Thursday, June 30, 2011

Seeing Dots, Polka Dots!!






I spent a lot of time on the computer today which left me seeing dots - but no more than I normally see on any given day now (thanks to a great eye surgeon).  After adding the beautiful green maxi dress above to my Etsy shop, I thought I'd treat you to the other dotted items available at Duncan Loves Tess. Dots are fun on clothing, but if you are experiencing floaters or flashes of light be sure to see your Doctor!  



Wednesday, June 29, 2011

1950's Vintage Rockabilly Summer Dress

Just had to share!





$125 USD
at Duncan Loves Tess on Etsy
http://www.etsy.com/listing/76873725/sting-like-a-bee-vintage-50s-60s

Monday, June 27, 2011

New Items at Duncan Loves Tess


I found this suit and immediately thought of Linda Evans in the 80's TV show Dynasty. She and her cohort in crime, Joan Collins, wore some of the most glamours outfits you will ever see on prime time and I can envision either one duking it out in this magnificent suit.  The suit is made by A.J. Bari, aka Kay Unger, of 100% silk.  The jacket sits slightly off the shoulder, classic and romantic.  A flattering "A" line skirt completes the suit.  Best of all, orange is this seasons hottest color!

$65.00 USD
http://www.etsy.com/listing/76720109/vintage-aj-bari-orange-purple-and-teal


For something a little more casual this vintage maxi dress will do the trick.  I love authentic 60's Hawaiian dresses and someday will share with you a few I have kept tucked away in a closest for myself.  I would have kept this one as well if I thought I could ever manage to squeeze into it.  This dress is not made in Hawaii, but the pattern and style would fool most.  Made of polyester knit the dress was designed by Ruth Walter.

$36.00 USD
http://www.etsy.com/listing/76635791/vintage-1960s-hawaiian-blue-floral-maxi


This skirt has it all, maxi length, high waist, cool cotton fabric.  A great 1980's Alexander Campbell design. Add a vintage white blouse and wide brimmed straw hat and treat yourself to a stroll through a fabulous public garden like beautiful Elizabeth Park below.

$34.00 USD
http://www.etsy.com/listing/76683839/alexander-campbell-cotton-stripped-maxi

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Water Lilies on a Koi Pond

Oh, the serenity of a koi pond when the water lilies are in bloom!





 ****Koi Pond Photographs by Kyle Roncaioli****

Looking for a lovely vintage dress to wear to your next garden party, how about this late 1980's day lilly maxi.  Available at Duncan Loves Tess on Etsy.




$32.00
http://www.etsy.com/listing/76575251/day-lilly-maxi-summer-dress

Other dresses in shop
http://www.etsy.com/shop/DuncanLovesTess?section_id=8023162


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Beach Blues!

Its cold and raining at the beach so blue has become my favorite color this week. Check our the sale running in my Etsy shop to help brighten up my days, 10% off when you use the coupon code, Summersail10.  Thats "sail" for "sale".







1980s Stenay Beaded Dress

1960s Blue Polyester Day Dress

Ocean Blue Brooch

Ocean free, dresses and brooch available for purchase at Duncan Loves Tess Vintage

Friday, June 10, 2011

Summer Sale at Duncan Loves Tess

While we are on vacation we are running a special summer sale at Duncan Loves Tess.  Use the coupon code "summersail10" (yes, summer is sailing by) at checkout to receive 10% off your order.  All orders will ship on June 20th.  Below are a few of the great items you will find in the shop this week.


60's Graphic Shirt Waist Dress


80's Orange & White Cotton T-Shirt Dress


60's Mini Tent Dress




Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fashion and Flowers

I've taken a little time off from posting here to work on my Etsy shop and in my garden.  Thought I would share some of the beautiful blooms happening today.  I also listed some nice dresses and shirts with lots of flowers for those of you who prefer to bring the garden indoors.







***Flower photographs courtesy of Kyle Roncaioli***


Vintage 70's Gauze Blouse by Wayne Rogers
$38.00
http://www.etsy.com/listing/75254847/1970s-multi-color-gauze-flower-button


Vintage 70's Halter Dress
$42.00
http://www.etsy.com/listing/73844964/you-rock-it-1970s-polyester-flower-child


Vintage 80's Bubble Dress by Maggie London
$45.00
http://www.etsy.com/listing/75278429/1980s-glam-bubble-dress

Items above available for purchase at Duncan Loves Tess on Etsy