Theresa

About Theresa

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.

Mixed Print Outfit for a Tour of Haunted Gilded Age Mansion

This year my fall foliage trip included a stop in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. We visited Lenox, a town known for Tanglewood, the beautiful music venue where the Boston Symphony Orchestra plays during the summer season. It is also home to many “gilded age” mansions, as the Berkshires used to be a resort destination for the ultra wealthy at the turn of the century. […]

By | 2019-11-08T08:37:50-04:00 October 30th, 2019|Fashion, Travel|6 Comments

Roaring Twenties Lawn Party Fashion-2019


Well, another year has rolled around, which means another Roaring Twenties Lawn Party at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, Ma.  The time flew by so fast I feel like I was just there!

This year I opted for a pastel floral cotton voile dropped waist 1920s dress. Voile is a great airy/floaty fabric, perfect if you have to be outside on a hot summer day.

Wore my […]

By | 2019-08-13T08:43:08-04:00 August 10th, 2019|Events, My Vintage Style|18 Comments

Parasol Trend-How to Shun the Sun in Vintage Style

 

Ubiquitous at vintage themed outdoor events,  parasols are the perfect accessory for protecting yourself from the scorching rays of the sun, while complementing any period outfit from the Victorian era through the 1950s.

But this throwback accessory is now gaining popularity beyond the alternative fashion market. While out and about this summer I’ve definitely noticed more women carrying them on the street.  And, why not? […]

By | 2019-07-25T20:57:57-04:00 July 22nd, 2019|Fashion|18 Comments

Alix of Miami- Maker of Glamorous Mid Century Resort Wear

Back in the 50s and 60s Miami was America’s top vacation hot spot. A booming post WWII economy meant more people could afford to travel and Florida’s warm weather and beautiful beaches were a huge draw. Known as “America’s Riviera”, Miami attracted wealthy jet setters and celebrities, like Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack. There were swanky supper clubs where big bands played and […]

By | 2019-06-17T14:32:45-04:00 June 17th, 2019|Labels to Look For|4 Comments
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