vintage clothing

Make Sure that Vintage Fits!

Shopping for vintage clothing? Here are some tips on how to make sure that vintage fits:70s red floral pleated wrap dress

Try it on. The best way to make sure that the vintage clothing comfortably fits is by trying it on. Most thrift shops have small fitting areas where customers can try on the clothes. This is why it is recommended to wear tight fitting clothes such as tights, leggings, or tank tops so you can do fittings more conveniently.  Read on…

This post is republished on: The Fashion Cat Diaries

photo: 60s kelly green dress & 70s floral dress by Old Age Vintage



Beautiful Vintage: Mustard

I got a bit carried away with Mustard.
Which of these vintage mustard pieces would you like to take home with?

beautiful vintage banner pinkvintage mustard apparel accessories

mustard vintage leather shoulder strap purse : i dress you vintage
70’s mustard crochet nailed carved wood platforms : Time Bandits Vintage
60’s retro leather handbag by Ronay : downhomevintage
1970s mustard yellow Japanese Wool : WoozWassVintage
1960s high heels pumps by Rayne Spectator : Look Again Vintage
mustard long sleeve day dress : Better Stay Together
plain jane style yellow flats retro : terrafirma79

vintage mustard fashion60s leather purse : MeshuMaSH
mustard yellow midi skirt : The Mystery Drawer
retro nerd honey mustard Mila Schoen spectacles : Spacejam
1980s colonel mustard blazer : ambient attic
70s vintage Philadelphia Rapid Transit leather belt : Skinny and Bernie
1960s caramel brown mustard frame handbag : LiliesValleyVintage
vintage mustard suede oxfords : dress in sole vintage
mustard yellow vintage ruffle blouse : Delia

vintage mustard kitchenwarewooden tissue box : Forest Daydream
mustard yellow teacups : jacksredbarn
retro 20 piece flatware set : mamiez vintage
vintage mustard yellow fondue pot : nelson and lorraine
mustard yellow fondue pot and tray : REtroCYCLEd
solid wood salt and pepper shakers circa 1950 : open eyes press vintage
mustard kettles salt and pepper JAPAN shakers : Might Need That

vintage mustard collectiblesvintage mustard yellow picot ribbon : GriffithGardens
70s thermos insulated jar : somersault vintage
1950’s collectible spice tin : vintage arts home
vintage acrylic teardrop beads : yummy treasures
vintage bakelite bangles : Toby’s Artwear
antique pencils : Children Dream Big

vintage mustard clothing accessoriesvintage mustard blouse : samantha balk
vintage coin purse : Old Store
trapeze earrings : KellyJohnston
vintage mustard blouse : samantha balk
vintage mustard & gold triangle shoes : nicolavicius
pleated 70´s patterned skirt : blessthatdress
original suede Clarks : Bourbon Mademoiselle

Eight Fabulous Reasons Why I Buy and Wear Vintage Clothing

This post is republished on my new blog:  The Fashion Cat DiariesZooey Deschanel plaid vintage gown

I confess! I love wearing vintage and I enjoy shopping for vintage clothes.  I can spend hours, patiently rummaging through racks and piles of old clothes, in search for great vintage finds.  And once I found the ones that I want to take home, I feel good and I can’t wait to wear it, my style.

So here are my reasons why I buy and wear vintage outfits:

Never go out of style.  Classic vintage styles never fade away despite the coming and going of trends.  Also, fashion styles tend to repeat over the years so a certain style never completely fades away.  Read on…

Here is my favorite girl, Zooey Deschanel wearing a plaid vintage gown at the 2012 Writers Guild Awards.





Sweet Things for Under $25

jewelry Hello necklace for $17 : Exaltation
sterling silver with grey pearl for $20 : Forged in Life
tiny heart bracelet for $18.50 : Water Horse Studios
sterling silver daydream charm necklace for $24.99 : hukathryn

housewareVintage basket full of yarn balls for $16 : shepshaberdashery
blue enamel tea pot for $22.63 : Kelly Powell Designs
Original Patina kettle for $18.95 : A Jewels Quest
Vintage rolling pin for $18 : shepshaberdashery

vintage clothesvintage sheer blouse for $18.07 : Extinct Vintage
Liz Claiborne pleated floral skirt for $20 : dalatlanta
floral halter dress : the vintage side show
vintage print button up shirt for $16 : T Town Vintage

Katie Zick vintage blouse giveaway

Giveaway: Win a Vintage Blouse by Katie Zick

Have you seen our featured vintage shop last week? Shop owner Katie Zick is offering a giveaway for one reader of The Shopbug.

Just hop over Katie Zick’s shop and tell us which vintage item/s you like.  Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this sweet vintage plaid ruffled blouse.

This giveaway is open to US readers only.  The winner will be picked (via and announced on Thursday, November 3,2011.

Katie Zick vintage blouse giveawayVintage Purple, Red, and Blue Plaid Prairie Western Ruffle Blouse

A very sweet blouse with dark grey piping and ruffles at chest; has slight puff shoulder. Constructed from a super soft and thin material, in great condition.

maker: “Maggie Sweet,” made in the USA
material: 65% polyester, 35% cotton
size: vintage 14? (hard to make out tag estimated medium)
era: 1970s
condition: very good

length: 24”
shoulder: 17”
bust: 19 1/2”
waist: 19”
hips: 20”

beige vintage

Beautiful Vintage: Beige

Fallen in love with these beautiful beige vintage things especially the woven belt, the laced suede mary janes, and cardigan.  So, which one caught your eye?

beautiful vintage banner pinkbeige vintagebeige crochet full-length cardigan: the bianca rose
1960s HAVANA suede leather shoes: Celia Vintage Stars
braided raffia/straw summer hat with burlap flower: this other thing
soft braided leather belt: this other thing
1940’s cluster earrings: thornbird rose

beige vintage
1960s flexible goose neck desk lamp:  my sweetiepie pie
a collection of beige hardbound books: jays world at etsy
ceramic bowls made by Il Boschetto: lovintage finds
1950s mad men beige & gold leather clutch: Sophistifunk Vintage