Giveaway: Joe Bonomo 12 Book Boxset

January 24, 2018
A Vintage Nerd, Joe Bonomo, Vintage Books Giveaway 1940's Vintage Books

I hope you like the little peak I shared into one of Joe Bonomo mini books, How To Become Lovelier  After Forty. Today is actually my birthday and I have turned 42-woweee! I wanted to celebrated my special day with you by hosting a giveaway for your own boxset of Joe Bonomo books.

In this set you will receive 12 pocket sized manuals that are each 64 pages long. They are filled with sage advice and information that you will be enjoying for days to come. They really are neat little books that can fit easily into your pocket or purses.

These are the manuals you will receive:

  • Building Body Power
  • Your Baby
  • Special Guide for Brides to be
  • How to Become Lovelier After Forty
  • Your Hair
  • Make-up
  • Gain Weight
  • How to Beautify Your Bust Contour
  • How to be a Good Dancer
  • How to Develop a More Successful Personality
  • How to Give Successful Parties
  • How too Simplify Your Housekeeping

You will be getting them all in their storage box. Keep in mind all these items are about 60-70 years old so they aren't perfect but there are no rips or missing pages. A set like this is hard to find so I hope you all join in this special giveaway and share it with others. Good luck!

A Vintage Nerd, Joe Bonomo, Vintage Books Giveaway 1940's Vintage Books
A Vintage Nerd, Joe Bonomo, Vintage Books Giveaway 1940's Vintage Books


Joe Bonomo: How To Become Lovelier AFTER Forty

January 23, 2018
A Vintage Nerd, Joe Bonomo, Vintage Self Help Books

I first discovered Joe Bonomo accidentally while scouring the internet for vintage magazines and Dell purse books. Bonomo was an American strongman, stuntman, and actor who in 1943 used his success and fame to publish a slew of miniature books focusing on lifestyle, health, and beauty. 

The books were so popular that stay stayed in print for over thirty years. Nowadays you can find on online on eBay and Etsy and if you are lucky you can find a boxset which usually contains 12 mini books. I own a boxset and one of my favorite mini books is How to Become Lovelier After Forty. Now that I will be embarking into my second year of my forties I find things like this book inspiring, insightful, and even sometimes humorous.

I wanted to share with you some of Bonomo's wisdom for the ladies heading to their forties or already knee deep into other decades. Even though the information found in this book is over seventy years old, I found most of it still applicable and really quant to read. I hope you like looking through these pages.

A Vintage Nerd, Joe Bonomo, Vintage Self Help Books
A Vintage Nerd, Joe Bonomo, Vintage Self Help Books
A Vintage Nerd, Joe Bonomo, Vintage Self Help Books
A Vintage Nerd, Joe Bonomo, Vintage Self Help Books
A Vintage Nerd, Joe Bonomo, Vintage Self Help Books
A Vintage Nerd, Joe Bonomo, Vintage Self Help Books
A Vintage Nerd, Joe Bonomo, Vintage Self Help Books
A Vintage Nerd, Joe Bonomo, Vintage Self Help Books


Winter in New York

January 17, 2018
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There is nothing quite like wintertime in the city, especially during the holidays. Manhattan was all decked out this year with bright lights and elaborate window displays at places like Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy's. It was cold when I ventured out into the city to visit the iconic Rockefeller Center while the tree was still up but warm enough so that I was able to wear one of my cute coats.

Vintage coats give so much character to an outfit but they be they be hard to find especially in red. So when I saw this coat on eBay I had to snag it. You may not believe this but this red classic coat was purchased for just $20 dollars and it was in perfect condition. What a score, huh?

My motto for fashion is that it has to be cute and comfy and everything I wore for my day out into the city on this winter day was just that. If you don't feel comfortable in what you are wearing then how can you go about your day feeling good? Eventually the discomfort will wear you down so I recommend to try out my fashion motto; cute and comfy. Its a win-win in my book.

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AA Vintage Nerd, Vintage Christmas, Retro Christmas Inspiration, Christmas in New York
AA Vintage Nerd, Vintage Christmas, Retro Christmas Inspiration, Christmas in New York
AA Vintage Nerd, Vintage Christmas, Retro Christmas Inspiration, Christmas in New York

Outfit: Red Classic Coat from J Crew (eBay), Wool skirt from Modcloth, Quarter 
Sleeve turtleneck from Joy (purchased on my last UK trip), Black belt from Vivien of Holloway
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