Archive | July, 2009

Calling All Shoe Lovers!!!!!

22 Jul
I recently listed some fantastic vintage shoes on the Yester Daze online shop. I have enough shoes to rival the closet of Carry Bradshaw. However, there are two major differences between my and Mrs. Carrie’s collection of shoes:
1. You won’t find my little beauties in a department store window and therefore you won’t find them on your girlfriends feet. In other words…mine are UNIQUE and One-of-a-Kind
2. My shoes are priced right and affordable to anyone out there. It shouldn’t have to cost a fortune to look like a million.

Here’s a little taste of what Yester Dazed has to offer in our shoe department:

1950’s
Left: Coming up Roses Floral Pumps size 6AA $25.00
Right: 1950’s Spectator Pump’s size 6.5 $15.00

1960’s
Top Left: 1960’s Shiny Gold Pumps with Spike Heel $20.00
Top Right: 1960’s Black with White Trim – 6B $15.00
Bottom Picture: 60’s Black Suede and Faux Leather Pump $15.00

1970’s
Left: Disco Shiny Silver 1970’s Pumps $25.00
Right: 1970’s Black Faux Reptile Pumps $15.00

1980’s

Black Satin Pumps with Big Black Bow $25.00

So as you can see Yester Daze has a lot of shoe options. As always, if don’t see what you’re looking for please contact me and ask. I have a lot of inventory not listed on my online shop.
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Why Buy Vintage… Ten GOOD Reasons.

21 Jul

10. Never Goes Out of Style: The definition of vintage is 20 years or older. If your vintage item is 20+ years old and still fits your decor, style, etc… then it’s going to stay in style.

9. New Life for Old Items: So many vintage items can serve double duty. Example; Luggage can be used for travel, stylish storage, as end tables, art, a cat bed, etc… (see blog post from June 10th for more ideas on how to use vintage luggage)

8. Tells a Story: Each vintage treasure has been previously loved. It’s hard not to love something that, in it’s past life, gave so much joy to someone else

7. Quality: “They don’t make ’em like they used to.” – So true! If an item is 20 + years and it still works, looks good, is functional, stylish, etc… then it’s bound to last at least another 20 year.

6. One -of-a-kind Find: The great thing about vintage is there are very few of each item left in the world. Buy vintage and you won’t see the same thing at your friends house down the street. Purchase vintage clothing and you won’t need to worry about going to a party and seeing someone wearing the same dress.

5. Conversation Starter: Unique, nostalgic, vintage treasures always remind people of a
story = good conversation starter.

4. Memories/Nostalgia: Going along with the above reason, almost every vintage treasure brings back a memory of some sort. Maybe it’s of your Grandmother baking cookies, your mom getting dressed for a party, or your Grandpa reading you a story. No matter what memories are triggered, it’s always nice to reminisce.

3. Support Charities: Many vintage treasures are discovered at donation centers which help out your city. Personally, I find the majority of my finds at Good Will and Salvation Army. It’s a win/win situation – I get a treasure and support the community.

2. Recycling/Reusing: good for Environment! Enough said.

1. Less Expensive: More style and less expensive, what could be better then that? There are plenty of vintage shops on Etsy, like Happy Day Vintage, that sell vintage clothing, housewares, luggage and whatever else you can think of at a wallet friendly cost.

*blog post written by Happy Day Vintage and used with the shop owners permission.

Getting to know…Trina. Get her ultra trendy look!

7 Jul
Meet Trina – an aspiring young fashion designer living the good life in New York City. Trina recently graduated from NYC with a degree in fashion design. Currently she works at Barneys’ on Madison Ave as a fashion consultant. Although she loves her job Trina dreams of making it as a big time fashion designer.
For now Trina doesn’t have much disposable cash. The NY nightlife, student loans, and rent eat up most of her income. Lucky for Trina she found Yesterdaze. With Yesterdaze Trina is able to find one-of-a-kind, trendy, vintage outfits. She always looks good and never has to spend a lot of money.

Let’s break down a few of Trina’s outfits so that YOU can get her ultra fashion forward look:
1940’s Look Pink Silk Wrap dress with Little Flowers – Size 8-10 $35.00
Blue Reptile Purse – Shoulder Bag or Clutch – 1980s $16.00
Outfit Total: $51.00

1980’s White Cotton Halter Jumpsuit – Size 12 $35.00
Silvertone Concho Belt with Faux Turquoise $14.00
Outfit Total: $48.00
Note: The shoes shown in this picture are not for sale but please contact Yesterdaze as we have a lot of shoes, that may or may not be listed in our online shop, to choose from.

Spring Chic – 1980’s Peach Floral Off-The-Shoulder Outfit – Size 10 $40.00
Glittery Copper and Gold Clutch Purse – Sparkles A Plenty $28.00
Gold Wedge Sandals – Size 9M – Kenneth Cole $25.00
Outfit Total: $93.00

Thank you for reading our blog.

*story of Trina is fictional.