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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Let's Sail Away

I yearn for the warm sun on my face, gentle wind flowing in my hair, and the sound of waves lapping against the shore. For me, sparkling blue water is simply irresistible. Mark Shaw captured Jackie Kennedy's love of the water in 1961. The photograph of Jackie remains stunning, classic, and timeless.

Capture your love for all things nautical by adding a patriotic 1960's red, white, and blue dress to your wardrobe. Get this Jackie O style dress from Great Grandma Agnes' etsy shop for only $32. Set sail everyday by adding an adorable anchor by Stefeny Stanyer to your sassy summer accessories.

Say goodbye to the ordinary and cruise your way into noticeably stylish with this 80s nautical swimsuit. Complete with gold chains this swimsuit from Back Yard Bird Song is perfect for a day of sailing or a beach party with friends.

Set sail with stylish everyday!

XoXo,

Vicki
http://www.nostalgiccollections.com/
About the Author: Vicki is the founder of Nostalgic Collections, a contributing writer to the Queens of Vintage, the Vintage Bulletin, and a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers. Photo Credits: Jackie Kennedy by Mark Shaw; Vintage by Etsy Shops; Collage by Nostalgic Collections.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Vanity Is Her Name


I'm a lover of anything sparkly so it should come as no surprise that pretties sitting on vanities are amongst my favorites. Glimmering perfume bottles, dazzling mirrors, and shiny silver trinkets are exquisite treasures to me. Diane Kruger uses her pretty vanity for displaying beautiful goodies.

Perfume bottles gleam when paired with mirrors. Get double bling with a vanity tray and accent your favorites by putting them on display. Vintage perfume bottles add a little luxury to your collection. Try a colored bottle from Kalligoddess with a lotus glass topper (only $25). Add a faceted glass bottle from Vintage Mary Ellen to your vanity for a mere $12.

A little glamour for you and your decor!

XoXo,

Vicki
About the Author: Vicki is the founder of Nostalgic Collections, a contributing writer to the Queens of Vintage, the Vintage Bulletin, and a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers. Photo Credits: Unknown; Collage by Nostalgic Collections

Monday, June 14, 2010

Keys To The Heart

I'm mesmerized by vintage keys. The wonderment of history; the story behind each key captivates imagination. The symbolism of a heart shaped lock is both timeless and classic.

Taylor Momsen rocks a heart shape locket on the set of Gossip Girl. The designers for Gossip Girl have their fingers on the pulse of fashion. Don't watch for the drama; get obsessed with the fashion! Take a modern twist of the vintage heart locket and add this chuncky silver padlock by Trash And Trinkets to your must-haves.

Black and white pearls combine with a gold locket to make the Black Tie Affair bracelet by Komis Couture a versatile accessory. Feeling a tad creative? Buy a vintage key like this one by KAPARA and design your own. Bring a bit of history to your neck, wrist, or home decor!

Add a bit of timeless charm to your life with darling hearts and decadent keys!

XoXo,

Vicki
About the Author: Vicki is the founder of Nostalgic Collections, a contributing writer to the Queens of Vintage, the Vintage Bulletin, and a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers. Photo Credits: Unknown; Collage by Nostalgic Collections.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Birds of a Feather Flirting Together


I'm tempted by the flirtatious feeling of feathers. Feathers aren't just for showgirls, flappers and burlesque, they're for making a splash anytime!

Sensational Zooey Deschanel adds vintage flair to her look with a black feather skirt. The showgirl in all of us is bound to fall in love with this steam punk corset creation by Olga Italy. Fluffy black feathers and sparkly sequin appliqu├ęs create a fun and flirty costume.

Planning a summer wedding? Do something wild with your bridesmaids and add this silk flower (Icing101) to their hair or waist! A touch of vintage mixes with a hint of class combine together to make this brooch (All Made with Love) completely one of a kind.

Go outrageous! Go over-the-top! 

XoXo,

Vicki
http://www.nostalgiccollections.com/
About the Author: Vicki is the founder of Nostalgic Collections, a contributing writer to the Queens of Vintage, the Vintage Bulletin, and a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers. Photo Credits: Unknown; Collage by Nostalgic Collections.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Chocolate Decadence


I'm craving scrumptious chocolate. Summer is the perfect chance to bring out your browns. The rich color highlights the summer glow & sun kissed bronze of your skin. Don't stop there; chocolate brown delights on everything from accessories to home decor to s'mores!

A yummy brown peony dazzles on this summer clutch from FIAZCO. Lip-smacking smoky brown topaz highlights the pearls & quarts in this luscious necklace handmade by catrocks. Sizzling sterling loops and drops of chocolate topaz by ArtWark highlight brown eyes and make them glow.

Sinfully delicious throw pillows in lime and chocolate are a stunning edition to a summer home decor. Rukkola creates pillows that are perfect for the patio or a garden party. A delightful babydoll or sundress in chocolate will look as amazing this summer on you as it does on Kate Hudson!

Satisfy your craving by adding some chocolate to your life!

XoXo,

Vicki
http://www.nostalgiccollections.com/
About the Author: Vicki is the founder of Nostalgic Collections, a contributing writer to the Queens of Vintage, the Vintage Bulletin, and a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers. Photo Credits: Unknown; Collage by Nostalgic Collections

Bling into Summer Giveaway


Want to win? Now through Monday, July 5th at 11:59pm CST you can enter to win some bling to accent your summer wardrobe! One (1) first place winner will receive a faux 20 carat diamond ring from Nostalgic Collections. Would make a stunning paperweight for your home office, dazzling attached to your purse, or spectacluar as a key chain!! Two (2) second place winners will receive a darling vintage half apron.

To enter this contest, simply visit the Nostalgic Collections etsy boutique and pick out your favorite item. Then leave a comment (in English, please) here with your name, contact information, and favorite item. Receive bonus entries by (1) following the blog or (2) becoming a fan on facebook.

Contest is open worldwide. There are no residency restrictions for this contest. Must be 18 or older. Limit three entries per household/person/email address (only one entry per method). Void where prohibited by law. All entries are audited and confirmed prior to drawing. Entrants must be fans/followers at the time of the drawing for additional entries to be valid. Random drawing will be held the first week of July.

Odds of winning depend on the number of entries. There are no size, color, or condition guarantees. The winner will be notified on the Nostalgic Collections Facebook Fan page, and shipping details will be shared through Facebook messaging and email. Please be sure to leave your contact information and become a fan on Facebook!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The City is Getting Sexy Again


I have to admit, I watch Sex and the City for the fashion. At times, I find it hard to disniguish the stylish Sarah Jessica Parker from her onscreen character, Carrie Bradshaw. In anticipation of the upcoming movie sequal, I've collected a few of my favorite SJP/Carrie moments. Let the drooling begin!!


I'll be gushing over the fashion in Sex and the City 2 on May 27th! Where will you be?!

XoXo,

Vicki
About the Author: Vicki is the founder of Nostalgic Collections, a contributing writer to the Queens of Vintage, the Vintage Bulletin, and a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers. Photo Credits: Unknown; Collage by Nostalgic Collections

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pretty as a Princess


I'm passionate about Vera Wang, tulle, and peachiness.

Hilary Duff shined at the 125th Anniversary Good Housekeeping party. She looks like a princess in this stunning Vera Wang tulle confection. The light peachy make-up highlights her natural beauty. The braided bun is feminine with a hint of messy sexy. Accessorized with a Jimmy Choo clutch and Brian Atwood "Maniac" pumps, this look is all perfection.

You're never too old to channel the princess in you!

XoXo,

Vicki
About the Author: Vicki is the founder of Nostalgic Collections, a contributing writer to the Queens of Vintage, the Vintage Bulletin, and a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers. Photo Credits: Unknown; Collage by Nostalgic Collections

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Feeling Nostalgic? Get Inspired with Soap & Glory


I was drawn to this vintage inspired beauty line at Target. The display was so captivating, I had to go in for a closer look. The creative packaging caught my eye and the clever names are enticing. I'd like to introduce you to the new iconic line, Soap & Glory by Marcia Kilgore sold exclusively at Target. {1. Glow Mist Your Madly Body Spray 2. Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss 3. The Fab Pore Facial Peel 4. Glow Train Case 5. Glow Make Yourself Youthful Rejuvenating Face Serum}

According to Martha Kepner, "Soap & Glory features delightful treats for the face and body that are packed with vitamins, minerals, herbs and plant extracts to improve the health and vitality of the skin, and are a glory to use!"

Feeling nostalgic? If you haven't already stumbled across this adorable line, be sure to take a stroll down the beauty isle at Target and browse these retro inspired products.

XoXo,

Vicki @ Nostalgic Collections
About the Author: Vicki is the founder of Nostalgic Collections, a contributing writer to the Queens of Vintage, the Vintage Bulletin, and a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers. Photo Credits: Soap & Glory; Collage by Nostalgic Collections.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Chains of Love Giveaway

Want to win? Now through Friday, April 30th at 11:59pm CST you can enter to win a bracelet from Stygian Chains. One winner will receive the handmade, unisex, chainmaille bracelet shown above.

To enter this contest, simply visit the Nostalgic Collections etsy boutique and pick out your favorite item. Then leave a comment here with your name, contact information, and favorite item. Receive bonus entries by (1) following the blog or (2) becoming a fan on facebook.

Contest is open worldwide. There are no residency restrictions for this contest. Must be 18 or older. Limit three entries per household/person/email address (only one entry per method). Void where prohibited by law. All entries are audited and confirmed prior to drawing. Entrants must be fans/followers at the time of the drawing for additional entries to be valid. Random drawing will be held the first week of May.

Odds of winning depend on the number of entries, and there are no size, color, or condition guarantees. The winner will be notified on the Nostalgic Collections Facebook Fan page, and shipping details will be shared through Facebook messaging and email. Please be sure to leave your contact information and become a fan on Facebook!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Black Velvet, If You Please...


Inspired by the sensational Marilyn Monroe, I've collected some of my favorite Black Velvet items from Etsy.

1) 60s Velvet Purse, Red Fox Vintage. 2) Gothic Romance Necklace, Myth Understood. 3) 80s Blossom Hat, The Vintage Wearhouse. 4) 80s Party Dress, Upscale Vintage. 5. Black Mary Janes, Skinny and Bernie. 6) 50s Cocktail Dress, Calendar Girl Vintage. 7) Hair Rose, Mikiye. 8) Victoria's Rose Choker, Ghost Love Jewelry.

Find your inspiration and unleash your passion!

XoXo,

Vicki @Nostalgic Collections

About the Author: Vicki is the founder of Nostalgic Collections, a contributing writer to the Vintage Bulletin, and a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers. Photo Credits: Marylin Monroe, Unknown.

Friday, March 19, 2010

For the Love of Vintage Jewelry


We all know that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. But what about emeralds, pearls, and sparkly gems? My motto: Anything goes!

Steps to Stylish Vintage Jewels:

1. Make sure all the stones are secure. Time can loosen the setting and the glue can come un-glued.
2. Check for clarity. Even vintage faux gems can get cloudy with age.
3. The finish on faux pearls tends to chip and crack over time. Be sure to roll each pearl over to check it from every angle!
4. Be prepared to re-string! Sometimes the pearls are in amazing condition, but the string is weak.

Vintage jewelry makes great, affordable accessories! Add a little bling without breaking the bank!!

XoXo,

Vicki @Nostalgic Collections
http://www.nostalgiccollections.com/
About the Author: Vicki is the founder of Nostalgic Collections, a contributing writer to the Vintage Bulletin, and a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers.
Photo Credits: 1) Taylor Momsen, Unknown. 2) Audrey Hepburn, Unknown. 3) Natalie Portman, Unknown.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ode to Ellen Von Unwerth


I adore the photography of Ellen von Unwerth. German born photographer brings an edge not typically seen on this side of the pond. I loved Ellen's work for Guess? Jeans in the early 90's and her Absolut Vodka ads have absolutely caught my attention.

Bold, bright, and artistic. Vibrant, stylish, and erotically feminine. Her black and whites are breath-taking. Her foray into the nudes are mesmerizing.

Renowned celebrity photographer, Ellen Von Unwerth can be seen virtually everywhere now. Pick up the latest issue of Vogue, chances are you'll find her work amongst the images that make an impression.

XoXo,

Vicki @Nostalgic Collections
About the Author: Vicki is the founder of Nostalgic Collections, a contributing writer to the Vintage Bulletin, and a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers.
Photo Credits: Ellen Von Unwerth.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Summer Lovin'


I'm dreaming of summer. Summer blossoms, white cottages, sandy beaches, lilacs, lavender, and daisies. In anticipation of summer, I'm simplifying my life.

My Summer To-Do List Includes:

1. Take a nap on the swing
2. Pick lilacs for fresh flower vases
3. Fish off the dock
4. Watch the sun set on the lake
5. Make herbal sachets with fresh lavender
6. Teach my niece to create crowns out of daisies
7. Spend as much time gardening, fishing, and grilling as possible
8. Bonfire with good friends and good wine
9. Play like a kid at the park
10. Break out the sundresses and flip flops

Now that I have 10 things to look forward to, I can get back to spring cleaning, simplifying, and moving!

XoXo,

Vicki @ Nostalgic Collections

About the Author: Vicki is the founder of Nostalgic Collections, a contributing writer to the Vintage Bulletin, and a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers.
Photo Credits: Marilyn Monroe, Unknown. Jessica Lange, Unknown.

Luscious Red Lips


There is something nostalgic about bright red lips. Red lipstick is a must have accessory for vintage lovers, pinups, and girls galore.

Steps to Luscious Red Lips:

1. Before applying the perfect shade, apply liner first!

2. I love my the make-up counter at Dillard's. They always take the time to help me find the perfect red. I can rock a bright red in the winter. A dark red looks sultry with my summer tan!

3. Some of my favorite reds include, (1) MAC Ruby Woo. It’s even a fave of Dita Von Teese (per her Twitter). The color is thick and rich, blue-red, and it does not budge all day. And its only $14 USD. (2) Revlon Fire and Ice. Perfect coral red that's been around since the 50s. Silky smooth, soft, and creamy. (3) Chanel Rouge Allure Romantic 28. Darker red is perfect for tan skin tones. "An instant icon, this luxurious lipstick formula combines lustrous colour, sensational comfort and fabulous wear."

Be bold. Be daring. Be you!!

XoXo,

Vicki @ Nostalgic Collections
http://www.nostalgiccollections.com/

About the Author: Vicki is the founder of Nostalgic Collections, a contributing writer to the Vintage Bulletin, and a member of the Independent Fashion Bloggers.

Friday, March 5, 2010

All About The Tutu

I wanted so badly to study ballet, but it was really all about wearing the tutu. - Elle Macpherson

I resisted everything girlie when I was young. I steered clear of hearts, choose tree forts and tire swings. Now, I can't get enough of all things girlie!

Here are a few of my favorite girlie pieces. Only Oscar de la Renta could make a tulle collar top both dramatic and feminine. I love this photo of Julia Robert's displaying her fun and playful side in a huge ballet-esque dress. Tiaras & Tutu's Strawberry Dreams tulle skirt is cute as a bug! Bubble gum pink with a huge rose and pink bow is perfect for the flower girl in a Spring Wedding.

Express your fun, flirty side and add something girlie to your wardrobe!

XoXo,

Vicki @ Nostalgic Collections

Monday, March 1, 2010

Think Spring Candle Duo Giveaway


Want to win? Now through Wednesday, March 31st at 11:59pm CDT you can enter to win a free Spring Candle Duo from RedNeck Candles. One winner will receive two 8 oz soy candles in fresh cut grass and spring blossom scents. To enter this contest, simply visit the Nostalgic Collections etsy boutique and pick out your favorite item. Them leave a comment here with your name, contact information, and favorite item.

Contest is open to US and Canadian residents. Must be 18 or older. Limit one entry per household/person/email address. Random drawing will be held the first week of April.

Odds of winning depend on the number of entries, and there are no size, color, or condition guarantees. The winner will be notified through the Nostalgic Collections Facebook Fan page, and shipping details will be shared through Facebook messaging and email. Please be sure to leave your contact information and become a fan on Facebook!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

My Love Is Not For Sale...


Radiate ... you bait your love with money
Celebrate ... a body to behold
Generate ... a state of wild emotion
Don't waste your money , my love is not for sale
- The Bee Gees

I love sophisticated style. For decades Elizabeth Taylor has been associated with style, sophistication, and jewelry. An angelic glow radiates from a young Elizabeth. Her profile is perfectly accentuated with tear drop, rhinestone earrings. The bateau neck enhances the collar bone while the soft ivory pearls and cashmere add a touch of softness.

Signature beaded medallions are featured in the earrings handmade by Edera Jewelry. The gold and pearl combination adds warmth to cool winter days. The silk rose by hapitat is a stylish accessory! Make your wedding hair unique with an up-do finished with a large rose. Or stand apart from the crowd and wear it as a pin to your prom!

Whether you're baring your shoulders, adding a splash of gold, or topping your look with flowers, remember to accentuate your sensuality.

XoXo,

Vicki @ Nostalgic Collections
http://www.nostalgiccollections.com/

Monday, February 1, 2010

Little Heart Dish Giveaway


Want to win? Now through Sunday, February 28th at 11:59pm CDT you can enter to win a Heart Dish from JD Wolfe Pottery. To enter this contest, simply visit the Nostalgic Collections etsy boutique and pick out your favorite item. Then leave a comment here with your name, contact information, and favorite item!

Contest is open to US and Canadian residents. Must be 18 or older. Limit one entry per household/person/email address. Random drawing will be held during the first week of March.

Odds of winning depend on the number of entries, and there are no size, color, or condition guarantees. The winners name will be posted on Nostalgic Collections Facebook Fan page, and shipping details will be shared through Facebook messaging and email. Please be sure to leave your contact information and become a fan on Facebook!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

I'm in love with all things crystal! From home decor to jewels galore, I can't resist the shimmer and shine.

Dazzling on the red carpet, Christina Applegate rocked the 2010 Screen Actor Guild Awards in a sinful Roberto Cavalli gown. Her custom sky blue gown featured chiffon with Swarovski crystal and beaded detail. Jewels by Lorraine Schwartz and a Stuart Weitzman Diplomat clutch added to her sparkle.

Find a way to add a little glimmer to your days & nights!

XoXo,

Vicki @Nostalgic Collections

Monday, January 25, 2010

Skip the Jewels, I Love Closets!


I admit one of the reasons I love the Sex and the City movie is "the closet". I would marry the man who built me the closet of my dreams! Forget the jewels; design me a closet!


I love fashion but my secret crush is celebrity closets. I'm dreaming of the day when I'll design the one of my dreams. Mariah Carey has a shrine to her shoes! Eva Longoria has drawers of beaded purses. Olivia Wilde has a vintage vanity in her closet! Fergie's two room closet features crystal chandeliers and fur rugs. Nicky Hilton's closet is crisp, clean, and stylish. Kimora adds a wild side to her closet with leopard rugs and chaises! Which one strikes your fancy??

XoXo,

Vicki @ Nostalgic Collections
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