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?

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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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Cozy Bottoms for Christmas Morning

With Christmas almost here lets not forget about a comfy, cozy, and of course fashionable outfit for Christmas morning. You know pictures will be taken and who wants reindeer fleece pants to be what we are remembered as wearing for 2010? Check out some pants that fit all of our categories of comfortable, cozy, and fashionable. First up is the French Terry with Lycra Pants by Splendid. Available in black and navy, these pants fit great and especially help our booty look great.{and who doesn’t like that??}

French Terry with Lycra Pants by Splendid

French Terry with Lycra Pants by Splendid

I also love the Cotton Slub French Terry Pants by Splendid. They have super cute details like the extra long drawstring, and the darker back  pockets with grommets on the back. These would be another great more grown up option for Christmas morning attire.

Cotton Slub French Terry Pants by Spendid

Cotton Slub French Terry Pants by Spendid

If more of a slim cut legging would suit your style better, try the Swoosie Knit Leggings by Velvet. Wouldn’t this be so cute with a long tunic t-shirt? The soft cotton and elastic waistband are super comfortable and would easily switch to a Christmas dinner outfit with a sparkly top and blazer.

Swoosie Knit Leggings by Velvet

Swoosie Knit Leggings by Velvet

So, what will you be sporting as you unwrap your gifts this year? I hope it is comfortable and fashionable!

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Christmas Gifts From Vintage Fringe

If you love winter fashion and love to give your other fashionista friends and family members fashion, then look no further then Vintage Fringe for all your gifting needs. A sure bet for any gal is the Cotton Stripe Tie Cardigan by Splendid. I love the big, bold stripes and the ultra comfortable wrap style.

Cotton Stripe Tie Cardigan by Splendid

Cotton Stripe Tie Cardigan by Splendid

For any girl who likes to stand out in the crowd{in a good way} try the Keelin Squareneck Lace Top by Velvet. I love the super cute print and the chic loose fit is perfect for hiding a few “holiday” pounds!

Keelin Square Neck Lace Top by Velvet

Keelin Square Neck Lace Top by Velvet

The next sweater is just perfect for any lady at any age. The Audrey Wrap Sweater by Laurie B. is super classy and a perfect staple piece that I’m sure anyone would love to add to their wardrobe.
Audrey Wrap Sweater by Laurie B.

Audrey Wrap Sweater by Laurie B.

The best part about all these perfect gifts?? They are in the sale section at Vintage Fringe! So hurry and shop now and then enjoy this holiday season!

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Winter Fashion: Staying Warm and Chic

Can Thanksgiving really be over?? Winter is upon us ladies and it is time to embrace our cozy and warm sweaters. I love sweaters because not only are they warm, but they add texture and dimension to an outfit. First up is the Ballet 3/4 Sleeve Wrap sweater by Laurie B. Have you tried a Laurie B. sweater yet?? If not, get on it girl, they are fabulous, so soft and always fit beautifully.

Ballet 3/4 Sleeve Wrap by Laurie B.

For an softer and warmer version of a leather jacket, look no further then the Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. I love all the zipper details, the over sized neck and of course the cute and cozy knit pattern. This sweater is a total must for winter.

Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

Aspen Motorcycle Sweater by Velvet by Graham and Spencer

 We all need the perfect long cardigan for wearing over leggings that are tucked into boots. This is literally my winter everyday look. So polished and chic and comfortable, does it get any better. Try the 1×1 8 Button Cardigan by Splendid to create this look. It is the perfect length and a great weight for layering.

1x1 8 Button Cardigan by Splendid

1x1 8 Button Cardigan by Splendid

 Stay warm and chic this winter with all the sweater available at Vintage Fringe!

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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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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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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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Shopping Made Easy: Online Clothing Boutique

Ok, So as a busy working mom I am always looking for ways to simplify and make my life a bit easier.  Shopping for my designer clothing online not only saves me time, but usually money too! Lots of time online boutiques will have sales that regular shops won’t, plus it is like Christmas once that little brown box shows up. I love shopping at Vintage Fringe because of the mix of clothing that they carry and the variety of items for sale, not to mention free returns.{just in case it doesn’t fit right!} Here are a few of my favorite pieces at Vintage Fringe right now:

Ilona Long Sleeve Hooded Cardigan by Velvet

Ilona Long Sleeve Hooded Cardigan by Velvet

The tone on tone tie dye print on this Ilona Long Sleeve Hooded Cardigan by Velvet by Graham and Spencer is so fresh and fun looking.  The tunic length is perfect to go over leggings or skinny jeans and because it is light weight this hoodie would be great right now and great layered in the winter.

Eloise Winter Slub Long Pocket Cardigan by Velvet

Eloise Winter Slub Long Pocket Cardigan by Velvet

I love the over-sized and comfortable fit of the Eloise Winter Slub Long Pocket Cardigan by Velvet.  The slight flair at the bottom and front pockets really make this deep purple cardigan stand out. I can imagine it looking great for all types of different activities and occasions.

Trinity Cowlneck Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

Trinity Cowlneck Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer.

The Trinity Cowlneck Top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer is something that might not catch your eye when it is just on the hanger, but looks fabulous on.  Again with a loose and comfortable fit, it feels like fun fall days in the pumpkin patch or grabbing some spiced apple cider. I think it would look great belted as well. So ladies go make your lives a bit easy and shop for your fabulous fall clothes online!

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