Holiday Style: Vintage Glam

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I’ve expressed my love for vintage many times on this blog, there is just something so special about being able to wear pieces that were a part of someone else’s life before… in a different time. I have been fortunate enough to acquire some pieces from my grandmother, and have also loved searching for vintage pieces online and while thrifting. Vintage pieces are so well made, it makes it worth the purchase even if sometimes the price is a little more steep than I want to pay. I discovered this faux fur jacket and polka dot green maxi at American Gothic Antiques in Stillwater, MN. So far, my favorite area nearby to shop for vintage pieces! There are a few other antique stores in walking distance.

I added some emerald statement earrings and a bit of red lipstick to really set this holiday look. I also brushed out my curls like I did here to achieve a more glam vintage style. Even though sometimes the vintage I buy is a bit more pricey, I was lucky to walk out with both of these pieces for under $40. The dress is a stunning green and will be something I can wear in the spring and summer. As far as the faux fur coat, this is the second one I’ve found and it is just different enough to justify having two). Some people might think that’s crazy, but I love the different shades in the coat and it is so warm. It also makes me feel instantly glamorous!

Also – make sure to check out my post Eat, Shop, Do in Minneapolis! Sharing a few of my favorite places and things to do around the area!

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christmas-style_vintage-faux-fur-coat-and-dress-672x1024 vintage holiday faux fur and polka dot dress my love for vintage

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Coat, Thrifted Vintage – American Gothic Antiques (Similar) // Dress, Thrifted Vintage – American Gothic Antiques (Similar) // Earrings, Fantasy Jewelry Box (Similar) // Heels, DSW (Similar here and here) // Lipstick, Mirabella

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Youth Express Eye Serum & Eye Gel Review

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InstaNatural is a brand I have recently tried, focusing on the eye area, as I feel it is the area I am already starting to see some aging (hello crow’s feet, etc.) I have only been using the Youth Express Eye Serum and Eye Gel for a week but am already loving the results!

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I was a little worried when I first started using the eye serum, it is jam packed with Vitamin C, hence the orange color – and I have never placed anything orange on my face, except maybe a mud mask that looks a little orange. This smells like heaven, and you just need to place a little bit on your ring finger and dab it under both eyes around to the side of the eyes (my main problem area)! You can definitely feel it doing something when you apply it, but not too intense or chemically strong. Smells and feels natural.

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Then there is the Youth Express Eye Gel, which is enriched with plant stem cells to take care of the total eye area. This gel I apply on right after dabbing on the eye serum. You can also apply a little bit of this to your forehead and cheek area. It feels really refreshing and when I use it in my morning, helps my eyes feels alive!

I use both of these morning and night and am excited to see the results. I already feel like it has been helping with  my problem area, if you look at my photos from yesterday, my crow’s feet seem to be more under control (and I promise I did not edit them out)!

Have you tried this brand before, I would love to know your thoughts or if you are going to look into trying it out!

I received these products for free to review on behalf of Brand Backer. All opinions are 100% my own.