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Reader Request: Modern Vintage

How to style vintage clothes

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion tells me:

OK, you asked for it. I’d love to see you post about incorporating vintage clothing into a stylish wardrobe.

Well, m’dear, I may have asked for it, but YOU’RE gonna get it! I love this request, especially as I think many of us fear attempting incorporation of vintage pieces into our modern, chic wardrobes. We think, “Polyester florals and ratty fringe, gold braid trim and heavy velvet? Not for me, thanks.”

But, obviously, vintage isn’t just the mondo-kitsch pieces. Vintage items can be crisp and clean as well as fun and funky, and you can make them a part of your daily wear without transforming yourself into a retro-throwback. (Of course, if you want to go that route, check out Solanah and Fleur de Guerre for some amazing inspiration. Actually, you should probably check them all out, just for the eye-candy.) read more

Pregnancy Chic: A Guest Post from Allie

Several of you awesome readers have begged for some advice on how to stay stylish when you’re expecting. And the thing is, you guys, I’ve never been pregnant … and have learned the hard way to be wary of giving advice about things I haven’t personally experienced.

So I recruited the superawesome Allie of Wardrobe Oxygen and My Wardrobe Today, who brought her gorgeous daughter Emerson into the world quite recently. I followed Allie’s blogs throughout her pregnancy and she was far and away the most stylish pregnant woman I’ve ever had the good fortune to behold. So I was simply delighted when she agreed to guest post for me, because I knew she’d impart some solid style wisdom for all you moms-t0-be. So without further ado … read more