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One Pair of Pants, Two Outfits

January 13, 2018

I’m still obsessing over the 1970s Beetlejuice-style palazzo pants I snagged from Dear Golden last April. As a vintage seller myself, I always try to consciously support other vintage and re-sale shops, and Dear Golden is one of my favorites. I am constantly finding new treasures that pair with these awesome pants to make new outfits. This streamlines packing for trips, as incorporating only a few extra garments offers up several different ensembles for packing light.

The hat was a recent gift from my brother-in-law on Christmas, and I am enamored with this true treasure of a Victorian beaver fur top hat in mint condition, especially since it only had one other previous owner and was well-cared for. It also fits my head oh-so-perfect and makes any outfit dapper. I’m also wearing another recent treasure I can’t get over, purchased last year for one of my aerial acts in a vintage circus-themed show, and found from another Etsy vintage seller. This very Versace-inspired 1980s Lillie Rubin leotard has the classic 80s/early 90s high French-cut tong that makes you look like you have legs-for-days. I have short, muscular legs and a long torso, and love the French-cut… which is also why I love my high-waist palazzo pants with platforms to make me appear taller and leaner than my athletic-build truly is.

Pictured Above

  • 1970s silk satin black & white palazzo pants from Dear Golden
  • 1980s Lillie Rubin leotard
  • Victorian beaver fur top hat
  • Vintage faux fur capelet
  • 1950s black patent leather belt
  • Black high-heel pumps

Pictured Above

  • 1970s silk satin black & white palazzo pants from Dear Golden
  • Von Follies by Dita Von Teese Madam X Longline Bra
  • Vintage Oscar De La Renta lace peasent blouse
  • Ivory bolero hat from barbara & company
  • 1950s black patent leather belt
  • Black high heel pumps

Incorporating Vintage into Your Wardrobe

October 3, 2015



Many people assume that dressing in vintage is full-on costuming yourself in a specific period. Sometimes that is the case and I personally do love to do that, since I’m a costume-history nerd; to me, it’s magical assembling an outfit from a different time period. However, there are those times when you just want to throw in a little vintage here-and-there, spicing up an ensemble without appearing like you belong in any specific period of time, and finding ways to make your style more unique and defined.

I’ve always been a huge fan of vintage because I adore old things. I love the quality in which things where made back in the day compared to now; most of our fashion, products, cars, household items, and food are all mass-produced and cheaply-made. I find it amazing that I can go into an antique store and find a cardigan that was hand-crafted in the USA with beautiful hand-done beadwork made from fine cashmere with matching silk lining hand-stitched to the inside, all for the same price as a cheaply-fabricated cardigan from a online store. Many people don’t realize that you can find really high quality treasures in Podunk Town antique stores. As a romantic, I also love that these handcrafted treasures have a story and a past that we get to carry on.

With out further adieu, here is how Ursala and I like to incorporate some of our favorite vintage pieces into our style, from wearing just a touch of the past, to having it be the focus of our ensemble. Hopefully it offers up a little inspiration!

Pictured Above

  • White Buffalo t-shirt from the band themselves
  • Thrifted necklace
  • Fat decorative belt from L.A.’s fashion district
  • Vintage crushed velvet dress from Ghost Rabbits
  • Ankle flats by GH Bass & Co.



  • Camisole from Ross
  • Skirt handmade from previous post DIY Circle Skirt
  • Sunglasses from downtown L.A. fashion district
  • Vintage necklace and earrings
  • Vintage patent leather 60s Mod Fanfanfares pumps are up for sale at Ghost Rabbits
  • Vintage mid century patent leather purse



  • Vintage 1980s velvet wiggle dress worn twice by Ursala’s mom
  • Gold shoes by Pilcro and the Letterpress
  • Vintage gold hairclip from my grandmother
  • Brass bracelet gifted from Benin
  • Vintage leather mid century handbag from Ghost Rabbits





  • Vintage 80s leather shoulder-capped button-up thrifted
  • Hand-me-down J + CO jeans
  • Black suede wedge pumps by Cooperative
  • Fat red belt thrifted