Back to Basics: Jeans and T-Shirts

August 21, 2020
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Sometimes you just have to get back to basics when it comes to fashion. And you really can't get any more basic than jeans and a t-shirt. You can't get any more in tune with your vintage fashion self than by wearing jeans and a tee because they have been around for over a hundred years. 

When jeans were first used they were referred to as "blue jeans" which were invented by Jacob W. Davis in partnership with Levi Strauss & Co. in 1871. Then it was patented by Jacob W. Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873. For 147 years jeans have been a standard for durable and casual fashion. The t-shirt also came about in the 19th century, when laborers would cut their jumpsuits in half to keep cool in warmer months during the year. The first manufactured t-shirt was invented between the Mexican-American War in 1898, and 1913 when the U.S. Navy began issuing them as standard undershirts. The t-shirt also became a staple in wardrobes everywhere from the 1950's onward. You can learn more about the history of t-shirts HERE.

When I am looking for something comfortable and cute to wear I go straight to these two basics. You can even change things up in the cooler weather by wearing a pair of jeans with a tee and a cardigan. 

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Outfit: Modcloth Jean Skirt and  Green Tee from J Crew

Vintage Summer Fashion Inspiration

August 12, 2020
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Here we are at the last weeks of summer at my end of the world and its getting hotter and hotter. I am not a summer person but its really mainly because of my CMT. Those with CMT (peripheral nerve disease) don't handle extreme cold or heat well. Its does all these strange things to us that makes things painful, difficult, and very very uncomfortable. I know for me during the summer I over heat, mind you I have to wear plastic leg braces all day long so you can imagine that discomfort. But despite my body's dislike for this season I do appreciate the down time away from school stuff from the kids, the coolness of my air conditioner, and the abundance of strawberry icey treats that come my way. 

Something I can always appreciate as well are the summer fashions of the bygone decades. I love how feminine dresses remained even for warmer weather and how incredibly cute it was for women to match their tops and bottoms with their shoes and hats. Who doesn't adore a well color coordinated outfit? 

What sort of vintage fashion do you like to use during your summers? Do you keep cool with a vintage headscarf  and sunglasses or do you prefer cotton dresses with matching purses? 

If you would like to see more vintage fashion inspiration swing by to these links:


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Nothing Is Better Than a Picnic

August 08, 2020

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I love picnics. Sitting on the grass, having a snack, reading a good magazine, and watching my children play. It’s so relaxing. Lately my local parks have been jammed packed. Even the small one that nobody used to go to. Needless to say it’s a little stressful to be there these days. 

So no picnics for me just yet. Instead I decided to channel my love for picnics with this 1960’s Miss Smith dress and this July 11, 1955 copy of Life Magazine with the lovely Susan Strasberg on the cover. If you can’t go to a picnic, bring the picnic to you I say.

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Outfit: 1960's Miss Smith Dress, Red Cat Eyeglasses, 1960's Vintage Red Loop Earrings, and Vintage Life Magazine

Be Inspired: Cool to be ⓚⓘⓝⓓ

August 01, 2020
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A Vintage Nerd is my safe space where I can share my love and passion for all things Old Hollywood through fashion, film, books, and lifestyle. I, like many of you have been home dealing with a new normal with quarantine living. I am not a preachy person but I always remember this huge piece of advice my father gave me when I was pregnant with my first child. He said, "Don't take any unnecessary risks." 

Every since he laid that piece of wisdom on me I always hear him say it to me in my head and its the biggest piece of advice I adhere to everyday. As a woman with a physical disability and a mother of three children I have to be diligent and wise about the decisions I make when it comes to our well-being. Whether you believe it helps or not more than ever we need to choose to be kind. When we wear a mask in public we are choosing to be kind to ourselves, our loved ones, and to the public. 

Even if you don't believe this small act keeps people safe it can help alleviate peoples stress and anxiety. I do not personally suffer from anxiety but I do suffer from anxiety (or what I like to call "deep worries") when it comes to my physical well-being because of my disability and when it comes to the safety and well-being of my children. Last time I went to the park with my children we wore masks and social distanced with others but not everyone did and frankly my anxiety went through the roof.

I believe my fathers advice is good sage advice, "Don't take any unnecessary risks." And I will add to that by saying that it is cool to be kind. One simple act of wearing a mask might really make a difference to someone else even if you can't see it. Let's try to think of others as we take care of ourselves and our loved ones during this unprecedented time. Choose to be kind.

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Outfit: Cool to be Kind Tee from RhiannaMarieChan on Etsy, Red detachable collar 
from Magnus Clothing Company, and Handmade mask from The Vintage Beau




 
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