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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Accessorizing Your Vintage Holiday

I'm of the notion that vintage is for everyone! You've just got to know how to pull it off. The easiest vintage to wear is by far vintage accessories. Not sure where to start? Just say desinger! Go gaga over Givenchy, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel!!

For the vintage newbie, start with designer vintage. If you wear it right, no one will even know it's vintage (unless you want them to, of course)!

This vintage Chanel necklace gleams in gold. Draw attention to your assets by wearing a V-neck dress with a perfect length necklace. Add this striking Givenchy heart necklace to your holiday pantsuit. This will add a stylish feminine touch to pants. PS Don't forget the heels!!

Pair a chunky Christian Dior necklace with a strapless number. This will draw the attention to your face and collarbone. Skip the big earrings and bring all the attention to the neckline. This stunning silver Yves Saint Laurent necklace would evoke glamour when paired with bold colors. Think red, black or green. Avoid pastels and greys if you want the necklace to "pop".

Add vintage and add glamour to your holidays!



Monday, April 4, 2011

Gem of a Bag Giveaway

Want to win? Now through Saturday, April 30th at 11:59pm CDT you can enter to win a bag with some bling!! The handmade bag by Lucinda's Designs features stunning crystal embellishments. Included with the bag is a vintage crystal turned purse pull by Nostalgic Collections. Perfect for any bag or purse or spectacular as a key chain! One (1) first place winner will receive the featured bag and purse pull. Two (2) second place winners will receive a vintage apron.

To enter this contest, simply visit the Nostalgic Collections etsy boutique and pick out your favorite item. Then leave a comment (in English, please) here with your name, contact information, and favorite item. Receive bonus entries by (1) following the blog or (2) becoming a fan on facebook or (3) leaving a comment with your favorite item in Lucinda's Designs' shop.

Contest is open worldwide. There are no residency restrictions for this contest. Must be 18 or older. Limit four entries per household/person/email address (only one entry per method). Void where prohibited by law. All entries are audited and confirmed prior to drawing. Entrants must be fans/followers at the time of the drawing for additional entries to be valid. Random drawing will be held the first week of May.

Odds of winning depend on the number of entries. There are no size, color, or condition guarantees. The winner will be notified on the Nostalgic Collections Facebook Fan page, and shipping details will be shared through Facebook messaging and email. Please be sure to leave your contact information and become a fan on Facebook!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

How You Sparkle, How You Shine

I'm in love with the glamour of the past. I adore the simple, elegant, and classic vintage style. Plus I love the way ladies of another era incorporated these aspects into their everyday life as well as their special occasions. A pair of crystal earring drip and shimmer as a large brooch highlights the neckline of Ann Blyth. Remarkably simplistic and yet so refined.

Why not spruce up jeans and a t-shirt with pear drop crystal earrings? This vintage pair by Coro of New York City is available at Timelesss Design for $19. How about bringing glamour to the office with you? Nothing big. Nothing over-the-top. Just a simple pearl drop hanging from a metallic swirl will add a touch of vintage elegance to your everyday. These rare vintage earrings are available from Trinket Queen for only $12.50.

Didn't get in on these one of a kind options above? Personal Accents carries these dazzling vintagesque earrings. Their crystals enliven the delicate petals of the silver tone floral earrings. Dainty details make them appropriate in the office or out on the town. Available online for only $24.99.

Make every day a special occasion! Add a touch of glamour with simple, elegant and classic earrings.



Saturday, January 22, 2011

Golden Inspiration

There's nothing like a hint of gold to brighten a dreary winter day! Put a little spark in your New Year and incorporate some glimmer of vintage gold into your winter wardrobe.

Sparkle and shine a la Gina Lollobrigida in her shimmering, golden dress! This brocade dress in metallic shades of copper, gold, and bronze from Flannery Crane is a classic piece to incorporate into a wardrobe. Perfect for cocktail parties and martinis with the girls. Step out with pizzazz in these golden 1960's heels from Scarlet Vintage. Your feet deserve to shine, too! Suzy Perette designed this 1950's silk party dress with stunning golden peacocks on a rich, black background (Timeless Vixen Vintage). This vintage ball gown is fit for a princess or a royal affair!

Lady Ellen teams gold with rhinestones for a fabulous hair piece of glistening ribbons (VWayne). Topping off your look with just the right touch of glisten. Soft ivory enchanted with golden flowers brings a hint of class and sophistication to this lovely 1950's dress by Dear Golden Vintage. This two piece dress is perfect for a bridesmaid or flower girl in a vintage inspired wedding!
The New Year is the time to dazzle in sophistication, twinkle in class, and shimmer in shades of gold!



About the Author: Vicki is the founder of Nostalgic Collections, a contributing writer to the Vintage Bulletin and a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers. Photo Credits: Gina Lollobrigida by Unknown; Featured Spotlights by Etsy Shops; Collage by Nostalgic Collections.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Let's Sail Away

I yearn for the warm sun on my face, gentle wind flowing in my hair, and the sound of waves lapping against the shore. For me, sparkling blue water is simply irresistible. Mark Shaw captured Jackie Kennedy's love of the water in 1961. The photograph of Jackie remains stunning, classic, and timeless.

Capture your love for all things nautical by adding a patriotic 1960's red, white, and blue dress to your wardrobe. Get this Jackie O style dress from Great Grandma Agnes' etsy shop for only $32. Set sail everyday by adding an adorable anchor by Stefeny Stanyer to your sassy summer accessories.

Say goodbye to the ordinary and cruise your way into noticeably stylish with this 80s nautical swimsuit. Complete with gold chains this swimsuit from Back Yard Bird Song is perfect for a day of sailing or a beach party with friends.

Set sail with stylish everyday!


About the Author: Vicki is the founder of Nostalgic Collections, a contributing writer to the Queens of Vintage, the Vintage Bulletin, and a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers. Photo Credits: Jackie Kennedy by Mark Shaw; Vintage by Etsy Shops; Collage by Nostalgic Collections.
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