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Vintage Florals for May

3 May

Bed of Roses Nightgown – $25

You know what they say about spring showers, don’t you?  Even though for some of our customers, this wacky winter of an early spring may have brought on more snowstorms than warm and fragrant April rainstorms, that’s no excuse not to be breaking out May flower-prints at the optimal seasonal time.

So, we made sure to stock up our store – both online and brick-and-mortar – with lots of sweet floral prints from a variety of eras to satisfy that springtime urge to let your wardrobe blossom.

If you’re looking to spruce up your work ensemble, check out some of our structured 1960s A-line dresses, like this jaw-dropping blue-daisy decked number à la Megan Draper or something from the 70s with a bit more leg like this fresh green dress for work or play.

Floral Play – $45 for the set

And of course, never ignore the opportunity to mix recent fashion revivals with your vintage finds.  In the wake of all the excitement over the peplum come-back, check out the 1960s matching ensemble (right) we found.  All the gorgeous quality of a true vintage find with all the buzz of a “new” fashion craze.

How do you feel about florals?  Are you ready to bathe yourself in begonias with something like a full-length 1970s flower child dress or do you prefer to go the understated route with a flowered accessory like this little clutch?

Let us know!  We want to hear your thoughts and see pictures of your favorite floral fashion finds.  While we wait, we’ll just go back to smelling the roses (and enjoying the weather).

Looks We Love: The Classic Brooch

13 Jan

How can you watch Casablanca and not admire the style-icon that was Ingrid Bergman?  In this photo, the cool, contained Ilsa sports a knock-out jeweled brooch on the lapel of her gorgeous shirt dress.

The brooch has gone in and out of vogue on a steady rotation since the dawn of fashion.  More recently, you can see them sprucing up gowns on the red carpet, dresses on the first lady, and even adding some sparkle to cloth headbands on it girls.

If you’re looking to add a classic vintage brooch to your collection, it’s important to consider versatility and your personal style.

Whether you want a pop of color like this cheerful red leaf clip or a classic statement of Old Hollywood style a la Bergman like this Blue Rhinestone flower, a well-chosen brooch has the potential to become your signature piece, combining in a variety of ways with the most dressed down to the most formal of your wardrobe pieces.

If you’re not quite ready to commit to something as daring as the above choices, go for a neutral, matte metal in a classic cut.  Silver and gold are the obvious choices, like this classic gold leaf, but pearl and black are also solid choices for an understated but elegant addition to your lapel.

Combat Dreary Weather with a Bright, Vibrant Wardrobe

19 Dec

When winter descends, the world seems to dial its color scheme back.

While early nights and chilly afternoons are lovely in grays and blues and indigos, we can’t help but feel a little more somber in comparison to spring’s pastels or fall’s warm hues.

Perk up your day with a splash of color in your winter wardrobe.  Try a turquoise jacket like this asymmetrical tweed or a loud, cheerful orange like this 1970s Coat Dress to immediately draw eyes and shrug off that cold weather for a sunnier day ahead.

When you’re back home, tucked into your favorite armchair with a steaming mug of cocoa, wrap up in something like the beautiful silk robe featured to the left.

Wearing your festivity isn’t a requirement during this time of year, but it certainly can’t hurt when it comes to boosting your mood all through colder months!

Party Season is Here

14 Nov

With the weather cooling down and the holidays sneaking ever closer, this time of year is traditionally chock full of soirees, dinners, holiday get-togethers, egg nog, cookies, turkey, and more pumpkin-flavored foods than you can shake a stick at.

Whether you’re toasting the New Year or joining your family for Thanksgiving dinner, the holidays are the perfect time to dust off the gems of your wardrobe and give them the showing off they deserve.

As timeless as the tradition of festivity itself, there is nothing more appropriate than a stand-out vintage piece to perfect your holiday ensemble.

Even jeans become timeless and fashionable when combined with a punchy, metallic pair of pumps like these 1960s Gold Brocade or unique, elegant jewelry like these Pearl Cluster earrings.
Of course, the most effective way to ensure you are truly unforgettable is to glide into your evening in a head-to-toe vintage piece that draws eyes (and oohs and ahhs). Nothing quite says holiday cheer like a fashion coup d’etat, after all.
Featured to the right is our “Glittery Glam” floor-length dress, a sparkling, figure-hugging gold 70s frock perfect for stunning your coworkers at the holiday Christmas party or dropping Mr. Right’s jaw on New Years Eve.
We hope you sparkle all the way into the new year!