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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Vintage Wear Part 2

I hope you enjoyed Vintage Wear Part 1 profiling a new favorite etsy shop. I'm back with another one to show off to you, though I almost hate giving away my "secret sources"! ;)

First, let me just show you the shirt. Notice the buttons.

I'll just wait while you take it all in. :)

I can almost hear your squeals of delight from wherever you are in the world, because I had the same ones when I first saw it!

I had been keeping my eye on it for a couple weeks, I think, and was honestly lucky that no one else swooped in and got it! I was waiting to find out if we were having a girl or boy. I don't know why I waited, really, but I wanted it to be my gift to myself upon finding out the news because I knew it was gonna be a big day either way. And since we're having a baby girl, the pink and lavender are just somehow even more delightful.'s those BUTTONS that really got me!!! Sigh. And with seller DOTTO's funny description, it was impossible to resist:

daaaang, now I kind of want to be pregnant. and a 50s housewife.

I present:
the SWEETEST sugar plum bunny top in all of baby bump land

I mean, is she wrong that it's the sweetest top ever? I'm not exactly sure which decade this top is from...50s? 80s? (It does have machine wash instructions on the label.) But who cares? God, it's adorable! KameraWhore and I found a little playground that seemed just right for taking pictures.

And in case you were wondering, DOTTO isn't a maternity shop. She just happened to have this sweet little find. Once again, if you love vintage wear and totally unique finds, this shop is gonna be one of your new go-to's!

Top three reasons to buy from this shop:

1) The clothes range from sexy to frilly to funky. You'll be as unique as the clothes are when you wear them because you won't see anyone else in the same thing. There are super girly dresses, tops, swimsuits, shoes, even lingerie. I'm serious - there's some really cool stuff for sale. Here's a little sampling.

2) Shop owner Nicole donates proceeds to these charities:

PAWS Chicago . no kill animal shelter
KEEN . recreational activities for disabled kiddos
SitStayRead . literacy program for at-risk youth
Benton House . south Chicago food pantry

...and also donates toward Japan aid.

How can you not feel good about that?

3) Nicole is really funny. You can already gather that from the top's description above. You can also find that humor in her Shop Announcement, Profile, and even her Shop Policies. We’ve corresponded a few times, and her personality comes through there too. It makes shopping that much more fun! I swear she’s as excited for me to have this top as I am.

And wanna know something that just really made my day? Finding out that Nicole had actually run across our blog before I ever bought the shirt! I told her I would be blogging about it once I got it, and that's when she told me. As big as the world wide web is...I guess it's still a small world after all!

She has generously offered a discount to our readers as well! 
So now you have nothing stopping you. 
Just use this coupon code at checkout for 12% off anything in the store:


Happy shopping!!

Skinny jeans: Loved by Heidi Klum for Motherhood
Sandals: thrifted
Lipstick: Great Pink Planet by Lime Crime

~ Jenarcissist