Showing posts from December, 2014

Hipster Hat Attack and Top 5 posts for 2014

Starting off the New Year with Judith at The Style Crone for her monthly Hat Attack.  This gem of a man's Goorin hipster hat was a recent thrift shop find ($1.50).  Updated to link with Ms. Papelicos Share-in-Style masculine look. 

I also utilized it as my coat tree Christmas tree at work by adding some lights, garland and a glitter flower to the hat "tree top."

It is that time of year to look back at the posts that generated the most page views.  

The most unlikely post of the past year is Visible-monday-pants-edition, I was surprised by this one, it went not-quite-viral.  

Coming in at popular post no. 2 was A-few-of-my-favorite-things a prompt gleaned from Share In Style and includes a fav selfie.

Post 3 was my initial post for the April AtoZ Challenge Helloo-all-to-day-and-hat-attack.  I made the mistake of identifying myself as a fashion blogger, I won't do that again. I'm not sure if my fashion label hurt my page views or if it was just the sheer number of part…

Visible Monday - The Pants Edition

Baby, It's Cold Outside!
Linking up with Patti at notdeadyetstyle for Visible Monday and for me it is The Pants Edition.  While I am not a huge fan of pants, I have been buying more of them.  Personal heaters are not allowed at work (unless you have a doctor's note), so I opt for pants.  

Kenneth Cole Reaction sunglasses Italian scarf Ally B knit top Ivy stretch pants Noat oxfords (all thrifted with the exception of the shoes) 

Pattern of the Day from 1969 - also The Pants Edition.

Body positive thought for the day - Don't be afraid to wear floral prints.  They are happy prints that deserve to be seen!

I ran across this article on on how to use a minimalist wardrobe to simplify your life.  The author claims choosing a daily wardrobe is stressful and that some successful people wear the same thing every day. 

“This is a real psychological condition in which a person’s productivity suffers as a result of becoming mentally exhausted from making so many irrelevant d…

This concludes the 2014 Countdown to Kitschmas

May you and yours have a Christmas filled with joy and love.  

What I'm Listening to - Annie Lennox, A Christmas Cornucopia.

Monsters and Dinos

image via kitschyliving
 via etsy
Each year we have a Christmas Tyrano that terrorizes my decorations.  

via dinovember
What I'm Listening to - Christmas with Pavarotti.  

I dearly love Maxfield Parrish and by golly it's Deer Day

Never would I have thought I could afford a Maxfield Parrish print. That item was on my "bucket list" of things I have always wanted.  

Mr. VZ was pheasant hunting so I was let loose on the thrift shops. When I inquired about the print the volunteer said it was $200.  I said that was too much for me to pay.  She said, "How about $50?" I asked, "Will you sell it for $40?"  I am now its proud owner.  Most of these prints don't have the depth of color that this one has retained. I thanked her and said the print was going to a home where it would be much loved.  

The balance of my thrift shop acquisitions totaled less than $20.00 with Christmas items being half off and priced to move. 

I lucked out finding next year's Countdown reference book from 1969 of The Family Christmas Book by Barbara Rinkoff.  I also purchased the AVON green Christmas tree I had highlighted in my AVON post.  

The brown skirt with pink beaded border was a steal at $1.50.  Both the …

Can I get a woof woof?

It is Canine Day on the Countdown.  

Santa dog offered via etsy

Lefton Maltese 1950s Poodle Card Holder via etsy
via retrorevivalbiz

Doggone doggy via etsy
What I'm Listening to - Manheim Steamroller, Christmas in the Aire.

Raring to go with Retro

It can't be kitschy Christmas without going retro ...

Mexican Hippie Snowman only $25 via

Retro child's toy via etsy

Finally, the residents of the Island of Misfit Toys ...

What I'm Listening to:  My favorite track of this recording was Calypso Noel.