Thursday Thrift & Last Day for the Sale!

I was getting worried this week, I didn't find anything this weekend worth buying and i only found 2 things at my favorite place so I made the hubs stop by at a new "antique mall" of sorts. Very cute, lots of mid-century furniture I wanted hard and some very cool lighting. I did manage to find a couple of pieces there and there was another record/clothes/dirty hippie store next door where I found a surprising amount of sweaters and 50s dresses...and LOTS of nos vinyl purses in rainbow colors but they were WAY too spendy for me to grab...which is a shame because if they were a decent price I would've bought them all! Some even had their matching wallets! Ugh can you tell I have not-buyers remorse over those.
Oh well. So here is what I DID buy....
clear polka dot rain coat
knit beaded sheath blouse with beading and sequins (large size)
gorgeous cobalt taffeta party dress with little bows (larger size)
perfect summer cotton skirt (24 in waist)
in fish scale print!
Leslie Fay sheer day dress with the cutest ribbon belt (large size)
egyptian staff cardigan (TAKEN)
purdy velvet ribbon and embroidered flower cardigan
sweetest floral cardigan
crescent bracelet in tritone pink
handmade 40's style cotton dress

solid brass ladies belt buckle with a horsey :D

and I FINALLY got around to photographing the hats

like the lace dress? find it (here)
Don't forget today is the last day to save 25% in my 500 Sales - Sale! So stop by the shop!
And please enter the Giveaway if you haven't yet...it closes on Saturday!

and one more thing, still looking for photo submissions for the "Get the Look" posts I'll be doing weekly.
Here is last week's. Submit them to the email in my profile. I'd love to see what you come up with.

New Goodies from The Witchery Vintage

The Witchery Vintage has added some gorgeous pieces to their shop lately...Which one is your favorite? Here are some of mine.
Sweet Pea pink summer dress...so cute!
gorgeous raspberry and bubble gum maxi with bow detail
love the details on this dress
gorgeous, beaded "peacock" feather bag..totally stunning
the detail on the sleeves is breath taking.
$10 for this beautiful beaded cardigan...$10......TEN DOLLARS...seriously!
The collar on this polka dot dress is too cute!
gorgeous cobalt blue shift & this fur stolle
EEEP one one dress I'm thinking of snagging for myself love the bold leopard print!
Stop by The Witchery Vintage to see all the great new additions.


Summer Mini's with Vintage Hawke

I don't know about where you live, but the weather is finally turning around here. We're getting sunny weather in the 50s and its getting me excited for the summer months. What is everyone's favorite accessory for summer? Legs, of course and what better way to show them than a mini dress/skirt from Vintage Hawke?

How about this shimmering shirt dress?
love the sailor details on this one!
looking for something more "lolita"?
can't believe its still in the shop, the crow print mini
abstract white on back/black on white mini
perfectly pleated mini skirt
adorable white mini dress.

Mini's not your thing? Check out the Vintage Hawke Shop, there are LOTS more item to look at (and I saw some items were on sale!!!)

500 Sales - Sale & Giveaway!

WHOOOHOOO I had two goals to hit and we've hit them both this month. 400 followers here on my blog and 500 sales in my etsy shop! I can't believe i've made it to 500 sales in under two years. I know a lot of other shops have smoked me for sales in less time, but I also work full time so I think I'm doing pretty darn good.
To celebrate my milestone I'm having a 25% off sale through Thursday and something special on Friday..but you'll just have to wait and see. And I'm having a giveaway, like I like to do. ;)
You could win:

this paisley sun dress with pleated skirt and drop waist
has the best colors!
Dress Measurements:
Fits Like: S/M
Dress does have a bit of stretch to the material
this adorable white beret with bow detail from Iron Orchid Vintage

and one of my robot brooches "Charlie"


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How to Enter
Visit My Shop and Iron Orchid Vintage then Comment with your favorite items from our shops, that's easy isn't it!? And who doesn't like browsing for vintage goodies..this is one easy giveaway.
(don't forget your email in your comment!)

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Giveaway Closes Thursday 3/31 at Midnight so get your entries in before then!


Get the Look

This picture floating around on tumblr is perfection.
I commented "why don't we dress like this anymore" then I thought...wait, I can..and you can too. Its a simple, elegant look that anyone can get, you just have to know what to look for.
The key elements that make is outfit work are: the dramatic sweep of the skit with the classic "shirtwaist" style. High quality, matching but not matched accessories (shoes, gloves and a beautiful hat).
Although I believe what the woman is wearing in the photo is a dress, I've found these jackets that will work just as well and be more versatile for your wardrobe.

These are my top 3:
Gorgeous floral silk jacket from Greatest Friend Vintage
This jaw-dropping camel coat from Simplicity is Bliss Vintage
and this gorgeous Lilli Ann (of course) Stitched wool jacket from Fashion House Vintage

You can also try this coat, this coat, this coat or this coat pattern, to make your own.

Now lets focus on the second element of this look, the accessories.

Tailored Shoes:
Key elements to look for: pointed toe (elongates the leg), high quality, simple design..color can be neutral or bold!

My Top 3:
Bold reptile pumps from Prance & Swagger
High quality black pumps from Old Baltimore Vintage
Gorgeous chain detail pumps from sponsor Raleigh Vintage

Also try: these pumps, these pumps, these pumps or these pumps.

Leather Gloves:
Key Elements to watch for: Longer, Leather, Avoid evening gloves (nylon, beaded, opera length) color can be neutral or bold (if you go neutral with the shoe you can go bold with the gloves and vice-versa)
My Top 3:
lovely putty colored gloves from Coral Root
Bone colored gloves from sianuska vintage
Embroidered gloves from corrnucopia
Also Try: These Gloves, These Gloves or These Gloves

The Hat
Its so important to the outfit that this hat be bold and still beautiful. There are so many gorgeous hats out there it may be overwhelming trying to look though them all so look for these key elements: Floral Detail, Full Head Hats (not fasteners or cocktail hats), a brim
remember: It does not have to match your coat.

My Top 3:
Oh, whats this...oh its a gorgeous woven straw hat with wavy brim from my shop
Lovely, simple wool hat with the perfect brim from Poppy Cock Hats
Beautiful navy hat with daisy details from OhTwoVintage
Lots of options here,
Try: This hat, this hat, this hat, this hat or this hat.

And there you have it, you can have that amazing look, any day of the week. If you'd like me to re-create a look for you just send me an email via my profile and I'll see what I can do ;)