Tuesday, September 22, 2015


No, not “error” but “era!”  I’m an “Old School” girl, myself!  I absolutely love the tailored suits of the 40s and 50s; the Mod Style of the 60s; the psychedelic “Everything Goes” look of the 70s; the lace fabrics and padded shoulders of the 80s; and the boyfriend jeans and jackets of the 90s!  Ok, stop laughing! I like shoulder pads!  However, if you ask me to choose; although I’d be torn, I would have to choose the 70s!  

The 70s was full of bell bottom pants, butterfly collared funky printed shirts, comfortable platform shoes that men and women wore, and patchwork leathers and furs that you could throw on all together and no one would dare look at you crazy!  The fabric to have and wear was Polyester!  It was cool in the summer and warm in the winter, and the bonus was you could throw it in the washing machine!  You couldn’t go wrong in the 70s!  Every color and pattern went together!  It was a very colorful era!  

So what’s your favorite era?







While bows at the neck (Neck Tie Blouses) had been worn since at least the nineteenth century, the term "pussy bow" or "pussy cat bow" took hold in the 20th century. The Pussy Bow Blouse was all the rage on the runway during New York Fashion Week!  Vintage & Charmed has plenty, so you’d better get here soon before they’re all gone!!!

Christian Dior introduced the classic modern pencil skirt in his 1954 Autumn Winter collection. The pencil skirt quickly became very popular, particularly for office wear.  The 1950s took this trend by storm when they paired the pencil skirt with a classic pump or high heels with sheer stockings or back-seamed hosiery!  Ooh-la-la!!!  Nothing’s sexier than a fitted pencil skirt in high heel stilettos!  This classic outfit can be worn to work, dinner, a night out on the town, a wedding, to church or just about anywhere!



Fashion repeats itself!  There are very little new styles, but just a remix of past styles given a new name!


Hit me up on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and let me know your favorite era!  I bet we have the inventory at Vintage & Charmed to accommodate your favorite!  So come to The Anacostia Arts Center at 1231 Good Hope Road, SE, Gallery D, and let Vintage & Charmed Style your life!!!   Mic drop…enough said!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015



Tuesday, August 25, 2015, on Fox 5’s Good Day DC, the beautiful owner of Hush Boutique, Tamara Lee, in Clinton, Maryland gave us some great advice on “purging” our wardrobes for the upcoming Fall Season!  She mentioned being honest with ourselves and keeping what fits, swapping what doesn’t, throwing out what we’ve worn out, and donating what’s gone out of style!  Now this advice is definitely perfect for those whom follow trend!  However, for all of my Charmies and Boo Kittens whom love VINTAGE and have more of an eclectic style and way of doing things, NOTHING GOES OUT OF STYLE FOR US!!!  So don’t you dare worry, Ms. FeFe’s got you!!!
Here’s three helpful hints for those of us whom don’t plan on purging those items that the “TRENDIES” think are “out of style”:
  1. You can modernize any piece of clothing
    • Throw a jacket, denim shirt, kimono or shrug over your favorite floral or colorful maxi sundress and top it off with chunky jewelry and a pair of peep toe booties.
    • Add a pair of solid colored leggings underneath that short sundress with a denim jacket or shirt, Kimono or Cardigan and a pashmina, cotton or silk scarf with your favorite sunglasses.  If you really want to turn some heads and keep them talking, throw on a pair of ruffled baby doll socks with a pair of black pumps.
  1. You can weatherize any piece of clothing;
    • Put on your favorite light weight trench coat or trench vest on top of either of the outfits mentioned above;
    • Take your favorite pair of Summer Pajama Pants and add a long sleeve t-shirt with a cropped jacket.  Make sure the prints are fun and have at least one like color in common, and then throw on a pair of leopard pumps!  Yes, I said Leopard Pumps!!!  “Leopard Pumps goes with everything!”


  1. What’s new is old and What’s old is new;
    • Fashion repeats itself;  from the leopard print coat, gloves and pumps that your granny and mom wore, to the black sheath dress, double breast swing coat, cow neck cropped tunic and black pencil legged pants worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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  1. Your style is an extension of your personality;
    • Your style is a part of your character and your personality! You develop your style at a very young age.  You gravitate to what you like and the look(s) you most identify with.
  2. And NEVER EVER follow a trend, be a trendsetter!!!  
    • Make your own trends!  Rules are meant to be broken, so don’t let some designer or stylist give you a list of Fashion Rules that they say shouldn’t be broken!  
    • Wear what makes you feel FABULOUS!!!


Now that I’ve given you this very important advice, do whatever you have to do to get to Vintage & Charmed so I can style your life!!!  Take a jet, train or automobile, but get here as fast as you can!!!