April 9, 2010

Vintage Fashionista Friday: April 9, 2010

{Bring the lively beauty of a vivacious spring garden to your locks all year round with this wonderfully over-sized, ruby red dahlia floral hair clip (which stays in place thanks to an alligator clip). Whether clipped to your hair, the strap of your dress or onto a handbag, this splendid faux bloom – which sells for $28.00 US from FlowerClip.com – is bound to make you smile every time you look at it.}

{Like a gorgeous fiery sunset, these timelessly lovely handmade earrings feature Mexican opals dangling from elegant gold leaf chandeliers. I could easily see these glistening earrings pairing wonderfully with everything from white cotton blouses to saucy black cocktail dresses, always ready to bring a marvellous splash of warmth to any ensemble. If these lovely earring have caught your fancy, too, they can be found for $49.50 US from etsy seller Made By Sam.}

{Enticingly mysterious in their jet black and crimson wrappers, these sublimely scented soaps from the renowned Spanish brand Maja, are filled with floral essential oils such as rose, carnation, jasmine and geranium, as well as rich Spanish olive oil, making them heady enough to rid you of the need to dab on perfume. A set of three round bars of Maja soap, complete with a deeply beautiful, artistically captivating box can be had for $14.00 US from TheSoapBar.com (and I can’t help but think they would make an amazing hostess or thank-you gift for anyone who loves vintage packing and/or tremendously pretty soap.}

{Keep warm during those spring months of unpredictable weather or on chillier summer nights with this graceful, agelessly beautiful 100% merino wool knit lace shawl from etsy seller Resurrection of Romance, who sells this stylishly cozy wrap for $139.00 US.}

{As vibrantly spicy as a chili pepper, this charming red hued 1950s Western/Mexican/Square Dance dress is sure to inject a wonderful dose of stylish charm to your warm weather wardrobe. This engagingly fun frock, which fits a 36 inch bust/22-30 inch waist, can be yours for $145.00 US from etsy seller Retro Threads.}

{Delightfully rustic beauty resides in this wonderful vintage clutch, which features colourful embroidery work on a woven straw-like material. In excellent shape, this sweet little handbag would look so terrific at the beach, on a picnic, or at any outdoor activity where the dress code veers a little more on the casual side. If you’d like to bag this chipper purse, it’s available for $26.00 US from etsy seller Olden Vintage.}

{All eyes will be on your feet when you step out in these fantastically lovely 4.5 inch wedge heel sandals adorned with vintage looking tattoos – including some adorable little swallows. Part rockabilly, part pin-up girl and part drop-dead gorgeous, these heels are sure to make anyone who sees them swoon! Available in ladies sizes 6 to 10, these playful shoes hail from Babygirl Boutique, where they’re priced at $53.00 US a pair.}

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A week of perpetually drab, sullenly grey weather has left me pining for all things eclectically bright, bold and full of energy, such as the pieces above that I imagine our stylish Senorita, Esmeralda, sporting as she made her way to an evening of fun, friends and scores of lively dancing.

I absolutely hope that each of your weekends ahead will be just as bright and gleeful as these darling Mexican inspired pieces, and wish you all a fabulous next couple of days!


  1. This is perfect summer style!


  2. I love this! great post Jessica :-)

  3. I've missed visiting your blog, you always come up with such wonderful eye candy! :)

  4. Just beautiful picks! I especially would LOVE to own the swallow shoes or hair clips. Happy weekend!

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    Spring Shabby Apple Dress giveaway

  5. I've given you the Beautiful Blogger Award! Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  6. Ah, all I think Esmeralda is missing is some castanets or a margarita in hand ;) All your picks are gorgeous. I love Maja products. My mom used to buy their pressed powder compacts, and body talc. The scent is utterly divine! Thank you for such beautiful post! And thank you for your comment awe :) and well if you head back to my blog when you get a moment, there is a little something for you as well.

    Wishing you a marvelous weekend dahling!

  7. Hello Jessica,

    I wanted to come over to say hello!! Way overdo..I might add. :0) I hope you are enjoying beautiful Spring weather. We have a little cool spell right now which is welcomed since the past few weeks have been acting more like Summer than Spring!

    I know you can't possible visit all of us but I'd love for you come by if you get a free moment. ♥

    Have a wonderful day...

    Stephanie ♥

  8. What a gorgeous fashionista post! I adore the red hootinany dress.

    Best Wishes,

  9. Divine, every item, Jessica! Have a wonderful weekend! – g ♥

  10. you know, id have died when i saw that dress, if i didnt already have one in a similar style and color. sooooo cute, but sooo out of my price range. <3