Monday, December 14, 2009

12.14.09 - Outfit double take

So we're not all lucky enough to live in Australia during December & therefore not able to strut around outside with bare arms and legs?  No problem at all!  Add a little warmth to this look by wearing a vintage high waisted wool skirt. Paired with a neutral ruffled chiffon blouse, your favorite (wool) tights, and a perfect pair of heels or boots.  I think this look is quite acheivable even in the middle of winter.  I don't care if you're "not supposed" to wear light, white, sheer fabrics or even lace in the middle of winter. In the right proportions, I think they can work quite well.  (Even if they're only seen indoors, or worn in milder California weather!)

70s Orange Striped Alumni Skirt - $34
(Coming soon to Vintage Rose)

Here are a couple 70s wool skirts, that I believe balance the chiffon blouse quite well.  Very similar to that lovely outfit on the Sartorialist, I would wear any of the three!  At any rate both skirts will be up in the boutique within the next couple days.  As for the chiffon blouse, I believe it is from Forever 21.  And the brown boots are made by Jessica Simpson in the "Yana" style. They're my absolute favs!

70s Gray Head Mistress Skirt - $32
(Coming soon to Vintage Rose)

Hope you're all making the best of this holiday season!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

12.12.09 - love, Love, LOVE this outfit!


So elegant & feminine, yet simple & chic!  This look is by far one of my recent favorites from the Sartorialist.  I absolutely love the top with its sheer black chiffon like texture, adorable ruffles, & slightly puffed sleeves.  I have many blouses similar to this one, but not one in black. (Just added to my must have list.)  And that skirt... the perfect height & fit!  I'm not usually a fan of the high waisted pencil skirt, but she definatly pulls this one off nicely & in the loveliest shade of gray.  Now if I could only find this exact skirt or one similar, I could die happy! Hehe.. hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!

♥ Tiffany

Friday, December 11, 2009

12.11.2009 - Doubt...

Do you ever wonder if the road you're heading down is the right one?  Lately this thought seems to keep crossing my mind.  As I look back over the past 5 years, I've noticed that a fear of failure has paralyzed me in a lot of ways from pursuing many of my passions.  It's this doubt that always tells me I'm not good enough to succeed.  It's this doubt that has kept me from finishing school.  

Sometimes I'm lazy & want everything to come easy. But at the same time I know that nothing that I want will come from thinking or acting like this. I'm definatly one of my toughest critiques... but I'm learning how to use this for my benefit.

Just like the women in this photograph, I have no idea what the future holds, in fact it's quite blurry and obscure, but I do know what fuels my passion and what doesn't.  So for once in my life I'm putting one foot in front of the other and leaving everything else behind.  It's time to be selfish for once.  It's time to face my fears.  Because I've learned the hard way that it's better to take a chance on what you love, than to look back and wonder what if.....

Monday, August 24, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

**Sleepy Saturday....

This is how I wish I was spending my weekend!  But unlike most of you, I will be spending my Saturday counting down the days until Tuesday when I can take a couple days off to soak up the Sun & sip on some nice, crisp Sauvignon Blanc or better yet perhaps some bubbily!  For those of you with the weekend off.. what are you up to??

♥ Cheers!

Friday, August 21, 2009

**Break out the boots!!

Can you tell I'm a little excited??  As the first signs of fall are upon us, the one thing I'm most excited about is the fact that I get to break out my favorite boots again.  I've definatly missed them this Summer.  These Jessica Simpson "Yana" boots are still my favorites.  I actually took a quick look around the web, but honestly none of the other boots really compare. However, I did find the same boots on ebay with a starting bid of only $37, so if you're a size 7 this is a huge deal off the price I paid last season... you can check it out here!

JS brown boots

**I also had a quick question... I don't know if it's just me, but my right heel of my boots always seem to become discolored.  My first guess is it must be from my black mats in my car... although I didn't think they were that dirty.  Does anyone else ever have this problem?  And if so do you have any suggestions as to how to clean the leather without ruining it?  Thanks! 

♥ Tiff

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Always late, but worth the wait....

First off, I must apologize for the delay in the posting new dresses... when I first started my new job I didn't realize how many hours I would actually be working and in effect how much it would take out of me.  I guess after not working for almost 9 months, working an 8 hour day on your feet, running around all the time, can take it's toll.  My feet have taken the brunt of this new job... but don't worry it's nothing that a nice hot bath & glass of bubbily can't fix after a long day's work!  :)  What do you all do to relax after a long day at work??

I'm also happy to announce that I have adjusted nicely & that today marked a new beginning for Vintage Rose.  From now on, I will continue to add a couple of new dresses daily, starting with the following end of Summer beauties....

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Starts tomorrow with lots of new items added daily & FREE SHIPPING until Friday!! <3

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Life Update....

Sorry that I have been MIA over the last month, but I have been actively searching for a job... & in this economy especially in Napa it has taken me a bit longer than I had imagined. However, I'm happy to announce that I finally found a new serving job and will finish training tomorrow! I know I said I would never go back to working in a restaurant again, but I found the cutest little cafe with the sweetest employees & wonderful outdoor seating that I decided why not?? Plus I can't beat the money!

The beautiful drawing above was drawn by my lovely twitter friend Jade Boylan after one of my photographs!  Isn't it just great?? :) You can find it here if you're interested, along with all her other wonderful illustrations!

And just so you know... within the next week or so, I plan to have a grand re-opening of Vintage Rose.  During which I will be offering free shipping as well as a lot of lovely end of Summer additions to choose from! Thanks to everyone for hanging in there with me through this transition & I look forward to going back to new daily additions & regular blog posts in the coming week!

Hope you're all enjoying the end of Summer!

♥ Tiffany

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

**A piece of silk paradise....

While getting distracted last night on Etsy, I stumbled upon these wonderful hand painted silk scarves.  Aren't they just stunning?  

scarf green

I personally love the "Caribbean Sea" scarf which is made up of gorgeous shades of Aqua & Blue.

scarf pink

As well as the lovely "Just Like Ice Cream" scarf in wonderful shades of pear & strawberry mousse. According to the very talented artist, Maria, both were "inspired by the Spring air...." Beautifully light & airy, a perfect romantic addition to any outfit...  

Take Maria's advice, "Nothing dresses up an outfit better than accessories, and a silk scarf is THE classiest one!"  Also check out her website for great tips on how to wear a scarf including 6 ways to wear a scarf around your neck, complete with pictures! ♥ (ps. Both of these scarves include free shipping, if you buy through Etsy!)

**White Jeans - Yay or Nay?

I don't know about you, but I'm absolutely loving the idea of white jeans for breezy Summer evenings! They're the perfect alternative to my worn out Caribbean washed 7 jeans, with a more classy, polished look.  ♥


I'm especially loving these jeans paired with a light, airy floral blouse & sky high wedges. It's the perfect evening look for me, especially since I already own numerous floral blouses, just like these.  While browsing Etsy this afternoon, I was pleasantly surprised by these two tropical beauties! ♥


Would love to hear what you think! ♥

Monday, June 15, 2009

**Monday morning outfit....

It's officially Monday, & I have to face the reality that I can no longer put off finding a job.. (Which is my least favorite thing to do ever!)


And I couldn't think of a better way to brighten my mood this morning, than by slipping into my favorite floral dress... Do you know the feeling, when you put on that favorite dress & it somehow immediately puts a smile on your face?

Although it's far from what I usually wear on Monday mornings, I'm hoping that maybe this dress will give me the inspiration to go look for a job. That is if I ever stop procrastinating by taking photos & messing around in photoshop... I guess you could say I'm easily distracted! ♥

Thursday, June 11, 2009

**Too many dresses... Not enough time....

When the wonderful Ashley from Vintage Petals tagged me to pick some of my Etsy favorites, I didn't realize how long it would actually take. I don't know about you, but I could spend hours & hours looking through my favorite Etsy shops. Not to mention all the lovely handmade shops, whose dresses just seem to blow me away with their intricate details! And that's not even getting into accessories & what not. That would take another few hours! :) 

So here are a few of my favorites... I've been on the lookout for the perfect white Summer sundress.  This linen one is fabulous with it's loose fit, classic shape, & tiny lace detail!  I love how she added that blue sash for just the right pop of color.

You can't beat the price on this next lovely little dress!  Perfect for lounging around on lazy Summer days.  I love the subtle ruffled details that add just a hint of femininity.

And if you're not in the mood for white, these pale versions are a great alternative!  I love the subtle pink hue, a perfect combination with the abundance of ruffles on this dress.  If it weren't already reserved, I'd probably snatch it up right now!
Another perfect pale hue, simple with just the right amount of girly details!

I'm also loving these light, floral watercolor prints on airy, sheer fabrics, they make perfect sundresses!

And if you're looking for a great cocktail dress for your next Summer party, these two handmade lovelies are perfect.  Sheer chiffon, lovely lace, and intricate layers make me wish I had somewhere to wear one of these romantic beauties!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

**Twitter friends & classy vintage minis...

A couple weeks ago my lovely twitter friends & I were talking about the super short mini skirts of the season & how incredibly short they actually are! From what I've heard, most of you agreed on the fact that we don't exactly like the idea of having to worry about whether our booties are showing or if something is hanging out!

So here are my perfect alternatives. These skirts add a little bit of length & class while keeping the same great style. Most of them are slightly above knee length & all of them will be in the boutique by tonight! Enjoy..... ♥

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

**Credit where credit is due....

While searching through Etsy today for a perfect white sundress, I stumbled upon this lovely shop, Salvagelife. She has some of the most beautiful 1950's dresses ever! And not only does her style remind me a bit of my own, she also has a very similar look to the wonderful vintage store here in downtown Napa called, "Betty's Girl Boutique."

I drive down First street almost daily to window shop & drool over her newest additions, and have constantly been honked/yelled at for holding up traffic.  

Also from what I've heard about Betty, she includes complimentary custom alterations with every dress purchase.  Oh to have skills like that!  Once I finally find a decent part time job, I would love to take a few sewing classes, & one day be able to tailor all of my own dresses!  For those of you who ever make it to downtown Napa, Betty's girl boutique is located at 1239 First Street.

P.S. I think I may start featuring 1 Etsy seller a week... what do you think?

Monday, June 1, 2009

**Something to look forward to.... (Even if it is raining!)

Just a few of my newest additions.... I am absolutely in love with the first one!  It's perfect with its lovely floral print, lightweight sheer material, cute little flutter sleeves, & the most adorable lace trim.  This one was definatly a hard one to let go of! ♥

**Italian water lilly....

myTida - $55

I must add one more lovely handbag to this list, that I just now found on Etsy.  It is a beautiful azure blue handbag, handmade with high quality denim with the cutest little bow.  Not only that, but it comes from the beautiful city of Milan, Italy.  I just couldn't resist! ♥

**June gloom....

I know it's kind of hard to stay cheerful when the weather looks gray and overcast every morning, but what better way to warm up these dreadful mornings then by adding a vibrantly colored clutch? Whether it be electric blue or pink, here are just a few of my favorites available right now on Etsy. And if you're really up for it try the teal sequined clutch with a neutral blouse. Happy Monday everyone! ♥

Thursday, May 28, 2009

**Eye Candy Inspiration....

I'm kicking myself back into high gear after about a week of just being completely unmotivated.  I don't really know what came over me, but I'm happy to say I'm back.  What do you gals do when you feel overwhelmed with negativity & just can't seem to get inspired?  I would love to hear any of your suggestions....

And while your thinking here's a little bit of eye candy, which will all be going into the boutique tonight... enjoy! ♥

1960's Textured Pink Sundress - $45 (Coming tonight)

70's Lavender & White Sheer Sundress - $40 (Coming tonight)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

**Just wanted to say thanks...

"Greater love has no man than this, than the one who lays down his life for his friends...."

To all the men & women both serving and lost, thank you for defending our county.  Also if you have a friend or family member currently serving, you can add their name to the wall of prayer on Happy Memorial Day!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

**Peace & quiet....

Isn't this photo beautiful?? It was taken on my birthday in Santa Cruz... I absolutely am not a morning person, but I just happened to wake up super early this particular morning to go to the bathroom, when I saw a little bit of light shinning through the small crack in the curtains.  When I walked over to look outside, I was amazed at this beautiful scene!  Isn't it gorgeous?  Definatly one of God's many masterpieces!  And what a perfect surprise to wake up to....

Although I may be pretty grumpy in the morning, there is something so peaceful & relaxing about waking up before the rest of the world does.  Today after I took Damian to work, I was sitting in the living room just enjoying the peaceful quiet.  I guess it's just nice to enjoy the silence once in awhile, before the stressors & worries of life begin to fill my day.

I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday weekend, & take a moment to enjoy one of God's many beauties... whether it be a peaceful morning, crashing wave, or beautiful sunrise/sunset... 

Friday, May 22, 2009

**50% off FRANKIE B jeans!

As I was cleaning out my disaster of a closet this afternoon, I came across these two lovely pairs of Frankie B jeans that I purchased from Hautelook sometime near the end of last year. Unfortunately they are too small for my booty & I was never able to wear them, so I'm offering to sell them to anyone that's interested.  They're both Frankie B - Double Zig Zag F pocket jeans.  Still have the tags attached.  BRAND NEW!

   Classic 5 Pocket denim with zip & single button closure.  
Signature "F" patch on the rear pockets.  
Size 6.
34" inseam, 6.75" front rise.  
99% Cotton, 1% Elasthane. 

Let me know if you're interested, I would like to sell them for $75/each.  Thats 50% off the retail value... or make me a reasonable offer!  You can email me at  I'd be willing to take PayPal payment & ship them or if you're located in the bay area I'll take cash.   

Hope you all have a lovely 3 day weekend! ♥

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

**Forever 21 spreads the love.....

Thanks to blogger AlixRose, I was informed that Forever 21's new "Love" line came out yesterday. The line is supposed to be a bit more sophisticated, while the garments are made of a higher quality fabric. The dresses in the look book were quite lovely.  The first floral dress & the last chiffon one were two of my favorites!  I was a little disappointed though when I went to check out the store and realized neither dress was available for sale online. ♥

Some of the chiffon blouses were quite nice though, totally that sheer Summer look that I've been obsessing over lately.  ♥

I guess I will just have to wait until Love 21 hits the stores up here & hope that I run across one of those adorable little dresses! ♥

*Update: As I was finishing this post, I realized that they had just added another page of items... You can check all of Love 21 out here!
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