Shabby Apple Giveaway!

Who doesn’t love a giveaway? Surely all of us do! Well dolls, I have some exciting news for you – the vintage clothing company Shabby Apple has contacted me to do a giveaway for my readers!


What’s the prize? A $15 gift certificate! If you have always wanted to try their line, or have yet to discover what they have to offer, why not try now?

They are a vintage inspired clothing company that offers everything from dresses to tops to skirts and more. Go check out the Shabby Apple site and see what vintage clothing they have to offer! In sure there will be something there that tickles your fancy!


Now, how do you enter to win this certificate? All you have to do is “like” the Veronica Vintage Facebook page as well as leave a comment below telling me what your favorite vintage era is. That’s it! You can also enter again by sharing this giveaway on Facebook as well.


The time to enter the giveaway ends 31 March. On 01 April I will announce the winner via Facebook!

Good luck to all of you! Go for it!

Outfit of the Day: 08 February

So yesterday I had an early day – I had a 9:30 appointment for my orthopaedic surgeon. We had quite the snow storm/blizzard here from yesterday afternoon into today, and the rain and sleet BS had already started even by the morning. So I was just super excited to go out in all of that crap. I also had a lab class from 3 to 6, but the forecast said the real crap would flow between that exact time span, so there was no way in hell I was going.

So what was a girl to do? Hit the streets still looking vintage fabulous, of course! I recently bought an absolutely stunning 1940s WWII suit that – get this – was made in Great Britain during the war. To me that just upped the fabulousness factour to an 11!

And since it was still colder outside than Dick Cheney’s heart, I decided to wear some black thermal leggings/stockings to aid in keeping me toasty. I’m still not sure if they looked alright with the suit, but I’m sure all of you can help me decide 🙂



Isn’t the suit just to die for?! And I’m sure you haven’t noticed all of the little details such as the interweaved colours, pocket bling, and cuff fold details. But here are some extra pictures so you can further inspect 😉



And here is a more scrutinizing picture of the pocket bling/intricacies and ornate yet glamourous weaves of colour detail for all y’all to oogle over:



And guess how much this beauty cost me? Only $45! I saw it on eBay about a month ago from the seller VogueVintageVixen and the start bid was at $40 with the Buy It Now at $45. Now I am not that stupid to just disregard the BIN option and just fight with people until the bitter end and watch the price just climb to nearly $150 or $200 easily. This is a perfect example of when having saved searches is the most genius idea – Diane had just listed this beauty not even a half an hour prior to my discovering it. Imagine if I hadn’t? I would have missed out on a huge opportunity to own one of the items from my Christmas Vintage Wish List – and it was number two on my list, so it was pretty important for me 🙂

In addition to the amazing suit, I had busted out my new brown loafers, which is one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I own now. I know the brown wasn’t an exact match, but I felt it offered a decent contrast to the black leggings and the colour was represented in a small amount within the suit. One of my own personal “fashion rules” is to wear accessories that go with the minor/accent colours, such as with my loafers here and the yellow dahlia and blue rose earrings I had on, as well as my bakelite bangles. I feel following this rule really makes an outfit comes together in a much more natural, subdued, and amazing way.

As some of you may have noticed if you have been following my blog for a bit now, is that I usually am not a wearer of hats. At first I figured, “I would rather have more dresses, tops, skirts…” meaning more actual clothing in and of itself, rather than hats. Then I figured, “Meh, I don’t really look so hot in hats.” I’ve seen hundreds of pictures of my maternal grandmother from around this era of dressing, and she really knocked wearing hats way out of the ballpark. Then I decided, “Hats are really a necessary staple for most vintage wardrobes”, and I started hunting. I’ve gotten just four hats in the past month alone, all for first cheap on eBay. eBay has really become my main source for vintage clothing, because if you save searches and play your cards right, you can save some major money on these things! Most of the vintage items I have bought on eBay have been at least half or even a fifth of what it “should”/”would” be on Etsy. Just remember – perseverance and saved searches! To figure out my bidding strategy that has worked so well for me (for the most part! LOL) you can click here to read my previous post.

I did, however, have one ’40s hat. I bought it back in December 2011, soon after I had my shoulder surgery. It screamed at me constantly to buy it, and plus it was only $10 due to the netting being all torn n’ worn. I’m not a big fan of having a net over my face anyway, so when I received it, it was promptly removed. But have I worn it since I bought it over a year ago? Nope. Not even once. I was even thinking about selling it. But as soon as I saw that suit, the whole status of the hat changed as well. It now has a life! And it was given many compliments during its outing today. I am sure all of my other hats (I keep wanting to say “covers” instead of “hats” – old military habits die hard LOL) are quite jealous. I will get to the rest of you my lovelies, no worries, as I now have a newfound love of hats thanks to this spectacular little brown number that took me 14 months to wear:



Isn’t it beautiful? I have no idea why I never wore it before other than my firm belief I had nothing to wear with it, which was an invalid idea even before getting this suit – I had a few dresses with some brown in them prior, so I don’t know where my mind was for 14 months in regards to this hat!

The seller of this suit also had several other items she needed/wanted to unload, as she really isn’t going to sell anymore because she just said being a seller, especially on eBay, is just too much BS anymore (to which I agreed, as I’ve had my own issues). Then she went on to say she would send me a few other vintage goodies for me, since we seemed to have the same measurements. She sent me a 60’s black sheath dress with incredible beading and jeweled detail at the neckline, a 50’s nude lace skirt and top set, again with great neckline detail also. And last but not least, she sent me a tea length black 50’s fully lined coat with mink fur at the collar and around the a cuffs, made in the USA by the union(s). Isn’t all of that amazing?! I must take pictures for all of you to see, because it is just breathtaking, all of what she sent me. I thought about selling the 60’s dress and 50’s shirt/skirt set, but I just can’t because they have sentimental value now – it reestablished my faith in humanity and the kindness of strangers in a way; it made me smile to know that there are still some decent people out there that you are fortunate to come in contact with once in a while 🙂

So despite this heinous weather we are having now, I still made an effort. Like I said in my first outfit post – I try to look the best I can to look presentable and dress the way that I always feel best in – true vintage or rockabilly style 🙂

DON’T FORGET! The VALENTINES DAY GIVEAWAY is still available to enter until the 12th! Click HERE to enter for your chance to win!

Valentines Day Giveaway!

Well here we are, it is February already! I can’t believe we have already started the second month of 2013; that also means I just started another semester of school, which I know will require much more effort and work than last semester, so please don’t hold it against me if I don’t post every other day. I will try like hell, but I am very serious about my schooling so please understand I may not have oodles and oodles of time like some other bloggers do to post as much. But I still intend on keeping my blog resolutions!

Now, onto the fun! I have a super awesome giveaway from the absolutely amazing artist Larriann of SugarBearProductions. She hand makes the cutest and most amazing jewelry that I am sure all of you will love. I have already bought three things from her and I still intend to buy more 😉

Here is what I bought from this lovely gal so far:


Those two coloured earrings are dahlias and roses, which if you know me really well you would know why I got them. Then there are those awesome anchor earrings and the handcuff set of earrings and a bracelet. She has awesome stuff, all handmade, and of a great quality. I wore the handcuff set yesterday to my lab and they held up very well despite the abuse LOL. She has so many other amazing items in her shop (you can click the image to go to her shop):


This isn’t even half of the awesomeness she has available. And the prices are great, aren’t they?! Great style, great quality, great price, unique items – I don’t think you can beat that.

So what are Larriann and I giving away to all of my fabulous readers? Check it out:


Isn’t that amazing?! And she specifically made it for this giveaway, so you won’t find it in her shop, dolls – handmade for one of my lucky blog readers!

I’m sure you are all wondering, “How do I enter?!” Well, here are the requirements:

– Like my Veronica Vintage Facebook page by clicking “like” on the right hand sidebar.

– Go to SugarBearProductions and check out Larriann’s shop

– Leave a comment on this post as to what your favourite item in her shop is.

That’s it! If you would like a second entry you can share the link to the post on this blog’s Facebook page.

This giveaway is open until 12 February. On the 13th I will announce the giveaway winner via Facebook (which you will see because you liked this blog’s page, right? Right 😉 ) and ask for you to send me your address so I can send you your fabulous new piece of jewelry!

But that’s not all, dolls! Guess what? Larriann and I will be having a giveaway of jewelry made just for this blog’s readers every month! Isn’t that awesome?! You all can than Larriann for this idea – she’s a great gal with a great talent. Thank you so much for doing this, Larriann!

The time to enter starts……NOW! Go for it!

Veronica Vintage’s 1 Year Anniversary & Giveaway!

I can’t believe it has been a year since I came back from my trip to Las Vegas this time last year with my intense love of all things vintage and rockabilly blazing and I started this blog. It has been a crazy year, but this blog has grown exponentially and blown up over the past few months especially. I could not have gotten this far without all of you!

Sometimes it may be hard for me to write due to my pain levels, school, or otherwise, but I still make the effort because this is a passion of mine, and a passion of my readers as well. I always aim to have more informational writing content rather than the frilly picture-laden outfit posts that most have – that way my readers can learn and embrace the look themselves. I love to share my knowledge and views with others, and I hope you have enjoyed reading as much as I have enjoyed writing. I intend to keep this blog going for a long time, and with your help we can make this one of the best vintage blogs out there.

I want to say thank you to my readers and celebrate my blog’s birthday, so I will be having a giveaway!

The item up for grabs is a fabulous black 1960s clutch purse from Fresh Hot Vintage. I myself have ordered a wonderful dress from Nicole, and I just love it! She is a fabulous seller, and will sell her products with truth behind her descriptions.

Here is the bag up for grabs:





Black crepe with black and gold satin lining. Convertible cord handle can be tucked in our out to hang on the wrist. Gold tone hardware. Charming and versatile, suitable for a range of styles.

Brand: “Ande’ ”
Size: 8 x 6″ with 9.5″ handle
Content: crepe, satin.
Condition: Very good – minimal frame patina and few expected scuffs to lining.

This bag is great for every day or special nights out, and everything in between!

Here is how to enter:

1. “Like” Veronica Vintage on Facebook if you have not already.

2. Visit Fresh Hot Vintage on Etsy and let me know what your favourite item in her shop is by commenting on this post.

3. For another shot to win, post on your Facebook page about this contest containing the link to this post/site.

Please Note: Fresh Hot Vintage is having a little contest of their own: you can win a $50 gift certificate for commenting on their Facebook page. The contest ends 30 September. What’s to lose? Nothing! Go for it!

That’s it! Easy as pie 🙂 The contest will end on Saturday 6 October, and I will announce the winner via my Facebook page (which you will know about if you liked my page, naturally 😉 ) and you can send me your address so Nicole can send you your goodies!

Good luck ladies!

Some Vintage Fun in Queens & Giveaway WINNER!

WARNING: Another pic heavy (and awesome) post ahead!

Hi dolls! Today I have a great entry about my “vintage voyage” on this past Friday to random areas in Queens. I initially told my boyfriend I was going to take HIM on a date to the Jim Henson/Muppets exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image. We got there, and ended up getting side tracked on the first floor, which contained a whole exhibit on makeup, hair, and the costuming/dress in movies and television. I got pulled in immediately when I saw a whole wall blanketed in actors of the Old Hollywood era.


Not too long after that quilt of quality, they had an amazing assortment of tools of the trade during this time, from Bette Davis’ wig holder to vintage hair rollers, bobby pins, and styling irons from around 1945:



There was a bunch of great vintage memorabilia from the 1910s through the 1960s and ’70s, including this card of Rudolph Valentino, and magazines with Betty Grable & Rita Hayworth on the covers:




There were also a bunch of great pictures of movie legends (I had to take a picture with Mr. Cary Grant!) as well as some old nickelodeons that you can actually view. You can even make your own flip book and buy it in the gift shop (which I did! LOL), making your own personal little nickelodeon movie. It was a very cool and very interactive display, allowing you to interact when it comes to movie editing and many other things:




There is also a whole room dedicated to vintage televisions, from some of the earliest that were available to the 1980s. It was really amazing to see how absolutely massive the TVs themselves were, and how comparatively small the screens were to the rest of the appliance – in some cases only about 4 or 5 inches!





Most of these were from the 1940s and 1950s that I took pictures of, with the exception of the next to last picture, being from the 1970s. It had such a different design to it that I had to take a picture of it!

I also had the chance to go to a thrift store that was within walking distance, and spent a lot of time digging through the vast amount of clothing they had there. It was a lot of work, especially after just having had shoulder surgery, but I found two vintage blouses that I nearly screamed out of excitement at having found them! I never tried them on, because I figured that if they didn’t fit me, I could always sell them on my online stores on eBay and Etsy. But when I tired them on, I was beyond elated yet again to find out that they fit! I would date these shirts at around the ’30s or ’40s. Both for around $7 a shirt! How can you resist?! It takes a lot of work to find anything at thrift stores, but when you find something it can be one of the best moments, and feels so exciting finding these great pieces at great prices.




All in all, a very fun day, leaving me with a huge smile on my face!


And now, what you have all been waiting for – the giveaway winner! I would like to thank everyone for their entries, and I hope you all go and buy something from Michele!

And the winner is…Frances Veenstra!

Congratulations Frances! All you need to do now is just send me an e-mail to holly (at) with your address so the bag can be shipped out to you. I just need your information within 2 days, or otherwise I will be forced to choose another winner.

Thank you so much to everyone involved! And keep checking back for more giveaways!

Valetine’s Day GIVEAWAY!

Hi dolls! I have some great news for all of you – I am doing my first giveaway! And just in time for Valentine’s Day 🙂 It is all thanks to the great owner of Sentimental Heart Vintage, Michele. She is on Etsy, and her banner below will lead you to her shop. She also has a brick and mortar store, so she’s got it all going on!


I recently bought a fabulous dress from her that I adore, and is probably one of my favourites in my closet right now. Check it out:


Isn’t it an amazing colour and that lace detailing beautiful? And it was so reasonably priced, I just could not resist. She is unlike most Etsy sellers of vintage in that they sometimes have ridiculously high prices for clothing just because it is vintage. Her things are very reasonable for us ladies on a budget, and they are high quality. I received my dress in careful packaging with a super sweet handwritten note attached, which was fabulous. The dress had no smells or imperfections, and was good to go! How can you not love?

I wanted to do a giveaway for all of my fabulous readers that keep coming back to my site and have been making my site visit numbers go up and up. I am very appreciative for all of the positive feedback and for the popularity, which I hope continues. So when I wanted to do a giveaway, I messaged Michele about a fabulous bag and how pleased I was with my transaction, and she was all a go for it. So let’s go!

The Item

Vintage Crochet White/Cream Coloured Handbag with Wooden Handle



Isn’t this a beautiful handbag? It is vintage from the 1970s, but definitely has a ’40s flare. And the colour is just too perfect, as you can use it in the winter as well as the summer with the whitish cream colour it offers. It is lined on the inside. and has a small zippered pocket for makeup, your cell phone, or whatever you may like. Big enough for the essentials, but small enough to look feminine and not overwhelm!

17 inches from handles to bottom
11 inches from top of bag to bottom
11 inches wide

The Entry

Now ladies, in order to enter, you need to do just some very simple things to be eligible for this very great purse. Here are the details:

1. Like the Veronica Vintage Facebook page, if you have not already.

2. Check out Michele’s store Sentimental Heart Vintage on Etsy, and choose which of her items is your favourite.

3. Comment on this post about what your favourite item is from her store.

That’s it! Then you will be entered. And you can also be given another chance to win if you have a blog of your own or a Facebook page by blogging/posting about this giveaway yourself, and linking to this page.

The giveaway will officially close on Valentine’s Day, 14 February. A winner will be announced that day.

Are you ready? Get set? Enter! Good luck ladies!