Wednesday, September 28, 2011

found: vintage Ralph Lauren

1980s/1990s brown leather wingtip heels with silk bows by Ralph Lauren; in the store on October 3rd.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

surprise inside

I was about to donate this 30's cordé bag because of its poor condition, but opened it up, flipped it inside out and found this beautiful embroidered lining! I've got a few ideas...

Friday, September 23, 2011

WEEKEND SPECIAL! 9/24 & 9/25

1950s teal embroidered oaxacan skit set: I've been holding on to this set for a while! The cotton is extremely soft; and the best part is you can wear them together or separately with the potential for three different outfits. This set is on special this weekend (9/24 & 9/25) only for $98. Shop it here!

Monday, September 19, 2011

all in the details; 1980s/1990s billow skirt

I love this skirt. So simple, but the tab waist button closure and the epaulet on the back give it the perfect amount of "extra." Not to mention it is the perfect shade of white. Now available!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

☆ September 19th stock preview

I am thrilled with this update - so many good pieces! All items available tomorrow!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

weekend specials!

New! I've been getting so many unique pieces in stock lately and sometimes find it difficult to incorporate them into the regular Monday collections. So starting today, I will be offering special pieces for a special price, Saturday & Sunday only!

This weekend's special is none other than the 1950s strapless french provence dress I rescued last week. Shop the special here!

Friday, September 16, 2011

found: 1960s L.L. Bean

(well, my mom found this; but gave it to me)

1960s-1970s super huge brown leather travel tote by L.L. Bean. I was going to put it in the store, but my husband has now claimed ownership of it.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Found: another rescue

Found this utterly gorgeous 1950's sweetheart strapless, fall french country printed dress, in the ... where else ... thrift's used halloween costume section. Good thing I made it in time; I hate to think what would have become of it.

Because it is so fitting for the season, this one will be available in the store next week!

Friday, September 9, 2011

before & after

I found this sad 1940's crepe dress in the used Halloween costume section at the thrift store. Its age and beauty were nearly unrecognizable with the major wrinkling, rips and grotesque craft-store lace trim. An hour or two with a seam-ripper, needle & thread and a steamer brought it back to life. Although it is shorter than I prefer for a garment of this age, it was the best I could do to save the length.

Note: why do people get so trim happy? - a similar project.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

stock showcase: shorts-fall transistion

Some short & top pairings for a perfect summer to fall transition. All available here!

Friday, September 2, 2011

✩ September 5th stock preview

The first stock update of September! All items available tomorrow!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

wear together: white on white

Who knew white came in so many shades? Shop the outfits here.