Vintage & Fashion news, pretty vintage items and of course wee bit personal life style ramblings of an eleven year on line vintage clothing seller, avid fashion, antique and vintage lover

Friday, October 14, 2011

Dramatic Vintage Nightgowns in Satin and Chiffon with Full Sweeps

If you admired the old movies with the dramatic lingerie, actresses making a grand entrance into a room with flowing nightgowns, you would love a full sweep nightgown. Sadly, no longer made but there are plenty available in vintage! A double chiffon vintage nightgown with a huge sweep ~ one that you can't tell is completely sheer until you stand in the light, or a 1940s inspired satin nightgown with a bias inset and a smaller sweep are the ultimate in glamorous!

and you can feel like a movie star wearing one, at

we have huge 200" sweep nightgowns or even just full A lines that are still impressive. From satins to chiffon ~ there's something for every taste or preference.

Vintage Nightgown Victoria's Secret White Satin Full Sweep Lacy S

Amazing Double Chiffon Lily of France Nightgown with Gold Embroidery

Vintage Undercover Wear Full Sweep Lace Inset TALL s

Vintage Intime Double Chiffon Huge Sweep Black Nightgown


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Roots & Wings & Vintage Things & Insane Vintage Sale

# 9 Vintage Gab Pearlsnap Embroidered Western Shirt S M Cowgirl

"There are but two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots, the other, wings. Roots signify a child's foundation, a definition of who he is and where he comes from. Wings, on the other hand, are his means of leaving the security of the familiar in order to discover new horizons."

I've instilled this in my children. Now that they are independent, its almost sad. They don't need "momma" anymore. Mission accomplished, and I can be proud of that part ~ but I miss them asking advice.

That said, its time for Mom to apply her own principle ~ to go back to her roots. and her passion. My passion has always been vintage lingerie. Selling it exclusively from 1998 to about 2005. But when shopping at estate sales, its difficult to pass up the beautiful jewelry, wonderful clothing ~ so I diversified through the years. Adding vintage clothing, shoes and accessories. And yes, even pottery, stamps, silver plate. You name it. Leaving my roots..

For months now I have said I was going to have a sale and just blow out anything that wasn't nylon. I closed two antique mall booths and dragged it home. You can't walk through my garage from the mall inventory. My stock room of clothing is overwhelming. I don't want to pass away and make my kids "earn" their inheritance by having to deal with all this. :)

The time and sadly, circumstances have arrived. I'm having a "roots and wings" sale exclusively for my blog and facebook followers. I'm keeping my roots of vintage lingerie, and giving wings to everything else.

So. I have a "secret code" in all my
Vintage Outlet

listings. In the title you will see a # sign and a number, ie: # 3 then the item description. I used the # instead of a $ sign for my "secret sale".. so yes. when you see # 1 in the title, that means a fabulous skirt is ONLY a DOLLAR!!!!!!!!

Yes ~ this

# 1 Darling classic Teal LINEN Liz Claiborne Ladies Pencil Skirt size 8
is only a DOLLAR!

YOU MUST "like" me on
Vintage Pretties on Facebook
to receive these prices please. :) ~ Or click "FOLLOW THIS BLOG" on the right hand side of the page.

I'm doing quick pictures and hasty descriptions and adding new items as fast as I can with special prices for you. Add to your wardrobe, stock up your own inventory at ridiculous, WAY below cost prices.

Yep ~ a
# 3 Exquisite Halston Silky vintage 80s Blouse 4 XS S salmon designer
for the ridiculous price of $3

Collect something special? I have everything from pottery, bells to steins and cartoon memorabilia. let me know and I'll list it for your consideration ~ no obligation of course!

This won't last. I may come to my senses any day now. I'm going to try to hold the sale until Nov 1. But take advantage of my crazy lady weak moment.

The secret code = #8 means
# 8 Tier Ruffle 60s Cord Peasant Jumper Dress Corset XS S

its on sale for $8

Just let me know what you want, and I'll be happy to send you a reduced invoice. I'll even add a 10% discount if you use Google Checkout instead of paypal. if you want more than one item, I'll combine them on one invoice, with one shipping for you.

Be sure to check back daily for more new listings, and let me know immediately if you want something,
Vintage Outlet

And don't forget ~ you must follow me on Facebook to qualify for these prices ~

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** Note ~ there is NO lingerie included in this sale, but i will offer the 10% discount on lingerie purchases for using google checkout.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Caroline Kennedy My Hero AND in Vintage

Caroline Kennedy was on Letterman last night, promoting her new book "Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life With John F. Kennedy." As always, she was elegant, charming and gracious with a hint of teasing, the fun sense of humor of her personality revealed.

Like most Americans, I have a fascination with the entire John F. Kennedy family. I admired President Kennedy, adored and was in awe of Jackie during my teen years, and of course was in love with "John-John" as he grew up to be the most handsome man.

Now, as the last of the Kennedy family, I admire Caroline. She continues the family legacy of giving to her country. As an attorney, writer, and editor, she serves on the boards of many non-profit organizations, even working for the New York Department of Education for a salary of $1. She is very much like her mother.

Recently searching for "grief of loss of a child" I came across this site -

The Womens Conference 2009
. A symposium on grief, hosted by Maria Shriver, that also included Caroline Kennedy and Lisa Niemi, as well as Elizabeth Edwards and Susan St. James who spoke of loosing a child.

In my own despair, I immediately respected Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg even more. I cannot even imagine the pain of not only loosing her father, but her mother of a long horrible battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, but her only brother suddenly and tragically. Yet, she still holds her head up, and reaches out to help others.

Caroline has been married to Edwin Schlossberg since 1986, has three children is aging gracefully, and embracing it. She has no botox, no plastic surgery; again a wonderful example to other women to accept and love themselves as they are. She is absolutely beautiful.

As for the Jacket she wore on Letterman? Its the same one her mother wore in 1964 in this picture with Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

Not just a beautiful jacket.. that actually belonged to Jackie who wore it in 1964, now treasured by her daughter. Another way of honoring her mother. A legacy continues. I'm sure Jackie would be very proud of her daughter.