Dream Lover
November 25th, 2014 by Emily Vallely

I’m SO in love with this dress from Ay Que Vintage. Blue is my favorite color to wear and the collar and print are so adorable. I wore this outfit yesterday to get coffee with a friend and visit some of my favorite stores on Retro Row. I decided to go for a sleek look with my hair and casual shoes that are comfortable to walk in. If you read our blog often then you know we love wearing multiple prints. I think the print of my dress and my shoes paired very nicely.

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Sunglasses: Crap Eyewear
Dress: Ay Que Vintage
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff

Interview With Annora Thoeng, Vintage Fashion Blogger
November 25th, 2014 by Emily Vallely

Annora Thoeng of Nora Finds is one of our favorite vintage fashion bloggers and also one of our favorite ladies to follow on Instagram! Her style is perfection and we are so inspired by her beautiful ensembles!

Nora Finds

OHEMV: What is your favorite thing about wearing vintage?
Annora: My favorite thing about wearing vintage is knowing that I am the only person (or the very few) that owns the pieces I’m wearing. I look at my vintage pieces as my soulmates and I want to make them look special because they make me feel special! Cheesy, I know!

OHEMV: Who is your biggest fashion inspiration?
Annora: My biggest fashion inspiration is all the fabulous vintage ladies on Instagram! There are so many vintage ladies (not necessarily bloggers/stylists) who wear vintage 24/7 and I learn so much from them about how to wear and style vintage.

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OHEMV: What era do you find most inspirational?
Annora: This is a hard one. I would think 50s is the most inspirational as all the seamstresses and designers back then finally regained the freedom to design without any fabric restriction. There is also a sense of celebration and glamour that was brought back after the war.

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OHEMV: Where is your favorite place to shop?
Annora: Etsy. I am seriously addicted to Etsy vintage shops.

OHEMV: What’s something you’d never leave home without?
Annora: I’d never leave home without my cat eye (liner). I could probably walk out without any makeup but I would still put on some cat eye.

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OHEMV: Who are some of your favorite bloggers?
My favorite bloggers are Shini from Park and Cube, Kit Lee from Style Slicker, Jennifer Inglis from Style Crusader, Solanah from Vixen Vintage, Laura Okita from Papermothball Vintage, Jessica from Chronically Vintage, and Jenny from She Loves Dresses!

OHEMV: Why do you love vintage?
Annora: I love vintage because it makes me feel like myself. I have never been good at following trends or figuring out what trends work for me so when I found vintage I realised that vintage is indeed my “trend”. I have always loved history as well so it really started from there – from wanting to know the story behind a piece!

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Follow Annora on Instagram and check out her blog!

Vintage Long Beach: Salvage Life
November 24th, 2014 by Emily Vallely

Salvage Life is one of Long Beach’s many hidden treasures. This shop carries both vintage and vintage inspired clothing and accessories as well as a plethora of gifts such as candles, paper goods, home decor, magazines, and even a small selection of children’s goodies! We absolutely adore the design and aesthetic of this boutique, everything is so rustic and beautiful. Oh and ps Sweet and Saucy is right next door. Shopping and delicious baked goods, can it get any better?

Salvage Life

Salvage Life

Salvage Life

Salvage Life

Salvage Life

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Salvage Life

Salvage Life

Salvage Life

Salvage Life

Salvage Life

Salvage Life

Salvage Life

Salvage Life

Salvage Life

3712A Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA
90807

Don’t live in Long Beach? That’s okay, check out their online shop!