Friday, February 26, 2010

Shop Update: Feeling Neutral

It's been a sunny week in kansas city, and its made me feel light and airy and, well, neutral. Enjoy the pale palette, because i plan on adding a slew of color to the shop this weekend :)

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ask Me Anything Sale-- Part 2

The first ASK sale was so fun that i decided to have another one.

just message me on etsy and name your price for anything in the "ask me anything" section of my store. i do reserve the right to haggle but i will always give you a great deal. so get brave, ask!
here are some of the great items in the section

Jonothan Logan Garland of Berries dress

Turqoise medallion Dress

Patiently waiting for love dress
And there are many more items to choose from!
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Monday, February 22, 2010

An Eyeful of Eyelet

I. Love. details.
i think details are what make clothing so special. they are what make vintage clothing in particular so amazing and what stores like anthropologie try to recapture. One of my most beloved details is eyelet. i love the idea of being wrapped up in lace. Its so feminine and especially perfect for spring and summer.

here are a few of my favorite eyelet images (it even looks amazing on shoes!)

Clockwise from top left
1940's Pink Lace Blouse by Allen Company, Eyelet Sandals from Anthropologie, 1950's Blue Eyelet summer dress by Decades, Mocha Eyelet Dress by Laundry, 1930's Wedding gown by Stellaranea, Scalloped eyelet smoky Blue pumps by betaboutique, Ice Princess dress by Simplicity Bliss, 1950's budding leaves dress by dollydressshop, scallop skirt by vjones1, 1950's Black Eyelet Wiggle Dress by Small Earth Vintage

And, pretty much the queen mother of all eyelet dresses. or even the queen of all dresses (i love this dress, okay?:)

The Arc De Triomphe Dress by Dear Golden Vintage

And on behalf of Adelaide's Homesewn, this L'Aiglon Dress is coming into the shop TONITE! completely eyelet in the perfect shades of aubergine and black.
And finally, the eyeletness that is coming into Adelaide's for spring/summer 2010.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

The enemy of a vintage seller

If you're like me, your greatest enemy as a vintage seller is..TRYING ON the items. you buy something for the shop, and you swear you won't try on that darling dress and then a few minutes later, there you are in front of the mirror twirling or something. and it fits like a darn glove. well, that's not going to make much of a living :)
but sometimes, if you get to wear a dress just once...its easier to let the sweet little thing go.
And that's what i had to do with this little Jonathan Logan number.

I conclude sailor week on the addy's blog with this little nautical number which can be found in the shop

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Daring to be Rustic

The Other day when i was walking out of the post office, i thought, "Hey, my face isn't getting torn off by the wind!...and there's no slush to walk through...and it actually feels good outside!"

I remembered that there are times of the year that we humans LIKE to be outside and this reminded me of hiking. My husband is a big hiker. i am a little hiker. actually, i'm more of a walker. A few summers ago on our vacation, he convinced me to do a few days of backpacking. I was dubious. But It ended up being my very favorite part of the trip (other 2 parts= bonaroo+ exploring asheville, NC). It was so beautiful and peaceful there. Here are a few pictures from our adventures in the smokey mountains of TN and after that a Rustic Inspired Shop update.
p.s. I am in no way a fashionable hiker :)

He made me flapjacks :) go survivorman!

And a few things I'd like to throw on for a good Hike...

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Shop Update: Out to Sea

Continuing my nautically inspired week (see yesterday's post), a sea inspired shop update for you :)

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Monday, February 15, 2010

In True Sailor Fashion

This past year i have just fallen for sailor inspired fashion (and especially the dresses, of course)

There is something so romantic and adventurous about the image of life on the sea reflected in a navy jacket with brass buttons, a crisp white sailor collar and the classic nautical stripe. The Sailor uniform has been inspiring fashion trends for over 150 years and has influenced designers such as CoCo Chanel, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Sonia Rykiel, Luella Bartley, Givenchy and Dior to name just a few.
From the famed sailor collar to bell bottoms, garments traditionally worn at sea have been adapted througout history to create new fashions, identities and statements. How incredible that a fashion idea that began as workwear and an essential for affluent victorian children has now permeated catwalks. below i have included some of my favorite sailor inspiration. as well as my favorite nautical etsy finds.

Zooey Deschanel in Dear Creatures

Elin J. on Lookbook

And on Etsy... (buy them up today!)

clockwise from top left
Nautical Heels from silkstocking
1960's Mini Dress by Sacaton June
Navy and Cream Dress by Nobletown Vintage
Sea Shanty Sweater by 19Vintageclothing
Navy Wiggle Dress by Lethilogica
German Sailboat Pin by Gypsystrinkets
stay posted because this is nautical week on the adelaide's blog :)
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