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Vintage skirt that turns into SHORTS!

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I've had this piece of vintage clothing for a while now, and I use it especially for bicyclying or for cold winter days. It's made of warm sturdy wool fabric, and at first glance, it's a skirt with a nice detail at one side.

But wait... there's actually three buttons securing the outer layer that makes this a skirt. You can easily and quickly remove the outer layer... and reveal the shorts underneath!


This vintage skirt is so much fun! If I remember correctly, it's a used piece of women's uniform from the Polish army in the 1960's. Pretty amazing to think about. It's in wonderful condition and super sturdy. It's made really, really well. I never use this as just shorts, but the shorts underneath the skirt make this comfortable and easy to wear whatever you do! Here I paired it with a vintage scard and old worn combat boots.

DIY Homemade 3 ingredient coffee and cinnamon body scrub

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The media has been buzzling with the topic of micro plastic polluting our environment, and it seems to be coming from the most unseeming places! Some sources are pretty obvious, for example body scrubs. Many body scrubs that you can buy do not use natural materials, but tiny balls made of plastic to work as physical exfoliants. There are plenty of options for ready to use natural body scrubs, too, but I figured... why not make them at home? In this post I share my own recipe for a natural body scrub that you can make of ingredients found in your kitchen! You only need three ingredients, two if you want to be as simple as possible! It's super easy and it will leave your skin moisturized and smooth! However, I found that there was a down side...


Coffee and Cinnamon Body Scrub Ingredients
1 desiliter coffee grounds½ desiliter olive oil (I used half olive oil and half canola oil!)1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
How to make and use the body scrub So I made coffee in the morning, and I saved …

Tips on taking proper outfit photos on your phone

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I've been terrible with oufit photos and selfies in general. I take them either at an arms lenght with the selfie camera, or I take them with the mirror. The results have not been very good, to be honest, and end up disproportionate. I recently read from some blog, that the best way to take outfit photos is to balance the camera on something at waist height, and use a timer with a burst mode. If the camera is higher, your feet will look small compared to your head, and if it is lower, your legs will look huge and but your head tiny. Hence always take photos so that the camera is waist height! I can't believe it took me this long to learn!

Since I use a Huawei phone, I have the Android operating system. I found an app in the Play Store called Timer Camera. It's free, and it's easy to use. You can set a timer and a burst mode, meaning the camera will take several pictures consequtevily. I've been playing around with it now, I like a delay for the timer at 10 or 15 se…

Retro winter outfit with a wool beret and a vintage skirt

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Check this lovely warm outfit perfect for a winter day! There's something new, something vintage, lots of retro, and plenty of comfort. And a bit of a preppy 1960's wibe.


(Oh lord I need to learn to take outfit photos without the mirror.) The skirt is a wonderful, thick wool vintage skirt from the 1960's, and it's lined which makes it comfortable to wear. Just adding a black belt makes it look really sharp! The jumper I got for less than 6€ from Gina Tricot's season sale. The shoes are Lola Ramona's real leather flats, and I love them to bits! The beret is 100% wool and it's warm, comfortable and super stylish. 

Add 1960's Swarovski crystal earrings and a cat eyeliner and voilà! You've achieved a great preppy retro outfit that makes your self-esteem soar!

6 Inspiration Photos of The Vintage Curl Hairstyle

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I use Pinterest to gather inspiring images of vintage photos or repro styles. I also have a whole collection of Youtube and Pinterest (or blog) tutorials on how to do different hairstyles and so on. My favourite and one that I do quite often, at least a couple times a week, is the classic short to midi vintage curl hairstyle. I gathered some inspiration photos for this post to make you want to get those pins out and start rolling your hair!
1. Vintage icons: Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn is on the top of my list right now when it comes to hair. To be honest, I don't always understand the rave about Marilyn Monroe. She lead a troubled life of an addict and she met an early end, and her style was created for her by stylists. I've got to admit it, though, that the style complimented her perfectly, and has shaped the image of feminine beauty ever since then.
What I love about Marilyn's hair is that it's almost always set in curls, but it's also almost always pretty wild. It&…

Black and edgy Collectif Clothing outfit

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Yes, I always wear black. It has been my # hashtag and saying for a long time. I've started to slip from only wearing black, but it's still the colour that dominates my wardrobe the most. This Collectif repro outfit paired with Lola Ramona shoes and Elvari earrings make the perfect retro rockabilly girl look!



This is a throwback to autumn 2016, when I still had blond long hair. It was an edgy contrast with the black outfit! The top is the must have top Dolores top by Collectif  (I'm planning to get it in more colours and patterns!) and the skirt is a full circle skirt also by Collectif. It's a wonderful flared skirt with lots of fabric. I'm not even wearing any kind of petticoat here and it's still quite a bulk! It's 100% cotton and quite long so I like to use it when its cold outside, and it has two big pockets on the front! Pocketed dresses and skirts are the shit. 




I have like a dozen pairs of Lola Ramona shoes, even my wedding shoes were a Lola Ramona p…

Déjà Porté has its own domain now!

My fledgeling vintage style blog now has its own domain!

✨ www.dejaporte.net ✨
Yay! I also made a header for my blog using free vintage digital stamps found on a helpful blog by Pamela! Thanks for the amazing work you do, Pamela, and keep it up! It's a great resource for creative artists in need of vintage drawings, fashion drawings, postcards, anything like that. Please  check out the blog and the big archives full of beautiful vintage material here: www.freevintagedigistamps.com !