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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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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Spotlight on Ella Moss

Ella Moss is the perfect brand for fall fashion, the fabrics are always comfortable with style that is perfect for every day and for every night. The Costa Puff Sleeve V Neck by Ella Moss is the perfect dark gray color for fall, and a great background for all different colors of accessories. I would especially love it with dark jeans, a big teal necklace, and some fabulous gray nail polish that is so hot right now.

Costa Puff Sleeve V Neck by Ella Moss

Costa Puff Sleeve V Neck by Ella Moss

This Aggie V Neck Ruffle Dress by Ella Moss is a lovely deep green shade and with the strip on the bias is is super flattering. I think I would love this with dark tights, tall boots and a cute cardigan.

Aggie V Neck Ruffle Dress by Ella Moss

Aggie V Neck Ruffle Dress by Ella Moss

I love the versatility of the Blaire Puffsleeve Scoop Neck Top by Ella Moss. As you can see it is perfect for young and not so young alike! {Of course don’t tell your daughter this unless you buy her her own!} The cut outs are placed perfectly for a bit of sexy, but not too much which makes this top ideal for day, office, or even evening.
Ella Moss Blaire Puffsleeve Scoop Neck Top by Ella Moss

Ella Moss Blaire Puffsleeve Scoop Neck Top by Ella Moss

To see all this Ella Moss and more head over to Vintage Fringe, but then come back and tell me what your favorite Ella Moss look for fall is!

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Attention all Bargain Fashionistas!

If you love to find your fashion at a fraction of the price, then look no further then the outlet at Vintage Fringe. They have just added new items and they are having a sale on all outlet items. Now through August 13th, get 25% off of the already reduced prices at their outlet.  Amazing right?? There are so many looks for summer, fall and winter, that now is the time to stock up and save!

Perfect for late summer and fall, this Zooey Scoop Neck Cardigan is the perfect light weight piece for layering. Imagine it with bermuda shorts and a loose tank at a beach bonfire or skinny jeans and a chunky necklace for fall.

Zooey Scoop Neck Cardigan

Zooey Scoop Neck Cardigan

This super cute Ocelot Print Silk/Cotton Boatneck top by Splendid is a great crossover top. Of course it is cute by itself, but it would also be fab with a long sleeve top underneath for cooler weather.

Ocelot Print Silk/Cotton Boatneck by Splendid.

Ocelot Print Silk/Cotton Boatneck by Splendid.

The Jocelyn Puffsleeve Boatneck Top by Ella Moss{love her!} is so cheery and cute in red or yellow. It is perfect for summer, but I think also for fall. I think I would love it with a jean jacket, or maybe even a slightly military styled jacket over. I love the contrast of a blousey top and a structured jacket.
Jocelyn Puffsleeve Boatneck Top by Ella Moss

Jocelyn Puffsleeve Boatneck Top by Ella Moss

I can barely believe that all these great finds and more are available at the outlet sale at Vintage Fringe. Head over now and start saving on fashion! {then come back and tell me what your favorite bargain was!}

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Finding Fashion at the Beach

Don’t worry I am not talking about swimsuits just yet {prepare yourselves, the time is coming soon} but rather the cute things we wear on top of swimsuits. Since it isn’t quite full blown summer just yet any swim outing will probably require some sort of cover up and depending on the type of gal you are you might always require a swim cover up so lets look at some fashionable, versatile, and comfortable options.

Ella Moss Hollie Racerback Maxi Dress

Ok, first we have the full coverage of a maxi dress, which is super flattering for most body types. I love this Ella Moss Hollie Racerback Maxi Dress because it is casual enough for the beach yet elegant enough for a night out. I love pieces that can work for lots of occasions and this dress surly does that. Imagine it with aviator sunglasses,  beaded gladiator sandals and a bright yellow bag-cute!

Sweet Pea Sleeveless Empire Waist Dress

If you want something that shows a little more leg, try this ultra cute Sweet Pea Sleeveless Empire Waist Dress. Again the empire waist is a flattering cut that hides imperfections, and can easily transition from beach to going out. This dress can completely change looks with different accessories. 

Sweet Pea Tunic U Neck Top

Sweet Pea Tunic U Neck Top

For those of you that are daring enough to show a  bit more leg, I love this Sweet Pea Tunic U Neck Top, perfect for throwing on over white jeans right after a fun day at the beach. The bold black and white print is classy yet youthful.

So what is your cover up style? Less is more? Or more is more?

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Color Obsession: Yellow

With spring comes warmer weather and lighter and brighter colored clothes. I love all the bright and cheery colors and this season I am especially loving the sunshine yellow that seems to be showing up everywhere. This color is great for tops, skirts, dresses, shoes, handbags, where ever you want to add a pop of color. This Heart Button Cardigan by Joy Joy is so sweet and with 3/4 length sleeves it is the perfect piece for spring and cool summer nights.

Heart Button Cardigan by Joy Joy

Heart Button Cardigan by Joy Joy

If you live in a warmer climate or are just looking for something more summery, try the Hollie Crew Top by Ella Moss. The lace detail around the neckline really adds some interest to the basic and comfortable shape of this top. I’d pair it will white skinny jeans, metallic sandals, and a jean jacket for weekend errands or strolls at the beach.

Hollie Crew Top by Ella Moss

Hollie Crew Top by Ella Moss

Lastly, the Jocelyn Puffsleeve Boatneck Top by Ella Moss is perfect in lemonade yellow. The added interest of the white circles keeps this cute and simple top fresh for summer. Imagine this with denim bermuda shorts and white wedges, perfect for lunch with the ladies!

Jocelyn Puffsleeve Boatneck Top by Ella Moss

Jocelyn Puffsleeve Boatneck Top by Ella Moss

Now go out there and add some sunshine to your wardrobe! And remember if yellow really isn’t your thing{gasp!} you can shop by color at Vintage Fringe to find something that is more you.

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Craving Cardigans

This is about the time of year when I dump my coat and jacket and start wearing the cardigan.  A cardigan is a versatile addition to your fashion wardrobe.  A cardigan can be worn with jeans, pants, skirts, dresses or almost any garment.  Designer Cardigans will be a great addition to your wardrobe for both the cardigan’s versatility and those added designer details that make your clothes stand apart from your friend’s clothes.  Below are some of  my favorite cardigans for spring.

Ella Moss Miley Striped Cardigan
Ella Moss Miley Striped Cardigan

I love love love the bold colors of this cardigan.  Ella Moss designed this cardigan in Candy Apple (red) with with blue and yellow stitch detail or in Admiral (blue) with red, white, and yellow stitched detail.  This Miley Cardigan is cropped and features a button top.  Below is a picture of the detail in the back of this cardigan in Admiral (blue).

Back of Miley Cardigan in Admiral (blue)
Back of Miley Cardigan in Admiral (blue)

Another cardigan I can’t get enough of is the the Gable Stripe Cardigan designe by renowned knit designer Laurie B.

Laurie B. Stripe Zipper Cardigan
Laurie B. Stripe Zipper Cardigan

I love to wear this Gable Stripe Cardigan on its ow as a top or as a cardigan with a black dress or black top.  You essentially get two great looks in one top!  As always designer Laurie B.’s taste is immpecable.

Joy Joy Heart Button Cardigan
Joy Joy Heart Button Cardigan

I love this Heart Button Cardigan for all it’s adorable little details.  Joy Joy designed this cardigan in black, yellow (picture above), green, and hot pink.  I love the adorable heart buttons and the perfect elbow length in the sleeves.

For these cardigans and more visit Vintage Fringe today!!!

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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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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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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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