Cycles of Fashion: Riding Boots
Would you rather? Have these brown leather riding boots from Aldo for $170? OR Have the “original” 1970’s version by Crafty Crow Vintage for $48?
Since we didn’t go home for Thanksgiving or really do anything at all, I can safely say that this weeked week was consumed with two words: Big Love. I think we watched about 3.5 seasons of it, equaling out to oh about 40 hours. OF WATCHING TV. OVER 5 DAYS. It is just that good people. Just that good. With thoughts of polygamy and compounds and prairie dresses dancing around in my head, I...
Recipes by Irma: Carrot Drop Cookies
Since I am in this vintage Joy of Cooking phase, I try to pick out recipes that are unique and different and things I have never eaten/recipes lost through the years in American cooking. Like carrot drop cookies. I mean, we’ve all had carrot cake and even carrot bread, so how come I’ve never heard of carrot cookies? It is a mystery. The whole process took about 20 minutes! Not sure...
In sixth grade, I owned and wore a hot pink velvet baby doll dress and I think I probably liked it. Looking back though, this was probably not the best choice for my chunky pre-teen body and I vowed to never wear velvet again. Lord, I wish I had my baptism photos to share with you! That is until about 3 days ago. Do you guys know how much velvet is in the thrift stores these days? You guys. It is...
Cycles of Fashion
Would you rather? Have this Spinning Lace Dress by Anthropologie for $288? OR Buy this “original” 1950’s dress from Custard Heart Vintage on Etsy for $66?
Anonymous asked: Buddy! What is your shoe size? Random I know! Would you post it on your blog for the day? You can delete later! I will be checking until 1pm est!
Recipes by Irma: Coffee Pie
Ok, so you know how Jell-o makes the instant pie fillings you can just pop into a pie crust to make a delicious custard pie? Yeah, this is because custard is impossible to make from scratch. It starts off all fun and games and then, basically, doesn’t set. Yep, you guessed it, I decided to make the Coffee Pie recipe from “The Joy” yesterday. This was as far as I got. The...
A good friend of mine bought this from me… and I wore this dress to a wedding reception and decided to keep it… :)
Vintage-y Home Inspiration
Someday I will have a lovely hybrid of these in my house… (both via Kitchenisms) (via Canadian House and Home blog) I love yellow in home decor! (via Papernsnitch) (via The Catalyst) ME-YOW!!
New this week at Mitu Vintage! Click on any of them to go to their listing! I think my favorite is either the black sweater or the green striped dress, or the gold dress! It’s hard to pick just one! What’s your favorite this week? (pssst: enter “tumblr” in message to seller for 15% off to my blog readers! ♥)
hey! that’s boyfriend! this is going to be an interesting month! dbavaria: Movember is a month long fundraiser to raise awareness of men’s health issues. As part of the month long campaign myself and thousands around the world will be growing mustaches to show our support for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the LiveStrong Foundation. You can join in and show support by donating to the...
Just Call Me "Struggles with Photos"
If there is one aspect of my shop that I struggle with the most, it is PHOTOS! Now that it is getting dark earlier, combined with the fact that I have a full time job, taking photos of my pretty clothes has become even harder than ever. Last night, I worked on photographing some items for about an hour and a half and 1 out of 10 photos resulted in one of these disasters: Too light… ...
Being somewhat of a nerd, dating a specific dress or blouse to a decade just isn’t good enough. I want to know more about it! What part of the decade, what was fashionable alongside it, and more about cultural contexts are all things I think about. Because of this, the “Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs” books have been given a permanent home on my bedside table...
It's November 1st
Can I just say “WOAH”??? I thought summer was like, yesterday? Anyways, with the fast approaching of the holiday season, I offer to you a gift idea…a vintage apron. Perfect for any woman with a desire to look cute and be functional in the kitchen…especially while they are making all that delcious holiday food and baked treats (images of Homer Simpson gurgling +...