Saturday, February 13, 2010

Swoonsome Finds.............

Lately vintage finds have been quite scarce, although I am looking forward for spring season to dive back into the scene of a treasure hunter…. After finding these photographed finds I still can’t complain for they are swoonsome worthy.

♥ Vintage Schiaparelli Hat

♥ Vintage wooden spool ( I use them as hat stands display – great d├ęcor as well )

♥ Vintage Cole Haan Cognac fringe tassel shoes (going up on etsy-they don’t fit me)

♥ Vintage Wicker handbag ( has Lucite handle, intertwined weaving beaded work)

♥ Vintage Skeleton keys ( I collect & wear them as pendants)

♥ Vintage filigree brooch/pendant (love the patina)

♥ Antique oval frame with sweet roses on porcelain ( made in France )

♥ Vintage Fairy heart necklace ( old silver )

♥ Vintage heart shape trinket box

♥ Vintage lace collar

♥ Vintage teal leather belt

♥ Vintage Etienne Aigner brown cognac shoes

♥ Vintage Etched flower glass footed bowl ( It holds cotton balls on my vanity)

Once I do my last hunt of the week tomorrow then I might decide what will stay home with me forever and what will go in my little etsy or ebay shop cause I realized if I don't start sharing the finds I might need a storage place soon.  Keep on checking both shops for updates! 

Have a lovely day!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Lace Bodice Dress.....

One night while browsing one of my favorite online clothing shops I spotted this dress! I melted and froze at the same time oh yes. Sadly, the money well has been running a little dry these days so off I ran to my local thrift store to quench my fashion craving.

I found two great pieces within ten minutes of picking and pulling. First a navy blue Isaac Mizrahi in amazing condition then a gorgeous former resident of the limited in a cream lace with spaghetti straps made to look like tiny roses.

I flew home very excited about my new finds and began rifling through my wardrobe draws searching for a little cream lace shrug I new to be hiding in there. This was a hand me down given to me by my friend Lee Ann. Then it was off to my accessory vault to pick out this pearl bow brooch and a vintage hat to complete the outfit.

And there you have it. The crave….a $75.00 vintage inspired dress and the cure….a trip to the local thrift and $18.00. Not that there is anything wrong with spending $75.00 on a stunning vintage inspired dress but when the budget is tight we can still satisfy our vintage fashion compulsion.

The outfit:

♥ Isaac Mizrahi Navy blue dress (Thrift store, New with tag!)

♥ Lace shrug ( hand me down from my friend Lee Ann )

♥ Cognac peep toe shoes ( Newport News- couple years old)

♥ Vintage Wicker handbag ( Estate sale last year )

♥ Beaded pearl bow brooch ( Thrifted)

♥ Vintage floral hat ( Estate Sale last year)

♥ Navy blue tights (Target )

Have a great rest of the weekend everyone until next time!