Versatile Tops at Vintage Fringe

As things finally start to warm up outside, I thought I would finally do a blog about some of my favorite tops and designers that I am wearing these days to look fashionable in this transitional weather.  I love layering and since it is still a little too cold to wear tanks and short sleeves in Colorado I have found this tank works great over a basic long sleeve scoop neck.

Tie Tank by La Bafana

Tie Tank by La Bafana

This tie tank is perfect for layering or wearing alone.  I also love its sister tank which is the same style, but with an adorable polka dot pattern.

La Befana Polka Dot Tie Tank

La Befana Polka Dot Tie Tank

Hampton Widesleeve Scoop Neck by Ella Moss

Hampton Widesleeve Scoop Neck by Ella Moss

I’ve been wearing this Hampton widesleeve scoop neck top by Ella Moss with jeans all over the place lately.  The scoop neck with the empire waist tie allows this top to be loose but also flattering at the same time.  I also love this deep crimson color. I tend to pair this top with Splendid’s Very Light Jersey Draped Cardigan in white.

Splendid's Very Lighe Jersey Draped Cardigan in Coffee

Splendid's Very Lighe Jersey Draped Cardigan in Coffee

This jersey cardigan comes in coffee (brown), white, black, and parsley (green).  It is super comfortable and perfect to add a little extra warmth on a chilly spring night.

These are just some of my favorite tops lately, you can see these tops and more at Vintage Fringe.

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How to update your wardrobe for spring

Everyone wants to look fashionable, or their best no matter what the climate, and even in a tough economy you can update your look for spring with just a few pieces. This spring, as usual, we are being hit with loads of trends and fads, i suggest picking a few that work for you, your lifestyle, your body type and going with those. The three trends that I am loving are prints and over-sized florals, sleeves, and black and white. First the prints and over-sized florals, what a fun eye-popping trend. Go bold here and remember to not go too over the top, keeping accessories simple can help avoid that. This Sleeveless Front Tie Tank Top by Sweet Pea is perfect for spring and perfect for this trend. Imagine a boyfriend blazer on top of it for the office and then let is stand alone for a night out-love that!

Sleeveless Front Tie Tank Top by Sweet Pea

Sleeveless Front Tie Tank Top by Sweet Pea

Next is sleeves, most people tend to think that warmer weather means less sleeves, but this year you will find lots of options that offer chic coverage. Sleeves are oh so flattering, especially the flouncy versions found this spring. A great option to try this trend is the Keelin Squareneck Lace Top by Velvet.{bonus, it just happen to be in a print, two trends for the price of one!}

Squareneck Lace Top by Keelin

Keelin Squareneck Lace Top by Velvet

Lastly is the stark contrast of black and white. I love this trend because it is so versatile and easy to incorporate in any wardrobe. Bold color accessories look great with black and white and stripes, patterns, shirts, dresses, sweaters and more can all be done in this trend. I am loving this Gable Stripe Cardigan by Laurie B.The bold black an white stripes are right on and the exposed zipper adds a bit of edge, not to mention that the cut is ultra flattering.
Cable Stripe Cardigan by Laurie B.

Cable Stripe Cardigan by Laurie B.

 Spring is such a fun time of year, the fabulous weather, and more sunshine are wonderful and they are even more wonderful when enjoyed in these chic clothes! Head on over to Vintage Fringe for all these looks and more!

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Vintage Fringe Outlet

Do you like buying quality designer clothes for about half the price?  If you love a good deal as much as me check out the Vintage Fringe Outlet.  Below are some of my favorites.

Laurie B. Venice Sweater Shirt

Laurie B. Venice Sweater Shirt

This sweater shirt with keyhole detail designed by Laurie B. is a viscose, cashmere, nylon mix that will make you feel like a million dollars without really having to spend that much.  Available in balsamic (purple) and cream (ivory) hurry up and get yours before they run out of stock.

Ella Moss Kiki Front Tie Dress

Ella Moss Kiki Front Tie Dress

This Kiki Front Tie Dress is the very dress that first attracted me to Ella Moss.  I love the feminine details, quality construction, and flattering design put into this dress.  I also love this vanilla color, just think of how you will stand out at a party when every other girl is in a black dress.

Splendid Loose Knit Tie Hoodie

Splendid Loose Knit Tie Hoodie

This 3/4 sleeve hoodie is so comfortable and also very stylish.  I love the loose v-neck with the tie waist and hoodie detail, and I also love the oatmeal color which looks great with jeans or capris.  I also like to wear this with my spandex pants to spinning class.  Designed by Splendid, this top is machine washable.

These styles and many more are available at the Vintage Fringe Outlet for low low low prices,  just don’t forget shipping on outlet items is $7.50 and all sales are final.

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Easter Dresses are at Vintage Fringe

Easter dresses were as much a tradition in my family as decorating Easter eggs.  Now that I am older- the egg hunts may be over for me but I still love finding that perfect Easter dress to wear to church on Easter Sunday.  In my opinion there are some key elements to any Easter dress you wear.  First the color of your dress must be bright, and second your dress has to scream spring.  Below are some of my picks for the perfect Easter dress.

Splendid Modal Jersey V Neck Dress

Splendid Modal Jersey V Neck Dress

I love this V Neck Dress from Splendid in the color blueberry (purple) for an Easter dress.   I love love love this modal jersey fabric this dress is made from because it is machine washable, ultra soft, and extremely flattering.  Also check out the empire waiste, v-neck detail and those cute short sleeves.

Ella Moss Dita V Neck Ruffle Dress

Ella Moss Dita V Neck Ruffle Dress

This V Neck Ruffle Dress is a perfect choice for Easter.  This dress is all about the tiny details like the ruffled neckline and ruching on the empire waist line which takes this classically constructed dress into a whole new level of design.  This dress will be a favorite of yours for years to come.   I should also mention that Ella Moss designs this dress in shadow (purple pictured about) and pond (green).

Ella Moss Odessa V Neck Dress

Ella Moss Odessa V Neck Dress

Long dresses are a major trend this season, and this Odessa Dress designed by Ella Moss could also double as a great Easter dress.  I love the pleaded detail on this dress along with the empire waistband.  View this dress and many more designer dresses at Vintage Fringe and Happy Easter!!!

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Trend Alert: Denim head-to-toe

Fashion is always evolving, changing, and making old trends new again. Double denim, or head-to-toe denim use to be a huge fashion faux pas, but designers and celebrities have started pairing denim with more and denim this spring. Celebrities and models have all been piling on shades of blue, but no worries you don’t have to be either of those to pull of this trend. Check out this model from the Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2010 runway show, notice the lighter colored shirt with darker jeans. That is key to making this look good for everyday wear. Matching denim head-to-toe can be a bit much if you ask me.

Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2010 runway model

Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2010 runway model

Cameron Diaz, who is always looking effortlessly chic switches it up with a darker shirt and lighter jeans. I also love the distressed details of these jeans, it helps to keep the look relaxed and comfortable. Many celebrities are pairing this look with riding boots, so your jeans are tucked in and that looks fabulous too!

Cameron Diaz sporting the head-to-toe look

Cameron Diaz sporting the head-to-toe look

If you are feeling bold and confidant you can try something a bit more matchy matchy, like on this model. And please don’t forget if the the whole jean and denim shirt look just isn’t for you, there are loads of other options right now in denim. I have seen everything from dresses, skirts, shoes, handbags, shorts, jackets and more in denim for spring, so try some different combinations and find something that works for you!

Model in double denim

Model in double denim

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All About Head Gear

No, I don’t mean the 1980’s kind that you wore with your braces at night, I am talking about the hot, hot, trend of headbands! Headbands are everywhere right now, Gossip Girl is obsessed with them, designers are pairing them with their runway looks, and every store from Target to Saks carries them. So, if you haven’t tried them yet, now is the time! They are so chic and simple to add to just about any outfit. {not to mention they make ponytail days look instantly glam!} With bows, feathers, flowers, rhinestones and more there is sure to be something that fits with everyone’s style and the best part is that no matter if you have short, long, or even no hair, a headband is going to look cute! Here are several different headbands to get you started with rocking this look. First, is this super cute striped bow, it is girly, but not too much with a men’s wear inspired print. Don’t be afraid to rock these stripes with a patterned shirt, mixing prints is very in right now. I won’t tell you the insane price of this little number, but it is very affordable so no worries if you only use it every so often.

Silk Bow headband by Forever 21
Silk Bow headband by Forever 21

Secondly, is this sweet little Rose Buddy headband. I love the look of the rose buds, they are small enough to not make a massive statement, but big enough to notice and add some fringe to your outfit of chouice. This lovely band comes in an array of colors, making it easy to choose one that suites you!

Rose Buddy headband by Tasha
Rose Buddy headband by Tasha

Ok, so I wanted to share one of my favorite feather headbands next, but I just couldn’t pass up sharing this gorgeous Camryn band. I just love the bright color and detail on this one. Imagine it with a coral colored top and white jeans for summer, so cute! True Birds has loads of cute head gear, they would be a good place to start if you are new to this trend.

Camryn band by Truebirds
Camryn band by Truebirds

Now go out there and rock this look! Be confidant, you will look amazing, trust me. And if you are looking for some fashion to match, check out Vintage Fringe for all your clothing needs! {or wants, or desires}

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Hot Spring Accessories

Vintage Fringe is all about finding a way to make your style unique and one of a kind.  Accessories are a perfect way to keep your personal style imprint on everything you buy.  This Spring choose accessories that can easily fit into your wardrobe like  sunglasses, belts, and shoes.

Vicoria Beckham Looking Chic in Her Sunglasses

Vicoria Beckham Looking Chic in Her Sunglasses

No one wears sunglasses better than Victoria Beckham and now she has partnered with Cutler and Gross to create her own sunglasses designs.

Velvet Daree Boatneck Top with Yellow Belt

I love this yellow belt on Velvet’s Daree Wide Sleeve Boatneck Top

Splendid's 1x1 Pocket Cardigan with Flower Belt

Splendid's 1x1 Pocket Cardigan with Flower Belt

A cute flower belt worn with Splendid’s Pocket Cardigan can keep your fashion imprint on anything you wear

Pair Some Adorable Red Flats with this Blair Widesleeved Crew Dress

Pair Some Adorable Red Flats with this Blair Wide Sleeved Crew Dress

From a summer dress like this adorable Blair Dress by Ella Moss to shorts, or a skirt some cute sandals or flats are a must have for spring.  Inject your own taste and choose a bright spring color you love to keep your signature on every part of your spring wardrobe.

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What to Wear on St. Patrick’s Day

This Wednesday Irish or not so Irish it’s probably in your best interest to wear green.  I am still trying to decide just how festive I want to look for a St. Patty’s day party this weekend.  Just in case anyone else is still trying to pick your outfit out.  Below are some of my favorites to choose from.

Laurie B. Emmy Cardigan Sweater in Kelly Green

Laurie B. Emmy Cardigan Sweater in Kelly Green

This Cardigan Sweater is designed by Laurie B. and is the sweater I receive the most compliments on.  I love how it snaps at the neck and then slits open for a cardigan feel.   The pocket detail and long length makes this sweater so comfortable and easy to wear.   I always pair this sweater with the Zooey long sleeve crew neck in white. Considering this sweater is now in the outlet- it’s a steal of a deal. Maybe the luck  of the Irish.

The other shirt I am considering for St. Patrick’s day is this Victoria Front Tie Top designed by Ella Moss.

Ella Moss Victoria Front Tie Top

Ella Moss Victoria Front Tie Top

There are so many details I love about this top.  First I love the ruffles at the neck line and the cuffs.  This flirty top is made of Ella Moss’s modal fabric which is super durable and the ultimate in comfort.

Some of you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day may want to dress it up.  For a dressy night on the town I would suggest the Aggie V Neck Ruffle Dress.

Aggie V Neck Ruffle Dress by Ella Moss

Aggie V Neck Ruffle Dress by Ella Moss

This empire waist dress is so adorable and so unique you will definitely stand out as the best dressed in the crowd.  I love how fun and playful yet flattering the stripes are on this dress.  St. Patty’s Day or not you will be sure to gave good luck the night you wear this dress.  For any other St. Patrick’s day inspirations just visit VintageFringe.com and search by color.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

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Spotlight on Ella Moss designer tops

Ella Moss clothes can be described as hip, quirky and fashionable.  But my favorite thing about this clothing line is that the pieces are so comfortable! They are as stylish as ever, yet feel like you are wearing your favorite old t-shirt.  I also appreciate how versatile these clothes are, they can easily go from day to night depending on what you pair them with. Here are a few of my favorite pieces, starting with this ultra flattering Costa Puffsleeve V Neck. The draping at the bust line looks elegant and stylish, this would be great with white jeans and embellished flats for summer.
Ella Moss Costa Puffsleeve V Neck

Ella Moss Costa Puffsleeve V Neck

Right on target with the nautical trend, Ella Moss’s Melbourne line is chic, comfortable and features wide stripes in a variety of colors. I particularly like the Melbourne Puffsleeve Front Tie Top, the oatmeal color is great and the v neck in front and back add great detail to this slouchy top. It could be paired nicely with just about any color and dressed up with dark denim and heels or dressed down with cute cut offs and sandals.
Ella Moss Melbourne Puffsleeve Front Tie Top

Ella Moss Melbourne Puffsleeve Front Tie Top

The last Ella Moss top I want to highlight is this light and breezy Jocelyn Puffsleeve Boatneck Top. I love the bright color {this beauty is also available in Lemonade aka yellow, which is fab!} and the gathered cuff, collar, and hem which make this shirt all the more flattering and forgiving for those of us without the picture perfect body shape.  This shirt could easily do double duty this summer as a swim cover up, and because of the fun print you don’t need loads of accessories. {Although I have always been one to do a bit more rather then a bit less when it comes to accessories!} 

Ella Moss Jocelyn Puffsleeve Boat Neck Top

Ella Moss Jocelyn Puffsleeve Boat Neck Top

All of these tops and more Ella Moss beauties are available at Vintage Fringe, go check it out and tell me your fav!

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Laurie B. Short Sleeve Sweaters

Whoever thought sweaters were out for spring was certainly wrong!!!  Short sleeved sweaters are a perfect must have for this time of year.  Especially on those days that seem to be warm, but could easily turn cooler.  This time of year I find is perfect for short sleeved knitwear.

Look Perfect for Spring in Sweet Pea's 4 Tiered Ruffled Tank and The Rumba Puffsleeve Sweater by Laurie B

Look Perfect for Spring in Sweet Pea's 4 Tiered Ruffled Tank and The Rumba Puffsleeve Sweater by Laurie B

Laurie ‘B.’s Puffsleeve Cardigan Sweater is one of my must have cardigans.  I love how this cardigan sweater snaps closed for one kind of look, but can also be worn unsnapped as a cardigan.  The puff sleeves and pocket detail sets this cardigan sweater apart from any of your friends clothing.  Available in Grey or Black this sweater is perfect for layering this spring.

Laurie B.'s Venice Keyhole Sweater

Laurie B.'s Venice Keyhole Sweater

This short sleeve sweater with it’s traditional design with a few modern “fringe” details is the perfect sweater for spring.  The front features flared sleeves and a traditional cut, while the back has a unique and subtle double keyhole detail. Laurie B.’s Venice Keyhole sweater looks great for work or play and is available in purple and ivory.

Whether you are going for a spring walk or walking into work, these short sleeve sweaters will keep you just warm enough without looking too wintry.  For these and other knitwear designs perfect for spring, just visit www.vintagefringe.com.

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