, or which you think I should wear for Valentine’s Day/Husband’s Birthday Dinner, or both – I’d love to hear.

PS – You know what I just realized? I wore the same pair of earrings with 6 out of 7 of these outfits, and they looked great with each one. They are these from my Etsy shop if you’re looking for something that goes with everything.

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Everyday Vintage: 12.21.17

I’m back with another Everyday Vintage, my weekly-ish roundup of how I incorporate vintage finds into my everyday life. 

I haven’t posted vintage finds in a couple of weeks, so there are a bunch of photos today. Enjoy!



Vintage Boots! I found these 70s leather boots last winter at Goodwill. I took them to the shoe shop this fall to get the toe box stretched a bit. As soon as I got them back, the sole split, so they had to go back. I FINALLY got them back after Thanksgiving, and I can’t stop wearing them.



This vintage cotton blouse has pretty front pleats, a mock turtleneck, and buttons all the way up the back.



I wear this black vintage sweater weekly. It’s in such great shape, it’s a great lighter layer, and it goes with everything, but especially this faux leather jacket.


I love wearing an oversized sweater with a silky vintage blouse underneath. Also, monochromatic layers make me feel like a preppie.


Fake Adopted Mom passed this moose print wool coat along to me. It’s from Nordstrom from the 70s or 80s, has HUGE poufy sleeves, and is ridiculously warm. Bring on the snow!


I wore this vintage brown herringbone tweed blazer with a gray turtleneck. When in doubt, light brown/cognac + gray = a combo that always seems to work.


Again with a sweater vest! I found this vintage Evan Picone polka dot and striped vest at a thrift store last week. I added more stripes with a navy + white t-shirt underneath, because, why not?

FYI – I added some fun holiday (read: fancy! sparkles! sequins!) vintage pieces to my Etsy shop last week. Click here to take a peek! (This one is my favorite, and this one would be so fun to wear on New Years Eve!)

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Everyday Vintage 11.29.17 – Sweater Vest Edition

Welcome to Everyday Vintage, my weekly-ish roundup of how I incorporate vintage finds into my everyday life. 

It’s been a busy couple of weeks around here and I haven’t taken many photos, but here are a couple of ways I’ve worn vintage this week – and they both include sweater vests! Mark my words, sweater vests are making a comeback – a great way to add a layer in the fall and winter.


My Thanksgiving outfit: a 70s oatmeal sweater vest paired with a striped longsleeved tee, jeans, and leopard flats


How cute is this with the little front pockets?


Vintage navy collegiate-style sweater vest layered with a long chambray tunic, jeans, and those leopard flats again


Also vintage: this late-80s/early-90s Dooney & Bourke bag. I’m pretty sure I had one like it when I was in middle school. :)


Speaking of sweater vests and things I probably wore in the 80s, I found this beauty – PINK! WITH HEARTS! AND HORSES! It’s going to be listed in my shop this week, along with a collection of vintage pieces that are perfect for the holiday season. You can check in there and like my shop’s Facebook page for updates when new items are listed.