Style Me Vintage?

I’ve been curious about vintage styling with the influx of vintage style bloggers on my Google Reader feed. The clothes, make-up and hair have always been beautiful to me, and I’ve learned to identify some eras with ease. I learned about the Style Me Vintage series on a blog, I can’t recall which. I figured for $10, I could give this one a try.

I can’t speak to the thoroughness or accuracy of the info, as I know next to nothing about vintage clothing history but, it’s a beautiful book with great style. I was hesitant to give the other two in the series a try.

I’m not that into make-up and gather that some of the hair styles will be difficult to achieve on textured hair. Now that I’ve seen this one, I wish I had taken the plunge and gotten all three.

I think walking around full on vintage, make-up + hair + clothes, requires a level of confidence I just don’t have. But I think dabbling a bit might be fun.

What’s your take on vintage styling? Too costume-y? Fun once in a while?

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7 thoughts on “Style Me Vintage?

  1. I totally appreciate it on other people, but I have no skills with that! If my eyeliner is still on by midday, I consider it a win. Fierce eye-candy tho, I do love to see it.

    • I’m with you! My eyeliner ends up smudged before I leave the house! And the real-deal waterproof kind is so hard to get off I take half my lashes with it…

    • Haha! Same here. My sister was so surprised to see my cat eyes recently. Don’t blink, was my response. I love to get dolled up, but I just can’t keep it up all day. And I love me some vintage, but rocking the whole look, all the time, feels a lil’ costumey (on me). On the other hand, it’s a fun way to pretend I’m an unemployed actress! I def admire people who make it their thing.

  2. Funny you brought this up because I saw a woman in the grocery store the other day who looked like she fell out of the year 1944. It was…weird. And I LOVE vintage, but it was really weird seeing someone with the outfit, hair AND makeup all at once. I think one or two vintage touches mixed with something from today is more my speed.

    • Funnily enough, I don’t run into that many people dressed that way in NYC. I know that it’s a popular scene here, though. Maybe I hang in the wrong neighborhood. I know my daughter would love to see someone dressed that way up close. She loves everything about fashion.

  3. Nettie, these books look awesome! I am totally buying them. Sometimes I dress, do my hair and make-up vintage like for certain occasions. I try not to over do it because I don’t want to look like I’m in a costume either. Plus I don’t like to tie myself down to only one genre. I love all types of fashion – I can’t just stick to one. What’s funny, is that on the Sew Weekly, I mostly sew dresses – but I’m not much of a dress wearer. I’m a tomboy at heart. But, it’s fun to play outside of the box every once in a while.

    • I already have these two in my Amazon cart, lol. I don’t know why I didn’t get them all at once. I think it would be fun to do it up every once in a while. Maybe for a meet-up? I’m pretty much a jeans and boots girl in the fall and winter, too.

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