This engagement shoot just reminded me so much of retro birthday parties that I felt like readers over here would dig it so hard. It’s the ultimate roller skating meets rock ‘n’ roll meets nostalgia party inspiration. Plus, I think so many of us grew up having roller rink parties that this is all SO FAMILIAR. The zeitgeist, y’all…
If your hashtag aesthetic includes retro and vintage-style home finds that hark back to the ’40s, ’60s, ’80s, then you’re on the right post. From mid-century modern furniture to retro ’80s geeks chic to old skool patches to cat eye sunnies, there’s a throwback decade in here for you.
Let’s go shopping to fill our homes and hearts with nostalgic stuff for gifts or for us…
If you were collecting makeup (or crafting supplies, art supplies, various junk!), you probably had a Caboodles makeup case sitting in your room in some shade of retro pastel fabulousness. Vintage versions have been available at places like eBay, Etsy, and vintage shops for ages, but now they’re available in new versions! Commence squeeing!
“Help! I’m looking for pin-up maternity clothes that don’t suck!” While some online stores don’t sell exclusively pin-up style, there are a few that have items that can easily fit into a retro-inspired wardrobe. Look for wrap dresses, stretchy wiggle dresses, and vintage tunics that can work for most of your pregnancy depending on the level of stretch and cling you like. Here are a few sites that carry
rad pin-up maternity clothing…
Check out Offbeat Homie Ang’s retro 1950s home in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. It’s full of awesome ’50s details (the kitchen and the front door are to die for), funky decor, and kitties!
It used to take me a long time to tell people I lived in a trailer park just because of the stigma but… I love this trailer. I like to think my house looks like someone in the late 1960s was in the middle of updating. Add to that my collection of toys, knick-knacks, and second-hand furniture, and you get my version of paradise.
Check out George’s super hip preschooler’s bedroom — think floor bed, world map curtains, and lots of color!
We recently moved into a new home, and welcomed our second child. Making our son’s bedroom a comfortable, fun and safe free-for-all space was really important to me in a time when he was feeling displaced both literally and figuratively.
Even though we painted vintage cartoon murals on the walls we didn’t want our daughter’s nursery to be “themey.” Think “scene” over “theme” — our daughter’s room is like a booklover’s/modern DIYer’s explosion of fuchsia, turquoise, and orange in a black-and-white cartoon scene (with some retro toys thrown in there for good measure).