Thursday, April 28, 2011

If the clothes fit...

This article in the NY Times hit home with me (and thousands of other women, no doubt). This chart shows some of the "sizeism" in fashion- and the variations in sizing aren't always cost- driven.

Another pet- peeve? The naming of styles. How am I supposed to remember that the "Charlie" or "Hooker" or (insert random name here) jeans are panty- bearing rise and no hipped, with skin tight legs? And while I'm probably technically curvy (though more on the top than the bottom)- no "curvy" style of pant has ever fit my 33" inseam - in flats, no less- or my fairly flat butt.

Sure, I wear tons of vintage clothing, so I expect a huge variation in sizing from yesteryear's styles to modern clothing. But it would be nice to walk into a store and be within a two size range. Until then, I'll stick with the brands that (usually) work for me. And plan on taking armfuls of basics into fitting rooms.

Do you buy based on that little number on the tag or based on what fits?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ready for a Spring Fling?

Me too! I'm pleased to announce that every single retrotrend, RetroHommeVintage and ObjectRetro item will be 15% off from Thursday, April 21st, 2011 through Monday, May 2nd, 2011.

How will it work?
At retrotrend and RetroHommeVintage, items will be priced as marked, with prices reflecting discounts taken.
At ObjectRetro, you'll be able to use coupon code "vtgspring" at checkout, which will discount your order by 15%.

More info:
I'm participating in the VMTEAM + VETT = Spring Fling! sale event, where both the Vintage Market Team and the Vintage Etsy Twitter Team are joining forces to spread the vintage love. Lots of shops from both teams are participating. On Etsy, search under "vintage" for the sale tag "vtgspring" to find more sale items. Or click here. Please check shop announcements to learn about discounts and specials offered, as terms will vary from shop to shop.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Model Marriage... in retrotrend

Inclement weather couldn't stop my fabulous, still nameless model from getting married this past weekend. I was lucky enough to help with the something old and borrowed part via these Chanel earrings.

After the ceremony, the boat cruised around Baltimore in stormy weather, allowing for some moody photos of the local landmarks. It was a lovely ceremony and she was a beautiful bride.
Here's to ???????? and Andy's new life together. Congratulations to the lovely couple!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Salty Sea Air

I've got vacation on my mind.

It's been a bit too long without a break.

Instead of celebrating Easter with my family (like a bad Jew would), I'll be headed to the beach for a few days.

(Don't worry, I'm still eating my body weight in seasonal sour gummy candy offerings. And dark chocolate.)
Off season, of course. I forsee long walks on a quiet beach.

Perhaps some Skee Ball and mini golf. Funnel cake, cheesey photos and sand between the toes- sounds perfect to me.
Until then, some favorite photos of my other beach jaunts... enjoy!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Name that Model... If you can!

That's right- It's contest time!
My lovely new model (see above) has completed her first photo shoot. Isn't she wonderful?
I've already received inquires as to her relationship status, her age, where she lives, and more. 

She is spoken for, and the rest of her secrets are safe with me.

But there is one mystery to be solved. Her name. There are clues in some of the photos uploaded to retrotrend.
Figure out what you think her first name might be.
The first correct answer to post to the "comments" section wins a retrotrend, RetroHommeVintage or ObjectRetro item of their choice, up to a $50 value. (Or a $50 credit towards the item of their choice). Just make sure you can be contacted though your response (no anonymous entries, please).
Friends and family (or anyone who already knows her name) are excluded from the contest, sorry.

Good luck!