Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Q&A: Part 1

Here are the answers to the first round of Q&A questions! I'm splitting them up into several posts since you all asked such great questions. I've already filmed over 30 mins for this series! If you missed the first round of questions, you can still ask below and I'll add them to the list.

If I didn't get to your question yet, don't worry! It'll be coming up in a later video. I've already shot footage for many of them.


  1. What a fun video! And I like to see how consistently your time capsule wardrobe is fitting into your life. :-P

    So here's something that occurred to me, as I was often listening more than watching the video: you have the problem so many of us do, in that you use vocal fillers like "um" and "uh". (I had a theory teacher who wouldn't allow you to finish your answer if you said them, which is the only reason why I even notice!) Part of the reason that this is a dangerous habit, is you're a teacher. So for while it's clear from your body language and your ease of answers that you know what you're talking about, the aural cues state that perhaps you're unsure of yourself.

    Please keep in mind, that I'm not trying to go "wow what a shitty vid you can't even talk" because that's not true. But especially being a woman in science, and being a young teacher, I think it might help you out professionally if you had more command over that part of your speech. I know that for myself, when working with children as students (I teach music and sewing privately), I never worry about that kind of verbal tick because I'm very clearly the one in control. But when I have adult students, I feel more insecure and notice every. single. time. I have one of those little 'um's. (For me, it's like my brain balks at telling women my age and older what to do; in addition to the bad habit of saying 'um'.)

    So there's my two cents -- feel free to disregard as you see fit, too! I look forward to the next installment of Q&A!

    -- Tegan

    1. Definitely. I'm much more prepared when I teach so that helps a lot with the "ums". I didn't spend a lot of time thinking up answers before filming this video and I know whenever I do that, this problem gets worse. It's always a good reminder to think about that also while I'm filming though. :)

  2. Such a fantastic video, sweet dear. Thank you very much for including my questions in this first part of your Q&A series. I especially loved your answer to my question about which eras you'd return to (I adore very late 30s fashions and hats to no end, too).

    So excited to see part two!

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* Same here! There are vintage pieces sprinkled throughout our little condo, but we aren't full on "time wrap" in the slightest when it comes to our decor (or car).

  3. I could not agree more with Stephanie. If you are a student or single and want to start wearing vintage absolutely do it ASAP, you will have tons of freedom to experiment with different years weather it be 1930s, 1940s, -1960s or even the 1970s. On A Vintage Nerd's blog she gives a few tips for beginners on creating a vintage style fit for you.

    1. P.S. Also for those of you who are just starting to get interested in wearing vintage please feel free to ask any of us blog-ers about clothing, hair, make-up, etc. We have been wearing vintage for years and absolutely enjoy sharing our vintage knowledge with everyone, :) above all have fun and happy dressing.