Vintage Furs, Bad News, and Good News

BAD NEWS: The holidays are definitely over. It’s no longer okay to have your decorations up. There’s snow and ice everywhere. Spring is far, far away. Pretty much the only thing we have to look forward to is Valentine’s Day / Galentine’s Day (whichever you prefer). I guess some people look forward to the Super Bowl, but I think it’s pretty gross overall.

GOOD NEWS: I have a ton of vintage fur newly listed in the shop. It all came from one incredible collection, and I really, really want to keep each and every piece, but I’m the sharing type, so here they are!

IMG_920160s Blonde Sheared Mink

IMG_9193* * *  SOLD * * *    70s Leather and Fox Wrap Coat   * * * SOLD * * *

IMG_9185* * * SOLD * * *   80s Black Full Length Mink   * * * SOLD * * *

IMG_9189* * * COMING SOON * * *   70s Silver Mink Wrap Coat   * * * COMING SOON * * *

IMG_919960s Mink Stole

IMG_920560s Dark Brown Mink Capelet

IMG_920970s Leather and Fur Wrap Coat

IMG_9212* * * SOLD * * *   60s Persian Lamb Cropped Jacket   * * * SOLD * * *

The same fabulous lady who had all those furs had this stunning dress as well:

IMG_9179* * * COMING SOON * * *   Sparkly Sequin Mini Dress   * * * COMING SOON * * *

She must’ve been so glamorous and super fun!

Hello Everybody!

Well, hello everybody! In my head I’m saying that like Aunt Bethany from Christmas Vacation. Don’t throw me down, Clark! Actually, now that I think about it, Aunt Bethany is my style icon for this holiday season. Witness:

 

ANYWAY! I said I would take a little break for the summer, and accidentally took a big break for like six months. But it’s not like I was just lounging around sipping mai tais (I mean… I did do that a little bit). New Old Fashion was still in full swing (more on that later), and I partnered with my sister and my dad to create a line of children’s shoes.

Yes, that’s right. CHILDREN’S SHOES. More specifically, VINTAGE INSPIRED children’s shoes. And they’re so stinking cute.  We use vintage patterns from our family’s long-standing manufacturing business and modern leathers in awesome colors. I wrote about our family’s business a little bit here. Here are a few of my favorites and their links.

DSC_1024-3The 1962 Milo Boot in Burgundy

DSC_2305_1c4d9af0-33a2-4869-9791-95736f3671fdThe 1987 Scalloped Mary Jane in Navy

DSC_2242-2The 1978 Fox Boot in Brown and Rust

Each pair is custom made in our small historic factory in Central Pennsylvania. You can check out our full collection at Zimmerman Shoes.

Now that Zimmerman Shoes has been launched into the big wide open internet, I’ll be bouncing around between here and there. Check back for more on New Old Fashion, and maybe (MAYBE!) an Aunt Bethany-inspired holiday outfit post. I kind of can’t stop thinking about it now.

Summer Blogging Schedule

Oh, hey guys! I currently have the blog on a “summer schedule” which means I post something once every three months. Which means once a summer. Which is about what I did last year. SORRY.

I’m still updating the shop, though. Here are a few of my favorite recent listings:

purplegrecianlavender grecian gown

orangemaxiorange backless maxi

plaidmini60s a-line mini

yellowdaydress70s yellow sundress

tigerbagtooled leather big cat bag

Right now I could write something like “I’m going to get back into regular blogging for the rest of the summer!” But let’s be real… I won’t be back for at least six weeks.

Vintage Dooney and Bourke Bags

GIVE ME ALL THE VINTAGE DOONEYS! Seriously, though. I’m obsessed. Every vintage Dooney and Bourke bag that I’ve used has worn like iron and always looked great. There’s just something about old Dooney leather… it’s completely indestructible.

If you want a precious bag that costs tons of money, can’t touch the floor, or even almost get scraped, I don’t know how to help you (and, shoot, maybe we shouldn’t be friends… that doesn’t sound very fun). BUT! If you want a take-everywhere-swing-around-toss-in-the-car-last-forever-hold-everything kind of bag, I’ve got six (SIX!!) for you:

 

allthedooneysClockwise from top left:

1. Navy Equestrian Bag, coming soon

2. Oval Zip Top in Tan

3. Large Navy Cavalry Trooper

4. ANOTHER Navy Equestrian

5. Small British Tan Cavalry Trooper

6. Surrey Buckle Front

All priced between 58 and 63 bucks… you should probably head to the shop to get first pick!

1000 Sales!

I sold my 1000th garment last week, and that means it’s time for a celebratory sale.

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Two days left to get the goods, friends! With the sale, the average price of a genuine vintage dress in my shop is somewhere around 35 bucks, so it’s a great time to stock up. Check out everything in the shop, or go straight to the dresses!

And a very special thank you to Amanda Jean of MaeJean Vintage for being lucky number 1000. I’m so very glad that sale when to a personal friend and a kickass fellow Etsian. Plus, I’m selfishly happy that, from time to time, I’ll get to see the incredible 50s circle skirt that she purchased!