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    The Pretty Dress Company Tartan for Christmas Eve

    Merry Christmas Eve! I am now applying for the part of Mother Christmas. 😉 When I realized that this vintage 1970s plaid cape matched my dream dress from The Pretty Dress Company in Tartan, I had to put them together. This morning we woke up to a delightfully frosty (and freezing) morning. What better time to properly photograph a dress I’d been dreaming of for ages than now? I have realized that, despite some financial hardships, this year has been remarkably nice to me so far as finding a lot of dream pieces. There’s the Collectif Pearl coat, several Miss Candyfloss Dresses, some BAIT shoes… this year I have learned to…

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    The Collectif Pearl Coat || Kristina’s Coat of Dreams

    I first saw the Collectif Pearl Coat on Miss Victory Violet about six years ago. And immediately, I wanted it. As a curvier gal, it’s generally impossible to find true vintage princess cut coats that are my size – not because they don’t exist, but because they get snapped up so fast. And usually, they’re far out of my price range. The Pearl coat was also pretty expensive. At over $200, it wasn’t something I could just get immediately. For a few years I dreamed about buying it, and then the Pearl fell away from my memory as I made-do with other coats I’d gathered along the way. As you all…

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    Learning to Let Go

    A few days ago, I was feeling especially sad about my weight gain. You see, I had just finally come to terms with the fact that my absolute favorite vintage coat was never going to fit again, and I had listed it for sale. This coat was one I had kept in my closet for six years. I had found it before ever having kids, on one of our first day trips as a married couple. Not only was it nostalgic, it was everything I had ever wanted in a coat. Plaid, princess cut, hooded, basically perfect. But my body has changed and it was time to let go of…

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    Comfortable Vintage Clothing || Simplicity Dress-Ups

    This dress has the cutest label. It is called a “Simplicity Dress-Up” and I wish I could find more out about the label! So far all my google searches only bring up dress patterns. Regardless, it’s a beautiful dress and is in absolutely pristine vintage condition! I am wondering if it was handmade and the label was included with the pattern, as I have heard they used to do that. While I was trying to style this dress today, I was stumped. I had a hat I thought would match the pink stripes perfectly, but when I tried it on, it just didn’t work. Neither did my pink brooch and…

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    A Short History of Lane Bryant

    My friend Laci Fay sent me this vintage Lane Bryant dress. It belonged to one of three sisters who owned a house together and never got rid of anything. Each sister had a different level, and each sister was a different size. We don’t know much about them, but the thought is fascinating! After their deaths, someone bought the house sight unseen and there was so much that even after the estate sale a massive amount of things were left. And, because the people who bought it are unfamiliar with vintage, they were just going to throw away the clothes. They had no idea these things were precious! Because they let…