Monthly Archives: November 2011

Who’s your favorite fashion icon?

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Rough day today, so I’m going to keep it simple and fun.  Which fashion icon is your favorite?

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Must have Monday: SPOTS

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A great fall trend is dotting the runway.

Let your look go full circle with these great polka dot finds for $50 and under:

$39.99 Frequency Vintage 

$18.18 ASOS 

$26 Bauble Bar 

$22.80 Forever 21 

$46 Quercus Silver  

Funky Friday: Spiked Heels, literally

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It takes some swagger to stomp in these, but don’t you just love them.  Let your funk out in these super spikey stelletos:

$225 Sam Edelman

$42.50 Charlotte Russe 

$120 Rachel Roy 

WARNING: Avoid balloon drops at holiday party!

Oh, and leopard print belt required when wearing spikes, see below:

$7.00 Frequency Vintage 

Thankful for Vintage Dresses

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$39.99 Lace-up 1970s dress

$34.99 1970s Disco Dress 

$39.99 1970s Retro Sporty Dress 

$34.99 Vintage Sea Shell Dress 

$39.99 1970s Boho Chic Dress 

Yesterday I thanked the designer, today I must give a nod to my true love: affordable, adorable, one-of-a-kind vintage dress, all available at Frequency Vintage! 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Designers I am Thankful to be Inspired By

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Like every year at this time, I feel very thankful for many things: my wonderful husband, family, friends, and my favorite designers, obviously.  While their labels do not hang in my closet, they hang on my inspiration board.  Artful, craftful and wonderful, I present to you: Designers to be Thankful For…and there is a lot to be thankful for.

Christian Dior, Roberto Cavalli, Marc Jacobs, Rachel Roy, Lanvin, Derek Lam, Zac Posen, Prada, Diane Von Furstenberg, Ellie Saab, Rodarte, Phillip Lim, Thakoon, Jason Wu, Nina Ricci.

MWAH!  Which designers are you thankful to be inspired by?

Uping your Etsy Part 1

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My online vintage shop Frequency Vintage has been up and running 3 weeks now and going well.  Since it is a side project things tend to go a little slower than I would like.  My impatience kicks in and I want more views and sales NOW!!!  But how?  What are the best ways to bump your Etsy shop to the top of everyones favorites?

PART 1. Use all 14 of your Tags well:

When listing items, one of the key steps to having your shop pop up in a search is using relevant, descriptive, and inventive tags.  Sounds easy, but for me it is one of the hardest parts of listing.  Etsy Admin often suggest using style, color, textures and motifs as tags for your items.  Courtesey of Etsy’s Blog, here is a great list to help the tagging begin:

Size: baggy, big, bulky, chunky, curvy, deep, delicate, dense, extra small, fitted, frail, gigantic, heavy, huge, large, lightweight, little, long, loose, massive, medium, miniature, oversized, petite, plump, plus size, shallow, shapely, short, small, snug, streamlined, substantial, tailored, tall, thick, thin, tight, tiny, voluminous, voluptuous, wide

Texture: airy, bright, bumpy, buttery, coarse, cool, cozy, cuddly, delicate, downy, embossed, feathery, fluffy, frilly, frizzy, furry, fuzzy, glittery, grainy, hammered, hard, iridescent, light, luminescent, luminous, matte, metallic, opaque, patina, plush, pointy, polished, prickly, puffy, rough, ruffled, sculptured, shaggy, sharp, sheer, shimmery, shiny, silky, slick, smooth, soft, sparkly, stamped, translucent, transparent, velvety, waxy, woolly

Style: 1980s (or any decade), adorable, African, Americana, angelic, antique, art deco, art nouveau, Asian, autumn, avant-garde, bizarre, black tie, bohemian, boho chic, bold, burlesque, business, casual, cheerful, chic, circus, classic, classy, clever, cocktail, colorful, complex, contemporary, country, cute, cyber, dark, deconstructed, delicate, DIY, dramatic, earthy, eccentric, edgy, Edwardian, elegant, ethnic, European, everyday, fall, fantasy, feminine, flapper, folk, folk art, formal, French, funky, funny, futuristic, gag, geek, geekery, gladiator, glam, goddess, goth, gothic, gothic, grotesque, harvest, hippie, hipster, horror, humorous, Indian, indie, industrial, Japanese, kawaii, librarian, lolita, luxurious, manly, masculine, mermaid, Mexican, midcentury, Middle Eastern, mod, modern, modest, modish, mystical, natural, nautical, nerd, noir, nostalgic, old world, organic, oriental, Paris, peasant, pirate, playful, polished, prairie, preppy, pretty, Primitive, punk, quirky, refined, Renaissance, Renaissance Fair (Ren Faire), retro, rockabilly, Roman, romantic, rustic, sailor, secretary, seductive, shabby chic, simple, sophisticated, southwest, sporty, spring, steampunk, summer, sustainable, tasteful, traditional, trendy, ugly, urban, Victorian, vintage, waldorf, weird, western, whimsical, winter, witty, woodland, zany

Motifs and Patterns: argyle, Asian, asymmetrical, brocade, Celtic, checked, checkered, complex, damask, dotted, Egyptian, fleur de lis, floral, geometric, gingham, Gothic, hearts, paisley, plaid, polka dot, scalloped, stars, striped, swirls, symmetrical, tartan, tweed, woodland

Specific Colors: charcoal, chartreuse, chocolate brown, cobalt blue, coral pink, cornflower blue, cream, crimson, cyan, emerald green, fuschia, gold, hot pink, indigo, ivory, kelly green, lemon yellow, lime, magenta, mauve, navy blue, nude, olive green, periwinkle, robins egg blue, royal blue, sapphire, silver, sky blue, slate grey, taupe, teal, turquoise

MORE TIPS COMING SOON!  Check back for Part 2

Must have Monday: Envelope Clutch

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What better way to top off a look than with a killer clutch.  I have been really into the envelope clutches and want to share my favorites both pricey and affordable.

$450 Chloe

$1210 Salvatore Ferramago

$35.94 ASOS

$645 Yves Saint Laurent 

$595 Jimmy Choo 

$84 Osnat Har Oy

$60 Laura Plenzik

$175 Carolina Benoit