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50 Killer Vintage Outfits for New Year’s Eve

50 Killer Vintage Outfits for New Year’s Eve

What will you be doing for New Year’s Eve this year? Will you be meeting someone at the top of the Empire State Building, partying with friends or maybe staying in and relaxing? Whatever you’re doing you owe it to yourself to look fabulous, after all, let’s start the new year the way we all(…)

Vintage Baking: Brooklyn Blackout Cake

Vintage Baking: Brooklyn Blackout Cake

I love baking, it’s such a satisfying thing to do (and it gives you a great reason to eat and share cake – bliss!). For my husband’s birthday a few days ago I made a Brooklyn Blackout Cake: a dark, rich and very chocolatey cake covered in dark chocolate custard frosting.

The 3 Most Iconic Jewellery Styles of the Past Century

The 3 Most Iconic Jewellery Styles of the Past Century

Take a look around you the next time you walk down a busy street, and chances are the vast majority of people you see will be wearing some type of jewellery. It’s the most common accessory in the world, and men and women alike wear it on a daily basis. Today’s jewellery, while sharing plenty of(…)

Make Do and Mend: Thrify Teddy with Scraps of Material

Make Do and Mend: Thrify Teddy with Scraps of Material

My son had a sick-day off school today and had the fabulous idea of making his own teddy bear. He carefully drew one out on a piece of paper and went  through my bag of scraps of material to decide which body parts should be made from which bits of material… 

Santa Baby: 50 Vintage Christmas Gifts

Santa Baby: 50 Vintage Christmas Gifts

My Christmas shopping is very much underway now, and I’m trying to introduce a little vintage into people’s lives this year. Here I’ve picked some of my favourite vintage gifts. So, whether you’re buying for boys or girls, big or small take a look and get some vintage inspiration! Happy December everyone! Mouse-over to see(…)

Shop Vintage on Black Friday with ALL these Discount Codes!

Shop Vintage on Black Friday with ALL these Discount Codes!

I’m on a mission this Christmas to shop independent and support all the small traders out there. I’m not buying a SINGLE thing from Amazon for the second year in a row now and I’m proud to be one of the only people I know who does that. There are lots of amazing offers out(…)

Product Review: Loungeable Boutique Bath Robe

Product Review: Loungeable Boutique Bath Robe

I was lucky enough to be sent one of these Longeable Boutque bath robes by the lovely people at Bras and Honey, but unfortunately it’s caused a bit of a problem. Not only have my mum and my husband both asked for one after seeing it, but I’m having an ongoing battle with my cat(…)

50 Fabulous Vintage Coats

50 Fabulous Vintage Coats

Oh my, it’s definitely getting colder out there. The nights have drawn in and Christmas lights are starting to spring up all over the place (my next door neighbours back garden looks like a plastic Santa’s grotto – they’ve been out there all morning hanging it all up!).  It’s definitely time to wrap up warm(…)

Guest Post: Most Valuable Vintage Items

Guest Post: Most Valuable Vintage Items

The news is littered with stories of the latest auctions of iconic clothes and accessories, with price tags that still manage to shock us all. Here are some of the most valuable vintage items, both in terms of cultural and monetary worth 1.      Marilyn Monroe’s ‘Seven Year Itch’ dress It is one of the most(…)

50 Vintage Party Accessories

50 Vintage Party Accessories

Add some sparkle and glamour to your party season wardrobe with the best of vintage accessories. Whether it’s an Schiaparelli necklace, a fur shrug or a pretty vintage cocktail hat wearing vintage will make you the most stylish person at the party! Which of these beauties is your favourite? Enjoyed this? You might also want(…)

Guest Post: 10 Vintage Buying Tips For Beginners

Guest Post: 10 Vintage Buying Tips For Beginners

For everyone starting out in the vintage scene, it can be a bit nerve-racking! You look at all the lovely blogs and pin up photos around the web, and you wonder where to begin. Before starting on the tips, every vintage loving gal should know, you need to figure out what your end goals are:(…)

50 vintage party dresses

50 vintage party dresses

From the 1920s to the 1980s there are so many wonderful vintage dresses out there you could wear this party season. I had the most enormous fun researching this post, I felt like a child in a sweet-shop looking through all these vintage treasures! It was tough, but I’ve picked my favourites and here are(…)

Party like a silver screen goddess

Party like a silver screen goddess

I can’t ignore it any longer: the Christmas ads started in major style yesterday and once M&S and John Lewis have launched their ever faboulous Christmas campaigns you just have to give into the festive season.  So it got me thinking about party dresses and how nice it would be to embrace my inner silver(…)

Why vintage is virtuous

Why vintage is virtuous

Wearing vintage means different things to different people. Some simply have a love of the 1940s and want to relive that decade in every way they can, some have a penchant for miniskirts, some adore the uniqueness of it all. Personally, I love the romance behind vintage. I get totally carried away wondering who wore(…)

8 flapper essentials that Daisy Buchanan would love!

8 flapper essentials that Daisy Buchanan would love!

Is there a more recognizable literary flapper than the flighty and frivolous Daisy Buchanan from the Great Gatsby? As much as I’m loving the elegant and understated 1920s style of Downton Abbey I can’t resist the allure of the flapper either! I’ve had a fun morning browsing around looking for fashions that Miss Buchanan would(…)

Guest post: the mysterious story of the Tigra-Girl

Guest post: the mysterious story of the Tigra-Girl

Everybody knows the beautiful green cigarette packets with a beautiful woman on the front dressed up in a tiger suit. She looks at you with intense seductive eyes and even if you don’t smoke, you’d want the packet just for its beautiful picture. A lot of people like the cigarettes or like the packet but(…)

Style Me Downton (please!)

Style Me Downton (please!)

I’m totally engrossed in Downton Abbey this season. I was a late starter and only began watching it at the beginning of last season (series three) and I don’t know how I ever did without it! I can’t believe it’s the last in the season this Sunday! I plan to revel in every single minute(…)

A week in the life of a vintage shop owner

A week in the life of a vintage shop owner

Helene Fallows has owned Revival in Huddersfield for almost 11 years. She sells vintage clothing and accessories at her store in a beautiful Victorian arcade in the town centre and her online store at www.revivalvintage.co.uk. Helene is married to Mark who owns a fancy dress costume shop and has two daughters Florence and Molly. I asked(…)