March 10, 2014

OOTD: Dollface Darling

 

Every girl needs the perfect little black dress and as soon as we saw the Black Cherry Dollface Wiggle Dress we were in love. This delectable wiggle dress stars off sultry with cross over straps, a plunging sweetheart neckline, and a curve hugging silhouette and finishes flirty with a playful ruffle hem. We added some retro-inspired finishing touches and, voila! Instant pin up fabulousness!

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For touches of print and texture, we styled the Dollface dress with the Lucky Me Leopard Tote and added the Red and White Polka Dot Bow Stud Earrings for added color. Complete the ensemble with classic Black and Nude Cuban Foot Stockings, neutral heels like the Cream Ruffle Peep Toe Lolita Heels, and the Black Fancy Cat Eye Sunglasses.

Looking for a fancy frock for a night on the town? Our cocktail dress section has everything you need to paint the town red.

March 5, 2014

OOTD: Nautical Flair

 

Spring is almost here and we’ve been daydreaming about strolling along the boardwalk and spending long days at the beach with sparkling turquoise waters and bright golden sunshine. While the weather is still a bit too brisk for the beach, we decided to channel warm, sunny days with touches of nautical flair.

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Whether you want to add a little or a lot, these all-seasonal retro nautical pieces will brighten up any ensemble from the office to an evening out on the town.

Keep the chills away with our lightweight and cozy Turquoise Embroidered Anchored Cardigan. Soft with a hint of stretch, you can toss this cardigan over your favorite jeans or a pencil skirt for instant va-va-voom! Style with the Navy Sally Swing Skirt, for the perfect mix of classic 1950s style and maritime poise. Simple and sophisticated with a fitted waist and cream ribbon detail at the hem, complete your look with the Silver Anchor Stud Earrings for work-appropriate vintage style.

For subtle nautical touches, accessorize with the Navy Hold Fast Bowler or the Black and White Galley Ho Anchor Wallet. Perfect for stashing all of your essentials, this wallet/purse combination is cute, durable, and oh-so pin up chic. What’s not to love? Of course, no look is complete without the perfect pair of shoes. Kick up your heels with the Turquoise and Polka Dot Elanor Pumps, these darling shoes feature a gathered velvet peep toe and complementary black and white polka dot ankle strap and heel.

For more retro nautial-inspired looks, sail on over to our pin up clothing section.

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 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