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 πŸ™‚



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 πŸ˜‰



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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ˜‰ ) 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!

“Why Yes, Mr. Sterling…”


I have just recently (yes, I know, I was late jumping on this bandwagon) become obsessed with watching “Mad Men”, and have absolutely fallen in love with Christina Hendrick’s character, Joan Halloway. To me, she is the epitome of a woman – sexy and strong, sensual and sarcastic, no-nonsense and beautiful, supportive and sassy. Every time she is on the screen it seems like she just steals the scene. I think she is one of the best female characters to come around in quite a few years, with her many facets and many curves. I love to see a real woman portraying a real woman!

Her style is fabulous also. I am not 100% into ’60s fashion, but for some reason I most always seem to love what Joan has on. I think why I like it so much is because there is a classic sexiness mixed with the demureness of even a time before then. That sexy and classy look is what I always try to achieve with my style, so I naturally felt a connection with her style. Her dresses hug every curve of her body, but they do not “choke” it. Instead of using the boxy silhouettes that were starting to be popular during this time, her curves are celebrated in pencil skirts, wiggle dresses, and waist cinching belts. She dared to wear colour, and some gorgeous ones at that. Deep reds, fuchsia, teal, navy blue, emerald greens, and the like were always on the menu for Joan. No drab, boring black and whites for her!

Joan always had her hair immaculately dressed, and had enviable accessories to boot. I absolutely adore her red hair, and have put serious consideration into dyeing my hair Hendricks’ colour. I still think about it, but I need more affirmatives to go forward with it before I actually jump off the deep end about it. I did, however, jump off the deep end with another Joan Halloway accessory – her infamous gold pen necklace! I thought it was an amazing marriage of form and function, and felt like that would be a perfect little addition to my wardrobe to have a little “Joan” in my life πŸ˜‰

It did not take me long at all to find a replica, which is made by the 1928 Jewelry Co., who specializes in vintage-inspired jewelry, particularly an art deco look from the 1920s and ’30s. I drool over a lot of their items! But when I saw this necklace. there was no doubt about it – I had to have it. But a lack of funds tend to put a kink in things sometimes 😦 I still filled out the order form anyway, but navigated away from the page for something else in another window in my browser. When I returned, clicking on the tab, it reloaded the page. Little did I know that 6 days later I would be receiving the necklace in the mail today! I was completely shocked, but happily so – it was almost like finding $10 in your jacket after having it in storage all summer. I tried it on, and have worn it ever since slipping it on my neck for the first time. It looks so classy, but yet is a great little “subtle hint” for your dΓ©colletage to get a little attention πŸ˜‰ And mighty useful too! How can one not like style and substance in one product? And all for $20 too, natch!

Joan Halloway “Mad Men” Inspired Pen Necklace

Go, purchase, and be merry!

And just a reminder to all – “Mad Men” Season 5 returns in 37 days!