Wearing What You Love

A Vintage Nerd, Retro Fashion Blog, 1970's Vintage, Retrolicious Red Cardigan, Modcloth Jean Skirt, Plus Size Retro Fashion

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? 

A Vintage Nerd, Retro Fashion Blog, 1970's Vintage, Retrolicious Red Cardigan, Modcloth Jean Skirt, Plus Size Retro Fashion

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

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  1. All of this! I went through this a couple years ago, and it's been the most liberating thing! Vintage has become so cut-throat and I honestly can't deal with it anymore. I'm glad I was a part of the vintage community because it helped me to develop my personal style, and I learned A LOT! But at the end of the day you have to do what makes you happy.

    xoxo
    -Janey

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    1. I couldn't agree more Janey. I feel more me in my style now than I did by wearing true vintage all the time. It almost felt like a costume and that wasn't any fun at all. Thank you for sharing your style truth with me and for always being so supportive. xox

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  2. I honestly love these photos of you, that high neck top on you is gorgeous! Oh my goodness I love chatting about personal style, especially discussing the niches everyone has discovered for themselves. I don't like to feel like I'm putting myself in a box if that makes sense! Especially when I say 60's vintage style, as I get pinpointed sometimes that a lot of the stuff I own is repro and not authentic. So I'm a weird mesh of 40's to 60's with a penchant for cartoons and Tim Burton... Haha... I mean, it makes sense to me when I wake up on a morning and can't make up my mind. Hurrah personal style!

    Thank you so much for this hun!!

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    1. I love how you explore your personal style. I think its wonderful to find a look that feels good and is authentic to who you are and where you are in your life at that moment. xox

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