The Magnificent 8
The Magnificent 8 is back, and we’re styling vintage and heirloom pieces. We styled animal print in October, white dresses in July, bathing suits last July, distressed denim in October, Activewear in January, colorful patterns in April, and now we’re back with another meaningful theme.
My Little Ladies
I was very close with my maternal grandmother. So much, that Sidney is named after her (Sidney’s middle name is Eileen, which was my dear grandmother’s name.) I admired her for always looking stylish, polished, and put together. So, of course, I’m wearing her earrings and lipstick in today’s vintage & heirloom post.
I remember it like it was yesterday. I would sit down at my grandmother’s vanity and open every drawer. I’d pick up a tube of lipstick and open it to reveal the shade, then place it neatly back in its perfect place. Shades with names like Golden Brandy, Violet Berry, and Think Bronze, that float back so many memories. That was the kind of lady my grandmother was – very organized – so I tried to keep her things the way I found them. My favorite shade was a sparkly mauve called WaterViolet.
She swore by Clinique makeup, and her collection of green lipstick tubes reflected that. Remember Clinique’s old packaging? Whenever she would repurchase one of her products, she would get a gift with purchase and would sometimes gift it to me and my mom. She knew how much I loved the WaterViolet lipstick, so when she got a fresh one, she gave it to me.
I still have that tube of WaterViolet, and I’m wearing it in today’s post. It’s down to the last nub, but I’ll probably never get rid of it. Clinique decided to discontinue this color, for reasons I’ll never know! The formula is great so I linked it above if you want to try another color.
After she passed away, she entrusted my mother to distribute all her jewelry to her grandchildren. I really liked these cameo earrings (I like to call them little ladies), so I decided to keep them. I wear them so much, and I like the vintage flair they give any outfit. For today’s outfit I paired them with a cozy thermal and boots from Amazon (it doesn’t get any more modern than that!). Although she didn’t give the earrings to me directly, they reflect her style and poise and make me think of her when I wear them.
More About The Magnificent Eight
The Magnificent 8 is a collaboration among 8 stylish women from every decade of life (teens all the way up to 80s!) showcasing our style one generation at a time. And I’m representing the 30-somethings! The mission of our collaboration is to show you just how ageless style is, how we can each dress however we’d like and in ways that make us feel fabulous. There are no age restrictions on style. So wear what you want, when you want, add a smile, and strut your style with confidence. And be sure to check out all 8 of these amazing gals! We will be sharing these posts on a quarterly basis…so be sure to check back in April for the next post in our series.
Head to the blogs below to see each stylish woman’s take on vintage & heirloom style!
- Grace of Graceful Rags is representing teenagers.
- Michelle of Michelle’s Pa(i)ge is representing the 20-somethings.
- Roxanne of Glass of Glam is representing the 30-somethings.
- Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge is representing the 40-somethings.
- Rena of Fine Whatever is representing the 50-somethings.
- Eugenia of Age of Grace is representing the 60-somethings.
- Lesley of Jodie’s Touch of Style is representing the 70-somethings.
- Charlotte of Jodie’s Touch of Style is representing the 80-somethings.
We are showing that you can’t put a number on style!
Which Magnificent 8 vintage and heirloom style do you like most