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Shop Update- Vintage Summer Dresses

By | 2016-08-25T10:39:39-04:00 August 25th, 2016|Fashion|

While I’ve been away on my buying trip/vacation the gals back at the office have been diligently keeping things running smoothly, including listing some fabulous authentic vintage summer dresses.

Here is a selection of some of my personal favorites.

50s gingham check dressLove the contrasting red details,especially the little ties on the pockets.

1950s black and white gingham check dress with red trim […]

Vintage Fashion Roundup – 3 Cheers for Red White and Blue

By | 2016-07-01T08:49:05-04:00 July 1st, 2016|Fashion|

Since our Independence Day Holiday is coming up and because I happen to love red, white and blue fashion, especially if its vintage,  I thought I’d show you some of my favorite  picks from independent vintage sellers.

 The 1970s was a big era for red, white and blue clothing.  Since 1976 was the year we celebrated our 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, with major events taking place all over the […]

Kentucky Derby Fashion-5 Tips on Creating a Winning Look

By | 2016-05-16T20:39:53-04:00 May 2nd, 2016|Fashion|

The Kentucky Derby, held on the first Saturday of May,  is one of America’s top sporting events. Referred to as “the most exciting two minutes in sports”, its history dates back to the 1800s.   In 1872 a Mr. Meriwether Lewis Clark, attended the famous horse races in England and France. He was so impressed that he returned to the states vowing to create a similar type of race track in in the US, one […]

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My Vintage Style- How to Wear 70s Print Wide Leg Pants

By | 2016-04-07T15:55:33-04:00 April 4th, 2016|Fashion|

Theresa-wearing-1970s-pants

You see them everywhere now, those high waist, wide legged pants, a style very popular back in the 1970s and  in the 30s and 40s as well.   I’ve got a killer pair from the 1940s in a gorgeous silky rayon print fabric that I’ve had  for years and the fabric still looks brand new.  But the older ones are very pricey and hard […]

Fashion Flashbacks-1948 Spring Style Trends

By | 2016-02-29T14:24:52-04:00 February 29th, 2016|Fashion|

Spring styles from the pages of Harper’s Bazaar magazine, February 1948.  You can see that Dior’s fit and flared “New Look” had taken hold in the fashion world.  Fabrics used by designers had beautiful draping. And many of the fabrics used for spring dresses were in printed silky rayons, especially florals, luxurious jerseys and lightweight wools for day and delicate organdies for special occasion.

 

Here’s the 1940s version of the Hoodie!  A lot more glamorous than […]

10 Love-ly Vintage and Retro Finds to Treat Yourself to for Valentine’s Day

By | 2016-02-09T14:41:43-04:00 February 9th, 2016|Gift Ideas|

 

1920s valentines day card copy

There are gazillions of gift guides and articles on what to give loved ones for Valentine’s Day. But why not show yourself some love as well to commemorate the holiday?    After all, you’re pretty important in your life too!   Show yourself some appreciation and treat yourself to something fun and special this week.   A day at the […]

Fashion Flashback- The Year Ahead Style and Color Forecast January 1951

By | 2016-01-23T10:16:21-04:00 January 21st, 2016|Fashion|

Recently I  discovered a pile of mint condition Ladies Home Journals from the 50s at a flea market. Yay! More fun  vintage magazines to add to my ever growing collection. I just can’t seem to resist buying them, even though they are starting to take over my office. If I don’t get this under control I fear I may end up on an episode of  “Hoarders” someday!

Anyway, one of my favorite things about womens’  magazines from […]

Fashion Flashback-New Look Holiday Fashions of 1947

By | 2016-01-21T10:28:44-04:00 December 5th, 2015|Fashion|

When it comes to fashion, every era has its key looks that that particular decade was remembered for. Whether it’s the straight, unstructured silhouettes of the 1920s, figure flattering bias cut styles of  the 30s or the wasp waisted full skirt styles of the 50s,  there is an iconic silhouette that is representative of every era.

But actually, that sort of over simplifies things, as no decade really had one style that was the same from […]

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