Saturday, December 30, 2006

Gold Vintage Purse

Ooooh, check this out. It's gold, it's sparkly, and it's mine! Found it at this hole in the wall vintage shop for less than $10. It's always the places I never think I'm going to find anything at that I end up getting the most stuff!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Vintage Gloves

Got my first Christmas present last night! A sweet friend of mine got me some gorgeous vintage gloves. I'm guessing they're 1950s, but I could be wrong. Either way I'm so excited, and can't wait to wear them. I've gotta start wearing more of my vintage collection. There's no sense in having all those beautiful dresses just hang in my closet, and this is the perfect time of year to do so. I will post the pics to prove it too.
Hope everyone has a great Christmas!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Ebay Dress of the Day

Love this red 1940's dress, but I still can't find my red vintage dress!
Why is it so hard to find a red one that fits me?
Life is unfair.
And I wanted one for the holidays. I've been looking for months too!
Ok, enough.
I did pick up a bunch of 70's shirts this weekend, if thats any consolation. Really funky, with big collars and crazy patterns. So fun.
Oooh, and I found a bunch of old school baby barrettes, all brand new in packages, so I grabbed those as well.
Last but not least, I found some very lovely gloves.
White, in good condition, with a little flower pattern on them.
Very ladylike.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Vintage Starlet of the Day

The goddess Rita Hayworth. I just watched Cover Girl, which has so much fabulous 40's fashion. Gorgeous suits & hats all over the place. Pure elegance. Not to mention the beautiful dresses.

Vintage Christmas Angel

My precious thrift shop angel. Complete with lights inside her dress. My favorite part of her though is her messy little bleached hair do.

Vintage Dress Finds

Wow, its time for me to post!

Ok, so I've found a ton of new things in the past week.
First the white little mini dress in the photo.
It looks really 60's, Im wondering if it was maybe some kind of unifom?
A little short for a nurses uniform, but the label says "White Cross" so you never know.
Just dont bend over.

Found a tye dyed 60s mini dress.
Super cute.
Also a long, green flower print Hawaiian dress. It's never too early to get ready for summer.
Not to mention a bunch of brand new, vintage white nylons to go with my new dresses.
And just my size.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Dating Vintage Clothing

Found this dress the other day, and it's in perfect condition! Looks like its barely been worn. Anyone have any guesses what year this could be? When I first saw it, I thought it looked very late 50's or early 60's...but maybe its more recent. It's very lightweight, and has some newer stitching inside, so who knows. Anyhow, I love it, but it's not my size like usual.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Ebay Dress of the Day

Wow. I would love to have the dress & matching jacket combo. So elegant! Too bad this one isn't my size. I will be on the lookout.

Green Vintage Style

Is it a jacket or dress, or both? Who knows. The main thing is I bought it! The boots look great, but I think I'm gonna do white tights with chunky black heels. Wow, I am so behind in blogging, I've gotta catch up! So, this was my latest purchase. But there were many more this past week....I will post pics asap!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Hot Pink Vintage Dress

Check out this hot pink vintage dress I recently found. It looks early 60s to me, but I could be wrong. The condition is perfect, I couldnt believe it. It looks like it was never even worn. Unfortunately it was just a little too tight for me...I mean, I could get into it, but I just couldn't move. So I guess I will try and sell it.
More info on my Hot Pink Vintage Dress

Friday, November 17, 2006

Ebay Dress of the Day

This is hot, and yes I would definitely wear it. Square dancing dresses are so underrated! I actually wanted to order this one, but it was the wrong size! With the puff sleeves, the circle skirt, and the matching belt, you can't go wrong.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Vintage Dresses Up for Sale

Well, I finally put some dresses up for sale on Ebay.
Nothing much, but I need to get rid of my ever growing collection. I can barely find my way through my room anymore!
There's a cute leopard print coat as well, which I wanted to keep, but it's too big for me.
I posted a photo of the blue housewife style dress, or maybe its more of a cocktail dress.
Who knows.
Anyhow, I have tons more to put up.
Oh, and for some exciting news, I found 2 pairs of beautiful vintage heels today. One is open toed and the other is closed. They're both gold and they're both gorgeous.
My Ebay dresses

Vintage Platform Shoes

Check these out.
The first thing I thought when I saw these was disco! But I may be way off.
Carol of Dandelion Vintage says they may be from the 1940's. Which would make me even more proud. The older the better.
They're quite beautiful, the detailed little beads are so gorgeous.
These platforms must have got some good use back in the day, but are still in great condition.
So Im thinking of selling them. Unfortunately I have no clue what size they are. I'm thinking they're about a size 6?
Does anyone know how to figure out shoe size? I have no clue. The label probably got worn off decades ago.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Vintage Starlet of the Day

The many shades of Stella Stevens in "The Nutty Professor". What a doll. I think my favorite is the white mini dress, with the matching hair bow of course.

EBay Dress of the Day

Why? Because I won it, and it's sooo cute. Bought it from - OhLaCherie. I just put up a few vintage items for sale so far, not much yet, but hopefully more this weekend. It's just hard to part with the things I love....but they do need good homes, it's a waste to have them just hanging in my closet all lonely.

Monday, October 30, 2006

I Want A Red Dress

I've been looking all over, and I can never find a nice vintage red dress that I like.
I'm hoping to find one before the holiday season, but it seems to be a bit of a challenge.
I can find every other color, I have tons of pink, lots of burgundy, but no red!
So this weekend I found an absolutely adorable crushed velvet, deep red vintage dress.
So gorgeous.
I didnt even bother trying it on, because it looked like it might fit me. At $4, I'll take my chances.
When I got home I put it on right away, except there was one problem, it wouldnt fit over my hips! Which I thought was weird, because I don't have big hips.
So I was disappointed, but whatever, I'll just add it to my collection of things to sell. I went to go throw the reciept in the garbage, but just happened to look at it first....and what does it say? "Kids Dress - $4.00".
Um, yah, I'm smart like that.
In other news, this is a pic of my favorite Ebay Dress of the day. Why, because its red! Though I do think the sunglasses are 100% wrong with the dress. Contrary to popular belief, "boho" sunglasses do not go with everything. Don't even get me started.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Vintage Little Black Mistake

So I met this woman this weekend, a little strange but whatever, she claimed to have a huge collection of vintage dresses she wanted to sell. I went over to her house, and after she blabbed her life story to me I finally got a look at some of the clothing. She did have a ton of stuff, but only a few quality items. She showed me this gorgeous little black dress she had purchased in 1960, and it was adorable. I looked it over quickly and it seemed to be in pretty good shape. The zipper worked fine, there were no holes that I noticed, and it was so cute! She sold it to me for $15, which I thought was pretty good. Anyways, last night I was hanging it up in my bedroom when I noticed a huge stain! How could I not have noticed it before?! It was on the back of the dress, near the bottom, so I guess I just didn't look down that far. It's a really weird stain too, it looks almost's a strange reddish, almost burgundy color against the black. It's not obvious from far away, but up close it looks awful! I tried washing it, but it did nothing. What is this stain?! I've never seen anything like it before! Does anyone have any idea?

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Stunning Gold Vintage Shoes

Forgive me for not posting pictures of my actual finds but my computer has been having major problems the past few weeks, and its really frusterating!
Anyhow, I found some amazing heels. I looked online, and surprisingly I found a picture of almost identical shoes!
The only difference is mine have a lower & wider heel, and they're even prettier.
The other day I walked into this old thrift shop that I had never been to before, and there they were!
I have been looking for a glamourous pair of vintage shoes like this forever!
I'm not sure what year they are, maybe 50s? They're a stunning gold color. So of course I grabbed them and ran up to the till asap.
I didn't even bother trying them on because I would have bought them anyway, this is like art for me!
When I got home I thought, wouldn't that be funny if they actually fit? So I tried them on, and just like Cinderella, they were made for me.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Ebay Dress of the Day

Love this. Obvioulsy it was longer and someone shortened it. Funny cuz I'm in the middle of doing the exact same thing. I found a bright yellow dress almost identical to this green one, but it was floor length. So in order to make it cute and more wearable, I shortened it into a mini dress. Now I just have to finish the hem. Oh, and notice the white shoes in the pic? Where do people find white vintage/vintage looking shoes like that? I've been looking for white forever! I swear it's the hardest color to find. Oh, and I'm still on a search for a crinoline.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Vintage Volume

I decided that I need a crinoline.

I've got all these these vintage 50s day dresses that need a little oomph.
Of course they look nice the way they are....but they could go from absolutely adorable to absolutely STUNNING with a crinoline.
I forgot what a difference it could make.

I remember wearing crinolines when I was a little girl, with shiny maryjanes and a white faux fur coat.
Gotta find some pictures of that!

Anyhow, I will scope out the thrift shops this weekend, and hopefully I can find one!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Vintage Starlet of the Day: Mamie Van Doren

I got bored of Ebay's vintage clothing so I decided to look for real inspiration on a few early starlet websites. I also decided that for today I'm gonna go with Mamie Van Doren as my favorite. She has so many different clothing styles, and everything I saw, I would LOVE to have. I must say, she can pull off the classy and trashy styles quite nicely. This look however, is pure class. That coat & dress - WOW.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

I Don't Discriminate Against Any Decade of Vintage

Though its rare I come across anything from the 80s that I have to have. Until I found this little dress...I couldn't resist. All I know is, my social life better get a whole lot more exciting so I can actually wear some of these dresses out!

To All the Vintage Clothing Sellers

Does anyone else find it hard to part with these items?

My vintage clothing collection is getting ridiculously big, and I have vowed to start selling some of it.
Especially the pieces that aren't my size and I would never wear.
I can't help though, I still want to keep them!
It's like owning a beautiful piece of history, or art...
So my challenge is to keep half, and sell half.
I'm really gonna try...
*sigh* what a dilemma...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Ebay Dress of the Day

Ooooh, ahhhh, I love plaid. Though my version would be with braids and maryjanes for ultra cuteness.

Garage Sale Goodies

Heres some stuff I picked up, and all PINK! I love it. A cute little vintage flower vase, and a sweet little ashtray. Awww.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Garage Sale Dress #1

Ok, here it is!
The gorgeous yellow 50s cocktail gown I found on the weekend!

I think its my favorite...its in perfect condition too. Surprising, I know. I'm always like, "ok, wheres the rips, wheres the stains"...

I always wish I knew who the dress originally belonged to, and what the lady was like, where she bought it, where she wore it.....each vintage piece should come with a book, stating its previous owners and their stories.
It should be a rule.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Ebay Dress of the Day

The new definition of adorable.

Garage Sale Extravaganza

Decided to check out random garage sales this weekend and give the thrift stores a break. Sunday was a flop, but Saturday was my day.
All I have to say is garage sales are so random!!
The 2 that I thought would be really good were full of garbage dumpster leftovers, and the ones that I almost didn't go to were incredible!
Found a beautiful vintage long wool winter coat, with fur trim. The woman I bought it from collected 1950s clothing, and had bought it in England. Luckily for me she was moving to Costa Rica, and getting rid of all her warm clothes.
I also got 3 gorgeous (of course) 50s dresses.
One pink long lacey floor length gown, one yellow knee length cocktail dress, and one cute day dress almost exactly like the photo shown.
I can't wait to wear them.
My best friends wedding is coming up....I think I may wear one of the cocktail dresses, and then go all the way and get my hair done in 50s fashion as well! Somebody s gotta keep syle alive!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Random Vintage-ness

Wow, I haven't posted anything forever! I guess it's because I've been too busy shopping! Ha, yeah right, I wish! More like working.
Anyhow, I have picked up quite a but of randomness from my recent thrifting adventures.
First I found 2 cute, and decent condition Tiki Mugs. How could I say no at 75 cents each?
Next I found a super stylish pair of red cats eye sunglasses, which I have been wanting forever! Finally!
I've had many pairs over the years, but if you're anything like me, well, you either leave them in restaurants or they somehow end up breaking within a month or two.
Now for the clothing.
Found a 60s era long halter neck evening gown, bright pink, with silver sequins that fit me perfect. Fabulously tacky.
Found a white (no stains!) 70s peasant style long gown - gorgeous.
Also found a paisley pattern 60s/70s secretary style dress with a matching belt.
Its becoming so hard to find quality vintage! So I am so proud of my finds!!
I swear, 99% of the clothes I look at are either ripped or stained! Such a waste! Take care of your clothes people!

Friday, September 08, 2006

Vintage Clothing Imposters

Ok, usually I'm quite the vintage snob.

I hate it when new clothes try to look "vintage", because it defeats the whole point!
I want the real thing!

Anyhow, when I saw this new little dress from H&M, I had to give in.
I love it.

No, its not real vintage, but it is unique...and adorable...and it doesn't shout out, "Im trying so hard to look vintage, when deep down Im just trendy crap!"
No, it's more like, "I'm very cute and well made, and just happen to look a little like vintage."

So I approve, and yes, the dress did speak to me.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Have a Cocktail, 50s Style

Speaking of cocktail dresses, hows this for gorgeous? No, I didn't make it, I wish I was that talented though. There's no way I'm gonna dare sew with organza and satin. If I did, the outcome would probably look like some kind of circus/prom queen gone wrong disaster.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

If You Want Something Now, You've Gotta do it Yourself

Another weekend of no luck at the thrift stores!
How could this happen again?
Life can be cruel.

Anyhow, I did pick up some vintage sewing patterns, and they are gorgeous.
Lets just hope I can say the same for the clothes after I make them.

It's been awhile since I've made anything, but the patterns look pretty straight forward.
I bought 3, two of them are for 60s mini dresses, and one is a 50s cocktail dress.

Ooooh yah, I'm excited.
I'll post pics if they turn out!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Back to Online Shopping

Well, I did my usual thrift store rounds this weekend with no luck!
I guess I used up all my good luck in the last 2 months.
Hmm, should I try garage sales next week?
I've just never hit up any quality garage sales before, so I'm kind of skeptical. For clothes anyhow.
I could go back to my usual vintage clothing specialty stores, but they're beyond highway robbery....I swore I would stick to thrift shops after paying such ridiculous prices for years in vintage shops.

Maybe I'll just sit in front of my computer....
I did find this beautiful wrap dress online, so tempting!
I might just have to.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Hippy Dresses

Yep, that's what I'm calling them now because I refuse to use the word "BOHO" anymore.
It's starting to make me sick.
It was understandable a couple years ago, when the bohemian look made comeback and got trendy.
But now?!
Everything is labeled "Boho" because they think it will sell better! I kid you not, today I walked past this totally conservative(and quite boring looking) store, and on the window a big sign read "Boho Fashion".
I started laughing at the idea that these conservative shop owners assumed that by saying the "B" word, it would get trendy people in their store to buy their drabby clothing.
Needless to say the store was empty.
Anyhow, I LOVE hippy dresses, and I saw this one today on Ebay. Only $20!
Well, so far.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Have to Have It

Found this 1950s dark blue dress online tonight.
So simple, yet so gorgeous!
Also found this super cute, red apron style dress. Love the ruffles.

All Things Retro

Wow, I've been productive the last couple days!
Got the cutest pink mini dress(yes, another one) this weekend. I can't believe my luck lately.
Also found this green Hawaiian style 60s little dress with shorts underneath, but it fit really weird.
So I had to leave it hanging on the rack, which was not easy to do.

I know this isn't about clothes, but it fits into the vintage category so whatever.
I've been trying to find a funky starburst clock forever, and I finally found one! Of course its not an actual Howard Miller, but close enough. I'm on a mission to turn my boring contemporary apartment into somewhat of a swanky 50s pad, so I will post my findings as they come!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

EBay Still A Goldmine

I don't get how everyone I talk to says there's no deals on Vintage Clothing on Ebay anymore!
Then I'm looking online and reading all this crap on how prices on vintage clothes on Ebay have sky-rocketed!
Seriously, are these people on crack or just plain lazy?
I'm constantly finding unbelievable bargains on cute vintage stuff, so often that I won't even look some days because I need money to eat!

Anyways, I guess I should be glad these people think this way, so then there will be more sweet deals for me.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Hit or Miss at the VV Boutique

Whats with Value Village?

I swear for months I completely avoided it because it was honestly all junk everytime I went in.
Such a waste of my time.
Then for some reason I decided to give it another chance.
So I went in this past weekend and found not one, but 2 gorgeous sixties mini dresses - in decent condition!
So rare!

So yah, VV is my friend again.

Oh, and I will post the dresses soon...but for now I will leave you with this beauty.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Hittin Up the Shops this Weekend

Wish me luck!!

I'm on a mission this weekend, I need to add some more dresses to my collection.

Gonna check out the smaller thrift shops...

I will post my finds, and hopefully there will be lots!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Ebay Dresses of the Day

Wow, Ebay never ceases to impress me.
If I was on Ebay everyday theres no way I would ever have any money left to pay rent! Theres constantly gorgeous clothes up for sale ALL the time. Bad, Bad, Bad!
Here are my favs of the day.
Pink, Yellow and Red.