August 29, 2015

Shop Update: Our Pre Labor Day Sale is Here!


Can you believe Labor Day is almost here? It's like summer just flew by! Before you make plans for the long weekend why not stop by my Etsy shop first. We've got some groovy new additions and everything is 50% off until August 30th! If you have questions about anything in the shop, feel free to get in touch.

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August 24, 2015

OOTD: Today, I'm improvising.

ootd by cutandchicvintage 70s style

70s fashion top

outfit side view

70s street style

ootd sitting

diy 70s top
If you buy vintage quite often, you'll know you won't always find something you love in your size. It's just the nature of the beast that sometimes comes with uncovering a one of a kind item. Vintage lovers know that a little alteration here and there can make all the difference in the world and that it can make an already unique item, truly unique to its new owner. Knowing you'll end up with something bespoke that will last a lifetime makes the investment all worth it in the end.

My sewing skills are still quite novice—I can mend basic tears and sew a button, but I leave more technical alterations to the pros. Sometimes, however, having an item tailored isn't all that practical. Whether it's the time, the money, or the skill you lack, I totally understand all of the reasons behind not buying something based on size.  I do though have one handy d-i-y trick up my sleeve when an alteration is not an immediate option. I "pin." If something is a little bit too big for me, I grab either pins or safety pins and think about how I can pin it in place in a flattering way. As an added benefit, the pins become an interesting and unexpected detail to your overall outfit. It's easy peasy and costs nothing! Just be careful not to prick yourself!

vintage '70s top & bag CUTANDCHICVINTAGE
pin SORELLI PRESENTS
wide leg jeans (similar here) H&M
sunglasses TARGET
platforms KENNETH COLE

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