Vintage Fashion, Chicago Style
A 1960s inspired spring photo shoot.
A look back at a place that's been inspiring me for the past two years - the Clock Tower Industrial Center in Chicago's McKinley Park.
I'm like Tyrion Lannister - I drink, and I buy things.
My first shoot of my 30s, inspired by 1930s Nancy Drew.
Celebrating my 30th birthday in style.
I'm turning 30 this week, and apparently I've got a lot to prepare for.
One weekend, two high street dresses, plenty of comfort and style.
A 1950s dress for a lovely day in the park.
An outfit inspired by a delightfully dramatic hat sent to me by the talented Tanith Rowan.
Feeling ladylike in a monochromatic pink outfit.
A review of a new stage production of A Princess of Mars, put on by Chicago's Otherworld Theatre.
A fun, steampunk inspired fantasy shoot.
I have had tattoos both good and bad. Here's my advice for how to get a good one, and some advice for not getting a bad one.
The return of the long absent action shot, and the pleasures of a simple, but perfect, outfit.
Talking about some of my favorite trends from Fall Fashion Week.
A dramatic black, white, and red look inspired by my new veiled hat from Tanith Rowan.
In which I have some fun, courtesy of my hatboxes.
Wearing a Ukrainian inspired embroidered dress and a lovely pair of vintage earrings.
My review of Catherynne Valente's novel Radiance, about a documentary director who goes missing under mysterious circumstances.
A 50s style Valentine's inspired photo shoot.
My name is Jessica, and I'm a modern woman with a love for all things vintage. I'm a feminist, a Chicago transplant, and a total nerd. This is a chronicle of my interests and adventures.
Feeling light and airy in a delicate crochet dress at the Field Museum.
Buzzing around Lincoln Park in a fabulous yellow and black frock.
Capturing the lovely spring blooms on display in a 1950s floral print dress.
Bringing the romance in a beautiful 1930s blouse.
Some of my favorite Instagram accounts for 1940s fashion inspiration.
Celebrating my 31st birthday in a fabulous 1940s dress set.
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