Grlfashionista

My name is Megan and I am a true writer at heart as well as a HUGE Vintage enthusiast! Put the two togther and what do you get? A hopefully FABULOUS blog dedicated to Vintage Fashion! I am dedicated to the discovery of unique women’s vintage and to provide my readers with top Vintage stores. I also review online boutiques and I use a TON of Etsy vintage stores and Ebay shops in my posts!

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Fall is finally upon us and if you’ve ready any of my past posts you would know that Fall is perhaps one of my all time favorite seasons. The changing leaves, the cooling temperatures and perhaps my favorite, the arrival of pumpkin spice at Starbucks, are all reasons enough for me to look forward to this special season.  But, more than any of those is a chance to bust out my favorite sweaters that have been hibernating in my closet all summer; their threads begging to be torn from the hangers and thrown on with a pair of skinnies and moto boots! “Yes!” I giddily chuckle to myself, “A season I can finally jive with!” As some of you I am sure will understand, summer, fashion and me just don’t meld. I am apparently hot-weather challenged and during the bikini season I am completely paralyzed with fashion amnesia. I have no idea what to wear and how to pair things in layers without catching on fire. I. Just. Don’t. Get. It. But, fall I totally get.  Layers, boots, tights and chunky sweaters are my best friends and we have been torn apart for way to long! So, as an ode to my favorite season and in the anticipation of reuniting with my stitched friends in a warm embrace, here are some handmade and vintage picks via Etsy to help start the season off without a hitch!

Top Row:
1. Mohair Knitted Sweater by TheKnitKid…2. Red Sweater Top by Customize…3. Grey Boyfriend Sweater by JenFashion…4. Deer Head Pullover Sweater by HintofSunshine

Bottom Row:
1. Grey Open Neck Sweater by kupukupuapparel…2. Lilac Hand Dyed Long Sleeve T by AnnaKShop…3. Vintage Unisex Oversized Sweater by BoBoVintage…4. Vintage 90s Army Green Sweater by Highway Children

Fall Sweaters Fall is finally upon us and if you’ve ready any of my past posts you would know that Fall is perhaps one of my all time favorite seasons.

As I found myself ferociously digging through my closet last weekend for something cute to wear, it dawned on me that all I could come across were workout clothes. All of my whimsical summer dresses, print infused Maxi’s and flowy tanks had been replaced by Nike running apparel, Lululemon yoga pants and gymnastics coaching apparel. What alternate universe am I living in that I, the proud fashionista, have nothing remotely fashionable to wear?! And sitting on my closet floor, throwing a hissy fit like a five year old, it dawned on me. If I’m not zoned in working at home, at my local yoga spot, Planet Fitness or spending the remainder of the late afternoon coaching gymnastics, I am more than likely passed out sleeping!! So when is it that I can find time to actually shop, or for that matter even wear, the trendy styles as sported in fashion mags? Shame and embarrassment immediately washed over me. But wait, there may be way to redeem myself! There is no reason why I can’t find cute, yet functional clothing that can go from gym to street. You always see the ads about Lululemon’s flexible yoga apparel that can be worn post workout (granted that you are not to disgusting!) along with other companies such as Reebok and Nike. So, finding myself a new challenge, I have scoured Etsy for the most fashionable, yet functional yoga pants that aide you in not only finding your chi, but also look cute paired with your favorite flowy top! (Also featured are some fun straps and bags for your yoga mats! You know I love accessories!)

First Row:
1. Emerald Green Yoga Capri Pants by NinaBronze…2. Purple Heart Yoga Legging by NinaBronze…3. Cotton Capri Yoga Pants by SatyaYogaWear

Second Row:
1. Women’s Yoga Crop Pants by Belmaica…2. Blue Cotton Ombre Yoga Pants by ForgottenCotton…3. Royal Ocean Blue Yoga Pants by Florishus

Third Row:
1. Basic Yoga Mat Sling by TheApronShopDotCom…2. Yellow Burlap Yoga Bag by AmoreBeaute…3. Natural Linen Yoga Mat Bag by ManusMade…4. Handmade Yoga Mat Bag by VeradaBags

Yoga As I found myself ferociously digging through my closet last weekend for something cute to wear, it dawned on me that all I could come across were workout clothes.

I know that this may be a bit premature, but being that my husband and I just purchased our first house, it’s hard not to be excited about decorating the walls for holidays! Fall is perhaps one of my favorite times of year with the changing leaves, pumpkin spice lattes and yes, the Halloween candy! And I was reminded of this today as I ventured through the aisles of Home Depot for the one-thousandth time looking for some gadget and stumbled upon end caps decorated with large blow up spiders and ghosts. So, of course, all I can manage to think about today is the impending holiday and all the endless decorating possibilities. (Husband, I’m sure an eye roll is order from you here, but hey, you knew what you were in for when you married me!)  And as you can see, I couldn’t resist but taking a peek on Etsy to see what the crafty guys and gals of the world are creating for our humble abodes. I have to say, that I was pleasantly surprised and couldn’t stop clicking my mouse from product to product! Here are some of the Halloween products that really stood out to me and that I am seriously considering buying myself!!

First Row: (L to R)
Halloween Wreath by Genevieve Design
Halloween Spoon

Happy Halloween 2014 I know that this may be a bit premature, but being that my husband and I just purchased our first house, it’s hard not to be excited about decorating the walls for holidays!

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