5 Films All About Love

February 11, 2021

A Vintage Nerd, Vintage Blog, Retro Lifestyle Blog, Movie Blog, Old Hollywood Blog, Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany's, Breakfast at Tiffany's MaskValentine's Day is just around the corner and I wanted to share with you some wonderful films all about love. When we think of Valentine's Day we often think about romantic love but there are so many other types of love. There is family love, young love, self love, and unexpected love just to name a few. 

Here are some films that you might want to watch for Valentine's Day:

Sunday in New York (1963): Starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford. Romantic Comedy. A comedy of errors about love, romance, and the state of ones virginity.

Yours, Mine and Ours (1968): Starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda. Family Comedy. A widower and widow with large families find love with one another and renewed love with their children.

The April Fools (1969): Starring Catherine Deneuve and Jack Lemmon. Romantic Comedy. Two unhappy married people find themselves unexpectedly finding love with one another.

A Little Romance (1979): Starring Sir Laurence Olivier and Diane Lane. Romantic Comedy. Based on the novel 1977 novel E=mc2 Mon Amour by Patrick Cauvin, it follows two teens who find young love and adventure ensues.

Just The Way You Are (1984): Starring Kristy McNichol and Michael Ontkean. Comedy Drama. A disabled young woman finds herself in all sorts of situations only to finally learn to love herself exactly as she is. 

Wearing What You Love

February 09, 2021

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I struggled to find my own style within the vintage community for years. I experimented with true vintage going through most of the decades settling mainly on the 1940’s-1950’s. Although I enjoyed wearing the vintage pieces, I felt like the style I was acquiring was more like dress up.  It honestly felt costumey more than actual everyday clothes. I also struggle with the huge cost with vintage and the pressure to constantly prove that I was indeed a vintage girl.

Mixed with all of these conflicting feelings was also my lifestyle. When I started blogging and delving into vintage again (I dressed 1970’s in the 1990’s) I had really young children. Wearing true vintage was becoming a hazard especially since I can’t sew (because of my disability). 

I learned through the years after I finally developed my own personal style, that you can still love vintage fashion and be a vintage girl at heart without looking like you stepped right out of 1949. 

My personal style is now a happy blend of true vintage, retro, and modern pieces. I no longer feel the pressure to have to look or dress a certain way to prove my affinity for vintage. 

Although it was a long process to get to this place, finding a sense of love and joy in my personal style became a self affirming act. It’s a gift to myself that boosted my confidence and self-esteem. Yes it’s just clothes but it’s also a great way to express your passions and who you are as a person. What do you love about your own personal style? 

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Outfit: Jean Skirt from Modcloth, Red Cardigan from Retrolicious, True Vintage 1970's Turtleneck, True Vintage 1960's Sunglasses, and Accessories are from Etsy

My Favorite Winter Products

February 07, 2021

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I am big fan of taking care of your skin. Whether it's moisturizing it in the winter or covering it in sunscreen in the summer. When cold weather comes so does the dry skin. There is nothing worse for your skin that to allow it to dry out. Although these are fairly modern beauty products, these are some of my favorites that I like to use during the winter months. 
  1. First Aid Repair: Ultra Repair Cream: Est. 2009: Products made in the U.S.A.  
  2. Elemis: Papaya Enzyme Peel Mask: Est. 1988: Products made in the United Kingdom. 
  3. Soap & Glory: Hand Food Hydrating Hand Cream: Est. 2007: Products made in the United Kingdom.
  4. Too Faced: Hangover Lip Balm: Est. 1998: Products made in the U.S.A.
  5. Tula: Instant De-Puff Eye Renewal Serum: Est. 2014: Products made in the U.S.A.
  6. Republic of Tea: Get Relaxed Tea: Est. 1992: Products made in the the U.S.A.
Whether you are twenty or fifty I really believe that taking care of your skin, your hair, and your overall health is the most important thing we can do for ourselves. I enjoy these products because they quench my sensitive skin and they feel great. What products do you like to use during the winter months?

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The Twilight Zone Inspiration: Kick the Can

January 31, 2021


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Season Two of The Twilight Zone gives us a few iconic episodes. One of them being "Kick the Can" which was the 86th episode that aired on February 9, 1962. It tells the story of the residents of Sunnyvale Rest, a home for the aged. Haunted by the affects of aging, Charles Whitely (Ernest Truex) starts to believe that if he acts young then he will become young. A few people are skeptical of Whitely's idea including his best friend, Ben Conroy (Russell Collins) who thinks he is going crazy.

One night Whitely convinces a group of residents from the home to play kick the can with him. A short time later Whitely and the others are assumed to have turned into children. Conroy didn't join them in their game because he saw aging as inevitable, something he comes to quickly regret when he sees Whitely has reverted into a boy again. Whitely doesn't recognize him and runs away leaving Conroy realizing the missed opportunity in regaining his youth.

Recapturing your youth can be a tricky thing. You can attempt to turn back the clock by changing how you look but its how you think about life that really helps you recapture youth. Whitely was right to a point. Thinking young can keep you young in many ways. It doesn't take away your experiences, knowledge, or bags of luggage from your past, but it can help you stay connected to that child within you. 

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45 Wishes For My Birthday

January 30, 2021

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It was my 45th birthday recently and I cannot tell you how blessed I feel be able to be this age. It's been a rough year but if I can be honest I have had other rough years. Those past challenges taught me to just go with the flow as much as possible especially when tough times appear.

Now when it comes to my birthday I only things I wanted for myself was exactly what I got. A day with my favorite people, my four (six if you count the cats) best friends. The day was spent at home of course. My family decorated the house a bit then I blew out candles from my favorite cake. Throughout the day I was spoiled with gifts, phone calls, and texts. 

If I could make 45 wishes for my birthday I would start with having the best birthday. Luckily for me that is exactly what I got.

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A Vintage Nerd, Vintage Blogger,  Modcloth Sixties Dress, Modcloth Velvet Dress, Sixties Fashion, Modcloth Fashion, Retro Birthday, Retro Fashion Blog, 1960's Inspired Fashion
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Outfit: Modcloth Mod Velvet Dress, Blush Beret from Urban Outfitters, and Vintage Jewelry 

How to Destress with Panic Pete

January 11, 2021

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These days we are all feeling the affects of the stress. Each of us are attempting to deal with it the best way we can especially within a quarantine environment. We take walks when we can, watch a good movie, drink a cup of hot tea, or listen to music, all as a means to destress. 

This is where a little fella called Panic Pete comes into play. Give him a good squeeze and his eyes, nose, and ears all pop out. I mean adding one to your list of destressers is not a bad idea given he's cute, retro, affordable, and gets the job done. Think of him as the ultimate stress ball. I scored mine recently at Bobb Howard's General Store which is a local retro candy shop that doesn't just have a selection of nostalgic treats but also nostalgic toys and gifts. 

These days I'm trying to add in as much fun and cuteness into my life as I can. Panic Pete does the trick for me. Have you ever used stress balls to destress? 


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