Oct 22, 2010

Noveltly Print of the Day -- Vintage 40's LADIES OF FASHION Black Rayon Dress

If you're used to my novelty-print-of-the-day posts then you know how much I love any kind of lady prints.  The hoop skirt detail is fantastic on this dress! Also, I love how the black background of the dress makes a perfect contrast with those bright colors of white and yellow. Such a gorgeous silhouette on this 1940's beauty, as well.  The 40's must have been such a spectacular time to get dressed up!

For sale by Fabulon.

Oct 21, 2010

Clothes For Keeping Warm

Well, well, well. . . it appears I'll have to start hunting for the shop again soon, as I'm slightly saddened that this is the bulk of the really warm clothing in the shop. We want sweater dresses, right? And sweaters, of course! Big bulky sweaters, and pretty little knit sweaters, and cardigan sweaters, and . . . okay I'm off! Hopefully I'll be updating the shop within the next few days with more WARMTH since we in the upper half of the hemisphere will be needing these for the next. . . wow, 7 months or so. Wish me luck!

Until my next update here's whats available now.

{ Shop Lola }

Oct 20, 2010

Jordache and Boots with Lace


I think I've always owned at least one pair of Jordache jeans and/or cut off shorts. I'm a child of the 80's, and when I'm out and about hunting for my favorite vintage, I am by default looking for names like Gitano, Jordache, Chic, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Bonjour in the jeans department. I find the fit of vintage jeans much more flattering on my figure than most modern jeans. Oh, and I also LOVE that embroidered horse on the Jordache brand!

About the lace and boots: A friend asked me why I wanted to wear "little girl socks" when I had this outfit on, but they are made for my size, and I thought the lacey ruffle with the boots looked pretty.

I'm getting very self-conscious about my legs lately, as I've gained a little weight since last year, but I'm hoping this is the year that the gym (that I'm about to join any day now) kicks my arse! (We'll see.) On that note, I have just recently listed a pair of Jordache jean shorts that I used to wear, but have since grown out of due to the *ahem*  little extra "more to love".

Oh my!  Maybe when I was a little girl I saw this happy lady below and the impression has subconsciously stayed with me. ;) tooooo funny.

Outfit details:
Ruffled Blue blouse - thrifted
chocolate brown cropped sweater top - hand-me-down from my Sis
brown leather belt - thrifted
Jordache high waist jean shorts - thrifted
lacey socks - ebay
brown leather ankle boots - T.J. Maxx
shiny heart necklace - thrifted

Wednesday Wishlist :: The Cardigan Sweater

The cardigan sweater -- the prettiest way to keep warm this fall! I've got a few of them, but plan on buying just a few more because I'd love to experiment with more colors in my wardrobe for this season. Here are some of my favorites below. (All vintage, of course!)

This fuzzy 50's pink grapefruit-colored sweater below combined with a little pencil skirt, tights and heels would make the perfect bombshell outfit.

Love the browns on this one.
Great Lake Outfitters

Love the design on the panels of this.
Shine Boutique

Classic red is always in style.
Loulou's Vintage Fashions

Oscar De La Renta, such a feminine design.
The Gutterflower Gypsy

The Cats Pajamas Vintage

Levi Strauss Would Be Proud!

The single most popular article of clothing ever produced:
Blue Jeans.

Thanks to Levi Strauss we can pull out our fuss-free favorite pair every day if we want to, and nearly half of our outfit is taken care of. I'm delving into the history of fashion these days and really enjoying what I'm learning!

Here we are 137 years after the patent of the copper-riveted "waist overalls" as jeans were once called, and going green for the Levi's company is all about going blue, as in recycling old jeans for insulation! What a grand idea, I love it! Doesn't it look warm?

The label we've all been familiar with since the day we started wearing jeans.

The man himself, on the brink of becoming a millionaire.

Recycled Denim insulation, the best thing that ever happened to worn out jeans.

“I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.” - Yves Saint Laurent

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Oct 19, 2010

Novelty Print of the Day -- Vintage 1950's TRAIN STATION Cotton Full Skirt

This is the BEST! I took my very first train ride when I was 18. Fresh out of high school, it was the beginning of a beautiful introduction to independence and adulthood and I was on my way to visit a friend in Chicago. Initially I was TERRIFIED. But that train ride ended up being amazing, and I met some strangers that I had had really eye-opening conversations with. Since then, I've only been back on a train a handful of times. I'd love to be wearing this skirt for my next trip though! :) I never tire of seeking out these wonderful prints!
For Sale By SunnyCrick.

Oct 18, 2010

Off go the Chartreuse

When I first listed these amazing pants I was having second thoughts about whether or not I should UNlist them because they're so cool. Initially, I had taken the Etsy shop photos of them while they were hanging on a pants hanger, but after thinking about it, (and consulting with my twitter friends) I thought they'd look better on a live model. That's when this outfit was born! I had the idea that I'd load the pant pics on to Etsy afterward, and well, wouldn't you know it, before I even got a chance to do that, they had sold. Understandably so! The color of these captured my attention instantly when I first found them. 
High waist and warm fabric too? Yes, please!

So I'm shipping these pretties off today, but don't worry, I'm not sad about it, because they were actually a tad too big for me and also too long. They were worthy of an outfit post though! 
I love the color chartreuse for fall.

I'm crazy about this blouse. I scored it at a consignment shop for SUCH a great price I couldn't believe it. You'll know why when you see outfit details. ;)
Color always captures my heart.
I really liked the color combination of the entire outfit, and one of my favorite little details about the whole get-up was how the puffy white blouse cuffs stick out of the blazer sleeves. *pretty*
Tree hugger? Yes, I am. :)

Vintage Leather Blazer - thrifted and also in the shop now.
Puffy White Blouse by Vivienne Westwood - Consignment shop
Vintage copper tone shiny belt - thrifted
Vintage Chartreuse High Waist Pants - sold from Lola Vintage
Vintage bare traps wood heels - ebay
Vintage clear & colorful beaded necklace, thrifted

Oct 17, 2010

Autumn Velvet

I'm daydreaming about a fantasy wardrobe for Fall.
If given the chance,
I think I could wear velvet for the entire Autumn season. 
I love the soft and luxurious fabric that is velvet. 
It's nice to touch, nice to look at, and nice to wear, 
especially when it comes in those dark deep colors.
These vintage pieces below just tug at my heart strings. 
*tug *tug *tug.

I think velvet was MADE for the Autumn season.

Do you own a favorite velvet item?

American Archive
Love Charles
Magnificent Vintage
Great Lake Oufitters

I just adore that pumpkin colored dress! Wouldn't that look great to wear for Thanksgiving dinner?
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