Fashion: Vintage bling {$5 fabulous}

Sure, I could drone on with a mile long list about

how to realllllly look like you’re not

tragically trying to look fashionably chic

with your vintage bling…but honestly

you can hardly make a mistake.

Accessories from yesteryear work

magic when you simply buy what
floats your boat, let go of fear,

experiment, and incorporate pieces

with “now” outfits.

(Brenna Egan, editor of Refinery29
totally gets it…photo above by Jeana Sohn)

Still aching for a little encouragement?

Lovely Vintage Rhinestone 'M' Pin...SALE


Slap on a vintage pin
to your sneak, Converse, or bag.

It will make everyone smile.

Visit my little shop of rawrs vintage/handmade

(including the pin above) where you will find 20%

of inventory priced around 5 bucks.

Seriously. I have blogged about

$5 fabulous finds for years and am not

just talking the talk.
LOVELY15 for 15% off, and for YOU I will ship internationally.

stalk stylish streetstyle fashion blogs

like Stockholm Streetstyle or my favorite

(and the source of the swell photos here)

photographer Jeana Sohn’s Closet Visit.

Most of the ladies featured on her site
are not household names.

They are succesful, stylish, creative types

with the confidence and generosity of heart

to let you peek at their private stash.


Ohmygosh, what a yummy mix!
Just sold a pumpkin-hued celluloid bracelet like the green one above,
so I’ll be on the hunt for more!

* * *

Feel too granny (or too ghetto) when sporting vintage bling?

Think Jeana Sohn will fork over the camera
she used for these stunning photos when
she upgrades?

*shakes magic 8-ball*

Peace to you right where you are.



  1. May 16, 2012 / 4:07 pm

    Every girl needs a little bit of bling, right! The vintage finds on my dressing table are always my favorites-I'm going to challenge myself to find a different way to wear my mother's cameo today for a little extra something to my running errands look! XO

  2. May 16, 2012 / 7:38 pm

    My darlin friend with the amazing taste! I want some pretties from your shop but it won't let me purchase them because it says you don't ship internationally 🙁

    How do I do this?

    Save these for me if I'm not too late:

    Huge French MICHEL DELAIN Paris Designer Scarf (Leopard)…SALE


    1960s BLACK & WHITE Leaf Motif Necklace

    Talk to me baby! I love my vintage necklace and little red/gold bracelet by the way, always feel dead glam when I wear them 🙂


  3. May 16, 2012 / 8:33 pm

    A little bling is always a good idea in my book. You would have died and gone to heaven if you had spent the week with me at my Mom's. We went through her bazillion pieces of vintage jewelry and organized it. I got to bring home a few pieces. Love it all and you are right all ladies need some vintage bling!! xo Kathysue

  4. May 16, 2012 / 8:42 pm

    Wow! Who doesn't need a little vintage bling? I love my vintage jewelry that family members left me. I am going to get in my jewelry box and find something special. I am also going to go to your shop and find something to put on my wish list.
    Happy Wednesday, sweet Michele.

  5. May 16, 2012 / 8:49 pm

    I love all your bling, but that W on the sneakers just stole my heart. Thanks for the inspiration and the *sigh* today!


  6. May 16, 2012 / 9:59 pm

    gorgeous vintage!!!!! love it!!!! 😉

  7. May 17, 2012 / 1:41 am

    Love the vintage bling! What a great post! That little pin on the converse… I almost died! What a fab idea! An that sunrise shell ring… OMG. I have a necklace with a sunrise shell on it and they are SO rare… that's a gem if I ever did see one! Love your style lady!

  8. May 17, 2012 / 1:59 am

    Very pretty bling Michele! I'm so boring that way and NEED TO get it together because I KNOW that accessories are everything. I have a pair of earrings I wear almost everyday {and my wedding bands}. My favorite pieces tend to be those tiny delicate chains and bracelets. You are probably thinking.. OMG why does she wear the same thing every day.. Lol 🙂

    These are all pretty and I like the rings at the bottom!


  9. May 17, 2012 / 2:30 am

    i bet you're not boring at all, leslie. i have my daily earrings too and wear the vintage baubles when i'm in the mood. which is how i am with clothes too. not a lot of thought, more mood.

    i've got you covered, baby!


  10. May 17, 2012 / 11:05 am

    Is that you in the first photo? You have amazing your take on the both the ordinary and not so ordinary. You give a new personality to objects the average person might overlook…love how you think, you are one heck of a creative stylish cat, Michele!

  11. May 17, 2012 / 12:08 pm

    Love your bling on your converse what a great idea. I want to tell that one lady to get her feet off the sofa but I'm loving her oxfords, I need to get a pair. I've been to your shop and love your jewelry just wish I had reason to wear more.


  12. May 17, 2012 / 2:12 pm

    ha! for the record, i would never consider putting my shoes on the sofa…who knows what's on the bottom of those shoes, right?

  13. May 17, 2012 / 2:14 pm

    @debra (again)
    have i told you this? because of all the teens through this place, we make them take off their shoes at the door. at one point i had a little classy sign in the entry that said I LIKE YOU, I DO. I JUST RESENT THE STAPH ON THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SHOE. i have problems!

  14. May 18, 2012 / 1:26 pm

    Love the vintage bling on the sneaker, great idea.
    Thanks for sharing.

  15. May 24, 2012 / 2:54 pm

    such gorgeous photos, and really fun ideas! thanks for linking up with Vintage Inspiration!!

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