By Tammy Seibert and Marcie Everhart
Is there a better way to mark our 6-month anniversary as an over-fifty fashion blog than by introducing a new contributor!? We are thrilled to add Tammy Seibert to our ranks with her bubbly personality and deeply romantic aesthetic. She is a perfect addition for us.
Tammy was originally a Fashion Merchandising major in college, but switched to Liberal Arts when someone told her she’d have to work every weekend of her life if she pursued a career in fashion. Soooo, instead she has spent the last 20 years coordinating weddings and tea parties. Uhm, aren’t those all on weekends? Yes. Life is so ironic sometimes. But her love for fashion has never gone away.
Tammy and her husband Eric own A Spot For Tea, which was a full-service tea room offering Queen’s Tea and dress-up tea parties for girls of all ages from 2000 until 2010, when they closed the tea room part of the business. They continue to cater all the weddings held at her parents’ wedding chapel, which is a dream of a place on eight acres. Tammy’s business always has and always will involve celebrating women at the different stages in their lives. The newest thing? Tammy is in the final stages of becoming fully ordained as a minister, at age 54.
We discovered that we share Stevie Nicks as our strongest, lifelong fashion influence…and it went from there, folks! We met at her family’s magical forest, which is called Walnut Creek Chapel btw, and brought a pile of scarves, hats, jewelry, shawls, and boots to play with. This is what we came up with, as the first segment in a series of three posts, to pay tribute to our beloved gypsy-hippie-dark-fairy muse.
The Real-Real Behind the Scenes
Us trying to re-create the Rumours album cover, haha! It was 86 degrees this October day as we shot a series of photos wearing velvet, leather, boots, sweaters, and shawls. :^) I love this girl, spinning around like Stevie does when she sings. Dreams unwind, love’s a state of mind.
A Little Background Music
There really is no other song to go with this post…Tom passed this week, of a massive heart attack, and we are heartbroken.
Tammy’s Shopping Links
My skirt is vintage genuine leather, and I know this first option isn’t all black leather but oh-my-gosh I love this skirt! Zola Skirt, Historical Emporium, $55.
And I love this one too! Asymmetrical Fringe Suede Skirt, Shepler’s, $137.
Marcie’s Shopping Links
I found my velvet tailcoat in a vintage store for $15, and you might wonder who would wear that in real life, though? Me, lol, but I’m also a steampunk girl on the side. (My persona is the Peacock Poetess, and I wear blue lipstick and write poetry with a peacock feather, so nothing at all like Stevie. :^) )
My boots are the Estelle design by Born, tough to still find. Here’s a more current Born design, called Cook. Cook Boot in Black by Born, $240. Available in Wide Calf sizing, yay.
Oversized Leopard Scarf, $30. (like seen in first picture on Marcie seated)
Fall 2017 Trends covered in this post include the color Gold, Black Leather, Moody Dark Florals, the color Blush, Statement Sleeves, Victorian Influence and Velvet. How is it Stevie is still soo relevant today?