Loving the 50′s and Retro Accessories at Unique Vintage


Disclaimer: The Fashionable Housewife received the following product in exchange for writing a review. While we consider it a privilege to receive free products to review, our reviews are our honest opinion and thoughts of the product.

Come take a modern step back in time with Unique Vintage.  Unique Vintage has styles from the 40′s, 50′s, flapper dresses, great swimsuits, and accessories for the modern Fashionable Housewife.   Mother’s Day is fast approaching and Unique Vintage has something for every mom out there!  This housewife needed an update on her kitchen wardrobe, with this  Frosting Halter Apron.



This halter apron covered in cupcakes brought a lot of fun to the kitchen.  The halter “dress” look adds a flirty side, which is always fun.  I had family over for dinner and wore my new Frosting Halter Apron and got lots of compliments.  Bring more fun into cooking and serving, head to Unique Vintage and order yours today!

I also received a Velvet Rhinestone Eyeglass Case.

Eyeglass Case

This hot pink case is easy to find in my purse and really soft.  The glasses design in rhinestones are just adorable!  These eyeglass cases were also in a recent edition of Redbook Magazine.  They have an easy close clasp, the inside is a soft lining to protect your glasses also.

Unique Vintage also is great for birthdays, wedding party gifts, and everyday wear.  Did I mention that Unique Vintage also has Prom and Bridal Wear too?

Mother’s Day is sneaking up fast! Go to Unique Vintage today and order your Mother’s Day gift Now!

I received the item mentioned above in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I did not receive compensation for this post. 

Day 9 – Little Black Dress from Stop Staring! ($150)

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

Little Black Dress

from StopStaring.com

Absolutely gorgeous, right? Well you could be wearing this dress by New Year’s! This dress is definitely one that you will want to add to your Stop Staring! little black dress collection. “Crush” is the ideal dress for all your special events. Great for Holiday parties too! Stop Staring’s rockabilly and vintage clothing is perfect for any occasion.

This gorgeous dress features a sweetheart neckline with pleating. Features a fitted waistline, illusion pocket lining, pleating that comes down from the pocket, the dress opens into a faux wrap skirt that ends at an always-classy below-the-knee length. The millennium fabric stretches and is contrivable. The dress zips up the back.

We are so excited to partner with Stop Staring! to offer you lovely ladies a chance to win this amazing dress that isn’t even available to purchase on their website yet!

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Enter our Fossil Vintage Revival Pinterest Contest!

This post brought to you by Fossil. All opinions are 100% mine.

It all started with the desire for the perfect vintage-inspired bag. It had to be classic, of course, but remarkable in its design. With this in mind, Fossil created the Vintage Revival collection. Crafted from hand-burnished Heirloom leather (the richest, most coveted leather to date), this collection draws inspiration from the iconic vintage silhouettes and styling details of the past to create a timeless look that transcends the ages in an intense way. This fall, Fossil updated all of their favorite and best-selling styles in an exotic crocodile-embossed leather, stunning giraffe-printed hair calf, and rich colors, like spruce green and a warm rust color.

We know you'll adore Fossil Vintage Revival Handbags

The covetable details include the timeless design, heirloom leather and the gorgeous Fall colors like soft yellow, rust, pecan, spruce green and giraffe hair calf.

The Vintage Revival Collection pays homage to the iconic vintage silhouettes of the past with a timeless design and impeccable detailing that gets more remarkable as the years go by. Coupled with their new, exclusive Heirloom variety of leather, this collection exceeds all expectation with a stunning, variegated finish and a level of quality you just can’t grasp until you feel it for yourself.


I can think of so many outfits I could pair with these gorgeous bags. I think my favorite is the Small Flap Handbag that comes in red, navy, brown and my favorite… the Metallic embossed leather. Here are three outfits I would wear with this gorgeous bag…


French Bulldog Sweater Set Outfit

Moto Jacket & Polka Dot Sweater Blouse

Bow Dress with Green Suede Boots


I could come up with so many more outfits to go with this adorable handbagm but now it's YOUR turn!


We've teamed up with Fossil to offer our readers a chance to win one of the gorgeous and amazing handbags! We think the Small Flap Handbag is one of the cutest in their Vintage Revival Collection and one of the most versatile bags as well! See details below on how to enter for a chance to win this gorgeous handbag!

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1. Create a pin board on Pinterest titled "Fossil Vintage Revival Contest" and pin pictures to create an outfit you’d pair with a Vintage Revival handbag. Include #FossilVintageRevival in each Pinterest Pin.

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RevengeIs Retro “Organic Tomato Soup” Tee

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Today’s Outfit: Lee Jeans & Energie Boat Shoes

My incredibly handsome (in my humble opinion) husband of 8 years is wearing a pair of Lee Vintage Slim Leg Jeans in Diablo (retail $58) with a vintage tee.

These jeans are from Lee’s new Fall 2012 collection. You can purchase these jeans at Lee.com and on Amazon.com.

Lee is gearing up for Lee National Denim Day – a movement that encourages people to go casual for a cause during the month of October. You can join the Denim Day movement any day of the month by wearing your jeans and donating $5 to the American Cancer Society to help those living with breast cancer.

Lee National Denim Day is proud to partner with the American Cancer Society for the first time this year! All donations will help the American Cancer Society support life-saving screenings in communities nationwide, bring hope and care to those traveling for cancer treatment and invest in groundbreaking cancer research.

It is estimated that 229,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone. We’re inviting you to help decrease this number by joining us in supporting Lee National Denim Day.

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Smitten NYC $100 Shopping Spree Giveaway *CLOSED*

Congratulations to Julie who won the $100 Shopping Spree for Smitten NYC!

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Thank you to everyone who entered!

We’ve teamed up with smart and sexy Smitten NYC to offer our readers a chance to win a $100 shopping spree!

Retro details mixed with modern cuts making Smitten NYC a line that is easy to fall in love with. Inspired by 1940′s romance comic books, their items have a vintage feel and easy functionality.

You have the chance to win $100 shopping spree to their online web store. One lucky reader will win and get to choose $100 (or less) worth of items from www.smittennyc.com! They have so many cute items, you’ll have a hard time narrowing down your choices!


Visit www.smittennyc.com and pick out $100 (or less) worth of items that you want to win! Then come back here and leave a comment on this post and tell me what you picked out!!! (Include links to the items you want in your comment.)

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Contest runs from August 31st till September 12th, 2010. Last chance to enter is Sept 12th at 11:59pm ET. Winner will be chosen with random.org and notified by email on or before September 30th and asked for full name, address and phone number (for shipping purposes). If no response is given within 48 hours, a different winner will be chosen, so please be sure to check your email. Must be 18 or older to enter. Contest open to USA!

Prize will be provided and shipped directly by Smitten NYC within 2-8 weeks after winner has been notified.

Disclosure: We received a clothing item from Smitten NYC in exchange for holding this giveaway for our lovely readers!

Our main office will be in the process of moving to a new location in September, so please be patient with us during this time. We will choose winners and ship prizes as quickly as possible, but please allow 2-6 weeks after contest end to hear from us and receive prizes. Thank you for your cooperation!

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection Swatches & Review of Ingrid


Sultry Fall Colors Entice The Fashionable Palette

For Fall 2010, the China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection captures the vivid and saturated hues of the 1940’s with this seductively complex palette. These classic shades of the season recreate the timeless tableau of movie land mystique, perfect red pouts and steamy nights where swing was the scene!

As you can probably tell from our logo, we kinda like the whole 40′s style thing. This collection is no exception! It is probably my favorite China Glaze nail polish collection to date.

I was anxious to try the colors and the first one I picked was “Ingrid” – a creamy gray beige color with a gold shimmer in it.

I absolutely love this color because it’s not drab and dull like most greys. It’s a neutral that is a cross between a cool color and a warm color, so it really matches absolutely everything. A totally amazing color!

What do you think?

These multi-faceted jewel tones, rich reds, titillating taupes and smoldering sands are amazing. This collection deliverers a high octane 40’s era glamour with a sophisticated edge! I’ll be wearing these color for a long time…

The 12 colors in this collection include:

    * Riveter Rouge – Deep red shimmer
    * Foxy – Burgundy frost with shimmer
    * Goin’ My Way – Brown frost with copper shimmer
    * Classic Camel – Khaki crème with gold micro glitter
    * Swing Baby – Taupe frost with silver micro glitter
    * Ingrid – “Greige” crème with copper micro glitter
    * Hey Doll – Rose frost with shimmer
    * Bogie – Plum frost with shimmer
    * First Class Tocket – Deep purple frost with shimmer
    * Midnight Mission – Navy blue frost with silver micro glitter
    * Emerald Fitzgerald – Turquoise green frost with shimmer
    * Jitterbug – Grey chrome with silver micro glitter

I haven’t had a chance to try out the colors yet, although the entire collection is sitting here on my desk, calling my name. I can’t decide which color to try first! I promise I’ll post some swatches soon so you can see how gorgeous they are.

The China Glaze Vintage Vixen collection started shipping June 6th internationally and July 6th, 2010 domestically. All 12 colors will be available as open stock, in 6 piece box collections, a 12 piece counter display and a 36 piece rack. I’ll post links of where to purchase this collection online as soon as I find an online retailer carrying the collection!

As always, China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

I found “Ingrid” on The Beauty Clutch for $5.99 if you are anxious to buy it!

The featured product for this post was provided to me, at no cost, by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing and review. Opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.