Spotlight on Splendid Brand Sweaters

Fall fashion is so much fun, I have been loving the opportunity to wear sweaters, boots, and scarfs. One of my favorite brands for sweaters is Splendid. They are perfectly soft, comfortable, easy to layer and just all around pretty and well designed pieces. If you aren’t familiar with Splendid{or even if you are!}, check out three of my top choices for your fall wardrobe:

1x1 8 Button Cardigan by Splendid

1x1 8 Button Cardigan by Splendid

The 1×1 8 Button Cardigan is just perfect for cool fall days, I love that it comes black, navy or pink and is equally cute button up or open. With its longer length this is the perfect piece to throw on over leggings and boots.

Rayon Slub Jersey Cardigan by Splendid

Rayon Slub Jersey Cardigan by Splendid

 I love the ease of the Rayon Slub Jersey Cardigan. The rolled sleeves and comfortable cut make this a go to item for all types of events and weather. Clearly it is super cute belted, but it is also great just left open showing off a bit of your favorite tank or camisole.

1x1 Pocket Cardigan by Splendid

1x1 Pocket Cardigan by Splendid

Ok lastly, I am such a fan of this 1×1 Pocket Cardigan, I totally love sweater vests because they are the easiest thing to throw over a not so cute top and look polished. The longer length on this makes it ideal for over leggings or skinny jeans or even over a pencil skirt for the office. To see all these lovelies and more, head over to Vintage Fringe and get yourself some spectacular Splendid sweater!

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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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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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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.

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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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Spring Color Trend: Jade

Spring colors are always a welcomed thing to me, the darkness of winter is exchanged for bright, sunny, and what I call “happy” colors. Last fall, Chanel used a jade color nail polish on their models on the runway and launched an obsession with the color at the same time. Jade, or green is a great color for most people, you just have be be careful with the shade and tone of it, making sure it works for your skin tone. For spring i am loving this Tie Waist Hoodie from Spendid, perfect for a swimsuit{don’t worry we aren’t quite there yet} cover-up, a dress with leggings and boots, or as shown over jeans. It is very versatile and the perfect spring color!

Baby Fleece Tie Waist Hoodie by Spendid
Baby Fleece Tie Waist Hoodie by Spendid

Another great top in a slightly different shade of green is the Hamptom Hoodie by Ella Moss. I love the all the details and of course the green shade, which could easily go with so many other colors and patterns. It has a very relaxed look that is perfect for spring, especially with the longer sleeves for a bit more warmth, but in a lighter cotton that could transition to summer nights effortlessly.

Hampton Hoodie by Ella Moss
Hampton Hoodie by Ella Moss

Vintage Fringe has so many other really pretty and interesting tops in a shade of green, don’t forget that you can shop their site by color, love that! Now go have some fun and put on something other then black!

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All about Shoulders and Sleeves!

Bold shoulders and sleeves have been all over the runways, magazines, and celebrities this year. And for good reason, the updated version of the 1980’s shoulder pad trend is classy and accentuates{or tricks the eye to see} a small waist, it creates beautiful curves.  I love fashion, however it is just not practical for me to wear some of the more extreme sleeve and shoulder styles that celebrities have been spotted wearing{did you see Rihanna’s or Fergie’s spiked shoulders?}. So, for those of us with less red carpet events and more grocery carts in our lives, here are some cute ways to incorporate the bold shoulder and sleeve trend into your closet.
I love the vibrant color of this Scoop Neck top by Splendid, and the puffy, puckered sleeve really draws attention to the shoulder/sleeve area. There are so many great details in this top, and if you wanted create more curves, I think it would look fabulous belted.
Modal Jersey with Silk Cotton Voile SS Scoop Neck with Buttons by Splendid

Modal Jersey with Silk Cotton Voile SS Scoop Neck with Buttons by Splendid

The beautiful black and white damask print pattern on this short sleeve Deconstructed V Neck by Sweet Pea really draws the eye up and the double layer sleeve creates a more dramatic and bold shoulder.

Short Sleeve Deconstructed V Neck by Sweet Pea.

Short Sleeve Deconstructed V Neck by Sweet Pea.

 Make sure to look for details in your tops, they will always draw the eye to it and if those details happen to fall on the sleeve or shoulder, they will accentuate that area. So what do you think, to spike or not to spike?? {Are Rihanna and Fergie completely mad or completely awesome??} Tell me what you think!

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The best looks for right NOW

Spring trends are on everyone’s mind, {lets be honest, most stores are rolling out swim suits this month!}but spring could be a ways off for some of you, so here are some looks that I love for right NOW. As mentioned in this post, ruffles are in and I love the chic gray color and slimming wrap detail of this Potina Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. Paired with dark denim and a headband accessory and the look is fresh and oh so appropriate for february weather. {I think I would love this top even more if I was holding the Borrealis bag, the colors would be so pretty with the gray of this top!}
Pontina Ruffle Top by Velvet with dark denim

Potina Ruffle Top by Velvet with dark denim

Another look that I am loving is the slouchy, loose fitting boyfriend look, like this Boyfriend Buttonup by Splendid. This shirt exudes that laid back style, I love pairing it with lots of necklaces as shown for some unexpected glamour. As always, I love a good riding boot and this black pair complement and complete the entire look. If this isn’t quite warm enough yet, no worries just layer a bomber jacket, or long cardigan over it!
Boyfriend Buttonup Shirt by Splendid with riding boots

Boyfriend Buttonup Shirt by Splendid with riding boots

And lastly, for those of us that “winter” never really comes {I live in San Diego, don’t hate me!} this Ellasentials Cardigan Smock by Ella Moss is perfect. The shortened sleeve, open front and details at the shoulders and back all add charm to this closet staple. I love how this cardigan can eaisly be great for anything from running around town with the kiddos or dressed up for an evening out.
Ellassentials Cardigan Smock by Ella Moss with a chunky necklace

Ellassentials Cardigan Smock by Ella Moss with a chunky necklace

So, even though we are being bombarded with what is new and hot for spring, don’t forget to live and appreciate each moment! Look great right NOW while looking forward to wearing Spring 2010 trends. What are you wearing right NOW??

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Classic Vintage Style

Splendid Clothing

Splendid Clothing

Vintage style has a host of meanings to different people.  In an effort to dispel the myth that vintage style refers to old lady clothes, at Vintage Fringe we have found many vintage styles that are far from matronly or stuffy.  One such example would be a new top from Splendid’s fall line that to us exemplifies timeless vintage style.  The vintage example a sweatshirt worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s looks adorable on her (no surprise there).

Timeless Vintage Style

Timeless Vintage Style

We couldn’t help but notice the similarity between this top and a couple of our new arrivals from Splendid.

They both even feature that classic sweatshirt V stiched in the center.  Of course at Vintage Fringe, we love the little details like that which bring meaning to the Fringe in Vintage Fringe.  In our opinion, the Splendid version is more sophisticated.  The newer versions from Splendid also feature a few distinctions such as flared cuffs and a more fitted look, but we’re sure you will agree that both of these tops pass the test of being timeless.  Not to mention that once you wear the Splendid top, you will be truly amazed by the luxurious feel of the fabric.

We find that such timeless tops will last beyond the quickly changing fashion fads.  As this vintage style illustrates, such pieces will never go out of style.   Plus when you feel the fabric you really won’t want to live without this top.

We currently have the Splendid Boatneck Long Sleeve Top available as shown in Coal (Dark Grey) and Russet (Orange).

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