Vintage Picks // No. 1: Summer Blues & Whites

vintage-clothing-for-summer-2017Welcome 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!

5 Trendy Vintage Basket Bags on Etsy

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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.

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Spring 10×10 Style Challenge: Look No. 9

audrey hepburn inspired fashion blog It’s the second to last day of my spring 10×10 style challenge, and today I’m sharing another casual look. As I mentioned last week, Thursday’s are all about comfort and ease for me, and today was no exception. Even though this outfit is comprised of very basic pieces, I love the classic feel it has. It’s the kind of thing that is definitely laid back, but still has a touch of elegance. I have to admit I did find myself itching to wear a different top then those I chose for my challenge, but I stuck with it, and I’m happy with the result. Plus it’s just one more day until I get to play around with every piece in my closet!

If Audrey Hepburn wore jeans and a t-shirt, I think it would have looked something like this.

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How to Shop for Vintage & My Vintage Party Dress Picks

how to shop for vintage clothingSomething about the holiday season always reminds me of my love of vintage clothing styles. Maybe it’s occasions to dress up, watching It’s a Wonderful Life and White Christmas, or listening to crooners sing Christmas tunes, but whatever it is, in December I fall in love with vintage all over again. Today I’m sharing a video full of information on where I shop for vintage, how I know how old the pieces are, and how I incorporate vintage into my minimal closet. You may want to brew yourself some tea or coffee because I’m pretty sure this is the longest video ever to grace my YouTube channel, but I hope you will enjoy it and find it helpful!

Let’s talk vintage!

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Back on Etsy!

Hi friends! My apologies for the unintended hiatus I took this past week! Posting will resume as normal this coming week, so do not fear! The reason for my little blogging break was that I decided to put some work into reopening my Etsy shop. I was feeling inspired to create some fun colorful vintage inspired items, so I spent a lot of time working on products I could post to my shop over the last week. I thought I would share a few of my favorites with you today!

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So far I’ve listed a lot of embroidery pieces and cup cozies. The cup cozies are inspired by retro dresses, and I’m calling the line Mod Mugs. 😉

I’d love to hear your feedback, and would also love if you would check out Flower Child Shoppe on Etsy! I’ll be updating a lot of the shop information over the next couple of days.

Happy Weekend!