Thursday, December 21, 2017

Six Months Out │ Vintage Dresses

Fashion is usually six months ahead of the current season. So, if we're just starting Fall, that's when designers reveal their Spring line. And when Summer starts, that's when the Winter wear is introduced.

I think, because we humans find it difficult to stay content with what we have, and are always looking for the next good thing, God created seasons. No. Actually, that's not where I was going with this. While, it's true seasons keep things fresh and change is good, we need something to look forward to --something to change the average of our day.

And that's where "six months out" comes into play. I can be freezing my tush off but just knowing it'll be bathing suit weather and dress weather alleviates pain from my current weather condition. Truth is, I love our Winters here in nor-cal. They're mild. And warmish. And amazing.

Summers are brutal. And hot. They're unforgiving and eternal. So, I don't wish for bathing suit weather now. At all.

Regardless, fashion speaks to the retailer in me. And looky here. I have dresses. They're coming for you. I replenish my shop with dresses, like this one hitting the rack soon, regularly. All year long. From the 1940s to the
1980s, I have them.

And having said all that, I hope your winter is wonderful. Happy Winter!

-HJS

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Fair Isle Friends │ Vintage Fair Isle Sweaters

So, you know I have an insatiable love for sweaters. And cardigans. I love wool, and thick cotton, and I love fair isle sweaters. Just love them.

And you also know I live in California, meaning, sweaters aren't the most used of all the clothing items currently living in my closet.

No matter, I say. 

What matters is that I love them and appreciate them and wear them when I can. (Supposed to be freezing tonight, so it's time to bust out the Cowichan -- which is like a once or twice a year glorious event.)

What also matters is that I find all the sweaters I can't keep and can't wear and sell them to you.

Basically, if the sweater is in my shop, it means I would wear it.

Did I mention I prefer mens sweater/cardigans also? Yeah. Not helpful. It means I can never casually look at mens sweaters without a need behind the perusing, or without a underlying intent (i.e. all the mens vintage sweaters for me!)
It's this immutable issue, you see. 

Anyhow, I've got too many sweaters in the shop, now, due to my addiction. PLEASE come on by, right here, ◄ and check them out. I'm having a little 10% off the whole store this week for all you Christmas shoppers, too.

If you were thinking about snagging one, do it now! 

Merry Christmas, sweater lovers. 'Tis the season.

-HJS