December 20, 2014

HWWV for the Holidays Contest!

HWWV for the Holidays Contest!
Oh oh oh!!! We are SOOO excited for today's post! Because guess what? Today our ever so popular How We Wear Vintage Polyvore contest returns! Only this time, we're going to do everything with a holiday twist! For those of you who don't know what our last contest was like, let us explain: This contest is to encourage young ladies who want to get into vintage fashion, admire the styles of eras gone by, or those who are already avid vintage wearers, to come up with a holiday outfit inspired by your favorite vintage era from the 30's to the 60's.

December 19, 2014

How We Wear Vintage for the Holidays // Hair & Makeup

How We Wear Vintage for the Holidays // Hair & Makeup
Bobby pins, pomade, hair spray... what else... Oh yeah! Curlers and a comb! Where did the mascara go...?
Hello my dears! I am on a rampage today with vintage hair and makeup things as you can see. Why? Well, for one thing it is because this is the second to last post of the H.W.W.V., and for another, I have never ever done a post in this series before, so I am trying to "pin" down my thoughts. The girls asked me to talk about hair and makeup this time, and of course I gleefully said yes. So if you don't mind, I am just rounding up the last bits of my trailing recollections before we begin... Ok, I'm set now. Are you ready to plunge into the four eras of hair styling and makeup looks? Before we do, let me prepare you for the layout: on the left hand side you will see the vintage icons, while on the right you will see modern day takes on all of the eras presented. Ok, lets go!

December 18, 2014

How We Wear Vintage for the Holidays // 1960s

How We Wear Vintage for the Holidays // 1960s
Ah the sixties. It's really a love-hate decade for most. Some adore it in every way; others simply despise it, being blinded by a few of the horrendous revolutions and political events that took place.... and then there are those like me, who only care to take bits and pieces of the decade for fashion inspiration. This was the era for mod shifts, kitten-heels, mini-skirts, cable-knit sweaters, and beehives. I think the best way to wrap up this decade of eccentric fashions in a few keywords would be this: structured, casual, and colorful. Shall we take a look at how to style this era for your holiday excursions? Let's go!

December 17, 2014

How We Wear Vintage for the Holidays // 1950s

How We Wear Vintage for the Holidays // 1950s
Hello dears, Charlotte here! Today we get to cover my most absolute favorite era, from beginning to end: the 1950s. Why do I love this era so much? Well, at the start of it you have adorable designs that still harken back to the 40s; the middle has the absolute splendor of huge skirts and eccentric details; and then at the later end, the conservative, ever-classic fashions of the 60s start trickling in (think Dick Van Dyke style)... Oh how I do adore this era! Anyhow, we get to be inspired today by these gorgeous fashions for our holiday outfits, so let's dig in, shall we?

December 16, 2014

How We Wear Vintage for the Holidays // 1940s

How We Wear Vintage for the Holidays // 1940s
Hello again dearies! I'm getting a bit of a late start today, and, oh, there is SO much to do before Christmas gets here! But let's take a few minutes to step back in time to the 1940's and take a look at what they wore back then for the special time of year that we find ourselves in at the present.

December 15, 2014

How We Wear Vintage for the Holidays // 1930s

How We Wear Vintage for the Holidays // 1930s

Hello dearies! Can you believe that Christmas is only 10 days away? I am so excited! Not only for the celebration of our dear Savior's birth, but for this upcoming week! Starting today, we're going to be encouraging you all to dress up a little for Christmas by taking a look at the vintage eras, and how girls dressed back then, not only for the Winter, but for the wonderful Holiday season that is upon us. Shall we start with the 1930's? Let's go!

December 13, 2014

Announcing How We Wear Vintage for the Holidays

How We Wear Vintage for the Holidays!
Hello there! We are SO excited to officially announce our "How We Wear Vintage for the Holidays" blog event! After our successful rendition of this series this past Summer, we girls thought it would be awfully fun to reintroduce it for the Holidays!