January 5, 2015
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Ladies, Valentine's Day will soon be upon us if mainstream retail America have not knocked you over the head with it yet. Instead of red, pink, and white...why not try French blue, ecru, and antique ivory for Valentine's Day evening wear?

Recently I photographed several antique and vintage lingerie and boudoir evening pieces. I'll be adding these into the shop this week so you'll have it in plenty of time before Valentine's Day!
July 10, 2014
It has been a hectic few weeks for us here at AV so for this months shop update we are just bringing you the best of the best. Below are our favorites from the recent additions to the store. We hope everyone is having a fabulous summer, can you believe it's already mid July?! It always goes too quick. Check out the pieces below and head on over to AdoredVintage to see all the new arrivals. 


                     VINTAGE 1970S WHITE AND BLUE              VINTAGE 1980S SKY BLUE PIN STRIPE SHORTS //
                        EMBROIDERED BOHO TOP //                                      Lake Bomoseen Shorts
                        Picnic By Champlain Top

                        Grape Variety Purse                                                    Isle of Wight Hat

June 12, 2014
Roses from the Portland Rose Garden
The City of Roses has a special place in my heart and this past visit really tugged at me. Perhaps it was because it was the first time that I really (like really) could see myself living there. Or maybe it was the first time it didn't feel like a city I was just visiting, but rather a city that I could stay in.

Last time we were in Portland, my fella and I had a jam packed schedule. This time around we were still out and about and going to all sorts of places, but it didn't feel scheduled, it just felt natural.

My favorite memory will probably be the day my friend Cari and I (we were in Portland at the same time, hooray!) were taken to Sauvie Island by her sister and her friend. Driving through fields of white flowers, seeing lone large trees in an expanse of farmland, noticing chipping old barns set against a beautiful Oregon summer sky... it was Heaven I tell you! I thought my heart would burst with happiness!

I remember thinking...this...THIS feeling. Where things are slow and moving, and you have time to notice beautiful things like ospreys hovering overhead and the way the breeze bends the long wild grass...

I also met up with several lovely people. Friends I have made through Instagram who have become friends in real life. It is just so wonderful to meet people you follow and have watched the world through their eyes and then to realize them in real life and discover they're just how you imagined them to be? I had such a terrific time breakfasting with Annie from Lantana Vintage, Solanah from Vixen Vintage and now American Threads, and Gretchen from The Neutral Territory. Thank you ladies for taking the time to meet up and break bread together! I always think the best conversations are those around a fine meal and a delicious cup of coffee (which Portland is brimming over with both!)

Ahhh...and the shopping, and the vintage! Oy vey! Portland has many, many, many delightful boutiques and vintage shops to whittle away your hard earned dollars! I only went to a few vintage shops this time around to source for vintage for my own shop (and my closet), but I did go to several wonderful other shops I've been following in Instagram for awhile including Yo VintageLowell and Maven Collective where I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Jax of Tabor Vintage and Kim of Ethan Ollie. You ladies are so wonderful and wish I had more time to have chatted with you both to talk shop, pretty things, and general hoopla.

This is turning into the longest love letter I think to Portland (just kidding, I bet someone has written love letters to Portland and I bet there are VOLUMES of it).

I'm sure the photos speak for themselves and hopefully will say a lot more than I ever could about how much I love and absolutely adore the city of Portland.

I should just move there. LOL.

June 11, 2014

We are bringing you a classic color palette today, black and reds. And we just can't get enough! You may only think of wearing this color combo during the colder winter months but we think it can definitely work year round. We just love the 1960s Crespescule Chiffon dress, it is the epitome of a little black dress. Perfect for all your social occasions. Look closely at the Birdcage Sonnets dress, the print is little hearts and birdcages, so cute! Get a sneak peek of today's update down below and then head on over to the shop to pick up your favorite pieces! 

June 6, 2014
Soooo we have already shared with you our love for Pinterest and how easily we are able to discover vintage photos. And today we are back with a few of our recent finds, all about love. And who doesn't love love? We just adore looking at the different fashions and styles. Look above at his curly hair!!

Do we think he is proposing?! J'adore!

May 30, 2014

Long before there was disco Cher (who is awesome) there was Native American/Southwest inspired Cher (equally as awesome). Ok, so maybe it's not too long before, only a few years. In the early 1970s Cher often modeled in Vogue magazine (probably a lot of that has to do with the then Vogue editor in chief, Diana Vreeland, who loved how Cher looked) and in most of these editorial stories Cher wore a lot of incredible Native American jewelry, colors, and textures. Also, can I just say how much I love her pin straight black mane? Makes me want to grow mine out then get a Brazilian blow out so I can channel my "take me back to 1973" native spirit.

All right, I know that last photo (in the bottom right corner) isn't of Cher, but you get the vibe. Here are some more Southwest/Native American fashion + lifestyle inspirations. And if you get a quick minute, check out all the native and bohemian inspired vintage jewelry that just arrived in the shop!

Vintage native southwest jewelry

Isn't the vintage Ralph Lauren advertisement just amazing? Although I could do without the bandana around the head like that, too Rambo for me. And this last photo of country darling Emmylou Harris photographed at magic hour with the sun through her bohemian floral dress and her simple silver jewelry. I adore this so much.


Old school Ralph Lauren advertisement, so Americana! | http://www.manrepeller.com/2013/12/viva-america.html

Beautiful photo of the lovely Emmylou Harris | Originally from Free People blog, but found here http://www.pinterest.com/pin/58617232623314950/

Vintage Native Southwest + Boho inspired jewelry at Adored Vintage

Oh here is an article about Emmylou Harris | http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/emmylou-harris-i-smoked-country-music-but-i-didnt-inhale-2267867.html

Let me just finish this blog post that Emmylou Harris is my current style obsession at the moment. So expect a Monday Muse post on her soon...
May 29, 2014

It's old news how much we adore flowers, but we can't help it and it's been awhile since we've done a flowery post. Right now we have several vintage dresses with gorgeous floral prints in the vintage shop and they are perfect for summer wedding season! We've paired our favorite vintage floral dresses from the shop with lovely vintage inspired flower arrangements, antique botanical prints, and floral inspired interiors.

Vintage Floral Dresses (in order of appearance)

2.] Vintage 1930s sheer floral dress | Vie En Provence Dress c.1930s
3.] Vintage inspired floral dress | Garden Brunch Dress
4.] Vintage 1950s black floral cocktail dress | Modern Florist Dress
6.] Vintage 1940s cream floral gown | Arbors of Saint Gilles Dress
7.] Vintage 1950s magenta floral party dress | Frolic Petunia Dress

further reading coz learning is fun // 

Flower Maiden Fantasy Pinterest board (which is where most of these beautiful images are from! There are dozens and dozens more!)

Adored Vintage Flowers Inspiration board | Lots of antique botanical prints, flower arrangements, and generally pretty flowery stuff

Fleurs | A super pretty flowers and such inspiration board 

Still Life Painting in Northern Europe 1600-1800 | Some of my favorite still life paintings and the painters behind them and the still life movement in Northern Europe. Read this if you've got some extra time to spare and want to just get geeky on floral paintings


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