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Iron Orchid Vintage: December 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

Black Burnout Velvet

I have been fawning over some burnout velvet bohemian beauties on Etsy lately, and just about freaked out when I found this lovely top the other day! You'll seldom see me in all black these days, but for something this dark and mysterious I think the look is a must. By the way, as Google Friend Connect is going away, won't you add me to your Bloglovin' Blogroll? You can do so by clicking on the Bloglovin' icon on the left.

Outfit Details:
Burnout Top: Neiman Marcus
Leggings: ?
Tunic Tank: H&M
Shoes: Steven
Earrings: Lucky Brand
Necklace: Betsey Johnson
Sparrow Ring: BCBG
Pearly Ring: Forever 21
Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Etsy Shop Update: Vintage Dirndls, Kaftans and Kimonos

Today's shop updates are all about the vintage bohemian! Everything ethnic, from kaftans to kimonos, to  dirndls and a modern cheongsam, are up in the shop now. I must say that this is one of my favorite batches to post. The lavender kaftan below is simply gorgeous, and the dirndls are so sweet I'm tempted to keep them!
Vintage 1970's Embellished Kaftan 
Vintage 1980's Metallic Threads Kaftan
Vintage 1980's Custom Made Modern Cheongsam

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Etsy Shop Update: Vintage Wedding Dresses and Party Pieces

I'm going to update the shop in two parts today. Up in the shop today will be a few wedding and party dress pieces. I could even see a couple of these pieces looking fabulous for a vintage wedding, or for a vintage bridesmaid dress.
Vintage 1950's Lace Wiggle Dress
Vintage 1950's Pale Ivory and Pink Fanfare Party Dress
Vintage 1970's Renaissance Revival Dress
Vintage 1980's Peplum Waist Linen Summer Nuptials Dress
Vintage 1960's Galant Cropped Waistcoat
Vintage 1960's Steel Blue and Cream Knit Swing Coat

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Day After Christmas Sale

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! The "Day after Christmas Sale" is on, so stop by the shop to get 25% off of everything in the store. Prices already reflect the discount. Have a beautiful afternoon!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Day 30: Silver Bells Christmas Dress

I've only just realized that I haven't shared any photos of my Christmas Tree or Decorations this year, so I decided to share a photo of one of our sweet little decorative trees (which just so happens to match my dress!). We have a modest little faux-tree, standing tall at just about 4 feet, which I'll be sure to share some photos tomorrow, but in the meantime here's a preview of what I'll be wearing tonight. It's a beautiful early 60's, silver and gold, brocade dress. I've only added one little crinoline underneath for a tiny bit of pouf, but I'm curious if by the end of this post I'll have swapped it out for a crinoline that's twice the size. Feel free to tell me if I need more pouf...I will be needing to hide the enormous dinner I plan on having tonight!
Outfit Details:
Dress: Vintage 1960's from Violetville Vintage
Belt: Don't remember
Watch/Bracelet Combo: Gift from Grandpa
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Earrings: Street Vendor
Silver Tree: 1 Part of a 7 Piece Vintage Christmas Set

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Day 29: Blue and Gold in Tori Burch

I promise I won't step out without a sweater or a coat...I just don't know which one I'll wear yet:) I just love the color blue, and I try to work it into as many outfits as possible. This amazing 'modern shift dress' was something I picked up in the spring, and when I opened my closet doors this morning I found it hanging between a bunch of dresses that had come back from the dry cleaners quite some time ago. I've been talking a lot about jewel tones this month, but I think deep, rich colors, like navy, red or green are fabulous year round.
Outfit Details:
Dress: Tori Burch
Belt: Tahari
Shoes: Seychelles
Ring: Saks Fifth Avenue
Watch: Fossil

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Day 28: The 1960's Knit Wool Winter Shift Dress

I couldn't begin to tell you how in love I've been with simple shift dresses this winter! They've been perfect for keeping warm and stylish this season. It's probably also why I've been picking up so many 1960's shift dresses for the shop! Since the cut and color of the dress were so easy to work with, I imagine I could've thrown on any accessory and been right on track, but I decided to go with pearl accented pieces. 
Outfit Details:
Dress: Vintage 1960's Shift Dress
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Bracelet: Gift from Grandpa
Ring: Vintage 
Necklace: Forever 21

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Day 27: The 1960's Green Velveteen Christmas Dress

Having been out sick for the greater part of the past two weeks, I wanted to try and get back to my early morning routine. Last year I wore this dress for Christmas Eve, and it was a smash hit! I don't know why I didn't post any photos of the front of the dress then, but since I want to look festive and pretty ( as opposed to lazy and sniffly), I thought I'd wear it today. It's amazing how dressing up a little more than usual can really lift your spirits! The fascinator is new to me, it's from the same wonderful heap of family vintage that I was gifted a couple of months ago. I didn't know if I'd like the floral fascinator look on me, but I think it actually goes with the dress quite nicely.
Outfit Details:
Dress: Vintage 1960's Velveteen Dress from The Witchery Vintage (They are lovely gals, btw!)
Flower Fascinator: Vintage 1950's from family
Earrings: Bought in Italy
Ring: Etsy
Shoes: Charles David

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Day 26: The Black Vintage Teddy Girl Wiggle Dress

Eeek!! I came across the most perfect black cotton wiggle dress! It is quite a form fitting little number, but it has this rebellious feel - and kind of has a Teddy Girl look. Oh, and making an appearance again is that sweet vintage beret I was given a month or so back.
Outfit Details:
Dress: Vintage 1960's
Shoes: Steven by Steve Madden
Beret: Vintage 1960's
Ring: BCBG 3-Finger Ring
Earrings: Fleur de Lis from Brass Plum

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Etsy Shop Preview: Holiday Pieces

Vintage 1950's Illusion Bust Little Black Dress
Vintage 1930's Lace Bed Jacket
Vintage 1980's Bob Mackie Caramel Blouse
Vintage 1960's Poinsettia Red Sweater Girl Cardigan
Vintage 1960's Brocade Orient Inspired Tunic
Vintage 1970's Royal Blue Party Dress
Vintage 1980's Chiffon Tuxedo Blouse
Vintage 1980's Jeanne Marc Drop Waist Dress
Vintage 1960's Sailorette Romper
Vintage 1960's White Cotton Mini Dress
Vintage 1980's Softest Scarlett Sweater
Vintage 1980's Aviator Sweater
Vintage 1980's Plaid Wrap Midi Skirt

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