Vintage Blue Ball Gown or Party Dress

I was looking for something totally different at the time, but I saw this beautiful gown – vintage of course – and just had to share.

vintage blue gown or party dress available at WTFVintage on Etsy

I love this dress – it’s festive, it’s flattering, it’s affordable – it offers a hint of decolletage without being too heavy handed – it’s just a wonderful dress! And that color is beyond gorgeous.

And the shop, WTF Vintage Womens on Etsy has lots of other goodies on offer.

You’ll love it – check it out!

PS Okay, I have to say it – Kate S., who runs this Etsy shop, lives across the pond. I bet she didn’t even know about WTF, that’s an American colloquialism. Now stop it. It’s a stunning dress and you will love her shop.

Clear Vintage Glass Jewels

Just a peek at some of the clear vintage glass and vintage rhinestone jewels I have available in my Etsy jewelry supplies shop right now.

clear vintage glass and vintage rhinestone jewels in my etsy jewelry supplies shop

I love clear jewels – and I didn’t expect to. I mean, they’re colorless, they must be boring, right? Wrong! They have a lot more sparkle than I ever would have expected – glass cutters know what they’re doing, it turns out 🙂 And since the jewels are clear, they really do go with everything.

This is a win-win. Your jewelry looks good – and you don’t have to agonize over choosing. Just grab it and go.

You save time. You look great. You’ve got a little added sparkle 🙂


PS By the way – and I’m sure this has already occurred to you, if you’re looking for bridal jewelry….. Clear jewels are fabulous for a bride. They add sparkle and light, and they don’t compete with your gown. Like I said, win/win!

Vitrial Rhinestone Jewels – Part Two

And this I thought was very interesting. I posted a couple days ago to show off my pretty vitrail (volcano) pear jewels. And I do love them.

But some of them had bad foil, so I did my usual removal thing (soak in vinegar and salt).

So this is how they look once the foil backing has been removed:

vitrail or volcano pear jewels in my etsy jewelry supplies shop

another view of vitrail or volcano pear jewels in my etsy jewelry supplies shop

Pretty cool, huh?

And yes they’re available in my Etsy jewelry supplies shop.

Vitrial or Volcano Glass Rhinestone Jewels

Vitrail. Volcano. Two interesting names for a gorgeous jewel color combo.

I don’t know for sure where they came up with the names – I suspect they’re copied from a Swarovski color. Daniel Swarovski was an engineering and possibly marketing genius, and certainly his company is at the top of the field, both marketing-wise and quality-wise. A lot of their names have melded into public color names – siam red, for example.

Vitrail or volcano, these are the SAME jewels, with pics taken under different lighting conditions:

vitrail or volcano pear jewels in my etsy jewelry supplies shop

another view of vitrail or volcano pear jewels in my etsy jewelry supplies shop

Sometimes they show purple, green, topaz, pink, coral or tan colors against that deep background. Sometimes they’re almost all green, or blue. Sometimes – well, you get the idea. They’re almost never exactly the same – each piece has tiny differences.

All gorgeous.

One of my favorite Vintage Fashion Shops

I couldn’t resist, I had to go visit Look Again Vintage on Etsy again. Every time I go over there I find some goodies to fall in love with.

I mean, look at these!

Look Again Vintage red wool blazer
Fabulous Red Blazer from Look Again Vintage

Think how that would jazz up your winter wardrobe! Take any neutral – black, gray, navy, brown, winter white – and add this pop of red. It looks great, it has good detailing, it’s major affordable, and did I mention RED? Love love love.

Look Again Vintage open toe tan high heel  pumps
Open-toe, high heeled tan pumps from Look Again Vintage

And did I mention shoes? How important good shoes are? These Garolini open-toed pumps fit my favorite criteria. They’re high heels but not so extreme that they’re guaranteed to be painful – and I’ve worn Garolinis before; they’re well made and usually *more* comfortable than other brands. And, they’re “camel tan” color – which in my book translates as almost “nude” – which means (this is the important part) that unless you are very very pale or very very dark skinned, these are going to be somewhere in the neighborhood of flesh color – and wearing these, your legs just got looking longer.

Plus they look good all year round. Totally.

So right here I’ve highlighted two fabulous finds – and there many many more in this shop. If the shoes are gone, I’m sorry (if they were my size they’d be gone already!) Don’t worry though – she has a great eye for finding deals and quality and it is SO worth visiting.

Look Again Vintage – go visit. Asap.

You’ll thank me!