August 29, 2011

Street Style: Calling All Boys

I've been super inspired by men's fashion lately. It's one of my goals to have as much guys clothing in the shop as there is for the ladies. It's a tough task but I'm on a mission. You can always takes notes on modern day trends when thrift shopping. Some of my favorite men's fashion sites are Fashionbeans, Dapper Lou, and the ever faithful Men's Health. I hope you enjoy these street style photos. I love the ways these guys dress. Comfy yet put together. Hello boys...

August 26, 2011

Shop Update! New Treasures

So I found some really fun treasures on my thrifting adventures recently. Most of it will be in the shop soon. I may just have to keep some of those glasses though. They will be lovely for holidays and parties. I also found a vintage sewing box, a leather fanny pack, and a plethora of vintage scarves. I can't wait to clean these up. This trip was a lot of fun. Just makes me want to go find more. At least I've finally found an outlet for my addiction for finding cool vintage. Out of control... as for other shop news though Dean and Bettie is looking for some more places to advertise and lovely people to partner with for September and October. I also have a local event idea in the works. I'm thinking about doing a Lookbook for the holidays in this beautiful old theatre near my house. I must get a better camera. I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek have a lovely Friday. 

August 19, 2011

Meet My Style Icon : Sarah Sophie Flicker

                                           Sarah Sophie Flicker for from StyleLikeU on Vimeo.

Let me introduce you to the magnificent Sarah Sophie Flicker. She is the most stunning lady, my style icon, and my heroine. Every outfit I've seen her in I love. She has impeccable taste and panache. She's also a filmaker, trapeze artist, a mother of two, and founder of The Citizen's Band political theatre group. I find her life story, her principles, and accomplishments so inspiring. I hope one day I can see her and The Citizen's Band perform and meet her. I hope you find her inspiring as well. I've included a video you simply MUST check it out. And take notes on that amazing vintage collection! Swoon...

                                                             via Refinery 29 and StyleLikeU
                                                                          via Refinery 29
                                                                           via StyleLikeU

August 17, 2011

Street Style Round Up

I have been oogling over Styleclicker this week. Since the weather has been cooling off a bit I've been thinking about outfits. It's so easy to get lost in this website looking for inspiration. There are so many great photos. You can find styles from all over the globe. It's really fantastic, you should definitely check it out. These are my favorites this week.

all are courtesy of Styleclicker

August 11, 2011

Tarragon Chicken Salad Tartine Recipe

I absolutely love tartines! These little French open-faced sandwiches are a perfect choice for healthy lunch, snacks at your next party, and not to mention they cut calories by using half the bread. You can put just about anything on them. I've been making chicken salad non-stop for a few weeks now. It's so nice to go to the fridge and have something ready to go...unless your boyfriend eats it all of course. This is so delicious I thought you all simply must try it! It's my own, original recipe. Try it and share it with your friends and family.

Tarragon Chicken Salad Tartine
  • 1-2 lbs Chicken Thighs (boneless or whole)
  • 2 cups dry white wine
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 tsp mayonnaise
  • 1tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 c chopped scallions
  • 2 dashes white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp kelp granules (optional)
  • 1 tsp tarragon
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • Pumpernickel bread
  • Arugula, microgreens, or spinach (for garnish)
First, you need to poach your chicken thighs. I use thighs because they have better flavor for this. Trust me, just try it. You could just use a whole chicken if you want. So in a big pot put your chicken, dry white wine (I used Pinot Grigio), and chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 45 minutes. If you used boneless skinless thighs all you need to do is chop the meat into matchstick size. If you decided to use regular thighs or a whole chicken pull or shred all of the meat from the bones and fat. In a big mixing bowl combine your shredded chicken, mayo, and yogurt. Then add the remaining ingredients.
You should now refrigerate the mixture for at least 1 hour but 3 hours is best. If your impatient like me go ahead and give your tartine a try. Toast your pumpernickel (it toasts very quickly). I use 1 slice per serving. Spread the chicken salad on the toasted pumpernickel bread. And cut it something like this....
Garnish with arugula, microgreens, or chopped spinach and you're all done. I hope everyone will try this. It's so delicious. Tell me what you think! You can also rate the chicken salad recipe on

August 8, 2011

Vintage Summer Tour: Giveaways Galore

I am finally hosting a giveaway here at Dean and Bettie Vintage as apart of the Vintage Road Trip 2011. I am giving one lucky reader a certificate to the shop. And during our Hot Summer Sale? Say what? What a steal! I sell guys and girls vintage clothing, accessories, shoes, and housewares. I love to know that these pieces have survived the decades and have stories to tell. They have character and soul. I use 100% natural methods to clean and restore these items to make them fresh.
Giveaway Prize : We are offering a $25 gift certificate to used towards purchase and shipping.

  • Visit the shop and tell me which item is your favorite in the comment section on this page.
  • Leave your email in the comment so I can contact you.*
  • Additional entry if you follow the Dean and Bettie Vintage Blog.
  • Additional entry if you follow us on Facebook.
  • Additional entry if you follow us on Twitter.
  • A winner will be chosen at random on 8/18/11.
*This giveaway is open to all readers worldwide. If you don't leave your email in the comment I will have no way to contact you and your entries will not be counted. Gift certificate is valid for a one time purchase only and will be applied towards purchase and shipping. The winner will be randomly selected and contacted by email with instructions.

Other Road Stops on your Vintage Summer Tour...

Lemondrop Vintage- located in Central Texas I love all things vintage, from dainty fifties florals to snakeskin boots to copies of vintage children's books. My shop reflects my varied tastes and I am just as eclectic with what I wear each day. I am also the stereotypical thrifter, in love with the bargain hunt.
Giveaway prize- $50.00
shop gift certificate to be used toward item and shipping, so open worldwide. Comment on this post to enter my giveaway! Then go visit other stops on the tour. Good luck!

Out of Order Design- an expanding vintage store located in Santa Cruz, California. I offer mostly unique purses, though I love the charm, quality, affordability, uniqueness, and eco-friendly aspects of both pre-loved clothing and accessories. When I'm not thrifting or perusing wonderfully inspiring blogs, I love to work on my personal style and DIY blog. Giveaway Prize: a $25 gift certificate to Out Of Order Vintage! Good towards item, shipping, and open to international entries!

Two Birds Vintage- we are two sisters who love to shop and adore an amazing deal. we love fashion, both vintage and new. we absolutely adore the styling aspect of fashion and love making people look amazing no matter their budget. we like to mix decades, high and low, and vintage and new to create unique, creative and unforgettable looks. we believe in dressing fearlessly and wearing what you love. Two birds features exciting pop up store events in Minneapolis with great vintage and even better times with other vintage lovers! Giveaway Prize: vintage purse, two necklaces and one scarf.

Love Charles Vintage- A vintage clothing store run by a 20 something artists living in Grand Rapids. I adore searching for pieces I know can contribute to a unique wardrobe that represents its wearer and also supports small business and sustainability through recycling. Giveaway Prize: $25.00 shop certificate!

Wayfaring Magnolia Vintage- located in Nashville, Tennessee. I love to spend my days thrifting and going to estate sales to find the best vintage fashions. Besides running my Etsy shop, I work in music history, so when I'm out looking for items, I'm always thinking to myself, who could have worn these dresses? How amazing would these shoes look in the stage lights? It is so fun to imagine what might have been, which always keeps my life exciting. In the Wayfaring Magnolia shop you will find a very large variety of items for both men and women. Giveaway- $50 shop gift certificate.

August 5, 2011


Yay! The Dean and Bettie Vintage Hot Summer Sale is under way. Go to the shop right now to get your favorite pieces for less! I'm firing off my cap guns right now, woohoo. We are also on Twitter now so please follow us there. And add us on Facebook. Spread the word please.

August 3, 2011

Surviving Summer Outfit

If any of you have ever been to Alabama in summer you know how uber hot and muggy it is. The south in general is blazing this time of year. As the heat index reaches 106F this week I've been searching through my outfits to find some that can be the heat. Since I don't have a car I often walk where I need to go or take the bus when possible, so it's absolutely crucial that I wear something light. And it's time I conquer my fear of having my pictures on the site. I'm going to cover my eyes like a 5yr old while you peeps check out the threads.

Dress: Vintage 50's day dress, thrifted
Scarf: Vintage silk, thrifted
Necklace: Whistle Stop necklace, Modcloth
Plugs: 00 Sea Creature Plugs, made by me
Belt: Vintage leather belt, thrifted 
Bag: Vintage 60s straw bag, coming soon to the shop
Shoes: Vintage 70s wedges, thrifted

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