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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!