June 23, 2016

For the Love of a Pattern

 
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We are currently craving unique patterns. There is nothing better than putting on your favorite patterned dress! Patterns can represent your mood and if you have a certain themed occasion patterns are a must! We started thinking about how sometimes it is hard to find patterns for multiple occasions. We put together a few looks that we think that you will love just as much as we do.

Look 1: Classic Doll

The first look reminds us of a scene straight out of movie. This is the perfect outfit to wear to meet girlfriends for lunch right on the coast. We are obsessed with this patterned swing dress. There is no doubt that if you wear this people will stare… In the best way possible!
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Vintage Style Blue & Red Scenic Print High Waist Midi Swing Skirt
Cherry Red Leatherette Bettie Retro Mary Jane Heels
Vintage Style Cherry Red Leatherette Doctor Tote Purse

Look 2: The Wanderer
This dress is the perfect outfit for those who love to travel. We know that our Vintage dolls want to look fabulous while still being comfortable. Well this is the perfect dress for both. The pattern for this dress is amazing, who else loves the map pattern?!

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Retro 1950s Style Cap Sleeve Map Print Cotton Swing Dress
Pearl White Sparkle To Die For Purse
Nude Leatherette Bettie Retro Mary Jane Heels

Look 3: Nautical Darling

If you love all things about the ocean and beach this look is perfect for you! This pattern features a retro submarine and under the sea creatures. This would be perfect for a party on the beach and just about everything. We are definitely going to be rocking this dress.
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White & Blue Short Sleeve Retro Diver Nautical Knit Flare Dress
Cherry Red Overlarge Retro Cat Eye Sunglasses
Red Knotted Jessy Vintage Peep Toe d’Orsay Heels

Look 4: Serenity Babe

Who loves green?! If you love green but run into the problem of wanting to update your wardrobe this dress is perfect. The dress depicts a peaceful scene from Paris. This dress is so amazing, we can’t stop looking at it.
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Bernie Dexter 1950s Style Serenity Path Paris Cotton Swing Dress
Quay White Rounded Mirror Lens Invader Cat Eye Sunglasses
B.A.I.T. 1940s Green Butterfly Cut Out Loraine Platform Sandals

Let us know which pattern is your favorite!

June 21, 2016

Swooning Over Esther Williams Swimwear

 
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Esther Williams swimwear is a vintage bathing suit line inspired by none other than the iconic Esther Williams! Before Esther Williams was an actress she was an avid swimmer. She grew up here in Los Angeles and was constantly at the beach or in a pool. Esther actually got her start as an actress because a scout saw a picture of her in an advertisement for her local swim team. The Esther Williams swimwear models everything after her, and we are lucky enough to be able to carry the brand! We are obsessed with every bathing suit they have. We have of our personal favorites and the perfect accessories to go with them!

Bombshell in Red
If you love the color red, then this is the perfect look for you! How amazing is this cherry one piece swimsuit? This swimsuit, hat, and perfect pair of pumps are all you need to look like a vintage bombshell at the beach.

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Rockabilly Swimdress || Peep Toe Heels || Floppy Hat

Nautical Babe
Calling all sea lovers: This look is what dreams are made of. This is the perfect swimsuit to rock for a fun nautical themed shin-dig. Consider yourself the siren of the soiree!
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Anchors Swim Top || Striped Floppy Hat || White Cat Eye Sunnies

Polka Dot Doll
Is there a such a thing as too many polka dots? We didn’t think so either, dears. This one piece classic inspired swimsuit is perfect for a girls weekend. It is ideal for lounging around the pool, but it is perfect if you and your girls want to grab food from a cafe that’s on the beach. We will definitely be rocking this suit!
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White & Black Dot Swimdress || Black & Gold Metal Sunnies || Blue T-Strap Pumps

Esther Darling
Channel Esther herself in this vintage inspired black one piece swimsuit. We are currently obsessing over this entire look. Every piece of this look is fabulous. Every doll needs to have a beach tote to hold all of their essentials. To top this outfit off you have to add a pop of color. The Hello Sunshine loafers are the perfect pop of color to add.
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Black Marilyn Swimdress || Hello Sunshin Loafers || Anchor Beach Tote

We want to know which look was your favorite and what you love about Esther Williams!

June 20, 2016

Minnie Mouse Inspired Outfits

 
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Our current obsession is everything Minnie Mouse! She has impeccable style and literally the whole world loves her. She is popping up now more than she ever has – in clothing, homeware, and office supplies that feature her front and center, just to name a few! There is nothing better than dressing like Minnie. How could anyone not be inspired when they put on that perfect polka dot dress? We know that we are! To keep with the styles of Minnie Mouse we have put together a few Minnie Mouse inspired looks.

Classic Minnie
This is the quintessential Minnie look. Minnie embraces the classics. This dress screams Minnie, right down to the heart shaped pockets. It is perfect for summertime outings (like Disneyland).
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Black & Red Polka Dot Color Block Mimmie Knit Stretch Flare Dress
Red, Black & White Polka Dot & Bow Leatherette Handbag
B.A.I.T. Red & Cream Patent Varah Pumps

50′s Minnie
We kept people in mind that aren’t crazy about the color. This navy blue dress has us swooning. You can look like a 50′s marvel in this stunning dress. No Minnie inspired outfit would be complete without Mickey sweater guards!
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1950s Style Navy & White Dot Cap Sleeve Sweetheart Swing Dress
Vintage Pin Up Cherry Red Stretch Bow Belt
Nude Scallop Leatherette Minny Retro d’Orsay Peep Toe Heels
Retro Style Red Sparkle Resin Mickey Sweater Guard

Summer Minnie
With Summer in full swing the pressure is on to find the perfect swimsuit. We’ve made it easy for Disney/Minnie lovers. This two piece swimsuit is not only perfect for those who love Minnie, it is also a swimsuit that is timeless. If two piece is not your style there is also a one piece with this amazing print.
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Esther Williams Retro 1950s Style Red Polka Dot Halter Swim Top
Esther Williams Retro 1950s Red & White Dot High Waist Swim Bottoms
Cherry Red Lolita Love Retro Heart Sunglasses
Red Knotted Jessy Vintage Peep Toe d’Orsay Heels

Nautical Minnie
Our fourth pick is different than the typical Minnie look. It is very reminiscent of a vintage sailor Minnie. The blue dress is amazing, but one of our favorite things about this look is the cupcake bag! Who else loves this bag?!
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Hell Bunny Retro Pin-Up Blue Dot Jolene Halter Flare Dress
Pink Scallop Leatherette Minny Retro d’Orsay Peep Toe Heels
Mint & Pink Bakers Dozen Cupcake Handbag

Pretty in Pink Minnie

It is impossible to not talk about pink when it comes to Minnie. She is the biggest lover of all things pink. We are currently obsessing over this pink swing dress. The lollipop bag is one of the best things we’ve ever seen. Can’t you just see Minnie carrying this down Main Street USA?
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1950s Style Hot Pink & White Dot Cap Sleeve Sweetheart Swing Dress
Pink & White Stripe Leatherette Lollipop Purse
Teal & Black Dot Color Block & Bow Gillian Retro Mary Jane Heels

We hope you like the inspired outfits! We want to know what your favorite look is and why you love Minnie?

June 17, 2016

Curvy Retro Glam: Day and Evening Looks

 
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Retro isn’t just an era of fashion’s past, it’s who we are today. After all, what’s not to love about retro? We adore the marvelous prints and wear the beautiful dresses and love to have all of these amazing pieces available in plus size! It’s our job to make sure women of all shapes and sizes never feel limited to what they can wear… the sky is the limit! This blog post is dedicated to the lovely, retro, curvy gal in need of some vintage outfit inspiration.
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June 15, 2016

Currently Craving: Festival Vibes

 
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It's that time of year again, gals! Spring has sprung and summer is in full swing, which means festival season is upon us. Though Coachella has passed we can still look forward to a marvelous multitude of upcoming festivals both large and small, from Desert Daze to Pitchfork; and in addition to fabulous tunes and great times, the music festival has grown into a magnificent way to showcase your sharp sense of fashion! We've put together two outfits to fit into the festival vibe while still staying unique. We decided to look back in time to the 60's and 70's and the biggest festival in history, Woodstock. Read More »

April 1, 2016

Say Hello To The Latest Style Society

 
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With the arrival of spring, we’re welcoming April with open arms! Celebrate warm weather, sunny days, and plenty of seasonal style, with our newest Style Society. We are absolutely head over heels for these fabulously fashionable ladies. From beauty tutorials and cocktail how-tos to amazing personal style, each of these ladies is a true example of #iamunique. Read on to get to know the latest Style Society.
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March 30, 2016

The Prettiest Vintage-Inspired Looks For Prom 2016

 
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Prepare for the ultimate glam time-capsule this prom season. From the intricate bead work to the voluminous and playful skirts, we are featuring prom looks inspired by our most beloved eras: the roaring 20s, glamorous 30s, and retro 50s. Style throughout the ages has evolved, but these dresses and gowns remain timeless in their elegance. Take a step forward into the past with these beautiful vintage-inspired gowns.

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Deco Gown || Teal Flapper Dress || Belted Chiffon Gown

Great Gatsby themed proms have been gaining popularity, but who needs a theme to be stunningly elegant in a deco gown? These dresses represent three different 20s personas. The first resembles a glamorous 20s starlet on her big debut. With this unique beaded pattern, you are sure to steal the show this knockout. Next, we have the rebellious flapper, ready for an adventurous night out on the town! Nothing says adventure like a fringed skirt. This dolled up darling glows in this belted mint chiffon gown. She is definitely a fashionista with a vision of what style is to come in the 30s.

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Blush Pink Sweetheart Gown || Black Crystal Gown || Rose Gold Deco Gown

Be an ever-so-glamourous 30s doll in one of these classic numbers. Note the simple beauty in this blush pink sweetheart gown, we are loving the elegance of a simple broach along the bodice of the waist. For a more formal look, the black crystal gown is perfect for a nighttime affair. The back of this dress is embellished with a sheer mesh, draped in crystals. Next up is a fun and vibrant rose gold gown for the gals who want to make a statement. This gown features a classic 30s drop waist and deco pattern worth swooning over. All that’s missing from these looks are dashing young men.

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Peach Tulle Prom Dress || Mint Dovima Swing Dress || Retro Red Swing Dress

We have two words for you – tea length! The fabulous 50s were the era of retro tea length dresses that hit the leg at about mid-calf. The first peachy prom dress will send you back in time with each delicate layer of tulle and beaded embellishment. The banded waist perfectly accentuates the voluminized skirt. If you’re planning on swingin’ and steppin’ the night away, try on our minty fresh Dovima swing dress. This chiffon and satin pleated skirt is just waiting to be taken out on the dance floor! For a retro swing inspired prom, put on your heated curlers and slip into this red marvel. This retro dress features subtle cutouts and a plunging neckline suited for a UV darling’s prom.

Brighten up your prom by standing out and frolicking around in your favorite era of vintage glam. It’s your night to shine and dance the night away, do it UV style!

March 28, 2016

How To Prep For Viva & Rockabilly Festivals With Kayla Of Gracefully Vintage

 
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I have been to quite a few rockabilly festivals and vintage fairs over the past few years and have picked up handy tips along the way. What’s not to love about them? Classic cars, great music and everyone looking fabulous in their outfits! I have included some images of my outfit choices over the years from Bernie Dexter, to true vintage and other various reproduction dresses, it is always fun to pick out an outfit to wear for a fun day ahead.
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March 23, 2016

Serving Up Retro Tennis Outfits

 
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Calling all tennis lovers: Who ever said that you have to wear the traditional tennis uniform? We know that Unique Vintage ladies (ourselves included) love to go against the social norms in terms of dressing. We like to wear things that sets us apart from the “norm.” We think everyone can look and feel fabulous while playing tennis! We have put together a few different outfits that you can take from the tennis court to brunch with your girlfriends.
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