Outfit of the Day

Outfits of the Day May 14th to 18th

The weather was very weird this week, not the warmest and raining and cloudy mostly. The 80 degree weather we had two weeks ago was a tease! I actually had to wear thicker cardigans a couple times this week. We’re also at that weird in between stage where its too warm for my thick, wool vintage swing coats, but not warm enough to wear no nothing outside.

Monday, May 14, 2018

It was a chilly, grey day so I wore 3/4 sleeves and a grey skirt that has been sitting in my closet unworn for a few months.

Shirt: Banned Retro from Unique Vintage

Skirt: Amazon

Shoes: Chase & Chloe

Vintage Inspired Pencil Skirt Outfit

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Today it was chilly again, so I wore a black knit cardigan, but I took it off for the picture because I liked the outfit better without the cardigan. I’m taking advantage of wearing these turbans while its chilly to keep my head warm. Once it gets hot I won’t be able to wear them for a while, sadly. This button up top by Banned Retro is a great staple for vintage outfits because it comes in several different colors as well and you can mix and match with different skirts and pants.

Shirt: Banned Retro for Unique Vintage

Skirt: Unique Vintage (same skirt but they don’t carry the color I’m wearing, but have a few other colors, and it has POCKETS!)

Turban: Wish

Enamel Pin: Weeki Waache Springs State Park

Vintage Inspired Outfits from Unique Vintage

 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

I guess I can tell by my outfits so far this week, that the weather is affecting my dark color choices!

Dress: Amazon

Gloves: Unique Vintage (these are fall/winter gloves and they don’t have them for sale right now)

Glasses: Zenni Optical

Shoes: Chase & Chloe

Fascinator: Amazon

Vintage Dress from Amazon

 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

So I wore green two days in a row! But it’s a different shade of green so that’s ok right? I love the fit of this dress and how the skirt flares out just at the bottom. This dress comes in multiple colors on Amazon and I am definitely going to have to go back and order more colors, especially since its less than $35. Today was accessories day for the Instagram Vintage Fashion Challenge so I had to wear this awesome hair flower clip. I need more flower clips in my life!

Dress: Amazon

Hair Flower: Lady Luck’s Boutique

Earrings: Stella and Dot

Pearls: true vintage

Shoes: Chase & Chloe

 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Today I was loving my outfit. I’ve worn this dress before, but only by itself. Today I paired it with a cropped cardigan because it’s chilly again. I LOVE the way this outfit looks! I need more Heidi dresses with cropped cardigans! The Red in the Cardigan doesn’t match the red on the dress exactly, but I’m probably the only one that notices lol.

Dress: Pinup Couture from Pinup Girl Clothing

Cardigan: Sidecca from Amazon

Hair Flower: Amazon

Snood: Amazon

Glasses: Zenni Opitcal

Shoes: Chase & Chloe

Spanish Fan Heidi Dress by Pinup Coutore for Pinup Girl Clothing

This weekend is supposed to be raining and crappy again, so it will be interesting to see what I put together for outfits. Next week starting Monday though we are supposed to have sunny weather in the 60s and low 70s all week, so I am excited for the outfit possibilities. If you want to check out this weeks prompts for #thevintagefashionchallenge on Instagram my username is sparkleshan, the pictures are different then my outfit pictures in this post.

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Outfits of the Day May 12th & 13th

Saturday was my college graduation and I really didn’t know what to wear! It took me forever to decided. I wanted a dress or skirt with pockets that I could put my phone in since I couldn’t carry my purse during the graduation ceremony, but all the dresses that I wanted to wear didn’t have pockets! Honestly, it is my opinion that all vintage style dresses and skirts (swing ones anyway) should have pockets! They are so convenient!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

I finally decided on this dark blue dress for my graduation. But alas I didn’t get any pictures of me just in the dress because I had my cap and gown on most of the day. I will have to get a picture next time I wear it. But you get a picture of me at graduation, ha!

2018 SNHU College Graduation

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Today was Mother’s Day and I started the day off right by attending Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with my daughter. It’s fun to have something in common that we can both do together, that is healthy for you. It’s hard getting your teenager to hang out with you and my daughter really loves BJJ, which makes me happy! Then we spent some time with my mom and went out to a late lunch. I wore my favorite color pink!

Cardigan: Mak Cropped Cardigan

Skirt: Amazon (I Can’t find the link)

Pearls & Brooch: True vintage

Shoes: Chase & Chloe

Turban: Wish.com

Vintage Floral Skirts

I promise I will get a picture of the dress I wore for graduation. It is still clean so I’ll probably wear it to work this week! Also I decided I need more pink vintage clothes in my life!

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Outfits of the Day May 7th to 11th

This week was only in the 60s compared to last weeks 70s and 80s sadly. Luckily they have not turned the AC on at work yet, so I am not freezing. The weather did give me the chance to wear some things that I probably won’t wear a lot in the summer. It’s also the second week on the Vintage Fashion Challenge on Instagram that I am participating in and this week was different colors each day.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Ok so I did wear the same cardigan today, as yesterday, but I have been wanting to wear this outfit combination for a while. And it was a little chilly this morning so it was a good excuse to wear it again, besides no one at work saw me wear it yesterday anyway, haha. And I feel like this week is the last time I can wear this grey tartan dress until summer is over, so I went for it!

Cardigan: Emmy Design of Sweden

Dress: Voodoo Vixen

Avengers Pin: Hot Topic

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Today’s color for the vintage fashion challenge was Yellow/Orange. I only have one dress that is yellow with blue designs on it, but I wore that last week. I totally forgot I had this orange top, I bought it before I was wearing vintage full time and I didn’t really consider it vintage at the time, but I think it can be pulled off as vintage, paired with a swing skirt like I did here.

Top: H&M

Skirt: Unique Vintage

Vintage inspired clothes

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Today I was home in bed all day with a horrible migraine, so I did not get dressed up. But for purposes of the Vintage Fashion Challenge on Instagram, I did a throw back to my St. Patrick’s Day Outfit. The color for today was green. It’s hard to see it this picture but my petticoat is also green.

Cardigan: JJ Perfection Cropped Cardigan

Skirt: Unique Vintage

Petticoat: GRACE KARIN

Stockings: What Katie Did

Shoes: Chase & Chloe

Vintage Inspired St. Patrick's Day Outfit

Thursday, May 10, 2018

I got to wear a new dress for the first time today! I have been excited to wear this dress today, because it screams ultimate 1950s house wife to me, I just forgot to wear my pearls! This dress was another great Amazon find and I am really impressed with the quality on the dress for less than $40 plus free prime shipping!

Dress: GownTown 1950s Vintage Swing Dress

Shoes: Chase & Chloe

Gown Town Vintage Casual Swing Dress

Friday, May 11, 2018

Today’s color for the Instagram Vintage Fashion Challenge is special to me, because it was my Nanie’s favorite color. Purple! She had so many purple clothes, it was so cute. I only have two vintage dresses in purple and I think its time I added more to my collection! Today’s dress is yet again another score from Amazon. I am amazed at the amount of good quality vintage inspired dresses I can find on Amazon for decent prices. This dress was less than $25 and free shipping with Prime. If you really want to dress vintage but you have a limited budget like me, Amazon is definitely a great place to look. Today I remembered to wear my Nanie’s pearls and I’m wearing one of her brooches too.

Dress: BeryLove Vintage Swing Dress

Pearls: True Vintage

Brooch: True Vintage

Shoes: Chase & Chloe

I am really liking this Instagram Vintage Fashion Challenge because its making me think about what I am going to wear ahead of time, rather than waiting until that morning to try and scrabble to pick something out. I’m excited for next weeks Challenge and to share it with you all.

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Outfits of the Day May 5th & 6th

This weekend was very busy! My daughter had a track meeting Saturday morning. I also had to do hair and makeup for Prom AND I have a Kentucky Derby/Going Away Party to attend all on Saturday. Sunday was a more relaxed chill day and I got to work on a vintage craft tutorial that I will be posting within the next week or two.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

I was so excited I got to attend my first ever Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday! I had the perfect dress already that I had purchased a few months ago from Unique Vintage, but haven’t had the occasion to wear yet. I went with a simple hat which I also loved. Everyone else at the party was in jeans, but I didn’t care I love being dressed up. I didn’t win best hat, but I did win overall best dressed!

Dress: Unique Vintage

Hat: Unique Vintage

Shoes: Modcloth

Vintage 1950s Dress from Unique Vintage

Vintage Hats from Unqiue Vintage

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sunday was a very chill day and it was over cast and a tad chilly. I had to run a bunch of errands and I wanted to be comfortable, so I opted for some vintage high waist pants and my favorite cardigan. The cameo pin I am wearing is one that was passed down from my Nanie (Grandmother) and I love wearing her pieces and thinking about her. She had many vintage brooches and scarves and I love that I have outfits to wear them with now. I’m wearing simple leather ballet flats that I have had for many years (sorry I can’t remember where they are from).

Cardigan: Peggy Sue Cardigan by Emmy Design of Sweden

Pants: Unique Vintage

Relaxed Vintage Outfit

This was a busy weekend. I am looking forward to putting together more new outfits this coming work week. Did you go to the Kentucky Derby or a Derby party this weekend? What did you wear that was vintage inspired?

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Outfits of the Day April 28th & 29th

I just got back from a too short, 4 day vacation to Florida. It was so warm and lovely. I spent most of my time in the water. I live in New England right on the beach and I haven’t gone in the water (more than my toes) in years. The water in Florida was so warm that I actually completely submerged myself in it several times!

Saturday we spent the entire day at Clearwater Beach. The weather was prefect and it was such a cute spot. It was so nice to feel the sand in between my toes and the sun on my skin. And I got to wear my vintage style, high waist bathing suit! I’m, being brave and posting a picture of myself in a bathing suit so you all can see it! Also check out the cat eye sunglasses I got at Target!

Vintage Style Highwaisted bathing suit

Retro 50s Floral Halter High Waist Bikini Set

Sunday, my daughter and I had a Mother/Daughter day at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. It’s a crystal clear natural spring for swimming and a last river that was not so lazy. They also have a mermaid show that has been going on there since the late 1940s. Now my daughter wants to be a Weeki Wachee Mermaid when she is old enough. It was an even warmer day and I got to wear this cute polka dot vintage style dress that I found at target. The skirt portion has buttons up the front and a tie on the chest area. Target also sells this dress in white with black polka dots. My mother-in-law let me borrow the vintage hat that I’m wearing.

Target Vintage Style Polka Dot Dress

Vacation was a success! I’m sad to be back home, but at least the weather here in New England is starting to warm up a bit and I can wear all the dresses, including some new ones I can’t wait to show you at the end of the week.

What are your favorite vintage pieces to wear when you go on vacation to some place tropical?

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April 23rd-26th, 2018 Outfits of the Day

Rather than posting a new blog post every day for each outfit I wear, I decided to group them into one post for week day outfits and one post for weekend outfits. So basically I will be posting what I wear to work during the week and what I wear on the weekends. This week I am only worked 4 days because I am getting ready to have a long weekend in the warm Florida sun. This is my first full week in a long time wearing dresses and skirts every day because the weather was actually bearable. I was also excited to wear some new pieces I’ve been savings for warmer weather.

Monday, April 23rd

Mondays are tough because I am not a morning person and Monday is my early day of the week to wake up. So please don’t play attention to the fact that my hair is not curled and I have pretty much no makeup on. I’m wearing this Dress for the first time that I got on Amazon a few months ago. I only paid $9.99 for this dress!! Unfortunately it is not available at the moment or else I would give you a link to it. For the price that I paid it is very nice quality and the material has a little bit of a stretch to it which I love. The only problem I had was with the belt that came with it. The belt didn’t have enough holes to make it small enough for my waist, so I ended up taking a belt from another dress to wear with it.

Miss SparkleShan's Vintage Life Outfit of the day

Tuesday, April 24th

Today I woke up and it was sunny, so I decided to break out the floral skirt that I have been saving for a warm sunny spring day. I bought it about a month ago, believe it or not at Forever 21! It was also the perfect outfit to wear my true vintage 1950s hat that I found at The Vintage Market in Salem, CT a few weeks ago. And how could I know wear my Take My Leash not my life enamel pin from Pinups for Pitbulls, Inc. I am definitely enjoying this weather and I look forward to more!

Hat: True Vintage from Va Va Voom Vintage in Waltham, MA (check them out on facebook)

Top: Unique Vintage

Skirt: Floral Pleated Midi Skirt from Forever 21

Enamel Pin: Pinups for Pitbulls, Inc


Thursday, April 26th
Ok, so you might have noticed that I skipped Wednesday. Well that was because it was a really crappy day and down pouring rain all day, so I didn’t wear anything cute or new. I am a wimp about wearing dresses or skirts when the weather is bad, mostly because I have a long walk from the parking lot to my building at work and I didn’t want my feet to get wet. Wet cold feet are the worst thing to me. Today I am excited that I did get to wear a new dress that I bought during the winter and have been saving. This Navy and White Polka Dot dress was another inexpensive score from Amazon!! I am really impressed with the quality of the material of the dress. It fits perfectly and the dress has a little stretch but its not a spandex material so it still looks nice. It was less than $35 and if you have a prime account you can get free shipping. The dress also comes in a ton of colors, so I will definitely be buying more.

Dress: GownTown 1950s Vintage Dresses Swing

Pearls: True Vintage from my Grandma

Shoes: Chase & Chloe

Gown Town Vintage 1950s Swing Dress

Tomorrow I leave for vacation so I am counting Friday’s outfit as my one of my weekend outfits, which I will post separately once the weekend is over. I am going to sunny Florida so I am excited to wear some new summery outfits!