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Vintage Summer Clearance

This time of year I like to put on a sale to clear out some of the summer items to make room for the upcoming Fall listings. Even though it’s August, there’s still lots of hot days left to enjoy some summer purchases. Why not get them at 25% off? ;)

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Shop the Vintspiration Summer Clearance Sale now through August 16th, 2017.

xo
Justine

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Fashion · Huesday · Styles

Huesday: Turmeric

Yellow is having a moment, especially deep orange-y yellows such as goldenrod and turmeric.

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TURMERIC. A bright yellow aromatic powder obtained from the rhizome of a plant of the ginger family, used for flavoring and coloring in Asian cooking and formerly as a fabric dye.

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Vintage 1960s Yellow Nautical Long Shorts | Fisherman pattern from VidereVintage
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Vintage 80’s Mustard Stripe Sheer Blouse M from Vintspiration
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50’s linen dress from GoldHeartVintage
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Vintage Turmeric Espadrilles | Vintage Goldenrod Summer Espadrilles Flats from lexiconshop
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Mod go go Dress very cool,hip retro, flirty stylish mod dress from SerialMateriaL

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Justine

Vintage Birthdays

Vintage Birthdays: June

Prince Rogers Nelson – June 7, 1958 (d. April 21, 2016)

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Juliette L. Lewis – June 21, 1973

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Nancy Sandra Sinatra – June 8, 1940

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Nancy Sinatra Black Dress

Nancy Sinatra Bikini Guitar

xo

Justine

Designers · Fashion · History · Vintage Birthdays

Marilyn Monroe’s Top 10 Most Iconic Outfits

In honor of what would’ve been Miss Norma Jean’s 91st birthday this June 1st, I put together some of her best and most recognizable outfits. While Marilyn looked fabulous in everything she wore, these are are especially fabulous!

10. Here’s Marilyn in one of her best colors – white! This one has her wrapped in white fur. Winsome in White Fur, NY, 1955 © Milton H Greene / Archive Images

Marilyn Monroe's Top 10 Most Iconic Outfits

9. Marilyn in glasses! Fabulous 50’s cat eye glasses! This image is from the 1953 movie How to Marry a Millionaire where she played Pola Debevoise.

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8. Next up is Marilyn Monroe in a casual black turtleneck. Photographed in the spring of 1953 by Alfred Eisenstaedt at Monroe’s Beverly Hills home for LIFE Magazine.

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7. No one wore high waisted short shorts like Marilyn wore high waisted short shorts!

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6. We’re now getting down to the gown portion of our post! These fabulous matching red sequined gowns designed by William Travilla were worn in the 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Marilyn and her co-star Jane Russell.

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5. The infamous gold Travilla gown that she wore when she sang Happy Birthday Mr. President to JFK. Marilyn photographed at President Kennedy’s Birthday Gala, May 19th 1962.

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4. This pink beauty is another one of the many William Travilla designed dresses that Marilyn has worn. Worn in the 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes during her Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend number.

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3. Ah, the gorgeous Travilla (yet again!) gold lame gown from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (again!).

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2. The “Ballerina” series is one of Milton & Marilyn’s most recognized collaborations and was created in October of 1954 at his New York studio. Marilyn was in New York for the opening of the Seven Year Itch. Designer Anne Klein sent various outfits for Marilyn to wear, however all were 2 sizes too small, so the poses in this sitting amusingly deal with her problem of holding up the ill-fitting tulle and satin dress. The most recognized image from this sitting was chosen as one of Time-Life’s 3 most popular images of the 20th Century.© Milton H. Greene, 1954

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1. Finally! Another gorgeous Travilla designed dress, it’s the most iconic dress Marilyn Monroe ever wore. The image is from the 1955 movie The Seven Year Itch and the dress even has it’s own Wikipedia page!

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Which of Marilyn’s iconic dresses is your favorite?

xo
Justine

Design · House + Home

Adventures in Vintage Linens

My latest vintage obsesh are vintage sheets and linens. I love the bold prints and patterns but I also love the *feel*. Most are a blend of cotton and polyester and provide a cool fabric for sleeping. Personally, I hate to be warm or hot when sleeping. I like the windows open, the cool side of the pillow and loathe flannel.

Since I’ve been collecting pretty sheets for awhile now, I’ve finally gotten to the point where I can do a little mix and match. Those in the vintage sheet community are calling them bedscapes or #sheetchangeinserthadayoftheweekhere.

My current favorite in my shop is this awesome floral twin fitted sheet. It’s like springtime at bedtime!

Vintage Stevens Utica Twin Fitted Spring Floral Sheet
Vintage Stevens Utica Twin Fitted Spring Floral Sheet

Sometimes I come across damaged sheets and those are usually referred to as “cutters”. I’ve started doing some cute magnet crafts with those cutters. I love using them in my office and on my fridge at home. They also make such great little gifts.

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I’d love to see your vintage bedscapes! Tag me on instagram @vintspiration to share! :)

xo

Justine

Vintage Birthdays

Vintage Birthdays: May

Rosario Dawson – May 9, 1979

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Emilio Estevez – May 12, 1962

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Christine Baranski – May 2, 1952

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Justine

News

Etsy Shop Feature Series: WayBackWax

Vintage Flicker

The Shop Feature Series  is a blog segment where we get to chat with artistes and find out about their inspiration and story. My special guests today are Justine & Alexis, whose  work I found while browsing Instagram.  These ladies make gorgeous soy candles in interesting vintage wares. 


Here’s what the creators had to say when I caught up with them. Getting to know the artiste, isn’t that what Etsy is about?

How did you get started?

Wayback Wax is two friends from Upstate NY. One vintage lover (Justine) and one crafty mom (Alexis). We started in March 2016 while we were thinking of how to do something fun and creative together, that could also bring in some cash!

We scour estate sales and thrift shops to find unique and fun vintage vessels for our hand poured candles. Every candle is handmade in Stillwater, NY in small batches by us. We use eco-friendly soy…

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