Fave Finds: Amber’s Vintage Velvet Blazer

Who:  Amber R. Nelson from Un Petit Fauve

What: Vintage, cherry red, velvet blazer

Where: A flea market in Petaluma, California

How Much: $5

When I Use It: “This is the perfect blazer for cold weather in general!  I can style it with pretty much anything: minidresses, antique lace skirts, black skinny jeans, etc.  I love that I can dress it up and dress it down!”

Shopping Tips: “Get to know your local vintage vendors.  It’s always nice to go to a flea market or a brick-and-mortar vintage shop and feel welcome.  It makes the experience extra fun.  Plus, your vintage-selling friends will get to know your personal tastes and can help point you in the direction of items they think you’d like.”

HEY, READERS! We know you’re the cleverest vintage hunters around, which is why we want to hear the story of your Fave Find! E-mail favefinds@modcloth.com with a picture of you with your favorite vintage find (a rare record, a perfect pair of boots, or any other treasure), and answer the following: Who, What, Where, How Much, When I Use It, and Shopping Tips!


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    Andrea 01/03/2012 at 12:34 pm #

    I have been shopping at Modcloth for the past 4 years. There has been a lot of changes, but honestly, one of the best changes has been ladies giving their measurements in the review section. Dress sizes and general comments like “If you’re busty this will fit tight” are too situational because what someone might call busty another might call normal. Measurements allow me to not only read the review but also realistically compare my own measurements to what they are saying. I most definitely get a real visual picture of what a girl’s shape is, how it is or isn’t like mine, and how the dress will then look on me. Knowing your measurements help. A purchase from Modcloth awhile back supplied me with a measuring tape that was super handy. Sometimes pieces run tight, or a material won’t allow stretch, knowing measurements lets me know how this info will effect me. Don’t be afraid of your shape! Measurements are wonderful and I greatly appreciate them!

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    Lauren Helen 01/03/2012 at 7:53 pm #

    That’s so gorgeous! I think there’s something extra special about that one super versatile item that you found by chance in a thrift store rack!

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    Amanda 01/05/2012 at 2:27 pm #

    I just adore the red velvet blazer. The fact that it is velvet and red I find very fab!! That’s a steal for $5.00. I love these posts because I can find some real splendid blogs.

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