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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Super Socco* Stylin'

Have you been following the World Cup? What about some of the World Cup fashions? The fans and players always have great sporto looks, but I’m loving what the managers are wearing on the sidelines. The Germans have these impeccably tailored trench coats with scarves. While the English are sporting lovely grey suits.

In honour of the World Cup, I've picked out some outfits that represent the eight teams that are left in the competition. With these vintage pieces from Etsy sellers, you can be supportive of your team and still look stylish (and not like a Football hooligan). Although that look is completely acceptable for the next few weeks if that's your thing.


Catch David Villa's eye in this lovely tiered Bohemian Dress from the Maiden Vintage.


Store your face paint, stats, camera and team scarf in this stylish Parguayan Cowhide Briefcase from Time Echo Vintage.


Will Ghana stampede it's way through to the semi's? Find out while looking good in this Elephant Wrap Skirt from Wildfell Hall.


They may not go with your yellow and green, but these Brazilian Sandals would look great with an itsy bitsy bikini on Ipanema Beach.


In between games you'll need something to do. What about a game of Canasta with this vintage Canasta Card Set from Sunny Day Vintage. Did you know Canasta was invented in Uruguay?


Get your gaucho on in these fantastic Argentinian Riding Boots from jessjamesjake.


Of course if you wear orange and support the Dutch, you are going to need some clogs to complete your outfit. Sweet Clothes of Mine just happens to have two pairs of clogs.


Enjoy a beer and sausage while you take in the game in this Cobalt Blue Dirndl from Dear Golden Vintage.

* Super Socco was a Canadian sports drink for kids in the 80s. Check out the amazing super socco ad from the 80s here.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Living in a Fish Bowl

As luck (or bad luck?) would have it I accidentally killed my neighbour's fish (Fillmore) and consequently found myself with an empty bowl. I think these scarves look pretty great in here and it also means each time I open the closet door one doesn't fall off onto the floor. Got a clothing storage secret? please share. I'm sorry Fillmore.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Purple Deer Giveaway!

We are so very excited to have this wee bag as a giveaway on the FAB Purple Deer blog!
Please click the Deer link and just comment to enter, easy-peasy! This is a sweet Dooney & Bourke bag with just enough room to pop your keys and cash...and maybe a phone. All you need in summer right? Thanks Purple Deer!

Amy & Adrienne x

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I love corm. And avacado.

Love a good spelling mistake. I spot them in restaurants and point to the menu while cracking up and the boy looks at me as if to say "what the hell am I doing with this nerd?". But I still love them, 'avacado' is of course the most pedestrian of vegetable errors but I came across this one in my neighbourhood this week and thought it was brilliant. It's obviously when a worm crosses some corn. Look out, we've got some corm here!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Those Are Some Norse Dishes

I love that people think of me when they have old things to give away. Especially when those old things are a very cool set of Norwegian dishes from the 1960s. Recently my Aunty Judy emailed me and asked if I wanted the Tor Viking set of dishes that she had bought in 1966. I'm sure you already know what my response was. We did the hand off last weekend and I am pretty stoked with my "new to me" dish set. AND the set looks pretty sweet with our 1960s two-toned green metal kitchen table to boot. Thanks Aunty J!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Derriere Damage

I need a dress form. If anything just to stop this happening. While trying to undress my dear mannequin Rose I dropped her straight on her butt on a hard wooden floor. She lost a lot of flesh and it scattered all over the floor, I was horrified. Rose probably deserves a break after the trauma, dress form search begins.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

How many polka dots is too many?

I love this Etsy purchase from CheesecakeVintage. (currently on vacation from Etsy), but I can't seem to leave the house in it, it's as if the dots are screaming "look at me, look at MEEEEEE". Plus there's not a whole lot of wiggle room so.....big lunch? forget about it. Tomorrow, I'm going to wear it tomorrow.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Not So Neutral on Neutrals

Normally I'm not really into neutral things. Decisions: make one. Colour: wear some. Sides: pick one. I do like the Swiss though, especially their chocolate (thanks Cousin T.).

Neutral shoes however are a whole different cup of tea. I love them. And I love them for a variety of reasons.

1. They go with everything so you can stop worrying about matching or coordinating your shoes with your outfit. Summery dresses and skirts with a loud print or bright colour look polished with a neutral shoe. Neutral shoes also anchor denim really well and they look classic and sophisticated with your black, white or navy outfits.

2. They make your legs look longer. A neutral shoe will blend into your leg making it appear elongated as there is no break or visual interruption in the line.

3. Even if they aren’t vintage they often add a "vintagey" look to an outfit. Or maybe you aren't ready for full-fledged vintage outfits. A pair of tan, vintage shoes is a great first step into the world of all things old and awesome.

Guess what? We just happen to have a few pairs of neutral shoes in the shop.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

This old thing? it's Lanvin.

Love a bit of black. My curtains are black, duvet is black, bathroom is black (yes it is). So when I saw the Lanvin '10 (I'm behind of course as everyone else saw it ages ago) I fell in love, would def' love anything right here except maybe the starved cheekbones, don't get me wrong I love a strong cheekbone but I also love a sandwich from time to time. The only good thing that I can see about trawling style.com (from whence these pics came) is that as a vintage shopper you can pretty much find the equivalent to anything you see on the runway. Like the first pic here, I recently found a similar, big shouldered black tweed-y 80's coat in a thrift store, was going to give it away but now I'm keeping it and when someone asks where I got it I'll say it's Pizazz made in '82 but doesn't it look so much like Lanvin!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

*Not* an Outfit Post

One should never attempt to wear these sandals with this t-shirt, ever. It would be spectacularly-primarily-striped hideousness. However they would look quite charming with other alternates from the shop!

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