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.

Retro Mother Daughter Outfit Ideas from Heart of Haute

Matching mother and daughter (and even entire family) outfits were once common. They were particularly popular in the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and through the 1970s. Celebrity moms showed off their daughters in matching dresses, and the image was seen often in ads.

Patterns for matching outfits that you could sew or knit were available everywhere. I imagine that part of this was convenience; if you are buying the fabric or yarn for one garment, why not get just a little more and make two? Or, perhaps daughter's outfit was made from the fabric leftover from mom's. Why did this go out of style? It could be the fact that few people sew or knit clothing at home anymore.

If you want to recreate this retro fashion family tradition, Heart of Haute has lots of options for coordinated looks. We offer vintage inspired, hand made looks and quality - with no seam ripping or bobbin threading for you! Teresa Becker has been designing "Mommy and Me" dresses for over 20 years.

Our popular Chambray Anchor print is available in three adult dress styles, an adult A Line skirt, and our adorable Baby Sailor dress for girls. Our colorful Russian Dolls print is easy to match with, and is available in our adult Monique dress, adult Gypsy Skirt, and our Enchanted Child dress. A family of animal lovers? Check out the options in our Blue Kittens and the bold black, white, and red It's Raining Cats.

Our girls clothing is available in sizes 2T through 6x. If you have an older daughter who wants to get in on the look, our adult XS is equal to a girls size large or 12, and our adult small is equal to a girls size large or 14. If you are searching for a special look for family photos, a holiday, family reunion, deployment homecoming, or any memorable event - stand out and create new traditions with a mother and daughter look from Heart of Haute.

 

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Heart of Haute's Sailor Style for July 4th!

What better day to play Pinup Dress Up than Independence Day? Whether you'll be BBQ'ing, partying, or watching fireworks, create your perfectly patriotic outfit with Sailor style pinup dresses and accessories by Heart of Haute.

Wedding Dresses for the Uncommon Bride from Heart of Haute

Vintage wedding dresses are eternally popular - whether it is wearing a family heirloom, or just wanting to emphasize the timeless nature of love. Vintage dresses are one of a kind (just like you), and that is what makes them amazing, but also a problem. There is no range of sizes, and alterations can be impossible. Heart of Haute creates vintage style wedding dresses for uncommon brides in modern fabrics, and sizes ranging from extra small to plus size 3x. We have loads of options for the creative bride who is looking for a memorable retro look, even if you want to keep the tradition of a white or ivory base. All of these remarkable retro wedding dresses are under $200 - cut and made to order right here in Southern California. Classic Retro Bride Style with a Twist: The Milan, Beverly, and Amanda dresses all have classic retro shapes with neckline details that photograph beautifully. The Irene and Irma dresses have bold black trim - easy to accessorize for the bride who wants a daring look. Nautical Wedding Love: Our Sailor Dress has been a part of many adorable nautical themed weddings. Are you getting married on the coast, or are you (or your partner) in the Navy? This sexy and patriotic shape is one of our longest-running styles for many reasons. Mad About Wonderland Weddings: Are you are planning a steampunk or Wonderland themed wedding? Sip tea and sample cakes in the stripes and skeleton keys of our Riveting Gallantry dresses, capes, and corseted skirts. Don't forget the accessories when planning your retro wedding ideas. We have the perfect hair flowers & bows, and even the essential something blue! Visit us on pinterest for even more. -AllisonV P.S. - If you are looking for retro bridesmaid dresses, check out our Bridal Party policies - all designed to make your day gorgeous. Did you know that we can cut bridesmaid dresses in any size, or even in a maternity style to accommodate pregnant bridesmaids? We can even outfit your flower girls!
Retro Wedding Dresses from HeartofHaute.com

OOTD - Coral Dot

An adorable retro Outfit of the Day featuring vintage inspired pieces that's perfect for spring and summer. Daytime to Date Night Outfit.

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.

Dawn Mad Men 1960s tie neck blouse

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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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    

How To Create a Retro Capsule Wardrobe

Previously, we explained the joys of the work dress. Now, let's talk separates! A good way to build a work wardrobe is to start with diverse pieces in solid colors. Creating this "capsule wardrobe" will give you a small collection of interchangeable items that you can mix with trendy pieces.

These key clothing items do not have to be drab khaki neutrals - a Heart of Haute pencil or A line skirt in a bright blue or green will mix and match with many other colors and prints. Next, add some knit tops in solid colors, and a refined sweater to throw on over everything. These basics can be combined in infinite ways, and any prints you bring home will be easy to incorporate.

Our crisp collared Gretta top is a professional wardrobe essential - try it layered in the winter or open over a tank top in the summer.  The Heart of Haute bow neck Estelle Blouse comes in prints and colors from soft to bold. Take inspiration from the ultimate office boss lady - Joan Holloway Harris from Mad Men - Joan often wears the same colors, shapes and pieces - it is easy to imagine what her "capsule wardrobe" looked like. Tuck a solid blouse into a high waisted skirt for a polished vintage Joan look, and don't be afraid to mix it up with bold florals!

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April 08, 2014 — Allison Vallerga

Get Groovy! ~ New Styles

groovybanner2 Feeling groovy?  We sure are! Trending this season (and every season since the 60's in my personal opinion) are bold, bright prints! Back in the 60's women started wearing what's called a 'Shift Dress' as a sort of stick-it-to-the-man breakaway from the traditional cinched-waist styles that had been in vogue for women for so long.  Nowadays most of us do want at least a tad bit of waist definition, so our shift dress comes with a matching belt.

First off we have this sassy little number we like to call the 'Carina Dress'.  A shift dress crafted from 100% cotton fabrics that are so incredibly groovy! amycarinacooldinahgroovycarina Do you love it as much as I do? I know Megan Draper would love them. :P  These two new fabrics are pretty awesome too, we call them Cool and Groovy.

Another set of new items we have just added to our collection is the Coco Skirt.  This skirt is an a-line style with attached matching belt. 1272452_10152024928187536_1414770961_oamycocogroovy2

Remember, as always in the Mod style, these garments are shorter than our regular collection! GroovyCollage <3 Ali

 

The Wonderful Work Dress from Heart of Haute

Do you wake up in the morning and struggle to put together an appealing outfit? Is there a disconnect between how you feel you have to dress for work, and how you actually want to look? Great style can give you confidence and energy - unique and professional can be combined easily. A great work dress or two (or six or seven) can keep you looking polished, feeling comfortable, and no worrying about matching.

Banish those frumpy khaki pants and saggy sweaters - business casual does not have to be boring! A great work dress from Heart of Haute can give you a complete office outfit for less than $100. Bold prints and crisp shapes look professional and polished. I like to layer a fun blazer and a light scarf for a complete look. Statement necklaces are a huge trend - in a solid color, they look great with our diverse prints.

I have a Super Spy dress that I love for long work days where I need to look great - conferences, trade shows, meetings, and presentations. The knit is comfortable while the shape is very refined - business beautiful! The Monique is another great shape for work - the bateau neckline is easy to accessorize and keeps you covered in style. Stuck in colder weather? Get together with the Mitzi dress - the Monique with sleeves. The polished and professional Stella dress has a bow neck, cap sleeves, and a full skirt. Stock your closet with a few of these great options from Heart of Haute, and leave the "nothing to wear" crisis behind you! 

 

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March 28, 2014 — Allison Vallerga