100 Things To Do In 2017

So, this year I’m starting a new tradition. For years I’ve been eyeing the Shining Year workbooks by Leonie Dawson, and this year I bit the bullet and bought the Life Workbook! There is so much I want to get done this year, both with this blog, and it’s only gonna get done with some […]

Where To Find Vintage Patterns

If you’re looking for a place to find vintage patterns, here are a few of the places I’ve collected them from! You can also collect them from thrift shops and estate sales, but keep in mind that reproduction patterns usually have much easier instructions than true vintage ones. Pattern Archives Simplicity Vintage Patterns McCall’s Archive […]

Shop Miss A – Haul Video!

Ever been to the dollar store? It’s one of my favorite places to stock up on hygiene and crafting basics, especially since I’ve started trying to live a leaner, Make Do and Mend lifestyle! Unfortunately, makeup and jewelry are one of my weaknesses – and the pickings were slim at my local dollar store. That’s […]

Cosplay Gallery – Peggy Carter

Check out these pictures of me as Agent Peggy Carter of the Strategic Scientific Reserve from Captain America: The First Avenger and Agent Carter. I’ve only been wearing this cosplay for about a year, whereas I’ve been River for four years, so all I’ve got so far are Instagram pictures – but I’ve got plans to get professional Peggy […]

Everyday Red Lipstick Tutorial

Red lipstick was probably my first foray into vintage fashion.  After I first watched Captain America: The First Avenger and saw it on Peggy Carter, I couldn’t get enough! It’s become such a part of my everyday routine that customers at work notice when I don’t wear my red lipstick, and have started calling my good days […]

What is a pin up girl?

  Cute, isn’t she? If you’re into vintage style – or even just doing some exploratory googling on the subject – you won’t be able to turn a proverbial corner without hitting an online dress shop that sells a “pin up dress” or “pin up girl fashion”  that, if you’re like me, you drool over […]