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.


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

  1. Caroline @ Patagonia Gifts Says:

    That black ruffled dress is SO beautiful! Love it!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. blair Says:

    Oh, wow–those coats are just stunning! I am definitley going to have to add this to my etsy shopping list! And that sequin jacket is just calling my name, even if I could never pull it off it would just look so lovely hanging in my closet:)

  5. cevd Says:

    fantastic find … thanks for sharing my dearie.

  6. 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!

  7. Anne @ Pink Galoshes Says:

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

  8. 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

  9. 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….

  10. Lindley Says:

    totally obsessed with that red romper!

  11. Rebecca Says:

    that last cute is lovelylovely!

  12. vintagedress Says:

    oh i love the red/white dress! and that last coat! lovely!

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