Happy Monday friends! With fall in full swing, I’m currently all about cozy knits. There are few things I love quite as much as pulling on my favorite cable-knit sweater, brewing a cup of tea, and curling up with a book. One great thing about knitted sweaters is that the styles have remained relatively the same for years, making them wonderful pieces to source at vintage shops. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite vintage knits from across Etsy, including a lot of sweaters, and a couple of sweater dresses! If you are still looking for that perfect cozy piece for fall, or just for a bit of autumnal inspiration, I hope you enjoy perusing these vintage picks.
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!
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.
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.
Something 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!