Family Style: School Style

Now that school is in session (not to mention all the other things we do), it’s nearly impossible to remember to get us all together in a picture nowadays, so I thought I’d grab some pics over a week of some of our fav outfits for a looooooong overdue Family Style post!

Big thanks to a couple of friends who sent me the link to this new Depeche Mode inspired Tee from Baby Teith! Roy loves the keyboards on it, and I love singing “Enjoy the Silence” to myself all day whenever he wears it – it reads “All I Ever Wanted, All I Ever Needed” on it. They’ve got a great bunch of T shirts over there, and some cute girls apparel too – I highly recommend!

Depeche Mode inspired T shirt – Baby Teith
Shorts – Old Navy
Vans – sold out, similar here

I love it when Della wears hand me downs from Roy, especially when they are vintage. Who says girls need to wear pink & purple? I love her in green and blue, and I’m glad she likes it too.

Vintage Healthtex Shirt – thrifted
Vintage 1970s Levi’s Orange Tag Jeans – thrifted
Shoes – Plae, found here

FIRST: IGNORE THE TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WEEDS. Pretend it is a lovingly cared for yard, and not that I just completely gave up on my garden this year.

SECOND: This is my favorite Devo shirt, ain’t she a beauty? I just made this scarf as a new batch of infinity scarves going out to stores (and some later in my shop). I always keep one each year, and I love this one which I made from a thrifted skirt that had def seen better days.

Infinity Scarf – made from a vintage skirt (see others I have for sale here)
Vintage Devo Shirt – Static Vintage
Vintage Belt – thrifted over 20 years ago & still going strong
Jeans – Kick Flares from Old Navy

And my new sandals I am obsessed with – Abella Dr. Martens from Ebay

What We Kept – Three Favorite Finds

It’s not a lot of finds, but 3 SERIOUSLY good ones we kept in the last couple months!

Roy randomly saw this belt while we were walking through a thrift shop trying to find a couch. He LOVED it, and the crazy thing is that when we showed Dan that evening he was just as excited because he had the exact same belt as a kid! What a sweet coincidence.

The kids have watched a bunch of Pee Wee’s Playhouse episodes this summer & then I found this shirt which is officially the best Pee Wee’s shirt I’ve ever seen. In Roy’s size!!! He gasped when I showed him it, and gave me the biggest hug. Let’s take a closer look at this most amazing print…


And this. I kind of have an addiction to bright red…well, anything I can wear, really. Coats, sweaters, T shirts…and now this perfectly fitting vintage trench coat. Come on, fall – get here already so I can wear this every day and be the brightest mom at drop-off for school!

While I’ve only got 3 things we kept, the shop has gotten TONS to sell! Check out what’s new in the shop, and stay tuned – there is so much more coming.

Mix Tape August

At the Moment:
It’s the end of summer, and school is about to start – kindergarten for Roy & preschool for Della. I can’t hardly believe it – I am so excited for them and also a little sad. We’ve been in a mad rush to do all the fun summer stuff that we hadn’t gotten to yet, and see all the things. Added fun: my awesome MIL and I hosted a bridal shower for my also awesome soon-to-be sis-in-law. It was really fun to work on the decorations and favors, plus hang with some of my fav women in the world for an afternoon!

I am SO grateful to have had another record breaking month in August for Reware. Thank you to everyone who has shopped with me, through the site or Ebay, or at Vintage Street Market or DIYpsi! I appreciate every sale, every conversation and every order I’ve shipped out. Insert all the heart emojis here, cause I love this job and you guys so much.

Besides wedding shower goodies, I also made Della an adorable pair of pants (top left pic up above) using the Moon Pants pattern from Made By Rae and some floral fabric I got from Arts & Scraps. I just LOVE them. Now I want to make all the pants I can for her with this pattern, but most of the Record Earrings are sold out and stores need notebooks & scarves, and I can’t believe I’m saying this but I really need to start making things for DUCF in December. I still might need to squeeze in the time to make a pair or two in the schedule somewhere…

Listening to:
Iggy Pop’s show on BBC Radio, The Amazing, Jack White, and old She & Him. Totally loved listening to Alan Alda on WTF with Marc Maron, and especially hearing Craig Rowin talk about his love for 1980s Jerzees T shirts on Baby Geniuses (the podcast is a few months old, cause I suck at keeping up with all the ones I subscribe to).

Della’s fav band of the month: The Cure. Letter to Elise has been her bedtime song for a couple weeks, and I’m totally cool with that.
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Reware Vintage at DIYpsi This Weekend!

I’m thrilled to be back again at the DIYpsi Summer Festival this weekend (Aug 27-28)! Come find me amongst 60+ handmade & vintage sellers, plus carnival games from Theatre Bizarre, some fantastic bands, and even a petting zoo for the kiddos. I’ll be outside in my own tent with loads of new clothing for fall & T shirts to shop from. Check out the DIYpsi website or the Facebook event page for hours, details and vendor previews, and hope to see you there!

Reware Vintage at Vintage Street Market this Sunday!

I’m very excited to be back at the Vintage Street Market this Sunday in Grand Rapids! This will be my first & only stop at VSM in 2016, and I’m going to be bringing some of the fall collection of apparel for men & women before it goes online, so there’s two BIG reasons to swing by for our local pals!

Not a Michigander? The fall collection will be going up over the next few weeks, and there is some KILLER stuff coming. Keep checking here in the shop & also Reware Vintage on Instagram to see what’s new!

Mix Tape July

At the Moment:
Roy started karate classes, and he & Della got to take a week long soccer camp which was simply adorable to watch – the highlight of my month. He also went to VBS, and Della loved having a little time with just me in the mornings that week. We celebrated mine & Dan’s birthdays with family dinner and a couple visits from some of our favorite pals that came to Michigan. It was a pretty low-key month, which was exactly what we needed.

Reware Vintage had a great (and super fun…and super hot) weekend at Mo Pop Festival in Detroit, and my best month in sales since last December – thank you to everyone who shopped with me! I’ll be posting a ton of new items on both this site & my Ebay store over the next few weeks. Stop by often or follow me on Instagram to see it as it goes up & snag up stuff before anyone else does!

I made over 100 notebooks in July (and my back felt every single one). A lot of them sold at Mo Pop Festival but there are a lot of great ones left & they will be making their way to the site soon!

Listening to:
I discovered the Black Angels thanks to a friend and listened to them quite a bit – other than that, I’ve been listening to some of my favorite standbys – The Raveonettes, They Might Be Giants, Petula Clark, early Billy Joel, and David Bowie.

Della’s fav band of the month – Led Zeppelin. She loves to tell me whenever Led Zeppelin is playing – in the car, in a store…loudly.
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Reware Vintage is at Mo Pop This Weekend!

I’m beyond excited to be selling at the Mo Pop Festival in Detroit again this weekend! As one of the sellers in the Craft Bazaar tent, curated by Handmade Detroit, I’ll be bringing loads of new notebooks & jewelry made from vintage finds and records that are not yet available in the shop. I’m over the moon about all these new items, and can’t wait to debut them!

If you are coming down to Mo Pop, find me in front of the Craft Bazaar tent with 18 other fantastic artists and crafters, right next to the Handmade Detroit booth (where we’ll also be debuting new HD and Detroit Urban Craft Fair merch!). It’s sure to be hot this weekend, but we’ll be in a shady tent, so come and take a break to cool off a bit and treat yourself to a little something!

In case my Michigan shoppers haven’t seen the crazy line-up of bands for the fest, here it is. One and two day passes are still available – get them & more information over at the Mo Pop website.

What We Kept – Summer Finds

I haven’t had time to hit the road lately for vintage hunting, but check out the finds I grabbed up at a couple of my local thrifts!

Sandman is my all time favorite comic book. I still have my Sandman poster from high school, and I can’t wait to hang it up with this new-old one I snagged a few weeks ago.

I love this plastic Catherineholm bowl by Deka to add to my collection!

This custom tailored 1950s dress and jacket are the most gorgeous green & fit me like a glove. Guess I have a vintage body type too, ha ha.

My favorite find of the summer. Della adores it and loves to twirl around in it, it is truly the cutest thing ever.

Mix Tape June

At the Moment:
In June Roy graduated from preschool with the most adorable ceremony & party afterwards and also celebrated his birthday with his first trip to Chuck E Cheeses and getting his first bike. To get him ready for kindergarten and Della for preschool, we created a “school time schedule” with art, learning & reading time each day. They both really love it, and seem to be learning a lot!

This month was so awesome & fun for Reware. We celebrated 11 years of this website with a birthday sale, I sold at my first Cleveland Flea, added two new shops as stockists – My Secret Stash in Traverse City, MI and An Octopus’s Garden in Clayton, New Jersey. Did you know I also sell vintage for kids on Kidizen? You can find me at Nap Time Vintage on the Kidizen app, and I was so happy to be a featured seller for a week in June!

I’ve been busy making for selling in the Craft Bazaar village in the Mo Pop Festival in July, but still have so much more to go! Time to get super-crafty in July!

Listening to:
The Monkees “Good Times!”, The Eagulls, Portishead, Billy Joel, Petula Clark, Brenda Lee, The Monkees “Good Times”, and more of The Monkees “Good Times” (it’s really really good. go listen to it).

Della’s fav song of the month – “Flashbeagle”. We’ve been putting the record on every day the past week, lol.
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Happy Birthday to Us!

It’s our birthday today! To celebrate, we’ve got EVERYTHING in the shop 40% off – even stuff already on sale! No coupon needed, no hoops to jump through. Just put it in your cart, check out, and fall in love with your new vintage gear in a few days when it arrives in your mailbox.

Again, this sale is only for today (Friday), so don’t wait or you’ll miss out on 40% off!