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Monday, July 12, 2010



Well, my husband has been on vacation for the past two weeks and today is his first day back to work. It has been so wonderful having him home. Even though we didn't travel, we made the most of his vacation time by taking a few family outings, relaxing days at home, estate sales, crafty days, etc. I have so many pictures and stories to share from the past few weeks, but today, it's all about getting my house put back together and washing some new vintage clothes I just picked up this past week. I took inventory of my wardrobe the other day, to determine what key pieces are missing, so I can make a shopping list for upcoming estate sales and thrifting adventures. It got me wondering some things about my readers....

So, I thought this little break from talking would be the perfect chance to hear about you! As much as I can ramble on, I really love to listen and learn about people. So, here are some questions for conversation starters. Please share in your comments below!



1.) How long have you been wearing vintage?
2.) Do you wear vintage fashions 24-7 or do you mix with modern?
3.) What do you love about vintage fashions?
4.) What is your favorite garment?
5.) What is the one thing you regret buying
6.) What are you on the look-out for right now?

Thanks for playing, can't wait to read your answers!....now back to cleaning house! Oh, what a glamorous life! *lol*

22 Responses to “Enough About Me, Let's Talk About you!”

  1. 1.) Since I was a teenager, so, 10 years I think (I'm 23). But first it were 60s and 70s items from my mom, or the local vintageshop.
    2.) I like mixing it.
    3.) The cut, the fit, the fabrics, the prints, the way it hugs your waist (most modern items are too big in the waist or too small on the hips for me).
    4.) Rose Marie Reid playsuit.
    5.) A white wiggledress with lurex: the eBay seller didn't mention the holes and stains... :-(
    6.) Skirts!

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  2. 1.) How long have you been wearing vintage?
    I actually usually only wear vintage jewelry, but I have something vintage on EVERY day!
    2.) Do you wear vintage fashions 24-7 or do you mix with modern? I have many vintage inspired pieces and wear something if I am going out!
    3.) What do you love about vintage fashions? The homemaking ideals or images they inspire...vacuuming in pearls and stuff...hehehe!
    4.) What is your favorite garment? I do have a vintage cashmere cardigan that was my grandmothers in an amazing green that I love!!
    5.) What is the one thing you regret buying? hmmm, nothing yet!!
    6.) What are you on the look-out for right now? A full skirted 50's/60's dress with underskirt for the poof factor!!

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  3. 1.) How long have you been wearing vintage?
    I've worn vintage pieces here and there since I was a kid and before I even knew what "vintage" was. I wore a lot of my mom's old clothes from the 60s/70s in middle school. I didn't get super into purposely wearing vintage until junior or senior year of HS

    2.) Do you wear vintage fashions 24-7 or do you mix with modern?
    Not even close! I'll mix vintage with new stuff all the time, and there are plenty of days where the only thing I want to wear is a band t-shirt and a grungy pair of jeans/converse

    3.) What do you love about vintage fashions?
    I guess just the overall look of it. I'm curvy too, so I feel like a lot of the clothing back from the 50s just fits me better than things made today

    4.) What is your favorite garment?
    Probably the first vintage dress I bought on my own. It's black and has eyelets all over it

    5.) What is the one thing you regret buying?
    Buyers regret? What does that mean? :)

    6.) What are you on the look-out for right now?
    I would love to get a bullet bra, but I'm not sure if I'd have the guts to actually wear it. Or a vintage pair of shoes that actually fits a modern size 10 foot

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  4. 1.) I've been thrift shopping and wearing a variety of vintage style clothes on and off for about 13 years.
    2.) I always mix with modern. I love having a little modern twist to a vintage style outfit.
    3.) The fit, and the lady like styles. It's far more glamorous to wear something fitted than skin tight in my opinion.
    4.) My favourite is a white linen 50s wiggle dress with powder blue embroidered flowers. It's a little tight at the moment sadly :o(
    5.) Nothing I regret!
    6.) Currently I am on the look out for a good girdle and the perfect 40s day dress.

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  5. 1.) I have been searching for good vintage for YEARS but all I ever manage to find are accessories and shoes.
    2.) I occasionally wear the vintage repro that I make.
    3.) Vintage fashions are classy AND sexy. Two ideas, which sadly, seem to be mutually exclusive these days.
    4.) A turquoise blue dress, with a keyhole neckline, short kimono sleeve and a peplum.
    5.) Nohting at the moment.
    6.) A house dress and a day dress.

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  6. I am a very recent vintage wearer, so my wardrobe is sadly lacking. So I have to mix in modern. But I always try to do my hair and makeup vintage so that i look a little pulled together. ;)

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  7. 1) Even if I LOVE vintage fashion since I was a little girl, my wardrobe is too poor so, in the last 2 years I've been trying to wear vintage style as much as I can.
    2) I wish I could wear vintage more than I can.
    3) What I love about vintage is the "girly" look, the ellegance, the shape, the look of women, all with the hair done and perfectly dress up and the make up.
    3)One vintage thing I LOVE and perhaps my favorite are a pair of erings, those used to belong to my Mom, I also has as my favorite thing a handkerchief (not sure the correct spelling as english is not my native language) it used to belong to my greatgrandmother.
    4) I bought some vintage patterns and as they were my first purchase I chose the wrong size, so I wish I had chosen the correct one because for me the cost is higger because I live in Mexico.
    5) I REALLY would like to buy a pair of vintage shoes and an original 50's dress, it has been very difficult for me to find in mexico clothes from this era, so I just can buy in the USA using internet and of course is kind of expensive for me.

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  8. 1.) About 20 years wearing vintage, but only about 13 of that going for a vintage look. Before that I was goth. :)
    2.) When I'm out, it's generally vintage or vintage inspired. You really don't want to see my "at home" attire.
    3.) I love the styling, the quality, the fit. What is there not to love?
    4.) It's a toss up between my green plaid late 30's house dress and my 40's navy rayon day dress with red and white ric rac.
    5.) My 40's persian lamb 3/4 length coat. It's a pain to store, and I'll never wear it. It weighs a ton. Especially when I was still in SF. Not sure when I thought it was going to get cold enough for it! At least I got it at the flea market, and it was only $30.
    6.) Cotton house dresses. I have a ton of wool and rayon dresses and suits that were great when I worked outside the house, but not particularly good around a one year old...

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  9. 1.) How long have you been wearing vintage? I started off wearing 60's and 70's when I was 14. I started the 40's-50's vintage about a year ago.

    2.) Do you wear vintage fashions 24-7 or do you mix with modern? I would love to do it 24/7, but sometimes I am too lazy. Plus, I need more dresses to be a 24/7 kind of girl!

    3.) What do you love about vintage fashions? the femininity of the hairstyles, the fit of the outfits, the thrill of the hunt, the coverage, and most of all the way it makes me feel!

    4.) What is your favorite garment? I have a day dress that is brown and white polka dots on top with a white cotton bottom and ric-rac that completes the dress at the bottom. It was my first vintage dress.

    5.) What is the one thing you regret buying... curlers that I never use! Sadly there is no way of knowing which ones will work best on your hair, so it's trial and error. Let's just say Goodwill has gotten quite a few sets from me.

    6.) What are you on the look-out for right now? The perfect cotton day dress, pillow rollers, and a dress with a full skirt so I can wear my petticoat underneath!

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  10. 1.) How long have you been wearing vintage?
    A few years now. I've always loves the fashion of older movies but never had the guts to dive in. Kind of been stuck in jeans and t-shirts.

    2.) Do you wear vintage fashions 24-7 or do you mix with modern?
    Totally mix with modern. I don't really mind not being completely authentic. I just like the look. I also like to make my own clothes.

    3.) What do you love about vintage fashions?
    I love the utter femininity that it brings out in just about anyone. It's that whole thing, "When men were men and women were women" Though that saying has some negative connotations, I like the fact that the clothes really do make you feel like your womanhood is very powerful.

    4.) What is your favorite garment?
    Pencil skirts! Can't live without 'em.

    5.) What is the one thing you regret buying?
    Shoes. Well, just the ones that I never wear. I have a bad habit of buying them just because I swoon for them and then never wear them.

    6.) What are you on the look-out for right now?
    A girdle! They are definitely hard to find in rural Canada.

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  11. 1.) How long have you been wearing vintage?
    about 6 months. *grin and hide*
    2.) Do you wear vintage fashions 24-7 or do you mix with modern?
    it's more like modern most of the time. I don't have enough vintage clothes to do it more than once or twice a week.
    3.) What do you love about vintage fashions?
    the classic lines, the tailored look. I just hate all the sloppy sacks available today.
    4.) What is your favorite garment?
    I'm not too crazy about what I have so far, but I have a lovely white batiste and lace shirt I got on a site for Victorian clothing that actually works for a ton of time periods.
    5.) What is the one thing you regret buying
    Hm. I got a blue second-hand dress online recently. The styling is good for the 40's, but the bust isn't as big as they said it was. I have to pin it to prevent "the gap".
    6.) What are you on the look-out for right now?
    Anything 1940's-ish. It harder than heck because I am plus-size, short, AND apple-shaped. It drives me nuts in both fashion and sewing patterns that they think everyone with a 44-inch bust has a 36 inch waist. Not. Actually, it's more penguin-shape than apple.

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  12. 1.) How long have you been wearing vintage? Since I started playing in my grandmother's closet- age 4.

    2.) Do you wear vintage fashions 24-7 or do you mix with modern?
    I mix. I wear a lot of designer clothing and mix it with vintage to make a statement. I like the juxtiposition of wearing, like, a vintage blouse with Prada shoes. I also love high end jeans with vintage lace tops in the summer and sweaters in the fall and winter.

    3.) What do you love about vintage fashions? They send a good message about embracing and respecting the past.

    4.) What is your favorite garment? A hot black lace dress that I inherited from my grandmother. She won a dance contest in it in 1942.

    5.) What is the one thing you regret buying? My wedding dress. It should have been vintage and it should have been tea length.

    6.) What are you on the look-out for right now? I am stocking up on furs to carry me through these bitter New York winters.

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  13. 1.) How long have you been wearing vintage?
    Not long at all! I bought my first vintage pieces in December!
    2.) Do you wear vintage fashions 24-7 or do you mix with modern?
    I don't have too much vintage so I have to wear modern too. Plus I can't really wear vintage to work. (I work in a lab.) Mostly I do modern during the week with vintage jewelry or hair and vintage on the weekends.
    3.) What do you love about vintage fashions?
    I love how they are so feminine and modest compared to modern things. Plus I have much more of a fourties figure than an modern (stick) figure.
    4.) What is your favorite garment?
    I have a black circle skirt that I bought with the tags still on it! I can't believe the original owner never got around to wearing it!
    5.) What is the one thing you regret buying?
    I bought a fabulous 1930's dress that I knew I'd never fit into and now it sits sad and lonely in my closet....
    6.) What are you on the look-out for right now?
    I'm looking for cute everyday dresses, but as I just got 4 new pieces (including that circle skirt) I'm trying to focus more on getting the hair thing down right now.

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  14. 1.) How long have you been wearing vintage?
    My mom was obsessed with thrifting and antiquing, so I have been wearing it every since I was a kid!
    2.) Do you wear vintage fashions 24-7 or do you mix with modern?
    I definitely mix the two. While I would never give up vintage, I also really like contemporary fashions.
    3.) What do you love about vintage fashions?
    Sounds silly, but it just makes me feel like a different person. So much more graceful and fancy, and I feel like I carry myself with more confidence as well.
    4.) What is your favorite garment?
    Oh dear, that's a toughy. It's a tie between my pink Gunne Sax prairie dress and a spring/easter coloured plaid 50s day dress.
    5.) What is the one thing you regret buying?
    I buy a lot of stuff I end up donating again. When my thrifting momentum gains speed it's so hard to not buy everything vintage in a store that's 99% crud.
    6.) What are you on the look-out for right now?
    more accessories. I tend to buy so many clothes but then lack in the accessory department.

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  15. 1.) How long have you been wearing vintage?
    I've been interested in vintage for about 10 years, but I probably didn't start wearing any vintage until about 6 years ago.

    2.) Do you wear vintage fashions 24-7 or do you mix with modern?
    I usually wear modern, but I think I'm going to start wearing more vintage. I feel so shy about it... my friends just don't understand and look overdressed next to them.

    3.) What do you love about vintage fashions?
    How flattering and classy it looks.

    4.) What is your favorite garment?
    Although it's not vintage, my favorite piece is a vintage inspired dress from Anthropologie. It has a high collar with ruffles down the front, and a full black and white eyelet skirt. I'm planning on wearing it for the Marine Corps Ball this year. :)

    5.) What is the one thing you regret buying
    Years ago I bought a cute dress on eBay, but the listing didn't mention what kind of fabric it was and I was stupid and forgot to ask. When I got the item, I found that it was polyester. Not my favorite... :(

    6.) What are you on the look-out for right now?
    Cute, affordable vintage dresses in my size! I'm 5'1" and 100lbs. All the cute things I find are always too big for me. I need to learn to sew!

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  16. My biggest vintage related regret? Buying 8 metres of tulle and convincing myself that I would "make all my own petticoats" - too hard!

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  17. gosh so interesting to read everyones replies!
    1. I'm an old gal (43) so I would say since I was a teen, although my particular era since i was about 20, that's 23 years eeek!
    2. I used to be quite a vintage snob in my youth so only vintage, however it was super easy to pick up then so wasn't really a problem. In my later years I have a mix, though always vintage inspired, I do make a lot of my own clothes from vintage material, so does that make it vintage or repro?!!
    3. The cut and the cloth and of course the detailing, you just don't get detailing that they used to do back them!
    4. Gosh I have loads, but one of my absolute favourites is my gold lurex figure hugging 1950's cocktail dress, fabulous!
    5. I always regret buying things that don't fit! So often I find people measure things wrongly when selling online, it's drive me mad!
    6.I don't need anything I've been collecting for so long now I'm getting rid of stuff rather than on the lookout! However I always look out for material, I prefer to make my own now that way I get a perfect fit!

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  18. Ooh! Fun!

    1.) How long have you been wearing vintage? For about the last ten years

    2.) Do you wear vintage fashions 24-7 or do you mix with modern? I wish that I could but with me having the double whammy of being plus-size AND tall, not so much.

    3.) What do you love about vintage fashions?
    The details. Being able to feel girly. The swish of a well-cut skirt. Not seeing my look coming and going on the street.

    4.) What is your favorite garment? My wedding dress. 1950's - white with red details, including a red crinoline.


    5.) What is the one thing you regret buying
    Anything that I thought that I'd lose weight to get into.

    6.) What are you on the look-out for right now?
    Gorgeous vintage shoes in a size 11!

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  19. 1.) How long have you been wearing vintage?
    For the last 5 years, but have only gotten serious about in the last 2.

    2.) Do you wear vintage fashions 24-7 or do you mix with modern?
    I wish I could wear them full time - but i'm a curvy-grrl so no luck. I do love buying vintage patterns and sewing from them though. So mix and match for me.

    3.) What do you love about vintage fashions?
    The details, the love that went into them. Vintage clothing is so classy and feminine too.

    4.) What is your favorite garment?
    1950's magenta cocktail dress with pewter coloured bead detail on the bust. It fits my 38in bust and 42 in hips! And its swishy! Lordy, I love that dress.

    5.) What is the one thing you regret buying
    A pillbox hat online that DID NOT suit me. I have short hair, it was so disappointing.

    6.) What are you on the look-out for right now?
    Hats, undergarments. Swing pants that look good on my big backside.
    I'm on a sewing kick at the moment, finally making up some 40's and 50's numbers.

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  20. 1.) How long have you been wearing vintage?
    For about 4 - 5 months? I wore it on and off before then.

    2.) Do you wear vintage fashions 24-7 or do you mix with modern?
    Pretty much 24-7 unless I'm doing doing dance camp like last week where it would have been totally impractical.

    3.) What do you love about vintage fashions?
    Everything! Gosh, just I guess the glamour and class it adds to everyday life.

    4.) What is your favorite garment?
    Hmm, probably my basic black skirt. It's very 40's and my absolute go to item.

    5.) What is the one thing you regret buying
    Most things before I got into vintage. And some 80's knock offs of previous eras. They work, kind of, but not nearly as nice as the real thing.

    6.) What are you on the look-out for right now?
    1940's dresses mostly! And a couple hats and pairs of shoes. :)

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  21. Hello darling, what fun! I'm going to have fun reading through everyone's answers to this in a minute, but in the meantime, here are mine:

    1.) How long have you been wearing vintage?
    I've been inspired by vintage pretty much most of my life, but I started taking it to the next level a little over a year ago.

    2.) Do you wear vintage fashions 24-7 or do you mix with modern?
    I wear a vintage inspired look all the time, though a lot of my wardrobe is made up of modern pieces. Even my 'non vintage' days consist of a frock or a pencil skirt and blouse.

    3.) What do you love about vintage fashions?
    the femininity and prettiness!

    4.) What is your favorite garment?
    I don't think I could pick just one, but it would certainly be one of my 40s or 50s frocks - so easy to wear!

    5.) What is the one thing you regret buying
    Not much - One or two dresses that I paid quite a bit for but rarely worn, but the most I've ever paid for something is about $70, so at worst I can resell it at only small loss.

    6.) What are you on the look-out for right now?
    Sooo many things! A pink dress, a blue polka dot dress, a red belt, red shoes, a 30s/40s tilt hat, a red cardigan, a bakelite bangle, 1940s shoes... yes, my wishlist is looong. In fact, I must do a blog post about my evolving wishlist!

    xx Charlotte
    Tuppence Ha'penny

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  22. I am way late on this, but since I just discovered your blog, I figured, better late than never!
    1.) How long have you been wearing vintage?
    I started wearing vintage in 1983, but took a few years off in the late 80s to the mid 90s after children and career.
    2.) Do you wear vintage fashions 24-7 or do you mix with modern?
    I usually wear vintage every day or something vintage. Occasionally I have T-shirt and jeans days, but the T-shirts are usually rockabilly bands or rockabilly event shirts.
    3.) What do you love about vintage fashions?
    What I love most is the fit. Vintage is the most flattering to my figure. I also love the quality of the workmanship and fabrics.
    4.) What is your favorite garment?
    I don't know which to choose! I have so many I love...probably the black drop waist, strapless late 40s dress with matching bolero that has little orange and green roses printed on it. It has the original belt and came from the estate of a former USO dancer. Fits me perfect and I had people stopping me all over Viva Las Vegas while I was wearing it.
    5.) What is the one thing you regret buying
    In 2004 I bought a dress off of ebay that I thought was a 50s black velvet with rose pattern on it. It came and was a cotton, cord type velvet, was not a circle skirt, hardly an A-line, was home made and not from the 50s, maybe the 80s. I was crushed since I was a lot larger then and had trouble finding vintage that fit me.
    6.) What are you on the look-out for right now?
    Anything cute that fit my 30 inch waist and 46 inch hips, but mostly 1950s atomic or novelty print dresses and skirts.

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