Designer Feature: Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Ruz Poncho

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Ruz Poncho

Velvet by Graham and Spencer is one of our favorite designers at Vintage Fringe.  Today we wanted to spotlight a few of our favorite pieces in their latest collections and highlight some of the reasons why we are such big fans.

At its core, Velvet’s line centers around staple jersey cottons and comfortable casual styles; however, they have also expanded their collections to include elements of faux fur, lace, vibrant patterns, cashmere, and so much more.  Consider a few of our latest favorite pieces as examples of their fabulous wearable fashions.

Consider the Ruz Faux Fur Poncho/Cape.  This jacket truly typifies a modern approach that incorporates a gorgeous vintage style.  The Ruz poncho really reminds us of something you would see on any of the ladies in Mad Men.  It also feels as luxurious as it looks and in a sleek black color makes for a true statement piece.  True to the poncho style, the Ruz jacket is a pullover jacket and flares toward the waist.  This piece is a true paradox as it is bold and yet classic simultaneously.  Elegant ponchos are a big fashion trend this season and a great way to add a new distinctive feminine piece into your wardrobe.

Next the Odet Asymmetrical Hem Skirt features another fashion trend you will see this season with the asymmetrical hemline.  The skirt flares out at the knee with the cascading hemline and off-center seam that gives this skirt added depth and texture.  The Odet skirt also features a gathered waistline that is fitted, but not tight.  The sister to the Odet skirt, the Pia Long Asymmetrical Hem skirt features the same style, but with a longer length. Both skirts are comfortable, sophisticated and feminine which makes them great staples for your wardrobe his season. These skirts are also great options for dressy events as well as casual and I love pairing them with a top like the Giann Cowlneck top also by Velvet.

Velvet Kayin Scoopneck Dress

Velvet Kayin Scoopneck Dress

Finally the Kayin Scoop Neck Dress is another great example of Velvet’s expanded collections.  This dress, like the Odet Skirt, features a rayon blend which feels super soft and adds to the comfortable feel.  The Kayin skirt features a loose gathered waistband and a wide short sleeve.  This dress looks stunning with boots and can also be paired with a belt.  It is available at Vintage Fringe in Charcoal and Navy, and is a great option for your fall wardrobe.

As you can see, Velvet by Graham and Spencer’s latest collection features a variety of distinctive clothing options incorporating the latest in fashion trends in a stylish and wearable way.  These few pieces are just a few great examples of the depth of style and fashion that Velvet’s lines have to offer.  Best of all, all of their clothing is Made in the USA, in Los Angeles in fact which in the current economy is a great advantage.

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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.

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Zooey Clothing Winter Jackets

If you haven’t already invested in a winter jacket, look no further then the fabulous jackets from Zooey Clothing for your winter fashion needs. A bomber jacket is the perfect little jacket for all types of different occasions . I love the Bomber Jacketby Zooey Clothing, the over sized buttons and collar add a lot of fringe to this perfect little number available in black and navy.

Bomber Jacket by Zooey Clothing

Bomber Jacket by Zooey Clothing

If you need a little more warmth try the the Heavy Fleece Coatby Zooey. I love the long sleeves, banded bottom, the hood, and of course all those buttons! This coat really does have everything.

Heavy Fleece Coat by Zooey Clothing

Heavy Fleece Coat by Zooey Clothing

The perfect pea coat is the Cropped Double Breasted Jacketby Zooey Clothing. I love the belt, it really cinches the waist for an ultra flattering fit that is comfortable, warm and stylish. Does it get any better then that?? The wide collar, keeps the attention and focus on every-one’s best feature, our faces!

Cropped Double Breasted Jacket by Zooey Clothing

Cropped Double Breasted Jacket by Zooey Clothing

For even more warm and stylish options, check out Vintage Fringe and remember ladies, being bundled up does not mean being any less styligh and fashionable then yor normal self!

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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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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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All About Layers

With my fall and winter fashion, I love layering. Layering clothes ensures that whether I am outside or in, I can be comfortable, especially for those days that start out cool and turn warm or vice versa. Check out some of my favorite layered looks. I love this Tie Tank by La Befana, with the cute tie neckline and loose fit it looks great with a sweater as shown or a long sleeve shirt under and belted.

Tie Tank by La Befana

Tie Tank by La Befana

Another great piece for layering is the Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts. I would love this with a black long sleeve shirt underneath and leggings tucked into riding boots. This would also look great with a boxy motorcycle type jacket over the top.

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

If you are in love with the lace trend as much as I am, then please check out the Lace Tank with Pocket by Collective Concepts. Wouldn’t this just be so chic with a fun colored long sleeve shirt underneath? Pair that with leggings, or even tuck it into a pencil skirt, or belt it and put a open cardigan over. I love all the endless options with layering.

Lace Tank with Pocket by Collective Concepts

Lace Tank with Pocket by Collective Concepts

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Fashionable Rain Boots

Just because it is raining outside doesn’t mean we can sacrifice our style and fashion ladies. Today, almost all top designers have a rain friendly boot to help us stay dry and look fabulous. For the all the gals that like to show off their feminine side, try the Randi Boot by Kate Spade New York. The bow detail is oh so sweet and what girl doesn’t like to add a few inches to their height?? 

Randi Boots by Kate Spade New York

Randi Boots by Kate Spade New York

Being a girl with a little bit of larger feet, I really love and appreciate boots with zippers because they make it so much easier to get in and out of. Add to that the super cute buckles and these boots are a top pick for feeling chic in rainy weather. The Rain Boot With Bucklesby Burberry are the perfect choice for a fun and funky look.

Rain boot With Buckle by Burberry

Rain boot With Buckle by Burberry

If you need more colorto add some brightness and fun to the dreary weather outside, try the Janis Rain Bootby Kamik. I love the vivid flower pattern and as a bonus, these boots are lined with printed Italian fabric.

Janis Rain Boot by Kamik

Janis Rain Boot by Kamik

So go enjoy the rain and maybe even stomp in a few puddles!

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Fabulous Fall Jackets

November is almost here and with it comes even colder weather and the need for warm and chic fashion. I love jackets because they keep us warm and are so easy to button up and look put together instantly. A great jacket with a funky vibe is the Bomber Jacket by Zooey Clothing. It is so cute with the exaggerated collar, front pockets, and short hem. This would be so cute with jeans as shown, or with a pencil skirt and sparkly top for a night out.

Bomber Jacket by Zooey Clothing

Bomber Jacket by Zooey Clothing

For even colder weather, try the Heavy Fleece Coatby Zooey Clothing. I love the hood, I love the long sleeves, I love the banded bottom. Seriously, what it not to love on this jacket??

Heavy Fleece Jacket by Zooey Clothing

Heavy Fleece Jacket by Zooey Clothing

Lastly, if a more laid back look is for you, try the French Terry with Lycra Hooded Jacket by Splendid. This would be so easy to throw on over just about anything and I think it would be totally cute with a flower pin, or a little brooch to add a pop of color.

French Terry with Lycra Hooded Jacket by Spendid

French Terry with Lycra Hooded Jacket by Spendid

Good luck staying chic and warm this fall, for all these beauties and even more sweaters and jackets head on over to Vintage Fringe!

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