Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Miss Elliette"

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dress- vintage miss elliette, c. 1960s
belt - vintage, c. 1980s
shoes- christian louboutin

if there's one thing our landlord is good for-- its for inadvertently providing "authentic vintage backdrops".  our building hasn't been renovated since around the time this dress was made-- oh, sometime around the early 1960s or so.  so with that in mind i thought it would be nice to take advantage of our low-lit lobby and take some snaps of this dress before going to dinner last weekend.
now about the dress--  it was the collar that initially drew me in of course, and the matching cuffs just sealed the deal.  i just love the swingy chiffon pleats as well, and although  i'm hanging on to this one, in the shop i've got another cocktail dress by the same "miss elliette" label that's got  a similar feminine cut, and just as adorable.  i've learned to scoop up a "miss elliette" as soon as i see it.  they always seem to be so super feminine and classic.  two things i always seem to look for when buying vintage.

Monday, April 16, 2012

♥ Just In! ♥

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you'd be scrolling down for days if i attempted to show all of what's new in the boutique as of late, so instead i'll show you a little variety of the very, very latest. as always, there's something for ladies of all sizes and in all continents (hello australia!), so be sure to take a peek all the vintage goodness that awaits you.
just click on a photo to see all the details :)


Monday, April 9, 2012

Polyester: A Love Affair

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dress- vintage
lilac sheer tights(aka pantyhose:)- hue
platform sandals- franco sarto

i've prob said this before, but a dress with a cute print gets me every time. this one i had on this weekend is one of my favorites--  i've had it for many years now and it never lets me down with its comfort (pockets!) and surprising versatility. and guess what? its made of the fabric that's scorned by many and once loved by all-- good ol' polyester.   
i've found my philosophy on poly has changed over the years.  in high school and my early 20s i thought it was the cat's meow, then i went through a snobby "no-freaking way i'm wearing poly" phase and in the last few years, depending on how cute the dress is, and the weight of the fabric, i've got no problem at all wearing it.  (all poly is definitely not made the same i can tell you that!)  plus, since i can just throw it in the wash, its the perfect  fabric to wear when i want to snuggle with my favorite four-legged monster without worrying about dirty paw prints.  yeah, i'd say a little bit of poly is probably in my wardrobe to stay.

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