7 Easy Tips on How I Created My Own Personal Style

April 16, 2019
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People often ask me how did I figure out my style and why do I wear what I wear. The truth is it took me a while to figure out my current style. Keep in mind that style is like most things, it has its ebbs and flows. I started out by wearing true vintage from head to toe and I had a lot of fun with it. That is until I realized it really didn't suit my lifestyle, my budget, or my current state of mind. 

These days I blend true vintage pieces with modern vintage inspired pieces and retro pieces for good measure. I mix it all up and I stick to two simple rules I have given myself: it has to be pleasing to my eyes and it has to be comfy. If the aesthetic of the colors or pieces don't make me feel good then I will not wear it. I also have a color palette that I stick to. My main colors are red, green, and blue. My secondary colors are white, black, grey, and occasionally yellow. 

Having a color palette and sticking to my two rules allows me to to mix and match my pieces easily while always feeling both cute and comfy in what I am wearing. I cannot deny that wearing true vintage makes me feel amazing but I also have found it challenging to wear true vintage while out with my family. My children are young and active and I wanted to create a style for myself that felt true to my love of vintage all the while versatile enough so that I can join family activities without feeling like I was overdressed or going to destroy a vintage piece.

My last tip is to remember to have fun. If you aren't enjoying the process and it becomes too overwhelming then take a step back. Look through what you already have and play around with it some more. 

My Tips on How I Created My Own Personal Style:

1- Understand that style will come in its ebbs and flows
2- Be open to change and to working with where you are in your 
life at that given moment
3- Work with your budget and lifestyle, not against it
4-Try blending vintage pieces with modern pieces. 
Play around with the various types of fashion out there.
5- Create a color palette for yourself. What are the colors that look best on you and 
that you love. Choose three main colors and a few secondary colors.
6- Think cute and comfy. It should be pleasing to your eye all the while being 
incredibly comfortable. If you aren't comfortable with what you are wearing then it will show.
7- Have fun with experimenting with fashion.

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Outfit: Plaid Dress from Modcloth, Blue Cardigan from Gap, Beret from Forever 21, 
Gold Loop Earrings from JCrew, and Heart Key Necklace from Cats Like Us


AVN Book Club: Movies Are Magic

April 10, 2019
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One of my passions is sharing my love for Old Hollywood and Classic Film with others. There is no denying that movies can be a magical place to visit. I do my best to share my joy of film with my own children. We even have weekly movie nights where we introduce them to movies they have never seen before. My hope is that they will grow up to appreciate this form of art and style of storytelling and share it with others.

Film has a unique was of tapping into the story of our own humanity. Whether that is in watching Marilyn Monroe strut her stuff in The Seven Year Itch (1955) or watching Jack Lemmon fumble his way through Manhattan in The Out-of-Towners (1970). Films captivate us, move us, scare us, and make us think. And all the while still maintaining its magic.

When I came across the book Movies Are Magic I knew it would be the ideal read for my children. The book gives a basic introduction to the history of film making and shares some key points in Old Hollywood history as well. Every section has accompanying illustrations that are absolutely adorable. This book doesn't go into deep detail but it does give a look into the things that have made movies special. It introduces Charlie Chaplin and The Nicholas Brothers. It also touches base on how film progressed from moving pictures to color.

I think having access to a little book like this makes introducing classic film to children an easier process. You can find a copy HERE and follow the author Jennifer Churchill HERE.

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A Vintage Nerd, Movies are Magic Book, Old Hollywood Books, Classic Film Education, Vintage Blog, Classic Movie Blogger, Old Hollywood Book Recommendations
A Vintage Nerd, Movies are Magic Book, Old Hollywood Books, Classic Film Education, Vintage Blog, Classic Movie Blogger, Old Hollywood Book Recommendations
A Vintage Nerd, Movies are Magic Book, Old Hollywood Books, Classic Film Education, Vintage Blog, Classic Movie Blogger, Old Hollywood Book Recommendations
A Vintage Nerd, Movies are Magic Book, Old Hollywood Books, Classic Film Education, Vintage Blog, Classic Movie Blogger, Old Hollywood Book Recommendations

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