The Latest- Vintage Dresses for Sale & My Big Move

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted on this blog, but for good reason.  I’m now officially a Snowbird! You know those people who enjoy the summer and fall up north, but who flock to warmer places when the weather gets too cold? The ones the locals dread for various reasons, including increasing traffic , making the restaurants too crowded and bad fashion choices, like wearing socks with sandals? Yeah, I guess I’m one of them now. Well, except for the socks/sandals thing.

Recently got myself a second home, a cute little apartment just north of Boston , one block from the beach. I like to refer to it as my pied-a-terre by the sea. Sounds so much more glamorous!

I’ve been thinking of doing this for such a long time.  Even though I’ve been making yearly visits to my original home state every year since I moved to Florida, I’ve always dreamed of the day I could spend a lot more time up here. Back in January I blogged about  readjusting my work/life balance and downsizing my business. And doing that has enabled me to make this move.

Of course the move took some time, with all the packing and tying up loose ends with the business so it could run smoothly while I’m away.  Then my husband drove a Penske truck up here loaded with stuff, half of which I think was my shoes and clothes!  At the same time I drove my car up with my two kitties.  Ever travelled long distance with cats?  Believe me, they were not anywhere near as excited about the trip as I was.  It was quite the learning experience .But it all worked out and I’ve been busily setting up, what I hope to be,  my totally “rad pad.”

In the meantime I’m still buying and selling vintage clothing, because it is my passion.  And I still  have some inventory of new vintage style clothing that I am continuing to clear out. But I’ve got a lovely young lady working for me back in Florida who handles all the shipping, administrative tasks and customer service, so I can be away.

I’ve also got someone who lives in my house in Florida while I’m gone and I’ve got great neighbors who are always around to help with any issues should they arise. So everything fell into place nicely.

And even though all these changes have been going on, the business is still going on too. So  I thought it would be nice to show  some of the latest vintage dresses that have recently been added to the site while I’ve been messing around with moving, unpacking, etc.


70s semi sheer mod floral maxi dress

This 1970s  empire maxi dress is made in a flowy semi sheer voile fabric that makes it float
nicely when you walk.  Colorful mod floral print is perfect for summer and comes with a matching ruffle wrap.Minty condition. S/M size.

70s Emilio Pucci Abstract print maxi dress

For the collector! This 70s Emilio Pucci maxi dress is so unique. I love the cutout sides with the little ties,
the interesting abstract print that looks like fishtails and the tiered maxi skirt.
In a nice crisp cotton fabric. Minty condition. S/M size.

60s Vera Maxwell silk shirtdress

This chic silk print 60s shirtdress is by designer Vera Maxwell who was dubbed
the “American Chanel” for her timeless classic designs.
Go from office to cocktails and dinner with aplomb!
Large size. Very good condition.

50s Pat Perkins Floral Print Dress

A 1950s floral print cutie in semi sheer cotton voile. Light as a feather, great for hot weather!
Garden party perfect. S/M Excellent condition.

50s floral novelty print dress

I love vintage novelty prints. This 50s swing dress by Richard Cole has flowers and
ladies in gowns overlooking a bandstand. Flattering ruched dropped waist bodice,
super full swing skirt and rhinestone  accented straps adds to the fabulousness
of this frock. S/M  Very Good Condition.

And I’ve decided to start using the hashtag #bvvthelatest on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook when vintage stock is added. So if you’re on any of those social media platforms, and you want to see our latest vintage offerings, you can search that hashtag to find it.

Ok, off to Home Depot,  yet again!


By | 2017-05-12T09:21:42-04:00 May 12th, 2017|Fashion|6 Comments

About the Author:

Hi, I'm Theresa, owner and chief classy dame at the Blue Velvet Vintage online boutique. Lover of mid century fashion and home decor, classic films, Old Hollywood, pretty dresses, red lipstick, swing dancing and retro culture in general. Between my ecommere site and vintage style blog my mission is to revive the eras of classy dressing and inspire women to add more glamour to their lives! So don't be shy! I love to hear from others who share my appreciation of the styles of the past.


  1. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell May 13, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Yeah, there is some really good vintage shopping up here. And I’m getting closer to Toronto!

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    Suzanne May 12, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    You’ve got some sweet vintage there!

    I’m excited for you : ) I bet the vintage finds up Boston way are brilliant.

    Let me know when you are coming up Toronto way.


  3. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell May 12, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Hey Vicki. The treats are called Head to Tail Calming.
    The active ingredients are Goji Berry, Chamomile, L theanine and colostrum. Gave them 3 a piece. Took about an hour for them to really quiet down. Then they were quiet for so long I actually pulled into a rest area to make sure they were ok!

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    Vicki May 12, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    I have two fur babies, one of which really freaks when she has to go in the car. Do you remember the name of the calming treats? I’d like to give them a try. Congrats on your new digs and love the pieces you posted. Very nice.

  5. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell May 12, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Thanks, Vix. And I just found a bunch of lovelies at the Brimfield, Mass. antique flea market this past week. It’s such an enormous and amazing show. You would absolutely love it. As far as the kitties, they will have to get used to the car travel because they’ll be travelling north and south with me now on a regular basis. I did find some calming treats on the last day of the road trip that really seemed to work. Wish I had found them at the start. I wouldn’t have had to listen to all that yeowling! I like your friend’s idea. I’d like to travel in a motor home that I decorated all vintage. What fun that would be 🙂

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    Vix May 12, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    You have some incredible stock!!
    What exciting news, Theresa! I’m thrilled for you. I can’t imagine what it would be like travelling with cats, ours are bad enough on a trip to the vets!
    Trader friends of ours are in their late 60s and thinking of doing the same kind of thing, hitting the road in a motor home, tracking down vintage clothes on their stopovers (like you say, its in the blood!) and selling on-line as they go. Sounds brilliant. xxx

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