Turning a New Leaf

Hello, retro lovers!

I've been thinking about the blog for the past (checks calendar) two months or so and I've come up with a nice compromise for myself. Tweak the blog (design makeover, yay!) to focus on other areas of life that interest me but keep it light and simple. I've always had a strong interest in practicing elegance so that it becomes second nature and being a gracious lady as many women of the past so effortlessly were. My clothing will be highlighted and while some of it will be more modern, many items I have will be older items that that give a nod to old money fashion - because not only are these style of clothing vintage, they last a very long time and that's of great interest to me. 

For example, this old Land's End polka dot sweater:

Just posted about it as a favorite and I've had it for years now. It's lasted the test of time. I didn't realize it when I purchased it at an old thrift shop in Riverside but it was a great long lasting gem.

Now, luckily, I've finally upgraded my phone and I can post a bit more easily and freely from anywhere - with wifi but still, this is a big step up for me. 

I'm continuing on Instagram so feel free to add me if you're so inclined: @gogogadgetretro.  I had quite a long hiatus as my IOS couldn't be updated on the old (ancient) iPhone I was using. But I feel a sense of pride in reporting that no hipster who "lovesold things has used a 3Gs iPhone longer than I have, I highly doubt that. It was practically vintage.

So, thank to those of you who stuck in there and still check in! I will continue but I will write when the urge strikes and make another attempt to just have a good time with it. 




Insanity. Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. I haven't blogged since October (falling off the wagon is so shameful at times lol) and I have to wonder.. am I still truly interested in blogging? Do I just need another platform? I've downsized the number of social media outlets I log into. I'm on Tumblr and have been for some time now but I've rekindled our relationship. It's nice for me because it brings together all the stuff aside from hair and fashion that I think about. There's a lot going on in the world right now regarding people of color. Sometimes that needs to be addressed. But this isn't quite the place to do so, at least that's how I feel. So I fall off over and over again because other stuff is going on. I  wonder too if my absence has driven viewers away at times. So I thought I'd check in and find out if people are still around as I ponder about my next steps... are ya followers?

Anywho, though my style fluctuates between more modern and a bit of retro flair, I think my hair has been more modern. I've been opting for less manipulation and my styles change up a lot. Does one keep a retro hair blog if no retro hair is to be seen?  Who knows what will come of it all. What I do know is that at the very least, I'll leave my blog up for inspiration.

I'm going to go ponder some more.

Enjoy your Sunday, retro lovers.