A Vintage Nerd Recreates: White Christmas (1954): Judy Haynes

December 22, 2019
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The holidays are now coming to a head. Homes are decorated, children are on vacation, and the fridges are stuffed with things to cook and bake. But one of the things I love about the holidays is watching or rewatching classic holiday films. Some I have watched more than a dozen times and some like "Meet Me In St. Louis" (1944) I recently saw for the first time. One of my all time favorites is White Christmas (1954). It's one of those films just brimming with fun and joy. And yet in the midst of all the laughter you'll find yourself moved and in tears. While in some scenes you'll find yourself in awe of the costumes and dance scenes. 

This year happens to be the 65th Anniversary of White Christmas (1954). In honor of this anniversary I wanted to do something special. I loved the costumes made for Vera-Ellen in the film because everything she wore was so stylish and feminine. One of my favorite outfits is in the scene when she is trying to convince Phil that they should get engaged in order for her sister to stop being overprotective. 

To create this look I pulled out pieces from my closet and put together vintage accessories I already had. All I had to add to the ensemble was a white turtleneck. I purchased one from J Crew that was originally $35 dollars and I snagged it for under $4 with sales and coupons. I think doing recreates based on classic films/tv shows or period films/tv shows is going to be a blast. I plan to do a whole lot more in the coming new year but I don't see the point of it if I have to spend a heap of money on the outfits. 

A Vintage Nerd Recreates is going to marry my passions for Old Hollywood and Fashion. I also hope it will inspire others by exploring their personal style and also bring some attention to the film being spotlighted. Keep in mind I will always recreate with A Vintage Nerd flair because what I am doing is not costuming or cosplay but rather a celebration of a character or film.

What classic films/tv shows or period films/tv shows would you like to see recreated here on A Vintage Nerd? 

A Vintage Nerd, Vintage Blog, Retro Fashion Blog, Vintage Fashion Inspiration, Old Hollywood Blog, Classic Film Fashions, Classic Film Fashion Inspiration, Retro Lifestyle Blog, White Christmas Fashion, A Vintage Nerd Recreates, Old Hollywood Fashion, White Christmas Judy, Fifties Fashion, Vintage Christmas Corsage, CMT Fashion, Disabled Fashion
A Vintage Nerd, Vintage Blog, Retro Fashion Blog, Vintage Fashion Inspiration, Old Hollywood Blog, Classic Film Fashions, Classic Film Fashion Inspiration, Retro Lifestyle Blog, White Christmas Fashion, A Vintage Nerd Recreates, Old Hollywood Fashion, White Christmas Judy, Fifties Fashion, Vintage Christmas Corsage, CMT Fashion, Disabled Fashion
A Vintage Nerd, Vintage Blog, Retro Fashion Blog, Vintage Fashion Inspiration, Old Hollywood Blog, Classic Film Fashions, Classic Film Fashion Inspiration, Retro Lifestyle Blog, White Christmas Fashion, A Vintage Nerd Recreates, Old Hollywood Fashion, White Christmas Judy, Fifties Fashion, Vintage Christmas Corsage, CMT Fashion, Disabled Fashion
A Vintage Nerd, Vintage Blog, Retro Fashion Blog, Vintage Fashion Inspiration, Old Hollywood Blog, Classic Film Fashions, Classic Film Fashion Inspiration, Retro Lifestyle Blog, White Christmas Fashion, A Vintage Nerd Recreates, Old Hollywood Fashion, White Christmas Judy, Fifties Fashion, Vintage Christmas Corsage, CMT Fashion, Disabled Fashion
A Vintage Nerd, Vintage Blog, Retro Fashion Blog, Vintage Fashion Inspiration, Old Hollywood Blog, Classic Film Fashions, Classic Film Fashion Inspiration, Retro Lifestyle Blog, White Christmas Fashion, A Vintage Nerd Recreates, Old Hollywood Fashion, White Christmas Judy, Fifties Fashion, Vintage Christmas Corsage, CMT Fashion, Disabled Fashion

Outfit: Plaid Skirt from Modcloth, Turtleneck from J Crew, Black Cardigan from Boden, 
Red Belt from Vivien of Holloway, and all accessories are vintage 1950s/1960s

Be Inspired: Embrace It

December 15, 2019
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Through my blog I have been lucky to found my voice when it comes to Old Hollywood, Vintage Fashion, Retro Lifestyle, and all the smaller categories in between. What I have struggled with is finding a balance between my passions as a vintage blogger and my everyday life living with a disability. I didn't want to come across as needing attention or attracting negative attention because of my disability. I needed to find a balance between both words because I feel like it is important that I share this part of myself.

When I share photos of my vintage inspired outfits my leg braces are part of that look. I didn't like the idea of hiding them because I tried that in college and that was an unpleasant experience. I also didn't want you to think that this blog has suddenly become a blog solely about a woman living with a disability. My main focus here at A Vintage Nerd is to share my love of vintage through Old Hollywood and vintage inspired fashion. But embracing my disability more meant that I would have to find a way to incorporate my disability with my blog. And I think I finally have.

There is a new year on the horizon and I decided that my goals for the new year would entail me embracing the changes in my body and with my disability, finding peace and healing with some truths I have discovered about my life, and moving forward to continue to live my life passionately by continuing to fill it with the people and things I love. I hope you will embrace new things for the new year as well. 

One of the steps to embracing things more can be seen in my collaboration with a fellow blogger named Lainie at Trend-Able. Her blog is dedicated to helping those with physical disabilities.  In this post I share a little more about my history with CMT (Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease). While working on this post I realized that I really haven't shared my personal story with CMT; how I was diagnosed and my struggles. It took me a while to find the right words because although I am ready to share it I am also a private person in many ways. I shared what I could and you can read all of it HERE

What have you recently been embracing more of? What will you embrace in the coming new year?

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Outfit: Cardigan from Anthropologie, Skirt from Modcloth, 
Embrace It Tee from Trend-Able, Detachable Collar from Magnus Clothing

A Holiday Gift Guide For Any Vintage Nerd

December 11, 2019
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"Tis the season for holiday gift giving and it can be a stressful, time consuming process for many of us. Have you struggled with what kind of gift to give someone? I know I have. Have you thought about what to give that vintage nerd in your life? You know that person who loves classic film or goes ga-ga for anything in thats has a vintage aesthetic.  

I pulled together a few things from my own private stash that might help give you some ideas on what you can give that special vintage nerd in your life this holiday season.

  • Dvd Sets of Period Television Shows: Bomb Girls, Ripper Street, The Astronauts Wives Club
  • A Movie-Tie-In Book: Books Based on Films or Inspired by Films
  • Vintage Inspired Beauty Books: Hollywood Beauty and Hollywood Diet and Fitness
  • A Year Subscription to Remind Magazine
  • Stack of your Favorite Classic Films

Any vintage nerd would love these types of holiday gifts under their tree this year. I know I would!

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A Vintage Nerd, Vintage Blog, Vintage Blogger, New York Blogger, Retro Holiday Gift Guide, Vintage Holiday Gift Guide, JCrew Style, Retro Fashion Inspiration, Sixties Beret, Modcloth Jean Skirt, Plus Size Retro Fashion, Retro Winter Fashion, Sixties Fashion Inspiration, Retro Lifestyle, Fashion with Disability, CMT Fashion, Leg Braces, Disabled Fashion, Fair Isle Red Sweater
A Vintage Nerd, Vintage Blog, Vintage Blogger, New York Blogger, Retro Holiday Gift Guide, Vintage Holiday Gift Guide, JCrew Style, Retro Fashion Inspiration, Sixties Beret, Modcloth Jean Skirt, Plus Size Retro Fashion, Retro Winter Fashion, Sixties Fashion Inspiration, Retro Lifestyle, Fashion with Disability, CMT Fashion, Leg Braces, Disabled Fashion, Fair Isle Red Sweater
A Vintage Nerd, Vintage Blog, Remind Magazine, Vintage Blogger, New York Blogger, Retro Holiday Gift Guide, Vintage Holiday Gift Guide, JCrew Style, Retro Fashion Inspiration, Sixties Beret, Modcloth Jean Skirt, Plus Size Retro Fashion, Retro Winter Fashion, Sixties Fashion Inspiration, Retro Lifestyle, Fashion with Disability, CMT Fashion, Leg Braces, Disabled Fashion, Fair Isle Red Sweater
A Vintage Nerd, Vintage Blog, Vintage Blogger, New York Blogger, Retro Holiday Gift Guide, Vintage Holiday Gift Guide, JCrew Style, Retro Fashion Inspiration, Sixties Beret, Modcloth Jean Skirt, Plus Size Retro Fashion, Retro Winter Fashion, Sixties Fashion Inspiration, Retro Lifestyle, Fashion with Disability, CMT Fashion, Leg Braces, Disabled Fashion, Fair Isle Red Sweater

Outfit: Fair Isle Sweater from J. Crew, Jean skirt from Modcloth, 
Collared Shirt from Boden, and Red Knee High Socks from Amazon
 
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