Ahh….the 80s. A time where some of the best classic vinyl, hit movies, and fashions were born. From neon pink and sequins galore to Guns n’ Roses and Motley Crue to Pretty In Pink and The Breakfast Club–the 80s will forever have a place in my heart…even if I weren’t privileged enough to have been born or to have lived through the epic era *wink*
BUT…since I was NOT born in the 1980s (#90sKid), I would like to embrace the awesomeness through my 2016 wardrobe by teasing my curls, using too much hair spray, wearing lots of sparkle, and singing to David Bowie’s latest and last album, Black Star. *crying* RIP David Bowie…RIP
Now, in honor of the one and only David Bowie, classic vinyl, hit movies, and vintage fashion, take a look at this week’s fabulous VIP Weekly Whistle featuring photos by Andrew Love of Snapshot Avenue. Photos were taken in historic downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee.
Jam out to this epic song while you take a gander at the photos + outfit details.
Oh! I have been way too excited about sharing this AH-mazing dress with y’all! It is my Halloween costume for this year–*gasp* I can’t believe I actually planned one in advance this year *wink*–and I may or may not be wearing it again just for fun…you know, embracing my FAVORITE era in clothing *wink* Oh, can I just go back in time to the 1950s?! Hmm…well, just time-travel there to get some awesome apparel then come back to 2015. *wink*
I found this wonderfully vintage-inspired frock online on Pinup Girl Clothing because I follow the company on Instagram. Pinup Girl Clothing is always posting to-die-for vintage looks on IG, and I am always falling head-over-heels for the frocks…SO–I decided to take a risk and order a dress for my Halloween costume. TO MY HEARTWARMING SURPRISE, the dress fits perfectly, and to be honest…after putting it on for the first time, I didn’t want to take it off! Goodness, if people wouldn’t look at me like I was a wackadoodle, and I wouldn’t get the skirt caught in my car door, I would dress like this every single day for the rest of my life *wink* BUT–that’s why we all love Halloween. For a day, we can dress as ridiculous or outrageous as we want sans judgment. *happy dance*
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw where I was a part of the Jonesborough Yarn Exchange Radio Show cast for their Haunted Jonesborough episode. I sported my Pinup Girl Clothing for the first time in public, and I felt like a little kid in a Disney princess costume *wink* It was SO much fun getting to dip my toes into some voice acting, and I cannot wait to do another show next month! Be sure to stay tuned to VIP social media for a link to the Haunted Jonesborough episode once it is released online a week from today!
Now, without further ado, take a look at this week’s outfit photos + get the ensemble details!
Long before I became “the VIP”, I was pulling items from my closet and styling pieces multiple ways to give the impression that I “never wore the same thing twice”. I didn’t want my style to be trendy and disposable–I wanted it to be classy and reusable. Sure–I bought trendy/seasonal items that I later donated to the local Salvation Army, but I did not and never have “re-wardrobed” my closet after each season.
I was always taught when you get something new, you donate or give away something else…but that it isn’t always easy for a clothes hoarder like myself *wink* So, I try to invest in really cool wardrobe pieces, and before purchasing, I ask myself, “Can I wear this more than one way? What about three ways?”. And thus…VIP Three Ways to Wear was born *wink*
For a little Throwback Thursday action, check out the VIP’s first Three Ways to Wear posthere from February 2012 *gasp* That was such a long time ago…and man, was my hair long!
Now, without further ado, take a look at this week’s TWTWT to see how I styled the vintage gem fromyesterday’s post.
Yesterday, I introduced y’all to my lovely, vintage kimono, and today, I am going to show y’all TWO MORE WAYS TO WEAR IT! Ah! Perfection.
When I first fell in love with this frock, I asked myself how I could wear it more than one way–I try not to invest in too many solo statement pieces because I like to get a lot of wear out of my clothes…especially the really cool items like this bright-red kimono *wink* So, for this week’s TWTWT, I decided to challenge myself with three ways to wear my snazzy, old-new Kimono from EBV! Y’all take a look at all the fabulousness below *wink*
On a recent antiquing trip to Jonesborough, Tennessee, I picked up the most marvelous vintage handbag EVER for only five dollars.
When I first spotted the “Casablanca” purse, I was positive it was going to be over-priced or in bad condition–finding good vintage nowadays is a bit challenging–but to my surprise it had an amazing price + it was in great condition. So, I picked it up, looked at my mom, and proclaimed–“I am getting this! It’s fabulous, vintage, and only five dollars + Casablanca is one of my favorite old films.” Ah…Humphrey Bogart…he was such a brilliant actor! I not only loved him in Casablanca, but I also loved him in Sabrina! Man…was I ever so born in the wrong era *wink*
All this talk about vintage has me craving old movies…so, let’s take a look at some of my favorite clips from Casablanca and Sabrina.
Special Note: If anyone knows anything about this vintage bag or if anyone knows anyone who could tell me more about this vintage bag, please contact me ASAP! I am so curious to learn more about it! Clickhereto visit my contact page :)