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It has been said that fashion is a gentle progression of revisited ideas. Have you noticed this past fashion week top designers Proenza Schoule and Michael Kors. Fall Fashion line, as well as many other designers, have pulled elements and styles from fashions of the past; in other words, classics with a modern twist. What they have discovered, what we need to remember is that fashion is timeless. Not many of us can afford to buy from top designers. Therefore, shoppers must become creative as they shop for clothes for themselves and family.

Savvy shoppers scour vintage, second hand and thrift shops, garage sales, estate sales, and websites (Etsy, Ebay, Rubylane, craigslist, etc.) for original and used fashions at bargain prices. It only makes sense to do so.

Buy Vintage! You will save money, look original and become a fashion forward (and backward looking) fashionista.

Happy shopping!

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Irish Lace Wedding Gown, overlet

Irish Lace Wedding Gown, overlet

I love to crochet. Frankly, I am not very good at it, but I find it relaxing.  My specialty are simple long scarves and hats, and though I only use two stitches, single crochet and double crochet, I find that if I use bright vibrant colors, no one really notices that it isn’t really fancy. For me, it works.

Now the other day I was doing research on Irish Lace for an small article I wrote on examiner.com and discovered a whole new world of crocheting.  I never knew that crocheting could be so….light, fanciful and ethereal.

Perhaps, someday I will try my hand at this. But, for right now, I can admire other’s handiwork like this beautiful Irish Lace Wedding overlay wedding dress. (yes, the bride wears a white satin-like shift underneath the lace.)

You can still learn how to make Irish Lace today. Below are two websites which can get your started:

Lionbrandhttp://bit.ly/zZHL3

Free Craft Patterns, a vintage collection – http://bit.ly/hALKkS

— If you have more information about Irish Lace, please comment. You will be helping others learn more and help keep this craft alive. –

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