June Status Update

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Hey y’all! I am sorry for being so horrid on posting lately, I have had a lot of drama lately, as well as working on trying to get back into the military and my new job I just started. But I wanted and promised myself that I would certainly write a post this weekend to let you all know that I am still around and this blog is still poppin’!

I just started a new job this week as a production coordinator at a printing and marketing firm. It is a very laid back environment, and that very wig you see me sporting I wore on my third day of work! I can keep my nose ring, keep my naturally unnatural hair, and let my tattoos hang out and proud. The office is very laid back – for example, my boss swears all the time and makes fun of everyone, and I love it! We had a barbecue at her house last night, and she made us all margaritas and daiquiris where we all got a little buzzed. How can you not love that?! I am looking forward to working with everyone and really knocking things out of the park πŸ™‚

In other news that may be a little more exciting to everyone, I am having an Etsy summer sale! I will be adding more items over the weekend, and the sale extends through 06 July for a hefty 28% off. You’ll find such lovelies like this late 1940s novelty print pinwheel dress:

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Be sure to use the code SUMMERSSWEET28 at checkout!

Also keep your eyes peeled for a guest post I will be doing on the blog Va Voom Vintage. It will have to do with how to do a great pinup/vintage eye, and the fine art of blending and using multiple colours. I plan to have this post done within the next few days, so stay tuned to Brittany’s amazing blog for when it goes live! I will post a link here when it does as well.

I have several new ideas for posts floating around in my cranium, such as a hair tutorial, showing some new dΓ©cor I acquired, new clothes, a movie and documentary review, and much more. Now that I have a new full time job, I will probably feel more active and engaged in doing things again. I’m a weird one – I can work and have a full day and I feel energized and I want to do more; I can sit on my arse all day and it just feeds into itself. I can sleep 10 hours and feel totally lazy; I could sleep 4 hours and be hard charging the whole day. What hath the military wrought upon me?! πŸ˜‰

Stay tuned for all the new and exciting things coming up for Veronica Vintage!

New (Old) Wardrobe!

Sorry I have been MIA for a while – school has been absolutely insane lately, and tests galore. I also had duty last weekend, as well as being caught up with the recent events in Boston as some friends of mine are in the Boston and Cambridge PD. But all is well now, and I feel happy that things turned out the way that they did, both in general and for my friends, that I felt motivated to post something new for all of you!

Over the past few weeks, I have been on an epic spending spree. I just felt like I needed some things to fill in “holes” in my wardrobe (we all have them), and I ended up picking up some other things on the side as collateral damage. I feel like I have a whole new spring and summer wardrobe! I got a few new dresses, but I really upped my game in the separates department. I have a closet of nearly 40 dresses, but not too many separates. I will always prefer a dress to anything else, but one cannot deny the need for a good top or blouse and that perfect pair of pants.

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These are my pants from the UK – two pairs of Freddie’s and one pair of 1940s swing trousers from Vivien of Holloway. Amazing companies with great products! Their prices may seem a little steep at first, but trust me when I say that you are really buying top notch, quality items. These are pieces that will last you for a good many years, and will be vital in your wardrobe. You will wonder what you ever did without them!

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This next bunch are my US bottom separates collection. The Doris Atomic Print skirt is from Pin Up Girl clothing, and I instantly fell in love with the colour as well as the atomic pattern on this. I have a few full circle skirts, but mostly just the basics such as black, grey checkers, and this like. This is certainly a skirt that will make a statement! The high waist pants with the anchor zip are from Sourpuss clothing. I honestly can’t say enough about this company (and no, they are not sponsoring or subsidizing me in any way) – they are very efficient with their shipping, and always have great, high quality items in a wide array of styles and sizes. I go on their site frequently and always find new things I add to my wishlist and plan to purchase soon. Definitely for the rockabilly girl! They are nearby to me, so I applied to model for them – we shall see! The leopard print cigarette pants are from Pin Up Girl, and the anchor button shorts are from Sourpuss as well. The next pair are multi coloured polka dot capris from Bettie Page Clothing. These feel like a regular pair of jean capris with a bit of stretch, but have a cute late 50s/early 60s print on them that is so spunky and fun for the spring and summer. The black pencil skirt is also from Bettie Page, as I needed it since it is a must-have for any vintage or rockabilly girl!

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Next up – dresses! I will always be a dress girl at heart. I tried to refrain from buying too many dresses, as I already have quite a collection, but I just can’t help myself πŸ˜‰ The first are from Amy from Wildfell Hall on Etsy. I had modelled the brown dress previously, and instantly feel in love; the other I had just seen and loved the piping detail as well as the colours and pattern this dress offered. So cute and something that you can wear all year round. I also bought this vintage 1950s black “bombshell” flower dress from another seller on Etsy, and it comes with a fabulous matching cover! The next few are from Pin Up Girl Clothing: the red sailor circle dress and the banana tiki twist dress. I must say that PUG has high quality items to offer, and you can just feel it in the item as soon as you take the item out of the bag. I have other opinions on their shipping and customer service…but I will keep my mouth shut on that for now LOL. As you could probably tell by now, I really have a thing for the nautical/sailor look, and I keep finding myself drawn to them and compelled to purchase these style items. Like I said, I try to keep my wardrobe from veering sharply in one direction, but sometimes one can’t help but make a few exceptions for greatness πŸ˜‰ The others are from Bettie Page Clothing; the boomerang halter top dress, the caramel black polka dot pencil dress, hunter green jumper, and the multi coloured dotted pencil dress. The dresses from Bettie Page are of an amazing quality and fit your womanly curves in just the perfect way. I was determined to get myself some more pieces from Bettie Page, and these do not disappoint!

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Next category – tops! The peach tank, red Doris top, and “Team Pinup” blue tee are all from PUG. The leopard print halter and cherry print v-neck top are from Sourpuss. I realized I needed more cherry print in my wardrobe and that shirt from Pinky Pinups brand was just the ticket! The tops that are printed are all from Lucky 13 – I love their shirts, so badass and awesome! The others that are not printed (minus the black with the birds on it) are all from ModCloth. I had an issue with an order, and they immediately sent out my actual order and gave me 10% off my next order with free two day shipping. Customer service at its best! The tattoo halter top is from a seller on eBay, and it is made by Heartbreaker. I love halter tops, since they make your boobs look amazing and make your waist appear smaller. The flash of your back isn’t pornographic, but there is just something so sexy about it πŸ™‚

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Next are the mentionable unmentionables! I am a hardcore Rago fan, and as such, I had to get more items from them for a wide variety of circumstances. The first I bought from PUG, but is a Rago full body firm shaper, and will go well under any dress or tighter items. It will just streamline your body shape and emphasize those womanly curves! I also bought a beige extra firm waist cincher, as well as a mocha lace firm waist cincher. It’s always good to have options, n’est-ce pas? The bullet bra I actually bought on Amazon believe it or not, and it was only $12. Janey from the Atomic Redhead had recommended it for a traditional ’40s silhouette (slight bullet, but not super pointy like the ’50s). The black and nude lace lingerie set you see is from Dollhouse Bettie. SUPER sexy and only $48!

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Shoes are next up on the list. I didn’t have a wide range of shoes, but I certainly changed that! The first group are from Iron Fist – I love almost every design from them I see! The white flats are from eBay, and the carved tiki heels are from Pinup Couture. I loved them, and they go perfectly with a few of the dresses I have! The tie up wedges are from Bettie Page (NOT the clothing company), and those amazing saddle shoes are from a seller on eBay. I just had to grab myself a pair! They are super comfortable and you can just see that these are a quality pair – not costume-y at all πŸ™‚ The wingtip flats are also from a seller on eBay. So I think I’ve upped my shoe collection, yes? πŸ˜‰

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Last but not least are the assorted odds and ends. The root beer Bakelite bracelet is from eBay, while the cherry dice necklace is from Aloha Lounge Designs on Etsy. The “Loose Lips” necklace is from PUG. And I simply adore this pocket watch necklace from ModCloth – it works and just has a great vintage look to it that will go swimmingly with a wide variety of outfits. The cigarette holder is from Etsy as well, from a woman in my old hometown of Las Vegas! It is true vintage, with some added crystals for additional style and glamour. I feel so classy when I smoke now! I know it’s bad for you, but hey – I might as well look like a classy broad if I’m going to do it, right? πŸ˜› I also managed to nab myself one of the last few BΓ©same Masterliner Lip Pencils, as they seem to have discontinued it for god knows what reason. These liners were fab an I was heartbroken to see it wasn’t available any longer! So I turned to the trusty eBay and found a pencil with pink and rose. I had the cerise and red colours, but I just can’t find it anywhere at all. The pink/rose colours are similar and should work fine with my red lipsticks. I also nabbed myself my first issue of Pinup America! It is the issue with Bernie & Levi Dexter from Jan/Fed 2013. It is awesome so far, and this girl may need to subscribe soon! And check out that black vintage Olga nightgown – super sexy and with a 170″ sweep – so glamourous! I just happened upon it after the auction ended, when the seller gave me a second chance offer since the original buyer never paid. These normally go for about $50 – the bigger the sweep, the more it brings. But my second chance offer was only $25! Quite a deal if I say so myself πŸ™‚ I also nabbed myself a pocketwatch necklace (that yes, actually works) from ModCloth that has a true Art Deco flair! And that lovely mint sparkle handbag is one of two Lux de Ville purses I managed to get my hands on. My friend Yvette, the owner of Lux, is super awesome and simply just makes the most divine bags, does she not?!

I am still waiting on some more things, like a baby blue vintage Lurex top from the 1950s and an awesome 1960s political donkey belt (since I am a raging Democrat and involved in politics, I HAD to have it!), as well as some Bakelite earrings, Bomber Betty Brow Wow, black espadrilles, head scarves, and another order from Sourpuss…but I think I shall leave that for another day, oui? πŸ™‚

So, what do all of you think of my new purchases? Are there any that appeal in particular to you all? Any new purchases you have made that you would like to share? I hope you all enjoyed my show and tell!

St. Patrick’s Day Etsy SALE!

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In honour of St. Patrick’s Day (although I am not the least bit Irish) I am having a sale in my Etsy shop! You can receive 17% off (for the 17th, get it? LOL) only until Monday! I have added a whole bunch of cool new items to the shop, including some of these gems…

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This beautiful 1940s lace detailed blouse! It is a harder to find larger size, and looks very delicate and beautiful. A separate that will match nearly anything.

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These totally amazing 1950s Vintage Cat Eye Rockabilly Eyeglasses are in wonderful condition and are just awaiting your prescription to be put in them! You can even have non-prescription lenses put in if you have 20/20 vision (jealous!) or wear contacts most of the time. I have a referral for a good place that does the lenses for you for $25 as opposed to the much higher amount you would spend at an optometry store if you would like to do that.

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This 1940s celluloid palm tree brooch has amazing detail and is in mint condition considering its age! It is perfect for the upcoming spring and summer months to add a little tropical flare to your wardrobe (or help remind you that warmer weather is coming if it is as cold near you as it is here in NYC today!).

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I also have this wonderful 1960s embellished and beaded sheath dress available. It is a very high quality dress, and feels very sturdy and has a good weight to it. It is fully lined and has the most amazing beading and embroidery detail that I wish I could capture on photos properly!

The coupon code to use at checkout for 17% off is: STPATS17

There are a bunch more items available in my Veronica Vintage shop and I may be adding even more this weekend, so check everything out and treat yourself to some wonderful vintage πŸ™‚

I hope everyone has a wonderful & fun St. Patrick’s Day weekend! But not too fun, otherwise you’ll be waking up with a headache Monday morning! πŸ˜‰

Valentines Day Giveaway!

Well here we are, it is February already! I can’t believe we have already started the second month of 2013; that also means I just started another semester of school, which I know will require much more effort and work than last semester, so please don’t hold it against me if I don’t post every other day. I will try like hell, but I am very serious about my schooling so please understand I may not have oodles and oodles of time like some other bloggers do to post as much. But I still intend on keeping my blog resolutions!

Now, onto the fun! I have a super awesome giveaway from the absolutely amazing artist Larriann of SugarBearProductions. She hand makes the cutest and most amazing jewelry that I am sure all of you will love. I have already bought three things from her and I still intend to buy more πŸ˜‰

Here is what I bought from this lovely gal so far:

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Those two coloured earrings are dahlias and roses, which if you know me really well you would know why I got them. Then there are those awesome anchor earrings and the handcuff set of earrings and a bracelet. She has awesome stuff, all handmade, and of a great quality. I wore the handcuff set yesterday to my lab and they held up very well despite the abuse LOL. She has so many other amazing items in her shop (you can click the image to go to her shop):

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This isn’t even half of the awesomeness she has available. And the prices are great, aren’t they?! Great style, great quality, great price, unique items – I don’t think you can beat that.

So what are Larriann and I giving away to all of my fabulous readers? Check it out:

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Isn’t that amazing?! And she specifically made it for this giveaway, so you won’t find it in her shop, dolls – handmade for one of my lucky blog readers!

I’m sure you are all wondering, “How do I enter?!” Well, here are the requirements:

– Like my Veronica Vintage Facebook page by clicking “like” on the right hand sidebar.

– Go to SugarBearProductions and check out Larriann’s shop

– Leave a comment on this post as to what your favourite item in her shop is.

That’s it! If you would like a second entry you can share the link to the post on this blog’s Facebook page.

This giveaway is open until 12 February. On the 13th I will announce the giveaway winner via Facebook (which you will see because you liked this blog’s page, right? Right πŸ˜‰ ) and ask for you to send me your address so I can send you your fabulous new piece of jewelry!

But that’s not all, dolls! Guess what? Larriann and I will be having a giveaway of jewelry made just for this blog’s readers every month! Isn’t that awesome?! You all can than Larriann for this idea – she’s a great gal with a great talent. Thank you so much for doing this, Larriann!

The time to enter starts……NOW! Go for it!

Just For The Hell Of It Sale!

Hey y’all!

I am having a sale in my Etsy shop – a Just For The Hell Of It sale! You can take 18% off anything in my shop by using the code FORTHEHELLOFIT at checkout. Why 18%? Just for the hell of it! (That and this student lady needs some cash for school stuff πŸ˜‰ )

I have added some new dresses and purses to the shop recently, and more will be listed soon. This sale will last until the beginning of February, so go for it while you can, ladies! Get yourself a lil’ somethin’ somethin’ to help make these grey and cold winter days a little brighter πŸ™‚

Go see my shop in all of its splendor right here!

Passion for Fashion with Wildfell Hall

On Election Day I had the honour of working with the fabulous Amy of the Etsy shop Wildfell Hall. If you all don’t know her, I suggest you go check out her shop pronto!

Amy has such a delicious selection of dresses and other items that it is really hard not to just blow your hard earned paycheck on the whole shop! I am an advocate of buying an item or two, especially since she has a baby on the way and she spends a great deal of time on road trips out vintage hunting for items for her customers! And her items are all high quality – I can tell because I modelled a good 5 or 7 of her items!

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This is a fabulous ’40s dress that is original new old stock! It has already been purchased, as a few minutes after she posted the picture, it sold! That makes me feel good like I am doing my job as a model LOL πŸ˜‰

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Isn’t this dress amazing? It’s vintage but it has this badass leopard belt and detail on the buttons. It’s also rather warm, so it is fabulous for these colder months of the year to keep you warm without extra bulk. It has a bust of 46″, a waist of 38″, and costs only $82.00. Check it out further here. Oh, and before I forget – LAYAWAY is available now in her shop for the holidays for most items πŸ™‚

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Isn’t this dress just stunning? The print, the peplum, the shape – it all just screams forties. It has a nice drape-y crepe type fabric, and the coloring is great for fall and winter (or even spring and summer – it’s very versatile!). I believe it sold already though, sorry! 😦

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I love this 1950s dress! The shelf bust is amazing and the print is perfect for fall. It fit me like a glove too! The waist measures 34″-35″, and if you are smaller you can use the matching belt that comes with to cinch it in a bit more with no problem. Investigate this stunner more here.

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Those big hands you see there my friends are my hands. And that purse is an amazing 1940s green alligator wristlet-type purse. So cute and such a rich colour! Check it out here.

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Another amazeballs purse modelled by the claws of yours truly. This 1950s purse just feels so amazing, like such a soft and smooth suede! Perfect to match with anything, really. And a great size that is not too small and not too big, for just $30.00. Take a gander here.

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This coat, oh my my, this coat! If I could buy it right now I would. This 1930s duster coat is just stunning in the amount of detail that stands out yet is also subtle as well. This coat has a nice weight to it and I’m sure whomever buys it will be a very happy gal! Check ‘er out over yonder.

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Amy also has another fabulous shop called The Slipperie which contains tons of fabulous unmentionables such as vintage bras, nightgowns, dressing downs, bed jackets, slips, garter belts, and more. This 1930s yellow nightgown has such a great silky feel to its rayon. Quite the way to indulge after a long day! Go examine closer here.

Quite some fabulous items, n’est-ce pas? And she always has more great items that she finds and posts all of the time. Go check for yourself – I’m sure you will find something that will strike your vintage-loving fancy πŸ™‚

Veronica Vintage’s 1 Year Anniversary & Giveaway!

I can’t believe it has been a year since I came back from my trip to Las Vegas this time last year with my intense love of all things vintage and rockabilly blazing and I started this blog. It has been a crazy year, but this blog has grown exponentially and blown up over the past few months especially. I could not have gotten this far without all of you!

Sometimes it may be hard for me to write due to my pain levels, school, or otherwise, but I still make the effort because this is a passion of mine, and a passion of my readers as well. I always aim to have more informational writing content rather than the frilly picture-laden outfit posts that most have – that way my readers can learn and embrace the look themselves. I love to share my knowledge and views with others, and I hope you have enjoyed reading as much as I have enjoyed writing. I intend to keep this blog going for a long time, and with your help we can make this one of the best vintage blogs out there.

I want to say thank you to my readers and celebrate my blog’s birthday, so I will be having a giveaway!

The item up for grabs is a fabulous black 1960s clutch purse from Fresh Hot Vintage. I myself have ordered a wonderful dress from Nicole, and I just love it! She is a fabulous seller, and will sell her products with truth behind her descriptions.

Here is the bag up for grabs:

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Black crepe with black and gold satin lining. Convertible cord handle can be tucked in our out to hang on the wrist. Gold tone hardware. Charming and versatile, suitable for a range of styles.

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Brand: “Ande’ ”
Size: 8 x 6″ with 9.5″ handle
Content: crepe, satin.
Condition: Very good – minimal frame patina and few expected scuffs to lining.

This bag is great for every day or special nights out, and everything in between!

Here is how to enter:

1. “Like” Veronica Vintage on Facebook if you have not already.

2. Visit Fresh Hot Vintage on Etsy and let me know what your favourite item in her shop is by commenting on this post.

3. For another shot to win, post on your Facebook page about this contest containing the link to this post/site.

Please Note: Fresh Hot Vintage is having a little contest of their own: you can win a $50 gift certificate for commenting on their Facebook page. The contest ends 30 September. What’s to lose? Nothing! Go for it!

That’s it! Easy as pie πŸ™‚ The contest will end on Saturday 6 October, and I will announce the winner via my Facebook page (which you will know about if you liked my page, naturally πŸ˜‰ ) and you can send me your address so Nicole can send you your goodies!

Good luck ladies!