Thursday, January 31, 2013

OUTFIT: Ivory + Emerald

Foxburrow Vintage Ivory and Emerald Outfit
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We all know that Black + White is trending this year for Spring, and of course Emerald is Pantone's 2013 Color of the Year. Emerald and Ivory are a naturally beautiful combination. Emerald is brought to life by the clean palette of ivory, and with just a splash of color, ivory is at its best.

Sometimes, it can be difficult to look at a vintage piece and think of how you would use it, and what you would pair it with. Where could you wear it? When could you wear it? What could you wear it with? Look out for outfit posts like this where you can see how I've matched up vintage clothes to create a cohesive look.

In this outfit, the simple and classic pencil skirt is accented by the big belt (modern) and sophistication of the beaded sweater. The sweater even has a lovely button-up keyhole back for further charm. The texture of the bag and the smoothness of the cream leather heels make for a lovely (and not overwhelming) overall visual appearance.

This outfit is perfect for work or a classy winter cocktail party.

Get the skirt here.
Get the sweater here.
Get the clutch here.
Get the shoes here.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

First Treasury - Valentine's Day!

Foxburrow Vintage First Treasury
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Ah, the first treasury feature for the newly launched Foxburrow Vintage - and such a lovely treasury it is! Perfectly themed for the upcoming holiday with bright reds and pretty pinks wrapped up in unique gifts. It's love at first sight! See the treasury here.

Valentines Day Scarf
Here's the cute Hallmark Valentine's Day scarf that was featured. Click here to see it on Etsy. The scarf is a charming way to say YES to Valentine's Day! Little polka-dot style white hearts on a red background, who could resist!? Not I.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Strawberry Love

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Bottom Right: Napkin Holder Bottom Left: Serving Tray

With Valentines day right around the corner, there's something I can't resist about these little red fruits. Strawberries are cute, kinda kitschy, and hold a special place in my heart. Don't really know why, but I am always on the lookout for vintage strawberry things. Here are some of my recent strawberry-loving things.

I think we all have a weakness for one thing or another, right? Whether an animal or vegetable or fruit or whatever tickles our fancy!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Grand Opening!

Foxburrow Vintage Grand Opening
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Today is the GRAND OPENING of Foxburrow Vintage! Getting a shop ready for opening is quite a task! There's over 70 new goodies available in the shop, so get ready to find something fun. 

From now on, it's all about adding new collections, outfits, and themes! Stay tuned for some really fun listings. I plan to add listings at least 2-3 times a week.

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Ok, now head on over to the SHOP!

Make sure to use the promo code GRANDOPENING in the shop for an additional 20% off. Plus there's free US shipping on lots of goodies!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Two Days Left! Grand Opening FRIDAY!

Foxburrow Vintage - Pretty Things
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I've been scouring my sources for weeks to find the prettiest things to bring you. It takes time to accumulate these vintage goodies, but luckily for you I've had some fantastic luck!

There's clothing in all sizes, for men and for women, and some lovely vintage books and housewares thrown in. 

I'm quite excited for the big launch on Friday! Check back here for a promo code in the morning and get started with your shopping! There will be free shipping on lots of pretty things and you'll have first dibs on all of this great stuff. Who could say no?

And in case you find something that is luxe AND silk ... read up on how to care for your silk garments.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Vintage Inspired Reads

Since my day job is managing a series of used book stores, it's only fitting that I love vintage books. But it extends beyond just the sweet smell of an old book and into the realm of books that touch on the past.

Naturally, in addition to vintage clothing I'll also be bringing books and media to Foxburrow Vintage, and you'll probably see a post like this every now and then where I recommend some vintage inspired reads.

Vintage Inspired Reads The Great GatsbyWith the buzz about the movie (May 2013), The Great Gatsby is the perfect read for this slow winter. It's short and easily digestible, and a great portrayal of the glamorous parts of 1920s life. There's romance, someone dies, and there's mystery and intrigue  and fabulous parties too. What's not to love? I've read it twice and really want to read it again before the film releases.

"The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s." -

A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff is one I just recently stumbled upon. It's about a gal who gives up her day job to open a vintage clothing shoppe in London, and while she is out hunting for treasures, she finds a children's coat with quite a story attached to it.

This isn't quite literary fiction, but the topic is of course intriguing to me and I am moving this pretty high up on my want-to-read list (which is miles high, mind you).

After listing some vintage books today for the shop's grand opening, I couldn't help but let my mind wander to the literary world. I hope you love books, too - if not for their content then for their lovely covers and visual appeal.

And here's a little secret... the shop grand opening is the 25th of January!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Spring 2013 Trend Report

Every season it's exciting to see what the designers and ready-to-wear collections bring to the table. What will be hot, and what's fading fast? Check the Foxburrow Vintage blog every season to find out what the latest trends are, and how you can find them in vintage.

Vintage clothing is affordable, well made, and unique. After all, you may see the same shirt from Target on some other shopper, but you'll never see the same vintage romper on someone else! Since most modern fashion derives from trends of the past, it's easy to find amazing vintage pieces that are right on trend with today's fashions.

So what's popular for Spring 2013?
Spring 2013 Color Trends
Pantone released the Color of the Year early on this year - it's Emerald! A beautiful color that looks great on pale skin. Pair it with the bright Poppy Red for some real va-voom! These are a few of my favorite Pantone picks for Spring 2013. Lemon Zest yellow is big in ready-to-wear, and we'll be sure to see lots of the Monaco Blue in the coming months with the Nautical trend still being so very popular. Also chic for the season are Linen and Dusk Blue. Luckily, the Neon trend is dying away.

Spring 2013 Trends

Popular prints continue to be Chevron and Floral. Lace remains popular and is a great way to stay cool and look chic, especially as sleeves or a lace-back. Sheer has also been seen on the runway this year and will be a great way to keep cool this spring along with lace. Let's keep it tasteful though and invest in some high quality vintage slips!

The Chambray (SHambrā) shirt has been making a comeback along with the classic denim shirt. Chambray is a lighter fabric, often softer and more malleable which makes it ideal for pairing with more delicate garments like soft sweaters and sweet skirts. The combined look is both casual and refined.

Spring 2013 Trends

Colorblock is still an ongoing trend, though it has died off a little and is mostly being seen in shoes. Polka dots are big this year in conjunction with the Nautical trend and the romper, which gained popularity last year, is still going strong. We'll also see plenty of cropped jackets and boleros popping up this spring. 

All in all an exciting season! Stay tuned for the Foxburrow Vintage launch which includes lots of these trendy goodies!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Stepping Closer...

Photos are being taken and listings are being created... the Grand Opening is only a few weeks away!

Make sure to use our new guide to find your perfect shoe size! You may just be surprised at what your true shoe size is, and who isn't in for a little surprise every now and then!

Hopefully you had a lovely New Year's Eve and you're starting off the new year on the right foot. (Loving these shoe puns.)

Here's a few things that have been inspiring me to keep on working:

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