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.

Fashion Trend Flashback-Spring 1969

Mainbocher maxi skirt over pants Spring 1969

While there are gazillions of articles out there on the hottest  fashion trends, I’m always interested in looking at what styles were in vogue decades ago. Not only do I often prefer the actual vintage styles, but I also like to refer to past looks for outfit ideas when shopping for new clothing. It never matters to me whether […]

By | 2018-04-12T12:49:05-04:00 April 9th, 2018|Fashion|6 Comments

The Marvelous Mod Prints of Mr. Dino Fashions

Mr Dino floral maxi dress

Believe it or not, Miami used to be quite the fashion mecca back in the 50s, 60s and 70s.  Lots of fabulous sports and leisurewear was designed and manufactured there. It all started due to the city becoming a major tourist destination,resulting in an industry that catered to the resort crowd.  It also helped that there was a huge influx […]

By | 2018-03-02T08:59:10-04:00 February 26th, 2018|Fashion, Labels to Look For|18 Comments

Conversation Starters-50s and 60s Novelty Print Skirts

60s novelty print skirt

Today I’d like to share photos of some of my favorite vintage novelty print skirts from the 1950s and 60s.   Novelty prints are also referred to as conversational prints. And it’s pretty obvious why.   It’s guaranteed when wearing something in an eyecatching vintage novelty print  someone is bound to engage you or at least comment on it.  But please don’t fear trying them […]

By | 2018-02-16T10:50:43-04:00 February 13th, 2018|Fashion|12 Comments

A Primer on Checks and Plaids

Molyneaux plaid suit 1966 Molyneaux plaid suit

The checks and plaids trend was hot last year and is still going strong for spring/summer 2018.  And, like every other fashion trend  it is a revival,  since pretty much every decade had its version of a plaid trend.

Frankly, I’ve always loved them.  Plaid and check patterns are timeless. They never really go out of style.  But every […]

By | 2018-02-06T08:39:14-04:00 February 2nd, 2018|Fashion|5 Comments

Major Sale at Blue Velvet Vintage- All Flapper Dresses and Shoes

Flapper dress sale

Lots of good deals going on right now at my site, Blue Velvet Vintage.  My continuing effort to downsize my business mean big savings for everyone!  So now my gorgeous beaded flapper dresses have been discounted 20-30% off, depending on the style.  These are extremely high quality, hand loomed reproductions of 1920s […]

By | 2018-01-11T14:07:33-04:00 January 11th, 2018|Fashion|Comments Off on Major Sale at Blue Velvet Vintage- All Flapper Dresses and Shoes
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