Monday, October 29, 2012

Polka in Black & White

What I'm Wearing:
Polka Dot Blouse: Thrifted (Vintage) (look-a-like)
Skirt: Banana Republic (look-a-like 1) (look-a-like 2)
Shoes: Guess @ TJMaxx (look-a-like)
Glasses: Ray Ban

Friday, October 26, 2012

Haily (hearts) Polka Dots!

We have one more satisfied customer!

Haily adores polka dots. 
And looks adorable (adorbs, if you will) in them!
This item is now sold! Happily ever after.
Thanks for shopping at The Vintage Effect, Haily!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Unintentional Match

Maybe it's because it's finally Fall and we're busting out our favorite Fall colors.
But I just love the unintentional match.
The {yellow-green sweater, with white & navy blue accents and yellow shoes} match.
It's dreamy.
Almost as dreamy as good friends.

What we're wearing:
Michelle (on the left)
Sweater: Nordstrom (look-a-like)
Blouse: Forever 21(look-a-like)
Pants: Anthropologie (look-a-like)
Shoes: Target (look-a-like)

Beth (on the right)
Sweater: Loft (look-a-like)
Dress: Target (look-a-like)
Belt: Knott's Berry Farms Gift Shop. Haha! (look-a-like)
Shoes: A little store in Calistoga, CA. :) (look-a-like)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Black and Blues

What I'm Wearing:
Top: Thrifted (Target) (look-a-like)
Skirt: Thrifted (vintage) (look-a-like from delatlanta on etsy)
Belt: Thrifted (look-a-like)
Shoes: Maurices
Bracelet: Cookie Lee (Email Jessica at if you'd like to host a party or place an order!)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Steph Dazzles in the Blue Boatneck with Stripes!

One of my assistants at work has had her eye on our pretty blue boat neck dress with stripes. And she bought it today! She tried it on at work and even let me take a couple of pictures of her in it! It fits her like a dream! Thanks for loving vintage items like we do, Steph! 


We love satisfied customers! 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Vintage Measurements

I found a great post on how to take measurements of Vintage Clothing at Wickedly Divine Vintage.

At The Vintage Effect, all of our garments are placed on a flat surface to be measured. The bust, waist and hip inches are then doubled. The best way to ensure a good fit is to compare the measurements of a garment you are interested in buying to those of a similar piece of clothing you already own.

To be safe on your sizing, it is a good idea to add about an inch or so to your measurements when comparing them to the measurements listed on our site. That way you know you'll have some room to work with. If you receive an item and the fit is completely wrong, we will offer store credit for the purchase price.

Lastly, if you have any questions at all about sizing, just email us! We'll try to answer your questions before you make a purchase. Our email address is

Happy Shopping!

Friday, October 12, 2012

We are in business!

 It's a beautiful day!
We have made our VERY first Etsy sale. And it is so exciting!

This little bag has been sold to a someone in far-away Canada 
who will love its vintage-ness for years to come!

And we are just so gosh-darn grateful.  
We're in business. 
And we couldn't be happier about it. :)
Thanks, y'all!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Little Black (and Gold) Dress

*This item is for sale at our etsy shop*

We love this dress.
And this girl.

This little number is for sale and just waiting for the right little lady to snatch it up and wear it to a fabulous party.
The ruffles are magical.
The gold flower detail is both intricate and eye-catching.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Vintage Effect Is Live!

Hello Everyone!

I don't know if you've ever opened a shop. We haven't. It's exciting!
Check out our newly listed items at The Vintage Effect on Etsy. We hope you'll find something you like! If you don't, keep checking back because:

1. We like the thrift store hunts. Often. We'll do the hunting for you!
2. We love the effect vintage clothing, vintage dishes, vintage homes, vintage photographs (you getting the drift) have on people. Thus, The Vintage Effect!
3. Vintage is in. Always.

Here's a small glimpse of the many items we have available:

Check back here on our blog for some outfits we've put together if you need the inspiration or the courage!

Beth & Robin