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Va-Voom Vintage is Two

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Olivia and I, January 2010- my first 50's dress and early attempt at vintage hair

Two years ago, I was a bored housewife and new mom. I had a 3 month old baby girl and was tired of spending every day in sweat pants and a pony tail.  I felt like I lost track of who I was and I needed to do something just for myself. I wanted to invest more time in myself and to reconnect with the world. I wanted to meet people, make new friends and make my mark on the world instead of being swallowed up by my endless pile of laundry.

Above all, I wanted to feel pretty again- to feel like a girl, not a mom with tangled up hair and baby food on her t shirt. 
My first 40's dress and victory rolls- a splurge from Retro 101- and still a favorite
 Out of all of that, Va-Voom Vintage was born! I saved my Christmas money and Pj took me shopping to the vintage stores in St Louis. I bought a few dresses and hats, sewed some things here and there and my vintage obsession began. Since then, I've made a lot of friends (including my best friend, Amanda), had a great time and really changed my life for the better.
My best friend, Amanda and I on the first day we met, sorting our vintage warehouse finds in a parking lot.
 I cannot thank you enough for reading my blog and especially for your comments and emails. Without my dear readers, I'd be blabbering on to a wall. I read each of your comments and still get all giddy when I have a new follower. I appreciate all of your feedback, love to answer your questions and cherish all of the friends that I've met through writing Va-Voom Vintage. I've found so many wonderful blogs and have been inspired by all of you.

I hope that through my adventures in fashion, I've inspired someone else to slick on some red lips, break free of the sweat pants and make time to be glamorous every day.  In the next year, I hope to make Va-Voom Vintage a better blog with tons of tutorials, gorgeous outfits and all of the things that I love to write and you love to read. Please do keep the feedback coming and don't forget to vote in my poll!
Much Love, Darlings!
x
Brittany

21 Responses to “Va-Voom Vintage is Two”

  1. Congratulations on your blogaversary! I'm looking forward to what new posts are to come.

    Cheers!
    ~Paige

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  2. Yay, how exciting! I'm so glad you took those steps to start blogging two years ago.

    xo,
    Em

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  3. Congrats! I very much enjoy your blog. :)

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  4. Happy blogoversary!

    I really empathise with how awful one feels and how hard it is to dig oneself out of the dowdy unkemptness of being a new parent. I found the best way to help me cope as a new mother was to force myself into making an effort with my appearance. It's so easy to not brush your teeth for 3 days and wander around with sick down your shoulder because there's no point washing. You just don't out of the house, ever. And don't have visitors, or interact socially with anyone. Making an effort saved my sanity in a big way because I was proving to myself that I could cope. And there was no need to hide away any more.

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  5. Congrats on such a fantastic accomplishment. After reading why you started doing vintage and blogging-I understand more now why we connect so easily. Its my life too and thankfully doing vintage has changed my world too for the better. Thank you for such an amazing blog, for being an inspiration in every way, and for being a wonderful friend. I treasure our friendship. Heres to many more years of Va-Voom Vintage!!! xox Bunny

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  6. Oooohhh, please picture me throwing heaps of (vintage hued) confetti into the air to congratulate you on this marvelous blogging milestone! I adore your blog, sweet gal, and cannot wait to see all of the wonderful posts you'll share with us as you step into your third year of blogging.


    Tons of hugs & joyful wishes,
    Jessica

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  7. Congratulations on 2 years of blogging! That is quite an accomplishment.

    I am on the complete opposite side of where you are. I've been a stay-at-home/homeschooling mom since 1990, and now my kids are all grown up. And you know what, it just seems like yesterday, they were wee babies. So, my encouragment/counsel to you is to enjoy every single minute. The years we have with our kids pass way too quickly, and before you know it or are ready for it, they are independent...and you're wishing you could turn back the clock and have all those precious years again.

    I'm glad blogging helped you find your creative niche as you settled into a new season of life. It has helped me on the flipside, as I, too, have had to find a new creative niche for this new season of my life.

    Blessings,
    Patti

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  8. Happy Birthday Va-voom vintage! Dan and I can't believe it's been only two years!

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  9. Congrats!!! I'm so glad you decided to start this blog. It's an endless source of inspiration and confidence-boosting for me, and I cannot thank you enough for that! Please please keep blogging! :)

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  10. Oh my gosh, how funny, your reasoning for starting a blog is the exact same as mine. I just started one a couple of months ago, as I have said before your blog is one of my favorites because I relate the most with yours.

    Here is mine if you want to take a peek.
    http://retrofashionismypassion.blogspot.com/

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  11. I found vintage and started a blog for exactly the same reasons! How funny! Keep up the posts, I know how hard it can be sometimes, but we all love reading your blog.

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

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  12. You put it so well, I started wearing vintage and sewing again for the same reason. :)

    I've read and re-read so many of your blog posts, thank you for writing!

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  13. Congratulations! May many more come!

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  14. I love coming here and seeing what you are up to - many congrats on the 2 year anniversary :)

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  15. Aw, happy blogiversary! I love reading your blog, I think you're just adorable. I've enjoyed watching your babies grow too!

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  16. Happy blogiversary!!! xoxoxoxo

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  17. I love reading this blog, you are beautiful mom!

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  18. I may not post much, but i am here almost everyday and look forward to everything you post, keep up the great work! you've given me some great ideas and things to try and I'm a harried mom of 4 who loves the vintage too ... so thank you so very much and congrats on your anniversary !!!

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  19. i'm sure you know I love your blog, but I'll say it again any way. :)

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  20. I loved reading this post because so often I see blogs from people who are SUPER into something and I always find myself thinking that I could never have an interest I was so dedicated to. However, after seeing that you only began your vintage collection less than 2 years ago, it inspires me! Everyone has to start somewhere, right?

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  21. You just described me in the first paragraph of this post!! Thanks for coming over to my blog an saying hi! I don't know how we've not found each other earlier either!!
    I look forward to getting to know you!
    Happy New Year! X

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