Friday, December 3, 2010

November Merch + Fake Hair!

It's been a hopping month over at Meri Vintage! Items have been flying out of the shop - this has certainly been the most busy month ever since we opened this spring. Check out the heart-meltingly amazing 1950s prom dress above. I'd give anything to squeeze into this beauty, but alas, it's in the shop for you to enjoy.

Leah and I have both recently added some new items, and sold a few of our faves. Even it's horribly depressing that we now live in different cities, this has greatly helped the merchandise selection in the store! We can now cover double the territory without depleting all the usual haunts. Leah picked up the beauty above from a friend - this blazer is unreal. Check out the black version Leah's keeping for herself - she put it up on Lookbook. It almost borders on dress-length. Stunning.

In other non-vintage news, I purchased my first wig ever!

As some of you know, my mom went through a battle with cancer last year. She's been cancer-free for over a year, and she's doing great. However, she bought a wig prior to chemo just in case. Well, turns out she never lost her hair, but I've been very intrigued about wigs ever since I tried hers on.

So, not really having any experience with one, I went ahead and bought one to wear for our holiday shows at the theatre ...

Quite simply, it's absolutely gorgeous! I had one of the most wonderful, smooth, FAST purchases from Krista at MissVioletLace. You can truly tell when an Etsian cares about their business and merchandise, and this store is a perfect example.

Anyway, Krista has added some of my photos to the listing. So go check out her Etsy store and buy yourself some super fab fake hair!

Jolly Holidays to you all!


Sunday, October 17, 2010

pistachio + peach

Here's a little eye candy for your weekend. We gathered our favorite pistachio- and peach-colored vintage items from all over Etsy. Please check it out and visit each of these wonderful sellers' stores!


Thursday, September 30, 2010

New at Meri Vintage

We've had a busy busy summer and fall here at Meri Vintage! What have we been up to, you ask? Well, Ashley has been busy helping stage an original production at a theatre in Huntsville, while Leah is preparing for her Birmingham debut as Janet in Rocky Horror! Lots of exciting things a-happening here.

What's new at the store, you might ask? Well, for starters, I've been trying not to take everything wonderful we lay our eyes on. Hence, you have access to this fabulous Gunne Sax peplum lace sweetheart-neckline beauty:

What to pair with it? How about this early-1960s gold and black brocade clutch? These are both fabulous transitional pieces for early to late fall.

Enjoy and have a lovely weekend!

Friday, August 27, 2010


I think my (also Midwestern) co-worker best described our sweltering Alabama sumer: In Detroit & Chicago, there are 3 months where you can't go outdoors. It's the same thing here, just in the opposite season. Lovelies, I am ready, ready, ready for the fall -- everything about it! Indian summer, college football, transitional fashion. Bring on September!

Although, this summer did bring a few lovely things my way:

Roma Tomatoes! My first attempt at growing food in our garden. And they grew, lived, and eventually ended up in a delicious sauce with freshly made pasta.

She & Him! One of only two big concerts I've been to in Alabama.

I learned to sew! My bestest friend Leah gave me a crash course in sewing on a machine. I've always known how to sew by hand, but the machine really amps it up a notch. Possibly one of the scariest/most exhiliarating things I've done on the machine: Cutting Kevin's $90 Brooks Brothers linen pants and hemming them (the first pair of pants I've ever hemmed). And they turned out alright! Or at least, the same length.

So what did you do this summer? What kinds of adventures did you go on? Did you learn a new skill like sewing, or try growing some vegetables in your garden? What are you looking forward to this fall?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Pink oxfords .... there's not much else to say about this look, friends.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

new look

Haven't posted a look in about 2 months, so here ya go ...

I wasn't so sure about my outfit this morning. Mostly I was worried about the texture of the blouse in contrast with the flouncy, cotton skirt. The blouse is a very fine polyester, but almost feels more like silk.

Everything thrifted except the shoes and skirt.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Adjust-o-Matic Dress Form

Very, very excited about my latest eBay purchase. It all started out when Leah and I took some horrendously disgusting photos of ourselves for the Etsy store. We realized, "If we can't stand to look at these photos, who is ever going to purchase the clothes??"

Enter the dress form. Leah's about to have her own for costuming classes she'll be taking in the fall. These little babies double nicely as Etsy models. I've always admired vintage dress forms used by Etsy sellers -- however, I have not adored their hefty price tag.

Luckily for me, I found this incredible Adjust-o-Matic dress form on eBay last week! It's a cardboard paper dress form that adjusts to fit the size clothing you're making. After doing a little research, I found that they were manufactured in the late 1960s and 70s.

She's a much lovelier model. She also scares the living daylights out of our cats (and me, when I walk downstairs in the dark).