Tag Archives: leather

Vintage Shoes on ETSY

2 Jun

People tend to have mixed feelings about buying vintage shoes. I have no problem with it-I just clean them very well before wearing them! They are a great choice when you want something unique or, say, good Italian leather without the hefty price tag. I have a ton of my mom’s old Italian sandals from the early 70s and not only are they perfect for summer but they are much more comfortable than new hard leather shoes…plus unlike something you’d find at Urban Outfitters, no one else has them. Here is a variety from ETSY.

Leather Slingbacks Peep Toe Pumps, $24 at REDANGORAVINTAGE

Vintage Navy and White Open Toe Heels, $55 at LAWALL

Garolini Cognac Leather Peeptoes, $24 at JULIAFENELONVINTAGE

Rose Cut Out Peep Toe Heels, $32 at BECKYDROLEN

Tan Leather Dexter Loafers, $38 at HOWWEGOTHERE

Woven Pink Huarache Shoes, $28 at PLASTICTAGS

1970s Leather Platform Sandals, $35 at STYLEVINTAGE

Vintage Bags on ETSY

19 May

The best way to be eco-friendly when shopping is to buy vintage, or in other words, to REUSE! It’s also a much more affordable option, especially when you’re looking for something trendy. Here are seven great bags from ETSY which won’t weigh down your shoulders or empty your wallets.

Elizabeth Arden Purse at VINTAGEBUTTERFLY94, $8

Vintage Taupe Brown Purse Clutch with Gold Chain at SWOONSHOP, $7

Chainlink purse at MAGGIEHAVENBOUTIQUE, $15

Vintage Black Fabric Purse with Chain at FLEASBOUTIQUE, $5

Purple Vintage Purse at BELOVED555, $7

Large Black 80s Clutch with Gold Corner Accents at MISSHAPES, $7

Vintage Etienne Aigner Black Purse at THEPARADERS, $28

The Pyramid Trend

11 May

While in England last month, I noticed something strange on the streets. Those punky metal stud embellishments seen up and down the catwalk for the last few seasons are actual permanent fixtures in the crosswalks of London, used as street dividers. Of course, they are much larger and paired with gravel, but they also prove how much “street fashion” can translate to the runways.┬áHere are some fresh takes on the trend.

Mackenzie Knuckle Ring by CC Skye, $105 at Shopbop.
Studded Anklet Thong by Tory Burch, $275 at Tory Burch.
Mixed Bangle Set by Giles & Brother, $160 at Shopbop.
Eco-friendly Clover Studded Bag by Novelle Royale, $644 at Couture Candy.
Low Pyramid Stud Earrings by Michelle Chang Jewelry, $172 at Etsy.