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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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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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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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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Shopping Made Easy: Online Clothing Boutique

Ok, So as a busy working mom I am always looking for ways to simplify and make my life a bit easier.  Shopping for my designer clothing online not only saves me time, but usually money too! Lots of time online boutiques will have sales that regular shops won’t, plus it is like Christmas once that little brown box shows up. I love shopping at Vintage Fringe because of the mix of clothing that they carry and the variety of items for sale, not to mention free returns.{just in case it doesn’t fit right!} Here are a few of my favorite pieces at Vintage Fringe right now:

Ilona Long Sleeve Hooded Cardigan by Velvet

Ilona Long Sleeve Hooded Cardigan by Velvet

The tone on tone tie dye print on this Ilona Long Sleeve Hooded Cardigan by Velvet by Graham and Spencer is so fresh and fun looking.  The tunic length is perfect to go over leggings or skinny jeans and because it is light weight this hoodie would be great right now and great layered in the winter.

Eloise Winter Slub Long Pocket Cardigan by Velvet

Eloise Winter Slub Long Pocket Cardigan by Velvet

I love the over-sized and comfortable fit of the Eloise Winter Slub Long Pocket Cardigan by Velvet.  The slight flair at the bottom and front pockets really make this deep purple cardigan stand out. I can imagine it looking great for all types of different activities and occasions.

Trinity Cowlneck Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

Trinity Cowlneck Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

The Trinity Cowlneck Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer is something that might not catch your eye when it is just on the hanger, but looks fabulous on.  Again with a loose and comfortable fit, it feels like fun fall days in the pumpkin patch or grabbing some spiced apple cider. I think it would look great belted as well. So ladies go make your lives a bit easy and shop for your fabulous fall clothes online!

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Fall Fashion: Spotlight on staying cozy!

As the temperatures drop, we all reach for for warmer clothes, but cooler weather does not mean that sweatpants are the new dress code. To the contrary, there are so many chic sweaters and jackets that can easily be paired with jeans and leggings, it is almost easier to be chic in fall and winter. Here are a few effortless pieces to help you stay warm and cozy through the fall and winter. I love  they layering capability of a wrap sweater and this Audrey Wrap Sweater by Laurie B. is super versatile for fall and winter.

Audrey Wrap Sweater by Laurie B.

Audrey Wrap Sweater by Laurie B.

Another great cozy sweater for fall and winter is the Moonlight Cap Wrap by Laurie B. I love the pink sweater that is pictured, but if that isn’t for you, try it in black, navy blue or white. This sweater hangs so beautifully, and really makes a perfect frame to showcase one of your favorite necklaces.

Moonlight Cap Wrap by Laurie B.

Moonlight Cap Wrap by Laurie B.

I love detail and the Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvethas plenty of it. The off center zipper and other zipper and buttons really make this a standout sweater for fall 2010. This is os cute open or closed and it is just as easy to wear as your collegiate hoodie, but oh so much cuter!

Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvet.

Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvet.

What are your strategies for staying cozy and chic for this fall and winter??

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Fall Fashion Trend: Gray

For fall fashion 2010 take a cue from mother nature and wear more gray. Gray is a fabulous color and looks good on most skin types{if you get it in the right tone!} and it is a great base for all your colorful fall coats, scarfs, and jewelry! Check out the gorgeous Serlina Boatneck Long Sleeve Top by Velvet. The boatneck is totally chic and made from 100% cotton, which means it’s machine washable, love that!

Serlina Boatneck Long Sleeve Top by Velvet

Serlina Boatneck Long Sleeve Top by Velvet

The Solna Sleeveless Top by Velvet by Graham and Spenceris stunning. The draped, sweeping neckline is so sweet and feminine. I think this top would be perfect for day or night, casual or dressy, its versatile cut would be perfect for just about any occasion.  

Solna Sleeveless Top by Velvet

Solna Sleeveless Top by Velvet

If sweater and cardigans are more your style, try rocking a layered look with the Victoria Cardigan by Ella Moss. You just have to see the ultra cute details that wrap all the way around the back of this cardigan. This would be the perfect light sweater for early fall or a great piece for warmer layering for winter.  

Victoria Cardigan by Ella Moss

Victoria Cardigan by Ella Moss

So what do you think?? Is gray going to be a new staple color for your fall and winter fashion??

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Getting a leg up on Fall Fashion

Fall and winter fashion are all about layers for me, and what is better staple piece and layering item them leggings?? Leggings are so great because they can be worn in a million different ways to make a million different looks. I love leggings tucked into boots, or worn with booties and a tunic length top. Velvet by Graham and Spencer, who are known for their ultra soft and comfortable fabrics have a fabulous pair of knit leggings, the Swoosie. {Wouldn’t love to know where that name came from??} They are the perfect pair to start your looks with, available in dark grey or black.

Swoosie Knit Legging by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

Swoosie Knit Legging by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but is supposed to hit the 90’s this weekend, so I am still very much into summer clothes. Especially summer clothes that will transition into fall and winter outfits. Enter the Lace Trim Stripe Tank by Collective Concepts, it is obviously perfect for summer just by itself. But imagine it with a coordinating  color long sleeve shirt underneath it for fall, and a cropped leather jacket on top for winter, so chic!

Lace Trim Stripe Tank by Collective Concepts.

Lace Trim Stripe Tank by Collective Concepts.

Another great piece for layering, is an open cardigan. I love to wear an open cardigan with leggings, because then I can wear a shorter shirt and the open cardigan is long enough to cover my behind. The Cotton Bamboo Cardigan by Splendid is great because is has short sleeves, making it perfect for layering and lasting though all the seasons.

Cotton Bamboo Cardigan by Splendid.

Cotton Bamboo Cardigan by Splendid.

So enjoy the weather where ever you are and whatever it is and remember layering pieces are perfect now and perfect later. It all starts with the perfect pair of leggings!

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Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Velvet by Graham and SpencerVelvet by Graham and Spencer has become one of our signature lines at Vintage Fringe.  Designers Jenny Graham and Toni Spencer started this contemporary casual collection with a desire to mix quality, comfort and yet still maintain a distinctive fashion style.  This philosophy is found in all of Velvet’s pieces.   While Velvet by Graham and Spencer is a contemporary T-shirt collection, a majority of their pieces are far more than simple T-Shirts.    Made with a range of soft and wearable fabrics including baby jersey knits, slinky rayon, and even cashmere, the combination of different fabrics and distinctive styles and designs gives Velvet’s line a broad distinction from other lines.

Velvet has a variety of constant fabrics that you can always rely on to provide comfortable and fashionable looks.  Here are a few of our favorites:

Velvet’s Baby Jersey collection features a super soft jersey knit fabric and of course is machine washable.  Velvet features their basics within this fabric and then also offers their Novelty pieces which include feminine touches and more contemporary looks.   Another Velvet constant is their Gauzy whisper collection.  Made of thinner knit fabric that is sheerer than the thicker baby jersey fabrics, the Gauzy whisper pieces often feature raw hem edges and often include rucheing or gathered fabric incorporated into various aspects of the tops.  One of our absolute favorites is the Slinky Rayon collection by Velvet.  Made of a luxurious feeling Rayon, the Slinky Rayon collection often features more contemporary styles that exude contemporary femininity. Slinky rayon pieces feature fewer colors, but deep, rich colors such as black, navy, some type of an awesome silver color, and often a wine purple color.   Slinky rayon is dry clean only, but oh so worth it!

Some of our best sellers at Vintage Fringe are Velvet pieces including the Kelisha tank, a long tank top, which is part of Velvet’s Baby Jersey collection.  Featuring a length that is difficult to find in most tanks, this tank hits our 5’7” model about mid-thigh.  This is the perfect piece to layer under the ever popular tunic tops right now and works great with leggings.    Another great piece by Velvet is one of our newer arrivals at Vintage Fringe the Marni Slub Dress.  This dress features a cowlneck at the top, wide short sleeves, a drawstring waist and pockets on the front at waist level. Made of their winter slub fabric it includes a heavier slub fabric that still feels ultra luxurious and oh so stylish.  It is still 100% cotton, but has some texture to it and is machine washable.

In short, we are confident that you will fall in love with Velvet by Graham and Spencer just as we have.  We love the contemporary look and while some of the pieces are basics, we think you’ll agree that high quality pieces may be more expensive, but often outlast their cheaper counterparts.  Not to mention that when Velvet does go modern and incorporate distinctive trends such as ruffles or tunic length tops, their tops are absolutely stunning.  For all of these reasons, Velvet by Graham and Spencer should be one of your wardrobe staples.

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Velvet Fall Fashion

Fall fashion is on my mind and Velvet by Graham and Spencer has a whole bunch of eye candy to get the season started. I am loving their new sweaters, dresses, and everything in between. Here are a few of my favorite new fall pieces featured on Vintage Fringe by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. First up is this fabulous Aspen Motorcycle Sweater, I love the texture, the collar, and the zipper.

Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvet by Graham and Spencer
Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

   

I also really love the Burca Scoopneck Slinky Rayon Dress. Such a fabulous cut and exposed zipper, this will be awesome with boots or leggings. Plus, I love the basic color that can go with any of your favorite bold jewelry and accessories.

Burca Scoopneck Slinky Rayon Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Burca Scoopneck Slinky Rayon Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

One last great fall piece from Velvet is the Marni Cowlneck Pocket Dress. Once again it is the perfect length for leggings or tall boots. The styling in the picture below is perfect, makes me want to sip hot chocolate and stroll through an apple orchard! Isn’t fall wonderful?? Especially fall fashion by Velvet by Graham and Spencer!

Marni Cowlneck Pocket Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Marni Cowlneck Pocket Dress by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

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