Fashion

Fro Yo

I have thick, curly hair that I inherited from my father. My mother had medium weight straight hair so she just didn’t know what to do with it when I was a kid, so she decided to cut it short into a sort of Q-Tip mullet that I had frequently trimmed and blown out just like Tony Manero.

I let my hair grow long as I got older but I never really learned how to do it and sometimes I just want to live naturally and free and rock a white girl fro. I dig it, man. I dig it.

Marisa Berenson photographed by sister Berry Berenson for Vogue, October 1970.
Marisa Berenson photographed by sister Berry Berenson for Vogue, October 1970.
Glamorous afro
Glamorous afro
Harpers Bazaar magazine, October 1969, photo by David Thorpe
Harpers Bazaar magazine, October 1969, photo by David Thorpe
Shelley Duvall on the set of Nashville in 1975
Shelley Duvall on the set of Nashville in 1975
Milou for Lords and Lillies August 17th 2012
Milou for Lords and Lillies August 17th 2012
Etsy · Huesday

Huesday: Run, Forest, Run

I love a good dark green! Vintage items from Vintspiration and Videre Vintage.

vintage 70s SKY HIGH hunter green t-strap heels 8.5 9
vintage 70s SKY HIGH hunter green t-strap heels 8.5 9
Vintage '90s JANTZEN Green Terry Cloth Zip-Up with Front Pockets, Unisex S
Vintage ’90s JANTZEN Green Terry Cloth Zip-Up with Front Pockets, Unisex S
vintage FOREST GREEN minimalist silk tank m
vintage FOREST GREEN minimalist silk tank m
vintage 90s HUNTER GREEN high waisted shorts s
vintage 90s HUNTER GREEN high waisted shorts s
Vintage Express forest green silk blouse / 1980s S-M
Vintage Express forest green silk blouse / 1980s S-M
Etsy

Shop Update: Short Order

Some fresh listings to the Etsy shop this week. Lots of shorts for the steamy summer!

vintage 90s BONGO FLORAL print high waisted denim shorts m
vintage 90s BONGO FLORAL print high waisted denim shorts m
vintage 90s HUNTER GREEN high waisted shorts s
vintage 90s HUNTER GREEN high waisted shorts s
vintage 80s RAINBOW STRIPE pleated front high waisted shorts xs s
vintage 80s RAINBOW STRIPE pleated front high waisted shorts xs s
vintage 80s ACID WASH baggy cutoff shorts m
vintage 80s ACID WASH baggy cutoff shorts m
vintage 90s HIGH WAISTED rayon plaid shorts s
vintage 90s HIGH WAISTED rayon plaid shorts s
vintage 90s GRAFFITI print high waisted pleated shorts s m
vintage 90s GRAFFITI print high waisted pleated shorts s m
Fashion

Fairytale Fantasy

Lately, I’m being drawn to these romantic, ethereal with an edge sort of styles. Kind of a mix of Victorian England with some 70’s Gunne Sax, a splash of 90’s babydoll grunge, a pinch of 80’s New Romantic and topped with some Laura Ashley. It could be side effects from binge watching three seasons of Once Upon a Time lately. I am sooooo smitten with the fantasy.

Unicorn
I would travel by unicorn if I could
Why don't we wear more flower crowns?
Why don’t we wear more flower crowns?
Laura Ashley Bridal circa 1987 via NIBS blog
Laura Ashley Bridal circa 1987 via NIBS blog
Molly Ringwald
Molly Ringwald in some sort of Asian-inspired Ralph Lauren-esque get up. Ah-mazing.
Yves Saint Laurent | Liberty Cherie - ELLE Magazine, July 7th 1975
Yves Saint Laurent | Liberty Cherie – ELLE Magazine, July 7th 1975
Brooke Shields circa 1980's.
Brooke Shields
By The Window
I want to buy all the lacy bib blouses I can find. And look forlorn for Mr. Darcy.
Drew Barrymore
Bring back the daisies! 90’s Drew Barrymore

xoxo
Justine
Vintspiration

Etsy

Sisters in Vintage

My baby sister came to visit a couple of weeks ago and we spent an awesome week together thrifting, eating lots of Chipotle and watching cheesy rom-com movies. Basically, it was perfect! Here’s some shot of Jo modeling our finds. Some are listed in my Etsy shop Vintspiration, others in her shop Videre Vintage.

1950s pink pleated linen blouse · Pretty in Plain Pink · small
1950s pink pleated linen blouse · Pretty in Plain Pink · small
vintage SAGE ROSE tiny floral silk blouse m l
vintage SAGE ROSE tiny floral silk blouse m l
Vintage 1980s Peach Mesh Beachwear set Small - Medium
Vintage 1980s Peach Mesh Beachwear set Small – Medium
Vintage 1970s Flower Picker Dress Medium
Vintage 1970s Flower Picker Dress Medium
vintage CAFE AU LAIT high collar peplum print blouse m
vintage 60s GEOMETRIC cropped pants and top set s m
News

My Favorite Things: Blogs

I was recently updating my blog here with a new look (you likey?) and I started going through my blogroll which I have always kept somewhat tight. I don’t link to other blogs or websites idly. I have to really genuinely like it. Vintspiration is hardly a household name and I don’t expect it’ll ever be, but I’m happy with my little slice of the internet here.

I thought I’d list my five favorite vintage blogs here and share them with you!

These are a few of my favorite things...

1. Videre Vintage – I may be slightly partial to this blog since it’s written by my baby sister! She’s a 20 year old art student who adopted my love of vintage back when she was in middle school and tagging along on my thrifting adventures. She was my original (and still occasional!) model and she’s since opened her own Etsy shop. Her blog is fairly new, but be sure to check out her post on dreaming of that thrift fix and her side of the story on how she started her love of vintage.

2. Dear Golden – I have a borderline unhealthy obsession with Dear Golden. Her Etsy shop is amazing. Her instagram is amazing. Her brick and mortar shop is amazing. Her home is amazing. It’s just ridiculous how amazing she is. Swoon.

3. Denisebrain – I adore Maggie of Denisebrain. She’s beautiful, smart and someone I’ve admired for years. I’m lucky enough to ‘know’ her a little though our longtime online social circles and I consider her blog one of the most fun out there. It’s educational, but not in an overly scholarly way that makes you wanna snooze. It’s cheerful, pretty and interesting – exactly like the woman who writes it!

4. The Vintage Traveler – I’ve known Lizzie for years. First online and then I had the opportunity to meet her in real life about 15 years ago. Jeez, where does the time go? Anyway, her blog is brilliant. It’s like being taught something new every day and I always come away thinking “Wow. That was really interesting.” Seriously, every post is like that!

5. Yard Sale Bloodbath – A blog I can’t even remember how I came across but it’s a guilty pleasure, for sure. I dig their storytelling and feel like I’m shopping alongside them. Plus those junk in the trunk shots are my favorite part.

I really enjoy all the blogs on my blogroll, so feel free to click a link or two on my sidebar. And I’m always looking for new reads, feel free to post your favorites in the comments!

xoxo
Justine
Vintspiration

Vintage Character

Top 5 Stylish Movie Characters

Love the breakdown of awesome Vintage Characters on Wear What Style!

Wear What Style

You’re likely to see plenty of people dressed up like iconic characters and celebrities this week in the spirit of Halloween, but I often recreate my favorite memorable looks without any special occasion at all.  While magazines and blogs usually point to models and singers as a source of style inspiration (which they undoubtedly are), I personally find more enjoyment in recreating unique looks that I discover in my favorite films.  From animated characters to over-the-top fashionistas and fashionistos, style inspiration can be found in just about any movie you watch. Check out my top 5 stylish movie characters and then create a list of your own!

1. Penny Lane from Almost Famous

Almost Famous is a movie that defined my teenage years.  It allowed me to experience my share of youthful rebellion and adventure from the comfort of my couch, but it also inspired me to chase my writing…

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