Wearing Vintage: Blue Fennel

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Scrolling down #vintagedress on Instagram, I found Blue Fennel Vintage, a vintage clothing and accessories store on Etsy owned by Stephanie. I fell in love with a skirt from the 60s and I made the purchase without giving it much thought. The listing said the waist was 28″ minimum, two inches bigger than my natural waist but I knew I’d alter it. Not really having an occassion to wear it, she has been hanging safely in my closet, unfortunately.

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About a month later, Stephanie posted what I like to call a “skirt teaser” and I adored the lavender flowers thinking they would pop with my hair color. She told me I could pay in installments and I took advantage of her offer. A week and a half later, I was the happy owner of this amazing dress.

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Blue Fennel often has great sales and that’s how I got this beauty:

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The fabric is a little warmer than what I usually wear, so I’m waiting for cooler weather to show it off. What do I mean by cooler weather? 70°-80°. Ah, the joys of living on a tropical island.

Here are some hashtags to check out:

#vintagedress
#truevintage
#vintageetsy

Follow BlueFennel on Instagram and Etsy!

I hope you find the vintage dress[es] of your dreams! What are your favorite vintage shops?

Photos by Da.Art Photography

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Overalls are back!

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Back to talking about fashion!

A few months back I saw a girl in one of my classes wearing overalls.  I thought: “Well, she’s trying really hard to be hipster,” but as time went by, I noticed more and more guys and girls wearing them.  The last time I remember overalls being on trend was in the 1990s.  Twenty-something years have already passed, so it’s about time they’re back.  Overalls are comfortable because you don’t have to think so much about what to pair them with.  They’re an easy piece of clothing to wear.  I’ve noticed that, like all trends, it came back with a twist.  Trends never come back exactly the same, just with the original idea.

Although some overalls are showing up with the same concept but with bold prints, they are also popping up as dresses.  Yes, overall-dresses.  Forever 21 has a variety of them on their website for a good price.  (I already ordered a pair and can’t wait to get home to try them on!)

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L’histoire!

(That was me practicing my French)

Up for a little history lesson?

Overalls emerged centuries ago and were meant for workers to protect their clothing.  Here are the different definitions it was given at different eras:

  • 1792 “overalls” or “overall trousers” = “trousers worn outside the normal trousers to protect them.”
  • 1815 “overall” = “any outermost coat or cloak.”

It is said they arrived to the US sometime between 1890s-1990s and were worn by mechanics during the first decade of the century.  Women also wore them during World War I in factories in England.

They became fashionable during the late 1960s-1970s and made a comeback during the 1990s.  (I remember).

For those ladies wanting to look as retro or vintage-y as possible, these are a great option for you:

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Not in your budget?  I find that these are the most versatile and pretty inexpensive.  Add a red bandana or some heels to look like your retro loving self!

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I remember wearing jeans with suspenders during my junior high days and being looked at as a total freak of nature.  I’m always ahead of time 😉

As always, all pictures will redirect you to the product page.