I am going to pretend that is not that cold outside and that the sun is super warm. I can only dream for a summer day this week and hope to get a chance to finally wear some of these swimsuits from Marysia Swim. The neutral colors, preppy stripes and vintage inspired cuts are chic and ultra sexy. The South Carolina label is now available online and at Barney's CO-OP among other boutiques.
Love Nail Tree
Check this beautiful line of accessories from Love Nail Tree, I discovered them at the Renegade Craft Fair in Los Angeles. It is a vintage line of pendants, chains and other small accessories. The line is all about statement pieces with character. These booth was really popular and you can see why, every piece was really interesting and unique, it was like a mini museum. I was able to grab some pictures for your enjoyment. Check more of their accessories and t-shirt line here.
Me And Arrow
Check this line of bags made of vintage and dead stock fabrics and leathers. The material makes each series limited, so there is only a few of them made at a time. This is a great way to rock vintage and to re use dead stock fabric. The line includes small bags, shoulder bags and totes. These two are my favorite ones but click here to see more of Me and Arrow.
Three Potato Four
Here are some of the bags available at Three Potato Four. This is the place where you buy all things vintage; here you can find aged enamel planters, antique medicine bottles, wooden crates and even letterpress wood sets. If you are looking for props or simply good accent items for your home you must visit Three Potato Four. I hope you enjoy their website as much as I did.
Road Trip Diaries: Punch. Santa Barbara, CA
If you come to Santa Barbara be prepared to visit some of their great vintage stores. There is on in every corner and you can find anything from furniture to rolls of fabric. Some are gigantic and some are small but filled with amazing pieces. This images are from the playful Punch store on 1223 State Street. Punch is a store that offers stylish fashion, swanky antiques and a fun environment to browse for your next vintage treasure. Stop by in your next trip to Santa Barbara.
The Future Perfect
Check out these beautiful woven fabrics and box cart, the colors and the patterns are perfect for a cozy home. The textile is designed by Donna Wilson, the wool is spun and dyed in England and woven in Wales, as you can see Donna has an incredible eye for color. The Box Cart is by Joel Voisard, this is a romantic furniture piece inspired by reclaimed old boxes and crates. These are available and Future Imperfect.
Vintage Suits Are Strong This Spring
This is the Natalie one-piece suit. This is just one of the many swimsuits I've seen this season inspired by vintage design. This one is conservative, flattering and perfect for beach days this summer, or perfect for your next boat trip... if you have a boat? This piece is available at Anthropologie.
Another great place for swimsuits is Malia Mills. A New York based designer inspired by vintage design and flattering lines. These are just a few examples but Malia Mills has so much more in their website. Check their online shop, where you can find all her swimsuits, apparel and accessories. Malia Mills swimsuits celebrate the beauty of vintage suits and give them a modern look. To go shopping, click here.
Macalistaire. Laguna Beach, California.
Vintage stores are always a good place to find home goods, clothing and accessories. Macalistaire is Vintage shop located on 1950 South Pacific Coast Highway and is a spacious space filled with precious little treasures for yourself or for your home. They have furniture, decorative pieces, lighting fixtures, clothing and so much more. The home goods section was my favorite, because of the vintage furniture and accessories. If you are in the area stop by, their clothing offering is pretty generous and ready to be worn on your next night out. Click here to visit their website.
Kidding Around. New York, NY.
Kidding Around is a fantastic toy store in NYC. I never heard of it before but I was really happy I found it. The store is located on 60 West 15th street and is filled with the most classic toys around. They gather the best wooden toys, stuffed animals, dolls and mobiles around.
I feel like a child walking in the store, there is so much to look at and play with! This is not a big store but there is something to be said about the independant store owners and the benefits of going to your local shops. They not only sell toys but they sell their history with it, you feel like part of the family here. I love toy stores and this one is one of my favorites!
Housing Works. New York, NY.
When you walk into Housing Works in Chelsea, you think you are working into an upscale thrift store with really fantastic furniture, designer clothing and shoes. When you talk to the staff and ask them about the store, you realize you are only seeing the business side of Housing Works. This Housing Works Thrift Store is only a part of a large organization determined to end the twin crises of AIDS and homeless. Their two thrift stores and bookstore are some of their most known businesses.
They believe that empowering homeless people and those living with AIDS is the way to get them started on a more fulfilling life. Housing Works provides the most successful training program for the homeless and those living with AIDS in the US. They guarantee every graduate a job after they complete their courses. This is the largest community-based AIDS service organization in the United States, as well as the nation’s largest minority-controlled AIDS service organization.
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She Hit Pause. Studios
These images are taken by Matt Schwartz. He sells his images in different sizes and as you can see each one of them is a trip into the past. The colors, print quality and the nostalgic feeling makes me want to be at the beach living the life of a surfer from the 60's. I love living on the West Coast, these pictures are a perfect example of why I do.
Visit his website to view his entire collection of images. You can buy his images, commission him for a special project or call him for an unique wedding shoot.
Pippin Vintage Jewelry. New York, NY.
This is a vintage jewelry shop in Manhattan. They sell 100 years worth of jewelry and accessories. The store opened in 2005 and relocated from the lower east side to Chelsea in 2007.
The best part about Pippin is their prices, most of the necklaces I saw where really affordable.
I suggest you stop by this jewelry shop and be sure to visit Pippin Home, a home goods store next door with anything from vintage furniture to coffee mugs.
Visit the Pippin website for more details or go to their store at 112 West 17th Street
Moon River Chattel. Williamsburg, Brooklyn
This is a vintage home decor and furnishing store located on 62 Grand Street, between Whythe and Kent. I recommend you visit this store if you are looking to add a vintage character to your place. They also sell smaller items to accessories your home with a smaller budget.
Moon River Chattel Mercantile offers anything from vintage lamps, to door knobs, you can find it all here.
Vintage stores can be a great place to find something with personality and history for you home. Visit their website by clicking on the picture above.
Cozy Tunic from Urban Outfitters
Fall is officially here and I am all over this cozy pullover tunic from Urban Outfitters. It has a wide neck, raw edges and a rib-knit hem. This can be worn as a sweater or as a dress with leggings. It looks really comfy and easy to wear.
Visit Urban Outfitters for more information and to see other available colors.
Old Hollywood Jewelry
Old Hollywood is an unique jewelry and vintage inspired boutique based in New York. They offer the best vintage-inspired designers in the area and for the out of town lovers they have an online site. Old Holywood has luxurious necklaces, unique rings, beautiful earings and outstanding pendants. They are creative and fun, check out their website to see their amazing collection of jewels and if you are in New York City you should visit the store because they all carry period clothing.