Thanks for visiting! I’m a fifty-something girl and this is my vintage fashion blog. I’m thrilled that contemporary women have made vintage hip again. Fortunately, fashion is not the exclusive domain of youth. I have worn vintage clothes and accessories all of my adult life. And still do. Because age has nothing to do with relevance, especially when it comes to people and fashion.
I love uniting with women of all ages around our passion for vintage style. Women my age grew up eyeing the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy. We yearned for the day when we might wear the clothes that eventually made them icons. Today is that day.
I just want to have fun with my clothes without looking ridiculous, which is exactly how you look when you dress like you don’t know and love who you are. I’ve already been 20, 30 and 40. What interests me now is how to be admirably stylish when I’m 60, 70, 80 and, if I’m lucky, beyond. In the process, I hope to encourage younger women to be more adventurous with their wardrobes, incorporating vintage style with contemporary fashion. You only go around once, girls! Wear it while you can rock it!
I hope you enjoy browsing my vintage collection and exchanging ideas about the intersection between fashion and your life. It’s so much fun to see how other women wear vintage, so share your photos with me or let me feature you in a future blog post.
Life is short. Wear the good stuff.
If you’re the sort of person who remembers every significant day of your life by what you were wearing, then we’re definitely soul sisters. Clothes are way more important to me than they should be! I remember my own wardrobe practically in utero. As a toddler, I embarrassed my Mom by making a beeline for my grandmother’s sewing room every time we visited, searching for my newest dress. About every other trip, I found one of Grandma’s handmade frocks, hanging from the doorknob. Like one of Pavlov’s dogs, she pretty much conditioned me to look there.
My first vintage piece was a man’s midnight blue tuxedo jacket circa 1960, which I bought in 1985 and lost in 1999 when I left it draped over a chair in a Bob Evans restaurant. I still own a royal blue wool coat, custom-made for me in 1962 by the first fashion designer I loved, Grandma Gertie. She didn’t have a lot of material things, but she planted the first seeds of my deep appreciation for beautiful clothing.
I like to be open about the practices I have for the blog, so here’s a little disclosure info, subject to change at any time. If I change my mind about something, I’ll let you know.
Sponsorship and Advertising
I work very selectively with companies that compliment the interests, ideas, and fashions covered by Dressed Her Days Vintage. If I ever accept compensation for advertising or post content that is sponsored by another party, this will be clearly identified for readers.
I occasionally review products that interest me or my readers and friends. If I like them, chances are they will, too. Product reviews are always credited with language like, “This product was reviewed courtesy of Company Z.” The views and opinions on this site are purely mine. I only endorse products or services that I believe are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. If I receive a product I am not expecting, I can’t guarantee that I will review it.
The majority of giveaways on Dressed Her Days Vintage are one-of-a-kind vintage items that are part of my personal collection. I will consider other giveaways on an individual basis, but mainly for companies who are sponsoring posts.
I’m a former librarian, so I love suggesting resources and products that help people in some way. Some of my posts include links to sites and products that I find interesting. For the most part, I do not have business relationships with sites I linked to in posts prior to July 2012. After that date, it is likely that links you see on Dressed Her Days Vintage posts may pay me if you choose to shop with these vendors. It is possible that some links posted prior to that date will benefit me through retroactive transactions I may make after July of 2012. I do not ever participate in link exchanges or sell text-based links on this blog.