Sugar, You Make my Soul Complete

It’s been quite a while. But it has been a sweet adventure these past couple of years.Not much has changed, my style has evolved a little bit to incorporate more streetwear and menswear along side my vintage and pin up style. I’m still the same old Ritzz. So much so, that this cute polkdot romper has been sitting in my closet, with the tags on (and the receipt in the pocket!) since 2012 waiting to be worn! How crazy.

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Suit and Tie

One of the joys of being a woman: we can sport men’s wear without much of a funny glance. So I chose to take advantage with an full androgynous look.

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the 50th

The 50th post on Putting on the Ritzz! I’ve been blogging since November but I still feel like I’m starting out with my blog as I am learning daily. I haven’t gotten into the swing of posting regularly yet, but finishing university for the year will hopefully allow for more blogging. I must catch up with all my posts!

On the topic of swinging 50’s, this post features a pair of repro 1940’s swing pants (ok so they’re not exactly on the same topic, only a decade before).
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15 Vintage Essentials

Just starting to build your vintage wardrobe? Looking to dress with a nostalgic flavour? Janey from Atomic Redhead has put together a great list of 15 essentials for any vintage gal!

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Awhile ago I was contacted by a reader who recently noticed a fashion trend, 15 essentials for your wardrobe.  She liked this idea, but felt that the contemporary trends didn’t help her in building up her vintage wardrobe, so she suggested the idea to me!

Just remember, not every piece has to be vintage! Several pieces I have included in this list are on the hard to find side, so repro is a perfectly acceptable solution!  For the most part, I am focusing on the 1940s, 50s and 60s and attempted to cover a wide range so you can have all of your bases covered.  So here we go!

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Convention

Our brother fraternity hosts a year-end convention to celebrate their accomplishments and brothers throughout the semesters. This year marked the 5th annual Xi Alpha Pi Convention. I was invited to attend as Brother Alexios’ date for the night. A few other sisters were also present at the event. ImageMy handsome date Kevin and I. Continue reading