This past weekend I had heard about what I thought was a “nice little church rummage sale.”
Lots going on here at Kay Dove. Just received our new business cards, and we’re prepping for lots of new inventory! I can’t wait for you guys to see it! Here’s what has been added so far this week.
Hi everyone! Its past groundhog day, but I’m still sitting in my apartment pouting that there is at least six more weeks of winter! It seems like all there is to do is dream of spring & watch the winter olympics! GO USA!
Just some ads I found in a few different vintage magazines that aren’t just fun to browse, but also might provide some inspiration for any last minute gifts!
Flowers, Whisky, and Socks, oh my!
Happy Holidays, all!
This is a much more personal blog post with some information on improving Etsy listings. I’m taking a very drastic turn in my schooling plans. After a successful semester at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, I’ve decided that it just wasn’t the place for me. I don’t feel as though its the best route for me, and what I want to accomplish. Next semester I’ll be transferring to a smaller school in a program that focuses on retail and fashion marketing and management. With that being said, I’m also going to focus a lot more on attaining my dream of having a successful vintage clothing store, and dedicate much more time to my Etsy store, Kay Dove Vintage. I started that today, by making small improvements to my listings on etsy, that I think will really make a difference.
* I added a more thorough measurements, and condition section, as well. I included an image to guide anyone confused about where measurements are being measured. I also explained how measurements work, and how they can find their best fit. I was also more detailed, and personal, with the condition.
* All in all, I think I was more personable, and helpful than I was before, and I’m excited to see the difference it’ll make!
As much as I love vintage cars, I’m here with these lovely ladies to show that bicycling is not only the vintage way.. but the right way!
My Tips for Riding Vintage?
Check out some vintage inspired bikes - most stores do sell vintage inspired bikes, but you can also always look online. You can start here:
Its no secret I love vintage. The twentieth century is a great century to look to for inspiration. They took care of themselves and they usually always dressed to impress, even on a lazy day you wouldn’t see a woman in a pair of sweats or yoga pants.
Photo from 1952 Life Archives
- Tips & Tricks – tips for buying vintage, and tips for dating vintage.
- Label Resource - someone spent a LOT of time putting together a Label Resource. It’s really great. If you have a label, and you want more information on it, I recommend looking here first. You’re also able to give back to the Vintage Community by adding to the Label Resource by going to this forum board.
- Fabric Resource - someone wonderful took the time to put this together, and it’s fabulous. If you’re a vintage dealer, or just want to know more about your garments, or vintage, this is the place to be.
- Membership – information on becoming a member, as long as members shops, blogs & books.
- Blog - A Vintage Fashion Guild blog.. I love it!
Ever wonder how soldiers were entertained before the internet? Life Magazine, 1942, and actress Marjorie Woodworth, break it down for us. It may require a 1940′s Vintage bathing suit, and a lot of energy.
Duplicate Her Outfit
Slacks: 1940′s Option, 1990 Options, 1980′s option, vintage inspired option
Pair with any vintage suspender’s of your choosing
For Vintage hair and Makeup tutorials, I recommend Cherry Doll Face on Youtube.
maybe its a little early to be blogging about Christmas, but heck I’m new at this and I did mention I loved Christmas, didn’t I? Honestly, I started the Christmas tunes in late September, so holding off this long should be taken as a great achievement, and nothing less. Here’s a glimpse at my Vintage Christmas Wishlist!