Vintage Shop Update | The Turning of the Leaves

adoredvintage_newarrivals_10-24-16As the leave continue to turn, so do our wardrobes. Today’s shop update includes a mix of cotton, wool, and silk! Pieces great for the in betweens of warmer and cooler weather. We have lots of vintage pieces, with a touch of a vintage inspired modern piece! Here are some of our favorites, and click here to see more.

 

  1. Vintage 1930s Ukrainian Gauze Boho Top

  2. Vintage Inspired Dusty Rose Faux Suede Cardigan

  3. Vintage 1950s Ivory Sequined Beaded Shell Knit Top

  4. Antique 1910s White Cotton Eyelet Rows Skirt

  5. Vintage 1970s Ecru Lace Robe

  6. Vintage Inspired Saffron Yellow Embroidered Top

  7. Vintage 1950s Curled Wool Fur Collar Coat

  8. Antique 1920s Sky Blue Embroidered Blouse

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How to Build an “Everyday Vintage Wardrobe”

How To Build an Everyday Vintage Wardrobe

A long time ago, when I was a newbie blogger, I used to do outfit posts. Mad respect to fashion bloggers, but for me…it’s just too much work! There’s already enough effort put into GETTING DRESSED, documenting the ensemble in multiple angles is taking it to another level I just do not want to do.

So, instead I snap an outfit selfie on Instagram where you get about 3/4 of my outfit so you get the general idea. I’ve been asked a couple times for tips on How To Wear Vintage. So, here are some ideas on how to build an “Everyday VintageWardrobe.”

DEFINE YOUR COLORS: Build your wardrobe around colors you really like and that pair well together. My wardrobe mostly consists of CREAM, TAN, BLUSH, NAVY, BROWN. I obviously ADORE muted colors.

WEAR THE SILHOUETTES FROM ERAS THAT FLATTER YOUR FIGURE: Figure out what silhouettes work for you and stick to them. I for one cannot wear flared 50s style dresses. I’m petite so these dresses make me look like a tiny cupcake. It’s not cute. I also have curvier hips/thighs compared to a smaller bust and bodice, so I tend to wear a lot of a-line skirts and dresses that fit in at the waist which flatters my figure best.

SHOES & ACCESSORIES: For shoes and accessories I keep it very simple. All of my shoes are neutral colored and I also know which shoe shapes work best for me (t-straps, t-straps, t-straps!) Because I’m petite, I never wear chunky jewelry or bold accessories. I gravitate towards delicate and light jewelry accents. Of course, once in awhile I may wear a statement piece. But a statement piece is exactly that, A Statement and not meant for every day wear. All my belts are the same color as well. I choose belts in hues that pair nicely with my shoes.

In my outfit photos above, about 90% of what I am wearing is VINTAGE! I like to wear vintage in a practical way (there are times when I do get a little more bedazzled, but not that often) When building your “Everyday Vintage Wardrobe” I would recommend starting with these pieces first in a silhoutte/style that suits your body type and coloring.

A solid colored BLOUSE

A solid colored or minimal patterned SKIRT

A simple solid colored DRESS

When you have these basics down, you can build on top of it. For instance once you’ve found which vintage blouse shapes work best for you, you can then start adding on different colors and prints and small variations in that silhouette. You can do the same thing for skirts and for dresses.

Of course you will find multiple silhouettes will look quite becoming on you. And you will find certain silhouettes don’t look as great… (for example busty women should stay away from 1920s flapper dresses.) There will also be instances where certain years from an era look great and certain years look terrible. (For example I find I look best in late 30s early 40s dresses, but mid to late 40s styles do not flatter me at all)

I hope you find my tips useful! I don’t think of myself as a fashionista, but I do know I dress well (it’s taken a lot of practice and trial and error!) and aim to curate a timeless wardrobe for myself.

Perhaps I’ll do more How To Wear Vintage/Curate A Vintage Wardrobe posts in the future!

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Vintage Inspired Outfits | Speckled Autumn

Vintage Outfit Ideas / Layered Looks

Have you gals noticed I’ve started shooting dresses showing the full dress form again? I used to shoot products like these quite a long time ago when my shop was called something different (when it was Adore Vintage, and not ADORED Vintage)

The wonderful thing about the new way I’m shooting products is I am inspired again to do outfit ideas! I haven’t done these in YEARS!

Speckled Autumn

Coat | Vintage 1950s Balcony Views Jacket / $168
Dress | Vintage 1950s Softly Loving Dress / $168
Necklace | Vintage 1930s Fortune Charms Necklace / $108

See all the other LAYERED LOOKS outfits over on the shop!

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Some Vintage Autochrome Photos to Cheer Your Day

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I find vintage autochrome photos so beautiful! To me they look half a painting, half a photograph. I’ve seen several on Pinterest (and I’ve already posted about autochromes before), so I wanted to share some new ones I found around the web. Luckily Tumblr is a wonderful source for finding beauty when you are searching for it!

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Aren’t these two above just exquisite? Isn’t her feather adorned hat SO FANCY? Also the flower cart image below (I believe it’s French) is just charming! I wish flower carts like these still existed around the city! Perhaps our sister florist shop, Rue Anafel, will start the trend up again?

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I am particularly fond of this potted plant still life photo because there is something so wonderfully modern about it. It could be a scene from my house! The above autochrome photos are all from Autochrome Photography Tumblr.

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1940s Vintage Hats from Women’s Weekly Australia

Today’s feature from the wonderful Women’s Weekly Australia archives are all focused on hats! Oh, how I do wish women still wore hats! These Autumn hats are all so so wonderful!

Vintage 1940s Hats

Vintage magazines and catalogs are a wonderful resource for learning more about vintage! I love that these have descriptions of each hat and the name of the style of hat.

Pancake Beret (purple with green bows and flowers), Pillbox with “Snood” of Velvet Ribbons, A Double Beret…

Oh, I just realized the last picture is actually for summer hats. Australia is in the other hemisphere and these are from a November issue. Oops! Although, I do think these felt/wool hats would have been quite all right to wear in the Fall.

Vintage 1944 Autumn Hats

Vintage 1944 Autumn Hats

Image Credits: Women’s Weekly Australia

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