Vintage Hawaiian print maxi dress – great for summer!

And that title really sums it up. Don’t you love this dress? It’s vintage, bright, fun, and did I mention affordable? Yes 🙂

vintage shopping - Hawaiian print maxi dress in size 14 medium to large

I saw this adorable dress at Dynamo Vintage on Etsy, and I am so glad I found this shop! Candice, the shop owner and curator, has a great eye for truly wearable vintage fashion. She gives good clear pics and detailed info – just what you need to make online purchases. On this dress for instance, she shows us the tag size (14! not size 2! Yay!) – but she also gives dimensions in inches, as well as fabric content, where it was made, what sort of closure it has (zipper).

And her model pics show how I’d be wearing this. Add some sunglasses – okay, maybe some killer earrings or bangles – a pair of comfy sandals – and I’d take on the world.

You could wear this dress anyiwhere – and look great. That’s what fashion does – when it works.

This dress works!

Vintage pink prom dress or bridesmaid dress – size 16 – on Sale!

This is a fantastic dress, when you want something festive, formal, feminine – yet modest. Seriously, take a look!

vintage pink prom dress...size 16...on sale

size 16 vintage prom dress...full length picture

Yes, the dress needs to be pressed. So? It is SUCH a great deal (see below!) – and such a great dress – that having to iron it? Not even a problem. Look at that sequin detail, and the lovely neckline, and the flattering waist. And it’s a size 16 – not a size 2! Yes. Love!

I found this wonderful dress over at Well Worn Wardrobe, a vintage boutique on Etsy. The shop owner, Lonita, has some terrific finds, clear pics, and she gives the detailed info you need to make an online purchase. And her current sale goodies – fabulous!

This prom dress, this lovely garment, is on sale for $14.97 plus shipping – I am not kidding! You really need to go visit her shop and find those special buys you’ve been looking for. You will totally thank me!

Prom dress. Party dress. Bridesmaid dress. This dress WORKS.

Vintage rayon sundress…for Spring 2017

I know, I’m jumping the gun a little here. But it’s gray and cold outside, and I’m thinking about warm weather, and spring, and pretty dresses. Like this one 🙂

vintage green rayon sundress

This is just the kind of dress I love for summer. Or spring, with a cardigan maybe. Toss it on, add some sandals or pretty high heels, maybe some earrings – I know where you can find some great earring jewels 😉

You know what I mean – you’re dressed, you look great, and it was easy. Also inexpensive! I found this darling dress at Sunshine Scene on Etsy. Darlene, the shop owner, has some wonderful summery dresses, and she’s going to be expanding her shop – you definitely want to check it out! And this dress, this lovely vintage dress? Costs $25 plus shipping!

Pretty. Summer. Dresses. Great prices. You know you’re going to love it!

Black patent vintage high heels

I was revisiting one of my favorite vintage boutiques on Etsy, Joules Jewels Vintage – oh my I love that shop! And among all the new goodies I found, Jillian is offering these adorable shoes:

black patent leather vintage high heels


And why do I love this shop, you’re asking? (Actually you already halfway know, because you are seeing these shoes.) Well! Her pics are clear and contain the info you need to shop wisely, her prices are fair, her reviews are terrific, and honestly, it’s just FUN to shop there!

And. Those shoes. Really that’s all I need to say.

I haven’t even mentioned yet, the tan leather boots she’s got that oh I wish were my size, and the adorable piggy bank, and the actual Givenchy dress that you just have to see! This is why vintage is so much fun.

This is why we love it.

Vintage suede and faux fur boots

Now this is the best example in the world for why we love vintage. It’s snowing outside, it’s cold, it’s going to be Red Alert Winter for a while, you know?

We want to be warm, and safe (non-skid boots!) – but we also want to look great. And we want our stuff to be special, and a little bit unique if possible, and fun. Fun is important. So! Look at these fabulous boots.

vintage suede and faux fur boots

Are those not wonderful? And they are only $35.00 plus shipping! Trust me, if they were my size, I would be showing you a different item, because these would be already sold. I found them at LesSoeursVintage, a wonderful vintage boutique on Etsy. You really and truly want to go shopping there.

Even after Christmas. You deserve a little goodie for yourself. Like the vintage floor length black dress, or the vintage 1950s Bestform lace-up corset, I’m serious, you have to see it!

Do you get the idea that this could become your favorite vintage shop? Yes. You’re welcome.

And a merry Christmas to you, too 😉

Vintage festival dress, party dress, wedding dress

I found this darling dress while doing a search for “hippie dress”. Now I don’t really consider myself a hippie, or the dresses I love as ‘hippie’ – but comfortable, pretty, flowing dresses are labeled that way right now. So just go with it. This is now officially a ‘hippie dress’.

vintage yellow wedding dress ... festival dress ... party dress

I also think it would be wonderful for a spring wedding dress, or party dress over the holidays (maybe not in the frigid north, but still) – or just a garden dress. Or wear it the way the shop intended – as a “festival dress”. I’d love to go to that festival 😉

I found it at Yellow Bee Vintage, a sweet vintage boutique on Etsy. Nicci, the shop owner, has a terrific eye for value – she has great items, she gives good pics, and includes the detailed info you need to make an online purchase. Not to mention, just as an example, an ivory organza 1950s wedding gown with ruched sleeves for $169.00, I am NOT kidding, and a pair of beaded white wedding gloves for $25.00. You need to check out this shop!

Oh. Did I mention the lovely yellow festival dress is $38.00? Nice little detail there. Now seriously: go shopping. You’ll thank me!

Vintage Caressa Blue Pumps

You were wondering why I love vintage? (Actually you probably weren’t, because you already know how wonderful vintage is). Well these gorgeous pumps give you one fabulous reason.

vintage electric blue leather pumps by Caressa

Now that is a pair of shoes you can be proud to wear. They’re Caressa – I’ve worn that brand – I’ve paid FULL PRICE for that brand! And here they are, in great shape, wearable, beautiful, feminine, and unique. This is why we love vintage: Because we are special and unusual and our stuff should be too. Isn’t that simple?

I found these lovelies at Rocky Mountain Retro , a vintage boutique on Etsy. Lin, the shop owner, has a great eye – and she’s smart enough to give clear pics, including potential issues, so you have the accurate info you need to buy online. It doesn’t hurt that her prices are attractive, too!

Seriously. Electric blue leather pumps that look like these – for $28.00 plus shipping? I’m in love. Not to mention some killer black riding boots, a fringed poncho you will adore, and some truly outrageous sweaters 🙂

Go shopping. You will thank me 🙂

Vintage 1970s Brown Boots

Here’s a great example of why we love vintage – brown leather and suede, faux shearling, totally fab boots:

vintage brown suede and leather boots

You know that brown is one of the important colors this fall. And these are GOOD boots. Probably better made than their brand-new counterparts (certainly for the uber reasonable price of $74 plus shipping). And they’re distinctive enough that you aren’t going to see them everywhere you go. I’d wear them with jeans, with dresses, with skirts – but honestly they are just made to go with a short skirt. Okay, plus tights – it’ll be winter soon.

Make that a very short skirt. You know you’ll look great!

I found this treasure at Starlet Vintage, a darling vintage boutique on Etsy. Joanne, the shop owner/curator, has a great eye – and she gives you the detailed info and clear pics you need to make a good buying decision.

Go there. You’ll thank me. And if these boots are your size? I think you’re going to be a very happy shopper. This is a win!

Vintage Top and Skirt Set, and Wowza!

Now this is a killer outfit! This hot little number is a top and skirt set, 1960s vintage, good for year-round wear (okay, maybe not the hottest summer days, but otherwise). Plus size for curvy girls. And it will take you ANYWHERE.

vintage blue plus size top and skirt set

Wear it as shown with black pumps, or tights and boots. Wear it with flip-flops. Wear it with pearls, or not. It’ll look good day or night 🙂

I found this star at Luvsick Vintage and you totally want to go there. The shop owner, Britteny, gives you good clear pics and the info you need to make smart online purchases.

And this outfit is ON SALE even! There’s a flaw on the top, you can see it in her last pic. You’ll want to (1) wear a scarf which of course would be great anyway, or (2) wear a jacket (business professional stuff), or (3) ignore it because mostly people won’t even notice. When you’re wearing this, you think they’re looking at a snag in the fabric? Yeah, not so much. They’re looking at you 🙂

Like I said, anywhere anytime, this will work for you. You need this outfit!

Vintage Boho Summer Dress

You know I love vintage clothing – it’s ecologically smart, which is great – but honestly, it’s mostly that I’m selfish. I love finding things that are unique, usually well made, and just little bit more fun than the stuff you usually find in Macy’s or Kohl’s.

For example, this fun and fabulous summer dress:

vintage boho summer dress from Venelle on Etsy

You see what I mean? Look at the detailing at the neck and armhole. And that clever diagonal print! The dress looks cool and comfy (and cotton, which is great). It’s got its own style – you don’t have to DO a lot, if you know what I mean. You could dress it up – a fitted jacket, nipped in at the waist, or just a pretty cardigan). A great pair of heels. It could go to work, to your inlaws, or to dinner.

But most of all? I’d love it casual. Toss this baby on, add a big pair of hoop earrings, maybe a stack of bangles, bare sandals, and go all day. And look good.

I found this sweet dress at Venelle on Etsy. Sophie, the owner/curator, has some fab finds and a great eye. Even with international shipping (I’m in the U.S., Venelle’s in the UK) her items are really affordable. Go shopping, figure a couple or three weeks for shipping, and have fun!

Did I mention how much I love vintage? Yes!