Category: vintage


The Perfect Summer Accessory: Sunglasses!

There’s a lot of talk of how vintage fashion has transcended trends throughout time. What’s incredible interesting is the way accessories have changed through time, emulating social and cultural norms of the era. Nothing says this more than sunglasses. Sunglasses are the only accessories that have the ability to transform what someone looks like with the way it rests on the bridge of the nose and structures the face. Though vintage sunglasses usually represent styles that were popular in the past, so many of these styles have reemerged or have stayed popular through the years. Some of these trends include cat eye, wayfarers, and round glasses.… Read more


A Gentleman’s Luxury: Cigars.

Posted on June 16th in vintage, vintage lifestyle. No Comments

Whether you are looking to celebrate or just looking for a gentlemen’s night, there’s nothing like sitting back and relaxing with a scotch and cigar. There are so many different types of cigars that it can sometimes be difficult to navigate which one is best let alone which one is best for you. Imagine a Mad Men scene with Don Draper, his freshly-pressed suit, and a cigar resting between his fingertips. That could be you. Here are some of the best selling cigars of all time, so that you feel confident buying the perfect cigar for you!

 

 

The best-selling brand in America, Macundo is the heavy weight champ of cigars.

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American Summers: Beach Wear!

Summer is here! Picnics in the park, bike rides around the neighborhood, and weekend trips to the beach await your presence with your gal by your side. This means a need for classic vintage swimwear that is flattering for every body type with their retro and vintage silhouettes, halter-tops, and ruched bottoms. Imagine yourself with your leading lady on Coney Island in the 1920s eating a classic Nathan’s Hot Dog. With these pieces, you’ll feel like you’ve brought your very own Marilyn to the beach with you.

The sweetheart cut accentuates her bust while also being a clean classic cut for many sundresses.… Read more


Blast From the Past: Soda Shops

Posted on May 19th in vintage, vintage lifestyle. No Comments

Once upon a time, there was a soda shop in almost every city in the United States – it was a place where people stopped in for coffee, grabbed a bite to eat, and where teenagers socialized after school while drinking Coca-Cola and milkshakes. Soda shops became popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Soda fountains became the most popular place to socialize – they were actually considered the best place for a date and even competed with local bars in popularity. This was the first time non-alcoholic drink were equally as popular as alcoholic beverages.… Read more


Champagne Lingerie Beauties

Prestige, celebration, and elegance – all words that describe celebration. Dom Pierre Pérignon (1638-1715) was a French Benedictine monk who is credited with the invention of sparkling champagne, the beverage we now drink in light of celebration and classy affairs.  “Come quickly, I am drinking the stars?” – is what Pérignon supposedly said when he first tasted sparking champagne. Elevate her to the stars with our beautiful champagne pieces as your own version of celebration.

The Cabaret Plunge Bra has the best of both worlds. It has the sexiness of the plunge while providing the support and boost of a pushup.… Read more


Classic Hollywood Beauties: The Life of Veronica Lake

There’s something timeless about Old Hollywood Stars. Their elegance, style, and charm prevail through the ages and their legacies. This week, we will highlight the life of beauty Veronica Lake.

 

Veronica Lake was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 14, 1922 as Constance Frances Marie Ockelman. Her father worked for an oil company but tragically died in an oil tanker explosion. Veronica’s radiant beauty and natural charm, combined with a talent for acting, inspired her mother and stepfather to move to Beverly Hills, California where they enrolled her in an acting school in Hollywood. As a child, Veronica was diagnosed as Schizophrenic, but her parents viewed acting as a form of treatment.… Read more


Celebrate Spring with SIL!

Spring has sprung! The days are getting longer, brighter, and sunnier. With spring come birds chirping, flowers blooming, and pastels emerging. From winter to summer, spring is the lovely middle where colors rise out of her storage closet and back into the wardrobe and where pastels come out to shine. Pastels are elegant, pristine, and classy, just like the graceful lady in your life.  Add a little texture with flirty ruffles and satin, and she’ll feel as delicate and beautiful as a flower.

 

Let us ease into the season with an accessory. The Ruffle Trim Garter Belt is a six-strap garter belt made for comfort and impeccable support.… Read more


The Golden Age of Pinups!

Posted on March 17th in pinup, vintage, vintage style icons. No Comments

Pinups experienced their golden age during WWII. It was the first time the US military endorsed pictures of pinups in magazines, calendars, and solo shots. Decorating servicemen’s lockers, sides of planes, and barrack walls, these pictures were meant to raise morale and spirits of the young servicemen as a means to remind them of home and to motivate them. The pinup was most popular during WWII; however, pinups still inspire classic fashion, photography, and self-expression. This week, we are going to recognize some of the most iconic pinups – pinups that served a unique position and purpose for the brave servicemen of that time.… Read more


Vintage Romance: Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier

Wedding season is upon us, and how better to start it than to remember one of the most iconic dresses worn by one of the most iconic women of our time. Yes, we are talking about Grace Kelly, hollywood starlet and later Princess of Monaco.

Grace Kelly was born on November 12, 1929 in Philadelphia. She was the youngest of three children and came from a affluent family that was influential in both local politics and the art and drama community. Her graduation yearbook listed Ingrid Bergman as her favorite actress and her graduation “prophecy” was one of fame and fortune.… Read more


4 Classic Dates to Keep the Romance Alive!

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a classic date. Enjoy a date that will always remind you why you have that special someone in your life; a date that screams class, romance, and simplicity. Let’s bring classic back and fall in love all over again.

Going to the Movies:

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart enjoyed their private romance, but they would still frequent small movie theaters to enjoy a film together. It’s always exciting experiencing a new film with your leading lady, side-by-side, just waiting for your hands to brush together while reaching for the popcorn between you two.… Read more