Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Minimal Perfection │ Vintage Wardrobe

Having a small set of minimal and basic clothing items in your wardrobe allows you to have an extremely large one.

How is this so? Because of the ability to mix and match everything together.

I just got back from a cruise vacation where I over packed. And by over-packed, I mean didn't even wear a third of what I brought. The sad thing is I knew this while I was packing, but there's always that "just in case" fear which made me include things I didn't need.

Just recently, a wonderful friend of mine and I recounted our ten-day trip to Italy where we had the smallest of wardrobes in our tiny suitcases ... and it was the best vacation ever! And I never felt like I didn't have something creative to wear.

Less is more. And those fewer items -- if they are basic and minimal but beautiful -- blend well with other coordinates of the same caliber.

I'm sticking to my Italy minimal wardrobe from now on when I travel. Less to think about, more to work with.

And in the shop, I try to stock all those minimal basics, like linen blouses, denim skirts, and basic silk tops and more jean and denim!

If you haven't the basics, but need them, swing on by the shop right now! I've got you covered.

-HJS



Friday, May 24, 2019

Vintage Summer │ Vintage Clothing

Summer is basically here, my friends.

It's Memorial Day Weekend (an enormous thank you to the fine folks who've died defending our freedom here in the USA) and here in Northern California, we've been able to stave off the swarming heat. It's the warmth that, once it begins, doesn't leave until the end of October. The very end.

I feel blessed though, because the rain and cool weather these last few weeks has actually extended our spring by almost a month longer than normal! Hallelujah, people.

1950s suit
So now, with warm weather, think cool clothes. And what's better the linen, ladies?  I've got you covered, literally, in every color you need.


(Guys, I try to find linen for you ... just more difficult to find. But, I gotchu covered too!)

And you've got to see this bathing suit / play suit from the 1950s / 1960s. It's in fabulous condition, and with the sweetest heart pattern. You know you'd look stunning in it. I only wish I had it in about two dozen different sizes to sell to everyone!

Have a wonderful Memorial weekend, enjoy your friends, eat good food. And remember those who've served and died protecting our freedom. I honestly can't thank these Americans enough. I value my freedom more than darn near anything, and I know you do, too.

Happy unofficial start of summer, all!

-HJS