Week of July 25 – Road Tripping in Vintage Style
There’s no other feeling like letting loose with a few friends by driving through uncharted territory in search of an adventure. And as many of you know, I’ve been collecting your favorite vintage stores across the country to fuel my dream of a cross-country vintage hunting road trip!
And what better way to celebrate this reality-in-the-making than by sharing some of my favorite vintage pieces gathered from the Etsy shops of vintage sellers across the United States?
Traveling gives us the chance to learn something new about another area while also exposing the people of it to the experiences we have to offer. New sights, sounds and smells … all of which make us appreciate home that much more and give us further insight in to the self we are, too.
I curated 12 vintage pieces inspired by cross country adventures for this week’s Shop Finds page.
Take a look at the picks below for some road-trip inspired finds priced to leave enough room in your vintage wallet for gas money!
[etsyid=72113064:Collecting keepsakes helps build memories to inspire future adventures. Buy 'em vintage now!][etsyid=73102103:Cinched with a belt or worn as a skirt this Hawaiian floral will help you remember the forgotten state.][etsyid=76431544:Spur of the moment pieces are best worn where the wind guides you, or the sequins SHINE!][etsyid=75715668: Skip the iPhone pics, and opt for the timeless treasure of film. You'll never press delete on these shots!][etsyid=78213465:Who needs a swimsuit for this summer vacation when you can wear a playsuit? Double trouble!][etsyid=75781272:From the rest stop to the last stop, you'll stay hydrated in style until you arrive home to a modern Brita!][etsyid=73416617:No need to bother with dry shampoo when you can throw on a sweet little head scarf and GO!][etsyid=78333286:Caution: Not for wallflowers. Fringe brings the fun and fun finds the fringed.] [etsyid=75958440:Vintage suitcases double as sweet schoolbags or better yet, compartments of colorful carrying potential!][etsyid=75052426:A little something to help your modern keys stand out in vintage style between rest stops.][etsyid=73161091:Capped sleeves look pretty and feel light for wherever your inner compass takes you this summer.][etsyid=74329597:Any pair of driving shades just won't do. Command the road with a yellow-tinted perspective.]
Week of July 18 – Vintage Back Yard Tea Party
The peak days of summer leave us hungry for spending time with friends and wanting an excuse to plan parties.
I love letting my imagination run free so that I can feel like a 7-year-old again. As children, everything was possible. There was no “im” in possible!
And that’s how the idea of throwing a vintage themed tea party was born. Channeling your inner child is a good way to reflect and share stories with friends, while remembering to live vivaciously in your current endeavors. It’s also a great way to look at how far you’ve come and grown as a person.
Most would say leave the “dress-up” for the children, but I believe having some of these chic, whimsical pieces will really put you in a Peter Pan mind set, and what’s so bad about “Never Never Land” if you look at the fruits of its pleasure as “always always possible” for you?
I curated 12 ideas with the idea of throwing a chic summer back yard bash in VINTAGE style for this week’s Shop Finds page. Take a look at the picks below for your dress-up party inspiration … tea not included!
[etsyid=70232825:The daintiness of these antique lace gloves will out do even the classiest of heiress'][etsyid=51168612:Keep cool, calm and collected while sipping Earl Grey tea with a splash of creme.][etsyid=77669657:Floral fun that will be the talk of the garden party -- and jealously of the real flowers!][etsyid=76789228:A bit of whimsical elegance will help channel the imaginative aura of the event.][etsyid=69558490:You can't forget to wear your prettiest accessories, especially matching flower earrings and broach.][etsyid=73384239:A bit of lace is perfect for a shady day or to layer with on late summer days with a cool breeze.][etsyid=77689921:Take this clutch from the tea party to the real party! The perfect hand accessory for any basic black dress.][etsyid=63692016:Not your grandmother's set of pearls, but so similar she may be mistake them for a pair she once owned.] [etsyid=77386152:Sun exposure will make a lady glisten, so stay shaded with a straw brim. A bonus bow adds ladylike accents.][etsyid=74963468:Sweetheart cuts along the neckline flatter every body type. Remember to be "sweet" to your many suitor's hearts.][etsyid=26204565:This pretty little sheer & floral "swish" sun dress will have you eating cucumber sandwiches out of its hand.][etsyid=77670432:Opt for chic vintage china when hosting guests. Pretty tea cups and saucers inspire days of beauty!]
In an effort to learn YOUR style tastes, I want to know! Which piece of vintage featured in this week’s Shop Finds was your fav?
Week of July 4 – Vintage for the Beach!
I don’t know about you vintage lovers, but I’ve been craving the truly vintage memory of my summer childhoods: Going to the BEACH!
Growing up, my parents gave me a weekly allowance of about $5 to $10 for doing chores around the house and being on my “best behavior.” And from these weekly allowances, I’d hoard away my money those first few weeks of summer until that long-awaited day we left for a family vacation in the “OC” of the East Coast: Ocean City, Maryland.
At the OC, I wasn’t spending my savings on vintage (alas I was too young to know!) but rather the trinkets of vacationing by the sea, like key chains, stickers, jewelry and of course, lots of salt water taffy!
Today I spend my money at the beach wisely and as we all can relate, mostly toward the expenses of simply staying in a hotel room! But when it comes to planning my “beach wardrobe” this year, I definitely want to consider my vintage options before having to pick up a cheap bikini, bag or beach towel upon my arrival.
Wherever you’re beaching this summer, I’ve got 12 pieces of vintage inspiration for your sun-happy vacation!
[etsyid=77025868:I'd love this chevron print as a bathing suit itself! Wear on beach, boardwalk or with a hot summer boy.][etsyid=75543649:Your mother was right: Keep the sun out of your eyes! This wide-brimmed '40s hat offers chic skincare.][etsyid=75947170:The '80s does '40s with this buttercup beauty of stripes & polka dot mixed that's great for full-figure beach bods.][etsyid=75038203:These crisp white leather huraches can endure the wear & tear of summer as great flats for fall, too. ][etsyid=74538893:White and blue combos flatter the bronzed skin and lightened hair of every summer beach girl.][etsyid=77039556:Full pieces with deep V-necks look hotter than a 2-piece with touches of eye-catching bling chains.][etsyid=71579880:The average towel won't protect you from beach sand burn -- lay down a tribal stripe blanket instead!][etsyid=76290069:The Elton John look of the '60s looks less cheesy with intricate framework and light blue lenses.] [etsyid=76329518:Stay away from leather, which attracts heat. Opt for straw bags to keep your belongings from melting.][etsyid=75271374:Terrycloth rompers should be the new beach cover-up, offering "wicking" material to dry you fast.][etsyid=76306678:Wayfarers be damned, bug eyes be embraced! Especially in tortoise shell rims for daytime glam.][etsyid=74826696:Two-tone wedges in browns and yellows are guaranteed to match any pattern sundress in your closet.]
In an effort to learn YOUR style tastes, I want to know! Which piece of beach-worth vintage featured in this week’s Shop Finds was your fav?