Tuesday, December 30, 2014


We've got plenty to be grateful for, in this year's end. And plenty to look forward to in the year to come.Wishing you all a powerful 2015.

To start early on our New Year's celebration we've put our entire inventory on sale. Save 20% off between now and midnight, January 1st.  

 Thanks to all of you who've given us your support, and watched us grow and thrive!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Season's Greets, Peeps!

Happy Holidays! 
From our hearts to yours,
                                                                    -  the Citizen Rosebud

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


This lovely rosebud really lights up a room when she's in it. Even on the interwebs, this incandescent spirit blazes up the place with her thoughtful posts, kind comments and absolute support for her circle of +40 pals. Of which I feel incredibly fortunate to be a part.

Her blog brings the party to +40s, because I can't imagine not joining in for her popular VISIBLE MONDAY blog link-ups. Her style is an easy going, slightly edgy city chic, and she inspires not just in the semingly effortless way she can put together an ensemble, but for her cheery warmth, kindness and dazzling smile.

Monday, December 22, 2014

MONDAY MUSES: A Lifelong Beauty

The best kind of beauty is the kind that enthuses effortlessly over a lifetime, becoming less and less about vain definitions, and more about your connection with others. There is no better sort of beauty cultivation: this annual push towards your authentic and truest self, a life long pursuit of wisdom, joy and to be of help to others.

Monday, December 15, 2014

MONDAY MUSES: Vivienne Westwood says "Buy Less"

If there ever was a patron saint for shopping #SECONDHANDFIRST this firecracker of a beauty is it. Not one to rest on her already extensive laurels, Dame Viv explains her ethos in this recent interview, proving that beauty, brain and brilliance isn't any less diminished for women still kicking it in their seventies. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


This isn't the first time, the lovely Ana B, aka Mrs. American Made has been mentioned; oh, we may have name dropped her a few times, like here and here.

Smart, savvy and stylish, Ana is a +40 blogger, mother, wife, and entrepreneur who advocates American businesses who manufacture in the USA. It was her shopping ethos that inspired Ana to start her fashion blog, showcasing, you guessed it, clothing made in the good ol' US of A.  Ana has been inspiring others to follow suit ever since.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Queen Anne's Lace

Queen Anne's Lace

Her body is not so white as
anemony petals nor so smooth—nor
so remote a thing. It is a field
of the wild carrot taking 
the field by force; the grass
does not raise above it.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

THE READ LIST: currently vintage

DO you like to shop #SECONDHANDFIRST but need a little help in the tip department? The following is a list of some quick reads from people in the know. And THANKS to these awesome links, now, you do too.

Monday, December 1, 2014


Oh, I KNOW you're shopping, peeps! It's been a busy weekend here in the CITIZEN headquarters, and we want BUSIER! Two HUGE sales are happening at our online shops, so whether you're an eBayer or a Etsyian, you are going to find some BLOOMING BARGAINS

30% off orders of $30 or more. Find quality and ethically produced goods. Feel good about supporting a bonafide real person. Shop #SECONDHANDFIRST.

Click HERE to shop Etsy.

Click HERE to shop eBay.

Go get 'em, tiger!

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