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!!!

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