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Clutch on to the Past and Hold on to Your Cash

I adore clutch purses. They are high on the desirability scale and are the perfect compliment to any wardrobe. And seriously, who can ever  have enough purses?  Inexpensive and funky are two qualities that I look for on a regular basis.  Check out these adorable vintage clutches that can you be yours for less than $5.00 each!

Madonna Gold from Circa2009 – only $2.00 (yes, you read it right)

 

Brocade by Garay from rachelpink27 – only $3.25


 

Red, Red Wine from retroheart – Only $4.00

Wicked Wicker from TriciaRenee – $4.50

 

White Wonder from helenshassack – Only $4.99

 

Saddle Up from bassamundovintage – Only $4.99

 

Pillaging Joan’s Closet in 2011

I’m deep in the throes of reading “Mommie Dearest,” for the second time in my life.  My first exposure to the ways of Ms. Crawford were in my teenage years, and I have to admit that even then, I found her life mysterious and intriguing and her relationship with her daughter disturbing. Admittedly, I always wondered what it would be like to step back in time and pillage her closet.

Regardless, I remain a huge fan of Joan Crawford and her celluloid self.  If I could pick an era for my time machine, it would be the golden days of Hollywood. I have much love for the stunning fashion and glam jewelry of that era, which lead me on a search to find some pretties while ringing in the New Year. They most certainly won’t bring back Ms. Crawford, but they will bring out your inner  glamor queen.

Swingkatsvintage on Etsy

TheVintageStudio on Etsy

allencompanyinc. on Etsy

Aliveness on Etsy

TheTreasureCat on Etsy

VintageBellaBride on Etsy

1980s Fashion Returns

As a teen in the 80s, I was a byproduct of the oversize shirt/sweater craze, leggings, boots, and chunky jewelry. I love finding these treasures when hunting for vintage goodies, and recently found some great new things that bring back the new wave, punk rock energy of the “flock of seagulls” days.

How about this little retro gem from daisidvintjunky–it can be yours for a mere $72.  I’m pretty sure The Smiths are playing in the background:

Those who have an uncommon eye for standing out in a crowd will want to shop at UncommonEye. This crowdpleaser is only $32.

Like Oh-my-gawd! Check out this serious ’80s flashback at FashionRerun and it’s only $14.

Zig Zag wonder in my Etsy shop – LoveDove Vintage is $12.99.

No retro girl’s wardrobe is complete without the little black bejeweled mini: $18.99 @ LoveDove Vintage:

Zombie Charm

Many of my friends are fans of zombies, and one friend has taken this love to new extremes with the creation of Tofu the Vegan Zombie. Destined for cult greatness, this adorable animated creation, recently came to life in the form of limited edition dolls, and is not starring in an online movie “Zombie Dearest.”

Tofu is also officially a toy: You can get him at Teddy Scares for $17.99.

Check it out below and vote, vote, vote! Tofu is destined for zombie greatness!

Beyond Unique — Creative in Austin

How do a husband and wife team inspire each other to create “beyond unique” vintage inspired handcrafted items? The tag team at Beyond Unique have created some adorable charm necklaces that mix old and new in a fresh way and they even have some other vintage jewelry that is quite different. Check out some of their creations below and visit their store on etsy!

Shoe Locket – $25

Agate Sombrero – $22

 

Unicorn – $23

Small Owl – $22

Shopping out & about in Austin

I live in one of the greatest cities in the world, with vintage stores galore! I spent the day vintying around Austin recently and hit some fine vintage inspired stores. So great, in fact, that I wanted to share them with you. So you intrepid vintage lovers can stroll the isles and see all the vintage treasures–surely something will catch your fancy!

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Uncommon Objects – 1512 South Congress – 512-442-4000

 

Room Service Vintage – 107 E. North Loop Blvd. – 512-451-1057

Prototype Vintage Design – 1700-1/2 South Congress & Milton – 512-44PROTO

Antones Record Shop – 2928 Guadalupe – 512-322-0660

Keeping with the Austin tradition of being the “live music capital” Antones record shop is one of the places where if you’re looking for quality vintage vinyl, it’s bound to be there.

Vintage Beer Advertisements That’ll Make You Stop the Drink!

I love YouTube! I just found this homage to vintage television commercials that are all about beer…