February 27, 2014

UV Style Icons: Esther Williams

 

Nicknamed the Million Dollar Mermaid, for her elaborate performances of synchronized swimming and diving, Esther Williams was an athlete, actress, model, and fashion icon. Always an enthusiastic swimmer, by age 16 Esther Williams had won three US national championships in breaststroke and freestyle swimming. After graduating from high school, she began performing in Aquacade, a popular music, dance, and swim show, with Tarzan star and olympic medalist Johnny Weissmuller.

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February 20, 2014

OOTD: Spring Florals

 

As soon as we saw the Cream Floral Chiffon Divine Dress we were head over heels in love. A timeless classic, this divine little dress is perfected with a demure tie neckline and flattering A-line skirt. We are ready to brighten up our winter wardrobe and get ready for spring with soft, pastel hues and painterly floral prints.

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The Baby Pink Sparkle Gambler Tote is the perfect shoulder candy to complement the Floral Divine Dress. Complete with retro quilted accents and a metallic glitter finish, this little retro bag will light up any ensemble with a beautiful touch of shimmer. Finish the look with the sleek and sculptural Cream Ruffle Peep Toe Lolita Heels and the Pink Ruffle Reader Glasses for a pop of pink.

Need a little more Spring wardrobe inspiration? Stop by our Pin Up Clothing section for curve hugging skirts, playful patterns, and all the finishing touches to brighten up your winter closet.

January 31, 2014

Retro Valentine’s Day

 

Valentine’s Day is almost here and we couldn’t be more excited! Whether you’re planning a romantic evening for two or just want to treat yourself to something sweet, this retro ensemble is oh-so-nice and perfect for spring.

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We styled the Unique Vintage First Date Peach Tulle Swing Dress with the classic and tonal Pink Bella Peep Toe Pumps, demure and ladylike, these darling heels boast playful peep toes and a sleek heel perfect for vamping up any look. Keep the outfit sweet with the fabulous Light Pink Floozy Purse.  Topped with a structural black bow, the bag is completed with a kiss lock closure and retro leopard print interior. Finish your Valentine’s Day ensemble with a little charm and elegance, the Red True Love Stud Earrings are a subtle vintage touch and the Hot Pink Heart Umbrella will keep your pin curls perfectly coiffed and protected, rain or shine. Of course no look is complete without the perfect underpinnings, the Peach Three Piece Lingerie Set will make em’ blush with black bow details and sheer lace accents.

Grab something sweet for yourself or for your sweetie with our delightful Valentine’s Day Collection.

December 26, 2013

Retro Cocktail Inspiration: The Gin Rickey

 

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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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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