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Unisex Vintage Vests

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Welcome to part two of our two-part expose’ on vintage vests. As you may recall, part one skewed more toward our feminine demographic, with plans to showcase the masculine end of the vest range in part two. However, as we plowed eBay and etsy for vintage men’s vests and waistcoats, we began to see this as more of a unisex offering. Whatever your genitalia, this week we found something for everyone, including fans of “Back to the Future.” Click on each image below to see the seller’s listing.

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Vintage 1960s goldenrod wool vest from RaleighVintage on etsy. $42.

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Vintage claret wool vest with green satin back from boo3 on etsy. $49.

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Vintage 1930s pinstriped wool vest from allencompany on etsy. $74.

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Vintage plaid Pendleton vest from SuburbanRefitters on etsy. $28.

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Vintage Westernwear wool vest from TheBackOfTheBasement on etsy. $55.

Vintage 1970s mint green tweed vest from wilderalisonon etsy. $43.

Vintage wool sweater vest from samanthabalk on etsy. $34.

Vintage Eddie Bauer tweed vest from StLouisIvy on etsy. $40.

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Vintage 1960s Pendleton wool vest from memoryvintage on etsy. $35.

1930s-style reversible hunting vest by Ralph Lauren. Reverses to cotton canvas. Authentic hunting details. $400 on eBay.

Vintage Bowring Arundel & Co windowpane vest. Made in England. In perfect condition. 100% wool. $118 on eBay.

Hello, Marty McFly. Vintage 1970s to 1980s Eddie Bauer quilted, down vest. $99 on eBay.

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Winter’s Veil

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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.

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January 4, 2012 at 12:47 pm

A Little Biased

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This would be an amazing wedding gown for the bride who wants a glamorous vintage look. And even more stunning is the current bid on eBay; only $56. The auction ends in two days. This is an original 1930s bias cut silk gown with train. The open back is incredible and this cut splendidly whittles the waist. Click on the images below to see the full listing.

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October 23, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Drawn That Way

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I really have a thing for vintage 1930s bias cut Jean Harlow liquid satin gowns. Current bid $39.99 on eBay.

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October 23, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Featured Seller: Nicholettes

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I apologize for my lengthy fashion blogging absence, but things got kind of heavy. My beloved brother Sean passed away suddenly at age 38, which is far too soon for anyone to leave, especially someone as amazing as him. When I left for D.C., and we still had hope that he would recover, I packed just enough to get me through a few days. Those days stretched into two weeks and I eventually found myself shopping for a dress to wear to his funeral.

And a vintage hat of course.

I want to express enormous gratitude to Nicholette Alexander, a wonderful seller on etsy who expedited the veiled hat below to me in D.C. so that I could have it in time for Sean’s funeral.

That said, “Nicholettes” (as she is known on etsy) is my featured seller this week. Similar to the one I purchased from her, Nicholettes has a number of stunning vintage hats (among other great vintage finds) available in her etsy shop right now, many of which come with free hat boxes! Click on each image below to see the full listing.

Vintage cocoa brown birdcage hat from Nicholettes on etsy. $25.

Vintage velveteen feathered stovepipe from Nicholettes on etsy. $45.

Vintage satin-wrapped pillbox from Nicholettes on etsy. $39.

Vintage 1960s mod hat and hat box from Nicholettes on etsy. $42.

Vintage 1960s “Jackie O” polka dot pillbox hat from Nicholettes on etsy. $42.95.

Black and red mini top hat with ostrich feathers from Nicholettes on etsy. $18.

Vintage veiled velvet pillbox hat from Nicholettes on etsy. $29.

Vintage mustard gold fedora with hat box from Nicholettes on etsy. $39.

Vintage velvety pleated cloche with free hat box from Nicholettes on etsy. $42.

Vintage 1960s so mod faux leopard fez from Nicholettes on etsy. $21.

Vintage velour tilt cap with sateen bow from Nicholettes on etsy. $75.

Party Girl

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I sense a dark cloud creeping in the distance. You feel it too, I know. That foreboding sense of doom is the end of summer, and thus, the beginning of the holiday party season.

So you’re going to need a new evening gown. Don’t even think about wearing that one from last year. It’s tired and you know it. Be adventurous. Wear some freaking color you Quaker; it’s winter not a funeral. Or if you do go with black, make sure there are interesting details like lace or beading. Don’t make the accessories do all the work. And have some fun, man. It’s just a dress.

Here are some choice cocktail/evening gowns we found on etsy and eBay this week. Click on each image to see the full listing. Cheers.

Vintage 1960s beaded chiffon gown on eBay. Buy it now for $299 or make an offer.

Vintage 1950s Kelly green evening gown with embroidered rhinestone bodice and structured hips. $268 on etsy.

Hello Marilyn. Vintage 1950s bombshell evening gown. $300 on eBay.

Vintage Bill Blass two-piece, quilted black satin ensemble with caped jacket and shift dress. Current bid on eBay $275.

Red carpet ready. Vintage satiny red gown. $49.95 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s hot pink scalloped formal on eBay. Current bid $149.

Vintage Lord & Taylor strapless sweetheart gown. $49.95 on eBay.

Vintage Lord & Taylor seafoam green cocktail dress and matching coat. Buy it now on eBay for $108 or make an offer.

Classic floor length dress with illusion lace bodice. Vintage 1940s Emma Domb evening gown from PaisleyBabylon on etsy. $298.

Vintage 1950s beaded yellow gown on eBay. Buy it now for $100.

Vintage 1950s pale pink and black flocked hourglass gown. $260 on etsy.

A walking Tiffany’s box. Vintage 1960s sheer aqua dress with chiffon overlay. Buy it now on eBay for $78.

Vintage late 1960s to 1970s handmade beauty queen gown from zoevintageboutique on etsy. $250.

Good Mourning

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It’s a dreary Labor Day holiday weekend here on the blog. My Harold returned to France and I stayed here in Self Pity City. Anyway, I didn’t feel much like shopping, so I found some exquisite mourning gowns on eBay instead. Click on each image to see the full listing.

New with tags black silk Chanel gown on eBay. $1,999.

Vintage Halston one shoulder gown. $594 on eBay.

Black Halston one shoulder gown on eBay. $1,249.

Black Imitation of Christ beaded silk gown on eBay. $600.

Black Jil Sander evening gown on eBay. $833.33.

Vintage black and gold, one shoulder evening gown on eBay. So Sharon Stone in Casino. Starting bid $799.

BCBG black tulle, one shoulder ball gown on eBay. $415 or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s “Jane Justin for Don Sophisticates” black wool day dress. $300 on eBay, or make an offer.