Saturday, December 28, 2013

Vintage Polka Dot Cotton-Tote

 My customer Liane Healy bought this vintage red and white polka dot polyester from
She used the vintage polyester to line the interior of this handmade grey tote with a single exterior pocket with a large, single red button closure, removable black strap with metal hardware.

I have to say, I love this tote and want one for myself wouldn't you agree?? I say she starts to sell them. With a great mixture of new modern looks with a touch of vintage flare, this is a keeper!!

Thanks Liane for sharing how you utilized your FreshandSwanky vintage fabric, and what an amazing talent you have for designing!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Black and Gold-Additional Glamour Pieces

Black and Gold Accessories are a must have for this Winter. I sometimes pick accessories before my outfit. A sassy shoe, a rich gold bracelet or a classic vintage handbag.
This page was a great inspiration for those little additional glamour pieces you must have, but I certainly recommend vintage as a must have for every season. 

This 1960's Black Handbag comes in Alligator Skin and has gold hardware and is one of my favorite pieces on
It's a fantastic piece and retails for just $80.

This 1960's Pin comes in a gold round metal and is made by Capri and is listed for just $17. 

And saving the best for last, these beautiful Escada Black Leather Pumps. These are a rare vintage find and are listed at $49. You wont find gorgeous Escada pumps anywhere else for that price. looking vintage, modern and fabulous, never and oxymoron.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Glamorous in Grey

Glamorous in Grey is this week's inspiration, and I am a fan! Grey is a great neutral which can add some class to your wardrobe. Grey handbags and shoes add just the right amount of change from your basic brown and black, its super classy and helps you stand out in a crowd.

This 1960's Handbag comes in a rich grey tone and has gold hardware. A great retro piece to add to your outfit and keeping within the updates color palette. This handbag retails for just $15 so you won't break the bank. Vintage Handbags Ladies 60's Purse, Grey, Pleather, Gold Medium 324 FreshandSwanky on Etsy

Here is a beautiful 1980's Grey Suede Pencil Skirt that retails for $23. This skirt is fully lined and hits at the knee. A great basic which can be mixed with any color. Vintage Apparel Ladies 80's Skirt, Suede, Grey, Fully Lined 367 FreshandSwanky on Etsy

To finish the perfect Glamorous in Grey outfit you have to have just the right comfortable leather pumps. These 1980's Hush Puppies have a peek a boo toe and sling back strap with gold hardware. A perfect choice to go with that 60's Grey Handbag. These shoes are just $18.   Vintage Shoes Ladies 80's Leather, Hush Puppies, Grey, Heels, Size 7 FreshandSwanky on Etsy                                             

Monday, July 22, 2013

A Pop Of Pink

This W page was a great inspiration for A Pop Of Pink. These rich, bright tones of pink are always in styles and can be blended with most colors. An easy way to add life to your ensemble.

Here are my picks to achieve the chic looks that W recommends, and at an affordable price with a one of a kind vintage style!

This 1980's Acrylic Sweater comes in a rich fuchsia and has dolman sleeves with a pop of purple stripes. This is listed for just $15 at

 These 1980's Acrylic Earrings come in pink and white and have just enough pink to add some color to your look. A super look at an inexpensive price at just $5.

This 1960's A-Line Dress comes in a beautiful shade of pink and is a perfect representation of the sixties but super cool and chic for a summer night out with the girls! This is listed for $43 at

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

All American Girl Wearing Red, White and Blue

Who wouldn't love this All American Girl look! Red, white, and blue will always be a classic vintage color pallet and who wouldn't want it in their wardrobe. This page has great retro inspired styles and  loves to support Americas red, white and blue.

This Ladies 1960's blouse comes in a striking cobalt blue with fire engine red piping and buttons. This is a great classic piece of mid century clothing. This blouse is listed at
 for just $18.

Red as cherry pie, these 1970's Hush Puppies wedges come in a beautiful bright red canvas and have tan and rubber sole with an open toe and heel and work perfectly for a gal on a budget. At just $24, you have almost completed your

Don't forget, a 1970's polyester, red, white and blue checkered jacket. This is the perfect 4th of July jacket for your festive party. The jacket can be worn as a shirt or long sleeves and meets all of your American Girl color requirements. At just $14, you have a spot on 1970's look while supporting our country. This is listed at

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Blue and White Bliss

This June I am inspired by this beautiful Harpers Bazaar blue and white trend.  Blue is a neutral tone you can add to any outfit not to mention a fresh pop of white. For a calming and comfortable look, these are easy pieces to add to your wardrobe.

This 1980's Bob Mackie Wearable Art Dress comes in  a bright navy blue and has a beautiful 60's shape and bell sleeve with sewn decorative abstract art. This piece can be bought for just $49 at

Don't forget about the ever important accessory, the clip on earrings. These 1980's earrings are in a beautiful 60's style flower, and are trimmed in gold for just $10.

A perfect classic shoe is always a leather Ferragamo. These pumps come in navy blue and white leather and have a small heel, perfect for the office and going out after! These are listed for only $39 at

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Natural, Neutral Accessory


The Natural, Neutral Nude is a must for all seasons of the year! This Harpers Bazaar page was a great inspiration for finding just the right accessory for the Spring and Summer. There are many 60's, 70's and 80's influences in this spread. loves to follow the trends of the season and this is one of my favorites!

This 1960's Sydney of California Handbag comes in alligator skin, a rich neutral tan hue that has the signature 60's flare with a single strap and gold hardware. This beautiful one of a kind handbag retails for just $95 and can add so much to a life long handbag collection.

To complete the final accessory look you must have the perfect looking shoe, not to mention comfort. These fantastic 1980's Evan-Picone Pumps come in tan leather and has just the right heel height for a fabulous neutral look! You can find these amazing heel at for just $25. Keep it stylish and affordable!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Yellow and Grey


Yellow and Grey for May is a great color combination and a new transitional look from  Spring heading into Summer. I pulled this fantastic page from Harpers Bazaar that features apparel and accessories for a bold statement!

This Ladies 1970's Sleeveless Sweater comes in a sunburst yellow acrylic knit and is listed at just $13 at The retro look is in, and this will certainly make a splash!

These 1980's Proxy Leather Pumps are a great find, a perfect shoe for the season and with a fun peek a boo toe, this will surely keep you cool and looking fabulous! These heels are listed for $32, a great vintage look and have never been worn.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Red, Black and White

Red, Black, and White, fantastic colors for the winter and always making a statement. This was  a great inspiration I found in Harpers Bazaar. Wanting to make a bold statement and grab some attention? 
The following will certainly do that but with a vintage flare.

Here is a Vintage 1980's Women's blouse that encompasses all of the above but with a vintage twist. Fun and colorful, this blouse comes in polyester and has bold stripes with polka dots and retails for $13 on 

This 1980's Sweater can catch anyones eye with large red stripes, a touch of white and black, and comfortable dolman sleeves, this sweater is truly a one of a kind find, and retails for $25 on

The ever important accessory, the red and black vintage handbag. This bag comes in a red and black textured fabric and is a great unique piece to add to your red and black look. This retails for $12 on