Seven Vintage Fashion Bloggers You Need to Follow

Seven Vintage Fashion Bloggers You Need to Follow

Hello, one and all! I’d love to share a collection of vintage fashion bloggers that are so very inspiring and deserve recognition.

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Many of them listed below are ones that I followed even before I began Simply Megan Joy, and were the main inspirations to have my own blog! So check them out and give them some love!

disclaimer: the photos shown below do not belong to me and I do not take credit for them. They are the properties of the awesome bloggers featured below! I hope you go follow them!

Minnie Muse

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Madison from Minnie Muse has an amazing blog about fashion, life, and all things beautiful! She recently got back from a trip to New York City and is sharing all her wonderful adventures on her site!

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Miss Hero Holliday

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Miss Hero Holliday has the most gorgeous collection of vintage dresses! Each week she shares her lovely outfits and I just adore every one!

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The Boyer Sisters

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The Boyer Sisters blog was the first vintage fashion blog I ever followed, and it was the main inspiration for me to start my own! Recently, they branched out with a second website and started following their own personal dreams. It’s always fun to scroll down and read their old posts full of so many inspirational outfits!

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Gracefully Vintage

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Kayla from Gracefully Vintage lives on the Central Coast of Australia and loves dressing from the 1920s to 1970s! She has so many cute posts up on her blog that you should go read!

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Brijee

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Brigid Everson, (formally one of the Boyer Sisters) has started her own blog where she shares her fashion and sewing adventures! I can’t wait for her next post as they’re always fun to read!

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Ruffles and Grace

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Victoria from Ruffles and Grace has a love for fashion, sewing and writing. She has her own seamstress business and even has a book published! She loves writing and sharing her many passions on her blog, so go check it out.

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A Clothes Horse

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Rebecca from A Clothes Horse is probably the most inspiring vintage fashion blogger I’ve ever found. The outfits she creates and the amazing photography to go with them make her blog such a splendid place to visit. Anyone who loves vintage fashion will love A Clothes Horse!

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Have you already checked out some of these amazing blogs?

What are some of the vintage fashion blogs you follow?

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Megan Joy

Top Polyvore Styles // Winter 2018

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If you’ve ever tried Polyvore, it’s quite possible that you’ve spent hours upon hours creating the most fun and fashionable outfits and charming accessories to match! If you have never used Polyvore, I am here to tell you how useful it is for any fellow fashionistas, whether vintage loving or not! With Polyvore, you can search thousands of photos of dresses, shirts, pants, shoes, coats, bags, jewelry, and accessories, mix and match them, and create countless outfits full of fun possibilities! It’s free and you can download all your oufits to your Pinterest page quite easily! I’ve found it to be very inspirational when you somehow discover yourself in a fashioning lull! At the bottom of this post, you can find my Polyvore link, which will take you to a list of all the items featured in this post and where to buy them!

Now enough jibber-jabber; let’s get to some outfits!

One // Waiting for the Train

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Two // Highland Roses

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Three // Quick Call

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Four // London Librarian

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Five // Valentine’s Brunch

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Six // Look Who’s Here

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Seven // Winter Walk

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Go check out Polyvore to create some amazing styles both vintage and modern!

Hint: If you make 25 different designs, your account gets upgraded to “Style Setter!”

You can find me on:

 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/SimplyMeganJoy/

Polyvore: https://simplymeganjoyblog.polyvore.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simplymeganjoy/

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Have you ever tried Polyvore before?

What clothing pieces have you been styling for your “winter fashion?”

Follow me on the accounts listed above so I can follow you back!

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Megan Joy/

Retro With a Chance of Flurries

Snow flurries! What can be better than snow flurries? Hot chocolate and a book by a warm fire, actually! But before you sip your steamy cocoa topped with marshmallows, you have to get outside and frolic in the snow a bit! So that’s exactly what I did!

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I was very excited to finally wear the new crinoline I ordered from Lindy Bop! It works perfectly with this skirt that I made last year. They have so many color choices of crinoline, but I chose classic white. Lindy Bop has such a great vintage collection! If you love dressing vintage, wish to start, or just want to try it out, Lindy Bop is a great place to shop! I do suggest collecting all the things you want in your shopping cart, and then waiting for a sale because it can be on the pricey side.

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My sister did my hair and added the bows! The whole day I felt like Minnie Mouse!

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While you may see me smiling in these photos, what you are not seeing is: me shivering nearly to death, my feet frozen in the snow, my hands turning red and numb, and me yelling, “It doesn’t matter if it’s in focus! Just take the picture so we can go inside!

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To match all the colors of my outfit, I wore my “I Like Ike” pin! I once wore it to the voting polls and the people in front of me thought it was funny! Comment below if you know what my pin means!

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Besides liking Ike, I also like this little snowflake, resting on my sweater, all by itself. It reminds me of that well-known fact that no two snowflakes are alike. Out of all the times it snows, and all the millions of snowflakes that make up a storm, none are the same. Yes, this little snowflake is different, it doesn’t match another, and maybe it’s a little small among the countless other flakes, but it’s still beautiful. Just like us.

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skirt // made by me

sweater // target

shoes // old navy

crinoline // lindy bop

hair bows // (white) icing, red (christmas ornament)

pin // free

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How much snow did you get this week?

What do you think about snowflakes being different?

Do you know what my pin means?

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Megan Joy

Sunday Bests // Red Tie in the Morning

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When I first put this outfit together, it was missing something, and it wasn’t until I walked past my brother’s tie collection that a bell chimed in my head. A tie! That’s what this jacket needs! I threw a red one around my neck, changed my shoes and purse to match, and ran out the door for church. At a reception afterward, a dear older man said that my outfit reminded him of a retro airline stewardess! I thought that was such a nice thing to say!

This “stewardess” outfit consists of mostly things that aren’t mine! The tie is my brother’s, the shoes are my sisters, and the skirt was sewn by my mom over 30 years ago. So now you know: I’m a clothes thief! However, the blouse and jacket are mine; they were gifts found at a thrift store. So I guess this outfit is even more special considering it didn’t cost me a cent! 

To go along with my post title, I’ve decided to include the old saying:

“Red sky at night,

Sailor’s delight.

Red sky in morning,

Sailor’s warning.”

It seems like I’ve known this little saying forever. Looking up at a blazing sky was a sign that tomorrow would be a beautiful day! What I didn’t know all those years, was that this little saying comes from the Bible! In the first book of the New Testament, Jesus was talking with the Pharisees and the Sadducees (leaders of the Jewish church). In Matthew 16:2-3 it says, “He answered and said unto them, when it is evening, ye say, it will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, it will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?” KJV

In my own words, Jesus basically said, “You can know what the weather is going to be like tomorrow by looking at the sky, but you can’t figure out what is going to happen in the future by looking at the past?”

Over 2,000 years ago, Jesus said this, and it is still entirely true in today’s modern world of complex technology. Weather forecasters have all these instruments and devices to predict the weather, which they broadcast all across the country. If we are so proficient in the weather in that we can know the exact percentage of tomorrow’s precipitation, why is not everyone capable of looking at past history and learning from it? We can detect, or as Jesus says, discern, the future by looking at the past. History is forever repeating itself, so why not use our own brains to research it and use our knowledge to better the future? We each hold the brainpower to learn and to discern. I, personally, love history, though I know many people who have pledged their hearts against it. But history is not just all about dates and names. It’s about stories, great legends, and the lives of our very own ancestors!

Let’s not forget how smart we can be,

when we learn from our history!

Ok, I’m done my rant now! Until next time, faithful readers, carry on!

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skirt // made by my mom

jacket // thrifted

blouse // thrifted

tie // my brother’s

shoes // payless (my sister’s)

purse // thrifted

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Do you like the little red sky saying?
Did you know that it is from the Bible?
What do you think about learning from history?
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Megan Joy

Sunday Bests // A Little Shabby Chic

Sunday Bests // A Little Shabby Chic

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Today, I ventured into “shabby chic” fashion! I’m not personally a big fan of the modern shabby chic styles, but with a more vintage twist, I don’t think I mind it! There’s something about a floppy hat and a baggy skirt that just has a homey feel about it, creating a comfortable yet stylish outfit for exploring the countryside!

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Last week, I made this necklace from a quartz rock and some copper wire. I think it turned out pretty well for my second try (I don’t think you even want to see my first try!). I asked my brother if he could make the stone into a heart shape. He whacked it with a hammer and it sort of ended up like a heart, maybe?

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I think autumn is the most photogenic season of them all. Just about anywhere you point your camera, you’re bound to capture the grand beauty of God’s nature through the lens!

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I really love this pair of sun glasses from Rue 21! The roundness is nicely balanced by the gold leaf design on the rims. When I wear them, it turns my world into a wild range of magical autumn hues! The photo below shows the difference. On the left half of the picture, is the view from the glasses and on the right what it looks like to the plain eye! It’s quite dramatic!

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So, that is my version of autumn shabby chic. Maybe I’ll visit it again someday soon?

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sweater // target

skirt // thrifted

hat // kohl’s

shoes // target (my sister’s)

necklace // made by me

sunglasses // rue 21

belt // thrifted

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Megan Joy

Diana of Avonlea // Victorian Outfit

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If you remember, in “Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel” Diana Berry wears something like this; a white blouse and a creamy off-white skirt. The outfit is plain and simple, yet glorious in all its splendor! I wanted to recreate the outfit, so I gathered some of my Victorian things to piece together.

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Diana wears another off-white dress in the cow scene!

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I however, chose not to venture out into a muddy field for a photoshoot, so this will have to do!

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Anne also wears something like this in a scene with Gilbert.

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skirt // sewn by me

blouse // thrifted

shoes // thrifted

belt // sewn by me

underskirt // sewn by me

hat // thrifted

necklace // chicwish

parasol // civil war sutler

collar pin // thrifted

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Megan Joy

Sunday Bests // A Few 70s Vibes

Hello, all! Today I’ve got a quick Sunday Bests post to share!

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This 1970s inspired outfit is so enjoyable to wear! It’s comfy and carefree, two things that are a must in every wardrobe! The head scarf, pumps, and long hair add a few 70s vibes.

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A twirl is always fun!

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skirt // thrifted

blouse // thrifted

shoes // thrifted

purse // thrifted

head scarf // thrifted

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What do you think about 1970s styles?

Do you like polka dots?

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Megan Joy

Sunday Bests // Ode to Jackie

Hello, again!

Today is a very 1960s day as I pull out my three-piece checkered skirt suit, pumps, and pillbox hat! This style was made famous by the First Lady, Jackie Kennedy, who is known for her chic outfits and hats!

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Below is a photo of Jackie Kennedy sporting a white pillbox hat, pearls, sunglasses, and a checkered jacket.

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Her style was very popular in the early 60s.

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I bought this hat at church sale last fall. Someone had pushed the top up to make it rounded, so it didn’t look like a pillbox hat at all. I bought it for $4, brought it home, and later discovered that the top should be pressed in to make it look right! It was a happy surprise to find that I had bought such a classic hat! It was good lesson learned, that sometimes things are not at all how they seem. When we first perceive something, it’s very possible that it will turn out to be completely different than the first impression it made. This doesn’t go just for hats, either. We can apply this to pretty much everything, including people, places, and other items.

When a first impression is made, let’s remember that it may not determine the future. It may turn out to be completely different after time. We just have to be patient and see!

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skirt suit // thrifted

pillbox hat // thrifted

shoes // payless

earrings // gift

necklace // my sister’s

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What do you think about the 1960s pillbox hat?

Have you had any experiences with first impressions that didn’t establish the future?

Are you enjoying your summer?

Megan Joy

Sunday Bests // There’s Music Wherever I Go

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Hello, friends! Spring brings happy skirts and cheery (and sometimes cherry) shoes! This is one of my favorite outfits because of its fun use of music notes and also because it’s so comfortable! I sometimes wear it all day because it’s so comfy!

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I mostly wear this skirt to play at orchestra and ensemble performances, and once I even wore it to watch an Irish dance Feis (competition)! Every place I wear it, I’m asked where I got it, so, I say “Chicwish!” It was a present from my Grandmom for Christmas a few years ago. Thanks, Grandmom!

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Another fabulous addition to this skirt is that it has pockets! Skirts with pockets earn at least 10 points in my book! Unfortunately, these particular notes on the skirt aren’t put together to make a real tune. I’ve tried to play it but it just sounds like jibberish!

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Recognize the shoes from my other post?

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Ok, so now that you’re done reading my “awesome” post, you have to go check out Chicwish! This exact skirt is 28% off right now! I once put six-hundred dollars’ worth of dresses and skirts in the checkout and created a plan in which I would ask for one of them on each Birthday and by the time I was thirty-four, I would have all the ones I wanted, but that plan fell through. Go figure!

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skirt // Chicwish

sweater // Target

shoes // Old Navy

purse // thrifted

hair accessories // Icing

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Have you ever heard of Chicwish before?

If you are a musician or just love music, would you wear this skirt?

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Megan Joy

Sunday Bests // Tan and Argyle

Hello friends! Today was chilly and blustery so I pulled out my woolen skirt and argyle sweater to wear today!SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

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I love these trees! They may be scary in the wind storms, but they’re beautiful now! That’s the thing about trees. Because they’re so big, they can sometimes be intimidating, especially in a storm. When you see heavy branches swaying above your head in the strong winds, trees may seem angry and daunting because of their size.

Some may think that God is the same way; big, scary, angry, and intimidating. Some don’t think of God as a loving Father and friend. Maybe they don’t have a personal relationship with Him or were never introduced to the idea that God is someone we can talk to whenever we need to and know that he loves us no matter what we do!

Today, God put this song in my heart:

“What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!”

“Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!”

This is the first verse to a hymn written in the 1800s called “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” The lyrics were written by Joseph M. Scriven and the tune by Charles C. Converse. It reminds us that Jesus is our friend who always wants to hear from us through prayer. We don’t have to believe that God is a stern black cloud in the sky. He is our Father, He is our Savior, and He is our Friend. I am so happy that I can rest assured and know that God is my friend who may be big, but not intimidating.

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Skirt // thrifted

Sweater // thrifted

Shoes // thrifted

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Do trees sometimes seem intimidating?

Do you know someone who doesn’t think of Jesus as a friend?

What could we do to show others who God really is?

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Megan Joy