Floral Frocks Miss Ginger Match-up <3

Hi everybody!

Today I would like to show you some of my favourite floral frocks. If you go through my wardrobe, you will find lots and lots of prints, but by far the most represented are floral prints. There is something about dresses with these prints that make me weak in the knees, fall in love and take it home it me.

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Dress by Whispering Ivy

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Floral items somehow seem to make me very happy. And I would love to share this with you all! So I started the hashtag #missgingermatchup in order to match up together. We will start with the Floral theme. So on instagram, Facebook and twitter, post your pictures wearing your favorite pieces under the tag #missgingermatchup. This theme will switch every two weeks or so.

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So make sure you follow me.

On Instagram: @missgingertulips (you will find daily outfits here)
On twitter: @MsGingertulips
On Facebook: Miss Ginger Tulips

 

Lots of love,

xoxox
Miss Ginger Tulips

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Review: My new glasses by The Vintage Optical Shop and giveaway! <3

Hello everybody,

I have something really nice for you today! Recently The Vintage Optical shop sent me a pair of their awesome and beautiful glasses! Being a four-eyed nerd, wearing my glasses all the time, I am always looking and lusting after original vintage frames. The Vintage Optical shop has some amazing frames, in lots of styles and they are all originally vintage or antique. From windsor glasses to Pince nez to Marshwood glasses, The Vintage Optical shop has the biggest and most beautiful collection of mint-condition glasses i’ve ever encountered. This is what their website says about themselves.

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At night, when the rest of the world soundly sleeps, we grab our flashlights and hit warehouses and flea markets.  We jostle in secret underground auctions and scour the deepest recesses of the web. The mission? To find the highest quality vintage and antique eyewear that the world has ever seen.

After we have procured our precious cargo, we sprint them back to our secret cellar where they are inspected for quality, professionally cleaned and polished to give them that final touch. All of our vintage eyeglass frames are ready for your prescription or sunglass lenses and are fit for daily wear.

From 1850s through the 1980s, we stock authentic vintage eyewear that were lovingly handcrafted, not produced – giving each pair that character, history and quality you only find in days of old.

We take particular pride in serving as the Robin Hood of eyewear, carefully preserving the spectacles of yesteryear and making them easily accessible to anyone wishing for a glimpse of the past.

We’re not going say that if John Lennon hadn’t worn his quintessential Windsor frames the Beatles might not have taken off. But anything is possible.

Vintage frames are unfortunately quite hard to get by in real live shops here in the Netherlands, and I always considered it a bit too risky to buy a pair of glasses online, without having trying it on. I was a bit apprehensive at first, how was I going to find a frame that would fit my face without having tried it on? The Vintage Optical shop has the answer. For all the frames they have carefully made exact and precise measurements, so you can compare them to glasses that you already have or match them with your face. This is how I found the pair of glasses I was lucky enough to receive.

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The glasses I picked out are vintage deadstock, meaning they are vintage but unused. So the glasses I got are in pristine condition. Of course I had to go with a cat eye frame, what else? I love the softness of these particular glasses. Cateye glasses generally give a stern look because of their shape, but because of the grayish/beige colour with the clear part, it has a very gentle look.

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Of course you can’t miss the sparkles and stars on the top and the side of the frames, which makes a glitter and glamour freak like me absolutely jump for joy.

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But here comes the good news! The Vintage Optical Shop has been so very kind to allow me to give a pair of glasses away to one of my readers!

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So you can win a pair to your liking from their website, and all you have to do is like, repost and follow my message on instagram (@missgingertulips & @vintageopticalshop) or Facebook! You can enter both on Facebook and Instagram for extra chances and you are welcome to share as often as you like! Don’t forget to use #missgingersglasses so I can find your entry! So head on over to my Instagram of Facebook and join in, I will be selecting a winner on the 15th of april!

Good luck and lots of love! xoxox

Miss Ginger Tulips

Pin-up girl on a budget.

how-slot-machines-got-fruit-symbolsHello everybody!

Even though it doesn’t have cost a lot of money to look amazing as a Pinup girl, all these beautiful dresses, skirts, accessories and shoes can become an addiction (I speak out of experience). So how do you indulge, without spending too much money?

Make your own accessories and clothing.

It is very easy to make your own accessories. From making your own hairflowers to upgrading some old shoes to recycling ribbons for your hair, the possibilities are limitless. Pinterest is a great source of inspiration!

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I myself have been wanting a snood for so long but decided not to buy it but make it myself! Since I know how to crochet I am following this tutorial on Youtube.
Next to this I have seen a lot of very talented pin-up ladies that have started making their own clothing. Unfortunately the sewing machine and I are not the best of friends yet, but I am going to give this a try. There are a lot of patterns for beautiful skirts and dresses available online.

Thrifting and Secondhand purchasing.

If you have a thrift store nearby, give them a visit. You might find some unique gems there for a very low price. Another way to thrift is to dive into your grandma/great-grandma/great-aunties closet. When you pay them a visit, ask them about the good old days and what they used to wear. They might have preserved some clothing or accessories!
There is a lot to find on Ebay, the Dutch version of ebay Marktplaats and Etsy. I have bought unique pieces there on a very low budget. It is all a matter of searching and being lucky! For example, check out Sophie Sweet VintageShop Twitch Vintage and Heiress x Vintage.
I have had some great finds on Etsy, for example this dress, bought at Lace and Pearl Vintage.

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Look for budget brands.

There are a lot a great brands that sell 40’s, 50’s and 60’s reproduction clothing for a small budget. Look for Lindy BopHell BunnyHearts and Roses and Voodoo Vixen.

 

I hope these tips have brought you some inspiration, let me know what your low budget tips are, I’d love to know!

 

Lots of love, xoxo Miss Ginger Tulips

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