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.

My Vintage Style-Casual Jazz Era Inspired Look

 

1940s wide leg pants outfit

In previous posts I’ve mentioned that I get a lot of inspiration for outfits by studying vintage fashion magazines or following fashion bloggers who incorporate vintage into their wardrobe. Another way I get inspiration is to collect online images of favorite vintage looks and save them on  Pinterest boards.

Polyvore used to be one of my favorite ways to create mood boards […]

By | 2018-06-21T09:37:58-04:00 June 18th, 2018|Fashion, My Vintage Style|10 Comments

Mail Order Memories-1955 Spring/Summer Spiegel Catalog(Part 2)

Spiegel catalog 1955-home accessosries-decor

As promised in my last post I’m sharing more images from my recent find, a spring/summer Spiegel catalog from 1955,  this time featuring the fabulousness of 50s housewares and home decor. Catalogs like these are a great reference if you’re planning on doing any mid century decorating and looking for authentic color palettes, prints and furniture styles of the era.

It’s also […]

By | 2018-05-29T13:59:00-04:00 May 29th, 2018|Lifestyle, retro decor|2 Comments

Mail Order Memories-1955 Spring/Summer Spiegel Catalog (Part 1)

speigel catalog cover 1955

Am so very excited about my recent flea market finds.  I came across not one, but two,  Spiegel catalogs from 1955 and 1956.  I frequently find vintage fashion magazines to purchase,  but it’s pretty darn rare to find mail order catalogs in good condition and at bargain prices,  never mind two on the same day. Needless to say I was stoked!

In […]

By | 2018-05-15T08:40:35-04:00 May 15th, 2018|Fashion|10 Comments
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