Thursday, August 21, 2014

Outfit Post: Baby on the Way!

So, I guess I failed to mention that I am expecting!  Yep, baby number two is set to arrive the first week of January 2015.  Being pregnant has made for a lazy summer, full of tank tops and leggings--lots of loose tops and elastic waistbands.  I had a really rough few weeks, being super nauseous and barely leaving the house, but now I've regained my energy and have been trying to enjoying what's left of summer.

We were excited to be approached by Vintage Maya, and have the opportunity to choose a piece from their website.  If you're not familiar with Vintage Maya, they offer both vintage inspired and modern designs in their carefully curated shop of home decor and women's accessories.  Their focus is "Beauty Love Artistry" and we love the fact that they use work from artisans and independent designers.

They have some pretty amazing things for the home-- from decorative pillows to glassware to bedding (how amazing are some of these duvet covers!?).  But I chose this gorgeous black and gold statement necklace-- a perfect excuse to get a little dressed up after months of yoga pants!  It is the perfect piece of flair for a little black dress.  This necklace has some weight to it--a sign of quality!  And I love the fact that it can be adjusted at the clasp to be worn a bit longer, or more as a choker, as I did here.  Add a messy up-do and some vintage rings and bangles and I was ready to take this 20 week baby bump out of hiding!

necklace: c/o Vintage Maya, dress: American Apparel, rings/bangles: vintage

Needless to say, I am over the moon about adding another little one to our family!  Today we find out the gender.  We'll be sure to keep you posted!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Shop Preview: Fall Transition Shoes

Well, here it is.  My first post of the impending fall season.  I think I almost shed a tear just typing out the word FALL in that title... summer, where did you go??
Luckily we have some cute fall shoes coming to the shop, to soften the blow.

a. brown leather chelsea boots
b. cropped western boots
c. tan slip ons with wooden heel
d. chunky heel mules with buckle
e.  red woven lace up oxfords
f. orange suede lace up oxfords

See anything you like?  Email us at for size and price inquiries, or keep checking the shop for the shoes to go live!


Friday, August 15, 2014

From the Shop: Vintage Weekend Wears

We are currently being spoiled by perfect weather in Virginia and I am not complaining...we are embarking on a little camping trip for one night in the Shenandoahs with our girls, so pleasant days and cool nights are just what we're looking for.  We're also planning to do some thrifting/antiquing and hit up a Peach Festival (my favorite fruit in the world!).  If I could pull this outfit from our closets (and it was all my size), this is what I'd wear this weekend:


I'd probably also top it off with a cute hat or some shades...when the fall comes and temperatures really drop, this would be an amazing look layered with some textured tights and a cozy long sweater!

Happy Friday, friends!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Celebrity Looks for Less: Jessica & Anne

Both these celebrities have a knack for being able to pull off super modern looks and also vintage inspired outfits.  I guess that's why the media has dubbed them both "fashionistas"(I hate that word).  Jessica Alba has turned up on our "Celebrity Looks for Less" posts numerous times and Anne Hathaway surely has made an appearance too. I'm too lazy to check the archives at the moment!

First up, Ms. Alba in a classic silhouette-- simple top with a full skirt and ladylike heels.  Our version features a similar top in a bold shade of bright blue but with a skirt that's a little less tropical.
SHOP: top / heels / skirt

And now we have Anne in another tried and true combination: a comfortable dress layered with a jean jacket.  Our dress is a bit on the longer side but our jacket is as perfectly worn-in as her artificially "distressed" designer version.  

I think these ladies' outfits are proof that people with true "style" can make even the simplest looks appear cool and on-trend.  And our vintage versions certainly stand the test of time!  


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Shop Preview: 70's Dreamin'

1970's is by far my favorite decade for vintage clothing.  I love the more bohemian feeling pieces-- lace, floral prints, denim, leather...

Here are few amazing gems from the 70's that will be coming to the shop this week.

1- Gunne Sax prairie dress with lace up front (size xs-s)
2-  Levi's denim bell bottoms (size l-xl)
3- patchwork patterned swingy top (size m)
4- bib front maxi dress with belled sleeves (size s-m)

Keep on the lookout for these and more to be in the shop this week!


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Shop Preview: The Last of the Summer Dresses

Jayme loves summer while I (Amanda) am a diehard autumn person.  While I'm happy to see September on the horizon, I will miss wearing my favorite sundresses (although in Virginia weather, a lot of them work great with cardigans since it's not officially fall until late October, sometimes later). We took lots of summer dresses to our markets this summer, but we have many they're coming to our online shop! Here is a little preview of some favorites:

Top Row: 1980s Cherry Print Cotton Dress (size M/L) /// 1940s Mustard Plaid Cotton Housedress (Size M) /// 70s Alfred Shaheen Floral Sundress (Size M/L)

Bottom Row: 1970s Swiss Dot and Lace Sundress (Size L/XL) /// 1950s Plaid Cotton Housedress w/ Belt (Size L) /// 1970s Sears Cotton Chevron Sundress (Size M)

If you see something that interests you, let us know! We can get you more details. Most will be around the $25-$35 range.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Our Urban Outfitters Pop Up Shop

Wow, so the Pop Up Shop we did with Urban Outfitters happened almost a month ago!  With transporting loads of merchandise to and from, we didn't even bother to lug around the DSLR camera.  But I still wanted to share some iPhone snaps from the event!  Our 'shop' was set up in a tent outside the store, which we shared with a photographer and jewelry maker (both UO employees).  It was a tough crowd, being in a more rural setting where, I'm sorry to generalize, but people seem to not really "get" vintage.  Always gotta love  the "this stuff is USED?!" comments, and friends giggling together at our more eclectic pieces (not everyone can rock a 1970's Gunne Sax prairie dress...but trust me, there is SOMEONE out there who will fall in love with it and wear it well!!).  Anyway... it was a lot of work.  And a lot of fun.

We were SO thankful to be able to use racks and dress forms from the Urban Outfitters store (that stuff is HEAVY to carry back and forth).  We changed our forms often--to try to attract buyers, and just because it was fun to play dress up. ; )

For the last day, we decided to have a big sale, to liquidate more merchandise.  Buy one item, get one free!  Who could pass that up??

Our kiddos would stop by and visit (and bring snacks!).  They are pretty cute shop girls, right?  Oh, and here I am drawing on the sidewalk to try to get more customers to come our way!

Best part by far?  Hanging out with my sister all day for a couple days! (Day 1, my good friend Sandi was my partner and that was awesome too-- THANK YOU, GIRL!  YOU ARE THE BEST!)

Sadly we went home without finding homes for lots of our best pieces.  I guess that's good news for our online customers though, huh? ; )  We are really making an effort to start listing more consistently and making all our vintage treasures available online for YOU!  



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