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Adventures in Thrifting: The Last Days of Winter

The whole of the winter season this year has been pretty strange for us here in St. Louis. We had some really mild weather, and then one weekend where it was colder than the whole winter and snowed more in two days than we got this entire winter. And then Monday, we had a high… Continue reading Adventures in Thrifting: The Last Days of Winter

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A 40s Winter Office Look – A New Twist on an Old Favorite

So, as you may not know, I work in an office most days. While I can get away with some fun pieces on the weekends, I tend to dress pretty conservatively for work. Usually this means a combination of a button down blouse and a skirt, which is my go to look for work. (This… Continue reading A 40s Winter Office Look – A New Twist on an Old Favorite

fashion · history

New Look Princess Coat: A Closer Look Inside

Here is my promised detailed look into my princess coat! Putting this post up took a little longer than I anticipated. I ended up falling down the google rabbit hole researching this one. And then in the mean time, I ended up picking up another era unidentified vintage coat. I might have a problem. My… Continue reading New Look Princess Coat: A Closer Look Inside

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Finding a Unicorn: A 40s/50s Princess Coat

In the vintage world, we call them unicorns. Maybe other collectors do as well. Each one of us has a list of amazing objects that we’d like to find in the wild some day: Princess coats, novelty skirts, matching dress sets, just to name a few.   We hope that they’ll be in our size.… Continue reading Finding a Unicorn: A 40s/50s Princess Coat

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5 Easy Ways to Make an Outfit Festive For the Holidays

Sometimes you need to make an outfit festive immediately so you can attend some holiday function. Sometimes you just want to jazz it up for a night out on the town! Often times I find myself wanting to look and feel Christmas-y for the holidays, but don’t have the time to do elaborate things to… Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Make an Outfit Festive For the Holidays

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Fall Sewing/Quilting/Knitting Plans

Is it really September already? Where has the summer gone to? Well, here in Missouri, the summer has not yet relinquished its grasp on us yet, but there are occasional cool days that bring the promise of fall! Every year, I reaffirm that fall really is my favorite season. Cool days, beautiful leaves and colors,… Continue reading Fall Sewing/Quilting/Knitting Plans