I know that like myself, many of you have been champing at the bit for spring's return, ready to drop your winter coats and boots like a scalding hot potato and slip into breezy fashions once again quicker than you can say "Easter bonnet".
As I've touched on in other recent posts, I just didn't feel the same adoration for winter this time around as I usually do, and as such, I've been eager as a beaver to see it vanish once more for months now - very nearly since it started, to be exact. Though it hasn't packed up and hightailed it out of town here entirely, we're a bit closer to the point at least and as such I've begun putting my spring wardrobe out again and cannot wait to start to dressing from it again soon.
There are a few items (vintage blouses, I'm looking at you in particular!) that I need more of this year, so on the quest, I decided to visit the etsy shop of one of Chronically Vintage's new March blog sponsors, Voyeur Vintage.
I have the great pleasure of working with various etsy shops in different sponsorship capacities each month and I always flat out love it when one is not only teaming with covetable vintage fashions, but when those items are well priced to boot, just as Voyeur Vintage's are. On top housing a terrific selection of mid-century clothing and accessories, this shop is rife with precisely the kinds of vintage items that I myself love to purchase and sport all year round.
Launched by fellow Pacific coast dweller Tania Van Winkle of Spokane, Washington, Voyeur Vintage is the sort of etsy shop whose listing make me wish we had a vintage store here in Penticton that sold precisely the same kinds of items - and at the same kind of very wallet friendly prices. We don't however, but that doesn't phase me in the slightest because Tania's shop is of course accessible to shoppers the world over 24/7 and can shop from it whenever my heart desires (just as you can, too).
As I know many of you are also shaking the cobwebs out of your warm weather wardrobes again and looking to breathe new life into them with some fantastic springtime vintage pieces, I thought I'd take the opportunity on this breezy Sunday morn to share with twelve fabulous items from Voyeur Vintage that would be as welcome an addition to any wardrobe as the return of sunshine is to our lives as we gear up to head into the second season of the year.
Welcome a hearty dose of tropical spirit and warm, summery colours into your closet care of this fabulously fun 1950s birds of paradise novelty print dress (don't you just love the crystal clear plastic buttons on it?). Fits up to a 38" bust/29" waist. $58.00.
The perfect handbag to help you transition between winter's dark palette of blacks, browns and greys and summer's white, creams and straw hues, this shimmery, beautiful 1950s metal framed gold kiss lock purse would be the perfect piece to take with you on your next date or girls night out. Measures 10.5" at the longest point/2.5" wide/7.25" high. $22.00.
With spring's triumphant return comes the increased need for protection from the sun once again and few methods can deliver such as stylishly as an amazing pair of vintage 1950s cat eye sunglasses like these elegant, ladylike pearl white hued ones that would go with just about everything in your wardrobe. Frames (without lenses) $60.00.
Yay! Short sleeve weather is, or will soon be (depending on whereabouts you live), upon us again! Why not welcome it with open (partially bare) arms in this immensely pretty vintage pink plaid blouse that boasts a darling peter pan collar and lace detailing down around the collar and down the button area on the front. Fits up to a 38" bust/waist size not listed. $20.00.
Celebrate the return of spring's gloriously green colour palette with a delightful vintage pencil skirt (featuring pockets and double knife pleats) that gives even the most well hydrated grass a run for its money in terms of vibrancy. Fits up to a 30" waist/42" hips. $20.00.
Long sleeved frocks like elegantly beautiful golden floral print 1950s dress this are ideal for the cooler days of spring, as well as summer evenings, and then onto the first weeks of fall. I could easily imagine wearing this dress to everything from a casual spring wedding to an evening picnic in July. Ohhh, and as a seriously cool added bonus, this dress comes with a matching men's necktie so that you and the special chap in your life can sport coordinating ensembles. Dress fits up to a 36" bust/26" waist. $69.00.
Every vintage fashion loving lady needs at least a couple of fun, yet elegant, solid coloured frocks in her wardrobe that can be dressed up or down and used as a great backdrop for her favourite jewelry, and this wonderfully pretty bubble gum pink 1950s shirtwaist dress delivers on that front big time. Fits up to a 34" bust/24" waist (could be made slightly larger by moving a snap). $34.00
Wonderful for layering under a lightweight cardigan, suit jacket or blazer now and wearing as a stand alone piece when the temperature really ramps up, this 1960s floral print blouse has an elegant air of artistry and sophistication to it that makes it a truly timeless warm weather piece. Fits up to a 40" bust/waist size not given. $20.00.
A marvelous piece to see you from the office, PTA meeting, or afternoon of running errands straight onto cocktail hour, this chic 1950s brown sheath dress delivers both ageless style and warm weather comfort thanks to the fact that it is sleeveless and made of breathable linen. Fits up to 38" bust/30" waist. $65.00.
Perfect for these early days of spring, when the thermostat is still registering closer to the temperature of a popsicle than weather that calls for consuming one, this awesomely lovely 1950s beaded rose cropped cardigan is one of those amazing yesteryear pieces that is sure to elicit compliments every time you wear it. Fits up to a 40" bust/34" waist. $38.00.
I swooned long and hard when I first saw this incredibly lovely rose pink 1950s pencil skirt and have continued to with each subsequent viewing. It's flat out gorgeous and boasts a colour that to my mind, is as springtime perfect as they come. Fits up to 30" waist/41" hips. $39.00.
Whether you wear it while tending your garden, visiting the local farmers market or chowing down on some of the season's yummiest fresh produce, this whimsical, completely charming 1940s fruit and vegetable print dress is sure to help you get in the spirit of the season's harvest all the more. Fits up to a 34" bust/26" waist. $49.00.
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Seriously, aren't these pieces terrific!!! I love everything Voyeur Vintage has to offer, and let me tell you, it was tricky to stop at just twelve of my favourite of their current offerings! Do you have a favourite for the items highlighted in today's post? I'm hard pressed to pick just one, but I think the rose print cropped cardigan might just be it. Goodness, does that take my breath away every time I look at it.
With reasonable prices, lovely photographs, detailed listing descriptions, wonderfully friendly customer care, frequently updated stock, and worldwide shipping, this is an etsy shop that you'll want to favourite and bookmark right away. In addition, if you'd like to stay abreast of all the exciting going ons in Voyeur Vintage's world, you can connect with them on their blog and the following social media sites:
Even if you've still got snow tires on your car, icicles dangling from your gutters, and four layers of clothing on, soon enough, my dear friends, the magic of springtime's vivid warmth, beautiful light, verdant landscape, and lighter clothing will upon us again and I absolutely cannot wait! Especially when there's clothes shopping to be done in preparation for it from amazing etsy stores like Voyeur Vintage.