Summertime Sundress Season

The fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer is credited with popularizing the sundress in the 1960s. The sundress is characterized by lightweight fabric, usually cotton, and a flowing fit. Some of the best examples of the sundress are from the 1970s, in the prairie style. This floral frock is a beautiful shade of maroon and is in great condition!

maroon sundress
prairie sundress

Another example of the prairie style, is this brown and pale grey sundress.

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collectible prairie dress

The camisole top with the satin trim is quintessential 1970s and a timeless classic. Also popular in the 1970s was the full length maxi sundress. This handmade lime green dress actually has tiny white polka dots on it and is in excellent condition.

collectible 70s sundress
vintage maxi sundress

One more from the 1970s, is this simple and chic, red sundress.

70s sundress
collectible red dress

A lightweight cotton with white trim and an elastic waist, this dress is both comfortable and pretty!

Taking a step back further into the 1960s, we have this fabulous summertime shift.

collectible sundress
1960s dress

A fantastic find for the modern woman! Made of cotton and a size large. Don’t forget to accessorize when dressing in a vintage sundress. These spectacular 1950s ruffled gloves are made with striped organdy.

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vintage 1950s gloves

Take your summer look from mediocre to outstanding with a perfect vintage sundress and accessories!

Electric Fix

Oh yay, oh yay, oh yay!!! OMG, YAY. This is pulsing through my head as I browse the budding spring collections for 2011. Vogue’s January pages are  bursting with electric textures and florescent features…oh, neon. Neon! Beautiful, energetic neon is getting a touch of sophistication in shiny, lacy business suits, loud leather shift dresses and digital dancing duds. It’s the latest upgrade of the color blocking the 80’s did so well. Check out what they’ve got, check out what we’ve got, and then plug and play. FRICKIN’ YAY!



And now Monster Vintage presents…


Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!

I hope everyone has a very happy holiday tomorrow! I want to leave you with a few of my favorite Monster Vintage items inspired by Native Americans and Pilgrims in honor of this (secretly) fashionable holiday.
Cheers!


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Have a great time everybody, and don’t forget you can get 30% off your next order by using the coupon code monster09 at checkout! Get some holiday shopping done already, will ya?

xoxo,
Sally “Mayflower” Mulligan

Iconic Fridays: Leather and Lace, Part 2

I promised you two icons today loves, and I am nothing if not kinda reliable. For the lace edition, I have the stunning and graceful beauties of Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides. The Lisbon sisters, headed by Lux Lisbon (played by Kirsten Dunst), are as delicate as lace itself. Fragile, lovely, ladylike and perhaps with a bit of a conservative stigma attached. Set in the 70’s in a small town, the lives of the Lisbons was tragic and romantic at the same time. Enjoy the inspiration below!


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xoxo,
Sally “Doily” Mulligan

Iconic Fridays: Leather and Lace, Part 1

I was bad last week, my peeps. I offered no style icons for you to worship. Shame on me. BUT I’m here to make it up to you with double the style iconography so that you will love me again!
This edition of Iconic Fridays is dedicated to Kara who describes my personal style as “goody two shoes with a dirty mouth”- Leather and Lace.
First I have some leather for ya (or “leathuh,” as I have taken to calling it), best exemplefied by the hardcore badasses from Easy Rider. In the sixties, leather was king, even for vegan hippies! Back then, being proud to be an American and being rock n’ roll were one and the same (Jimi Hendrix and the Star Spangled Banner?!). Tough and luxurious, leather makes a statement. And these guys make me want to go home and listen to some Synard!


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xoxo,
Sally “T-Bone” Mulligan

Rare Finds, Part 3

Item # 7038

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This little baby is AMAZING, especially given my affinity for military and marching band jackets. She’s designer, and from the 80’s and dripping with GOLD! And padded, embellished shoulders? Come ON! So fresh and modern still, considering that Philip Lim, Balmain and Marc Jacobs have all done reworked military jackets in recent years. It’s very “In loving memory of Michael Jackson,” dontcha think?
The price tag for this baby is pushing $500, which is still less than it’s modern designer counterparts and a very lovely find!
xoxo,
Sally “Forward March” Mulligan

Insta-Outfit

To piggyback Joni’s post, I too have always been a fan off the illustrious concert tee/wrestling tee/wildlife tee, but these black cotton treasures have always caused a bit of a conundrum for me: How can I wear this and look cute rather than careless? When the most mesmerizing t-shirt finds don’t always come in a flattering, fitted size, it can be quite a challenge.
A few weeks ago, though, inspired by a passing cyclist, I put together this little en-semb, consisting of:

1) A big, black Samhain tee
2) Some skinny-ish jeans
3) A vest
4) A good pair of boots

Success! With the right ingredients, you too can pull off a boyfriend-ish shirt!
Start with any black t-shirt. Black tee = automatically bad ass. (Though you’d be hard pressed to find anything more bad ass than this electrified Diamond Rio tee.) Slim jeans and a vest, like this vintage velvet number, can give some shape and structure to an otherwise oversized garment. Be sure to leave a button or two undone though, to properly exhibit your shirt’s undoubtedly awesome graphic. The length of the shirt lets you conveniently conceal the inevitable skinny jean muffin top, while the the recently resurfaced rolled t-shirt sleeve trend lets you show off your guns. Slip on some cute flats or a pair of commandeering boots and you’ve got yourself an outfit. So long as you don’t go crazy with your color palette, you can do no wrong.


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Voila! My personal favorite of the fall!
Annie