Your Summer Maxi!


There is always a constant that clutches at the hems of the fashion industry; rejuvenating itself time and time again refusing to be stuffed into a Manhattan Mini Storage Box to be forgotten forever.  The latest culprit in my book? The Maxi dress. A style that has ceased to find its way to the pearly gates of fashion heaven and since the 70s has remained on the runways in some shape or form.  You may or may not agree with me, but you have to acknowledge the fact that this fashion trend is in desperate need of a makeover….

To read more of this post and to discover some very fashionable vintage and modern Maxis below, visit my new blog at grlfashionista.com!

Crafturday’s New Way to Accessorize..


In such a time of economic uncertainty comes the overwhelming need for re-invention. That is, one must find a way to express ones self and take on the burden of independent creation. In lamens terms – you must adapt to survive by creating for the masses something new and exciting which will be sought in high demand and thus spoil you with riches OR in the very least, help you pay you rent.  The latter is what my endeavors usually lean more towards! BUT, with this talk about re-invention and discovery, comes my main purpose with sharing my voice with you today.  That purpose would be an advantageous and imaginative Vanessa of Crafturday.
Re-purposing and creating jewelry since college, Vanessa has taken her craft in a new direction combining her love of vintage aesthetic with modern details such as fringe and studs. While this may sound familiar to you, Vanessa’s jewelry, unlike many other retailers, is not crafted for the usual limbs such as your ear, finger or neck, but for a more unlikely culprit – your arm.  Yep, that’s right, your soon to be tanned bicep is getting a makeover.  And why not? You accessorize every other part of your body! And Vanessa’s fringed armlets are the PERFECT summer accessory.  How stellar would you look sporting your crop top and high waisted cut off vintage Levi’s with one of Crafturday’s studded fringed armlets?  Or perhaps strutting on the sand with your new ruffle top bikini with a dyed fringe armlet? I mean, who wouldn’t shoot you a look and ask you where you got that fabulous piece of jewelry on your arm? I know I would!
I know I have you interested now or at least curious enough to keep scrolling down to view some of Vanessa’s creations and my interview with her! Enjoy!

Crafturday

When did you get the idea for Crafturday?
I came up with the idea for Crafturday while in college at UC Santa Barbara. My favorite days were always the ones spent making things with my hands. In the beautiful and always sunny Santa Barbara, I’d spend hours outside on the lawn with my friends letting my creativity run wild. My boyfriend and I dubbed my Saturdays spent crafting as “Crafturday”.

How long have you been making jewelry?
I’ve been making jewelry since junior year of college. It started out as something just for fun, and then by senior year I was doing consignment at a local boutique. I love taking trendy elements and twisting it into something new. It makes it unique, different, and have a one-of-a-kind feel.

How did you come to the idea of armlets?
I’ve always felt that armlets are very bold and powerful looking. They draw attention to a woman in a good way when wearing a tank top!

What materials inspire you the most?
Right now I’m feeling fringe. I love using recycled materials as well—old chains, stones and shells. I really am getting into dying as well. It’s been so fun thus far mixing different colors together and dip-dying the ends of the fringe for an ombre look.

Do you have a “creative process” or do you prefer to just begin creating and see what your project turns into?
I usually start with a basic idea, but it often transforms. I think it’s important to set a couple hours aside to just create and try out a bunch of different concepts.

What do you want your jewelry to say to your customers?
I want it to say above all FUN, whimsical, and light-hearted. I’ve never been a believer in fashion being super serious. The best part about fashion, to me, is the creative and handmade aspects involved. I love figuring out different ways to pair accessories and knowing that an individual made it with their own hands is a huge plus.

Who do you see wearing your armlets?
These armlets are best for girls who are fashion-forward and fearless! They are also a great look for festivals because they’re bold and bright. Look for me at Sasquatch at the end of May!

 Where do you see Crafturday going as a company?
I would like it to evolve. Armlets are a style I’m digging right now, but in the future I’d like to incorporate different materials and expand my accessories line to jewelry as well.

 

D.I.Y Your Vintage Crate…


If you are anything like me, you never tire of a good d.i.y project. Especially when the tools for that project can be found in any junk shop or antique store! Since my wedding I have been infatuated with antique wooden crates.  Not only did they decorate my dessert table which propped up such goodies as mini cheesecakes and fruit tarts, but which also housed handmade programs and other rustic decorations. But, besides weddings these vintage boxes are perfect for home d.i.y projects which even the most unhandy can do! From shelves, bookcases and even tables, vintage crates add unique character to your home.  Get inspired with some of the original uses I found for old crates on Pinterest below or if you’re strapped for time and want to have a touch of rustic in your home you might just love some of the designs I found on Etsy! And if you’re really ready to start your project, I have something in store for you too!
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1. Crate Shelves via From Scandinavia With Love….2. Fresh Lavender in Vintage Crate via LaurenConrad.com…3. Bathroom Crate Shelves via HGTV…4. Crate Fixture via Project Decor…5. Crate Fixture via Ebay…6. Crate Wall Storage via Pin For Your Home…7. Vintage Crate Stairs via Impulsive

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1. Antique Wood Box Crate Table via SimoneandBros…2. Shipping Crate Side Table via Modernarks…3. Crate spice rack via WoodenCrateGallery…4. Six Drawer Pine Crate Storage Bin via TheShadeTreeCrafts…5. Wine Rack via RchristoperDesigns…6. Nautical Wood Crate iPhone Dock via UncommonAndNice…7. The Picasso via DavisCratesandCo

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1. Sealtest Sheffield Dairy Shipping Crate from AgeAndBeauty…2.  Kirkman’s Borax Soap Wooden Crate from RaggedRustyVintage…3. Vintage Soda Crate from Brimfieldfinds…4. Old Coke Crate from AngelPaws6…5. Vintage Pepsi Crate from Thevrose…6. Dr. Pepper Wooden Crate from Midtnantiquesuniques

Time to Crop that Top!


Yep, they’re back! Crop tops! A style forced into the spotlight by Madonna in the mid-80s and worn by teeny boppers everywhere in the 90s; courtesy of pop stars Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. Mothers everywhere are cringing I”m sure at the thought of cut-off tees and tight bustiers on their darling daughters.  But, honestly, I’m sort of digging this upcoming trend and am even debating purchasing a crop top of my own.  I know, some of you are screaming at the computer right asking me, “WHY? Why would you do this!?” I actually asked myself that same question.  However, when I started scoping out retailers sites I found that while some crop tops were defiantly too young and, for lack of a better word, too trashy for me I did find some that were more mature while still exuding a fun, free spirited exuberance.  Likewise, these tops can be easily molded to suit your personality. If you are a more traditional girl, but still like to add a little zest to your outfit, pair your bold top with a solid high waisted skirt.  More of a bohemian? Go for loose and flowly; perfect for your active lifestyle. Check out some of my top choices for summer crops and click on their image for more info….You might be more into it than you think!

Crop Tops

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gaia crop top  Daydreamer LA Snap-Front Swing Tank Top
 Taupe Crop Top Hakuna Matata Crop Top
 Mesh Well Crop Top Caprice Crop Top
Short Stop Crop Tee Deathly Hallows Crop Top

Killer Closet Via Tobi…


Scouring Facebook as I burned time before work, I happened to stumble onto an ad for a fun, urban clothing company, Tobi.  Curious by nature, I decided to follow the ad to Tobi’s homepage and what I found made me happier than a kid in a candy shop!  Not only are Tobi’s clothing and accessories current and eclectic, but amazingly well priced. With constant sales, a girl can always find a great deal without sacrificing style! And being that trends seem to change overnight, Tobi gives a girl a chance to keep up.  Honestly, who wouldn’t love the chance to refresh their closet with trendy new clothes? I’ll be the first to admit that I would! Which is exactly what I did! Well, virtually that is! Check out some of the fabulous items from Tobi I added to my virtual closet….
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 Southwestern Vibe Muscle TankI don’t know what it is about Southwestern prints, but I gravitate towards them like a fish to water! Maybe it’s the Native American in me calling out to the robust tribal prints or it could just be that their unique, eclectic nature adds personality to any plain tee. Which is exactly what this black and white skeletal  image does for this basic muscle tank!  Can’t you see yourself sporting Tobi’s  Southwestern Vibe Muscle Tank with tattered cutoff shorts or skinny jeans complete with black moto boots and feathered hair clips? You know you love it…

 Striped Envy SweaterTrendy or not, oversized sweaters are my thing.  I can’t give it up! It’s the one style that sticks with me through each season.  They’re perfect both in winter when all you want to do is cuddle up with your love and sit by a warm fire or in spring when all you need is a light cover up over your cut-off Levis.  They’re versatile, comfortable and I highly doubt that you don’t have atleast ONE in you wardrobe.  And if you don’t, maybe you should give it a try with Tobi’s Striped Envy Sweater. Light and easy, this stylish sweater with colorful arm stripes can be dressed up with pumps and skinny jeans or even used as a cover up for your new bikini. However you use it, I guarantee your friends will want to know where you got this trendy top from!

 Acid Washed Skinny JeansLet me be the first to say that I am just as surprised as you are that I am posting about acid wash jeans. But, the more I see them store after store, the more I find that they have a certain mysterious appeal. However, it is important to mention that shopping for the perfect acid wash jeans comes with some extremely important rules.  NEVER buy acid wash in any cut but skinny otherwise it will look like you borrowed your mom’s jeans from when she was in high school.  NEVER buy a light acid wash jean unless you want to look like someone from the boondocks.  And lastly, NEVER go vintage when it comes to acid wash. I know, I’m sorry.  I didn’t mean to bust your vintage bubble. Adventurous enough to try them? Check out this pair from Tobi.

 Twist to Open DressI am in love with Tobi’s Twist Open Dress in mint! Available also in red and white, this dress appears simple from the front, but flip it over and it is a completely different dress.  Slit down the back and the twisted to the side this dress is not only practical on a hot day, but emits from its unassuming shape a sexy confidence. With open arm holes, this dress pairs perfect with a simple accessory such as a thick bracelet or a single pendant long chain necklace.

Thunderbird NecklaceThe Thunderbird; a symbol of strength, grace and resilience. A perfect charm to adorn your neck as you take on the challenges of the day.  Available in antique silver and gold this lovely pendant will add a little pepper to your sizzling outfit! Check it out here!

tobi5So, I’m thinking there is a reoccurring theme here! I honestly am not trying to go Southwestern on you here, I guess it’s just my style.  Which is why I am probably doting on these Etch Pick Earrings from Tobi.  This arrowhead shaped earring features geometric engravings and comes both in antique silver and gold.  A powerful design, these earrings are for those ladies who aren’t afraid to show their more brazen side!

 Chinese Laundry Strawberry Fields BootiesWhile I am usually more into moto boots, I have to say that these Chinese Laundry Booties  are absolutely adorable! What I like most about them is that you can sport them with anything in your closet.  Whether dress, skirt or jean, these lilac suede boots will match perfectly.  Lighthearted, whimsical and really, just plain fun, these booties might be your next perfect accessory! And lets be serious, the accessories are what make the outfit.

All the Colors of the Rainbow…


Call it intuition, call it dumb luck, whatever it is, I have stumbled upon a recycled fashion trend for your summer in the sun!  The ever psychedelic TIE-DYE.  I bet you didn’t expect that one!  Truthfully, I was wearing a tie dye t-shirt when I came to this conclusion, but hey, I’d like to think that I came up with it all my own! Not only is Tie-Dye by nature unrestricted and free, but it’s just plain fun! With so many possibilities of color combinations and designs, no one Tie-Dye  item is the same. Check out the goodies I found:

Ductasche
Onewkirk
EllisandDraen

Duct Tape Rose Ring- Tiedye (Blue)

Duct Tape
Rose Ring

What the Seller Says:

This listing is for a tie dye print duct tape rose ring on an adjustable band! This is one of my favorite rings, mainly because every one will turn out different! I love the way it looks and it is also super comfortable!
Ring measures a little over an inch.
Perfect for small gifts or just for fun!
Feel free to message me with any questions or business inquiries 🙂

Grateful Dead Steal Your Face Tie-Dye Earrings
Greatful Dead
Tie-Dye Earrings

What the Seller Says:

Handmade Grateful Dead pick earrings.

Fabric Bangle Set-Blue Green Tie-dye

Fabric Bangle Set
Blue Green Tie-dye

What the Seller Says:

Fabric jewelry is everywhere this season. Get the look with this set of 5 fabric wrapped bangles that can be worn together, mixed with other bangles or individually.
Created from vintage t-shirt shreds and thin metal bangles.
The bangles are 2 1/2 inches (6.5 cm) across.

DaniCalve
Joint
Collaborations
Acried

Fabric Rosette Headband - Purple, Tyedye Purple and Blue and Lime Green

Fabric Tie-Dye
Rosette Headband

     What the Seller Says:

This simple fabric rosette headband has a black cloth band and three charming rolled rosettes that are made from reclaimed cotton in purple, tyedyed purple and blue and lime green and have a felt backing. This item is one of a kind, OOAK.
Easy to wear and great for day or night.
This headband is perfect size for kids, teens and adults.

Tiedye Blue Green and Orange Feather Headband

Tiedye Feather
Headband

What the Seller Says:

please include the measurement of your head in the comment so i can make sure it fits, it slips on to sit on the head

Tie-Dye Scarf Necklace

Tie-Dye Scarf
Necklace

What the Seller Says:

This great addition to any wardrobe is a tie-dyed braided scarf necklace. It can be paired with a cute tank or a long sleeve in the winter to add a little wow to a cold day! It has a 14 inch opening and is 32 inches in circumference.

Classicby
Nature
iCase
SeraSera
Mermaid
SoupVintage

Unique IPad case

Unique Ipod
Case

What the Seller Says:

Protect your iPad with an original and urban cover. You’ll feel better knowing you carry securely your new gadget everywhere with you either in backpack, messenger bag, briefcase and ideal when you are not using it.

This is a modern iPad sleeve with a black water tank print hand screen printed. The sleeve is made of pale tie-dye style bleached denim. The transformation of the fabric is handmade by us so each piece is unique. It also has a piping detail all around and it closes with a tab and velcro.

The cream lining is a soft material that protects the iPad from scratches and makes easy handling. The poly foam padding is adequate to protect the device from modest drops and bumps.

Vintage Tie-Dye Iphone Case

Tie-Dye Iphone Case

What the Seller Says:

Designed and printed in my home studio. Each design features my own photography or graphic designs…

PROCESS:
Each iPhone case is embellished with my original designs one at a time using a unique printing technique that allows me to permanently instill an image into a thin aluminum insert on the back of the molded plastic case. The insert is heated to over 400 degrees, cooled, and then permanently adhered to the phone case. The result is a vibrant, permanent imprint.

This custom made snap-on case is designed to fit all of the iPhone 4 and 4S models. With ample openings for all the buttons and the camera lens, this lightweight case is the perfect phone accessory – instantly customizing any iPhone with color and style.

COLORS:
All of my cases are available with BLACK, WHITE, or CLEAR sides. Unless you ask for one of these specific colors in your order, the default BLACK. So if you want one of the other options just leave a note in the “message to seller” section.

SHIPPING:
My products are shipped from my Massachusetts studio within 3 to 5 business days and sent via first class mail, so it’s at your door fast! I am also happy to ship international!

high waist dip DYED denim

High Waist Dip
Dyed Vintage Shorts

What the Seller Says:

From a new collection of vintage cut offs, i have hand bleached/dyed/distressed/studded.

these are a vintage pair of high waist Guess jeans. i dip bleached them, then dyed them yellow , leaving a a green top half and yellow lower.. distressing through out and finished with gold studded detail on rear pocket and hip. pre-washed and ready to wear!

Label Mermaid Soup
size:
waist 27″
hip 36″
inseam 1 1/2″
rise 12″

One Dress, Two Dress


Usually when I find the base inspiration for my vintage outfit creations I know exactly what I want to do with them.  But, when I stumbled across this amazing 1950/60’s wiggle dress I was completely stumped. One side of my brain was screaming PUNK! while the other CLASSY! This dress is so versatile (as you will come to find out!) and to state it plainly, presents to many styling options! Which is great when you think about it.  Buy one dress, get multiple outfits! So, going with that, I decided not to torture myself any longer and do both Punk and Classy.  And, as you can see, I had so much fun! Check out what I came up with:

(What would you do with this dress?)

I am absolutely in LOVE with this 50’s/60’s Vintage Peach Cocktail Dress from RococoVintage!  It’s so amazingly unusual!  Clean, simple lines with an adorable cap sleeve in front and then in back, a dramatic plunging back with dramatic waterfall ruffles. This dress will elicit stares of lust and longing wherever you tread! Perfect for upscale cocktail parties, for weddings, for romantic (and sultry) evenings out, or for any other especially special event. Unique, daring, and truly darling all at once!

I am ALWAYS on the search for a pair of good Roper Boots.  Especially ones that are actually in my size! Which, is extremely hard.  There are plenty of 9’s, 10’s, even 8’s, but when it comes to 7/7.5 FORGET IT! It’s like finding a needle in a haystack! HOWEVER, last night I got lucky when I stumbled on these 7 1/2 Classic Vintage Black Roper Boots from GrannysBootery (Love that shop name!). It’s the small things that make my heart flutter! These no fuss, straight up plain old roper boots are what I consider a “wardrobe essential.” Tim Gunn would probably argue with me, but these would be my staple and I would wear them with EVERYTHING. In great condition, you’re search (or mine if you’re not quick!) is over if you’re on the look for one of these beauties!

Favorite feature on this Vintage Elastic Belt from LarkVintage? The butterfly clasp! It’s so adorable and unique. Usually when I am looking for belts on Etsy, especially black ones, I get a lot of studded leather belts or woven belts, which I love, but I was looking for a belt that was different and not indicative of the accessories I usually feature with outfits.  And that’s exactly what I thought when I saw this vintage beauty. It’s charming, eclectic and actually puts a smile on your face when you see it.  It could go punk or classy and you don’t have to worry about it wearing down because it is elastic! Now that I think about it, I have a friend who LOVES butterflies and she would be head over heels over this!

Besides my love of owls, antique keys and Polaroids, I adore long chain necklaces with wing pendants.  I know, it sounds odd and I can’t explain, I just know I love it.  Although, now that I think about it, it might have something to do with the fact that I loved studying Ancient Roman/Greek history and their mythology in school and when I see wings I always associate it with Pegasus….. Ok, that was probably more information than you ever needed to know about me and why I love wing necklaces! More about the actual necklace: It is a Silver Angel Wing Long Chain Pendant by ZaraTaylor, a jewelry maker on Etsy (who I will be doing an interview with and posting soon!).  It comes with no clasp as it is long enough to go over your head, which I prefer! It just makes it easier when you’re getting dressed! Perfect for any boho or rocker outfit!

1940s + Suede + Pumps = Vintage Treasure.  That would be the best word to describe these leather soled Vintage 1940s Pumps in buttery soft chocolate brown suede from RococoVintage. An absolute Treasure.  The seller describes them better than I can! Here’s what she says: This classic pair of pumps from the 1940s are just breathtaking — they are some of the most perfect shoes from this era that I have ever seen! In a deliciously rich shade of chocolate brown, these shoes will provide the finishing touch to a whole variety of outfits, while the metal taps on the heels will create the most satisfyingly audible sound as you walk and dance! Absolutely wonderful, and in just shy of pristine condition! This beautiful designer shoes were made over 60 years ago and are in phenomenal condition — they are truly a treasure and very rare!!

So, I had to go Handmade on this belt.  I was looking for something super specific because I knew I wanted a bow belt to tie together an adorable outfit perfect for work or a classy night out.  This Soft Leather Bow by ManoBello fit that bill.  It’s simple, easy and versatile.  It’s not to “kidish” and won’t make your perfectly pink ensemble match your 5 year old niece’s favorite dress! And it’s not so obnoxious that it takes away from the outfit.  It’s just right.

This Freshwater Pearl Necklace by VirginiaGeigerJewels is labeled as a “Wedding Necklace,” BUT I think they can be worn with either your new “Pretty in Pink” outfit or any one of your fun, girly ensembles.  I appreciate the spaces between the pearls, giving it a lighter, more romantic appearance rather than the heavy or bulky look that sometimes full pearl necklaces can have.  And the small gold leaf just adds to the charm of the handmade necklace.  Here’s what the seller says: This lovely golden flower pendant is wire wrapped off center with large freshwater pearls and is completed with a delicate gold fill chain. Also available is silver!

Stripes Are The New Black!


So, I was poking around Facebook a few weeks ago and came across a post from one of my fashion buddies that I found to be rather interesting.  Apparently, and I totally missed the boat on this one, VERTICAL stripes are in! NOT horizontal, VERTICAL. Who would’ve guessed it, right? I was not prepared for that one at all.  Of course I remained a bit skeptical as I hadn’t yet seen any evidence to support this fashion prediction, BUT the MINUTE I went shopping I was attacked by stripe fever! They were everywhere! How I didn’t know about this before, I have no idea.  Maybe it is because I’m not really a stripes person.  But, fashion is fashion and it is my job to keep you not only informed, but to find fabulous vintage pieces for the fashion present.  Kudos to you, Cara Bloom of Me So Savvy for bringing this style to my attention!

BadJames
Vintage
Thrush
Southwest
Vintage

70s Multicolor
Highwaisted Skirt

What the Seller Says:

What an interesting skirt! So fun and full of life – we couldn’t help but pair it will all black. A white tee in the summer would also be superb!

Features Red yellow blue colors, Midlength, Clasp waist, Veritical stripes. Tag says Size 6. Fits like S/M
100% Poly. Requires a slip 🙂


60s Striped
Mod Mini

What the Seller Says:

Adorable vertical stripe vintage dress. Super comfortable and light weight. Features: Two front pockets, two side belt loops at the waist, and front/ sleeve button closures. Has the original ILGWU tag still attached.

*Brand: Suburban Corner
*Approximate size: Small
*Great condition
*Color: multi colored


Vintage Striped
B&W Blazer

What the Seller Says:

Vintage 80’s black and white vertical striped blazer. The blazer is double breasted with four buttons in the front. It also has two pocket in the front. The sleeves are long and tailored to be cuffed. The fabric has a linen texture and the jacket has shoulder pads that can easily be removed if desired. The jacket is in good vintage condition.

 

BlessThat
Dress
BlessThat
Dress
RedPoppy
VintageShop

Vintage Beige
Striped Skirt

What the Seller Says:

Dead stock vintage high-waisted, beneath the knee length skirt. A very flattering design. Vertical stripes in biege, blue and gray. It has front pockets.
Zip and button closure on the side A unique, sophisticated, 70´s flavoured look. Size M.

Vintage Multicolor
Striped Blouse

What the Seller Says:

Dead stock vintage multicolour striped blouse. It has a cute mao collar. A colorful, girly and versatile garment that can give a unique touch to any look!
Brand: Reyna. Made in Spain
It is made of a combination of polyester and cotton.
Fits as either a large or a medium, depending on how you would like the garment to fit.
Please check the measures. Sizes are for guidance.

60s Vertical
Striped Dress

What the Seller Says:

Super cute a line dress with multi-color vertical stripes.

Size: best fits size S/M (ask about measurments)
Material: polyaster
Condition: perfect!

Sunflower
Seamstress
Artfully
Urban
Vonlenska
Vintage

Vintage Navy
Striped Sweater

What the Seller Says:

A super cozy navy and white striped sweater with red embroidery on the front.
Brand: LizSport
Listed Size: L
* Please note vintage sizes offer differ from today. Always check measurements for the best fit.
Length: 27 in
Sleeve length: 25 in
Waist: 20 in

Vintage Striped
Silk Tank

What the Seller Says:

100% silk sleeveless blouse

*Tag size: Medium
*Approximate size: Extra Small / Small / Medium
*100% Silk
*Good vintage condition

60s Mod Navy
Striped Mini

What the Seller Says:

Vintage 60s sleeveless navy blue and white space age mod shift dress with all over circle texture, white stripe across the shoulders and down the center front, and a zipper down the back to close. In excellent vintage condition. Shown belted in first photo.

Will best fit a size LARGE
No size marked

No tag
Feels like 100% polyester

Wish I Could’ve Seen…


The Speakeasies of the 20s! Bottoms up!

Vintage Belts For Your Vintage Trousers…


It’s funny to think that when I was a kid I HATED belts.  My stepmom would always try and make me wear them and I would cry dramatically that I thought they were uncomfortable because they pinched my stomach. Then she would try her hardest to reason with a stubborn 8 year old that belts weren’t just for holding our pants up, but they were fashionable.  This of course went completely over my head and I would still shout that I hated them.  What 8 year old understands fashion? All I cared about were climbing trees, gymnastics and making forts in the woods.  What did I know about fashion? I think my mom purposely put me in the most generic of clothes because she knew the next time she saw me I would be covered in dirt.  But, needless to say, my stepmom was right.  It took me a couple of years to understand it, but now, as I am writing this, I have to agree with the woman! (Don’t tell her I told you so!)

Lets face it, you can have the most uber-fabulous vintage outfit, but without the proper accessories it can fall flat. The easiest accessory to help you with the finishing touches on your ensemble is the belt.  Of course, knowing me, it can’t just be ANY old belt, but a unique, detailed oriented totally original vintage belt.  A belt that you wouldn’t be able to find in any old corporate chain store (not to say that I don’t love to pop into them every one in a while!) So, where do I head to find some amazing belts? ETSY! You had to know the answer to that one! There was such an amazing variety of belts, that I almost felt overwhelmed. But, through the hour of searching, I think I narrowed it down to some pretty amazing finds and I tried to get as much of a variety as I possibly could! Check it out!

Tarantula
Sisters
Thrush
PineApple
Mint

“70s Brown Braided Leather Belt”

What the Seller Says:

Awesome 70s braided leather belt with cool rectangular silver buckle with medallion and paisley design. In excellent condition. Marked size M, but can fit smaller as there are no belt holes, you just clip the buckle through the braided leather.


Vintage 70s
Braided Belt

What the Seller Says:

Classic vintage 1960’s wide braided leather belt with a large buckle. Made of genuine leather with intricate braiding detail.
Could work for either men or women. The punch holes will allow the belt to work for waists size 34″ and under, sizes xxs-medium.
In very good vintage condition with some surface wear and a worn-in look.


70s Striped Orange
Fabric Belt

What the Seller Says:

1970s waist belt. Made from orange leather and orange, teal, navy blue, and brick red woven striped fabric, which feels like cotton.
Gold tone hardware. Backed with faux leather. No condition issues to note.

OmniaWears
RoadTrip
VintageShop
Gregarianne

Vintage Two
Toned Belt


What the Seller Says:

Retro wide canvas belt with burgundy suede trim and smooth brass buckle. 10 metal eyelet holes for adjusting. Looks great on the hips or the waist! Excellent condition

Vintage Wide
Leather Belt

What the Seller Says:

Vintage leather belt measures about 2″ wide.
Fits/buckles from 30 1/2″ to 34 1/4″.
If you are a size x-small or maybe small it would look awesome slung on the hips over jeans, a long skirt or a dress.
Buckle is metal, belt is leather and suede leather with metal rivets accent. Good vintage conditin with some general signs of wear.

Vintage Hand
Tooled Flower
Belt

What the Seller Says:

This is a vintage hand tooled leather belt, hand tooled warm tan, darkened edging, with red flower and green leaf motif, square brass buckle. It’s so pretty. Marked 32 just under the buckle. Measures 39 1/2 inches from buckle to end.

VintageHunts
LuvStoned
Vintage
Jean Jean
Vintage

Vintage
Southwestern Belt

What the Seller Says:

80s leather belt with a gold tone buckle in very good condition. Design is southwestern, Native American. No size shown on belt but most likely small. Would make a great cinch/waist belt.

Size: S
Condition: Very good; very little to no wear; no damage

80s Peacock
Belt

What the Seller Says:

d.e.s.c.r.i.p.t.i.o.n.
awesome vintage condition
colors. brown
size. marked S/M but will also fit M/L *see measurements below

m.e.a.s.u.r.e.m.e.n.t.s.
to convert inches to centimeters please multiply by 2.54
multiply bust, waist and hips x 2
waist. 14″ – 16″ comfy
thickness. 2.5″

Vintage Leather
and Twine Belt

What the Seller Says:

This great little belt is a woven combination of brown leather strips, twine, and a natural colored hemp-like material, with a brown leather buckle and brown leather 6″ strip for belt holes.

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