New Years Eve VINTAGE GLAM tips!

One of the best things about being a female is not having any particular reason to look your best. We don't need to have an excuse to get creative with our makeup. We don't need permission to wear a particular dress. And we certainly to need anyone's approval to look glamorous! 

However, New Years Eve is a perfect reason to have fun with your look and be creative by adding a vintage flair.

Long live the days where wearing your staple LBD (little black dress) will suffice. NO! You must be daring and more adventurous then ever! 

With that in mind, I came up with a creative twist on the whole New Years Eve look. I'm tired of relying on classics or staples. After all, the new year means a whole new you, so why not dress that way?

Here are some tips on being creative this New Years Eve:
  • Forget about wearing a little black dress. This year is all about color. Consider wearing jewel tones, like this pretty teal dress by MadCapClothing

  • Don't forget about accessories! Relying on glitzy, over-the-top necklaces and diamond encrusted bracelets, although pretty, is a lazy way of accessorizing. Instead minimalistic, edgy pieces will add a vintage-y touch to any ensemble. Try these ideas from ImYourPresent and jacarandadesigns for inspiration on your own look.



  • Perfect your face with pretty makeup. Both of these shops know just what it takes to complete any nighttime look.
Experiment with different colors on your eyes to create a new, one-of-a-kind smokey eye 

Pair with the perfect shade of deep burgandy to up your vixen factor!


  • If you are already set on your look for ringing in the New Year, adding interesting elements is sure to make you stand out from the rest




Most importantly have fun! And be safe! Happy New Years everyone!

xo, Brooke


Swedish Walnuts...as promised

So, I like to ramble on, usually about random things on my Twitter account: #vintagefixstore. Nothing wrong with that right? The way I see it is, I really enjoy reading other people's ramdom tweets about their everyday musings, and so, I should be doing my part to.

Today, I did my best to share how delicious these Swedish Walnuts were, that a coworker of mine had made, and I really couldn't do them any justice, except to say that I think I want to move to Sweden. There's only so much one can say in 140 characters, after all.

In order to share all good things in my life (okay, carefully edited things), I wanted to share this recipe with you guys. I think just reading the recipe should make some of your mouths start to water. Oh and please share this with others, as we are just around the corner from Christmas, and they would make a great treat to bring or serve at any party or get-together you may partake in. Enjoy!

Swedish Walnuts:

Melt one stick of butter or margarine and melt in a 9x13 in. pan.
Beat 2 egg whites. Add 1(one) cup of sugar and a pinch of salt. Beat for 2 or 3 minutes. With a spoon, stir in 5 cups of walnuts until well-coated.
Spread nut mixture on top of melted margarine.
Sprinkle cinnamon over nuts.
Bake at 325 for 45-55 minutes, stirring every ten minutes.
Feel free to add more cinnamon the first couple of times your stir.


Easy right? Even for all of you who thought it would be some complicated thing. Silly you! I would never hand out something difficult like that.

xo, Brooke


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