Tuesday, September 27, 2011


OH BLOGGER, You've Failed me again!!!!

I had a whole month of posts set to  publish, so I wouldn't have to log in while I've been out of town.... I logged in today only to see that NONE posted for several weeks!!!!  FAIL

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Its a lifestyle: A Separation of Home and Public

Class does not equate to stained pajama pants and old Crocs (no offense to Croc wearers... I AM aware of their comfort level and greatness as... garden shoes.)  In my idealized view of days gone by, people were classy; they saved their junky days for yard work and house maintenance or sick, stuck on the sofa days.  

My darling friend, Gretchen, mentioned this back in May.
(click the picture)
What ever did become of our "going to town clothes"?

Friday, September 9, 2011

Shopping Cart Friday: Pin Up Girls

For adorable vintage inspired garb that's clearly centerfold material,
head to Pin Up Girl Clothing

click the photo

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tips and Picks: Going Vintage with your Footwear

So here's the truth about getting vintage footwear.....
Its not like you are going to find this:

Seriously, these are adorable and under $4 a pair.... if these were available, you still couldn't find them because I'd buy them all up-- just saying.

Seriously when going for Vintage shoes, you're typically going for previously loved (and subsequently destroyed) or ridiculously over priced shoes...
so what's a vintage girl (who happens to believe Heaven is made of shoes and ice cream) to do?

This is when you go for the LOOK....
((some new shoes that rock my vintage polka dot socks off!))

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Its a lifestyle: Leisure Time

I know that there's always been laziness and that, quite frankly, I'm typing this blog post as a way to procrastinate doing other things, but,  in my idealized image of days gone by, we were more active.

My darling friend, Gretchen, talked about this in April in her Back to Basics section of her adorable blog.
Click the picture.

Hmmm, what did I trade this day of my life for?

Monday, September 5, 2011

In Case You Didn't Know... Hollywood's Top Tens

So these are the images we're supposed to mimic?
What do you think? 
Now you have 10 more names to add to your list.

and in honor of #1.... a completely NON-vintage song with a complete throw-back feel

Saturday, September 3, 2011

How To & What I Do: VINTAGE LIFE~ Home Decor

You want to have more of a vintage feel in your home?  Easy  enough-- think antique and junk stores, thrift and consignment stores, yard sales and flea markets.  Paint, Wallpaper, get a new lamp.  Be quirky, be original, be a copycat.  Spend a lot of money or spend no money. 

click the picture link to find out more

French Country Cottage
layered fabric and textures, muted colors and fresh flowers, frames and prints, bring nature inside.

Gypsy and World-styles collide, vibrant colors mixed with muted charm, mixed patterns and textures

Swedish Interior
Minimalistic and priceless, the paint is chipping?  good!

Shabby Chic
Feminine multiplied, pinks and pastels, florals and glitter.

Pop Art
Think abnoxiously bright, Andy Warhol, and bubbalicious gum

2. Find the elements

You know your style now??  Bing your style's interior design and just browse some images.  Ask:
*What do you see in most of the photos (candles?  silver?  pink?) 
*What do you like most (hmmm... I love shabby chic layers and textures, but don't really want a lot of pink)  

3. Make a list and check it twice

What do you have in your home that you could move into the room you're vinttage-o-philing? 
Make a list!  Jot down what you have and where you want it.  What else do you feel you "need" to make your room the classic haven you crave?

Write it all down and you'll have a good "shopping list"

4. Don't jump the gun!
If you are out and about and find an amazing deal on that vintage trunk or those floral prints and you can swing it,  pick it up (trust, it WILL not be there in a week or two)... but don't rush out and buy the first thing that might be okay just to have the room done.  Real venerable antiqued spaces are constantly growing and changing... Take your time and find the items you really want!

5. Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize!!
Yeah, just what that says.... Get little accessories at thrift stores or Home Goods or.... the proof of your efforts are in the details!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday's Shopping Cart:

For this month, Friday's special post will include a tip on a great place to find the lovelies to add to your vintage life.

To help create unique & vintage surroundings for yourself, here are a few online shops in my favorites bar!!

Click the photos to journey to their stores...

seriously?  amazing and one-of-a-kind finds!

So, so shabby chic...

V IS for Vintage!

Happy Shopping.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

La Vie Victoria Nouveau

September is dedicated to living the Bohemian Life, steeped in vintage texture.

For the month of September:
Mondays will stay "In Case You Didn't Know Clips"

Tuesdays will be "Its a Lifestyle"~ reviving skills of days gone by
(always links to a MARVELOUS blog of a SAHM I love!)

Wednesdays will stay "Tips and Pics"

Thursdays will be " Random Recommendation" Days~ all about the new vintage life

Fridays will be  "Shopping Cart Days" ~ a look at some great stores and some amazing finds for your vintage life.

and Saturdays will stay "How to's and things I do"

and on the seventh day I will rest....