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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).

Going Green in the 70’s

17 Jun
Who: Gloria – A young, single fashionista just living her fabulous life
What: A day in the life of …
When: 1970
Where: Tampa, FL
Why: Because 1970’s Fashion is so Groovy!

Gloria slips on her favorite green suit ready for a morning of sun and fun. She will be turning heads left and right as she sashays down the beach in this green and yellow Catalina Swimsuit.


Golden Brown and ready for a divine lunch date, Gloria throws on a gorgeous green sun dress and grabs her favorite green purse. Looking great in green Gloria is off to wow her gentleman friend and enjoy a lite lunch on the patio of her favorite local restaurant.

A morning at the beach and a lunch date, can it get much better then this?….if you’re as fabulous as Gloria it gets much better. Gloria stops at home to find evening attire for a night of drinks and dancing with her girlfriends. Out of her closet Gloria pulls a yummy yellow nylon blouse from Cole of California. She straps on a great green leather belt and grabs a sleek green patent leather purse. Once again Gloria is looking good and ready to end her night having fun with her friends. Just another day in the fabulous life of Gloria.

Wondering how much it would cost to go green like Gloria? Let’s recap Gloria’s look:

1. Gold Wedge Sandals – Size 9M – Kenneth Cole $25.00
2. 1960s Green Patent Leather Purse – A Cutie – Great Mod Fashion $20.00
3. Perfect Summer and Spring Green Flowered Straw Purse – Tote Bag – Daisies $20.00
4. 1970s Bright Yellow Tunic Blouse – Large $30.00
5. 1970s Green and Yellow Print Catalina Swimsuit – Size 12 $30.00
6. A Cool Summer Breeze – 1970s Green Floral A Line Dress – Size 12 $30.00
Grand Total for this Look: $155.00
I know, shocking but true. Not only is Gloria a fashionista but she’s smart with her money. No wonder she’s living the good life!

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Sun Dresses! It’s Hot…They’re Cool…

15 May

Front and center at the shop, along with vintage bathing suits, cover-ups, shorts and halter tops, we have sun dresses.

Spaghetti, wide strapped and strapless sun dresses along with sleeveless styles – light and airy cottons, blends and rayons. Dating from the 1950’s through 80’s in an array of prints and solids.

The selection includes some Lilli Pulitzer’s and some authentic hawaiian florals. In a variety of lengths….mini’s, midi’s and maxi’s.

Get ’em while they’re cool!!