Archive of ‘Your Vintage Wardrobe’ category

Our Vintage Life

Last week has been hot and busy…but our holiday is just around the corner which is giving me hope of sunny days with the family, plus time off work which is rare for business owners! We received our new logo. As you will know our logo is more of a banner: long and thin so […] Read more…

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We Love…David Bowie

2 weeks ago I went to the V&A to see the David Bowie Is exhibition with my mum. It was so cool to see his progression in style and music especially to see some of his stage outfits up close. The 1970s flamboyant textiles and patterns made me want to ditch my 1950s vintage frock […] Read more…

Link Love

We Heart Musicians in love Lets stop debating abuse as it’s not up for debate Anyone fancy a Tupperware party? How to murder your washing machine. How beautiful was Grace Kelly? Choosing colours for your home…..stunning! Get back to the office with vintage secretary chic 7 tips for de-cluttering your vintage wardrobe   Thursday’s Tune […] Read more…

10 of the Best: Vintage Summer Fashion

Well at last…I actually feel that Summer has actually arrived. Hopefully I’m not going to jinx it by sharing our 10 of the Best: Vintage Summer Fashion with you! All are available to buy right now on the world wide web! 1. Let’s start with a corker….a modern frock from Orla Kiely. Not the cheapest […] Read more…

10 of the Best: 1920s Vintage Fashion

The long-awaited Great Gatsby film is due out in the UK this week, and with this there is a frenzy of desire for all things 1920s. And who can blame us: the glamour, the frivolity and the beading is enough to make any vintage gal swoon. This week’s 10 of the Best features 1920s vintage fashion […] Read more…

Plus Size Vintage

Here at Your Vintage Life we love vintage dresses. In fact my personal collection is a little out of control…..much to My YVL’s despair. I used to buy 1960s shift dresses in the late 1980s and customise them, teaming them up with my trusty DMs. My taste has changed over the years but I still […] Read more…

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1930s vintage photographs

For the last weeks or so I have been writing the 1920s/30s chapter of my upcoming book: Style your Modern Vintage Home. I have been writing about bedrooms of the time and the rise of photography. Thinking about putting genuine photos into vintage frames for a styling feature, I thought I would ask my family for […] Read more…

Customer Corner: Clothes Show Live

Time for another Customer Corner: wonderful customers wearing our vintage clothes which they have bought from us here at Your Vintage Life. Last weekend was the Clothes Show Live at Birmingham’s NEC. It was packed full of shopping hungry ladies wanting a bargain! First up is this fab lady who was trading opposite us. She […] Read more…

Vintage Compacts

Todays guest blog comes from Tilly from Lavender Hill Antiques. She shares with us her love for vintage compacts and shows us some of her favourites. But beware the collectors out there….if you havent fallen in love with these little handbag treasures yet, you may do soon! Don’t Forget to Powder Your Nose! I still […] Read more…

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Vintage Styling

I think that the vintage look can sometimes be a hard to style and get right. I hear people saying that they find it difficult and don’t want to look old fashioned or like their mum. However, once you get it right you will stand out from the crowd! Here are a few top tips to […] Read more…

How I fell in love with VINTAGE!

Todays guest blog comes from Abi Gray. She tells us how she fell in love with vintage and shares some of her lovely outfits with us. As a goth myself who turned her love of purple crushed velvet into a love of orange 1960s swirled mini dresses I love this story. Abi writes a fab […] Read more…

Vintage Customer Corner

We havent had a vintage customer corner for a while so today we are having a double whammy! First up is the lovely Jane who bought this 1950s  green hat from us at Cambridge Guildhall last weekend. She came to help me unpack which was much appreciated as Mr YVL looked after the kiddies and this […] Read more…

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Vintage Cosmopolitan

Last week was a bad week for all of us in the Your Vintage Life house. So to cheer me up my beautiful friend Sarah bought me a book, from Poundland. From Poundland I hear you say! Yep…….. It was this fab best of Cosmopolitan magazine book…packed with retro hilarity, with  informative articles from the 1970s […] Read more…

Vintage Miss L Fire shoes

Vintage style shoes

Last week my latest purchase arrived….another gorgeous pair of vintage inspired shoes from Miss L Fire. Since featuring them here on the blog last year in our Beat The Monday Blues series, I have been seriously hooked. I even wore them on my wedding day! our second wedding at the register office The new addition to […] Read more…

An amazing vintage collection

Recently we bought some amazing vintage clothing all from lady. The clothes range from the 1950s through to the 1980s and all have one thing in common: they are all truly beautiful. Some are vintage designer labels too. We didn’t meet the lady….and looking at her beautiful fashion collection it has made me wonder about […] Read more…

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