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ModCloth’s ‘Spring-Time to Shine’ Contest

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Share your spring style with ModCloth’s ‘Spring-Time to Shine’ Contest, and you could win a $50 gift cerfiticate! Entering is simple — just snap a photo of yourself in your freshest spring ensemble and upload to the Style Gallery. Outfits do not need to feature ModCloth (although it is encouraged!), and users can submit as many entries as their hearts desire. Two winners will be chosen and featured by ModCloth. This contest is open to both domestic and international applications through 1 p.m. PT on 4/28. Please see our blog for more details. Good luck!

I'm kinda in love with this one! I think I needs to be part of my spring closet.  

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Glasses Review

I love glasses. I need them to function in life but I have decided that I should not have to live with the same pair of glasses for years! They should be fashion accessories that tie the entire ensemble together. I was offered the opportunity to try out the ordering process over at

They offer great styles of eyeglasses for excellent prices! Of course my selection came from their Retro Chic Collection but they have many options to choose from. Many of the stylish options are priced under $100! How awesome is that?

I’ve heard so many time this week – “I can’t buy glasses on-line. I have progressive lens.” That statement is just crazy talk, you can absolutely buy affordable perscription glasses with progressive lens online, as long as you have your prescription.


I love the frames that I selected. The Muse Japer Black with Clear Turquoise are really cool. I love the faux semi-rimless look of these glasses. The turquoise color is so brilliant, I love the pop of color. It just looks fantastic with my outfits!


Ordering your glasses at is so easy. Have your prescription ready, choose the frame style you want and walk through the step by step instructions of inputting the information from the script. There are options to customize your glasses to fit your needs with transition lens, lightweight lens, bi-focals or sunglasses.

The frames come with:

  • Quality single vision lenses (progressive or bi-focals are an additional fee)
  • Free case and cloth.
  • Polished lens edges.
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee


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Flannel Shoe Clip Bow

By now everyone should know that I'm a vintage girl at heart and as much as I love my black ballet flats, there are some days when they need a little sprucing up. I was offered the opportunity to try out the shoe clips from The Buckle Boutique and I came up with these cute little wool flannel bows. They are so 1950's and so adorable! They require no sewing and with a little fabric glue they are ready to go. A perfect little fall accessory to fit into this years fall trends.

Cut (1)
length of wool felt at 6" x 1" and (1) 1" x 1/2".

Take the long piece and with the “back”
side facing up, dot a bit of glue at each end and fold them into the middle so
they touch. That has created the body of the bow.

  Pick up the bow and pinch it between
the pointer finger and thumb, this can be secured with fabric glue.

 Take the center wrap and place it
around the center of the body of the bow and secure it at the back with fabric glue.

Then glue the finished bow to the shoe
clip. Let the glue dry and that's it! So Simple, So Cute!

This is what the Buckle Boutique says about their awesome shoe clips!

Heavy Duty DIY Blank Metal Shoe Clips with Black Leatherette (6
pair or 12 pieces) - Our silver colored blank shoe clips are the
best available. They have a super strong but gentle grip that holds the
clip on most shoes, sandals, flip flops or accessories. 
The hinge on
this finding is very good!  It is not stiff and is strong enough to not
wiggle around or come apart.  Just right!  The clip base measures .75"
wide by .75" tall.  The circumference of the leatherette disk is 1.25".
These are the BEST
blank shoe clips on the market!  Then when leatherette is added, watch
out!  Best of all, they have been tested for lead and are in compliance
with the CPSC lead standards.  Documentation is available upon request.

Do you want to try them? Use my promo code geek9 for 9% off your entire order at The Buckle Boutique!

Do you want to win a great prize package from the Buckle Boutique including a pack of shoe clips? Check out my giveaway here!


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Create Your Space with ModCloth’s Retro & Cute Furnishings!

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The Jalopy Showdown 2013

We headed out to the Jalopy Showdown at Latimore Valley Fairgrounds last Saturday. It's a great event with awesome cars, dirt track circle racing and great vendors. I picked up a Stray Cat shift knob for the '56 and the kid got some stuff, but really the pictures say it all.

BUT first – we had to do a work related event called, "Touch a Truck". Local trucks are brought to the fairgrounds and the kids can play on them, beep the horns and sit in the driver's seat. We had to take a couple of buses there AND look what we found – an old Trolley – how cool.


So here's what we wore:

The Geek: A 1940's dress that I picked up at the 2012 Jalopy Showdown with retro sandals I scored at a rummage sale. The 1950's wool hat with that crazy arrow I found at a thrift shop!

The Kid: A 1950's pinafore with an awesome fish pocket that we bought on eBay for $2. (plus Dorthy Sparkle Red Shoes)

The Hubs: The Ten Penny Ale shirt he got for getting our favorite CT beer to be distributed here in PA.


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Ooh Lala – Look at this Vintage Outift!

I'm so excited about my sweater! I have been looking for a vintage winter sweater for a couple months, scoured eBay and the likes but never coughed up the money for it. Then I scored this beauty at the Goodwill Outlet for $0.83! Yep, that's right under a $1 for that awesomeness!!!

The pants are new, but old style. I scored these on eBay with my Birthday money. I'm loving them, but they are going to need hemmed – I guess I'm just too short for pants.

Then comes the shoes. I don't know if they are vintage or not. I mean I know they are vintage but I don't know how old they are. They had fur trimmed booties in the 50's, but with no tags inside and European sizing, I just can't find any info on them. BUT they look a little like the 1950's ones, so they can be impostors and I'm fine with that. Did I mention that the booties were only $4?!?



Here is a 1950's ad for a sweater similar to my find!
Boys Girls Knitted Ski Sweater PDF Pattern Vintage 1950s Size 6 10 14

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Here are is an ad for the fur trimmed boots from the 50's. Mine are close.

Here is an ad from 1957. On the left is a pair of high waisted jeans similar to mine with the large pockets.














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Vintage Thrifty Finds, New Hair and More!

Last weekend we went to Washington DC and I found some great thrifty and vintage finds! I'm gonna share some of them today along with a couple of local finds paired togeter to make an awesome outfit! Next week, I'll share the rest of the DC finds.

BUT Let's start off with just gushing over the hair. I'm in love with the color and cut. The length lends itself to being curled or pulled back into a pony and the length of the bangs can be curled or pomped. I love it!


Next, I heart MAC makeup and right now they have a new collection called Archie's Girls. My Hub's gave the approval to go crazy and get whatever of the collection that I wanted. Well, I got the Veronica lipstick and liner to match. I'm in love with the color and the staying power!


Then there is the excitement as my first new bullet bra arrived. It's not marked as such but it fits well and it is pretty pointy. So for an everyday late 1940's to early 1950's look this bra does the trick. You can find it here on Amazon for a great price.





Vintage Pink Blouse – The Atomic Warehouse, Harrisburg, PA
Vintage Black Wool Skirt – Salvation Army, Camp Hill, PA
Mossimo Shoes – Goodwill, Alexandria, VA
Vintage Jacket – The Furgalista, Alexandria, VA
Lucite and Metal Purse – The Atomic Warehouse, Harrisburg, PA

The outfit cost me $21.98 including shoes, the purse on the other hand cost me $20. 


Plus all these pictures were taken by the 4 year old using my brand spanking new Sony NEX-5 that I won!!! I have know idea how it works, it has so many features, but so far I think it's doing a great job.


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Score of Vintage Kid Clothes and other Thrifty Finds

Check out these fantastic vintage threads for the kid!!! My daughter is in love with these dresses and coats. The brown dress needs a little mending. The under arm needs to be stitched but for $5 you can't beat it. Little girl clothes are so hard to find, we were really lucky on these. I love the red buttons down the back!!!




This little pink and blue dress is adorable. I love the little pockets with the navy ribbon bows. The detail at the neck looks like it used to have some kind of ribbon woven in around the collar. And flower button – too cute!


The green coat is 100% wool with velvet accents. It doesn't look like it was ever on a kid's body!!! I got this baby for $0.85!!! Can you believe it less than a dollar!



I stepped up for this one. I paid $10 for this coat. The 3/4 length sleeves are great for my daughter. I love the peter pan collar, and 3 pretty pearlish buttons.


I saw this pin and said to myself I don't care how much it costs, I'm buying it. Done. Well, it was ONLY $5! How often do you find a 1950's pink dog pin with Evelyn on it? You just don't. If you don't know that's the tiny one's name, so it was a must buy!

The red eye is a little creepy, but over all it's in good shape.


Last but not least, the kid took some pictures of my awesome pink gingham head band that was in a bag of many headbands for $1.00


The pink Gap button down was $0.85 and the cardigan with the white flowers and beading was $1. Even though they are not vintage, they fit my look well and you can beat the deal.


I scored my stuff at Community Aid thrift store Mechanicsburg,Pa, The Atomic Warehouse in Harrisburg, PA, Better Days Animal Shelter Thrift Shop, Shippensburg, Pa and The Goodwill Outlet in Harrisburg.




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My Wardrobe and I love my new No nonsense Leggings & Tights!!!

I’m a vintage girl as you all know. I love finding that perfect vintage outfit or new dress with a retro style. Lately, it has been extremely easy to find items that fit my vintage style like round neck cardigans. I was lucky enough to come across this great summer dress in a vintage cut. I paired it with a pair of No nonsense black leggings, black flats and a long sleeve round neck cardi, it instantly turned into a beautiful fall outfit that I wore to go out to dinner on a Saturday night.

The No nonsense Black Leggings are so warm and comfortable. They have a great fit and stay put all night long.They feel like a second skin and make my legs look great. I big heart these leggings!



Somedays work outfits can be boring, so I stepped up my everyday skirt and top with a pair of No nonsense lace tights. They totally are reminiscent of the ’50’s fishnet with a new fresh flare. They made my everyday outfit pop with fun sophisication.

The No nonsense Black Lace Net Openwork Tights are totally rockin’! The solid toe is strong but small enough to wear a nice pair of flats without the solid peeking out. The lace work pattern goes all the way to the hip which my Husband thinks is a nice feature. The lace work is so sturdy, there is no worry of tearing them as you pull them up and the waist band is strong but comfortable, keeping the tights in place all day long.



I have been looking for a great pair of tights and leggings for my Fall and Winter outfits. I think that No nonsense tights and leggings fill that need in my life. They have so many colors and styles to choose from the possiblities are endless!!! I’m so excited about my cotton leggings, I secretly want to wear them all the time, even under my jeans for extra warmth, but shhhh don’t let that get out. They also have little girl tights in shades of pink – what more can you ask for?




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Fall Fiesta Ware – Husband is the Best!

If you don't know, I have a large, very large, collection of Fiestaware, vintage and new. If you don't know what Fiesta Dinnerware is, it is a China Dinnerware that was first produced in 1936. It was discontinued in 1973 and reissued in 1986. There are over 40 different colors and tons of kitchen accessories.

I have a plate rack that hangs above our home computer. It houses my Fiesta clock and 2 vintage dinner plates. Yesterday, I sat down to the computer and went to sit my cup of coffee on the counter and there laid my vintage yellow plate – the one that lives in the plate rack. I look up above the clock and spotted this friendly fellow smiling back at me. FallFiestaware

I love it. Husband had purchased the Scarecrow Feista Ware plate and stuck it in the rack for the fall holidays. He rocks – both Husband and the Scarecrow.