Thursday, August 3, 2017

Giveaway Time with RVS

Hey everyone!! Have you pre-ordered your new shoes from Royal Vintage Shoes? There is still plenty of time, you have until August 10th.

And guess what else?? RVS is hosting a giveaway for one lucky winner to receive a $175 gift certificate to their shop. Visit their blog to learn how to enter.

Rosie WWII Double Buckle Boots for Women

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Vintage Life Miss September Contest

Hello everyone!
I entered the Miss September photo contest for Vintage Life Magazine! The Vintage Life Team will pick the winner but they do take the number of likes, comments, and shares for each photo into consideration. Here is the link that will take you directly to the photo album. The winning photo will be published in the next issue of the magazine! Please "vote" for me. :)

I would love it if you could like, comment, and share my photo! Even if I only make runner up, I admit it would be a little dream come true. ;)
Thanks everyone! :)

Monday, July 17, 2017

MAAM WWII Weekend 2017 - Pt 2

As promised here is my second post about the Mid Atlantic Air Museum's WWII weekend. This time I thought I would share some fun photos from around our camp. To give you an idea of just how big this event is, have a quick peek at this map of the site.

Part of the US Navy "air station" on Wake Island

Communications bunker on Wake Island
Here is most of our group!

Here are a few shot by Emileigh of Flashback Summer who joined me that weekend.
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Our kitchen for the weekend. Three square meals each day, thanks cooke!

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Breakfast time!!
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I love this one, the guys were having too much fun reading the ads in this 1940s Life Magazine!

Here are a few shots from the French Village. I wish I had taken more but was having so much fun visiting with friends I only took a few.

Watching the vintage planes during the air show portion on the weekend is always a highlight!

That's all for now! Hope you enjoy! :) Be sure to check out Flashback Summer's post for more photos.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Photo Shoot with A Timeless Collection - Pt 2

As promised, here is part two of our photo shoot with A Timeless Collection. Thank you so much for your feedback on the first set of photos. We had so much working with Joani Jasset and can't wait to work with her again. If you have not visited her Facebook or Instagram pages, please do. Be sure to Like them and follow along to check out all of Joani's amazing work!

(All photos by A Timeless Collection. Please DO NOT COPY without permission. Thank you!)

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Our inspiration for the train station photos were similar images of soldiers and sailors leaving and returning home from WWII.

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I had a really hard time choosing which photos to here on my blog!

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You can see more photos in this post. I wrote a review of the 1940s Nita shoes from Royal Vintage Shoes.

A Timeless Collection is currently seeking summer clients so send them a message and schedule a session. You won't regret it! 

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Nita Shoes from RVS

I'm sure by now that many of you are familiar with the Royal Vintage Shoes brand of reproduction and vintage style footwear. If not, I encourage you to pop over to their page and have a look around. Last fall RVS debuted their first collection of reproduction shoes based on classic styles from the 1940s. I originally ordered the Marilyn pumps in red but even after sizing down, still found they would not work for my feet. Sadly, I have a hard time with pumps. But I must say I was super impressed with the quality and style!

Photos in this post are by A Timeless Collection. Please DO NOT COPY without permission. 
Thank you!

Fast forward to this spring when I found myself, ahem, in "need" of a new pair of shoes. I had scheduled a photo shoot with the extremely talented Joani of A Timeless Collection and simply had nothing to wear! lol!! We've all been their, right? ;)  (Check out part one of our shoot. Part two coming soon!)

The Nita shoes are completely different from anything I have in my vintage and vintage style shoes collection. They seem to be a versatile style that will go with a lot of different outfits, both day and evening. I actually wore these to a friend's wedding a few days after these photos were taken and danced most of the night it them!

I was a bit worried about sizing but after consulting the size chart, asking others who had purchased this style, and a quick note to Lauren the shop owner, I decided to order my normal US 6 1/2. These shoes are comfortable right out of the box, or in this case, suit case!!

The ankle straps are adjustable and the material is real leather so after wearing them a few times I find they fit really well! The heel, though a little taller than I like for everyday, is balanced and very comfortable.

As you can see, we did a bit of walking around for this photo shoot. The Nita's did great!! Even walking down the railroad tracks!

There is a lot to love about these shoes!

So, where will your RVS shoes take you? ;) Oh, and right now they are having a summer sale!! :)

Outfit Details
Suit - Wearing History closet sale
Hat - Stone Village Antiques
Stockings - What Katie Did

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Photo Shoot with A Timeless Collection - Pt 1

Wow, have I been slacking on posting here! I can’t believe I went the whole month of May without a single blog post. If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen my posts for the Vintage Fashion Challenge, all but the last week that is. Ah well… Anyway, I hope these next couple of posts will make up for my blog silence. I have SOOOO much to share!! Warning, LOTS OF PHOTOS AHEAD!! :)

Are you ready?? (Please note, all photos in this post are by A Timeless Collection. I have been given permission to share them on my blog and social media pages. Please DO NOT COPY without permission. Thank you!)

Today’s post is mostly photos!! Over the Memorial Day weekend, my husband and I had the opportunity to work with Joani of A TimelessCollection. (Seriously, go check out her work. She is on Instagram too!!) Joani has been looking for reenactors and vintage lovers for a long time now to help out with her photo project. This kind of photo shoot is something we have wanted to do for a while now and everything finally fell into place! 

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The three of us met up in a little town in Vermont for these photos. The first shots were taken at a historic railroad station. The freight train still uses that route and during the summer and early fall there the Green Mountain Rail Road offers scenic train rides.

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Cori and I both wore vintage, of course, with a few repro items for good measure! His uniform is an original WWII era uniform with a Sea Bees patch. The Sea Bees are the construction battalion of the U.S. Navy and are still in operation today. These are the guys responsible for building air stripes and bases in the Pacific as well as other structures during WWII. (you can read more about the Fighting Sea Bees here.) Cori’s grandfather served in the Sea Bees during the Korean War, so in a way these photos help honor his service. 

Waiting for the train and read Life Magazine.
I wore a new to me suit, purchased from Lauren of Wearing History fame during one of her closet clean outs. The skirt was much too small at first, and even after alterations is still a bit snug, but I’m in love with this suit!

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There will be more photos to share from this shoot and we are already brainstorming ideas for future sessions. Check out more of A Timeless Collection's work on Instagram.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

MAAM WWII Weekend 2017 - Pt1

Well, here I am finally sitting down to write a proper blog post! I'm going to make this a two part because I have so many photos I want to share. But I don't think any of you will mind. ;)

I've blogged a few times in the past about attending the Mid Atlantic Air Museum's annual WWII Weekend. (You can read all my past posts here!) Seriously! If you have a chance to attend, do so! This three day event has something to offer everyone. It's part air show, part reenactment and thoroughly educational! This year was by far the most fun for me. Over my many years of reenacting, I've come to know some great people and many of them I only get to see once or twice a year at events like this. This year was extra fun because I hand to chance to spend time with Emileigh of Flashback Summer! We've been online friends for a few years now, having met through our blogs and chatting more online. Hooray for finally getting to meet people in real life! lol! Emileigh had never attended a reenactment so I invited her to come a camp with my group. She fit in perfectly!

So here's our humble little home for the weekend. My husband and I normally camp when we attend 18th century events but our tent and gear for that time period wont work for 1940s/WWII style  camping. So we invested in a small Army wall tent a few years back. Best thing ever! We even set up a wash station behind the tent so Emileigh and I had some place to sit and do our hair and makeup in the mornings.

This is my favorite arts-y shot from the weekend!

A good amount of our time was spent exploring the different military camps, homefront display, French village, shopping at the vendors and visiting with friends.

Emileigh and I with Elizabeth of @archivecollection 

Emileigh and I with Beth (@onesweetthread), Jessica, and Michelle (@myvintageloveblog)

I'm slowly building my collecting of WWII WAVES uniforms and with the help of Sara of @iliveinmylab/wwiiwaves, I was able to track down a set of whites. The whites are the summer uniform for the WAVES, and let me tell you, SO COMFORTABLE!! They could use another soak before I wear them to my next event but over all I'm super happy with them. I also need to add a white cover for my purse. It's pretty interesting to note that the same black leather purse is used with both the summer and winter uniforms. The only change is to remove the strap and add the white cover when worn with the whites. Sara is going to help me with that as well. Oddly, the true color of the uniform is more of an off white or egg shell even though they are worn with a bright white blouse.

I loaned my set of blues to Emileigh to wear to the hanger dance Saturday night. She totally caught the reenacting bug because she asked me to help her pick out a uniform when we hit the vendors the next day!! We had a great time dancing and visiting with friends.

I have some additional photos from around camp that I will save for another post. In the mean time, hope over to Emileigh's blog and check out her post about the event.
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