Archive for the ‘Spring’ Category
This week we usher in the month of March in a modly mood, despite the disappointing fact that “modly” is not a word. But as the saying goes, rules are made to be broken. We have a monstrous, wildly bureaucratic justice system built on that very notion.
Back to March. You’re not really winter, you’re not really spring, you weird and wily month. We think you will agree, march is a much better verb than it is a noun. That’s why we’re going on a modly march this March. The first installment in our March nod to mod begins with the classic 1960s dress. This week, we curated for you a collection of the most exquisite vintage dresses on eBay, all still up for bid. Click on each image below to see the individual seller’s listing.
Matching neck and cuff ruffs trim this super mod, long-sleeve, Young Edwardian-like party frock. $350 on eBay.
Vintage 1960s color-block knit dress by the iconic Biba. Sailor-style, drop waist ribbed skirt with hip slung belt loops.
Rare, vintage 1960s signed Paganne dress on eBay. $249.99 or make an offer.
Vintage 1960s illusion dress with white net laced over a light tan, rayon slip. $233 on eBay.
Vintage, late-1960s Lilli Ann color-block dress with matching, belted coat. This two-piece dream is constructed in a wool knit, dominated by blue with ivory and mustard suede trim. $199 on eBay.
Vintage 1960s to 1970s shift dress with matching coat. The royal blue, sleeveless dress is edged at the neck and armholes with a paler shade of blue. The double-breasted coat combines the two shades of blue in a great geometric pattern. Label check: Original Design by Gina Teresa, 100% Pure Wool, Made in British Hong Kong. $175 on eBay, or make an offer.
Breathtaking 1960s pearly day dress with an oversized bow neckline and bracelet length sleeves. $175 on eBay, or make an offer.
Mixed-media in space. Vintage 1960s silver dropped-waist party dress with a mini-skirt of fluffy, white feathers. $170 on eBay.
Women’s Wear Daily today featured the amazing Gucci dress below, as seen on the runway for the label’s 2013 spring ready-to-wear collection. When I clicked through to the other photos from the collection, I spotted a throwback trend I’m excited to see coming back: The 1970s-era, post-space age, often monochromatic, tunic pants suit. Very Charlie’s Angels. Very Bianca Jagger. Page down for more on that. I feel a vintage pants suit post coming on. Stay tuned, disco queens.
This week we found ten fantastic spring-hued dresses from the sixties, all up for bid right now on eBay. Click on the images below to see each seller’s listing.
Temps are on the rise in the Americas and we here at the blog are diligently scouring the internet for your new summer wardrobe. This week we found this rad vintage 1970s zigzag mini dress on eBay. This southwestern cutie has a plunging neckline and forgiving elastic waist so it could fit a variety of sizes, depending on how loose (or tight) you like to roll. Current bid on eBay is $15. Click on the images below to see the seller’s listing.
This week we were lured from the usual vintage scene, enticed by some serious spring deals over at shopbop.com. Use the promo code INTHEFAMILY20 at checkout to get 20% off through April 18. Shopbop also offers free 3-day shipping and returns with no minimum order. Below are some of our favorite spring-inspired looks as seen on shopbop this week.
Striped silk Tory Burch blouse with removable neck tie.
Crepe dress with draped cowl overlay by Rachel Roy.
Rachel Roy cropped yellow suit slacks.
A.L.C. viscose and silk wrap dress.
Cosabella sheer stretch-lace boy shorts with scalloped edges. Comes in four spring colors.
Halston Heritage accordion pleated dress.
Gemma inverted facet citrine studs by Marc Jacobs.
Sass and Bide one shoulder dress.
Ribbed jersey maxi dress by Rachel Pally.
Tucker slim fit silk blouse.
Marc Jacobs hot dot bangle.
Monrow crepe maxi dress.
This Week’s Look is still on holiday but we couldn’t resist a quick post for our voracious readers. Anyway, fashion never really takes a vacation, now does it? Or perhaps it does. How else can you explain resort wear?
Now that we have washed our hands of all that holiday hullabaloo we can start getting serious about spring 2012. As we mentioned last year, pleats and pastels and lace will be everywhere come pollen season and I can barely contain the urge to dust off my canary yellow veiled fascinator for brunch. Oh I almost forgot! I now have one in lavender too! Still, we are sensitive to the fact that some of you have been too busy cramming turkey and egg nog down your gullet to shop for vintage accessories. That’s why we’re here, to help you out of the winter doldrums and into something bright and light for spring. To that end, we searched etsy this week to find you some of the prettiest spring-inspired vintage toppers around. Click on each image below to see the actual listing.
Pictured above: A veiled beanie from Jil Sander’s Spring 2012 collection.
Vintage 1960s white pillbox hat with bird cage veil from BasyaBerkman on etsy. $35.
Vintage 1950s veiled ostrich feather hat in peacock blue from hollywoodhats on etsy. $35.
Vintage red veil with flocked mesh from hipandvintage on etsy. $10.
Vintage 1950s blue velvet headband with flocked veil from Flashbax on etsy. $40.
Vintage pastel green winged bird cage veil from HeartlandVintageShop on etsy. $28.99.
Vintage 1960s pale pink pillbox hat with woven veil from BasyaBerkman on etsy. $35.
Vintage cobalt blue veil with velvet bows from musarraandcompany on etsy. $29.99.
Vintage silvery veiled ring hat from Schmoo1515 on etsy. $18.
Vintage 1950s mossy green velvet veiled pillbox hat from BingoBox on etsy. $19.
Vintage 1930s to 1940s baby blue veiled cocktail hat from kumareeboo on etsy. $60.