Winter Fashion: Staying Warm and Chic

Can Thanksgiving really be over?? Winter is upon us ladies and it is time to embrace our cozy and warm sweaters. I love sweaters because not only are they warm, but they add texture and dimension to an outfit. First up is the Ballet 3/4 Sleeve Wrap sweater by Laurie B. Have you tried a Laurie B. sweater yet?? If not, get on it girl, they are fabulous, so soft and always fit beautifully.

Ballet 3/4 Sleeve Wrap by Laurie B.

For an softer and warmer version of a leather jacket, look no further then the Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. I love all the zipper details, the over sized neck and of course the cute and cozy knit pattern. This sweater is a total must for winter.

Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

 We all need the perfect long cardigan for wearing over leggings that are tucked into boots. This is literally my winter everyday look. So polished and chic and comfortable, does it get any better. Try the 1×1 8 Button Cardigan by Splendid to create this look. It is the perfect length and a great weight for layering.

1x1 8 Button Cardigan by Splendid

1x1 8 Button Cardigan by Splendid

 Stay warm and chic this winter with all the sweater available at Vintage Fringe!

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Celebrity Fashion at the AMA’s

Celebrity fashion was in full force at the American Music Awards and with all of our holiday parties coming up check out these looks to gain some inspiration for your own events. Check out Mandy Moore’s fabulous sparkled, long sleeve mini. I love a long sleeve dress, so chic and the one is the perfect combination of colors to combat the little black dress blues.

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore

Fergie of course was a bit over the top, but what we can learn is that a little feather goes a long way. I also am in love with the cobalt blue and black color combination.

Fergie

Fergie

Oh Whitney Port, always just the perfect amount of trendy and chic. I love the ombre, draped fabric and of course just about everything looks better belted. I think an ombre cardigan belted over a sparkle tank and skinny pants would be a great interpretation of this look for holiday events.

Whitney Port

Whitney Port

Shockingly, Katy Perry was a little more covered up, the knee length she choose is super flattering on all women. I also loved the texture of her dress. The neutral color with a little sparkle and texture is ultra feminine, perfect for pairing with a leather bomber in my opinion.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

So what is your favorite celebrity look? I for one want to add some sparkle and color to my holiday looks. Have a happy turkey day:)

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Fabulous Fall Bags

With fall fashion here, I am ready to update my handbag as well. There are so many fabulous handbag options right now, so it was very hard to narrow it down to just a few that I love. First is this fantastic Paso Doble Bag by Anthropologie. I love the fringe, so funky, fresh and youthful!

Paso Doble Bag by Anthropologie

Paso Doble Bag by Anthropologie

Ok, ok, I know this next bag isn’t exactly what most of us can grab on and go with, but I simply could not pass up including it. I love the studs on this Cassandra LA Gem Studded Calf Hair Evening Bag. Isn’t it so fabulous?? If this is anywhere near your budget, I say go for it!

Cassandra LA Gem Studded Calf Hair Evening Bag

Cassandra LA Gem Studded Calf Hair Evening Bag

In case you haven’t heard, animal prints are still all the rage. The Kate Spade New York ’34th Street Treesh – Large’ Patent Leather Shopper gives you the perfect amount of animal prints for your everyday looks.

Kate Spade New York '34th Street Treesh - Large' Patent Leather Shopper

Kate Spade New York '34th Street Treesh - Large' Patent Leather Shopper

Lastly, what girl doesn’t love a little bit of glitter?? The Oryany Wendy-Large Reversible Sequin Tote gives a lot of glitter, but what is not to love?? I love the shape, the chain, and especially the dark gold color. I can imagine me carrying this beauty around doing anything from grocery shopping to a date night out.

Oryany 'Wendy - Large' Reversible Sequin Tote

Oryany 'Wendy - Large' Reversible Sequin Tote

What is your handbag style?? Please share!

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Holiday Dresses

With the Holidays around the corner, it is time to start thinking about what to wear to all of those parties. It is always a good idea to have a solid holiday dress on hand. Here are a few perfect choices from Vintage Fringe. First up is the Chapel Dress by Velvet Brand Clothing. I love the look at me pattern and perfect fit of this dress, and if you really want to turn heads check out this gorgeous dress is red. So festive!

Chapel Dress by Velvet Brand Clothing

Chapel Dress by Velvet Brand Clothing

For a more subdued look, try the Zarhara Knot Dressby Velvet brand Clothing. It is available in several colors, so finding one that suits you and your accessories will be easy.

Zahara Knot Dress by Velvet Brand Clothing

Zahara Knot Dress by Velvet Brand Clothing

If the edgy, rocker chic look fits you best, then you will love the Burca Scoopneck Silky Rayon Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. I love the cut and fit of this dress, so perfect for a more casual event, but can also easily be dressed up with some spicy heels!

 Burca Scoopneck Slinky Rayon Dress by Velvet By Graham and Spencer

Burca Scoopneck Slinky Rayon Dress by Velvet By Graham and Spencer

And Lastly, for a near perfect LBD look no further then the Wrap Dress by Sweet Pea. With its super flattering wrap waist and v-neck this is a no brainer choice for a great backdrop to your fun accessories.

Wrap Dress by Sweet Pea

Wrap Dress by Sweet Pea

Have fun at all those holiday events and of course make sure you are looking chic and fabulous!

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Celebrity Fashion at the 2010 CMA’s

I don’t know about you guys, but I love watching award shows to see what the latest fashion is on the red carpet. Not that I ever really have an occasion to dress up, but I find it inspiring and love to try and apply some of the red carpet glamour to my everyday looks. Here are some of the fabulous fashions that happened this week at the CMA‘s. Let’s start with Laura Bell Bundy, I love the shape, I love the sparkle, I love the belt and I love the red lips. A total hit for me, and remember sparkle can be totally great for daytime looks too, just remember that a little goes a long way!

Laura Bell Bundy

Laura Bell Bundy

Next up is the gorgeous Jennifer Nettles, I am seriously in love with color combination of her dress. Cool blue and gray is so chic and again the belt looks great.

Jennifer Nettles

Jennifer Nettles

Hillary Scott is showing us some Hollywood glamour, red is always such a powerful color and the detail of the neckline is so pretty. I think having detail adds so much to an outfit and of course can easily be done in our day to day clothing.

Hillary Scott

Hillary Scott

Lastly, Leighton Meester shows up with come cool NYC fashion, I love the choice of shoes and the fun print of the dress. This look is a bit eclectic, which I think is totally fun. Mixing it up with our everyday clothes keep us fresh looking.

Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester

What would your red carpet style be?? I hope these inspire you to do something fun with your fashion this weekend! Enjoy!

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Sleeveless Turtleneck Sweaters

Its sweater season, but at Vintage Fringe we are tired of the basic v neck sweater or frumpy cardigan and instead find ourselves searching for unique, modern sweaters that help us create our own individual style.  Today we want to focus on some of our favorite styles that are not the run of the mill sweaters you’ll find everywhere else.

One of our favorite distinctive sweaters is the sleeveless turtleneck sweater.  Turtlenecks are certainly timeless pieces and are a great look this season and frankly just about every season. Sleeveless sweaters are perfect for warmer climates or seasons where you may not need a full coverage sweater.  The sleeveless turtleneck is such a stylish look and they are not as easy to find which consistently makes them distinctive.  With the right wrap or cardigan, you could also create a great style by pairing the sleeveless turtleneck sweater and a wrap for versatility.

Another great sweater option is the wrap.  There are a variety of different wrap sweaters.  Some are cropped, some are open, some are flared in front, and some are extra long.  All of these various styles are popular and totally in this season.  One favorite sweater is the Rumba sweater by designer Laurie B.  The Rumba features a puffed short sleeve which is not something you find everyday on a sweater.  In addition it features a simple straight back, but the front features a snap in the middle, pockets on each side and a longer flared front.  All of these elements really do make this sweater one of a kind and a great year round sweater.  In the summer we wear it over a ruffle tank and in the winter over a long sleeve top with boots and jeans or a skirt.  This sweater will quickly become your favorite go to wrap or sweater just in case it might get chilly.

Finally, a heavier sweater, but another style that is extremely fashion forward is the Moonlight Cap Wrap Sweater also by designer Laurie B.  This wrap also has a cropped sleeve and a tie at the waist.  This sweater features an oversized wrap in front that we think looks best when it falls naturally creating a wide v.  The tie at the waist features belt loops at the sides to keep it in place.  This fashion forward sweater looks great with boots or leggings and looks great over a long sleeve scoop neck top.

Collectively, each of these sweaters is a distinctive style which we love adding to our wardrobe.  All of them feature short sleeves or no sleeves and are perfect for warmer weather which makes them so versatile.  Typically the when you shop for sweaters you’ll see variations pattern or color and slight differences in style.  These sweaters, however, are not the run of the mill sweater you’ll find everywhere and in addition both the sleeveless turtleneck and the Rumba wrap are perfect year round. When you think of your next sweater purchase, we’d encourage you to seek out similar distinctive sweaters that are function, flexible and fashionable as this perfect blend of characteristics will help you find a sweater that is one of your favorite go to sweaters.

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Vintage Inspired Clothing

Vintage has become such a popular word in fashion trends that you see it used in a variety of different capacities as you shop.  You often see it referring to true vintage clothing referring to gently used clothing or an old piece that has been hanging in your closet since the 70s.  Many designers and stores or boutiques tend to use vintage style clothing or vintage inspired clothing referring to new clothing with vintage elements in the design.  As an example, you may see a new modern twist on a patterned retro a line mini dress that you might have seen worn in the 70s.  Similarly, you may see new bohemian style pieces frequently referred to as vintage inspired. Taking those vintage elements and incorporating them into new, modern style clothes is what the vintage inspired terminology references.

We love the look of vintage inspired clothes and the frequently frilly, feminine elements that have made a comeback into so many modern styles and pieces.  Here are a few examples of great vintage inspired pieces that are all brand new.

La Befana Polka Dot Tie Tank – What is more vintage than a great multi color polka dot pattern with light pink, blue and green polka dots? With a great scoop neckline featuring an off center bow tying the neckline together, this top has such a feminine look and distinctive style.  This classic tank is also available in solid blue if you don’t love polka dots.

Sweet Pea Mod Retro Tunic – This top screams vintage style.  Made by Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati, a designer that loves to work with patterns, this print is totally retro with bold colors and patterns.  In addition, the style of this tunic looks like it just walked out of the 60s and yet today would look so hot with tall boots to really bring a vintage style to the modern day.

Ella Moss Dita V Neck Ruffle Dress – We often hear that this top looks like it should be in an episode of Mad Men and it really does fit with that vintage style.  We could easily see Betty Draper wearing this dress to a dinner party.  Don’t you just love the feminine touches like the ruffles around the v neck and the fitted waist on this dress?  Again you see the polka dot pattern.

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Doreen Cutout Dress – the Cutout was such a popular clothing trend back in the 70s and you’re seeing a resurgence in current modern fashion trends.  The Doreen dress by Velvet features a cutout in the sleeves around the shoulders and with a fitted dress style this dress again invokes that 70s era mini dress with boots.

We think you’ll find that lots of vintage inspired elements have surfaced in so much of modern day fashion that it really has become a lasting trend.  The best of all of it is that you have the opportunity to take these vintage inspired pieces and truly make them fit with your own modern individual style and wear them with leggings or boots or other modern trends that really do help blend the past and the present.

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Planning your Thanksgiving Outfit

One thing that I love even more then all the holiday food, is planning fun and dressy holiday outfits. With Thanksgiving coming up soon, now is the time to start putting together those fabulous fashions. First, check out this perfect for all types of events, Erin Sequin Long Sleeve Wrap Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. I love the black sequins and of course a wrap top is flattering on almost all women. This would be fabulous with jeans and some rockin heels or leggings and boots or even a skirt.

Erin Sequin Long Sleeve Wrap Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Erin Sequin Long Sleeve Wrap Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

 If you looking for more of a casual look for your Thanksgiving look , try the Paola Drape Cardigan by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. I love the comfortable draping of this top and since it has a gorgeous sheer metallic stripe it can easily be dressy enough for all your holiday events or casual for errands.

Paola Drap Wrap Cardigan by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Paola Drap Wrap Cardigan by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Lastly, If you need a dress you are going to love Sweet Pea’s version of the little black dress. The Wrap Dress is ultra flattering with a v neck and I personally love black dresses because that means you can do all type of different things with the accessories.

Wrap Dress by Sweet Pea

Wrap Dress by Sweet Pea

 Have a fabulous Thanksgiving season and of course enjoy dressing up a bit!

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Fall Fragrances

Not only is fall great for fashion, but also to change up your fragrance. I am totally a perfume girl and I love to see all the different holiday sets that are only available this time of year. I really love how a change in perfume can make you feel more sexy and confident. One of my all time favorite scents is Flowerbomb by Viktor and Rolf. This is perfect for the girl who loves a flowery scent.

Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb

Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb

 The new hot fragrance is Gucci Guilty, it is for the bold and trendy girl. It is a sexy, rich scent that makes for one confident woman. It is a flowery, oriental feminine fragrance.

Gucci Guilty

Gucci Guilty

Lastly, for someone who is into a more sheer scent try Burberry Brit Sheer. This is a playful, light weight, fresh and fruity floral fragrance. {try saying that ten times fast!} Also to love is the beautiful packaging, you know you love it!

Burberry Brit Sheer

Burberry Brit Sheer

What is your favorite scent for fall?? Are you a more bold? or Fruity? of Floral? Please share!

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Designer Light Weight Long Sleeve Tops

For fall and winter fashion, I love having a variety of light weight long sleeve tops in my closet. They are perfect in helping my spring and summer wardrobe transform for cooler weather. Sometimes I even just layer two of my long sleeve shirts with a fur or sweater vest and am out the door. Here are some fabulous options in the light weight long sleeve department. I have to start with the Ganet Long Sleeve Tunic by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. I love the color, such a great blue and the cute buttons on the sleeve make this a stand out all on its own.

Ganet Long Sleeve Tunic by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Ganet Long Sleeve Tunic by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Another great top is the Long Sleeve Crew Neck  by Zooey. Again it is a tunic length, which is perfect with jeggings or leggings. I love the bright and cheery yellow that it is available in as well as the other basic colors.

Long Sleeve Crew Neck by Zooey Clothing

Long Sleeve Crew Neck by Zooey Clothing

I am so in love with the scoop neck and beautiful aqua color{its Rain} of this Nanelle Long Sleeve Scoop Neck Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. I also think the green, light brown or ivory would be awesome additions to anyone’s fall wardrobe. This is the perfect layering top with a perfect fit.

Nanelle Long SLeeve Scoop Neck by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Nanelle Long SLeeve Scoop Neck by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

The Darvey Long Sleeve Button-up Tunic Top by Velvet Brand Clothingis another great light weight long sleeve top. I love the buttons down the front of this top making it even more versatile being able to layer a cute tank top under neath and unbuttoning to show it off. 

Darvey Long Sleeve Button-up Tunic Top

Darvey Long Sleeve Button-up Tunic Top

  So do you love long sleeve tops for fall and winter as much as I do?? What are your secrets to incorporating them into your fall wardrobe?? Please share!

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