December 10, 2015

10 Item Wardrobe- Pt 1


simplicity is best...

Lately this seems to be my catch phrase. Where clothing is concerned, I can't think of a better policy. Most of us have been in the same boat, having a closet full of clothes and yet we're still saying that tired phrase, "I have nothing to wear."

July 15, 2015

JUNE'S Go To Items

Welcome to the first post of the "Go To" series!
Every month it seems that there are items we gravitate toward- like the shoes you throw on with every outfit and the lipstick that's constantly in your bag. Last month these four things were my go to items!

1) Ivory Bow Flats- Payless

2) Black & White Striped TeeLands End
3)Translucent Sunglasses- Giant Vintage 
4) Carmine Lipstick- Besame

What were your go to items this month?
Tell us in the comments!!!

April 27, 2015


When it comes to soda packaging, the aluminum can and plastic bottle are what we have become accustomed to. The glass bottle, however, is best for handcrafted soda, without plastic or aluminum to jeopardize the integrity of the flavor. The right amount of fizz and unique label graphics makes bottled soda not just a novelty, but a timeless classic.  
Photo credits
Over at Five Star Soda, each soda is rated using a five star scale, complete with notes on flavor, aroma and overall taste. These well-written reviews include soda pop classics and handcrafted originals. Discovering new sodas to enjoy and reading the creatively written reviews makes Five Star Soda my favorite Instagram discovery so far!
Find out what they're about here and enjoy perusing their website!

Stay thirsty my friends!
Sincerely, Vera

April 20, 2015

REVIEW SF Vintage Shops- Pretty Penny & Haight Ashbury

I'd like to start off this post by saying that I am not a San Francisco native and I've only been to the Bay Area twice. But while I was there in March, these were the two places that stood out to me as great places to find vintage at affordable prices. I'm sure there are many more! 

SF Vintage Shops Review|
at the Mission District store
 1.) Pretty Penny Clothing
Oakland & Mission District (SF)
Open from 11am-7pm 7 days a week
1930's- Contemporary
Buys Clothing
*NOTE* I noticed on Yelp Oakland store is $$ and the SF store is $
They have a great collection of vintage clothing mostly from the 1950s-1970s. I enjoyed their nice selection of dresses and unique pieces. The causal atmosphere makes it pleasant to shop. You don't have people hounding you to buy something. The prices are reasonable, especially for being in San Francisco. To get the vibe of their shop be sure to check them out on Instagram @prettypennyclothing

The San Francisco store is small and I had a hard time finding something that would fit- it was either too small or too big. The gal that worked there said they tend to carry more causal clothing compared to the Oakland store.  

SF Vintage Shops Review|
Snapshot of the area
 2.) Goodwill
Goodwill  Haight-Ashbury
Accepts Credit Cards
Modern & Vintage
I know what you're thinking "Goodwill is a thrift shop, not a vintage store" and I would agree with you. But this Goodwill is awesome! I was a little disheartened after going into some vintage stores on Haight Street and finding everything too expensive for my budget. So we sauntered into Goodwill, and they had a nice selection of vintage clothing 1960's-1980's. I bought three 60's dress, a 60's top and a colorful tunic. My sister bought a blouse and a dress- both red!
Although this shop was dramatically cheaper than the vintage stores in Haight-Ashbury it wasn't the usual Goodwill prices. Instead of $7.95 for a dress it was more like $13.95 or $16.95 which is still a decent in my book.
Are there some great vintage spots you've found while on vacation?
Feel free to share in the comments!
Thanks for reading lovelies!

April 13, 2015

REVIEW- LA Flea Markets- Rock n Roll Flea Market

Downtown LA Vintage
Rock n Roll Flea Market
Every 1st Sunday
The Regent Theater in Downtown Los Angles
$2.00 Entrance Fee
Vintage Clothing
Vinyl Dealers
I stumbled upon The Rock n Roll Flea Market on Instagram (@rnrflea) early in 2015. This event is relatively new, so my sister and I went on March 1st, unsure of what to expect. Built in 1914, The Regent theater is over 100 years old.  Cement floors and black painted walls create the feel. The ambiance is a bit dim. Vintage clothing vendors are the first to great you as you walk in, as well as the blaring rock n roll music being mixed by the DJ accompanied with projected footage of concerts from bands like ACDC and the Rolling Stones. There is a balcony upstairs with additional vendors and downstairs is a pizza place and a small bar that we didn't get a chance to check out. There is a fair share of vinyl record dealers, most of them reasonably priced. The vintage vendors cater to boho, hippie and hipster style. Most of the vendors take credit cards via Square but some are cash only.

A few business cards we picked up

Odds & Sods- To Sir With Love- Sgt Pepper
The clothing vendors weren't my style but my favorite clothing vender there was Hellhound Vintage, they had a handful of mod mini dresses and an excellent selection of quality ethnic wear (tunics, vests etc.) We also picked up a few records that we've been looking for at a decent price.

Parking is a challenge! There is street parking, which is FREE on Sundays but it's difficult to find a spot. The only other option would be to park in a lot and walk to the venue.

Hope this was informative!
Till next time my friends!

April 26, 2014

Stars On Bikes...

Hi! How is everyone?
Sometime ago the girls and I went to Warner Brothers Studios, (more details on that will be in another post). When we were taking our private tour I noticed people riding around on bicycles, people that worked for the studio. I remembered that back in the day to get around the large lot of the movies studios the classic stars would ride bikes to get to point A to point B.

That's why the theme of today's post is "Stars on Bikes", I found a few neat pictures of celebrities at the studio and out and about hope you enjoy them!

Robert Taylor
David Niven

Gene Tierney

James Stewart and Grace Kelly

Humphrey Bogart
Mary Pickford

Cary Grant

The End!

Sincerely, Vera

February 24, 2014

2nd Liebster Award

We have been nominated the the Liebster blog award by the vintage home sewist! She is a lovely blogger from Georgia who blogs about her sewing adventures.
Here are the 11 questions!
1. What inspired you to start your blog?
I enjoyed reading other girls blogs about sewing and vintage fashion. We have a mini library of many vintage books on sewing, decor and lifestyle and thought it would be nice to contribute to the blogging world.
2. How long have you been blogging?
I think its been about two years maybe three.
3. What motivates you to get things done?
I love to accomplish things- so the satisfaction of completing something Ive stared is a big motivator.
4. Do you have a favorite old movie?
Its hard to pick just one- lately my favorite movie has been 12 Angry Men. That movie is superb!
5. If you could be any fruit, which fruit would you be and why?
A pineapple- its might seem hard on the outside but its all goodness on the inside.
6. What is an oddball fact about yourself?
I sweep the kitchen everyday- sometimes multiple times a day.
7. Why did you choose the name of your blog?
The girls and I made it up while watching a Burt Lancaster movie and like the sound of it.
8. What is your favorite book?
I actually don't have a favorite book, but I do love a good vintage mystery.
9. What is your main goal for 2014?
Sew up a new wardrobe!
10. What color eyes do you have?
Light brown
11. What is something that makes you really happy?
Spending time with my sisters 
Los Angeles skyline view from the Hollywood Hills
Okay now for 11 facts!
1. I'm the youngest sister.
2. I've never died my hair.
3. Ive only lived in California
 4. My favorite decade is the 1930's and 1960's
5. I learned to sew at 15yrs old .
6 I enjoy having an Etsy shop
7. I'm addicted to thrifting
8. I enjoy listing to 60's rock and big band music
9. I know a little bit of American Sign Language
10. I have two cats
11. I enjoy creative writing.  
Thank you Bessie!
Sincerly, Vera

January 29, 2014

The Mod Factory

 Hello! How is everyone?
This week we opened a new shop on Etsy- The Mod Factory! This was an idea we've had for a long time, even before we started this blog. On this shop we will sell items for the 1960'-1970's that encapsulate mod and groovy style. We search the west coast looking for high quality,striking and unique clothing. Find out more about the story of the shop on the About section on our Etsy.
Feel free to take a look!

Till next time--
Sincerly, Vera