Tiki Oasis 2014 outfit ideas

Tiki Oasis Outfit Ideas. Tiki Oasis is an entire weekend for bohemians and tiki aficionados! Featuring educational symposiums on lots of different topics, music, burlesque, a marketplace, dancing, tiki drinks - all that good stuff! It's easy to plan your Tiki Oasis Outfit with Heart of Haute's tiki style dresses and separates.

Magnificent Metallics!

metallicsss Who doesn't love a gorgeous shiny metallic?  Whether your favorite is cool silver, classic gold, bohemian bronze, or shimmering pearl, metallics flatter your skin tone and provide eye-catching detail. odyssey Our new 'Odyssey' print features a lovely light-catching tableau of gold, bronze, silver and pearl bursts on a black background.  Available in the Monique Dress, Twirl Skirt, and new Marie Dress. PicMonkey Collage The 'Azteca' print has been a fan favorite since it's debut a few months ago.  This fun fabric features multi colored patterns between gold strips. Available in the Gypsy Skirt and the flattering Marie Dress. moremetali We have a few new metallic fabrics also in the works - the 'Shimmer Slate' and 'Shimmer Gold' prints are lovely soft shimmering bursts in blue or gold on ivory backgrounds.  These little beauties are still being developed, swoon over them in our 'Coming Soon' section!

Coming Soon - Spring Prints!

We've got some treats in store for you, dolls!

The first new print that's coming soon is a lovely little fabric we call 'Peggy Plaid.' peggyPLAID ...and there may be a similar version in black and white! This new print comes in two versions - Gold and Slate.  'Shimmer Gold' is a lovely ivory background with bursts of gold.  This fabric and the dresses it's made in are subtly chic and quite lovely to behold. shimmergold

Our newest floral print, 'Isabella', is a gorgeous mixture of bright spring colors on a black background. isabella Need something new, now?  Check out our newest dress styles and fabrics >> here ! comingsoon

Late 1960s Fashion with Heart of Haute and Mad Men Season 7

Sunday nights are one of our favorites now that Mad Men is back! Few television shows have had the style impact of Mad Men - from the Banana Republic collections to the ubiquitous Joan Holloway Halloween costumes - Mad Men renewed an interest in retro style.

Mad Men began set in 1960, and the current season of Mad Men is set in 1969. American culture (and clothing styles) changed radically in those 10 years. The cinched waist and full skirt of the 1950s and early 1960s gave way to shift,  A-line, and babydoll dresses with much shorter skirts. Patterns ruled late 1960s and early 1970s fashion, from ethnic boho paisleys too bold mod optic pattern and stripes. Traditional patterns like florals were still around, but they got bolder and more abstract. Colored and patterned tights were popular, and costume jewelry became bigger and brighter, from brooches to earrings.

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If you want to rock a hip late 1960s look at work or out on the town, Heart of Haute has the vintage inspired essentials that you need. Our Ruby Dress has an A-line shape and peter pan collar - the Mini Daisy print is a graphic floral that any SCDP employee would love. Our tie-neck Estelle Blouse is an office essential - newly promoted Dawn would approve! 

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2014 Prom Picks!

Prom season is just around the corner!  Heart of Haute has a selection of styles and patterns for a perfect retro inspired prom.

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The Marseilles Dress is the perfect dance partner - with the exception of your date!  This full skirted swing dress is made from quality sateen fabric that's shiny and glamorous!  Choosing a black prom dress has it's perks - like the fact that you can pair it with any color scheme of accessories that you love!  Add the Eleanor polka dot velvet heel in black and white for a perfect pop of color.

aprilmaxineaquamystiquebp303-aglais-teal The Maxine Dress in Aqua Mystique is a lovely pick for those who want a bright color that's adorned with gold throughout the detailing.  Easily matched with gold accessories and teal shoes like the Aglais heel!

moshhhclose_2bp403-annalise-blk A more romantic look in red satin is the Juliet Dress.  This lovely sweetheart neckline dress features lace sleeves and back.  Add a classic heel like the Annalise by Bettie Page Shoes for the ultimate vintage silhouette!

amandanavydynastybpbartnettgold The Amanda Dress has a classic fit in lovely Navy Dynasty print.  Perfectly paired with the Barnet Heel by Bettie Page Shoes. Don't forget your petticoats!

<3 Ali for HoH

Solid Seperates

sweetseparates As the new season approaches, we're all taking a look at our wardrobes to see what we need to pack away until next winter.  But some pieces stay in through all seasons!  What might that be - basic staple pieces. I'm not talking about t-shirts (although I do accept their importance as sleepwear items), those are boring! I'm talking about making sure your solid separates are vintage inspired to match all those cute outfit pieces! circleskirtblack Who loves circle skirts? I know I do - they remind me of when I used to play dress up in my mom's old retro clothes.  Not only do circle skirts bring us back to an awesome time in fashion, they're still just as flirty and flattering as ever.  The all NEW Haute Circle Skirt in Black Sateen goes with just about any top, you can dress it up or down. This true circle skirt has lots of gathered fabric to twirl around in!   LilyTopCollage The Lily Top is made of the same slightly stretchy fabric you love on our classic Super Spy Dress, which is a little warmer so it works for ladies in cooler climates.  It's a quarter-length sleeved top adorned with a cute square knot tie around the collar. The Lily Top is a Haute Honey favorite because it goes so perfectly with our Gypsy Skirts. There's one to match all our fun prints!   newpencil_teal Pencil Skirts are great for ladies that work in an office!  Whether you like yours short, long, with a slit on the side, or belted, these vintage style skirts flatter all the right places. Our New Pencil Skirt in Teal is a staple for bright hue lovin' gals. Easily paired with florals or solids.   marilynteecollageThe Marilyn Tee is a classic off-the-shoulder top that comes in quite a few colors, even prints! Made from soft cotton, it's stretchy and curve-hugging. Wear totally off the shoulder for the classic pinup look, or bring the sleeves up, whichever look you prefer! Available in Black, Magenta, True Blue, Red, White, Slate Blue, Leopard, Spring Argyle, Aqua and Aqua Dot.   The secret to a wonderful wardrobe is to stock it with the right staple pieces.  Great separates last through all seasons and work well with all your special pieces.  Check out our entire selection of knit tops, blouses, and skirts!   <3 Ali for HoH    

Get the Look - Taylor Swift's Vintage Vibe

Love her or hate her, Taylor Swift has some pretty spiffy vintage style these days.  She's always had a taste for Old Hollywood glamour, but has shifted into a more retro look recently. This spring style she's sporting features a gathered a-line skirt in a light spring floral, complemented with a blue darted sheer top with a front tie collar. Of course the whole outfit is tied together with a pop of red in her sunglasses and lips! We love this outfit because of the overall vintage vibe, without looking too dressed up.taylor-swift-looked-gorgeous-in-a-line-skirt-with-floral-details GetTheLookTSwift   Our version is all American made products, such as our very own Estelle Blouse.  The Estelle has the same adorable collar tie, and similar darting on the shoulders as Taylor's blouse.  We paired it with our Twirl Skirt in Adele Floral - a dainty watercolor motif in shades of green and blue on white background. Topped with Tres Noir Sunglasses in Ultra Lux Red for that color pop! GettheLook2   The next look we love on Taylor is this red empire waist dress with small floral detailing.  The Beverly Dress in Red Vines has a very similar shape and print. This look is chic, yet playful and casual at the same time.  The classic makeup look can we done with signature red lips with our favorite lipstick from NYX Cosmetics. Shoes are from Forever 21! GetTheLook3 In this next look Taylor's wearing a retro button front dress in a light blue shade.  This dress is classically adorable due to it's collar and capped sleeves, much like the Diane Dress.  This dress is a true wrap inspired by Diane Von Furstenburg, and is crafted from an Aqua checked 100% cotton fabric. The classic nude peep toe heel is the Aglais by Bettie Page Shoes, to match the ones seen on Taylor. We wanna know - who are your favorite style icons? <3 Ali for HoH    

Shoesday Tuesday! New Arrivals

We've been adding a bunch of new styles to our line this whole year! And it's only March! :) One of the things that I, personally, am most excited about is - SHOES! I don't know about you ladies but I have a pretty huge obsession with shoes. I only have a small collection myself, but these new Bettie Page Shoes we have got in store are going to put a serious dent in my wardrobe budget! Plus they're all in versatile spring colors! How perfect. The first of the new styles is the 'Annalise' - my personal favorite! It's a t-strap mary jane with lovely little taupe detailing. This style features a cushioned sole, contrasting detailing, and a 4 inch heel. The Annalise comes in Mint, Pink, and Black.

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The 'Eleanor' is a bit more fun & funky! This peep toe pump is comfy suede with polka dot detailing on the heel and ankle strap. A perfect pair with a retro prom dress, or classic rockabilly styles.  Available in black, fuchsia, and turquoise.

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The 'Anglais' is an adorable peep toe with a 3 inch heel and butterfly detailing! These lil cuties are available in Teal, Black, and Nude.Aglais

These are just a few! Check out the entire stock of new shoes! Happy Tuesday Honeys and have a great week! :)

<3 Ali for HoH

Vintage Inspired Wedding Outfit - under $300!

wedding It's springtime! That means wedding season is upon us - woohoo! In this day and age most brides are adamant about getting the most bang for their precious wedding budget buck. We're here to help give an idea for the perfect retro wedding day outfit - for under $300! Is it possible? Yep! RetroWeddingDay  

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Firstly, the dress! The Beverly Dress in Pearl Honeycomb Dimensions is a tea length retro style frock.  It's crafted with a gorgeous tiny geometric detailing in the 100% cotton fabric.  Featuring a round collar with tie, princess seams to fit your every curve, and center back zip. This dress is perfect for the bride looking for something cute, comfortable, and cool.  And it's swing skirt makes it great for dancing in!  Heart of Haute - $104

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No vintage inspired bridal outfit is complete without gloves! These adorable lace gloves are handmade by Einavjewelry, an etsy store based in Israel that specializes in bridal jewelry. The gloves are detailed with lace flowers and pearls. EinavJewelry on Etsy - $37 birdcageveilThis lovely retro birdcage veil called the "Cosette" is made from one layer of netting, and a dainty tulle bow on a clip.  An easy way to keep your look truly vintage, and simple.  ParisienneLuxe on Etsy - $46 earrings Accessorize! These Betsey Johnson double drop earrings are versatile and oh so sparkly! They feature a silver tone flower with crystal accents and double drop crystal. The use of crystal earrings will frame your face and draw attention to your eyes! Betsey Johnson's entire collection is full of amazingly unique jewelry pieces at affordable prices.  Amazon - $30 bpbarnettsilverLast but not least - every Cinderella needs her glass slippers. The Barnett heels by Bettie Page Shoes are open peep toe sling back in silver with lovely detailing. These are a classic vintage style low 3 inch heel, so you'll be confident and comfortable.  Heart of Haute - $75 Grand total - $292!  Amazing! It's easy to find unique and beautiful pieces to make your wedding outfit just your style. Without breaking the bank! All you need to do is a little shopping - but who doesn't love to shop? ;) <3 Ali for HoH

There's a Little Black Dress for every lady!

LBD Hey there Haute Honeys!  I was just going through some of our stock today and as always my eyes got caught on a little black dress.  We all have at least one in our wardrobes!  It got me thinking about the origins of the 'LBD'... According to fashion historians (wouldn't it be awesome to have that job!) the Little Black Dress can be credited to the early 1920's designs of CoCo Chanel.  The whole point of the LBD was to be versatile, long-lasting, accessible and affordable! Prior to the 1920's black was generally a color that was only used for mourning and funerals. It was actually considered indecent for a woman to be wearing anything black outside of those circumstances!  Glad I wasn't around for that!  Then in the post war era, around the 1950's, Hollywood's famous femme fatale characters (and an era of sexual conservatism) sort of took the little black dress back to it's original reputation of being the wardrobe of 'dangerous women.'  Not exactly the choice for the wholesome housewife! Then, thank goodness, in 1961 Audrey Hepburn and Givenchy came together to create the epitome of 'Basic Black' accessorized with pearls in "Breakfast At Tiffany's." And ever since then just about every woman has at least one LBD in their closet.  It's a wardrobe staple piece! Let's just say I'm very happy to live in an era where ladies can wear just about whatever they like! So I've put together some outfit inspirations featuring a few of the Heart Of Haute Little Black Dresses! LBD-ANITA The Anita Dress is a sassy wiggle dress that has a classic vintage silhouette that I just can't resist!  It reminds me of something Dita Von Teese would rock anyday!  With a below the knee hem and quarter length sleeves, the Anita is a perfect choice for cooler nights out.  I like to pair this one with red and gold accents like these Christian Louboutin pumps, the classic Pinup Couture Bow Handbag, and some Tres Noirs Ultra Lux Sunglasses if it's a daytime outing.  Don't forget the red lips! LBD-MARSEILLESThe Marseilles Dress is for more of the girly-gals! This one is satin so it has a gorgeous sheen to it that catches the moonlight (and perhaps the eye of that prince charming?) just right.  A full swingin' skirt makes it the perfect dance partner, showing off that gorgeous back with criss cross straps. Ooooh la la, don't I love it!  In my opinion this particular dress goes well with pink accessories like the gorgeous Viva to the Diva Pink Rose, lovely pink jeweled earrings from Asos, and these light pink sandal pumps by Giuseppe Zanotti.  A lovely choice for a pink-lovin' pinup princess! LBD-AIMEE The Aimee Dress is every bit as fun as the lady it's named after - trust me, she's my sister! I like the Aimee Dress for those times where I'm just not sure where the night is going to go, because it's perfect to dress up or down!  I pair it with my favorite saddle shoes or even a pair of Converse! - 'cause let's face it, nobody want's to be stuck in heels at your friend's brother's band's gig at the Whiskey a Go-Go!  This dress is a great choice for rockabilly babes and pinup princesses alike.  It's the perfect combination of comfort and cuteness!  I like to accessorize the Aimee with beetlejuice stripes and green accents like this adorably creepy skull bracelet from Infectious Threads and Serpentina lipstick from LimeCrime.   Oh Vera... how do I describe your subtle sexyness?  Vera is one of those silent but deadly dames.  She let's her style do the talking and yet she still is the center of attention.  Featuring a tiny peplum waistline and stunning collar, the Vera Dress and her daring hemline are for the bold fashionistas out there.  I styled the Vera with Rsvp Cailyn plum pumps and the Posh the Limit Hat by ModCloth. What do you think, Haute Honeys? Do you have a favorite little black dress? <3 Ali for HoH <3