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.

Pattern Mixing-Leopard and Lace

1960s faux leopard coat

My winter outfit choices are limited as I have lived in Florida for many years.  But now that I spend several months in New England, including the late fall,  I had to come up with creative ways to stretch what I do have. Now that I’ve opened my mind to it, I found that mixing patterns can be a great way to […]

By | 2018-11-20T09:49:03-04:00 November 19th, 2018|Fashion, My Vintage Style|12 Comments

Lady Duff Gordon-Revolutionary Fashion Designer of the Edwardian Era

Lady Duff Gordon

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 Most people nowadays are not familiar with Lady Duff Gordon, aka Lucile, the British based dressmaker  and designer who revolutionized fashion in the Edwardian age. I just finished the autobiography of her fascinating life which prompted this post about her .  Written in 1932 it details her childhood, her disastrous first marriage to  James Stuart Wallace, her second to Scottish […]

By | 2018-11-20T10:08:13-04:00 November 12th, 2018|Fashion, Memorable people|4 Comments

10 DIY Gothic Inspired Halloween Craft Ideas

Gothic inspired Halloween craft ideas

One of my favorite series, Penny Dreadful, got me all excited to do a Halloween decoration tutorial inspired by gothic horror. Unfortunately, I came down with a miserable  cold and have had to lay low for the past week, which put a damper on my crafting attempts.

But I did the second best thing and rounded up a list of 10 DIY […]

By | 2018-10-30T12:21:05-04:00 October 29th, 2018|Crafts/DIY|2 Comments

Vintage Velvet for Quebec City Trip

70s floral velvet skirt

For this year’s fall foliage road trip my husband wanted to include a few nights in Quebec City, since neither of us had ever been.  I was totally on board, since many of my friends had raved about how beautiful it was how yummy the food was. Instead of trying to make the trip in one day, which would have been about […]

By | 2018-10-26T09:39:36-04:00 October 14th, 2018|Fashion, Travel|6 Comments

Department Store Memories & How Their Past May Help Their Future

Bullocks Wilshire 1937 Bullocks Wilshire Los Angeles 1937

Recently I read an interesting post from one of my favorite style bloggers, Suzanne Carillo, on the demise of brick and mortar retail shopping.  This got me to thinking about the thousands of department stores that have gone out of business in the last 10 to 15 years.. We all know online shopping has something to […]

By | 2018-09-27T09:15:18-04:00 September 26th, 2018|Nostalgia|4 Comments
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