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the ’80s made me






Dress: Meeps Vintage [similar solid] [similar patterned] | Boots: DVF [loving these] [loving these perforated peep toes] | Necklace: Sweet & Spark | Bag: Vintage [similar] [swooning over this metallic] | Shades: Amazon [similar] | Lips: Chanel | Watch: Michael Kors

If you’re a regular here, you’re no stranger to my undying love of all things vintage. From 30 year old Ann Taylor finds, like this amazing patterned dress, to throwback Indiana basketball tees, I’m always one for a good vintage find. It likely has something to do with the nostalgia associated with pieces from the past & the fact that they’re one-of-a-kind these days. 

One of my favorite decades to sift through in shops is the 80s. I mean, obviously. Madonna, anyone? I was only 3 when that fashion mecca of an era ended but this girl was schooled in good taste during those short years. & so my obsession with vintage was born.

Nat Geo is jumping on the vintage bandwagon & talking all things vintage 80s fashion in an upcoming series: The ‘80s: The Decade That Made Us. I still think they should have gone with my suggestion: The ’80s: The Decade That Literally Made Me & Therefore Fueled My Fashion Addiction but they nixed it. I’m not bitter…

This three night fashion powerhouse event premieres Sunday, April 14th at 8 PM EST on the National Geographic Channel. Super crush, Rob Lowe, is hosting the series that features major fashion icons Calvin Klein, Donna Karan & Naomi Campbell along with tons of other fashionistas & bloggers. 

Can’t wait ’til Sunday for a piece of the action? Get your ’80s fashion fix for the day here.

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  • Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    April 11, 2013 at 7:52 am

    DYING over you in this vintage sort of look…LOVE the booties as well!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  • Alyssa
    April 11, 2013 at 9:14 am

    I need an easy, flowy dress like this. The red belt is the perfect addition!

  • Jessica
    April 11, 2013 at 9:28 am

    I need to get in on this vintage shit. I never know where to go and get so overwhelmed by racks of mismatched crap. But clearly, there’s goodies in that crap somewhere.

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  • Liz {What Dress Code?}
    April 11, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I love Meeps for great vintage finds! Looking forward to this Nat Geo segment, too — I love when they go a little off the beaten path with their coverage..

  • Hannah
    April 11, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Fantastic vintage dress!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  • Kodi
    April 11, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    That necklace is such a stunning piece! Love it.
    grey et al

  • 80s Fashion: Totally Rad or Totally Bad? – Nat Geo TV Blogs
    April 12, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    […] being only three years old when the fashion mecca ended, District of Sparkle credits the 1980s for her love of vintage clothing. See how this fashionista reinvents a ’80s […]

  • Patrick
    April 12, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Love you, love the clothes — I’m pulling out my big glasses and wide ties now! And 1987, that was a great year!

  • Laurie
    April 12, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Another BEAUTIFUL posting of you and your awesome fashion sense. Will you remember me ROSA when you become rich and famous? :):)

  • Cathy
    April 12, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    I lust for your clothes. I am going to get in the car right now and come and steal them!
    xo cathy

  • Nora
    April 19, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Love this ensemble!