Here’s a not-to-be-missed event, belles…at our fave antique emporium in Greenville…The Rock House Antiques. House of Landor out of Raleigh is bringing their vintage wares for a trunk show this weekend!! We encourage you to stop and shop for that special “find”!
Here are some examples of what you might find…
The Rock House Antiques . 415 Mauldin Road . Greenville
And while we are at it…here are some vintage shopping tips…
1. For clothing, shop your size…and a size up…and a size down.
Sizes have changed over the years. Those of us who might have worn a 4 in the 80’s now find ourselves a very slim size zero (while having lost not a single ounce!). Don’t take the label at its word…use it as a suggestion. Also, we have found that many ladies who pass on their clothing to these shops are very much like us…addicted to alterations. Many…even most…of these items have been tailored to fit the original proud owner. This often means that an 8 has become a 6 through the bust, or a 4 at the waist. The only way to be sure is to…
2. Be prepared to try on.
Wear something that’s easy-on, easy-off. What you purchase is yours (no returns), so let’s make sure it’s do-able.
3. Don’t ignore the shoes.
We have scored scarcely-worn Manolos, Louboutins, you name it, at vintage shops. Often the shoes find their way to these shops because they were a poor fit for the original owner…so she really didn’t wear them much at all! Don’t be afraid to give them a try.
4. Don’t forget the fellas.
Hermes ties, Burberry wool scarves, belts, shoes, maybe even a classic old tuxedo…the options for the men can be just as numerous as those for women. Give the men’s section a quick run-through.
5. Check out the stores in different cities and different neighborhoods
You will, of course, want to visit House of Landor in person, and go ahead and haunt the vintage clothiers in other cities you frequent. While stores on the Upper East Side might be filled with Chanel, those in Soho might be filled with Pucci, Gucci, or who knows what. Give them all a chance…the treasures are worth it!
These are our new favorite boots of the season…
A chic every day bootie…by Clark’s
Love the color on these Rag and Bone boots
Love the ties on these from Splendid…
The color of these Vince booties…mouthwatering..
Via Revolve clothing
Last week we honored our favorite #LBDs. So we we didn’t think it would be right to leave out our other favorite…the little white dress…just as timeless, classic and elegant.
The neckline on this one by Likely is flattering to all bust sizes…
This Black Halo dress is elegant and demure…
We love a long sleeved dress…so hard to find… this one is dreamy by Badgley Mishka…
A classic is a classic by Max Mara…
Via Net a porter
A very feminine frock by Self-Portrait…
Via Net a porter
The perfect accent…an exposed zipper…by Ted Baker…
An off-the-shoulder by Mishap Collection…
Love the sleeves on this Alice and Olivia…
Happy shopping, belles!
We were recently at a little soirée and one of our most tech-style-savvy belle friends showed us her newest find! The perfect way to chic-up that Apple Watch …
Everybody and their mother seems to have an Apple Watch…or will have one after they see how to zhush it up!
Now we need to dress it up and turn it into some real arm candy!
Our belle friend turned us on to the website The Ultimate Cuff, and we are obsessed!
Here are a few looks….
Now we can be fashionably fit and techy 24/7!!
They are having a sale so don’t delay!! Adjustable, good looking and statement making!!
Keep sharing belles!!!!
We love a purchase to perk up our Monday…and we love sharing our recent obsessions with our belle-friends!!
A current obsession…this shoe in “of-the-moment blush”…
And while it’s on SALE…why not try a color for next season…
And for you local Greenville belles, and immediate gratification, MUSE has these…
This Rebecca Minkoff at Muse is perfect for now and later!
And this Vince Camuto (again, at Muse) features that “easy-on, easy-off” zipper…’cause sometimes a belle can get impatient with all those buckles!! Just sayin’
Obsessed yet? Nothin’ better than a purchase to kick off the week!!
Talitha – Jaya Tasseled Silk And Cotton-blend Kaftan – Pink • $535 Here
Barneys New York Women’s Block-Heel Suede Slingback Sandals • Barneys New York • $295Here
Manebi – Hamptons Suede Espadrilles – Blush • Manebi • Sold Out Here for wish list
Boutique Moschino – Crepe Mini Dress – Pink • Moschino • $625 Here
Elizabeth and James – Willow Ribbed-knit Top – Blush • Elizabeth and James • $325 Here
Sam Edelman – Leya Faux Fur-embellished Suede Slip-on Sneakers – Pink • Sam Edelman • $100 Here
Saint Laurent – Shopping Large Textured-leather Tote – Blush • Saint Laurent • $995 Here
See by Chloé – Tiered Stretch-knit Top – Pastel pink • See by Chloe • $265 Here
Paul & Joe – Ribbed Cashmere Top – Pastel pink • Paul & Joe • $345 Here
Chan Luu – Cashmere And Silk-blend Scarf – Baby pink • Chan Luu • $195Here
Women’s Baublebar ‘Pinata’ Tassel Earrings • BaubleBar • $36 Here
Alexandre Birman – Lupita Ruffle-trimmed Suede Sandals – Antique rose • Alexandre Birman • $625 Here
Women’s Free People ‘Show Me Some Shoulder’ Off The Shoulder Cotton Blouse • Urban Outfitters • $78 Here
L’Agence – Margot Cropped High-rise Skinny Jeans – Pastel pink • L’Agence • $225 Here
Ulla Johnson Women’s Ingrid Suede Slide Sandals • Ulla Johnson • $330 Here
And because we couldn’t resist… a few more…
Anthropologie Romane Wedding Guest Dress • Anthropologie • $150 Here
Callisto Taffy Scalloped Flats • Callisto • $50.99 Here
Stuart Weitzman Decorslide Sandals • Stuart Weitzman • $498 Here
What’s that? You love them all?? Aww…you’re making us blush!