Friday, May 23, 2008


Off for a little R&R! Be back soon!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Society Girl of the Week: Zoe Kravitz

She is the new bohemian. She owns this niche.

She is the daughter of two interesting and artistic parents. Taking inspiration from her mother and father she has developed her own style.

I now want to pull out all the flowy dresses, floppy hats and moccasin boots stuffed in my closet. She is our Society Girl of the Week...

Zoe Kravitz

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The New 'Do

So, I did it! I chopped off all my long locks.

They will be missed, but I am really enjoying having something new. It will be interesting to see how the hair cut changes my style.. or if there will be no change.. we will see.

By the way, I am a big fan of the new Target International Go line ROGAN.This top is the perfect heathered grey color and the rolled sleeves are a great detail. I bought the top in an XL to give it a "boyfriend" look, I can't say I won't return to purchase more ROGAN.

The New Haircut

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Instant Oufit: Weekend Holiday

I am packing my bags in preparation for a holiday weekend away from the grit and grime.. away to luxury and pampering.

Weekend getaways are like the cherry on top of an ice cream sunday! There is nothing strenuous to ponder when packing - everything should be light, comfortable and fabulous.

As travelers (and Society Girls) we should take inspiration from the women of era's gone by. Explorations were a luxury and that meant they stepped out in their best "traveling suit". With panache they strolled down the train platform or boarded the plane, and now it's our turn to make a SPLASH!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Consistently A Screwball

Consistency vs. "A little of this and a little of that".

Consistency interprets itself in fashion by mixing and matching a few colors into your look. Your accessories may match a color in the print of a dress or the skirt may match the shoes - while the top accents the other color.

"A little of this and a little of that" is exactly as it sounds. It's a screwball interpretation of fashion. Mixing prints, colors, patterns, textures - nothing really resembling or seeming to go together as one - but something about the whole mess is beautiful.

Sometimes I am consistent and sometimes I am a Screwball!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Just a little Friday Inspiration

Just a little Friday inspiration for you Society Girls out there.

I love the hippie-chic look for summer. Light-airy dresses, messy hair, moccasin boots and bold colors mixed in the palette.

Take some time to wind flowers through your hair...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Society Girl of the Week: Sandra Backlund

She is a new discovery. She is incredibly talented and thinks outside the box. Her creations are out of this world. She describes her work as really personal. She allows herself to loose control see where it will take her designs.

Her personal style is much more girly, playful and vintage-inspired. She is our Society Girl of the Week...

Sandra Backlund

and check out a video featuring Sandra

(photo courtesy: GARANCE DORÉ)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Trade It In!

It's the debut of the Chloé dress! This dress was worth every amount of traded clothing at Crossroads Trading Co. . I entered the store with a bundle of clothes I didn't wear anymore and walked out with my very first designer dress.

The idea of trading clothes is ingenuous! How often do we leave clothes hanging in our closet that we haven't even touched in months - even years? Get down and dirty and make the cuts - clean out the closet and trade, swap or send them to a thrift store.

In my experience once I've traded in my "I haven't touched these in forever" clothes, I don't even miss them - all I know is that I now own and twirl around in a beautiful and wonderful Chloé dress.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Instant Outfit: Memorial Day

Memorial Day is just around the corner and that means weekend getaways to sunny spots and backyard pool parties. Whatever your plans, it's a great excuse to pull out your new bathing suit and celebrate.

No bathing suit would be complete without a fabulous cover up. If you are hitting up a family gathering, spending the day on a sailboat or just laying out with friends - pull an outfit together that will make you memorable on Memorial Day!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Weekend Recap: Going to Great Lengths

There was a time, just last year, when I noticed my hemlines had risen higher and higher. Think of last spring's baby doll and trapeze dresses. It was all the rage - I was continually pulling out the sewing machine and shortening my once long and flowy vintage dresses.

No more, this season accepts all lengths and I have put away the sewing machine and let the dresses and skirts stay the legnth they were created to be (this works nice for the legs that haven't seen the sun just yet).

I am sure I will still embrace the short little minis, but I am happy to go to great lengths!

Friday, May 09, 2008

New Finds, New Ideas

Welcome to the latest addition to The Vintage Society content! New finds will be discovered and and new ideas will inspire.

When I am up and out shopping, I start with perusing each rack and grab anything and everything that looks interesting. I don't put much thought into each item until I head to the dressing room. This is where the process of elimination begins - weeding out what doesn't suit me or isn't fabulous - once determined I head to the register and make my purchases.

The moment I step outside the door, my creativity takes over and I immediately begin to think, "What do I have in my closet to work with this skirt?", "What could inspire a few looks?"

The wheels are churning and now instead of all these ideas living in my mind.. I bring you...

New Finds, New Ideas..

Floral Bubble Skirt and Black Bandage Skirt: Forever 21

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Society Girl of the Week: Michelle Williams

She stole my heart, when on that red carpet, she pranced down in her sushine-y, bee yellow Vera Wang dress. Her hair, lip color, and stunning necklace were the picture of perfection. If I were ever able to grace that carpet, it would be hard not to copy every last detail of her on that evening.

Since then has chopped off her long locks and embraced a simplistic pixie style that is effortless and magical. Her darling daughter will always remind us of the tragedy she has experienced, but she stays strong and marches forward.

She is our Society Girl of the Week..

Michelle Williams

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The Maturity of the Trademark

A thought that has been surfacing over and over again in my mind is the idea sparked by one of our most recent Society Girl's - Arden Wohl. She has a clear trademark with her multitude of eccentric headpieces. There is something mature about owning a trademark that travels with you through seasons of your life.

It may be one specific piece - a watch, ring, jacket, or sunglasses. It may be a specific style you embrace - a lip color, hairstyle, or fingernail polish. Whatever it is, people recognize it about you and it solidifies your iconic self.

For me, at this moment, is the sherbet painted nails and maybe my penchant for sky high heels. These Society Girls have a their own trademark, and I bet you do too..

What is your trademark?

(StyleBytes Bold Lips)

(Boboniaa's Fruity Charms)

(Fashion Filler's Belted Waist)

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Instant Outfit: Fitted Button-Down Tank

It's not just a fitted tank, its a little more tailored.. a little more sophisticated. It can be worn alone, layered over and under, tucked in or out - it's the Gray Fitted Button-Down Tank.

I have come to be a huge fan of gray, not gray days or gray moods.. just gray shades of clothing. It is versatile and can be mixed with so many different colors creating multiple looks. Just think - gray & yellow, gray & black, gray & graphic multi colored prints - each one individual, sparking ideas of moods, scenes surrounding, and the girl wearing them.

Instant Outfit explores how to make gray not so grim.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Week Recap: I Will Never Say Never Again

Years of thrifting, sifting through all those "ugh.. 90's clothes". Paying no attention to the floaty dresses with the prim floral or plaid prints. Only thinking of the bad years of grunge.. not wanting to relive the middle school years of awkward braces, baggy high-waisted jeans and large flannel shirts.

Fashion is a funny thing! Now, all of a sudden I am sifting through those "ugh..9o's clothes" attracted to the prim floral and plaid prints. I watch reruns of 90's classics of television and I notice I am admiring their clothes.. maybe not their hairstyles.. but little aspects of their style here and there.

I will never say never when it comes to fashion again. I will never say that I will never wear a certain look, because you don't know when it going to turn around and look FABULOUS once again.

I sure went back on my word this weekend and busted out with all sorts of 90's apparel.. hey at least there are a lot more interesting goodies in the thrift stores all of a sudden.

Tiny Florals
(Van Huesen boy's blazer, tiny floral print dress and necklace -thrifted, Shoes- Steve Madden)

Date Night
(Liz Claiborne cropped jacket, t-shirt and boots - thrifted, Bandage Skirt - White House)

(Hat - ebay, Cardigan and dress - thrifted, Booties - Max Studio