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Iron Orchid Vintage: November 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Etsy Shop Update/Preview: Warm and Cool

I just love being able to make a cohesive post, but don't worry- there are plenty of colorful brights and party dresses that are in the shop, but haven't made it onto this shop preview. These are just a sprinkling of what's going in the shop over the next week. Visit the shop to see more! As always, if you see something yo like, but hasn't yet been listed, contact me for more details.
 Vintage Blue Polka Dot Wide Collar Day Dress, Vintage Brown Polka Dot Day Dress
 Vintage Blue Wednesday Day Dress, Vintage Bohemian Front Placket Day Dress
 Vintage Mod Cut Lace Shift Dress, Vintage Turtle Embroidered Cardigan

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Corduroy Mini Dress

Another chance to play in the leaves! Really, I live for boot weather, so you can imagine my delight. You may have seen this dress before on this blog, but back then it was mid-summer, freezing cold, and I was ill prepared and stockingless in mary-janes. These are my most favorite boots ever! They are simple, over-the knee, flat and comfortable as can be. I'm rather tough on my boots and these have proven to be quite durable; I only wish I found them in black, too! For all of you in the US, I hope you're having a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend, and if you're looking for a deal, there's a 15% off sale in the shop right now. The discount is available to all Iron Orchid Vintage customers, just use the coupon code 'FIGGY' at checkout.
Dress: Vintage (altered)
Purse: Vintage Expo
Tights: DKNY
Boots: Report
Scarf: Guy Laroche

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Sale!

Visit the shop, and take advantage of the Thanksgiving sale going on from today through Cyber Monday, 11/25/10-11/29/10.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Herringbone Cape and Burgundy Tall Boots

There's been fresh rain everyday, and while everywhere else seems to be seeing winter, we're just getting around to the pretty parts of fall.  I promised myself that this year I would play more with both texture and pattern combinations. I picked up this cape while on a trip to Hollywood last year, and though it isn't vintage, it's draped cut and herringbone texture has a 70's charm to it.  I wish I caught a good photo of the mutton chop sleeves on the blouse - they are billowy, pleated, and totally bohemian-romantic. Somewhere, Jessica McClintock is weeping over the awesomeness of this full sleeve. 
Herringbone Cape: Picked up last year on Melrose
Vintage 1980's Plaid Blouse: Vintage
Corduroy Skinny Pants: Hollister
Boots: Anthropologie
Bangle Braceletes: Gift

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Black and White Gingham Dress

It is cold and wet out here, but I can't wait until summer to show you my new gingham dress! Vintage is a funny thing to shop for, I never really know what I want until I see it. I went out shopping- completely in the mood for something from the 60's or 70's, but the second I saw the soft tuxedo-ruffles, it was love! The fascinator hat was a gift from my mom, it has these beaded, teardrop shapes and a feather that sweeps across it. I'm not entirely sure how I'm, going to wear this dress as I can't seem to pull the crinoline high enough to hide it. It's far too cold to go out without a coat, but the fullness of the dress and crinoline beneath fill the coat out nicely, I think.
Coat: Gift
Bracelet: Etsy find from lustrongirl
Hat: Vintage Gift
Shoes: Via Spiga

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Iron Orchid Vintage 48 hour Sale!

Iron Orchid Vintage would like to thank you for your patronage. The shop has just had it's 200th sale, and to celebrate we're throwing a '20% Off Sale' for 48 hours only! The sale is on right now, and will end on Friday, November 19th at 2:00am EST.
These photos are 'out-takes' from a shoot I did with my dear friend and photographer Anja Ulfeldt back in April. I posted some of the better ones back then, but thought it would be fun to share a couple more since I just adore that sailor bolero of my mom's. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The 1960's Military Mod Coat

This coat is an absolute dream! I spotted her about a month ago behind the store counter marked as a 'go-back'. Even though it was 85 degrees in the store, I had to try it on. Am I ever glad I did, we were a perfect fit! Over this past weekend, while rummaging through a local antiques store, I found this specimen of a pillbox hat. The veiling is strong and intact, and the bright blue is simply stunning. It will probably make it's way into the shop at some point, but with the military-esque chevrons, and the 'space-waitress' appeal, I had to pair these two together. Oh, and check out the last photo to see the back of this fabulous coat...there's a little peak-a-boo-pleat lined in a bright magenta wool!
Robbin's Egg Blue Pillbox Hat: Vintage
Military Coat: Vintage
Tights: Betsey Johnson
Heels: Rockport 

Etsy Shop Preview: The Highlight Reel

Here's a super quick glance at  some of the highlights of what to expect in the shop today. There are quite a few items that will be going up in the shop- many colorful items, in fact! I just chose to keep with the pretty visual homogeny of a neutral/black/white palate! 
Vintage 1960's Geometric Print Scooter Dress with Matching Jacket
Vintage 1950's Wide Collar Polka Dot Swing Coat
Vintage 1970's Alfred Shaheen Shirtwaist Maxi Dress
Vintage 1970's Acetate Boho Dress
Vintage 1940's 1950's 'Tilted-Topper' Velvet Fascinator (selling with the hatpins below)
Black Velvet Bow-tie Hatpins 

Vintage 1940's I.Magnin Velvet and Fascinator Hat

Vintage Felt Headwrap (pictured below)