Scoop Neck Top

The scoop neck top has really become a wardrobe staple that you end up trying to stock up on in multiple colors. Scoop necklines have of course been around forever, but it seems like great scoop necklines are incorporated in a lot of wonderful style tops and sweaters featuring both long and short sleeves.  A great look is even layering scoop neck tops over tanks or other contrasting necklines to add color and additional style elements to your look.  Consider a few great pieces that feature scoop neck lines and a variety of distinctive styles so that when you add this great neckline to your wardrobe you don’t’ have to wear the exact same shirt in another color.

The designer Stacy Frati features a variety of Scoop Necklines in her Sweet Pea Clothing collection and here are a few great examples of unique patterns and styles that still incorporate similar scoop necklines.  Consider the Long Sleeve Ruched Empire Waist Top or the Long Sleeve Scoop Neck Floral Top that features a deep scoop neckline, but still includes other stylistic elements that make each of these tops unique.  The Ruched Empire Waist top obviously features an empire waist and ruching (the gathered fabric in front) giving it a beautiful classic regal look that reminds us of something of the Victorian time period.  With a beautiful olive green paisley pattern, this scoop neck top exudes femininity.  The Floral Scoop Neck top by Sweet Pea features another beautiful pattern with the red roses on the front, but features a basic black on the trip around the neckline and the sleeves and back.  Both necklines are wide scoop necks, yet that is about the only similarity between these distinctive tops from Sweet Pea.

Collective Concepts features some great short sleeve scoop neck tops or even scoop neck tanks with a variety of great patterns and styles.  Some of our favorites are the Stripe Knit Tops and tanks by Collective Concepts featuring alternate depths for the scoop necklines.  Available in a variety of colors including navy, green, pink and red, these tops feature great fabrics and feminine details like lace or burnout fabrics.

Alternatively, consider this spin on the scoop neckline with the Multi-Collar Long Sleeve Top by Zooey by Alice Heller.  This long top features three scoop neck collars in front and in back on this seemingly basic long sleeve top.  It is a great top for fall and winter as it doesn’t have a deep scoop neck, but yet still gives the look of a scoop neck with the alternate collars.  The long length is ideal and works great for layering over leggings or pairing this top with boots.

The scoop neckline is quite possibly one of our favorites and we’re so glad to see it utilized in so many different styles and patterns of tops ranging from long sleeve all the way to tanks.  Of course you can also find great distinctive styles of scoop necklines in dresses as well, but in any event the scoop neckline is a great feminine neckline and we love finding so many different possible ways to wear scoop neck tops in your wardrobe.

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Summer Clothes for 30-40% off at Vintage Fringe!!

Summer clothes from great designers are now on sale at Vintage Fringe.   You won’t want to miss great finds including lots of Sweet Pea clothing and even including newer arrivals from Collective Concepts clothing.  Don’t miss this end of summer sale the features some of favorite styles from the summer.  Below are my top picks now 30-40% off at Vintage Fringe.

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

Racerback Flared Tunic Tank Top by Collective Concepts

This Collective Concepts racerback flared tunic tank has been one of my favorite pieces this summer.  It is so easy to glam up with cute shoes and basic leggings and I always feel like a million bucks when it wear it.  Accessorizing is easy with this racer-back tank because it has the adorable black and silver beaded straps.  While this tank designed by Collective Concepts usually sells for $55.00 this week only at Vintage Fringe it is on sale for $33.00.

La Befana Navy Tie Tank

La Befana Navy Tie Tank

I love love love this La Befana Tank (I personally own it in polka dot also on sale this week at Vintage Fringe).  I wear it with a cute cap sleeve or a long sleeve shirt underneath.  The tie on the side adds the perfect detail that makes this top a one-of -kind top to add to your wardrobe.  I can wear this to work or at home and it is always adorable and flattering.  This week only at Vintage Fringe this tank designed by La Befana is on sale for $50.00… thats 40% off!

Laurie B. Rumba Puff Sleeve Sweater

Laurie B. Rumba Puff Sleeve Sweater

Knit designer and visionary Laurie B. is known for her high quality high fashion knitwear and this Laurie B. Rumba puff sleeve sweater wrap is probably my favorite design of hers.  This sweater snaps in the front for a completely separate look or it unsnaps to become the adorable wrap that is perfect for fall and early winter.  This sweater is also full of surprising details like the adorable pockets and puff sleeves.  This is also a super soft lightweight knit that can give you warmth but won’t overheat you. It really is perfect for any season.  A knit wrap like this can easily sell for around $200, but this week only at Vintage Fringe this puff sleeve cardigan is only $99.

To shop Vintage Fringe’s End of Summer Sale just visit us at www.VintageFringe.com.

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Fabulous New Looks from Sweet Pea

I have always been a fan of Sweet Pea Clothing, the light weight chic designs are perfect for summer. Vintage Fringe has some great fashionable items from them and I just have to share them. First, is this perfect for every body type little black Wrap Dress. I love the faux wrap design, and the deep v neck is elongating and therefore flattering. Black is the perfect backdrop for all types of bright and bold summer accessories, go nuts with shoes, bags, bangles, necklaces and this dress can look different every time you wear it!

Wrap Dress by Sweet Pea

Wrap Dress by Sweet Pea

 Ok, so this next top has two things that the dress above has as well, a faux wrap and a v-neck. When something works, stick with it! The Surplice with Flower Top is ultra flattering and the flower detail is oh so cute! The would be perfect with jeans, skirts, shorts, just about anything and again the basic color is a great bast for fun and funky accessories.

Surplice with Flower Top by Sweet Pea

Surplice with Flower Top by Sweet Pea

The last top I want to highlight has a very cute print and with gathered sides, is again ultra flattering. The Combo Lined Gathered Top by Sweet Pea has a black under layer, with a white layer on top. I love the loose sleeves, perfect for warmer weather.

Combo Lined Gathered Top

Combo Lined Gathered Top

For all these looks and even more Sweet Pea and other fabulous designers, check out Vintage Fringe!

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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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Trendy Tanks from Sweet Pea by Staci Frati

I might be jumping the gun a bit to already be blogging about tank tops, but the weather is so beautiful today, I am feeling the need to feature some adorable designer tanks designed by Sweet Pea.  Sweet Pea’s vivid patterns are a signature look at any time of the year but especially spring/summer these bold colors will help any gal stand out- in the best kind of way.

Sleeveless Front Tie Top by Sweet Pea

Sleeveless Front Tie Top by Sweet Pea

This Sleeveless Front Tie Top is adorable and the cut is really flattering on everyone.  I also really love this print- it is a dark navy background.  The neck ties make it fully adjustable and allows you to decide how to adjust the neckline.  As always this top is in Sweet Pea’s trademark mesh-nylon.

This solid blue 4-Tier  Ruffle Tank by Sweet Pea is favorite of mine.  While sweet pea mostly designs bold prints, this tank comes in solid blue (rain) or fuschia (cranapple).  I love how the 4-tiered ruffles makes this tank simple but trendy and feminine.  This tank is a perfect to stand alone piece but also looks great paired with a cardigan (see below).

Sweet Pea's 4 Tiered Ruffled Tank and The Rumba Puffsleeve Sweater by Laurie B

Sweet Pea's 4 Tiered Ruffled Tank and The Rumba Puffsleeve Sweater by Laurie B

Laurie ‘B.’s Puffsleeve Cardigan Sweater is one of my must have cardigans.  And I love the look of Sweet Pea’s Tank with it.  Find great designer tanks from Sweet Pea and other designers  at Vintage Fringe!!

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Sweet Pea Designs by Staci Frati

Sweet Pea Sleeveless Front Tie Tank

Sweet Pea's Sleeveless Front Tie Tank

Life is sweet for Sweet Pea’s designer and brainchild Stacy Frati.  This Miami based designer launched her first mesh top over 10 years ago because she felt “there was a void in the market for something very beautiful that could just be a day-into-night style blouse.” Few knew then that Staci’s nylon mesh line she titled “Sweet Pea” would become a landmark of feminine vintage-inspired clothing that could “fly by night”.

It is easy to go from day to night in this short sleeve v-neck by Wweet Pea

It's easy to go from day to night in this short sleeve v-neck by Sweet Pea

At Vintage Fringe we love how Sweet Pea designs can be worn not only in the boardroom with a suit but also on the beach with sandals.  Sweet Pea has also crafted its own niche with very feminine and flirty prints and designs that also have that Miami-inspired bohemian vibe as well.  The center of Sweet Pea’s trademark look is the nylon mesh fabric that transcends seasons as well as easily slipping from day to night.  At Vintage Fringe we love Sweet Pea for it’s bold colors and vibrant prints.  Pick your Sweet Pea designs at Vintage Fringe and get in gear for spring.

Sweet Pea's Dolman Sleeve Hoop Top

Sweet Pea's Dolman Sleeve Hoop Top

Sweet Pea's Orange and Black Dress

Sweet Pea's Orange and Black Dress

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Trend Alert: Ruffle Tanks by La Befana and Sweet Pea

Ruffle Tops are a huge fashion trend this summer!  Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff are just a few celebrities who are digging the ruffle look.

Lindsay Lohan in Ruffles

Lindsay Lohan in Ruffles

Here at Vintage fringe we have so many different ruffle tops and dresses to choose from.  The classic example is our La Befana Ruffle Halter Tank.  La Befana chooses the classic Halter top cut to really accentuate the ruffle detail making the top classy and flattering.  La Befana added one more classic signature to this top–an adorable tie in the back. This ruffle halter comes in a dusty blue that looks beautiful with khaki and is such a classic color it really can be worn in every season.

Another trendy tank I just adore is the Sweet Pea 4 Tiered Ruffle Tank. Like all of Sweet Pea clothing this tank is bright and feminine. This strappy tank features 4 tiers of ruffles and comes in a beautiful cranapple witch is a bright fuschia color as well as rain which is an aqua blue.

Hilary Duff in Ruffles

Hilary Duff in Ruffles

At Vintage Fringe we have ruffle tanks, ruffle shirts, and ruffle dresses so don’t miss out on one of this summer’s cutest trends.

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Sweet Pea Tops are Always on Top of Fashion

Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati is always on top of fashion and this season’s tops here at Vintage Fringe are no exception!  A perfect example is Sweet Pea’s Belted Ruffle Top.  This top is a classic example of Sweet Pea’s patterned shirts that are feminine and soft.  This shirt also combines some of this season’s hottest fashion trends with its ruffle neckline and accent belt.  Best of all the belt is patterned on one side and contrasted in pink on the other, so you can pull off two completely different looks with one shirt.

Sweet Pea Clothing Belted Ruffle Top

Sweet Pea Clothing Belted Ruffle Top

Best of all this shirt’s navy and ivory pattern is perfect for spring!  Another trendy top / dress by Sweet Pea that we absolutely love is the Tie Short Dress.  This Tie Short dress features Sweet Pea Clothing’s famous Joplin brown and pink pattern with a solid brown panel along the front.  This dress is fabulous with leggings, and the side ties allows for a perfect and fashionable fit.

These two looks are perfect illustrations of why Sweet Pea Tops and Sweet Pea Dresses are so feminine and these feminine details combined with comfortable, wearable fabrics are always in fashion!

Sweet Pea Dresses

Sweet Pea Dresses

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Fashion Madness Savings

Joy Joy Heart Button Cardigan

Joy Joy Heart Button Cardigan

March Madness at Vintage Fringe features our own spin on the traditional with our latest sale.  We’re having a Fashion Madness sale featuring an additional 20% discount on every order over $150.  Check out latest fashion arrivals from fabulous designers like Ella Moss, Splendid, Velvet by Graham and Spencer, Sweet Pea, Zooey, Laurie B., AlixK and featuring some of our newest designers such as Joy Joy.

The Joy Joy Heart Button Cardigan exemplifies femininity with this adorable cardigan.  With a heart shaped collection of cloth covered buttons over the heart down to the heart shaped buttons with tiny bows on them, this cardigan will quickly be one that you will truly love.  We also love the feminine puff sleeve and the elbow length sleeves.  Available in Black, Green, Pink and Yellow, this light-weight sweater will be a perfect piece over your summer sun dresses or on its own.

This sweater is just one of the many items that can be purchased with the latest Fashion Madness savings.  Don’t forget that this discount is in addition to any existing sale items which can mean savings up to 70% on select sale items.  Hurry, the Madness won’t last forever!

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Sweet Pea Clothing Vintage Style

We’ve mentioned how much we love Sweet Pea Clothing’s patterns, but today we wanted to rave about one that we think is a great modern twist on a vintage style trend.  When we saw this dot pattern by Sweet Pea it reminded us of a pattern found less frequently today…the polka dot pattern.  We really like polka dots and while they can sometimes be overdone, we wish we saw them more often in modern styles.

Sweet Pea Dot Pattern Hoop Dolman Top

Sweet Pea Dot Pattern Hoop Dolman Top

This Sweet Pea dot pattern is unique with its different size dots on vines or branches in either a black, white, lime green and purple color scheme or in a navy, white, red and pink color scheme.  We love the contrasting colors and in particular love the line green mixed in with the purple and white.  Shown to the left in the Sweet Pea Hoop Dolman top, this style features lime green lining that you can see peeking out at the bottom. Don’t miss this pattern in Sweet Pea’s long sleeve drawstring empire waist top too.

If these colors aren’t your cup of tea, check out Sweet Pea’s long sleeve combo cuff crewneck in the same pattern in the blue / red color scheme.

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