Tuesday, May 14, 2013


I love Etsy.  I spend far too much time digging around on the site adding things to my wish list.  You probably know that Etsy shops are required to sell either vintage items, handmade goods, or craft supplies, so I appreciate that everything I buy has a story.  As you might imagine, I'm particularly interested in the clothing, shoes, bags, and jewelry, and I like the idea that I won't walk around town and see other folks wearing the pieces that I spy/buy.  Here are a few things on my current (ever-growing) wish list:

1960's Suede and Canvas Brogues - GoodForNothinVintage
If you wear a size 7.5, pick up these bad boys for $35!!  You will be complimented.  

Jersey Wrap Dress - Lirola
This shop owner, Lirola, makes beautiful, comfortable, flowy, feminine clothing!  You can order pre-determined sizes that are often ready to ship, or for a little extra, she will do custom sizing based on your measurements.  She has lots of great feedback, and I will be ordering something soon!

Vintage Coach Bag - TheVintageGirl
There are so many great vintage bags on Etsy.  I think that this kind of bag looks best a little "used".  

Vintage Eyelet and Ribbon Slip - MamaVintage
This is the kind of slip that you actually want peeking out from under your skirt!  So summery and sweet.

Tail of the Mermaid Necklace - 3DivasStudio
Another reason I love Etsy is that you can search for and support local artists.  I actually didn't use that specific search method to find the awesome women of 3 Divas Studio... I just loved their beautiful pieces, and they happen to be from Richmond.  I have purchased several things from them, and they have been kind enough to donate items to the silent auction at my son's preschool for the last couple of years.  I was excited to find out that they have trunk shows around town from time to time.  You never know what treasures you might uncover as you add to your wish list for countless hours, right?

Clare Vivier-Inspired Leather Clutch - MimicDesign
It's a great place to find designer-inspired pieces at lower prices.  This bag costs less than half of Clare Vivier's version!  Some will argue that this is a rip-off and that, at some point, a seller's integrity and originality becomes more important than price.  I will let you decide, but I'd be interested in hearing your view.  I'd also love to see other great Etsy items, so let me know what your favorites are!

Do you need help figuring out how to incorporate your Etsy finds into your wardrobe?  I would love to help you make all of these ideas part of your everyday routine.  If you want to know more about my personal styling services in Richmond, VA, I would love to hear from you.  Let's connect!

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