Archive of ‘Your Vintage Wardrobe’ category

90s: a fashion decade?

I commented recently that the 90s look is back. At the Clothes Show Live I noticed an abundance  of youngsters wearing the key looks from the decade. I commented on Facebook and Twitter and most of you shouted…..NO!!!! But some were actually questioning whether there were any major fashion moments at all. Of course there were! So […] Read more…

Shopping for men!

Men can be hard to buy for. So, here at Your Vintage Life, we have added some last minute mens vintage gifts to the website.  We can of course get it to you for Christmas…yes there is still time! We have gorgeous soft mohair warm scarves from the 1960s Double sided…one side patterned, one side […] Read more…

Mummy Christmas

As a little girl, every year I had a new Christmas dress. I still follow this tradition wearing a different special dress usually bright red or covered in glitter. Generally, I try and be Mummy Christmas! Last year I wore a bright red 1950s swing dress with nipped in belted waist. My little girl, Kitty joined […] Read more…

Last week’s weakness

My weakness is shopping. Actually, not just shopping. My weakness is shopping, thrifting, collecting….I can’t drive past a car boot sale without dropping in, I can’t visit a new town without thrifting through the charity shops, I can’t ignore a sign saying “Garage Sale”..to be honest I can’t even drive past a skip without meer-catting my […] Read more…

We are open!

This week Your Vintage Life opened it’s doors to our new online boutique. We applied sometime back to have a shop on ASOS and were lucky to be accepted straight away. Fast forward quite a few weeks….when we were prepping stock and busy doing student fairs…and we are open! Our boutique is a vintage accessory […] Read more…

Last week’s weakness

My weakness is shopping. Actually, not just shopping. My weakness is shopping, thrifting, collecting….I can’t drive past a car boot sale without dropping in, I can’t visit a new town without thrifting through the charity shops, I can’t ignore a sign saying “Garage Sale”..to be honest I can’t even drive past a skip without meer-catting my […] Read more…

Beat the Monday Blues

Beat the Monday blues by checking out something or someone we love. Here at Your Vintage Life, we feel it is important to share great finds with you all as well as support local business. So this Monday, I introduce to you the fabulous cases and bags from uoldbag! There’s an amazing second hand shop […] Read more…

Spotlight on Blouses

Todays spotlight is on the blouse. A wardrobe classic, it is the perfect garment to wear with this winters 1940s look. Elegant and simple it looks perfect with a pencil skirt, wide leg trousers and even with your jeans. And you don’t have to actually find a 1940s version..there are loads of great vintage blouses […] Read more…

Beat the Monday Blues, Part 5

Beat the Monday blues by checking out something or someone we love. Here at Your Vintage Life, we feel it is important to share great finds with you all as well as support local business. So this Monday, I introduce to you the fabulous Rockalily lipsticks by ReeRee Rockette. So I have been following them […] Read more…

This week’s weakness

My weakness is shopping. Actually, not just shopping. My weakness is shopping, thrifting, collecting….I can’t drive past a car boot sale without dropping in, I can’t visit a new town without thrifting through the charity shops, I can’t ignore a sign saying “Garage Sale”..to be honest I can’t even drive past a skip without meer-catting […] Read more…

Brolly Good!

Gosh this weather. One minute it’s sunny, the next it’s terrential rain. One moment it’s flip flops then it’s wellies (well for the children anyway!!) But the great news is that now the Great British Autumn is here, you can get out your vintage brolly! Check out your local charity shops as often they have […] Read more…

Re-work it baby!

Now before we start, I realise the true vintage ladies amongst us won’t like this post. Don’t baulk just yet…as our new Customised Collection isnt really aimed at yourselves. I am aiming at..lets just call them the Primark generation. Spending regularly on clothes that all their friends have also got………now is the time to introduce […] Read more…

Lovely Leanne

Later this week Your Vintage Life will go live with our new look eBay shop. Selling great vintage as always, we will also be introducing 2 new categories: Boutique and Customised Vintage. To support this we brought in the lovely Leanne to model our womenswear. Here are a few shots to wet your appetite….with examples […] Read more…

Beat the Monday Blues, Part 4

Beat the Monday blues by checking out something or someone we love. Here at Your Vintage Life, we feel it is important to share great finds with you all as well as support local business. So this Monday I introduce you the fantastic AbiLu Creations owned by Abigail Lucy Bruford. I first met Abigail at […] Read more…

All dressed up & ready to go

We are busy getting ready for next weeks Twinwood Festival here in Bedfordshire. It is a 1940s/50s festival so we have been busy getting our frocks ready. Here are just a few we will be taking to sell. We have prom dresses, swing dresses, day dresses and wiggle dresses. Some are hand made and some […] Read more…

Beat the Monday Blues Part 2

Beat the Monday blues by checking out something or someone we love. Here at Your Vintage Life, we feel it is important to share great finds with you all as well as support local business. So this Monday, I want to share with you the BEST handmade hair clips a girl could ask for. Any one […] Read more…

Truly inspired

I have recently been inspired by another blog..by Louise at Catwalk Creative Vintage. Her blog discussed the humble dress clip which were very fashionable in the 1930s and 40s. Her photos were beautiful with some great original 40s pictures too. Please go have a read! So here’s how it inspired me….I too have a dress […] Read more…

Patterns in Vogue

We recently bought an amazing pattern book which was produced by Vogue. You do see vintage patterns for sale quite a lot…..but this one is from October-November 1937. The magazine is full of beautiful pictures of stylish ladies to inspire you  to also look the same. You then went to a stockist and bought the relivent paper pattern, took it […] Read more…

Bonfire knit!

Here at Your Vintage Life we love fashion…..and we love it more when we find vintage versions of what is currently on trend. The Nordic look makes us yearn for winter! What with all that warm snuggly sheepskin mixed with snowflake chunky knits we just can’t wait. And with Bonfire night approaching why not buy […] Read more…

Cape Fear??

This season’s biggest trend is the cape. Alluding back to the 1960s mod look, the cape is this winters coat. Whether it is a short faux fur cape, a tweed hip length cape or an elegant maxi cape this is the one thing you should be wearing! But how should you wear one? What should […] Read more…

My birthday bag

It was my birthday last week and I received the loveliest handbag! It is a wicker box bag by a company called Midas of Miami. They made fabulous bags which epitomise the 1950s style with gorgeous adornments. This one has tiny white seed beads all over the front and lid, tightly packed together to give […] Read more…

Bag Lady

Today in the post i received a lovely original Caro Nan handbag and thought i would share it with you. These handpainted wooden bags were made in the South of America in the 1960s and were a must have bag at the time. They are really cute, folky works of art and make you really nostalgic to time […] Read more…

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