Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I'll take a cup

Thanks to Ety's Taste Test, a lovely shop found me.  These scarves are a must have this season(actually, an all-season-must-have!).  

I love the warm name of the shop too:  Me and a Cup of Hot Chocolate. Reminds me fall is near! 

Not only does this shop have these unique & feminine scarves but also beautiful illustrations:

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Spring 2012 Trends with a Vintage Take

Fall & winter draw nigh; while most are focused on warm sweaters and a fabulous red dress for their Holiday parties, I cannot get enough of the Spring 2012 runway!  Bold colors, soft fabrics and brass button accents are a taste of the eye-catching trends that will leave everyone salivating as you pass them on the streets.

The best, and most, intriguing bit of fashion the past few seasons is the eclectic mix of styles ranging from the '40's to Boho(Maxi's!! I hope these stick around for awhile) and the heavily present '60s style.  Thank you, Mad Men! (Side note: where is that show!? Rumor says 2012 is the return.  Let me tell you, AMC, I am getting rather impatient) But I digress.

With new trends pulling from various styles from the past, scoring a high end look while living on a recession budget is easier than ever thanks to the skilled eyes of "Vintagers"(or as most call them, vintage sellers).  

Honestly, I was lost for hours gasping and "oooo"-ing the spring lines and selected below are high end designer looks compared to a lower cost vintage alternative.  

Semi-sheer maxi from Rag & Bone's 2012 spring line

Vintage 80s Cream Harem Maxi from Wicked Plum Vintage

A lovely minty maxi from the Chloe 2012 Spring Lookbook 

Vivien Chiffon Cape Maxi Dress from Thrifted & Modern 

Military Style Double Breasted Coat by Chloe 2012 Spring Lookbook

Sheer Blouse by Chloe Spring 2012 Lookbook

Vintage 80s Black Sheer Oversized Blouse from The Kissing Tree Vintage

I hope these examples give you a head start for your Spring wardrobe!  As always, OWN IT!  Be yourself and have fun!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

And the Winner IS!!!!!!!!!!

A huge congrats to Melissa for winning the $25.00 Gift Card Giveaway! 

I appreciate the entrants and helping spread the word!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

For Your Wallet: A Giveaway

The moment you have all been waiting for has arrived!  A sweet, sweet giveaway courtesy of yours truly!
I am celebrating my 100th sale with a $25.00 gift card for Waistland Vintage on Etsy!

Here is a list of the "RULES" and "DISCLOSURES" regarding entering a giveaway on 

The contest(s)/giveaway(s) provided Waistland are intended to be fun and promotional in nature and may differ. This mainly applies to how to earn extra entries, etc. It is imperative that you MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ALWAYS READ THE RULES AND DISCLOSURES WITHIN THE GIVEAWAY YOU ARE ENTERING.

All comments you make for the contest/giveaway you have correctly entered must include and have your primary email address, name and contact information included in them. The reason for this is, if you happen to win said contest/giveaway, you can be contacted and notified. 

All winners will be chosen by or another 3rd party of my choosing - Please review the Mandatory and Bonus/Extra Entry information included below for entry information. 

Contest(s)/Giveaway(s) open to Continental United States Residences Only unless otherwise specified in the contest(s)/giveaway(s) post.

Entrant(s) Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

No email address, name or contact information, equals no valid entry

Winners will be chosen randomly - or other 3rd Party.

Contest(s)/Giveaway(s) end at time specified in the giveaway post and all entries submitted after the contest/giveaway deadline will be null and void.

Winner(s) will be notified as soon as a winner is determined and will be emailed. As a result, the notified winner must respond within 48 hours of an email being sent by Waistland Vintage via email address or another winner will be selected. I will also announce a winner on Waistland's Facebook & Twitter pages.
The winner will be sent a voucher for use in my store(if you have bought from, it will function quite similarly).  Instructions will also be emailed to the contest winner.

Waistland Vintage is not responsible for any altering of these Rules and Conditions or giveaway(s) on or by other blogs and or websites.

No purchase is necessary. 

You may ask, "How do I win?"  Simply do the following!

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You must complete the mandatory entry criteria or your entry will be disqualified and deemed null and void. Mandatory entry requirements will equal 1 contest(s)/giveaway(s) entry.


I hope you enjoy the opportunity to enter the giveaway!

Contest ends 07/29/2011 and winners announced 08/01/2011!! 

Good Luck! 

Friday, May 6, 2011

Old & New Mesh So Well

I love finding/selling vintage and since I have been doing so, the collection has grown thanks to other great vintage collectors.

This is my favorite spring outfit right now:  a mish-mosh of personal finds & purchases from some my fav vintage shops.

Vintage polka-dot dress thrifted.  Check my shop for additional finds  

Vintage purse from Everyobody's Buying Vintage 

Vintage ALLEGRETTO 1940s from jeanjeanvintage

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Inspired with a Glance

My shelf of books and collectibles stared me down from across the room; I decided to take some photos since I was in need of break from editing photos and creating listings.  

Books, cameras and rusty bits are my favorite collectibles.

Old book bindings ensnare me and cause purchase.  Sometimes I buy a book based merely on the binding's appearance, either because the printed design is appealing or the wear is irresistible. 

A little Dalmation pup was one of my first buys from Etsy.  He seems quite at home next to the camera(also from an Etsian)

Old keys and photographs, this one is of my grandmother, are the perfect accents, I think. 

What do you have on your shelves and what do you love to collect?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Adore the early film throwback with this video from Midlake. 

Dig it. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

For Schnazzifying Your Bike

I am so in love with Yossi Levin's shop, Nisnas Cycles!  Brand new to Etsy too!

Check out the styling wooden fenders, the Brompron Wooden Fenders (below) are my fav!

These fenders are fabulous as well!  I dont know about you, but these would give your bike the unique-stand-out-from-the-crowd-look we all crave!

Finish off the bike overhaul with bag:

Sunday Delights

I suppose the days when you aren't seeking "that" dress or garment you will happen upon it.  Yesterday was that day for me!  Stopped into on of my favorite shops and happened upon three amazing garments:  an ivory Jack Bryan evening gown, a 1920s blue crepe dress and a 1950s blue linen wiggle dress(not listed yet)!  

The Jack Bryan formal gown is tops!  Grecian styling and intricate bead work on a nude mesh fabric around the neck.  I am especially in love the tear-shaped clear beads.

Also located a fanciful little faux pearl clutch, which would compliment the gown above quite well!

This dress floored me when I saw it!  The puff sleeve stuck out from the rack and I knew instantly what it was!  Any dresses from the 1920s had eluded me until yesterday when I stumbled on this beauty.  

Friday, March 25, 2011

Wishes & Planning

I'm rather deliberate in most of my decisions and planning and buying clothes is not an exception.  This is my goal to purchase and wear the hell out of this season!

Check these from FP by Jeffery Campbell

Paired with these wide leg trouser jeans by GAP

The shoes & pants are so diverse.  I would wear with a top like this one by Coldfish 

And for a hat like this one from BrownandBlack:

All of it is so lust-worthy

Have a great weekend, All!  Stay tuned for more dresses to be listed this weekend.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Bernetti

This is simply the most stunning gown!  Mid to late 1960s Damask gown by Bernetti.  Visit my shop for additional information.