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UV Staffer Faves: Elizabeth our Community Manager

August 2, 2013 by Unique Vintage | Lifestyle, Vintage Inspired

Meet Elizabeth, our social media community manager. (Ah, that strawberry blonde pixie cut, isn’t she a doll?!). Most days she can be found answering your messages on Facebook, pinning adorable new products to Pinterest, or @ replying to vintage fiends on Twitter. Today she takes a peek out from behind the scenes to share some of her personal favorite Unique Vintage finds.

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UV Destination Getaway: Los Angeles

July 18, 2013 by Unique Vintage | Casual, Lifestyle

Summer is here and it’s getting warmer every day. There is no better time than to pack your bags and visit sunny Southern California! Los Angeles is known for gorgeous sunshine, beautiful beaches, and a casual, relaxed attitude towards fashion. Grab your sunblock and favorite sunnies and come with us to fabulous Hollywood!

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Mixing prints is a must for a cute SoCal inspired look, especially Los Angeles where whimsical summer style is celebrated. The key to perfecting a mixed pattern is to find a uniting color that ties the outfit together. Effortlessly stylish, we paired the light blue denim butterfly print bustier with our pink floral bahama mama peplum skirt. Perfect for daytime shopping on Melrose and Hollywood sightseeing, this look easily transitions for dinner on the beach.

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Topped with a structural bow, our champagne patent leather peep toe bow heels are the perfect neutral shoe for your holiday in Hollywood. Crafted with a four inch heel that is cute and comfortable for all day wear, these fabulous heels are finished with a cutaway vamp and darling peep toes–what better way to show off your new pedi?

 

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Complete your California look with cute vintage-inspired accessories. Our pink 50′s style neck scarf is a versatile accessory that can be worn around your neck or as a hair scarf. Of course you can’t visit sunny Los Angeles without a pair of fabulous sunglasses! The champagne riveted starlet sunglasses add a touch of pin-up styled fabulousness to your wardrobe!

If you can’t make it to LA this summer, you can still bring out your inner California girl with a cute mixed print look. Have fun mixing and matching and create a look that is vibrant, bold, and uniquely you!

Brand Spotlight: Bernie Dexter for Summer 2013

July 8, 2013 by Unique Vintage | Pin Up, Vintage Inspired

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Pin up model and designer extraordinaire, Bernie Dexter, recently unveiled her vacation-ready line of summer dresses and we had to buy bigger luggage because of it! Designed and produced here in the USA, Bernie has a knack for nifty atomic prints on classic mid-century silhouettes. From swirly florals to western gingham, consider yourself fabulously frocked while on your retro adventures this season. Clip in your hair flowers and take a stroll with us as we take a peek at Ms. Dexter’s absolute latest!

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Bernie Dexter 50s Style Nautical Rope Beatrice Dress: $144

The Beatrice Nautical Rope Dress is a high seas adventure packed into one little dress. Available in two prints – either a swirl of either red & white or blue & white- this retro stunner is made perfect by a little white pleating at the bust and a contrast white patent leather belt at the waist.  Bernie’s signature, the full swing skirt, is gathered to perfection for an authentic vintage look.

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Bernie Dexter 50s Style Red Toile Sugar Doll Dress: $144

Inspired by Marie Antoinette herself, the darling Red Toile Sugar Doll Dress is vintage in quite a few ways. A classic Bernie silhouette, complete with short 1940s style cap sleeves, a cheeky neckline and full gathered skirt are topped off with a French inspired illustrated toile print. Both cocktail hour and tea time appropriate, the matching self-belt takes this little number straight from the steps of Versailles to your divine closet.

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Bernie Dexter 50s Style Pink Lily Print Victoria Star Swing Dress: $144

Darlings, meet Victoria! Regardless of what island you are vacationing on this season, this fabulously exotic printed swing dress is a getaway in itself! A retro inspired pink large lily floral print is complimented by a fully gathered swing skirt and short sleeves. A matching white patent leather belt is any cinched waists must-have accessory and Victoria comes prepared! Throw on the Andrew Sisters and grab a Mai-Tai, gals!

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Bernie Dexter 50s Style Green Floral Veronique Blush Dress: $144

Veronique is as fabulous as her namesake! A garden party appropriate day dress, complete in a vibrant green and pink floral print. A retro inspired square neckline is met with two cheeky cap sleeves, while a fully gathered swing skirt is perfect for a spin or two. And with a matching pink patent leather belt, this dress is the epitome of summertime sass.

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Bernie Dexter 50s Style Red Gingham Antonella Swing Dress: $144

And lastly, what is summer without a little splash of honky-tonk? Meet Antonella! A retro red and white picnic gingham is the perfect print in a season full of backyards and BBQ’s! A sweetheart neckline is detailed with three rows of red ruffled trim, while the same detail is repeated on the cap sleeves.  A hoe-down ready fully gathered swing skirt and a matching red patent leather belt top off this country confection. Giddy up, gals!

Well there you have it, darlings! Whether you are jet-setting to an exotic locale or grilling up some fabulous in your own backyard, the fabulous Bernie Dexter makes any occasion feel like a grand getaway!

 

 

UV Destination Getaway: Tahiti

June 26, 2013 by Unique Vintage | Lifestyle, Pin Up

Summer is here and we’re daydreaming of the perfect tropical getaway complete with sparkling turquoise water and white sand beaches. Here are some island inspired items that we collected for the perfect Tahitian holiday.

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Step into your island paradise in our gorgeous Stop Staring Floral Watercolor Sunshine Swing Dress. Made for the sun, this breezy swing dress is crafted with a sweetheart neckline, vibrant floral print, and a full gathered circle skirt perfect for strolling the boardwalk.

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The perfect bag and heels go together like milk and cookies, or a pin up girl and hair flowers. Try the Red Scalloped Preppy Lady Heels with peep toes, scalloped details, and playful bows. Of course you’ll have to carry all of your travel essentials in style with the RetroWhere? Tropical Getaway Purse, designed with luxurious leather trim, bamboo handles, and vintage styled travel labels for a darling retro touch.

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Mix and match travel friendly accessories are a must while on vacation. Adorn your tresses with the Danger Lilly Red Open Rose Hair Clip to give your look a pin up inspired look. And what is  beach vacation without the perfect pair of sunglasses? The Red Contessa sunglasses are a must with retro cat eye frames and silver studded details.

Grab your sunblock and favorite red lipstick and get ready to soak up the sunshine. We’ll have you looking fabulous for strolling the shore to dinner at the cabana.

Freshly Picked for Summer: Cherry Prints

June 21, 2013 by Unique Vintage | Pin Up

If you’re anything like us, then you love summer. What better way to compliment the bright sunshine and warm weather than a refreshing summer fruit print? Style these playful prints with some bright cherry lipstick, and your ready for vintage-inspired fun in the sun.

 

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The Heartbreaker Fresh White Cherry Sweetie Dress is oh-so-cute with a flirty halter neckline and tie back waist. Style the playful circle skirt with one of our petticoats for a darling retro-inspired look.

 

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Sweet, scrumptious, and ready for the beach. Whether you love a one piece or a bikini, these cherry printed darlings are made for lounging in the sun. For a classic look, try our vintage-inspired black cherry print one piece perfected with ruched accents, a feminine sweetheart neckline, and a halter neckline. Or, if your feeling a little more down home, our Red Gingham Marasching two piece is sweeter than cherry pie with high waisted bottoms, delicate bows, and polka dotted accents.

 

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Not ready to commit to a cherry sweetened ensemble? These accessories are the perfect accent for dressing up your style with retro flair. The Picking Cherries Black Chain Necklace and the Classic Hardware  Retrolite Cherry Earrings are a charming way to add a touch of classic pin up style to your wardrobe.

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Nothing says summer like a big bowl of freshly picked cherries. Taking inspiration from one of our favorite summer treats, these white and black cherry print Bettie peep toe shoes feature nude details, peep toes, and breezy pleated accents. Try pairing them with your favorite sun dress or a pair of high-waisted shorts for effortless style.

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Some say diamonds are a girl’s best friend but we think no girl should be without classic cherry red lipstick. Besame’s Classic Cherry Red Lipstick is the perfect red for all skin tones. The cool blue undertone will brighten your smile while adding a vibrant pop of cherry red to your pout.

Whether you’re lounging poolside or headed to an island getaway, our delicious fruit prints will lend effortless retro-inspired style to your summer wardrobe.