November 25, 2014

Vintage-Inspired Holiday Style


 From polka dots to fall florals and gorgeous holiday sparkle, we love seasonal prints and patterns. Whether you’re out and about holiday gift shopping, hosting a retro cocktail party, or just spending an evening fireside, slipping into a cheeky vintage-ensemble can make all of your seasonal happenings all the more fabulous!

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November 14, 2014

Budget Friendly Holiday Style


Nothing gets us in the seasonal spirit more than slipping into a dazzling retro cocktail dress. And now that holiday season in full swing, its time to start thinking about all of the fabulous festivities, fetes, and cocktail celebrations that are surely on your calendar. If you’re on the hunt for festive finery that won’t break the bank, take a peek at these under $150 holiday ensembles for some budget-friendly pin up style.

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December 26, 2013

Retro Cocktail Inspiration: The Gin Rickey



The simple elegance of the gin rickey inspired us to create an all seasons look that’s as effortless as it is classic. Refreshingly vibrant, the timeless appeal of the Green Beverly Knit Dress is perfectly complemented with the Baby Green Sparkle Kiss Lock Coin Purse and the Black and Baby Green Sparkle Mini Atomic Tote. Finish your ensemble with the Yellow Rose Stud Earrings.

Tart and refreshing, the gin rickey is as simple to prepare as it is delicious.

The Gin Rickey


  • 1 1/4 ounce dry gin
  • 1/4 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce club soda


  • Stir together dry gin and lime juice
  • Serve over ice in a highball glass
  • Top with a splash of club soda
December 4, 2013

Retro Cocktail Inspiration: The Dirty Martini



Here at UV we love a good cocktail, but what we love even more is a fabulous ensemble inspired by one of our favorite classic libations, the dirty martini. We paired the oh-so lovely Green Martini Print 1950s Flare Dress with the Pinup Girl Black Milena Grosgrain Evening Purse and the Black Strappy Domina Heels. Finish your retro look with a pair of deco inspired Nude Swarovski Crystal Fan Earrings by Tarina Tarantino. Finally, pour yourself something dirty!

The Dirty Martini


  • 1 1/2 ounce of your favorite vodka
  • Splash of olive juice


  • In a shaker, combine plenty of ice, vodka, and olive juice
  • Shake for 30 seconds and strain into a martini glass
  • Garnish with an olive