Velvet by Graham & Spencer Tops

Ramona Dolman Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Ramona Dolman Top

Velvet by Graham & Spencer tops are a must have for your wardrobe.  The Velvet collection is at its core an upscale tee shirt brand, but their collections always take traditional looks to new heights with distinctive fabrics and styles and it doesn’t take much observation to realize that they are so much more than a contemporary tee shirt line.  Some of our favorite pieces by Velvet are their dresses, leggings and jackets, but of course their tops certainly do not disappoint.  Here are a few of our favorite Velvet by Graham and Spencer Tops which are currently available at Vintage Fringe.

The Ramona Dolman Sleeve Top is a total must have shirt if you love the dolman sleeve style as much as we do.  The dolman sleeve tops are always a favorite because of their spin on the over-sized sweatshirt style combined with a fitted shirt look.  The Ramona features an luxurious waffle weave pattern which gives it a great texture and a dressy, distinctive style.  The top is meant to look over-sized, and it is super comfortable to wear, while still being delicate and lightweight. The top is available in both Heather Grey and White and is perfect to wear in fall/spring weather or depending on your preference even on a cool summer day.

Next the Grace 3/4 Sleeve Top really typifies a classic tee shirt style amped up with a bit of added feminine flair.  The top itself is a straightforward scoop neck with 3/4 length sleeves.  The stylish twist that is typical of great Velvet brand tops comes with the rouching on one side of the top.  The top also has a long length hitting below the hips.  The Grace top is part of Velvet’s Gauzy Whisper collection which features a thinner cotton fabric with a touch of spandex giving this top the perfect amount of cling or fit. I am also a big fan of the Red Vine color.  It is a total stand out and a great top for spring/summer.

Another great top for summer, the Bianca Dolman Top takes the classic striped top to another level.  With dolman sleeves and an over-sized fit  this top is perfectly stylish.  The top also features diagonal stripes on each side that contrast the horizontal stripes in the center which is a great twist on the classic striped top.  The top is narrower at the bottom than at the top which is typical of the traditional dolman style. The Tide green stripes are also the must have color this season.  The Bianca top is sheer and the stripes are contrasted with an ivory/oatmeal color.  This is a great top to wear with jeans or a skirt this summer.

Bianca Striped Dolman Sleeve Top by Velvet

Bianca Striped Top

These are just a few examples of some of our latest favorite tops by Velvet this season.  As you can see these tops really do transcend from being just classic tee shirts to trendsetting statement pieces that you can truly wear everyday.  Of course these tops are just a few of our favorites and there are so many more amazing stylish Velvet tops to choose from. What are some of your favorites?

Post to Twitter Post to Delicious Post to Digg Post to Facebook Post to Reddit Post to StumbleUpon

Jeweled Cardigan

Let’s face it, we’ve seen a thousand cardigans and they are all basically the same thing.  We probably have at least five cardigans in our closets in a variety of different colors or fabrics.  If you want to individualize your cardigans your options are generally to find another color or pattern to mix it up.  Of course you can always accessorize them, but finding that perfect accessory just for a cardigan can be a lot of work and hassle.   We love finding cardigans that are even more distinctive than that with added accents such as jeweled cardigans or cardigans that don’t look like the run of the mill solid color cardigans you see at big box retailers.  Any variations can be great alternatives to the basic solid cotton cardigan.

One of our favorite pieces is a jeweled cardigan by an up in coming designer, Joy Joy Clothing.  The Heart Button Cardigan features tons of detail which we love!  First it has heart shaped buttons with bows on them.  Then there are the puckered ¾ length sleeves which look so girly and feminine.  Finally, last but certainly not least the heart shaped accent in place of a pocket on the lapel, featuring a variety of different pattern covered buttons literally sewn on in a heart shape. You don’t often find something this perfect and this piece is sure to become one of your favorites too.

When you are shopping for distinctive styles of cardigans like a jeweled cardigan, you will also find cardigans in a variety of fabrics which can make all the difference in terms of how and where you wear each cardigan. For example, the Satin Trim Cropped Cardigan features satin trim with a satin tie around the neckline.  This is a detail or trim that you don’t see everyday on the basic cardigans.  We love finding these gem cardigans that are full of detail and distinction.  These pieces are really investments in your closet and a great way to add vibrant, unique pieces to your closet.  Alternatively, the Pleated Paisley Front Ruffle Cardigan features a bold paisley pattern with a cascading ruffle down the front.  This is a great elegant cardigan that would be perfect paired with a black tank and skirt and is a great addition for summer.

We love the cardigan because of its versatility and utility in our closets.  A great piece to dress up a simple tank top and something that can be worn to work and casually too.  Finding a way to elevate a wardrobe essential is always something so satisfying and really is an investment in your wardrobe.  Whatever details suit your personal preferences, you can find a number of great cardigans that do amp it up and really add a lot to that basic cardigan and they don’t have to break the budget.  You always need a few basic cardigans too, but we think that every closet needs a few great statement cardigans that can help transform that simple black dress or tank into something even better.

Post to Twitter Post to Delicious Post to Digg Post to Facebook Post to Reddit Post to StumbleUpon

Clothing Boutiques Online

The experience of shopping at clothing boutiques is something most of us have come to love.  Personally, I would dream of having one day a week where I could just hunt for good boutiques.  Frequently, we covet the boutique shopping experience because it enables you to find new and sometimes new to you designers and all too often distinctive styles or pieces that you wouldn’t find somewhere else.  Despite all of these benefits, finding these seemingly elusive boutiques and finding a boutique that fits your style or even finding one with your busy schedule is often difficult as they are typically not in the mall or typical shopping spots.  Frequently, clothing boutique shopping trips are full of hassles finding their locations and then once you find the shop then you discover that they closed early that day or opened later.  Thankfully, those hassles have become things of the past as clothing boutiques are moving online and the online clothing boutique is quickly becoming the first stop shopping location.

The ability to find so many great clothing boutiques online has really changed the way that shopping for clothing has previously been done.  The new clothing boutique online is advantageous because it really does eliminate many of the hassles of boutique shopping.  For example, with the clothing boutique online, you now can shop in your time frame (frankly even in your pajamas) and spend as long as you want on the site.  You can also more easily find upcoming or indie designers and pieces that still give you that exclusivity that not everyone will have the same top.  Another benefit to online shopping that you can find at some clothing boutiques online are things like free shipping and often even free returns.  These customer friendly policies minimize the risks of ordering online with sizes and fit.  Good clothing boutiques online will also have a lot of images of the pieces styled on models such as Lookbooks which are also a helpful advantage as it gives you more ways to visualize and see a piece before you buy it.

Shopping at clothing boutiques online also helps you to pinpoint which designers you are looking for and search online to find shops or boutiques that carry them.  You can search by individual pieces or styles and spend more time comparison shopping which you would never have done in the traditional clothing boutique.  New websites like boutiques.com or like.com have taken boutique comparison shopping to a whole new level.  Don’t forget you can also search for coupons or even promotions online as well. Such advantages really do make you a more educated shopper and help enable you to find the best deal which in the current economy really can help make the typically more expensive boutique pieces more affordable and attainable.  As an online clothing boutique, at Vintage Fringe, our goal is to have your love your clothes as much as we do and to always have your friends asking “Where did you get that?” Clothing boutiques online are a great trend that is here to stay and we are confident that you’ll find shopping online with us a great experience.

Post to Twitter Post to Delicious Post to Digg Post to Facebook Post to Reddit Post to StumbleUpon

Splendid Hoodies

This season hoodies are a great fashion trend that we have come to love at Vintage Fringe.  Of course you can find lots of great hoodies from a variety of designers, but today we wanted to focus on several of our favorite Splendid Hoodies.  As many of you who are familiar with the Splendid brand know, we love Splendid’s great use of classic colors and amazing fabrics and styles.  With classic signature patterns of stripes and solids, the Splendid line features wonderful wearable pieces that are simple and still super stylish.  They have a variety of styles ranging from dressier hoodies to your simple basics, but we think you will love each of them.

Splendid 2×1 White Stripe Hoodie – A perfect piece for everyday this hoodie features a white stripe on either a Mud (light brown) color or Blueberry (light purple) color.  With a wide pocket front and center on this top giving it a casual yet distinctive look.  This top also features 8 snap buttons in front giving you flexibility to wear it by itself or layer it over a tee or tank.  Of course we can’t forget to mention the ¾ length sleeves which give it great versatility to wear in a variety of temperatures.

Splendid Textured Rib Long Sleeve Hoodie – One of the dressier hoodies we’ve seen this hoodie is made of a cotton cashmere blend giving it a light weight sweater feel.  It is sheer enough that it works perfectly layered over a short sleeve top or tank and we even like to wear it over a long sleeve tee in the winter.  With a drawstring tie at the waist and a wide v neck this hoodie really is a perfect piece for that beach vacation where you want something a little warm and love the sheer, light weight look of this hoodie.

Splendid Long Sleeve Stripe Hoodie – Another great example of Splendid’s classic stripe patterns, this wide stripe hoodie is a great everyday piece that is still very distinctive.  With contrasting stripes in solid colors and then also a heathered color this hoodie looks so classy.  The criss cross v neck is slightly gathered and this top does feature a solid wide v neck.  This hoodie has a long length and a drawstring tie around the hoodie.  This hoodie is made of a cotton poly blend and feels extremely soft which makes it super comfortable to wear.

Splendid Baby Fleece Tie Waist Hoodie – A wonderful example of a simple yet very distinctive style from Splendid.  The Baby Fleece Tie Waist Hoodie features an empire waist with a drawstring and short sleeves.  It is not every day that you run across a short sleeved hoodie, but we love the look of this Baby Fleece Tie Waist Hoodie.  The Baby Fleece fabric is really a good quality sweatshirt fabric and we love the green color and the long tunic length of this hoodie.  We wear it over leggings or jeans and love to wear it year round over short or long sleeve tops.

As you can see, these hoodies give you a range of styles and unique looks with a variety of fabrics and colors.  You really can’t go wrong with hoodies this season and we love layering them over other tops in the cooler weather.

Post to Twitter Post to Delicious Post to Digg Post to Facebook Post to Reddit Post to StumbleUpon

Survive the Heat in Style

The temperatures are rising high enough for many to abandon all sense of fashion and jump right into the shorts and t-shirt look. Here are some great picks for tops and dresses that can keep you looking hot while feeling cool during these simmering summer months.

Tank Tops
The key to a cool tank top is to pick breathable fabric that is also washable.  Dreamy Designer Sweet Pea’s signature nylon mesh is a great choice for summer. Like this 4 Tiered Ruffled Ruffle Tank in rain (blue).

4-Tiered Ruffle Tank by Sweet Pea

4-Tiered Ruffle Tank by Sweet Pea

This tank if full of flirty fashionable details but is soft and comfortable enough you will feel free and easy in it.  This tank is perfect for an outdoor bbq or even a a hot day at the park.

One of Vintage Fringe’s newest arrivals is also a perfect pick for a hot summer day.  Collective Concept’s trendy Racerback Flared Tunic Top is a great example of California style summer clothing.  First this nuetral color is both trendy and smart for hot summer days.  This tank is loose but has so many flattering details like the beaded straps, tunic length, and racerback.  Wear this tank anywhere this summer and you will stay cool and oh so stylish.

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

Short Sleeve Tops

Splendid no doubt had hot summer days in mind when designing it’s Navy Slub Shadow Stripe Waist Tie Top.

Navy Slub Shadow Stripe Waist Tie Top by Splendid

Navy Slub Shadow Stripe Waist Tie Top by Splendid

The wide sleeves and signature jersey slub fabric makes this short sleeve top a great choice on a hot day.  I also love how Splendid infamously makes a clean and modern statement with color choices that are both flattering and classic.  Pair this top with khaki bermuda shorts or denim capris… the options truly are limitless.

Designer Dresses

On those scorching summer days summer dresses are the coolest choice to make.

I love love this Modal Jersey V Neck dress also designed by Splendid

Modal Jersey V Neck Dress from Splendid

Modal Jersey V Neck Dress from Splendid

You can feel cool and trendy in this adorable jersey dress in blueberry (light purple).  This dress has a flattering empire waist, is machine washable, and is the perfect length for a cool summer dress.

From tanks to tees and even dresses, being hot is no excuse for not being fashionably adorable.  Don’t miss Vintage Fringe’s Summer Steal’s Sale where you can get 30% off everything until July 28th.

Post to Twitter Post to Delicious Post to Digg Post to Facebook Post to Reddit Post to StumbleUpon

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!!!

Post to Twitter Post to Delicious Post to Digg Post to Facebook Post to Reddit Post to StumbleUpon

Don’t Miss the Vintage Fringe Outlet Sale!!!!

In honor of the hot summer weather Vintage Fringe is serving up some hot prices on all our outlet items.  Starting today until July 15th take an additional 20% off all outlet purchases.  This means you can get designer clothing from designers like Sweet Pea, Velvet by Graham and Spencer, Alixk, Laurie B., Alternative Apparel, Ella Moss, Zooey, and Splendid at discounts of up to 80% off.  A perfect example of our amazing savings is this Orange and Black Sweet Pea dress originally retailing for $99 .  Now with the additional 20% off you can buy this dress for only $44 .  The hot prices won’t last forever, so hurry up and save only at Vintage Fringe.

1L0K8556

Sweet Pea Orange and Black Dress

Post to Twitter Post to Delicious Post to Digg Post to Facebook Post to Reddit Post to StumbleUpon

Ella Moss Originals

Ella Moss is certainly on most people’s list of favorite designers!  We love many of their tops and wanted to highlight one of our best sellers.  The Skye Button Sleeve Scoop Neck top features a grey diagonal stripe on the white top or a black stripe on the slate grey fabric.

Ella Moss Sky Button Sleeve Top
Ella Moss Skye Button Sleeve Top

The stripe has a bit of a metallic shimmer to it.  The scoop neck is loose giving it a sultry look.  Of course we can’t forget the adorable buttons on the cuffs of the sleeves.  With a banded waist , this top is fitted, but not clingy–another perk.

Ella Moss Skye Button Top
Ella Moss Skye Button Top

We love it for all of these reasons, but mostly because it is certainly an original top that is sure to be a welcome addition to your wardrobe.  In the current economy, this top is perfect because it can be worn easily through Fall, Winter and Spring.

When it comes to designer women’s clothing, we love the look of Ella Moss and think that this top typifies one of the fashion trends in 2009 with the metallic shimmer strip.  It is totally in right now and with the cut and style of this top it exudes the perfect balance of distinction and sophistication.

Post to Twitter Post to Delicious Post to Digg Post to Facebook Post to Reddit Post to StumbleUpon

Velvet Brand Clothing Timeless Turtlenecks

Velvet Brand Clothing

Velvet Brand Clothing

We love Velvet Brand Clothing and this week we’re continuing our turtleneck series about the designers we carry with timeless turtlenecks.  We wanted to highlight one of our favorites from Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

Currently one of our new arrivals, we love the look of the Velvet Catelina top featuring a turtleneck with additional accent details.  The actual turtleneck is meant to be more akin to your traditional turtleneck with the foldover, but it isn’t tight or restrictive, it actually fits just right.  In addition, we love the “fringe” details with the pleats around the neckline giving it a feminine touch and some added style.  Part of Velvet Brand Clothing’s Baby Jersey collection, this machine washable baby jersey cotton feels so soft and is so comfortable to wear.  We also love the length as it has long sleeves and the top falls generally below the hips depending on your body type.  Currently available in Pink (Shown), Ivory (Soy), and Plum (Currant).

Post to Twitter Post to Delicious Post to Digg Post to Facebook Post to Reddit Post to StumbleUpon

Zooey Clothing – Timeless Turtlenecks

Zooey Clothing

Zooey Clothing

Zooey clothing features timeless turtlenecks that while they are generally timeless pieces for your fall and winter wardrobes, we also love the updated stylish twists designers like Zooey have incorporated into the modern, hip turtleneck.  Even Audrey Hepburn made turtlenecks look fashionable!

Audrey Hepburn Vintage Style Turtleneck

Audrey Hepburn Vintage Style Turtleneck

Here’s what we love about the one of the different styles of turtlenecks that we feature at Vintage Fringe, today we’re highlighting the turtlenecks by Zooey.  First we love Zooey’s loose version of the turtleneck.  The turtleneck itself isn’t tight or restrictive, is actually a loose fit which allows it to just naturally fall around the neck providing a hip and stylish look.

Next, we love the length of all of these Zooey tops, they all fit well below the waist so you don’t have to worry about that uncomfortable feeling as your top crawls up throughout the day.  Available at Vintage Fringe in a variety of colors including: black, brown, dark grey, grey, ivory, light grey, plum (shown) and white.  All of these Zooey tops are made from an amazingly soft supima cotton; these tops wear well and are super comfortable.

Post to Twitter Post to Delicious Post to Digg Post to Facebook Post to Reddit Post to StumbleUpon