I don’t often add vintage shoes to the shop. In my personal life I’ve never been much of a shoe girl, so I think that influences my business as well. At an estate sale, when there are only seconds left on the clock, I grab the vintage clothes and leave behind the shoes! But a couple of weeks ago I was at an estate sale and managed to snag a couple of real beauties! I just got them photographed, so here’s a sneak peak. I hope to add them to the shop soon!

 

Vintage red shoes

Vintage 1950s clear shoes

Vintage 1950s black shoes

 

Are you a vintage shoe lover? What’s your favorite style/era? Let me know!

<3

Christy

1957 Good Housekeeping Magazine

Good Housekeeping cover, April 1957

I adore looking through old magazines. Talk about a step back in time! Recently I got my mitts on a Good Housekeeping from April 1957. It was only 35¢! The pages smell a little musty and are yellowed, but I don’t mind! With classic article topics like “10 Ways to Look Different” that suggest you “change your dress color” and “point your eyebrows out” to a full-length article asking “To Refreeze or Not to Refreeze?” life just seemed so simple and sweet in the 50s.

But the real prize are the advertisements. Check out these incredibly revealing (and sometimes hilarious!) peaks into the past!

A Kotex “belt”? Oh my god.

Good Housekeeping Kotex ad 1957

 

Such a pretty bottle of makeup!

1957 Good Housekeeping Makeup ad

Why isn’t there a spray nozzle on the starch bottle? Would you just dump it on?

Vintage 1957 Good Housekeeping Starch Ad Sta-Flo

Underwear sure has come a long way. I’d love to step back in time and shows these ladies a pair of thong underwear. Imagine!

Vintage 1950s underwear ad

Obviously.

Vintage 1957 Good Housekeeping ad Perma-lift Magic Oval Pantie

Compared to today’s makeup this probably isn’t very good, but the pink liquid looks so pretty I want to try some!

Vintage 1957 Good Housekeeping ad Revlon Touch and Glow Makeup

There’s nothing cuter than vintage baby clothes!

Vintage Carter's ad 1957

To think this staple was once “new!” I use this stuff all the time!

Vintage Comet ad 1957

Imagine!

Vintage 1957 Oxydol ad

Aren’t these fun? I’ll probably eventually do another post on some of the articles I found in here. Such a time capsule! Let me know what you think in the comments!

<3

Christy

Happy Friday, y’all!

Fresh Prince

Source: Pinterest

You scream, I scream, we all scream for FRIDAY! It’s here again (yay!) so it’s time for a weekly roundup of shop listings. Here are all the fun vintage items I listed this week. See something you like? Click on the links below and you’ll go right to the shop. Have a great weekend!

Vintage fashion for the modern girl

 

1 here | 2 here | 3 here | 4 here | 5 here |

6 here | 7 here | 8 here | 9 here | 10 here

<3

Christy

Happy Friday! Lots of great additions for the shop this week! Here are the freshest picks from Thrifty Vintage Kitten. See something you like? Just click on the picture to shop!

 

Vintage 1960s CANARY IN A COAL MINE silk linen dress / size small medium

Vintage 1960s CANARY IN A COAL MINE silk linen dress / size small medium

 

 

Vintage 1960s ALONGSHORE silk linen dress / size small

Vintage 1960s ALONGSHORE silk linen dress / size small

 

 

Vintage 1960s HOT TODDY dress / medium

Vintage 1960s HOT TODDY dress / medium

 

 

Vintage 1960s GIRL CRUSH linen dress / medium

Vintage 1960s GIRL CRUSH linen dress / medium

 

 

Vintage 1950s chiffon IN THE GARDEN dress / XS

Vintage 1950s chiffon IN THE GARDEN dress / XS

 

 

Vintage 1960s TRINITY KNOT dress / medium

Vintage 1960s TRINITY KNOT dress / medium

 

 

Vintage 1960s mod BLUE AS BLAZES dress / medium large

Vintage 1960s mod BLUE AS BLAZES dress / medium large

 

 

Vintage 1960s READY, STEADY, GO! dress / medium

Vintage 1960s READY, STEADY, GO! dress / medium

 

 

Vintage 1960s TWIST OF LIME skort romper / medium large

Vintage 1960s TWIST OF LIME skort romper / medium large

 

 

Vintage 1970s SUMMER OF LOVE maxi dress / XS

Vintage 1970s SUMMER OF LOVE maxi dress / XS

 

 

Vintage 1940s little girl's turquoise cotton dress with daisy appliques

Vintage 1940s little girl’s turquoise cotton dress w/ daisy appliques

 

All the images are linked!

If any of the links take you to the shop storefront and not the item itself, it’s because the item has already sold! So grab ‘em before they’re gone!

<3

Christy

Beach

Photo from Pinterest

If you’re like me and looking out your window to a snowy, cold, dreary day and wishing you were laying on a hot beach listening to the surf hit the sand, this post is for you. Or better yet…maybe YOU ARE taking a vacation this winter, you lucky little snow bird. If that’s the case, these hot weather-worthy essentials are perfect for some fun in the sun! All of them are available in the shop now. Either way, let this post inspire warm, beachy thoughts in all of us!

(All images are linked!)

1980s white cotton boat neck sweater and 1960s checkered walking shorts

Wear these two together!
1980s white cotton boat neck sweater and 1960s checkered walking shorts

Sweater here / Shorts here

Vintage green chambray a-line skirt / XS

Vintage green chambray a-line skirt / XS

 

Vintage 1960s Hawaiian maxi skirt / Medium

Vintage 1960s Hawaiian maxi skirt / Medium

 

Vintage 1960s colorful linen dress / Medium

Vintage 1960s colorful linen dress / Medium

 

Vintage 1970s cotton rompers / Medium

Vintage 1970s cotton rompers / Medium

Orange romper here / Blue romper here

Feeling warmer? I am! How many days till spring?

<3

Christy

 

 

 

Well, hello there 2015! You sure came up fast!

To all my Thrifty Vintage Kittens out there…this year is going to be a great one for the business. Lots of fun ahead, so stay tuned. If you haven’t already noticed, I’ve included a sign up box for a newsletter (I’m starting a newsletter!). You’ll want to sign up for that because there is where you’ll be the first to hear about sales (special, readers-only sales!), shop announcements, and lots fun vintage eye candy always!

2014 was great for Thrifty Vintage Kitten and 2015 is going to be even better. My shop is not here to be average. It’s here to be awesome. I want to bring you all the very best, the very coolest, the very most wearable vintage out there. Thrifty Vintage Kitten is vintage fashion for the modern girl and I’ll show you how to incorporate stellar vintage pieces into your wardrobe so you don’t look like a cartoon character. :)

To get things started, here’s a few of the shop’s latest offerings. Grab them before they’re gone!

 

Vintage 1960s TIDES OF TIME silk organza party dress

Vintage 1960s TIDES OF TIME silk organza party dress / small

Vintage 1960s BICOASTAL silk linen dress / small

Vintage 1960s BICOASTAL silk linen dress / small

Vintage 1960s SO BERRY PRETTY silk linen dress / medium

Vintage 1960s SO BERRY PRETTY silk linen dress / medium

Vintage 1960s RISE AND SHINE wool dress / medium

Vintage 1960s RISE AND SHINE wool dress (with pockets!) / medium

Vintage 1960s ESSIE silk linen suit / Small

Vintage 1960s ESSIE silk linen 2-piece suit / small

Vintage 1960s CITY BEAT belted wool dress / medium

Vintage 1960s CITY BEAT belted wool dress / medium

Vintage 1950s GUEST EDITOR wool dress / medium

Vintage 1950s GUEST EDITOR wool dress / medium

 

Thank you all for making 2014 so great. Cheers to the start of another! And don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter!

<3

Christy

Vintage Dress Talon Zephyr

While listing this dress in my shop I realized I had stumbled upon a little bit of history! The tag on the dress reads, “Revolutionary new nylon closure. Talon Zephyr. Virtually snag proof and “self-healing.” If fabric should catch, bend fastener in half and pull apart–zip to bottom and up, Zephyr heals itself.”

So I did some research to learn what this “revolutionary” new technology was they were talking about. Metal zippers were used almost exclusively from the 1940s until 1960 and most often into the ’60s, but in 1960 a company, Talon Inc., introduced the nylon zipper (something we are all very familiar with now!). This dress happens to be one of the early adopters of this “new” technology.

These nylon zippers were not immediately popular, but you will find one from time to time, as I did with this dress. Pretty remarkable to find a dress like this with its tags still attached.

Here are a couple advertisements for the Talon Zephyr:

Talon Zephyr

 

Talon Zephyr

 

What I most love about vintage fashion is that each garment is literally a piece of history. When you own a vintage 1960s dress, for instance, you are holding in your hand a piece of the 60s. The world was a completely different place than it is now, and you get a taste of that. When you wear a 1950s prom dress, you are wearing history. Someone who shopped at very different stores than we shop at, who dated boys in a different way than we do now, danced to music we don’t listen to anymore IN THAT DRESS. It’s like a time casual. I’ll never get over how cool that is.

This dress is available in the shop now.

 

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Thrifty Vintage Kitten

American Hustle

American Hustle may not have the best script, but the fashion alone makes it worth seeing! American hustle fashion

american hustle fashion

american hustle fashion

american hustle fashion

You can get fabulous fashions like these at Thrifty Vintage Kitten. Here are some great looks you can get now!

Vintage 1970s Halter Dress

Vintage 1970s Cocktail Dress

Vintage Lambs Wool Trench

Vintage 1970s Leather Trench

Vintage 1970s sundress

Vintage 1970s Heels

Vintage 1970s Pink Skirt and Crop Top

For all these dresses and more, go here. If you have any trouble finding something, just leave me a comment below and I’d be happy to help you!

Be sure to check out Thrifty Vintage Kitten for a huge selection of vintage clothing for men, women, and children! Always stocked and always new inventory!

<3

Christy