Shopping Trip: Vintage Fashion from Nikita Jade

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While I love the idea of a day spent combing vintage shops for that perfect one-of-a-kind find, the reality of shopping vintage—funny smells, endless piles of junk—usually stops me in my tracks. So I’m overjoyed to have recently discovered the hidden depths of Etsy as a terrific resource for vintage shopping! One of my favourites lately is seller Nikita Jade (you may know her from her fabulous blog, Pretty.Little.World.). She offers a broad yet carefully edited collection of clothing and accessories from the 1950’s to the 1980’s. I love the thought of adding color to my spring wardrobe with these bright, flirty sundress. Throw on a pair of peep-toed flats and you’re good to go!

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Such adorable skirts! They cry out for a simple white tee (tucked in of course) and some saltwater sandals…very Debra Winger circa ‘Terms of Endearment’. And when the huz and I finally take our honeymoon (now accepting suggestions for the ultimate tropical getaway!) this fun romper or a Mrs. Roper-style caftan will make a great beach coverup.

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I’ve also started to think ahead to wedding season. With the nuptials of several friends on my radar, I don’t want to buy a new outfit for each wedding but also don’t want to appear in all those photos wearing the same thing! Vintage is a creative, economical solution to the problem. Sweet day dresses in bright colors look smashing for a morning ceremony…

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…and for a formal evening reception a tiered and ruffled dress or a fabulous sequin jacket are super sophisticated yet not too serious.

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Finally, be sure to check out Nikita Jade’s amazing selection of coats and jackets, now on sale. I’m a sucker for swingy shapes with big round buttons up the front–very Hitchcock heroine! Now tell me: what’s your all-time greatest vintage find?

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All images courtesy of Nikita Jade.

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11 Responses to “Shopping Trip: Vintage Fashion from Nikita Jade”

  1. Paulette Ink. Says:

    I adore that black ruffly dress!
    I have a few favorite vintage finds. My very favorite is jewelry that belonged to my grandmother, including a long necklace with rough-cut amethysts and other stones, which she bought in South America. My other favorite is a 1950’s-inspired hat my mom wore when she left for her honeymoon. A bit like this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vintagevogue/3197082646/in/photostream/

  2. Rachel Says:

    Hmmmm… I love the camel colored coat!! I will have to go home and measure to see if it will fit!
    Cute store!

  3. a pretty pill Says:

    how did i not know about this?! every single one of these pieces screams ME;)
    – best vintage find: my $3 ferragamos
    – honeymoom destination: mosquito beach hotel in playa del carmen.

  4. Rachel Says:

    Oh, and your comment had me laughing too! I wondered, after I posted it, if you’d realize that I was the same Rachel from EAD… 😉
    Sorry for the confusion.

  5. Rachel (Heart of Light) Says:

    That Chevron dress is beautiful! And those coats. I am the same way with vintage. I used to be able to tirelessly search through racks of clothes, but as I get older I think the time investment and the smell of other people’s old clothes is getting to me. I just can’t summon up the energy.

  6. Melanie Says:

    I love love love that purple ruffly dress.

  7. christina Says:

    Wow! I’m heading over to her shop right away. My best vintage find is this cute little desk I got at the Alameda flea market. It’s upstairs in my workshop, just waiting to be repainted.
    Unfortunately, I have never bought vintage clothing. But I think you’ve just solved the problem for me. No more funny smells and digging through piles of junk to find a jem. Thanks!

  8. Anne @ Pink Galoshes Says:

    I am seriously loving that sequin coat. So fabulous! Great finds!

  9. Luphia Says:

    so many gorgeous dresses! that deep purple one is lovely, oh so is the red one & i’ll take the coats too please, x

  10. callie grayson Says:

    i love vintage! i have collected pieces for years. I have found many a great pieces: 70’s orange leather coat from Kmart. $10.00
    wool Italian suit with a mink collar, $25.00
    1950’s cocktail dress with runch pleats and lace, $20.00 my list goes on….

  11. Tonya @ What's On My Plate Says:

    I’m loving the first two dresses. Esty is on par with eBay in terms of the level of evil!

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