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Twenty-Five Terrific Tunics

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Tunics are so versatile, particularly during the cooler months when you can layer them over pants or leggings as a top, or over thick, opaque tights as a mini dress. This week we have assembled for you a collection of 25 very wearable vintage (or vintage-inspired) tunics, all available on etsy and eBay as of today. Click on each image below to see the seller’s listing.

Vintage 1960s bright red tunic or mini dress on eBay. Current bid $24.99.

Vintage-inspired cotton sateen mini-dress made by seedclothing on etsy. $80.

Vintage 1960s Mondrian-ish, space-age tunic by Vera on eBay. Current bid $16.99.

Vintage 1970s Yves Saint Laurent sweater tunic from ArtifactVintage on etsy. $350.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s Pucci-esque tent tunic on eBay. Current bid $19.99.

Vintage Byblos turtleneck tunic from BlancheandEleganza on etsy. $80.

Vintage 1960s black and metallic gold tunic from aiseirigh on etsy. $88.

Unusual Anna Sui jacket, dress, or tunic – you choose – from OwlVintage on etsy. $155.

Vintage 1960s peacock blue sweater tunic on eBay. Current bid $17.98.

Vintage 1960s Mr. Dino tribal tunic on eBay. Current bid $36.

Vintage 1970s Adolfo for Saks Fifth Avenue leopard print sweater tunic on eBay. $99.

Vintage 1960s double-knit tunic on eBay. Current bid $9.

Vintage 1970s Marimekko op art tunic/dress from worldmarketproductio on etsy. $95.

Vintage 1970s so Charlie’s Angels tunic pants suit on eBay. Current bid $150.

Vintage 1970s belted disco tunic in autumn colors on eBay. Current bid $38.99.

Vintage 1980s or 1990s cotton tunic or mini dress on eBay. Current bid $9.99.

Cotton -t-shirt tunic dress with lace sleeves and Peter Pan collar. Two colors available, made by DressupComeon on etsy. $32 each.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s convertible, belted, disco tunic (can be a skirt too!) on eBay. Current bid $19.

Vintage 1960s, space age, seafoam green, high neck tunic on eBay. Current bid $68.

Vintage 1960s mod tunic or super-mini dress from LucyRayRetro on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1970s wool tunic with metallic trim from retromomo on etsy. $40.

Vintage 1960s hand made tunic from boiledegg on etsy. $120.

Vintage 1960s St. John Knits apple green tunic pants suit from Planetclairevintage on etsy. $92.

Vintage 1960s velvet tunic with bell sleeves from 4birdsvintage on etsy. $95.

Vintage Guy Laroche geometric turtleneck tunic on eBay. Current bid $39.99.

Pony Up

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In the 1970s and 1980s, riding the white pony rarely involved a tack shop. Recalling the the oft labeled ‘era of excess,’ this week we have curated for you a collection of disco and post-disco-era tops for guys and gals, all with equine-themed prints: rodeo, dressage, fantasy-corn, horse and buggy, Godfather, hunt club, Native American, polo, Anheuser-Busch, Jane Austen, Shetland, whatever your horse flavor, these primarily polyester ponies are ready to ride. Click on each image below to see the seller’s listing. Happy trails to you.

Vintage horse print top with back zip and tube cuffs from LostFoundLove on etsy. $22.

Vintage 1970s men’s Givenchy Victorian-themed carriage print button down from antique on etsy. $99.

Vintage 1970s equestrian print shirt dress on eBay. Current bid is $16.50.

Vintage unisex sparkling galloping horses t-shirt from NewmanHall on etsy. $22.

Vintage 1970s red equestrian turtleneck from FASHIONRERUN on etsy. $24.

Vintage 1980s wild horses button down shirt with pearly orange buttons from SecondHandAddiction on etsy. $10.50.

Vintage 1970s polyester lucky horseshoe blouse from BGVintageMart on etsy. $22.15.

Vintage 1970s men’s creamy polyester horse and rider disco shirt from Weirdorama on etsy. $41.

Vintage 1970s stretchy polyester disco blouse with horse landscape print. $18 on eBay.

Vintage Laurel Burch horse sweatshirt with metallic gold border from vivatiger on etsy. $23.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s prancing pony print blouse on eBay. $24.

Vintage Woolrich Native American print blouse from CheekyVintageCloset on etsy. $22.

Vintage 1970s Lady Manhattan sheer castle and horses print blouse from roadtripjournal on etsy. $30.

Vintage 1970s equestrian ribbed knit vest from ProseAndPalaver on etsy. $24.

Vintage silky polyester horse head print blouse from fuzzymama on etsy. $18.

Vintage 1970s horse print blouse from AndHowCowgirl on etsy. $20.

Not disco-era, but great vintage all the same. 1960s men’s riding crop print shirt from bottleblondevintage on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1970s cave drawing horse print shirt on eBay. $26.95

Vintage 1970s men’s nylon horse and bird print shirt from Kasifoundthis on etsy. $16.80.

Vintage unisex polyester button down horse print shirt with brass buttons from sustainablewearable on etsy. $44.99.

Vintage Lingerie at Vintage Prices

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This etsy shop, which specializes in pin up and vintage lingerie, is having a holiday sale right now with everything marked 40% off. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

Vintage 1950s “Je T’aime” balconette bra by Bali from ThedaBaraVintage on etsy. $14.40.

Vintage 1960s tangerine full slip by Vanity Fair from ThedaBaraVintage on etsy. $7.20.

Vintage 1980s lace and nylon jumpsuit from ThedaBaraVintage on etsy. $14.40.

Vintage 1960s full body girdle from ThedaBaraVintage on etsy. $32.20.

Vintage 1960s Frederick’s of Hollywood romper from ThedaBaraVintage on etsy. $10.80.

Written by Verdell

December 1, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Spring Forecast

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Fall is the perfect season to shop for vintage spring dresses since most shoppers have their eyes fixed on cold weather attire. And with popular designers like Marc Jacobs stacking their spring 2012 collections with vintage-inspired dresses like the one below, these silhouettes will be harder to come by once the ice begins to thaw.

This look is not just reminiscent of, it’s a total copy of the disco-era dresses of the 1970s to 1980s; those swingy, polyester, wrap/faux wrap numbers your mom used to wear. Easy on, easy off. You were probably conceived in one of these frocks.

But I’m not knocking Marc Jacobs. I actually love when designers turn to vintage looks because you can get an original for a fraction of the cost of a designer redo. The trick is to stay ahead of the trends and start scanning eBay and etsy in advance. Oh wait. We already did that for you. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

A look from Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 collection.

Vintage 1970s orchid print dress on eBay. $95 or make an offer.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s red floral dress with plunging neckline. Current bid on eBay $16.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s Malibu Media of California day dress from ACollectiveNest on etsy. $30.

Vintage 1970s peacock teal swooshy disco dress from VivaChloe on etsy. $45.

Vintage 1970s dark blue wrap style floral print dress. $20 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s floral print mini dress with neck tie. $69 on eBay.

Vintage 70s blue garden print mini dress. $20 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s orange and blue print mini dress. $59 on eBay.

Vintage 1980s sheer bird and branch floral mini dress. Current bid on eBay $20.50.

Vintage 1970s pink floral print dress with cute micro pleats. $65 on eBay.

Vintage 1980s girls just wanna have fun martini print dress. Current bid on eBay $9.99.

Vintage 1960s floral print day dress. Current bid on eBay $24.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s floral border print dress on eBay. $50 or make an offer.

Vintage 1970s dead stock rose print dress on eBay. $80 (originally $95).

Vintage 1970s to 1980s robin’s egg blue disco dress from Savanteer on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s pleated secretary dress. $40 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s summer party dress with matching belt on eBay. $46 or make an offer.

Vintage 1970s rainbow disco dress from farfromhere on etsy. $30.

Vintage 1970s disco dress with plunging neckline from aristlo on etsy. $33.

Vintage 1970s swingy purple floral print dress. $12 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s last dance disco dress from RadVintager on etsy. $28.

Written by Verdell

October 19, 2011 at 10:42 am

10 Vintage Dresses Under $10

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Simply 10 great vintage dresses for less than $10. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

Vintage 1970s blue plaid Peggy dress, size S-M, from bardotvintage on etsy. $9.99.

Vintage 1960s space age navy blue scooter dress, size L-XL. Current bid $9.99 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s op art geometric print dress, size L-XL. Current bid $9.99 on eBay.

Vintage orangey-red half sleeve turtleneck dress, size M. Current bid .99 cents on eBay.

Vintage 1970s secretary dress, size M/L, on eBay. Current bid .99 cents.

Vintage 1970s tropical floral black palm leaf dress. Current bid $4.99 on eBay.

So Built by Wendy. Vintage 1980s plaid mini-dress from vastlyvintagefrocks on etsy, size smallish. $9.99.

Vintage 1970s Gunne Sax calico dress, size M. Current bid .99 cents on eBay.

Vintage 1970s to early 1980s striped dress from DejaVuExperience on etsy. Size 8-ish. $9.99.

Vintage 1960s floral mini-dress from OhSweetJosephine on etsy. $9.99.

Written by Verdell

August 11, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Vintage Tall Boots in Larger Sizes

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For my sister, who has humongoloid feet (just kidding, just kidding), today we are featuring vintage (and new but vintage-y) knee-high boots in larger sizes for women. I wear size 8.5 to 9, so I tend to look for vintage shoes that measure about 10.25 to 10.50 inches from heel to toe and about 3.25 inches across. The boots listed here today are size 9.5 and larger. As vintage sizing can vary dramatically from modern sizing, don’t go by the size marked, look at the actual measurements. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

My sister’s feet, pictured above left. Look at them. Just look at them. Also, that’s my niece Devyn in the middle and me on the right.

Vintage 1970s merlot suede boots, size 9.5, from digvintageclothing on etsy. $57.

Vintage Bruno Magli crocodile embossed boots, size 39.5, on eBay. Starting bid $90.

Vintage suede buckle boots, size 9.5, on eBay. Starting bid $45.

Vintage 1970’s knee high leather boots, size 10.5, from FreestyleVintageCo on etsy. $55.

Vintage cranberry knee boots, size 40 or 9.5, from stellahsgroove on etsy. $60.

Vintage Italian tan leather boots, size 41, on eBay. $80.

Vintage 1980s gray leather boots, size 10, from 20twentyvintage on etsy. $62.

Vintage 1970s burgundy leather boots, size 10, from DecadesBaltimore on etsy. $60.

Vintage taupe leather knee boots, marked size 10, from shopgoodgrace on etsy. $33.

Vintage 1970s burgundy leather boots, size 9.5 or 40, on eBay. $47.

Vintage 1970s red leather boots, size 11, from Spelfenmeisje on etsy. $38.

Vintage suede flat boots, size 10, from FiregypsyVintage on etsy. $65.

Vintage fur lined moon boots, size 10, from artstylefashion on etsy. $50.

Vintage 1980s Gloria Vanderbilt bisque leather knee boots, size 10, from arabiannight on etsy. $52.

Vintage 1990s burgundy leather boots, size 11, from funkykittyvintage on etsy.

Vintage Westies boots, size 10, from TXvintagebootsshoes on etsy. $55.

Vintage 1960 to 1970s buttery platform boots, size 10, made in Brazil. $400 on eBay, or make an offer.

Vintage Aigner oxblood knee boots, size 9.5, on eBay. $125.

Vintage Italian suede boots, size 9.5, on eBay. $69 or make an offer.

New Twiggy London red suede boots, size 9.5, on eBay. $60.

New cayenne rain galoshes at modcloth.com, size 40. $50.

What Would Mrs. Roper Do?

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Just three days into August, my favorite month of the year, and I’m already feeling a tinge of sadness for the end of summer. Still, as much as I relish the heat and humidity, when the thermometer ascends to triple-digits, my wardrobe inevitably suffers. It’s times like this a girl needs some fashion inspiration to see her through. It’s times like this a girl must ask herself, “What would Mrs. Roper do?”

A sassy and liberated woman of the 70s, Mrs. Roper wouldn’t let the dog days of summer bring her down. She would throw on her finest caftan (or kaftan), sexually harass her neighbors and insult her husband, all with an air of freedom and panache.

Short, long, cinched at the waist or wide open, an airy caftan is the sizzling summer secret to adding a languid air to your ensemble – without sacrificing style. Below are some of the more wearable caftans we found on etsy and eBay this week. Click on each image to see the full listing.

Make your own caftan! Vintage Simplicity 5680 caftan pattern from mbchills on etsy. $15.

Vintage 1960s or 1970s red gold caftan with cinched waist. Current bid $42.95 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s desert princess caftan from charlialana on etsy. $34.

Vintage floral mini caftan from fabledfancy on etsy. $48.

Vintage 1980s Christian Dior caftan from poetryforjane on etsy. $26.

VIntage 1970s plaid maxi caftan from midnightflight on etsy. $30.

Yellow striped batik caftan from EastAsiaHeritage on etsy. $35.

Handmade eco-friendly cotton kimono from ecofriendlybeauty on etsy. $60.

Vintage 1970s or 1980s lilac caftan with floral print from heidihodge on etsy. $26.

Vintage 1970s lion’s head, semi-sheer caftan from renouveauclothing on etsy. $58.

Hand drawn batik caftan from EastAsiaHeritage on etsy. $38.

Vintage 1970s striped tunic from PomPomClothing on etsy. $42.

Vintage 1970s ivory caftan with palm fronds from jantiques on etsy. $38.

Peachy rose short caftan by fivestonesvintage on etsy. $75.

Vintage 1960s pleated Hawaiian caftan on eBay. Buy it Now for $28.73.

1960s or 1970s Alfred Shaheen luxe Grecian caftan by closetcaseVNTG on etsy. $118.

Vintage 1971 abstract kimono-like caftan from ranchqueenvintage on etsy. $120.

Vintage mini caftan on eBay. Buy it Now for $42.

Vintage 1960s pink jersey caftan from luckyvintageseattle. Nice fitted waist so you won’t get lost in it. $165.

Vintage pleated, knee-length caftan from LuvStoneVintage on etsy. $58.

Vintage Hollywood glamour caftan from BoudoirBarbie on etsy. $48.

Vintage metallic rainbow pleated caftan on eBay. Current bid $9.99.

Vintage 1970s embroidered caftan from LoveStreetVintage on etsy. $150.

Vintage flying hearts caftan from FabulousDresses on etsy. $27.99

Vintage 1970s caftan blouse from heidihodge on etsy. $20.