Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sneak peek: Mini holiday baby/toddler collection

Confession time: I have been squirrelling away vintage baby and toddler clothes for a long time now, waiting to amass a proper amount and trying to find the right time to launch this addition to my Etsy shop. I did some inventory a few months ago and decided that I am going to debut the full collection in the spring in advance of Easter. But there were a few items that were just TOO perfect for the Christmas holidays, so ... I'm putting them up in my shop this weekend.

Here is a sneak peek of the five cutest, most adorable little things you ever saw, all priced reasonably enough that you can get one for your favorite little cherub without breaking the bank. Leave a comment here or on Facebook to reserve any of these listings, which will go live on Black Friday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Fritz shorts suit | $12

Cindy T-shirt | $5

Emmeline coat | $12

Mackenzie sweater | $10

Bobby overalls | $8

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Shop update

My stock has been dwindling a little bit as sales have picked up (yay!) and I haven't been able to keep up with new listings. BUT, the things I have listed lately are some of the best finds I've had in a long time. Here are a few highlights:
Pewter + bronze bias stripe shift
The stripe pattern and details of this simple, elegant shift caught my eye on the rack at my local thrift store, and when I took a closer look, I was amazed to see that it was vintage. To me, it looks completely contemporary and chic, not in the least bit dated. I adore the deep hem and cuffs (which have a zipper closure for a snug fit - what a great detail), and think this would just look so perfect with tights and boots. It's in pretty good condition, with the only flaw I noted being a few small rust spots. Link to the listing is in the caption. 

Maroon oxford pumps
Sometimes I agonize over buying items at the thrift store if the price is a little bit high. I'll walk away, and come back, or just make a mental note to check again when they're on sale. Not these babies. I barely glanced at the price, because the moment I saw them, I knew they were too perfect to pass up. I'm a huge fan of oxford pumps, and to my eye, these have the most perfect vamp, not to mention I'm a sucker for anything maroon/burgundy/oxblood. The leather is the perfect combination of soft and sturdy, and the heels + soles are in great shape. A real treasure. 

Orange / white Creamsicle shift
Another dress that I leaped at, this beauty is such a great example of how simple design + thoughtful details can make a garment shine. The color combo of cream and deep, bright orange complements the geometric lines of the bodice darts, pocket flaps and deep center pleat. Perfection. 

I have lots more goodies to unearth from my last few buying sprees, including an amazing psychedelic print blouse. Stay tuned!