Friday, January 14, 2011

Dressing Vintage


I'm going vintage shopping today. It's not at all my forte, but one of my very best friends is getting married in May and has requested all the bridesmaids wear dresses from the fifties and sixties in a peacock color palette. How gorgeous will that be? I've already started channeling Betty Draper, minus all the crazy.

If you know of any great vintage shops on Etsy or otherwise, feel free to pass them along. Thanks for all your sweet words yesterday! Y'all are my favorites. Have a wonderful weekend!

33 comments:

  1. Ooohhhh so fun. The peacock color palette will be so pretty. Happy shopping!

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  2. Gosh I would rock that dress on the left in a heartbeat!! Good luck shopping. I swear I shop like such a boy, which is which I am bad at vintage shopping. I wander around a store and expect something to pop out at me. Sheesh.

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  3. Have fun vintage shopping! I just got into Mad Men and I am hooked, I love all their styles

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  4. I love Mad Men! I would love to wear any outfit they have on that show! Good luck vintage shopping!! =) Have fun with it! =)

    Melanie's Randomness

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  5. Oh what a classic idea! Good luck!

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  6. What a creative bridesmaid dress idea! Have fun perusing the shops!

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  7. Oh, good luck! I'm not any good at vintage shopping either, but it sounds like this is worth the hunt- I'm sure everyone will look fabulous. I hope you find something great!

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  8. Try these two shops, I've gotten great stuff from there:

    http://www.trashydiva.com/site/indexSHOP.html

    http://www.unique-vintage.com/

    Happy shopping!

    X,
    www.brittanyhavican.blogspot.com

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  9. Hi! My coworkers and I dressed up as characters from Mad Men for Halloween 2009; it was so much fun. Of course, I'm the blonde, so I had to be "Betty" (boo). I'm much more of a Peggy in real life.

    Here are some of my favorite vintage shops on Etsy:

    13bees:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/13bees

    Decades of Baltimore:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/DecadesBaltimore

    Flour:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/flourclothing

    Timeless Vintage Vixen:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/TimelessVixenVintage

    SoHo Mode (custom 50s tea dresses):
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/sohomode

    Good luck! Happy shopping. xo.

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  10. good luck! I hope you post photos of what you find, and of the wedding when it happens.

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  11. What an AWESOME bridesmaids dress idea!! :) That is seriously so cool :) Sorry I can't help, it isn't my forte either!! But I'm so looking forward to seeing what you come up with! :) Good luck! And have a great weekend!!

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  12. I love Mad Men! I need to catch up since I missed it all from being abroad last semester. xo

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  13. At least you get to choose your own! I've never had a good bridemaid dress.

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  14. That is going to be a gorgeous wedding... have fun a nd good luck finding the perfect dress!

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  15. This is such a fabulous idea! I cant wait to see what you find!

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  16. An awesome and original idea! So fun ;)

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  17. I love these looks. I'm really in dire need of catching up with Mad Men. Seems like its great to watch for style inspiration!

    Dreaming of Palm Trees

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  18. ebay is a great place for vintage too!

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  19. My teenage girl loves all things vintage. Can't wait to see what you will purchase! :)

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  20. ooh! that sounds so pretty. I wish I was better at vintage shopping...

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  21. Ohh wow..that will be such a stunning wedding:) Enjoy shopping, sweetie
    Hugs and kisses

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  22. that is a great idea! i cant wait to see pics

    F. (opinionslave.blogspot.com) x

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  23. Shareen's Vintage is the best, they have a shop on 17th st.

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  24. Your friend has such a good idea going! I can tell that it's going to be a super amazing wedding in May!

    The only places I can think of are etsy stores, so good luck hunting through those today! Please post some favorites so that I can channel Joan and Betty too! :)

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  25. Good luck in your search! What a great idea, you'll all look so pretty!

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  26. it will all come together beautifully and I can't wait to see what you find!

    xo

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  27. how fun!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/mrspomeranz?ref=seller_info

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  28. i don't have any suggetions, but that is such a cool idea for bridesmaids dresses!

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  29. That's going to be gorgeous! Keep us posted on your search.

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  30. I went to a friend's Mad Men themed birthday last year - so much fun. Prowl through thrift stores, hopefully you'll find a diamond in the rough.

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  31. that is such a great idea - make sure to let us know what you end up getting! good luck!

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  32. Lots of Man Men Inspired dresses at GetGoRetro.com ... and we have lots of custom made dresses as afordable prices ... check out the penicl, full skirt and colorb block dresses : )

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