Monday, December 13, 2010

Vintage and Gowns


BCBG sweater, H&M maxi skirt, vintage clutch, JCrew cocktail ring and bracelet, Michael Kors watch




Gabe and I had another "holiday dress up date" last week and had a sensational dinner at Sushi Roku (our favorite). I wore a maxi skirt, which always prompts Gabe to say something about "wearing my gowns" and I always have to chuckle about it and set him straight about the whole maxi trend. I've been dying to wear this clutch because it was my first experience purchasing anything vintage! I recently bought it on eBay for $7 and couldn't contain myself when it arrived at my door and was actually everything I hoped it would be and more!  Do you buy vintage items?  If so, what are your favorite online shops? 

31 comments:

Lindsey said...

love the clutch!!

Diana Mieczan said...

I really love this maxi skirt on you and I am totally loving that clutch:) I have a few vintage pieces that I love
Happy Monday, sweetie

Ps: I am hosting a beautiful home decor GIVEAWAY later today, just in time for Christmas!

style'n said...

how fun! We all did the same thing Sat night (my sister was in town visiting) I love the vintage clutch and love the maxi dress as well and I think that trend is here to stay through the Spring. Hope you had a lovely evening out. Welcome back to Monday!

Cara said...

Of course!! Love vintage!
I am now OBSESSED with finding vintage french furniture for our house...seriously obsessed!
Lilac and Grey

Josie said...

You look lovely as always, Valerie! I love your vintage clutch -- I usually dig things out of vintage shops because I like seeing vintage things in person before purchasing. I hope you got back from Chicago okay with all the snow in the Midwest!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Julie-Inspired Shares said...

Great look....and I love that bag. Have a great Monday!

Julie xo

Lindsay said...

I love everything vintage! Your ring is so pretty. Hope you had a great trip away :)

Anna Liesemeyer said...

I absolutely love this look.
Gorgeous handbag too!

Gabriel said...

Gowns are very festive so they are nice this time of year. Who doesn't love a good bargain; $7 for a purse? I'm on board with that!

Nikki said...

You look gorgeous Valerie!! This is one of my fav outfits. The maxi skirt is so pretty and chic!

xx
Nikki

Jamie said...

I have 2 vintage clutches I got on ebay that I LOVE. There are so many great finds on there if you have the patience to look and then engage in bidding war!

http://www.glamlatte.com

Danielle said...

LOVE the clutch!

Val said...

You look gorgeous!!

Val

this free bird said...

Val I freaking love this look. Holy moly it is great on you...that skirt is gorgeous!! And hallelujah to eBay and the vintage finds. I've only found one, but it was a lot better than digging through piles and piles of pit stained madness - which I've done a couple times and left scarred for life.

ps-details!

xo,
c

Elle Sees said...

Love your pose! Looks so professional. And I've never really bought vintage. I want to!

Daisy said...

I love that bag. I just recently got into buying vintage! I got some fabulous vintage jewelry at esty shop Bird and Flight. For clothes, so far I've stuck to local boutiques!

Alicia said...

hehe guys are so funny - you look great in the maxi skirt! i really need to find one that fits me (i'm so short i have a hard time finding ones that aren't too long)

Katie said...

The clutch is amazing!

Amber Blue Bird said...

wow that bag was a steal and it looks so amazing as does your entire outfit

PursuitOfLLT said...

I love that clutch!! What a score for $7! I've ordered vintage stuff from eBay, found it in little stores on Milwaukee in Chicago, and then I have a lot of things left to me by my grandma. I love vintage jewelry b/c you know you're one of the few who has it!

You're so lucky you flew out yesterday! It's a high of 12 today with a -13 wind chill! OUCH!

Annie said...

You look so cute!! I adore that clutch. I cannot believe it was only $7!!! I think I need to go to ebay immediately! xo

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

First of all, that clutch is beyond amazing and second, your maxi skirt is fierce! Love the whole look. I LOVE buying vintage shoe slips on ebay...so great!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

That clutch is fantastic! Seriously! What a great ebay find! I love buying vintage. You have to look carefully at quality, but it is a sure fire way to get something unique.

Lindsay With An "A" said...

You look so classy and stylish! The outfit makes you look so tall, too! I usually only purchase vintage clothing while shopping in person. That way I can see the quality and sizing better!

Just did another post on my wedding. Check it out if you would!

http://lindsaylovesitall.blogspot.com

Erica said...

Such a great outfit, Val! I LOVE that clutch!

Mandy said...

I think I need to talk my boyfriend into these holiday dress up dates as well......

Love the maxi skirt and the sweater; you look fabulous :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I'm floored! Love it all! That maxi skirt is fabulous! And with the sweater and clutch....LOVE!!! xoxo

Marcie said...

I remember these skirts! I love them. Too bad I didn't keep mine (I've been saying that a lot lately). That top is great on you! The color and collar are amazing.

xo m

elledee said...

wow I love the look! and the ring is to die for!

Kristin said...

That maxi skirt is too fabulous! Loooooooove the finger candy too!

Krystal said...

Oh I adore that! It looks so cute and I can't believe the price - yay!! I do buy vintage, sometimes at stores and online...i like el vintage - my sponsor - she has cute accessories a lot!