Each year when the weather warms up, my style goes through a shift towards all things flowing, billowy, ruffled, and romantic. Sizzling summer days conjure up visions of 1970s music festivals and the Victorian revival styles that have always had a place in my heart. My more minimal basics move to the back of the wardrobe to make way for white lace blouses, floral dresses, and flowing maxi skirts. And speaking of flowing maxi skirts, let’s talk about the lilac-hued number I’m wearing in this post!
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!
I’ve never been much of a shoe girl. My older sister was always more willing to spend money on shoes than clothes, and I was just the opposite. As I’ve gotten older, though, I’ve come to realize that shoes really can make or break a look, and I’ve started to build a good collection of them in my wardrobe. Today I’m talking about my summer shoes. These were all purchased in previous seasons, so I’ll talk a bit about my favorites, and what I feel is missing in my closet.