12 posts tagged Fashion
This weekend, I finally got to wear my vintage Elissa of California maxi skirt! I purchased the skirt from eBay seller 2tryhard. Pair it with a chunky sweater or jean jacket for the perfect fall look. I found the same skirt here! Happy shopping!
My most treasured vintage pieces are the ones that were made by my grandfather.
My grandfather, Nick Bueti, was an expert tailor. His career as a tailor began in Italy at the age of 12. In 1938, he moved to America where he continued to refine his craft and in 1952 he opened his own shop in Chappaqua, NY where he worked for 50 years.
To commemorate his birthday, my family and I pulled together a few of the garments he made. My love for these pieces isn’t only because my grandfather made them, but because each garment is meticulously crafted unlike anything you will find in today’s marketplace.
All of the work on these garments was done by hand. From the cutting of each pattern, to the stitching of each button hole, an extraordinary amount of time and care was put into each design. The superior quality of these garments has allowed them to stand the test of time; I can’t wait to wear the wool cognac jacket, that he made for my grandmother in the 1960s, this fall.
My grandfather passed away on March 27, 2012 at the age of 91. My family feels so fortunate to have a little piece of him to hold on to.
Rendezvous Vintage picks of the week are up! For links to these amazing vintage items click here!
I’m sorry skinny jeans, we’re giving you the boot! Seriously, how have we let this unflattering trend continue for so long! If your legs aren’t as long as a giraffe, and your tush isn’t as tight as the girls on the USA Olympic gymnastics team, then this cut of pants probably isn’t for you!
Yet, we’re all wearing them! If anyone can honestly say they’ve had an enjoyable experience trying on these sausage casing like pants without breaking a sweat and/or crashing into a wall, then you let us know!
So let’s put an end to this trend! Bell bottom and boot cut pants are probably the most flattering style on everyone! They’re also the perfect way to add a vintage flare to any outfit!!
Here are some of our favorites for FW2012! Wear them with a cute pair of booties and you’ll be set for fall! Find all the links here!
I constantly find myself lugging around a variety of reusable bags and suddenly my ensemble goes from très chic to derelicte!
On my search, I stumbled upon these adorable vintage shopping bags which will surely enhance your summer style!
See how I’m wearing mine below!
p.s these also make adorable beach bags!
Everyone rejoice! Memorial Day is only two weeks away!!!
Just because you’re on the beach, doesn’t mean you can’t express your style! By adding a few beach friendly accessories such as a hat, sunglasses, or a caftan you can transform your summer look.
Since bags are the trend this week, we will start with beach bags. When searching for one of these summer totes, I look for something that can be easily translated from the beach to the streets! I hope that some of these colorful options will enhance your summer wardrobes!
Yayaya for summer!!!
Soooo maybe vinyl bags aren’t your thing. Don’t worry, I get it. To satisfy the masses, the second installment of the Vintage Bag Blog Post “VBBP” will focus on classic purses.
You will notice that the majority of these bags are vintage Coach. I do not consider myself to be the biggest Coach lover, but I do think their vintage purses are timeless and would be a great addition to any wardrobe. Hopefully some of these finds will satisfy your fancy!
Enjoy loves :)
It’s wedding season! For those of you who don’t know me, I LOVE weddings! I’ve undoubtedly seen every episode of Say Yes To The Dress, twice (New York and Atlanta), and take guilty pleasure watching 16-year-old gypsy travelers masquerade through trailer parks in wedding gowns that not even Barbie c.1987 would wear. While the idea of a wedding is fun to dream about, I do not envy anyone going through the gruesome process of planning one.
Since many of my friends are engaged and because the 2012 wedding season is just beginning, I found this blog post perfectly fitting. While scanning through endless pages of vintage items, I kept noticing tons of gorgeous, unique pieces perfect for engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, brunches, honeymoons and every other event associated with a wedding. I did not include the wedding itself on that list because I’m not sure if I would recommend buying your wedding dress off eBay. However, if you’re going to have seven costume changes, then sure, go for it!
So Mazel Mazel to all of you lovebirds! I hope that some of these great finds will enhance or inspire your big day :)
Ladies, don’t forget, the tailor is your best friend! If you love an item but fear it’s the wrong size, a good tailor can probably help.
Want to take a look for yourself. On eBay, search keywords: Vintage, Wedding, Beaded, Lace, White, Embellished, Crochet, etc.
One great way to enhance any look is to add a vintage belt. Before leaving a vintage store, always check out the belt section because you can usually find a great accessory for a steal!
Looking for a new belt to boost your style? Check out some of the great vintage ones I found on eBay! There were an overwhelming amount of belts to choose from, but here are a few of my faves.
Want to take a look for yourself?? Search keywords: belt, vintage, boho, 70s, 60s…To make the search easier, be sure to refine your search so you don’t get a million results!
Have a great day loves :)
Possibly the most frustrating part about buying clothes online is ensuring that the item(s) you purchase will fit. Usually, when buying from new apparel websites, we are assured that we can return an item if it doesn’t fit. Unfortunately, we do not have the same luxury when it comes to buying clothes off eBay.
In my experience, sellers will not accept returns due to improper fit. The only way you can return an item or receive a discount is if you believe the seller grossly misrepresented the garment.
That being said, here are some helpful tips to ensure that the vintage pieces you purchase online will fit:
- Almost all vintage sellers measure garments laying flat (waist, bust, hips). When you see this, make sure that your measurements are at least the same or a little less than the flat measurements doubled. For example, if the flat waist measurement is 14 inches, then the garment will fit up to a 28 inch waist.
- Length: is usually the length from the top of the shoulder to the hem.
- If the garment is shown on a model, the seller will most likely give you their measurements. Assess how the garment fits on the model, and compare your measurements to theirs for a more accurate fit.
- Always look to see if the garment is “pinned on the model.” Sometimes, to make the fit look better, the seller will pin the item on the model to show how it should fit.
- Buy garments that you can belt. Even if the garment is a little big, it will most likely look great with a cute belt.
- Buy garments that are made from fabrics that give
- Avoid structured garments. I have had the most success with maxi dresses, shift dresses, loose blouses and caftans.
- Last but not least, if you are dying to rock the ill-fitting frock you purchased, find a good tailor and have it altered. Usually, a tailor can alter a garment within reason. However, not even an expert tailor can alter a modern size 16 dress to fit a size 2 woman.