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.

January 3, 2014

UV Staffer Favs: Ellie our Fabulous Unique Vintage Fashion Designer

 

Meet Ellie! Our very talented and always fabulous fashion designer. Most days she can be found selecting fabrics and creating new vintage-inspired designs for our very own Unique Vintage Brand. She let us take a peek at her UV wish list and shared just a few of her favorite pieces.

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“I love the fact that I can shop at Unique Vintage and find a outfit for any occasion. Not only does UV have the perfect dresses for an evening out, I can always count on finding vintage-inspired designs for the beach, a wedding, or a picnic all in one place.”

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December 19, 2013

Vintage-Inspired New Year’s Eve Dresses

 

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What is it about this time of year? There seems to be electricity in the air with the hustle and bustle of shopping, attending sparkling holiday soirees, and of course our favorite celebration, New Year’s Eve. We love the sound of clinking champagne glasses, the midnight kiss, and the fabulous glittering cocktail dresses. To help you ring in the new year in style, we pulled together a collection of some of our most divine retro party-ready cocktail dresses.

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December 11, 2013

Retro Cocktail Inspiration: The White Russian

 

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As simple as it is elegant, the white Russian is the quintessential after dinner dessert drink. We were inspired by this snow-hued favorite to create a darling ensemble thats perfect for your next holiday party. The Unique Vintage Roman Holiday Ivory Scalloped Swing Dress is a showstopper when paired with bold accessories like the Red Lady Lux Kiss Lock Bag and the Red Satin T-Strap Cutie Pie Heels. Finish the look with a pair of demure earrings like the Black Flower Retrolite Earrings and the Ruby Leopard Trim Smart Screen Gloves for a touch of cozy.

The White Russian

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 ounce coffee liqueur 
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 2 ounces heavy cream

Directions:

  • Add coffee liqueur and vodka to an ice filled old-fashioned glass, stir and finish with heavy cream. And ENJOY!
December 4, 2013

Retro Cocktail Inspiration: The Dirty Martini

 

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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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  • 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