Friday, May 31, 2013

90's "Hey, I used to wear that!"

When I was in high school in the 90's there was a huge 70's style trend.  I remember my mom saying "Really? I wore stuff just like that!" and I remember saying "Well why didn't you save it for me????"

Now here in 2013 all of the sudden these "kids" are wearing 90's clothes... and I find myself saying "Really? I wore stuff just like that!"   I don't have a daughter, but if I did, I'm sure she'd be asking why I didn't save it for her.

Lots of people out there are looking for 90's "vintage".  Some of the popular searches that brought people to my shop this spring were "Sunflower"  "Grunge boots" and "Overalls".     I refuse to act old and be in disbelief that people are wearing this stuff again so, instead, I'm going to embrace it.

Remember Blossom? This is soooo 90's, especially the sunflower, but the key to wearing vintage is to embrace it and give it a modern spin.  Don't wear too much 90's. Wear a little and give it a modern spin.

Like this cute vintage tee dress from the 90's on ETSY.  Sunflowers with updated styling, cute!

This sunflower sweater shirt was in my shop,  Anthropolotique and it sold very quickly. I still get messages about it. 

Cute 90's dress in my shop right now. So wish it fit me! 

Yes, overalls were huge in the 90's. Yes, Justin Timberlake wore them. Yes, my sister was obsessed with N'Sync.

As I was typing this blog post my last pair of overalls in my shop sold to Australia. This is the second pair in the past week that I've sold to Australia. Maybe there is a global shortage of overalls going on? Start hoarding!  No worries, I have three pairs coming to my shop this week.  

90's Babydoll dress . Add a flannel and combat boots and you are grunge to go. 

Next post is going to be on 90's shoes... get ready:-)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Summer Dress Inspiration

Nothing says summer to me like summer dresses. Carefree, lightweight, easy, airy.... What makes a summer dress even better is when you can throw it in your bag for a quick beach getaway. Summer should be a time for fun and relaxation and your clothes should show it! 

I started following this fabulous lady Shirley in Europe who's effortless vintage style I find very inspiring.  She just recently went on a trip to Greece and posted her summer vintage outfits on Instagram.  Breathtakingly beautiful and chic.  Once you fall in love with her vintage taste, you should head over to her Etsy store singlegreenfemale and see what treasures she is passing on! And before I start I should apologize for the screenshot photos. Instagram doesn't make it easy to share photos (which is probably a good thing), but don't worry I have her blessing to share! 

When she first found this dress I tried to convince her to sell it to me :-)  However I'm glad she kept it because she looks amazing in it! Maybe one day she'll pass it on and you'll have to fight me for it.

This is a dress she "upcycled" by shortening the hem and removing the puffy sleeves. So cute and effortless! 

Well this isn't a summer dress, but it is a vintage look and it's amazing so I had to share.

Be sure to follow her on Instagram or her BLOG. Very inspiring!

Now that you're feeling inspired to get some of your own summer dresses here's a couple that I'm loving right now

This nepolitan shimmer dress  from Anthropologie is very easy and summery looking. 

And here's a 70's maxi dress on Etsy for $45.

 This Rachel Comey Dress is gorgeous! I'm not quite daring enough for cut-outs...

But maybe if the cut-outs were in the back like this yellow dress on Etsy I might go for it :-) $44

At the moment I'm really into button up dresses like this one from Anthro. Just something about the buttons make it's seem so effortless.

Here's a button up facconable dress that's in my shop right now. 

I'll leave you with this amazing Midi Dress  that's in Shirley's shop for an absolute steal at $26.

Good night and happy summer dress shopping! 


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tropical Print - A fresh take on floral!

For the past couple of months I've had a  new obsession when I'm out vintage hunting... tropical floral prints.  Everyone these days is into florals and I love all of them! But I'm finding tropical prints to be a little fresher to me. Maybe it's because I'm dying to get to the islands or maybe it's because I'm from Florida but I can't get enough of them! Hibiscus, Hawaiian prints, Birds of Paradise... they're all a nice break from all of the 90's small muted prints I'm seeing everywhere.

I always look forward to Coachella. I've never been to Coachella but I love to see the street style photos from Coachella every year.  Gets me looking forward to summer! When I checked out some of this year's photos I was so happy to see that I wasn't alone in my love of tropical prints! I highly recommend checking out  Harper Bazaar's Coachella Street Style photos.  Every year they have a great compilation.  In case you don't have time here is some of my favorite tropical looks at Coachella 2013.

Tropical dress! Wish they showed the whole thing!

Tropical shorts. I'm on a hunt for a pair for myself:-)

Tropical maxi skirt! A fresher take on boho! 

AND here is  a couple of tropical looks that I love from Etsy, J Crew and Anthropologie of course!  

Anthropologie's Kahanu Maxi Skirt $148
Would be adorable with a crop top! 

OMG. J Crew has tropical print shorts. I can't figure out where they are online but I need to figure it out soon.

This  mini dress  on Etsy would be perfect with boots or gladiator sandals to keep in modern. Only $24!

This button front maxi skirt is definitely a fun way to brighten up your boho wardrobe!

This skirt is in my shop. I realize I'm biased, but I think it's  the perfect subtle piece to add some tropics to your summer wardrobe! 

And here is two more tropical looks from my shop!