Vintage Bridge Style
An Age, Body, and Sex Positive Style Blog
Blog by Bridget Eileen - See my Instagram for the latest posts!
The Vintage Bridge Style Mission Statement
Vintage Bridge Style is an age, body, and sex positive style blog that provides people with inspiring ideas for Plus-Size Vintage Witchy Fashion on a bohemian budget. Vintage Bridge Style features plus-size outfits for work and play and ideas for accessorizing, make up, and hair styling. This site is for bargain hunters of all ages, orientations, and sizes to help them look fabulous, have fun, and empower themselves to be happy, just as they are.
We receive both subtle and blatant detrimental messages often: that we should spend more, weigh less, be more modest, look younger, or generally just be better than we are right now. I don't accept this. I feel it's more than okay to not have expensive clothes, to wear a size 16, to be over age 20 and want to look sexy AF, and to express ourselves in ways that aren't mainstream: I feel this is essential to living our best lives..
When I started this blog, I had been posting outfit selfies every day on Facebook. However, a little album on my private Facebook account wasn't really dynamic and public enough for what I wanted to do with each picture: showing off my economic and artistic prowess when it comes to a budget wardrobe full of vintage inspired outfits for home and office. I decided to move everything to a public website and create this DIY bargain hunter beauty blog.
The thing about this little hobby of mine is, the more I do it, the more I love it. And the more I read other beauty bloggers, especially in the various style communities I consider myself a part of--the age 30+ and 40+ style community, the body positivity community, the pinup style and vintage clothes community, the thrifters, and the witch aesthetics--the more I love what we're doing. Because I see what we're doing is more than just showing off cool clothes: we're changing the culture.
When I first began posting, I'd just put up a picture and a little note about where I got the items from. The more I've done this, though, the more I see how explaining how to find items at discount prices, how to style an outfit that's in a pin up or other vintage style but for work, and especially how to wear outfits that make you feel happy in your body is a subversive and empowering thing.
So, without doing anything but being myself and explaining what I wore today, I've ended up doing something rebellious. And I'm happy to do so, and I hope it drives you to do so, and support those who do so, as well.
Thanks for your support along the way!