Fashion Fridays 2006

June 08, 2007

Fashion Fridays! Tory Burch Dresses & Vintage 1960's Mod Dresses

Today's Fashion Friday features new dresses by Tory Burch and vintage dresses from the 1960's.
The new and the old dresses both feature bold geometric prints and similar cuts.
Check them out...

Tory Burch black and white geometric print sleeveless "Melanie" dress.
You can purchase this new dress for $365- over at Nordstrom

1960's blue, white and black geometric print dress.
Measurements are 42" Chest, 40" Waist and 44" Hips
The Starting bid on this vintage dress is $9.99 and there are 6 days left on it's sale on eBay

Tory Burch coral and white geometric print long sleeve "Dominique" dress.
You can purchase this new dress for $350- over at Nordstrom

1960's lime green and white gingham dress.
Measurements are 34" Chest, 30" Waist and 38" Hips
The Starting bid on this vintage dress is $12.95 over at Mill Street Vintage on eBay.

Tory Burch floral and lattice print long sleeve "Nerissa" dress.
You can purchase this new dress for $335- over at Nordstrom

1960's white dress with bold black and bright pink abstract floral print.
You can purchase this vintage Mr.Dino dress for $225- over at

December 29, 2006

Fashion Fridays! Marc by Marc Jacobs Velvet Trumpet Skirt

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    Both of these skirts feature embellished details at the hip.
    The skirt pictured at the top is Marc by Marc Jacobs.
    This skirt is made out of light pink velvet and has a beaded and sequined embellished curved detail on the front of either hip.
    You can buy this skirt over at Bluefly for $220-

    The 1950's pencil skirt pictured on the bottom is made out of black velvet.
    This skirt has an embroidered pocket on the right side that is highlighted with rhinestones and pearls.
    The skirt's waist measures 26"
    You can buy this skirt for $70- over at

3.1 Phillip Lim Velvet Skirt

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    Both of these skirts are made out of deep richly colored velvets.
    The skirt pictured at the top is by 3.1 Phillip Lim.
    This skirt is made out of grape velvet and features a grosgrain ribbon at the waist.
    You can buy this skirt over at Net-A-Porter.Com for $395-

    The 1930's skirt pictured on the bottom is made out of navy blue velvet.
    The skirt features four tiers of ruffles on a bias.
    The skirt's waist measures 26"
    You can buy this skirt over at Vintage Martini for $145-

Elie Tahari Velvet Skirt

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    Both of the skirts pictured above are made out of sumptuously soft velvet.
    The skirt pictured at the top is by Elie Tahari.
    This skirt is made out of nut brown velvet and features beaded applique design.
    You can buy this skirt over at Bluefly for $358-

    The vintage skirt pictured on the bottom is made out of a creamy light brown velvet.
    Under the skirt there is a pretty lace crinoline.
    The skirt's waist measures 26"
    You can "Buy It Now" for $155- over at Firefly Vintage Clothing on ebay

December 22, 2006

Fashion Fridays! Anthropologie Turtleneck Dress


    Sweater dresses are a great way to look feminine and stay warm at the same time.
    The cream colored sweater dress pictured above has an early to mid 1960's look to it.
    This Turtleneck Dress is made out of a wool-angora blend and comes with a matching fabric belt.
    You can buy this dress for $168- over at Anthropologie.

Found! Vintage Sweater Dress


    This alluring slate blue wool sweater dress from the 40's will accentuate your feminine form.
    It has a nice high crossed neckline and unique cinched in waist detailing.
    Measurements are: 36-40" Chest, 26-28" Waist and 38-40" Hips
    This dress has a "Buy It Now" price of $59.99 over at BebopaDiva Vintage on ebay.

Spotted! Italian Sweater Dress


    Can't you just imagine Doris Day having worn a dress like this in one of her films!
    This sage green knit wool dress features a unique double turtleneck with cream popping up behind the green.
    The dress was made in Italy and ties at the waist with a matching fabric belt.
    The measurements are: 38" Chest, 36" Waist and 38" Hips
    This dress has a "Buy It Now" price of $59.99 over at Sotto Le Stelle Fashion on ebay.

December 15, 2006

Fashion Fridays! Banana Republic Red Velvet Dress

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    Today I have gathered together new and vintage red evening wear and formals to share with you.
    Red is a great color to make head turns! Whether it be at your office holiday party, Christmas get together or New Year's Eve bash, red will definitely make you stand out in the sea of black dresses.

    The red velvet dress posted at the top is incredibly cute and stylish.
    It has a velvet tie at the waist and a removable tulle underlay.
    You can purchase this dress over at Banana Republic for $168-

    The red vintage velvet dress pictured above was made by Suzy Perette in the 1950's.
    It features a dart fitted bodice and sashes that tie in the back.
    Measurements are 34" Chest and 28" Waist
    You can purchase this dinner dress over at Vintage Martini for $185-


Red Tadashi Silk Dress

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    A striking red silk dress.
    This dress has ruching at the chest, jeweled brooch at the waist and a wonderful tiered skirt.
    You can purchase this Tadashi dress over at Saks Fifth Avenue for $382-

    The red vintage formal pictured above is by Mike Bennet.
    It is made out of red rayon satin and features a white tiered tulle and rayon underskirt.
    The skirt is raised up in the front with a draped piece of fabric that is highlighted by a rhinestone pin.
    Measurements are 32" Chest, 25" Waist and Full Hips
    You can purchase this 1950's formal over at Woodland Farms Antiques and Vintage for $225- (once at the website click on 1950's, go to page index #43-56 and scroll about 3/4 the way down the page to the dress)

St. John Beaded Gown

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    A lovely long red beaded gown.
    This gown has beautiful short sleeves that are slit on the side and close with a button.
    Another very feminine detail is the self tie sash around the empire waist.
    You can purchase this St. John gown over at Neiman Marcus for $2,495-

    The alluring red vintage gown pictured above features a unique halter neck and back strap detail.
    This dress is made out of taffeta faille.
    Measurements are 36" Chest and 26" Waist
    You can purchase this 1940's evening gown over at Vintage Martini for $175-


December 08, 2006

Fashion Fridays! New & Vintage Capelets & Shrugs for the Holidays


    Whether they are sheer and beaded like the ones in this post or velvet, as in the posts below, you can't beat shrugs and capelets for a little extra warmth and lots of added style!
    I love the shrug and everything about the styling of the picture above! It's very romantic!
    The "Sana Bead Trim Cardigan" is made out of silk chiffon and is embellished with crystal beads.
    You can purchase this cardigan for $138- over at Nordstrom


    This lovely 1930's pale green capelet is made up of tiers of silk chiffon.
    The band at the neck is decorated with crystal beads and rhinestones.
    You can purchase this capelet for $950- over at Vintage Textile



Elegant BCBG Max Azria Velvet Capelet


     What an incredibly elegant piece!
    A plush black velvet capelet that ties closed at the neck.
    Currently this BCBG Max Azria capelet is on sale for $87.90 (usually $148-) over at Saks Fifth Avenue


    Dazzling 1940's velvet capelet with silver glitter.
    "Buy It Now" for $85- over at Dorothea's Closet on ebay.

Marc By Marc Jacobs Velvet Shrug


    Marc by Marc Jacobs shrug available in black or a fun color called "grape punch".
    This cropped velvet shrug features a ribbon tie at the front.
    You can purchase this shrug over at Nordstrom for $278-


    Vintage black velvet bolero/shrug has cool stand up collar and rhinestone closure.
    You can "Buy It Now" for $55- over at MsFirecrackers's Vogue Collection on ebay.

December 01, 2006

Fashion Fridays! Leiber Crystal Evening Bag


    The purse pictured above is spectacular!
    It is by Judith Leiber-a handbag design legend!
    Judith Leiber started her own handbag company in 1963 and eventually became renowned for her crystal covered minaudiere.
    The outstanding bag pictured above is made out of black satin and is covered in Austrian crystal.
    Inside of the bag there is a mirror and a coin purse.
    You can purchase this dazzling bag over at Neiman Marcus for $1,995-
    Because of it's Art Deco style purse frame and clasp this Judith Leiber purse reminds me of rhinestone purses from the 1920's.

1920's Rhinestone Purse


    A wonderful small evening purse covered in rhinestones.
    This purse has a "Buy It Now" price of $175- over at Lightofthemoon Perfume - Lady Vanity on ebay.

Vintage Silver Sequin Purse


    This little purse is covered in silver sequins.
    The Starting bid is $14.99 over on ebay

November 24, 2006

Fashion Fridays!

This necklace is made out of vintage plastic buttons, glass beads and wire. You can buy it from sylviavincent on Etsy for $22-

This cute little pocket mirror is made with scottie dog fabric from the 1940's. You can buy this mirror from BeadinNora over on Etsy for $6-

This wild purse is made out of vintage skirt material and features bright applique and buttons. You can buy this purse from TooToo over on Etsy for $29-

This flower brooch is made out of yarn and features new and vintage buttons at the center (as an added bonus you get the really cool hang tag!) You can buy this brooch from icklebird over on Etsy for $10-

This amazing chunky bracelet is full of tiny Cracker Jack toys and various other fun charms. You can buy this bracelet from Revamped Vintage over at Naughty Secretary Club for $250-

This ring features an off white with red and turquoise tree print fabric that is from vintage Japanese kimono fabric. You can buy this ring from tigerlillyshop over on Etsy for $6-

This bracelet is made out of vibrant orange vintage beads and baubles. You can buy this bracelet over at bombalurina over on Etsy for $25-

    Today is known as Black Friday (the busiest shopping day of the year) and as Buy Nothing Day (a day when you are supposed to restrain yourself from consuming).
    I like the idea behind "Buy Nothing Day". But, I feel that something that would be good to do today and year round would be for people to shop from small local businesses, small online businesses and from arts and crafts makers.
    Today I have found an array of accessories that include vintage parts in the making of the final product. Reclaiming something old and turning it into something new is a great idea!
    So, think of buying from an online or local craftsperson or artisan.
    Or see what you can whip up yourself!
    I love taking miscellaneous vintage odds and ends and turning them into something new like jewelry, purses, sculptures, cards, etc...

November 17, 2006

Fashion Fridays! J.Crew Plaid Miniskirt

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    Yet another Fashion Friday devoted to plaid!

    A sweet and sassy little plaid miniskirt!
    This fitted miniskirt is made out of Italian wool plaid fabric
    You can buy this ivory skirt with multicolored plaid tartan over at J.Crew for $98-

    The second skirt is a bold green with navy blue, red and yellow plaid print.
    This vintage miniskirt has never been worn.
    The waist measures 26"
    You can buy this miniskirt for only $20- over at Ballyhoo Vintage Clothing

    The third skirt is made out of a golden yellow, navy blue and red acrylic plaid fabric.
    This vintage miniskirt includes a leather belt.
    The waist measures 30"
    You can buy this never worn miniskirt for $35- over at Ballyhoo Vintage Clothing

Urban Outfitters Plaid Trapeze Jacket

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    A darling red plaid trapeze jacket.
    One of the great details of this jacket is that the rounded collar buttons down.
    You can buy this jacket over at Urban Outfitters for $68-

    The second jacket is tres chic!
    It is made out of a wonderful mint green, plum, rose and teal wool plaid fabric.
    The waist is cinched in with a matching belt.
    This vintage jacket has a starting bid of $24.99 over at Ella Hill on ebay where there are 7 days left on it's sale.

    The third jacket is made out of a lightweight plaid wool.
    It features 3/4 length sleeves and closes with silver buttons.
    The jacket has a 32" Chest.
    The starting bid on this vintage jacket is $9.99 and there are 3 days left on it's sale.


Anthropologie Snips & Snails Trousers

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    I am not a huge fan of pants but, I love these "Snips & Snails Trousers"!
    They are made out of wool blend plaid herringbone fabric.
    Two extra cute details of the pants are the buttons running up the front of the left leg and the velvet belt at the waist.
    You can buy these pants over at Anthropologie for $288-

    The second pair of pants are vintage brown, chartreuse and off white plaid pants by Bobbie Brooks.
    The pants measure 29" Waist, 37" Hips and 26" Inseam
    You can buy these low rise pants over at Vintage Vixen Clothing Co. for $40-

    The third pair of pants are vintage and are made out of 100% wool plaid fabric.
    These pants measure 26" Waist, 38" Hips and 27" Inseam
    You can buy these 60's pants over at Metro Retro on Fashion Dig for $35-

November 10, 2006

Fashion Fridays! Super Cute Trench by Na Na Queen


    This trench coat is incredibly cute!
    It reminds me of vintage coats and dresses from the late 60's and 70's.
    The coat is made out of light weight navy blue cotton and features a red and white star print.
    A neat contrast detail of this trench are the turned up striped cuffs.
    These coats are the perfect thing to wear on a drizzly day!
    The trench pictured above is by Na Na Queen and can be bought over at Onatoko for $44-



Found! Short Blue Trench Coat


    Blue polyester trench coat with white stitching accents.
    The trench closes with buttons and a belt, has adjustable cuffs and two pockets.
    This coat has a current bid of $24.99 over at Meat Market on ebay

1960's Lilli Ann Coat


    A cool coat with a great print!
    This coat is by Lilli Ann and can be bought over at Posh for $385-

November 03, 2006

Fashion Fridays! Abaete Wool Gabardine Minidress


    This minidress was one of five featured in the "Style Expert" section in the November Lucky magazine.
    This dress is very similar in style to the original minidresses from the 1960's.
    A popular detail for minidresses in the 60's was for solid colored dresses to have a stripe of color running down the front and sometimes carried on in the collar and cuffs.
    The grey dress with wide black stripe detailing pictured above is by Abaete.
    This dress is made out of a polyester, wool and elastane blend.
    You can purchase this dress for $295- over at Intermix

Mod Lilli Ann Coat & Dress Set


    A fully lined coat and dress set by Lilli Ann.
    The dress is a white shift with blue trim at the neck.
    The coat is blue with white collar, cuffs and stripe down the front.
    This set has a "Buy It Now" price of $75.99 over at treasures-n-pleasures on ebay.

1960's Vintage Shift Dress


    This 1960's dress is made out of navy blue and white synthetic crepe.
    The measurements are 39" Chest and 41" Hips
    You can find this shift dress over at Vintage Vixen Clothing Co. for $28-

October 20, 2006

Fashion Fridays! Whiting & Davis Mesh Hobo Bag

    The mesh of Whiting & Davis bags if fun to handle and is cool to the touch.
    The Whiting & Davis Mesh Hobo bag pictured above has a fantastic handle that is composed of two large interlocking rings.
    Head over to Nordstrom to purchase this bag for $188-
    And check out the vintage Whiting & Davis purses I have posted below.

Spotted! Super Cute Whiting & Davis Purse


    What a cute purse!
    I love the dual flower plastic closure and the plastic chain link handle!
    You can "Buy It Now" for $125- from Affaire d'Amour Vintage over on ebay

Whiting & Davis Mesh Purse


    This purse's style is casual enough for the daytime.
    You can buy this purse for $105- over at Posh

October 13, 2006

Fashion Fridays! Lucky Brand Jeans Cardigan


    As I was walking home from the grocery store the other day I was lured into the Lucky Brand Jeans store by this cute cardigan.
    I thought that it would be the perfect thing to add a little extra style and warmth this fall and winter. But, alas it is high in wool content. So, I had to forgo it because I am allergic.
    For all the lucky ladies who aren't allergic to wool here is a great sweater for you!
    This cardigan is made out of a black wool/cotton blend and features pink and green accent stitching and colorful floral embroidery on the left side of the chest.
    You can buy this sweater for $88- over at Lucky Brand Jeans

Vintage Italian Mohair Cardigan


    This creamy white mohair cardigan is decorated with pink, orange, yellow and bright green embroidered flowers.
    You can buy this Made In Italy sweater over at Vintage Vixen Clothing Co. for $65-

Vintage Evan Picone Sweater


    A 1960's cream colored cardigan with sweet pink floral embroidery.
    This cardigan is made out of a blend of angora and lambswool.
    The cardigan has a 38" chest and can be bought for $89- over at


October 06, 2006

Fashion Fridays! Missoni Forget Me Not Coat


    This coat has a pattern that is reminiscent of floral pattern coats of the late 50's-early 60's.
    The coat pictured above is by Missoni and is made out of boiled wool.
    One side of the coat features a floral print, the other side has a sort of abstract python print to it.
    This incredibly well made coat can be bought for $3,050- over at Nordstrom

Vintage Neiman Marcus Raincoat


    What a stylish item!
    This coat is made out of oilcloth and is covered in a stunning print of black, yellow and white paisleys.
    The coat is from Neiman Marcus' Trophy Room in the 1960's.
    You can purchase this over at Hurdy Gurdy Man Vintage Clothing & Antiques for $285-

Blue 3/4 Length Sleeve Coat


    This coat is made out of heavy polyester and is fully lined.
    The blue pattern is of abstract dahlias.
    This coat can be bought over at barton & barton for 59.95 British Pounds

September 29, 2006

Fashion Fridays! take-a-hike a-line Anthropologie Dress


    What a beautifully boldly printed dress!   
    I was in Anthropologie the other day and spotted this dress.
    It was a visual pleasure to behold!
    This dress is made out of a silk/wool blend and is covered in a pink and red print of cypress trees.
    You can purchase it over at Anthropologie for $288-


1960's Pineapple Print Dress


    The gigantic pineapple print of this dress is totally over the top!
    This dress is made out of white nylon and was Hand Printed in Italy for Ken Scott.
    The dress has a 38" Chest and 34" Waist.
    You can buy this dress for $325- over at Orlando Vintage on Fashion Dig.

Bright Floral Playsuit


    Cute mod cotton playsuit with bright yellow and green floral pattern.
    The playsuit measures: 40" Chest, 37" Waist and 41" Hips.
    You can purchase this item over at Smoky diva's Vintage Clothing for $37-


September 22, 2006

Fashion Fridays! French Connection Flame Coat


    A well cut and nicley styled coat that is sure to become a staple in your closet.
    This double breasted coat is made out of wool and has definite 60's mod styling to it.
    You can pick this stylish item up over at fcuk:us for $328-
    Below I have posted some vintage 60's coats. Check them out...

Spotted! Fabulous Mod Red Coat


    Fabulous mod red cotton coat with six gold platic buttons on the front.
    The current bid is $14.99 and there are 3 days left on the sale.

Found! Vintage Knit Coat


    This coat is made out of a bright orange/red knit material.
    The coat closes with buttons and features a triple chain draped belt at the front.
    You can "Buy It Now" for $88- over at Magnificent Vintage on ebay.

September 15, 2006

Fashion Fridays! Moschino Cheap & Chic Retro Styled Shoes


    Many designers are revisiting shoe styles from the 1930's and 1940's for their fall collections.
    Designers such as Marc Jacobs and Vivienne Westwood.
    The black open toe pumps pictured above are by Moschino Cheap & Chic.
    These shoes feature cute black fabric bows with white stitching on them.
    You can buy these shoes over at Nordstrom for $475-

Vintage Open Toe Shoes


    Pretty cream mesh and leather pumps.
    These shoes are a size 8 AAAA and can be purchased for $135- over at NYC Vintage on Fashion Dig

1930's Black Silk Oxfords


    These sleek shoes feature a rounded toe and patent leather stripes at the sides.
    You can pick these up over at Vintage Martini for $65-

September 08, 2006

Fashion Fridays! Lace Up Boots


    What a pretty color combo!
    I know that these colors may be intimidating to some. But, for the confident and stylish vintage girl these are the perfect thing to sport with a pencil skirt with kick pleating or put together with long wool shorts and tights.
    The Wine with Tea Pink colored boots pictured above are called the Katrin and can be bought over at John Fluevog for $275-
    For the weak at art these boots also come in Black with Charcoal

1960's Lace Up Boots


    The boots pictured above have a great two tone combo of beige lycra like fabric with chocolate brown faux patent leather detailing.
    These boots lace up the front with brown laces through metal gromits.
    You can pick these boots up over at Lost Horizon Vintage for $310-

Vintage Blue Suede Boots


    Because these boots have such a rich blue color I initially thought that they were made out of velvet.
    But, they aren't. They are made out a gorgeous blue suede and they hail from the 1880's/1890's
    They are in excellent condition and can be bought for $395- over at Woodland Farms Antiques and Vintage

September 01, 2006

Fashion Fridays! Nanette Lepore & L.A.M.B. Plaid Skirts

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    According to fashion magazines such as Teen Vogue plaid is one of the big trends for Fall.
    The fabulous forties styled plaid skirt pictured at the top is by Nanette Lepore.
    I love all of the detailing that this skirt has!
    Details such as the overlapping triangles of fabric underneath the cinched waistline at the front and the inset panels at the sides and back.
    This fabulous skirt is available at Nordstrom for $230-

    The second skirt pictured above is by L.A.M.B.
    This skirt is made out of a red wool tartan fabric and features three buckles along the front side of the skirt.
    The back of the skirt is so sexy with its fitted style and the inverted pleating separated by double buttons.
    You can purchase this skirt over at Nordstrom for $365-

Vintage Plaid Purses

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    The purse pictured at the top is made out of a red, grey and black plaid.
    The oblong shape of this purse is great!
    There are 4 days left on the sale of this purse and the current bid is $21.50 (please note that there is a small hole in the fabric of the purse).

    The second purse pictured is made out of a bright red, yellow and blue plaid fabric.
    A wonderful feature of the purse is the shield like closure at the front.
    The starting bid for this item is $9.99 and there are 3 days left on the sale.

Two Trends In One!


    This piece of clothing combines two of Fall's hottest trends into one item- capes and plaid!
    I like the fact that this is a short cape and that it has a vest style front. These two features make this an easy item to wear!
    This cute little number can be bought for a very reasonable price of $45- over at Glorious Vintage