Fashion

Stepping It Up!

The Perfect Sunglasses Part II: Health In the Eye of the Beholder

Sunglasses are one of my favorite accessories because it’s one of the few times when it’s acceptable to throw shade.  But there are benefits other than making a fashion statement: Wrinkle prevention. The right pair of sunnies will protect the corners of your eyes from those pesky wrinkles whether it is sunny or overcast. Ultra violet ray protection.  […]

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The Perfect Sunglasses I: Face Time

Sunglasses are my favorite make-down and, in some circumstances can replace make up (i.e the beach, gardening, etc. . .).  They give your face attitude without apology and mystery minus the anonymity. Want to be “eye-conic” in a shady world?   This how – to video provides a basic process to follow when you are trying to […]

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Mismatched Shoe Trend: Putting Your Best Foot Forward?

        What is the new fashion feat?  Mismatched shoes! That’s right.  It is now fashionable for your feet to enjoy diversity.  As a sleep deprived new mother, I began this trend years ago when I showed up for work in one brown shoe and one black shoe, but I will allow the designers to take […]

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Sibling Style-ary: The Wedding Edition

  Congratulations to James and felicitations to Pippa (nee Middleton) Matthews.  Now that the nuptials have passed, let’s compare the wedding styles of the sisters.   Kate Kate in profile with Pippa holding her train. She wore long lace sleeves and an illusion bodice.  The deep v neckline was perfectly constructed to her form.  Her flowing locks drifted down her shoulders […]

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Sibling Style-ary: A Tale of Two Brits – Kate and Pippa

  In celebration of the upcoming nuptials of Pippa Middleton, sister of the future Queen of England, we decided to honor her and Kate with our  “sibling style-ary” designation. Sibling style-ary is our term of endearment for famous siblings who share  a timeless sense of style.  As you can see from the picture above, these two […]

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Discount Designer Perfume: Uncommon Scents

 “A woman who does not wear perfume has no future.” Coco Chanel Secure your future – even on a budget!  Purchasing perfume can be costly but there are ways to save dollars on your scents.  Here are some tips: When you have no money or you forgot to spray up before you left the house, […]

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Fitting Room Etiquette 101: How to Have a Fit

Now that the Prom-Mother’s Day-Graduation-Wedding season is upon us, every moment of fitting room traffic will be rush hour.  This is the perfect time to learn how to have a fit. A good fit.  Here are some tips that will help you and the retailer: Dress for the occasion.  When you are going to try […]

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Vintage Vibe Tribe Review III – Potero Luxury , Rebagg and Shopbop

Join the Tribe! Vintage Vibe Tribe (VVT) members buy and/or sell on the hottest online vintage sites. We are always on the lookout for fresh inventory and attainable prices (prices that are affordable with or without a payment plan). VVT members know how to put elastic in the plastic (credit card) by shopping for sales […]

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Accessories Before and After the Fact

            “The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.” – Clairee Belcher in the movie Steel Magnolias            That movie was worth watching just to hear that quote!  Every fashion forward person knows that accessories can mean the difference  between a FAIL and a PREVAIL in your look. Accessories individualize your outfit.  […]

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A Study in Sibling Style-ary: Beyoncé and Solange

   Sibling style-ary is our term of endearment for famous siblings who share  a timeless sense of style.  This month we are highlighting Queen B and Solange.  Both  have had style-ary since the womb. We can always count on them to give us something to react to.         What is so compelling about them is that […]

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Online Vintage Vibe II

Happy New Year, Vintage Vibe Tribe!!! Welcome 2017 by pushing the reset button! Be reflective (emotionally and financially) and selective (Will I wear it enough for it to be worth the money? Will the person I am buying this for use it?)  I have always been a proponent of spending wisely by shopping for the best […]

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A Study in Sibling Style-ary: Lee Radzwill and Jackie Kennedy Onasis

         Sibling rivalry is as old as, well the Bible – but sibling style-ary is another matter. The correct definition of this term is famous siblings who share  a timeless sense of style. Let’s start with Lee Radzwill and Jackie Kennedy Onasis (in the pictures above and to the left, she is on the left and Jackie is on […]

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Farewell Fashion Toast to FLOTUS Michelle Obama

          Alright fellow citizens and international friends, as the Obama presidency comes to close, lift your glasses and give a Farewell Fashion Toast to FLOTUS Michelle Obama. She has represented our country well in substance as well as style. We will miss her class, dignity and impeccable carriage. She wore what complimented her figure and […]

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Vintage Venue Menu

Are you part of the VVT (Vintage Vibe Tribe)? Members of the tribe visit and critique the vintage venues. Send us your comments and join the family.  Look what’s on the online menu this week: Material World offers             New and preowned items             Return policy             Trade-in value is put on Material world or […]

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Vintage Vibe – “Drive By” Shopping

The Mustard Seed Bethesda, MD    Although I read the customer reviews of the store first, I kept an open mind. Buying Experience The prices are actually good for buyers. The store is clean and well kept. The salesperson was friendly. J. Crew, Coach, Nanette Lapore, Michael Kors, and  Forever 21 are frequently seen labels.  The inventory […]

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Vintage Vibe Online

Buying vintage has many advantages – one of which is that the prices are excellent. It is one of the easiest ways to look like a million bucks on a modest budget. Before you start, know thyself…. Which kind of shopper are you? Shopper A – Don’t Ask, Won’t Tell (I would prefer the genuine […]

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