Heart of Haute Blog
Is your closet prepared to handle all of the adventures that summer 2015 will bring? Heart of Haute has the new dresses, shoes, skirts, and tops that you need to look as amazing as you feel.
Are you looking at a summer filled with life-changing events? Graduating, getting married, or just starting a new job? A new life certainly calls for new clothes. A versatile outfit that mixes power and femininity can be found in our Diva Suit. With a peplum waist, the Diva Jacket has shades of the 1940s. The fitted Diva skirt has princess seams, a high waist, and a flare at the knee. In black, these basic pieces are anything but boring – at the office or going out. Our vintage-inspired Diva Jacket and Skirt will give you lots of outfit options to mix and match. Need some new shoes for the office? Check out our picks from Bettie Page shoes.
In Ivory, the Diva suit is a bold choice for a unique retro bride – just add gloves, a hat with a veil, and a big corsage. Ava Gardner and Marilyn Monroe both got married wearing suits! The Milan Dress in the new subtly shimmering patterned Regency Ivory fabric is also a striking vintage bridal look. Want a 1950s inspired wedding dress with sleeves? Try the Monte Carlo Dress – also in Regency Ivory.
Thankfully, we all have a life outside of the office – and weddings! Are you ready for a fun summer season of parties and long weekend getaways? Whether you have road trips, concerts, or car shows to attend, we have an attention-getting vintage inspired look for you.
Heart of Haute’s new Madison Dress has a full skirt, cap sleeves, and buttons up the front. Princess seams and a waist tie ensure a perfect fit for every body! In 100% high quality cotton gingham, Madison will keep you cool and crisp all summer long. Our Monte Carlo Dress has always been a best seller – in more formal fabrics. This summer, are offering this amazing full skirted shirt dress style in the same quality cotton gingham.
Our Doilie print, in both black and aqua, is flying out the door! Grab some in a new sundress style – the Lauren Dress has criss-cross straps, and A-line skirt, and a size zipper for a great fit. Try the Bettie Page Elsa flats in black or pink for a comfortable day of stylish summer sight-seeing.
Gingham and flowers are a little too sweet for you? Heart of Haute has a new selection of bold, geometric Mod prints to get you swinging in 1960s style. Our new Caroline shift dress has cap sleeves, hidden side pocket and princess seams. Our sleeveless Carina shift dress has awesome details – adjustable buckled shoulder straps, and a matching belt. Try our above the knee A line Coco Skirt to keep cool while making a strong impression.
Has this extra chilly winter got you feeling blue? Never fear, honeys... springtime is closer than you think! And we at least will give you a little taste of what you have to look forward to in the coming months! But don't worry... we won't give away all the secrets! ;)
Springtime? FLORALS! Of course. There will be quite a few completely new styles this season, from the Mandie Bee & Teresa Marie Studios lines! However for the sake of bloggyness (and because we haven't photographed the samples yet) we're going to focus on PRINTS! Because that's an important factor in every shopper's mindset.
This one we lovingly call 'Blush' as it is the perfect shade of rosy pink! Uhh, I just adore it, don't you? This one will be featured on a brand new dress style that, in a few words, can be described as the Monique dress' big, billowy sister! The Mercedes dress! As always, start planning your spring wardrobe by keeping a close eye on our 'Coming Soon' section!
Tiki Oasis is one of the biggest and best-known tiki weekenders in America. Every year they have a vintage-appropriate a theme, and in 2014 it was Beatniks. Even if you didn't make it to Tiki Oasis, you can still dig this crazy retro style with Heart of Haute.
Beatniks was the nickname given to those who participated in the subculture based around the Beat Generation, a postwar movement in art and literature. Author Jack Kerouac coined the term Beat Generation in 1948 as a way to describe the new anti-materialistic counter culture groups that were forming around the country. Like most subcultures, it eventually became a stereotype and Halloween costume joke, but not before inspiring many great artists, musicians and writers.
Beatnik style for women might not look that transgressive or exciting to us today, but try to remember what mainstream style was like in the late 1940s and early 1950s. For women, it was full skirts, elaborate details, heavily styled hair and makeup - overall extremely feminine. In contrast to this, the beatnik girl's simple hair, androgynous black and stripes, and flat shoes were very rebellious. If you want to work this lesser-known 1950s style, we have the groovy knits and dark shades that you need, beret not included!
Try our classic Super Spy Dress, the Spy Top, or Trixie top. Put on some iconographic beatnik stripes with our Tara top, Ella Top, Janie Top, or our Cropped Cardigan. Try the Sassy Skirt in black for a sleek, daring look - with no frills! Beat dullsville and stay cool with Heart of Haute!
Another ageless style is the Shirt Dress. This dress speaks to the gal that wants to look classy for work and tasteful for lunch with the friends. If your heart is going “pitter- patter” for this dress, then we have what your heart desires. The Monte Carlo Dress from our Heart of Haute Line. We offer it in a variety of colors, and can guarantee a comfortable fit! We even offer it sleeveless, in our Milan Dress.And to our groovy mod gals, I didn’t forget about you! To all the mod gals digging the mid 1960’s fashion, we too can contribute to your fabulous wardrobe! Let’s take a look at this little hot sleeveless number! Perfect for some fun in the sun, or for riding your scooter! We now carry our own little mod version as well. From our Mandie Bee Line, the Doreen Dress in Houndstooth is a great addition to your 60’s collection. We also offer this dress in a variety of prints. Here at Heart of Haute, we are always getting inspired from the timeless vintage and retro looks. With our guarantee of great quality, as well as a comfortable fit, you can’t go wrong. Signing out Miss. A Heart of Haute Contributer