Monday, December 13, 2010

Help your Community, Shop at Locally Owned Small Businesses

A study by the economic analysis company Civic Economics found that when $100 is spent at a locally owned business, $68 stay in the community. That's compared to just $43 out of $100 spent at a major retail chain.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Problem Solved! Top 10 “I don't know what to get them” Gifts

For your secret Santa:
Is your budget $25 or less? Then you are in luck. has over 200 items that are under $25. How about a piece of vintage jewelry. It's sure to fit, and looks way more expensive than it is. Or for him- a fun vintage tie to make the office more interesting?

Your female co-worker:
Add some pizzaz to her work wardrobe with a rhinestone brooch, $35 at  Festive, yet feminine, there are a million ways she can wear it; in her hair, on her handbag, on her scarf, on her hat, or the usual jacket lapel. 

Your male co-workers:
Help him get the promotion he deserves by having him dress the part.  Spruce up his look with a designer tie. Starting at just $10, you can buy one for each man in the office.

For your intern:
At the end of the day, when you can't wait to sit go home and sit on the couch, she is making plans to go out! A fabulous vintage clutch that she can throw in her work bag and pull out for a night on the town, makes an affordable and thoughtful gift.

For your mentor:
A vintage designer scarf is the perfect gift. Classic and sophisticated, it will show her how much you respect and admire her, with out being over the top.

For your sister, the girl who has always borrowed your clothes: You already know what she likes. Just pick something similar to what she used to steal from your closet. Or just give her that item she is coveting from your closet, and buy something new for yourself...

For your best friend:
After diamonds, a fabulous handbag is a girl's best friend. has many to choose from. Unique vintage to contemporary designer. A big tote to lug all her files to the office, or a cute little baguette for when you are out shopping, a tote to carry all her gym clothes, or a clutch for Girls Night Out. No matter what her style, you will certainly find it at

Your brothers, or brother-in-law:
You thought this one was hard, but now it is simple, Cuff links! The hottest new accessory for men. Affordable ($20-$35 at and unique, they make the perfect thoughtful gesture without looking like you are trying too hard.
Your vintage loving friend:Can't afford a fab designer piece, but know she would love it?  Try a vintage designer tie.  She can wear it as a belt, in her hair, tied loosely around her neck, in a bow on her handbag.  The possibilities are endless.

For the girl who has everything:
A gift certificate, to, of course.  Then she can pick from the over 3,00 unique items.  They are all one of a kind, so she is certain to find something she doesn't already have.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Ashlee Simpson in vintage Chanel

I had to look twice.  No, this isn't a vintage Twiggy pic, this is Ashlee Simpson.  She rocks the pixie, and plays up the 1960s look in this vintage Chanel sequined mini dress.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Amber Tamblyn vintage YSL

Amber Tamblyn looks amazing in this vintage Yves Saint Laurent green satin dress.  The green looks great against her pale skin, and adds some life to the whole event.  I am green with envy!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Victoria Beckham in vintage Courreges

Victoria Beckham always looks chic, and on this flight from London to NYC is no exception.  (She looks better after a long flight, than I do on a good day!)  On this trip she wore a simple Andres Courreges vintage shift dress with clean lines in a soft pink.  So chic!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Which vintage designers are you looking for?

I am off to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Miami this weekend, and it got me thinking.  I go to fashion shows at fashion week, and read magazines, and check out what celebrities are wearing to see what is going to be in style next, and who all the new hot designers are. Although some of these same trends apply to vintage since what is being created today is inevitably inspired by a past era, where do we go to figure out who the next hot vintage designer is going to be, or what labels we should start scooping up now, before they get too popular and too expensive?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

What to wear to a summer wedding?

It's summer wedding season, so what do you wear?  We asked Robin Dunlap of Azure Event Productions is an event planning company specializing in high end events in South Florida, to give us some advise.

Style: Find out what the bridesmaids are wearing and follow a similar style (casual cocktail dresses, more formal gowns, etc) but be careful not to get too close to the same color.   Mimic the trends in wedding dresses, using lace in a new way (crumb catcher, belt), lots of pleats, and pockets.
Color:  Bold colors are totally in now.  Pastels are for the mothers.  Don't be afraid to wear that red dress or bright blue skirt.  Black is also acceptable.  Previously people shied away from wearing black.  You don't have to look like you are going to a funeral though.  Add color with fun shoes or a belt.  White/ivory/cream is still completely off limits!
Fabric: Stick with fabrics that mimic the season and setting.  A gauzy chiffon for a beachside affair or a more structured satin for a ballroom soiree.
Shoes: Think about bringing along cute flats that are more comfy when you want to kick off your heels on the dance floor.  Because bare feet are not in fashion
Hair: When thinking about hair styles, stay away from up-dos so you don't blend in with the bridal party.  Asymmetrical low buns or loose curls are definitely in.
Tip: Remember to bring a wrap.  Many places of worship still frown on bare shoulders.  And you'll want it when the AC is cranked up in the church or at the reception.
Guys can be fashionable too!  They will usually wear suits to a wedding but that doesn't mean they can't have fun with it.  Look at great standard linen or cotton suits that you can add a bit of color to.  A pocket square and vintage tie can really add some unique style and pull an outfit together.  A pop of color in the socks is always a fun surprise!
Now that you know what to wear, go to and start shopping.  Scroll down for added incentive.
For more info on Azure Event Productions visit:
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Friday, July 02, 2010

Look chic this 4th of July!

Look chic this 4th of July

Check out what has to offer.
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An easy way to look festive with out looking silly in the 4th of July is to wear denim bottoms, a white top and some red jewelry, belt or other accent accessory.  Here are some options:
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