While in Europe, I got to visit Italy for the first time, and it was pretty dreamy. We drove in from Austria, and started our visit in Venice, or Venezia if you’re Italian. It completely blew away my expectations, and I even loved the quintessential tourist activities. From gondolas to gelato, Italy is magical, and these were some of my favorite moments.
Welcome to a brand new series: Vintage Picks! I’ve long loved browsing Etsy for vintage clothing and accessories, but I know from experience it can be time-consuming and overwhelming. With this in mind, each week I will be curating some of my favorite vintage pieces around a unifying theme or idea with the purpose of making vintage shopping a little easier, and also to give myself the fun of hunting down items and putting them together! Without further ado, here’s the first installment of Vintage Picks!
Blue & White
When summer rolls around, I find myself drawn to blue pieces, be they denim or something else, and soft white cotton numbers, often with sweet embroidered details. Thankfully when it comes to both of these style ideas, the vintage world has me covered from the 1910s to the 1990s. A little white dress topped with a denim jacket and a straw hat sounds like the perfect summer ensemble in my book. These are the pieces I have my eye on when it comes to blue, white, and straw. I can’t get over the cold-shoulder dress or perfect market hat!
*The shop selling the basket bag just went on vacation, but I’ll link to it when it returns!
Which piece is your favorite? Will you be shopping vintage for your summer wardrobe? I’d love to hear!
Pink Churches & Apple Strudel
After waving a bittersweet farewell to Germany, we arrived for a brief stay in the beautiful city of Innsbruck, Austria. My only experience of Austria had been a day trip to Saltzburg, so I was excited to see a new part of such a stunning country. Innsbruck was a convenient stop on our way to Italy, and while we didn’t spend much time in it, we had a grand time exploring. Highlights for me? Pink churches and apple strudel!
Vintage but Trendy
I love it when trends and vintage overlap, and fortunately for me, they do quite often! This spring, basket bags have been everywhere, and I think they are just adorable. According to fashion history, designers in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, thought they were pretty adorable too, making this trend a perfect one to shop at your favorite vintage, thrift, or Etsy shop. I’ve had so much fun hunting down pretty straw bags on Etsy, and today I’m rounding up five recent favorites. Whether you need a new bag for the farmer’s market, or the perfect quirky piece to pair with your favorite summer dress, these vintage numbers will have you looking warm weather ready.
The first part of my adventure found me in one of my favorite countries, Germany. Don’t tell, but I’m already trying to contrive a way to go back on a hiking trip! Our plane flew into Stuttgart, and we spent the first evening wandering around the beautiful old city. I had been to Stuttgart once before, but I didn’t remember it very well, so it was fun to walk around and get a feel for it again. I love the intricate old palaces, and blue-green copper accents sprinkled in among red roofs. The next day we headed off to Neuschwanstein Castle of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang fame– also one of my favorite places for a bit of hiking!