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Shabby Apple Goes South Pacific

This post was written by Lindy Shopper.

The more I see of Shabby Apple, the more I think that these girls are swing dancers. Who are you? I’m very intrigued. The latest Shabby Apple collection has us looking past spring, into a tropical and summery climate. The South Pacific collection is another vintage inspired collection of lovely dresses, with vibrant colors and patterns, flattering necklines, flowers to add to your Floweruary celebration, and breathable, danceable fabrics. I am smitten with the following dresses:

Pina Colada Dress - a lovely shirtdress with buttons and piping

Garden Isle Dress - love the print and the dress pattern, contemplating this one for myself

North Shore Dress - with flowers!

Pineapple Princess Dress - peplum!

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Miss L Fire

This post was written by Lindy Shopper.

“The shoe with the beautiful fit,” touts this UK based shoe and handbag confectionery, which has some of the most delicious shoes I’ve seen in some time. Featured in Anthropologie and other boutique retailers, Miss L Fire’s vintage-inspired shoes can now be ordered directly from the source. The online collection is not priced on the website, but an email inquiry should take care of any information-seeking and orders you may wish to place. Sometimes we have to be proactive to get fabulous things.

The web site was highly uncooperative, so I only have one photo – you’ll have to go see the website for yourselves!

French Connection – Vintage Inspired Pieces and a 50% Off Sale

This post was written by Lindy Shopper.

For the most part, apparel from the French Connection is not in Lindy Shopper’s budget, but if we’re talking 50% off, well…we are in the realm of possibility.

This British clothing and accessories retailer has some great vintage-inspired pieces in their line right now, for both men and women. I am particularly fond of their 1940’s inspired dresses and their menswear has some nice basics, like a cotton blazer. Here’s a taste of what’s available:

Lux Yule Sweater for men

Smooth Manoeuvre Dress

Bluff Jacket - this lightweight cotton blazer comes in tan and black

Silky Dress - in almond cream and black

Rib Sweater - military inspired and lightweight

Creme de la Crepe Dress - oh, the fringe!

Pretty Penelope Top

Canvas Fishing Bag - for your man purse or shoe bag

Bomb Cotton Top - comes in antique lace and black

My Baby Jo

This post was written by Lindy Shopper.

My Baby Jo has a little bit of everything to help you embrace your inner pin-up girl, and some essential menswear clothing and accessories for the swing era gent. My Baby Jo has a retail store in Los Angeles, CA, but thankfully they also offer their excellent 1940’s and 1950’s-inspired clothing, shoes, and accessories online.

The website has a great selection of women’s dresses, swimwear, undergarments, hair flowers, jewelry, shoes, handbags, cosmetics and men’s jackets, shirts, pants, shoes, hats, pomade, ties, and vintage watches. The vintage men’s watches are especially good, with watches from the 1920’s through the 1950’s that look like they are in sturdy, wearable condition. Their swimwear selections feature the best of Esther Williams’ swimwear line. The site also offers some fun pieces that may fill gaps in your wardrobe or Halloween costume (like that Rosie the Riveter jumpsuit – where else do you find that?). They also have an extensive selection of men’s hats and hat-care items, including brushes and felt cleaner.

There’s so much goodness here, I’ll try to narrow down my favorites:

Mrs. Moore Day Dress, comes in 5 colors

V-cut Plaid Jacket - lots more of these on the site in different fabrics

Alika dress, also comes in red and in a pencil skirt style

Motorcycle sweater

Marilyn eyelet tie top, also in blue

Leading man two pocket shirt with topstitching

Riveting jumpsuit, also in blue stripes and black

Melton captoe by Johnston & Murphy

How cute is this sailor outfit?

Tailored double pleated trouser - available in 13 different fabrics

So many hair flowers, but the orchids are my favorite

There are tons of hats in traditional colors, but this green fedora was my favorite

Love the face on this 1937 watch