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    Quick Everyday Vintage Makeup

    I’ve been asked what I do for everyday  makeup quite a bit lately, so I finally decided to film the process. When I’m not talking to the camera, I can get this routine done in about 15 minutes. I felt a little silly sharing it, because I guarantee you it’s probably the same routine just about every vintage-lover will do, but hey! Who am I to deny anyone what they want? So here it is, my “everyday” vintage makeup routine. And by everyday, I mean… “the makeup I do when I actually have to leave the house” because let’s face it, I don’t really do makeup if I’m just going…

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    Wearing Pastels in the Winter

    Owning an Etsy shop always presents a problem when I get the idea to model my own stock. This dress, for instance, is not a dress I was planning to keep. It’s not breastfeeding friendly, I rarely wear pastels or browns, the silhouette is not something I ever reach for, and if we’re being honest it’s probably better suited for someone a size down from me. And yet… I styled it with this cape (which has been a constant of mine through the years!) and fell in love again. I never would have thought I’d be styling pastels in the winter, but here we are! I have noticed lately that…

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    Hobbit Style and the Loss of a Loved One

     I took these photos back in September, when it was still a bit too warm to wear knee high stockings and warm plaid skirts. For some reason then, I wasn’t happy with how they had turned out and kept them to myself. But today, as I searched for something that felt right to post, I came across them again and, obviously, am sharing them now. I wasn’t really sure whether I should post today, or what. However, my desire this year is to revive my writing on this blog as the diary it once was. And I need to write about this week. About yesterday. About the last six months,…

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    I Tried Recreating 1940’s Hairstyles

    As you can see from the title, today I’m sharing my attempts at recreating 1940’s hairstyles! These are all actually quite easy to do and fun if you want hairstyles that are half up/half down. You’ll see in the video, but I was inspired to do this by photos of my grandma from the era, and the hairstyle she wore in her 20’s. I’d been wanting to film this forever, but to be honest I only set my hair once a week and I didn’t want to waste a good set on a bunch of hairstyles that would inevitably brush it out further than I prefer. Surprisingly, though, even after…

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    Through the Stones || Outlander Inspired Fashion

     This morning was a struggle to get dressed. I had a vague idea of what I wanted for this second outfit in the Outlander inspired fashion series, but nothing was quite coming together like I had hoped. I own a beautiful plaid skirt from Modcloth that vaguely reminds me of the Mackenzie plaid, but every way I tried to style that just fell flat; then, I tried a few all-white outfits (with what little white I have — let’s be honest, I can’t trust myself to keep white pristine) and none of them worked, either. I desperately wanted to allude to Claire’s outfit when she passes through the stones! Finally,…