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One Dress: Four Different Ways To Wear It

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One Dress: Four Different Ways To Wear It

When choosing a dress I always keep in mind where will I wear the dress and also think about the longevity of the dress for the cost. Many of the feminine vintage inspired dresses I choose for Adored Vintage I try find the balance of wearability and affordability. The Bel Canto Dress is a feminine dress that is so incredibly versatile and with it's abstract cream floral pattern against black and in a classic 1970s inspired wrap dress silhouette, it will be a dress you can wear time and time again, year after year.  The fabrication is that wonderful balance of...

Now Open! Adored Vintage Mercantile in Portland, Oregon!

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Now Open! Adored Vintage Mercantile in Portland, Oregon!

In the beginning of November we got the wonderful opportunity to open up an Adored Vintage clothing & home lifestyle shop in Portland, Oregon! Back in July I had done a blog post on doing a "brick & mortar" that wasn't a brick & mortar and well now... Adored Vintage Mercantile is open for business! AV Mercantile is inside Urbanite a large 15,000 sq ft warehouse that hosts over 40+ curated shops inside focusing on interior design, decor, and lifestyle.  Adored Vintage is one of the few vendors at Urbanite that carries clothing and the ONLY one that focuses on...

A Vintage Inspired Outfit for an Autumn afternoon stroll in Paris...

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A Vintage Inspired Outfit for an Autumn afternoon stroll in Paris...

Imagine yourself in Paris at this moment, in the 4th arrondisement... It's Autumn and surprisingly warm for this time of year. You've just stopped briefly at Notre Dame and now walking along the stone cobbled streets along the Siene. You have your vintage inspired basket purse casually slung on one arm thankful it's roomy enough to hold your travel camera, a croissant for the train ride, all your beauty essentials, and several vintage postcards of France to send back to your friends.  A boat trails down the river slowly, leaving a ripple of waves behind it that the late October sun...

How to Wear A Beret

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How to Wear A Beret

Wearing a beret has become synonymous with French vintage inspired style and here at Adored Vintage we'll always opt to wear this charming and classic accessory in the cooler months of the year.  But perhaps you'll ask yourself "How do I wear a beret?" if it's not an accessory you are well versed with. Well, the photos above are a great example of how to wear a beret! These images we've curated show how berets were worn in the 1930s and 1940s to the 1970s and the 1990s and more modern day.  We prefer to wear berets tilted on our heads...

Meet the Team: Enchanté Devon!

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Meet the Team: Enchanté Devon!

Devon joined the Adored Vintage family recently and I would like to introduce you to her! This ginger haired Irish dancing gal takes care of all our email correspondences and also prettily packages up all your orders with care and attention.  You might also be familiar with Devon because she has appeared in a few photo projects for Adored Vintage, the first being from a couple years ago when a few other creative women in Portland and I collaborated on a romantic and feminine Autumnal photoshoot. (Here is a pic from that below!) So let's get to know Devon a bit better, shall...

New Arrivals / A Palette Inspired by Nature...

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New Arrivals / A Palette Inspired by Nature...

I adore Autumn because the colors are so soothing and inspiring for me. It's no big secret that here at Adored Vintage we tend to favor the colors of Fall and soft neutrals that are timeless and will stand the test of time (and trends!)  It is so important to me that Adored Vintage carries clothing that you can wear year after season with the changes of the season. My inspiration stems from classic and feminine vintage clothing and to me really good vintage clothing are those pieces that live on and on, like a cotton midi button up day...

Adored Vintage Mercantile: Modern French Country Home & Gifts

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Adored Vintage Mercantile: Modern French Country Home & Gifts

The Adored Vintage Mercantile shop in Portland, Oregon is underway and ready for you to come visit! Our shop is inside Urbanite in Portland, Oregon, an old paper warehouse turned shopping destination in SE Portland filled with petite shops inside with curated antique, vintage, and modern finds for your home.  The AV Mercantile is one of the few shops inside Urbanite that sells clothing and the only shop that sells modern vintage inspired clothing (some of which will be exclusive to the Mercantile and not available online). Our shop is open 9-6 every day, so do come by and visit! ...

Le Mood: The Quiet of the Country

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Le Mood: The Quiet of the Country

We are forever inspired by the quiet and landscapes of the countryside. Whether it's in New England, the Midwest, England, or France... there is something so serene about the countryside. A perfect blending of Nature tamed by human hands but not overly tempered.  For us the countryside and comforts there is where human nature harmonizes with the natural wild of Mother Earth. Where the land is tilled and harvests are grown and yet no buildings of steel or glass exist. Where animals graze on pastures yet none are held in cages like a zoo. The country is where life slows...

A Candid Tour of the Adored Vintage Office

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A Candid Tour of the Adored Vintage Office

We all know by now that what you see on people's social media accounts is the highlights reel of their life...and the same goes for businesses. What you see on the Adored Vintage Instagram are planned and curated images to tell the story of Adored Vintage, the brand.  I think it is equally important to share real life things too. So here are photos I snapped on a Saturday afternoon at the studio when it was just me working there. I didn't clean anything, I didn't move anything. Nothing was styled or propped. It was photographed exactly as is. You can...

A Saturday at the Portland Farmer's Market

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A Saturday at the Portland Farmer's Market

If you are ever visiting Portland, Oregon and you're wondering what to do on a Saturday morning, may we suggest visiting the Portland Farmer's Market at PSU? There are actually quite a few Portland Farmer's Market, but the one in the SW  promenade near the university is one of the larger ones and quite the gathering place and wonderful for people watching. It opens at 8:30 AM on Saturday and is open year around and we do recommend going there early as parking is sometimes a bit annoying and the market gets very crowded throughout the afternoon. We love browsing all the...

We Won't Say Adieu Yet...

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We Won't Say Adieu Yet...

What sort of season are you? We were chatting at the studio last week about being girls of summer or fall...some women have proclivities towards certain types of weather. Ashe is very much a summer girl. She loves the warm sun against her skin, her ideal day would be spent strolling a small coastal town in the Mediterranean wearing a feminine floral dress. As for myself... I'm an Autumn girl. But early Autumn when it's still warm enough to wear a dress paired with a cozy cardigan. When you can still wear a pretty vintage inspired camisole underneath a super soft...

More Small Updates Around the Shop...

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More Small Updates Around the Shop...

As Adored Vintage moves more and more into focusing on modern vintage styles, there are going to be some minor changes made around the website to make shopping a bit easier.  Upcoming Changes to Navigation - The Dresses category will be simplified and all vintage dresses will be in its own subcategory (you can still shop by Eras if you go under the Vintage main category and choose the era). - Outerwear and Sweaters will be combined into one category. - I'm working on a new category for "Shop by Outfits" New Shop Categories Coming Soon - Denim will make...

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