Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wedding Wednesday

Today's Wedding Wednesday post is a roundup of
some of the prettiest vintage wedding dresses on Etsy.

1950's Priscilla of Boston from The Vintage Mistress

Edwardian Tea Gown from Coral Vintage

1960's Ballerina Wedding Frock from Rococo Vintage

Early 1900's Lawn Dress from Honey Talk Vintage

1960's Floral Gown from Dear Golden

1920's Silk Dress from Fab Gabs

1930's Lace Frock from Concetta's Closet

1940's Blouse & Skirt Set from Allen Company

& one from Bohemian Bisoux too....
1960s Embroidered Gown in our shop

Friday, October 5, 2012

Girls in BBV Oct. 5th

Meet the gorgeous Crystal of the Billie Jean blog.
I am so thrilled to be a sponsor! 
Her outfits are gorgeous & her posts are always inspiring 
(& don't you love the logo?!)

Below, sporting a pair of 50's Spalding saddle shoes from the shop

Image courtesy of the Billie Jean blog

Shop Sale!

Oct 5th-Oct 8th
Discounts have been applied to the current prices.
Visit the shop & pick out something pretty!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pretty Shop Pairings - Mad Men Cinderella

Worthy of an early sixties Cinderella.  

"The Ava" late 50's/early 60's cocktail dress
"The Garbo" 30's enamel bird pin
"The Estelle" 30's silver gilded heels

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wedding Wednesday

Spotlight today is on one of my very favorite wedding dresses in the shop.

A vintage 1930's ivory satin gown with
puffed sleeves, golden velvet bows, & teeny beads on the bodice.

 Wouldn't this gown look smashing with these, this & those?

Monday, October 1, 2012

Can't Help Falling in Love...

The most recent shop shoe update was rather difficult for me. 
I know other vintage shop owners can identify with this- 
I wear an 8.5/9 medium in shoes
& finding vintage footwear in that size isn't as simple as finding shoes in sizes 5/6/7.
When I do find a pair in my size, I have the tendency to hoard. 

I wrote up the listing for these 40's babydoll pumps, 
& while doing so,
I made the mistake of wearing the shoes. 
I fell in love.

So they've sat in my drafted listings for the past two days. 
When I looked in my closet again,
I came to terms with the fact that I can't possibly fit one more pair of shoes-
(regardless of how fantastically 40's & red & well fitting they are)
in the shop they go!

It's hard not to be greedy with vintage, I tell you!

You can see them here

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wedding Wednesday

I am so pleased to share photos of another bride wearing Bohemian Bisoux Vintage, 
as featured on The Polka Dot Bride 
& photographed by Brown Paper Parcel Photography 
in Australia. 

The Original "Helena" 50's Dress

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Swapping Dresses

A vintage buddy suggested that we swap dresses & of course I was game.
Getting something in the mail? Excellent.
Something vintage & in my size for that matter? Even better.
We decided on swapping 30's dresses & lace party dresses & I am just thrilled.

We're having a bout of odd weather today- 
balmy, dewy & sunny with the rumble of thunder in the clouds .
So, today's outfit is a mish-mash of the seasons. 
Not quite summer, not quite autumn.

30's Dress: swapped from Ariel via Simplicity is Bliss Vintage | Knee High Boots: Dolce Vita 
Floppy Felt Hat: thrifted | 50's Gold Bracelet: antique mall

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Girls in BBV Sept. 23rd

A little more of Nicole from Fashion Forestry.
Will I ever tire of her fantastic style?
Highly unlikely. 

Featuring a 50's lace cocktail dress & a pink satin bed jacket from the shop.

Hope you're having a lovely Sunday, darlings!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wedding Wednesday

I met a bride named Allison a few months back who wanted to marry her sweetheart in vintage.
She purchased a 1930's gown with a massive skirt & sweet braided details
& added her own lace panel to the back (which I absolutely adore!)

She looked beyond marvelous.
& that parasol?

The original "Daisie" dress in the shop

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Shop My Closet

Hello kittens!
My closet is packed to the brim. 
It's time to purge!

Free People Dolman Sweater

I've listed 25 items on eBay
Many are vintage inspired, but newly crafted & purchased within the past 5 years. 
All bids start under $20 with Buy It Now prices available, too. 

Anthropologie Leifsdottir Pencil Skirt

& bonus?
All items ship free within the US!

Forever 21 Tulle Babydoll Dress

You can see the entire collection here

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pretty Shop Pairings - Deep Purple

I would love to see a vintage bombshell don 
this purple wool suit, reptile heels & dainty ballerina brooches.
The shoes & dress are about *this* close to fitting me properly,
so as you may have guessed I've been thinking about this sort of outfit for some time.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wedding Wednesday

Wednesdays on the blog will now affectionately be devoted to all things 

To kick things off, let's take a peek at one of my favorite vintage wedding dresses in the shop.

Meet Camille

She's from the late 30's/early 40's & is an absolute babe.
Delicate details like peek-a-boo lace panels, buttons up the side & puffed sleeves
lend to an utterly romantic look. 

In my mind, the bride who wears this dress would have a ring like this:
Photo by SITFineJewelry on Etsy

a veil similar to this:
Photo by Twigs & Honey on Etsy

& a bouquet of these:
Photo by TheCrimsonPoppy on Etsy

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Coming to the Shop

A little something special for September-
coming to the shop are 20 vintage pieces from the 40's-60's,
from 50's novelty fabric to a 40's mint cake carrier.

Just a few trinkets to accompany the pretty dresses &
hats making their way into the shop this month :)

The collection will debut over the weekend!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Les Ballets

This July, I made the decision to cut off 10" of my hair.
It's been a fun adventure figuring out how to curl/tease/dry/pin short hair.
I attempted a ballerina bun today.
 Instead of being able to wrap the hair around a pony several times,
I found myself pinning little sections under. 
& I may or may not have mumbled words a sailor would fancy as I tried to do so.

I followed this tutorial
& wore NARS matte lip in Dragon Girl

Pretty Shop Pairings - Silver Lining

Wouldn't these three be great worn together?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Girls in BBV Sept. 5th

Meet one of my very favorite girls who wears vintage, Nicole of Fashion Forestry

Pictured above wearing a 30's cotton dress from the shop.
I can't get enough of her pairings- 
she is truly a genius when it comes to putting together an outfit.