Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Vintage Inspiration

Do you ever feel like finances, location, job, etc keep you from really wearing what you'd most love to wear?  Do you ever feel like your personal style doesn't really have a chance to display itself?

I've been feeling that way for quite some time now.  Don't get me wrong...I'm content with what I wear, and it is definitely "me" in the sense that I appreciate the clothes that I wear and definitely am not dressing for anyone/anything besides myself.  But at the same time, if money and life let me have my way, I'd have a pretty different wardrobe.  I think deep down inside, my style is this gorgeous 40s-50s retro pinup thing...it's what I love the most, what I feel most comfortable in, and where my heart really lies style-wise.  Maybe someday I'll find the time and money to invest in letting all that inside style out...until then, here's some recent inspiration:













45 comments:

  1. I love the vintage inspiration of the 50's and 60's, I wish I could afford to dress in those lovely type of items too!

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  2. ahhhh... I love love LOVE that belted white dress! I wish I had that to wear this 4th!!! Cute post!

    xx, Vanessa

    http://fashiongalfireman.blogspot.com/

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  3. I can see you in all these looks, Cambria! I'd probably buy some different things too if money was no object...a girl can dream!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Enter to win a custom clutch!

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  4. A beautiful inspiration! I'll instantly have a look at these blogs ;-)

    xxx Anita

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  5. I can see you wearing all of these! I love the first girl :)

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  6. all of these are really beautiful -- i'm inspired by anything that is vintage, especially if it's from the 1920's (my favorite decade, ha!)

    -alexandra
    http://alexisinodak.blogspot.com

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  7. Love the vintage style - it looks gorgeous on you! If we only had unlimited shopping budgets :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  8. I really miss the style of these days. It was so classic, and everyone dressed up all the time. Such a difference from how people dress now - Crocs, sweatpants, ponytails. Blah.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  9. i love that vintage 50s look!!!! i could never pull it off though :(

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  10. those last two outfits are my favorite!!!!
    xo TJ

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  11. I REALLY adore that first picture! So gorgeous!

    www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com

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  12. Amazing inspiration. That really was such a gorgeous era.

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  13. I really really really love the first picture!! just felt like wearing the scarf in the same way!! gorgeous:)

    Leonor
    thesparklinglemon.blogspot.com

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  14. Love the photos, great inspiration :) I also feel that I would dress differently if money and life allowed! I love what I wear, but there is so much more I'd love to try!

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  15. You know that I love this style :) Gorgeous pictures.

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  16. I think you could totally rock any of these vintage inspired looks. I can appreciate the beauty and femininity of the 40's pin-up look, even though I don't think I could personally wear it. I hope that you get to actualize this dream of a retro closet! Loved the second last look.

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  17. Completely in the same boat... love the pictures!

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  18. Yes I completely agree! I find myself getting sucked in to many trendy items, which I truly do like, but they stray from my personal style. I too feel most comfortable and am naturally drawn to more vintage looks, yet when I open my closet I hardly have any :/ Grr.

    Julia
    Cup of Tea

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  19. I love vintage style, I can relate a lot! It's so feminine and lovely!
    would you like to follow each other dear?

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  20. I couldn't agree more! I'm definitely most drawn to this era, but sometimes sizing for a curvy gal like me is harder to find the further back you go. It's really rare that I shop modern stores anymore at this point, mainly because they are so expensive - but I could get lost for hours at antique malls and thrift stores which are definitely more healthy for my wallet:) All these images are stunning!

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment - following you too:) xx Marisa

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  21. the last picture is my favorite! i love the entire look -- especially her hair! i need to figure out how to do that :) xo



    http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

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  22. Amen! Amen! I hear ya girl! If I had more money, I would be dangerous. LOL I'm a retro, vintage, classic girl too! So I am loving these fashions. You will be able to one day. I GUARANTEE! :D
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  23. I hear ya- I would love to dress like a pin-up girl (in fact I did for a boudoir photo shoot!) It's so sassy and feminine, too bad my workplace won't go for it ;)

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  24. oh I totally know what you mean! But I'm also very finicky when it comes to styles. I like to mix silhouettes and stuff!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  25. i agree with what you write about our style and clothes. the last photo is really cool!

    if you have some time - check out my blog with my fashion sketches :)

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  26. wow, the last two looks are pretty spectacular! and I truly hope your dreams will come true someday and then you can share everything here, in your blog ;)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  27. Love the photos such inspiration.

    http://www.fashionloving.co.uk

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  28. Beautiful pics!

    http://thestyleattitude.blogspot.it/

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  29. I love the pin up girl look...I've always wanted to try dressing more like that. Completely adore this last outfit...so pretty.

    xo erica

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  30. I love the pin up girl look too! The outfits, the hair, stunning! I just love the first 2 pictures! Beautiful! I think you would look amazing in the 40 and 50's look!

    Rebecca

    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  31. Aww thanks so much for including me in this lovely post! And may I encourage you it doesn't take a lot of money to dress in a vintage manner. Many of my clothes are modern thrifted pieces, or very on sale pieces, that I just style in a vintage manner. I love your style and I think you're darling.

    xo,
    Em

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  32. Vintage inspiracion are the best!Love the pictures, tehy are beautiful!
    Kisses.

    http://blogdavicm.blogspot.com.br/

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  33. Love me some good vintage inspiration that last photo is gorgeous.

    $100 Shopbop GIVEAWAY

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  34. I love vintage clothing! I have a few items but don't wear them as well as thse pictures! I especially love the bandana on the head! So cute!

    <3 Denise

    http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

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  35. really love the vintage inspiration and wish I had the money to explore so many other styles
    www.sugarfilledcloset.com

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  36. Love these vintage photos, Cambria! I think you can find small ways to add vintage items into your wardrobe though even if you can't wear a total 40's outfit everyday! Start by adding small pieces like a skirt or earrings. That's what I do!
    :)
    Allison
    A's Fashion Files

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  37. Money most definitely stops me from dressing how I want to! If it were no object I'd be head to toe in Celine. This is great inspo, I think it's actually pretty similar to how you dress! xxx

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  38. these outfits are so gorgeous! I love the retro pin-up look too, but for me it's not just lack of money in the way, but also a lack of that voluptuous 50s womanly figure! <3

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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  39. I love these inspiration and I think you do have a 40s-50s style to your outfits (and pictures) though. Although I do agree with you about location and finances as a barrier to wearing something that I would actually like to wear. But haha oh well, I have polyvore when I really want to make outfits but don't have the money to buy it!

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  40. Love all those vintage inspired looks - and I totally get what you mean about your lifestyle and clothing. I work from home, so I have all the freedom in the world to dress how I want, but sometimes not having anyone to see makes getting dressed no fun!

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  41. Each and every one of these is amazing! AMAZING! love it!

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