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Flowers and whimsical: Appreciating Vintage


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Hi there friends!

Recently, I was reminded of how much I loved vintage clothing.

Most would know that Val and myself have a deep love for vintage clothes. We often feature vintage clothes on our blog and truth be told, within the “blogger-sphere” I feel that there has been a decline in people who wear and celebrate vintage clothing!

Sure, I often feel a pang of guilt when asked “where is your dress from?” and we say “vintage”, and that mixed look of; disappointment, jealousy and wonder cross their face as they say “of course“. I wish that for every vintage dress I buy, I could have another one, just to give to those who have the same appreciation for these special pieces. However,  that’s one of the charms of vintage clothing, it’s uniqueness!

What I can do for you though, is to offer tips for buying vintage clothes!

Here are a few tips.

1. Don’t Stray from Long Hem Lines 
It’s the perfect time to buy vintage as the fashionable lengths of dresses are getting longer! We’re definitely seeing an elegant twist on clothing this Autumn so don’t stray away from long hemlines! But if it’s looking a bit too dated, get handy with a sewing machine and either make the hem line shorter of adjust the length of the sleeves. You’ll notice a difference straight away!
2. Buy because YOU love it 
When shopping for vintage, an important tip is to buy it because you love it and also if you know it’ll match some other options that you have in your wardrobe. Buying dresses is always a lot of fun, but you can often find some great jumpers and cardigans at vintage markets!
So there’s some tips for you! The next time you see a vintage dress that fills you with a bit of envy, you should indulge and acquire your own vintage dress and feel the joy of wearing something classic and timeless.

Love and Kisses

vess copy squareVANESSA BONG   –  Founder & Content Executive
Vess is a writer, graphic designer, illustrator and creative director based in Melbourne, Australia. Passionate about design, art, fashion and story telling her She has worked with a number of well known clients including the Melbourne Zoo, Kelly Thompson Illustrations and currently holds a position at SMASH enterprises as a junior designer.  Website Instagram



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