Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fall preview #2: Beautiful browns

Here's the second in a set of previews of the fall collection that will be going live in my Etsy shop on Saturday. Leave a comment here, or message me on Facebook or Twitter, to reserve any of these items. You can use coupon code FALL13 for 25% off any purchase of $10 or more throughout September and October - including items already on sale!

Vintage coat: Tan faux leather cropped jacket - $38



Beautiful mushroom-colored cropped faux leather jacket with pleat details on front and plush zip-out lining. Jacket hits at natural waist. Slit pockets at side. Very warm and well-built.

Brand: Avant Garde
Size listed: 13/14
Material: Acrylic, polypropylene
Condition: Excellent vintage condition

Measurements (with garment laid flat):
Shoulders: 15 inches
Chest: 20 inches
Waist: 18 inches
Length: 22 inches

Vintage dress - Young Edwardian floral print peasant dress - $38



This gorgeous brown floral print peasant dress is in excellent condition. Bodie has bronze-colored ribbon details around insets of printed fabrics in three different patterns. Fabric sash is free at the sides to tie in the back. Zipper at rear. Skirt gathered at front. Dolman-style sleeves with elastic cuffs. Ribbon and fabric trim at bottom of skirt matches bodice.

Brand: Young Edwardians by Arpeja
Size listed: 5
Material: Not listed; presumed cotton
Condition: Excellent vintage condition

Measurements (with garment laid flat):
Shoulders, chest free
Waist: 12 inches
Length: 39.5 inches from shoulder to hem.

Vintage dress Tan LL Bean sweater dress - $17



This medium-weight knit sweater dress is khaki with white stripes. Soft, comfortable T-shirt fabric makes this a great transition piece for fall. Bateau neck; lbow-length sleeves; straight skirt, hits below the knee.
Brand: L.L. Bean
Size listed: Small
Material: Polyester/cotton
Condition: Very good vintage condition

Measurements (with garment laid flat):
Shoulders: 12 inches
Chest, waist: 16 inches
Length: 41 inches from shoulder to hem

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Fall preview #1: 1970s chic

Here's the first in a set of previews of the fall collection that will be going live in my Etsy shop on Saturday. Leave a comment here, or message me on Facebook or Twitter, to reserve any of these items. You can use coupon code FALL13 for 25% off any purchase of $10 or more throughout September and October - including items already on sale!

Vintage dress: Ivory and black 1970s
Victorian dress with lace trim - $14



Vintage 1970s dress with deep V neckline trimmed in lace. Small button closure at collar can be fastened to make it a peek-a-boo style neckline. Lace at elastic cuffs. Elastic waistband; accordion-pleated black skirt. Matching black fabric sash. Skirt hits at the knee.

Brand: Jane Baar
Size listed: 12
Material: Synthetic
Condition: Very good vintage condition

Measurements (with garment laid flat):
Shoulders: 14 inches
Chest: 17 inches
Waist: 11 inches (stretches to 16 inches)
Hips free
Length (from waistband to hem): 25 inches

Vintage skirt - Ombre tweed 1970s A-line skirt - $19



This reddish-tan tweed pull-on skirt has ombre stripe detailing at the hem. No label or brand name; fabric is a medium-weight knit, possibly a wool/synthetic blend. Elastic waistband. Hits below the knee. Good vintage condition.

Measurements (with garment laid flat):
Waist: 15 inches (stretches to 21 inches)
Hips: 20 inches
Length: 27 inches

Vintage boots - 1970s slouchy burgundy leather
Hush Puppies high-heeled boots, US 7 - $24



Classic 1970s boots in cordovan leather. Wooden stacked heel and narrow, rounded toe. Average wear to leather; comfortably broken in, with lots of life left in them.

Brand: Hush Puppies
Size: US 7 (fits true to size)
Material: Leather
Condition: Good vintage condition (typical age-related wear; no major stains, rips or flaws)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Hibernation frustration

Happy September! I'm bluffing, I actually don't really enjoy fall and am stressed out about it being September. My journalism class is starting up tomorrow, I am so unprepared, and I've got a hairy couple of weeks at my other, full-time job, as well. And I wish like nothing else that I could just blow it all off and immerse myself in new listings for my shop, because I have so much awesome fall stuff to sell!



So this is to say that I'm skipping the wardrobe challenge this week and probably next. But I do hope to start posting featured listings from my shop here, offering you a chance to reserve items before the listings go live. And you can look for the first of my fall listings starting next week, when I have a blessed few days off work.