That's right! We have another apparel update tomorrow, Thursday 7-30! Did you think we'd let our lovely urbanites down? We're jamming over here at the camp to make it happen with another shoot today. We'll turn it all around tomorrow so be on the lookout for the new goods. Preview fotos to be posted later today. Also, welcome Marisa, our newest addition to the team! xoxoDree
So my friend, Susie, introduced myself and the masses to a new site recently, which I am sure stole some serious, serious minutes from our otherwise busy days. It's called LOOKLET and to put it rather bluntly, BEWARE! Before you know it, an hour or two will go by and you're shamelessly addicted. Remember when we were youngsters and we'd lose our minds creating outfits for those cut-out dolls with their cut-out ensembles? Well, the adult version is here with couture and high end labels to pull from and bless their hearts, it's all online. You can change your model and the backdrop as easy as change her sunglasses or bag! While I'd love to create more looks, the wise one in me says to step away from the computer and move on with shipping. We'll see how long it takes me to be drawn in, once again. Oye... xoxoDree
Due to a pesky air conditioning thermometer breaking yesterday, (this is not a good thing in hot Florida, mind you) we were unable to shoot our inventory and had to back it up to today so TOMORROW, Friday 7/24 is our update for Accessories, Shoes and Bags. Here are some of the goodies making their way to the shop! Also, take a look at the new SALE ITEMS we just marked down...we're serious about moving our products so grab a steal while you can! xoxoDree
Before I get started on the monstrous load to ship (thank you for your orders!), I thought I'd settle into my leopard computer chair, sip some coffee and share some images I've filed away for inspiration. Does anyone else do that? Surf the net and "Save As?" I have folders of images that have inspired me over the years and they're like old friends, really. From time to time, it's nice to revisit them and gather new ideas. I wandered over to my extra hard drive and found some old inventory fotos from way back when I was selling on ebay. Oh, the treasures!
On a side note, we'll be udpating the site with new Accessories, Bags and Shoes this Thursday & Friday so check back here for a bit of a sneak peek and then hurry and get that shop on!
Speaking of Accessories, Bags and Shoes, here are some of my faves from theURBANcollection archives...
Fifth Avenue Handbag (the BEST designs!)
Diane Von Furstenberg espadrilles from the 70s...
Carpet Bag of America ethnic bag
It's always been ethnic, bohemian styles that I gravitate towards. I can't help it. I'm ethnic.
The bird sandals that got away, or that I sold. Darnit.
These would be fun to teeter on!
Oh, the bird dress by Lanvin. I really hope someone is showing that dress love!
But now I'm obsessed with these from Urban Outfitters...
Just bought these at Nine West.com. They're on sale for $49! Jump on it!
Thinking I should have added these to the cart...
I'm salvating just looking at these Chanel shoes...
My dream item for the Fall? This vintage feather vest coat by Norma Kamali, circa 80s that I found on etsy.
But since it's a tad out of my price range, I'm thinking I may grab this cool necklace instead.
Can I have your hair, please?
Calvin Klein getting a bit edgy with the shoes. I like.
Signing off. Have a stellar Tuesday! xoxoDree
Sometimes we get a bit giddy over here at the camp in anticipation of an update we think will knock some socks off. This Thursday's update is one of those...definitely! Instead of posting into the weekend and next week, as previously stated, and working when we should be playing (gentle reminder from my husband), we've decided to post all the goodies THURSDAY 7-16. So, word to the wise: Be there! Now, shall we peek at some of the goods?
Another shoot today (PREVIEW FOTOS LATER TONIGHT!) and we're headed straight towards a rockin' update! Starting this THURSDAY, you'll be seeing some of our best pieces for Summer AND Fall. This is one of our biggest updates yet and we'll be adding pieces throughout the weekend and into next week. Don't forget to check back later this evening to get a sneak peek! Now onto a bit of inspiration to start the day...
Who isn't taken by Nautical looks? Of course it helps that this woman is beautiful but I particularly like the simplicity of her dressing. Chic!
It's all about the ringage these days...I like the effect!
Um. Not so much...Love her hair and eyes though!
Everybody jump, jump!
Shoe Lusts of the Moment...
This outfit is super cute! Love the petite girl and her vintage faux fur jacket...
I think I need to invest in some colorful crochet this Fall...
Lots of textures going on here but the neutral tones keep it fresh, young and super super cute!
Awwww. I love this. It would be much better on the wallet than the real thing too...
Fun. Daring. Kind of like an urban BigBird jacket...
I so want this wallpaper somewhere in zee casa...
Whoa! I just checked the time and our model Ashely will be here shortly! Time to get in the shower and get to styling! Make sure to check back tonight for the preview post! Muah! xoxoDree
Another morning of browsing the net for bits of inspiration before I get out there and find you urbanites some goodies! FYI, we have another large Apparel update coming this Thursday 7-16 with a sprinkle of Fall pieces in the mix. One can never be too prepared, right? If you haven't checked out the SALE department yet, take a look. We've recently marked down prices something fierce to move 'em out and make room for the new goods!
Some images and I'm off to trot! xoxoDree
ps: Isn't the cover with Susie Bubble dreamy? Thank you, Susie, for taking the time to rock our gear and head to the beaches for a shoot! You can check out this Londonite-Style Icon-Fashion Editor here.
I'm in a DIY mood. You may just see some vintage tops (hint hint) that have this silhouette gracing the site next week.
'Tis that time again: Dree's Shoe Lust List
Yes, even I shop other vintage sources like Etsy, for example. I bought this vintage Flora Kung silk frock and had it shortened recently. I think I may have my seamstress make the neckline wider so that I can have it expose a sassy shoulder. The hubby will like.
A handsewn vintage maxi dress for a lil' Blythe doll? Soo cute!
I'm on the hunt for these vintage brass cranes...my home is crying for them to be displayed somewhere..
How cool is this bedspread made of vintage mens shirts?
Totally random thought but I LOVE willow trees. They're so calming, don't you think?
I love this shot. The pretty girl. The splash of yellow. The liquid tights.
Another random thought: I think a small cove, hallway entrance or bathroom done in this vintage bird wallpaper would be sweet...I'd have to talk my husband into it though...
Anything lime green, really, is welcomed into the home. It's a happy color.
But certainly not this.
Okay, enough playing around! Work time! Many thanks to the urbanites for all your orders! We'll be shipping our next load out tomorrow. Heads up for the mail! Have a lovely weekend! xoxoDree