Cats Like Us Blog — fashion

Easy Halloween ideas... Tropical Style!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Crafts & home Fashion Halloween Tiki

It's Halloween---oops I mean October! Some of us get pretty excited about this time of year... I'm here to get you inspired for a Halloween costume using what you may already have in your wardrobe! I've written about it before with a Little Black Dress Halloween Costumes, our striped Houdini Dress, Halloween with Vintage Clothing, Halloween with Retro Classics. A staple wardrobe piece in any vintage lover's closet is the tropical button down shirt. What ever you call it ~ a Hawaiian shirt, aloha shirt, tiki shirt, hang ten, or island shirt ~ it's a classic and can be found in any size in so...

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Slip into it!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Cats Fashion Pinup Style Vintage

I was chatting with some customers and they asked me why anyone would ever wear a slip. I'm going to let you in on a little secret...I wear slips! I've worn them since I was a young girl and I still wear them depending on the dress I have on. Let me tell you about the kinds of slips there are and why you might think about wearing one! I'm not going to cover all the foundation garments ~ shapewear, and crinolines have been covered in past blogs ~ slips offer a different kind of layering. The full slip has a attached bust and...

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Waist Not, Want...Not?

Posted Julie Ann Davis Fashion Food Lifestyle Style Vintage

Some of the blogs I've written are based on real life questions I get from customers, and this one is no different. Since Cats Like Us started carrying vintage clothing one of the more frequent questions I get asked from the ladies is, "Why are waist measurements so small on vintage clothes?"

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Your Vintage Wedding!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Fashion Lifestyle Vintage

I often get asked, "Where can I find vintage wedding dresses?" Here's a short blog about that (hint: you can find them at Cats Like Us!) As the saying goes... Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. We can cover three out of four, sorry you can't borrow from us. If you did, we wouldn't be able to stay open! Let's start with the "old" shall we? The dresses listed here are true vintage, and some may be a little unconventional, but I know if you're reading this YOU'RE not conventional! It's YOUR wedding, so make it your...

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Halloween with the CLU Retro Collection

Posted Julie Ann Davis Fashion Halloween Lifestyle

Here at Cats Like Us we are always thinking about Halloween and it's time to take a look at our Retro Collection! What fun costumes can we come up with? Well here's some inspiration for you!

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AAAAH! What to do and wear at VIVA!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Fashion Lifestyle Music Style Tiki

With VIVA LAS VEGAS ROCKABILLY WEEKENDED less than 2 weeks away, we can't help but notice all the "first time what do I wear/do" posts on Facebook. Never fear guys and gals, we're here to share a few tips we have learned in our many trips to the event. What to do at VIVA The VIVA Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender itself is jam packed, so there's always something to do! It might seem obvious, but read the program and get a lay of the land, and the schedule of events and bands. Some vendors put discount codes in there too!...

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Yipes?! Stripes!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Fashion Style

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved stripes. I don’t know what it is that always draws me to them, so today I’ve decided to explore my obsession. Is it the slightly artsy beatnik flair of black and white stripes?  Is it the slick pairing of stripes that matches everything without being too over the top? Is it the contrasting colors in parallel lines that are classic and never go out of style? Is it that it’s a print without really being a print? Is it looking like being in the French navy? I would have to say...

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The Story of The Shining Pinup

Posted Julie Ann Davis Cats Fashion Lifestyle Makeup Style

So now I have this amazing reproduction 1960s dress and matching hair tie made of The Shining print rug. What's the best way to show it off? A photo shoot of course!

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Retro Movie Fashion : Cry-Baby

Posted Julie Ann Davis Fashion Style

What do you get when John Waters makes a musical that is based in 1954? You get an amazing movie that is full of quirky 50s nostalgia, a (very hot!) Jonny Depp aka Cry-Baby Walker and a whole lot of vintage-inspired fashions. Not only is the movie cast amazing, the dialog and the one-liners have me watching this flick again and again. But this blog isn't a movie review blog--it's a dedication to my love for Traci Lords character aka Wanda Woodward and the inspiration we find from her retro 1950s wardrobe!       In Cry-Baby's world, it's all...

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Retro Movie Fashion : Blue Hawaii

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Fashion Style

There is no denying how much Polynesian eye candy is in Blue Hawaii starring Elvis Presley. This 1961 film is set in Hawaii with lush colorful imagines of the South Pacific, beautiful Wahines and, of course the fashion! Some may argue that this wasn't Elvis' best film, but there is a lot of amazing music and Hawaiian clothing that make it worth while to watch this film! So many beautiful floral dresses and Elvis' panel shirt is awesome! Her blue dress is to die for! Elvis' isn't lookin' half bad in his brightly colored Hawaiian shirt and white chinos. Hey...

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