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

Wedding Color Trends for 2014 - Retro and Modern

Are you planning a wedding for spring or summer 2014? It can be easy to fall into a pinterest black hole of infinite ideas, whether your style is retro, modern, feminine, or somewhere in the middle. Of course your own personal taste and desires are the most important in determining the look and feel of your wedding. However, if you are searching for inspiration, or work in the wedding industry, checking out trends is a great idea. One wedding color that we predict will be a star is the Pantone color of the year for 2014 - Radiant Orchid. Other colors that we have seen pop up in numerous places are coral, pale and minty greens, and champagne neutrals - ranging from yellows to beige to gray. Heart of Haute has lots of options in these great shades. We also have several options where the same fabric is offered in various styles (lynette, orbit, femme, angelica- allowing your bridesmaids to customize their own look within your chosen color palette. Whether you are looking for the perfect retro bridesmaid dresses, or perhaps a less formal vintage style wedding dress for yourself, Heart of Haute has loads of on-trend dresses, with high quality - made in America! -Allison V
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What's the Hype about the Hilda Dress?

hildacover We've been getting rave reviews on our all new Hilda Dress!  Have you had your eye on Hilda for a while? It's hard not to when she's just so eye-catching! This dress is different from our other styles as it has adjustable ties on the sleeves and an elastic neckline to ensure the best possible fit for you.

Retro fashion blogger Sarah Forshaw says she's infatuated with the neckline!  Read her review on the Hilda in Rosa - a fabulous print for springtime!

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The classic Heart of Haute swing skirt will have you dancing all night. This dress is currently available in Teresa Floral Blue, Teresa Floral Red, Amber Rose, and Rosa. But we have more prints coming in the Hilda Dress very soon! Keep your eye on our Sale Rack, too! We have limited edition Hilda Dresses on there, including one in Blue Anchors! :) Ali for HoH<3

Heart Of Haute has Your Mardi Gras 2014 Outfit

Mardi Gras season is here! Mardi Gras is a festival of indulgence and wild behavior that precedes the Lenten period of abstinence. Lent ends on Easter Sunday, and Mardi Gras is always 47 days before Easter. Mardi Gras came to America in the 17th Century after being a major holiday in Europe since ancient times.  Even if you will not be in Louisiana, parties and parades happen all over America and the world. This is not a time to blend in or be subtle - rock your brightest and best Mardi Gras 2014 dress, wild accessories, and don't forget a mask! Gold, green, and purple are the colors historically associated with Mardi Gras. The meaning behind the colors are justice (purple), faith (green), and power (gold). Heart of Haute has tons of bright options for the perfect Mardi Gras outfit - from retro to modern. Our Amber Rose pattern (in three dresses and a skirt) has a bold floral print featuring purple and gold. The sexy yet genteel Vera wiggle dress will make anyone feel like a southern belle pin up - the purple and green are great choices.  Our Angelica print in Purple features gold metallic details. Peacock feathers abound in Mardi Gras costumes and masks - make it a complete, striking look with any of our Peacock print skirts and dresses. If you will be lucky enough to be on Bourbon Street this year, I advise changing into flat shoes (and even sneakers) for the long walk on uneven and even messy ground. For a stylish hotel in the French Quarter at a good value, try the Hotel Mazarin. Be sure to have a cocktail at the Carousel Bar in the Hotel Monteleone, and check out the great shopping and dining on Magazine Street. -AllisonV
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February 22, 2014 — 1

5 Ways to Transition Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring!

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Who doesn't love springtime!  Flowers, warmer weather, brighter colors, longer days, it's all good!  But we've gotten so accustomed to the cold of the winter our closets may not be ready just yet!  Here's 5 easy ways to help you transition your winter wardrobe to spring! 1. Replace dark colors with brights - With the lovely little flowers on their way it's time for all of us to start thinking brighter!  Bold and bright colors make any outfit more fun, whether your favorite is Aqua, Coral, Lavender, or Pink.  Textured fabrics like Honeycomb Dimensions add an interesting pop to solid colored frocks. springbrights   Sundresses like our classic Sweetie Dress, and our newly refreshed Maybelline Dress are great for this season. 2. Switch fitted with flowy - Pencil skirts and wiggle dresses are popular in the fall and winter months, but spring is all about flirty, flowy and full skirts! Swing dresses are the best because they keep you cooler as the weather starts to warm up. And of course you can dance the night away!  The Milan and Marseilles Dresses have full circle skirts that are perfect for this season, and are available in the loveliest of florals.  We also have full skirts on their way this season - Keep your eye on our new arrivals! Tea party anyone? flowyskir 3. Bold patterns - Pack away the plaid and hide the hounds-tooth! Just until next fall that is!  Replace them with polka dots and florals in pastels and brights.  Bold florals like the classic Rosa and the new Ariel just scream flirty fun.  Every retro loving gal's wardrobe needs vivid fabrics like Russian Dolls and Teal Damask. I can't resist those adorable babushkas! Bold 4. Change up the accessories - The easiest way to add some spring fun to your everyday outfits is to add a flower or two!  Daisies are my favorite spring flower, but you pick whichever you like best!  Bright accessories like the Pinup Couture Amoeba Bag in Turquoise Glitter are a spring must have. And their Wicker Purse just makes me want to have a pinup picnic!

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Can't forget a new pair of sunnies - Tres Noir 'Ultra Lux' and a lovely little necklace like the Blingy Bow.  The brighter the accessories the better you feel I always say!

5. Switch up your layers - Springtime means skirts will be getting shorter and sleeves will disappear soon enough. But in the mean time, especially with the weather that can't decide if it wants to be warm or still cold, it's important to keep a little sweater handy.  The Sweet Sweater is wrinkle resistant so you can just throw it in your bag in case the evening gets chilly! It's available in solids or spring patterns.  The Betty Bolero is a great choice for when you want to wear your favorite sundress but need a little extra sleevage! Available in White, Black, and Red, so it'll go with virtually any outfit! sweasters Enjoy sprucing up your wardrobe! Ali for HoH <3

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

It's Raining Cats with A Fashion Nerd

We've teamed up with popular fashion blogger & model Amy Roiland to shoot our long awaited 'It's Raining Cats' line by Mandie Bee. We just thought with her gorgeous look & adorable haircut that she'd be perfect for these vintage inspired pieces! amyellatopredbowpurseRuby This is the Ella Top, Pinup Couture Bow Handbag in Red, and Sassy Skirt. Photographed by Mandie Bee / Makeup and Hair by Lara Kay at www.SimplyVanity.com Amy is a classic beauty who can pull off any style. She updates her blog A Fashion Nerd every single day, making her a fans very very happy!  Her style ranges from vintage, gypsy, grunge, mod, and some things in between - making her blog a first stop destination for fashion inspiration.  She mixes vintage pieces with new ones to create completely unique looks we envy! amymateyThe Matey Dress in It's Raining Cats // Hats by NastyGal Aside from blogging for a living, Amy spends her days acting, modeling, and designing.  She also designs her own jewelry line - A Tiny Touch where she re-purposes found objects into unique vintage styled pieces. I mean... is there anything she can't do? Amy Roiland - Moxie Skirt / Ella Top Amy wearing the Ella Top in Black and the Moxie Skirt in It's Raining Cats - Available at Heart of Haute. Amy / Ruby Dress Mandie Bee also shot Amy in her classic Ruby Dress in Mini Daisy. This talented LA native certainly has a spectacular fashion sense, keep your eye on her!  We heart Amy, we hope to collaborate again soon! Can't get enough Amy? Follow her on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter -- just search for @AFashionNerd ! <3 Ali for HoH <3

What Have We PinUp To? Making new stuff!

What Have We PinUp To?Hey there Haute Honeys! Hope you are all enjoying the first month of the year!  We've been busy bees here making tons of new products, and revamping the favorites with fresh & fun fabrics! Let's talk all about them...

It's Raining Cats   It's finally here! The long awaited 'It's Raining Cats' print has made it onto the Matey Dress, Ella Top, and Moxie Skirt by Mandie Bee.  I just can't resist these adorable topsy turvy felines. Mandie Bee's collection is form fitting for a gorgeous silhouette, and remember the Moxie Skirt & Matey Dress are slightly shorter than the rest of the Heart of Haute products!  A perfect fit for you flirty rockabilly babes to accessorize with your favorite ballet flats if you're running around all day, or a great pair of pumps for a night out! If you're not a cat lady, don't fret - we are on the lookout for a just as cute puppy print for all the dog mamas out there! Royal Blossom - Amanda Dress               The Amanda Dress is one of those timeless dresses that make a unique addition to any retro-loving gal's wardrobe.  It's a vintage inspired dress that fits like a dream, and this particular print is just gorgeous.  A striking tableau of cerulean, dark blue and bright white flowers with spectacular detailing.  This sophisticated floral print is eye-catching and flattering on all skin tones. Florance - Beverly Dress               Florance is a one of a kind print, it reminds me of picnics in the meadow, a fun, flirty date maybe? Especially when on the Beverly Dress, oh Bev is such a flirt! The fabulous Florance print is an array of teeny tiny blue and red flowers. Also available in the popular Sweetie Dress and the Amanda Dress.  I think they are best accessorized with the Pinup Couture Wicker Purse in black. I can't resist that adorable dainty fruit charm! Winter Blossom - Sweetie Dress             Winter Blossom is sure to make any lady the belle of the ball!  Stunning shimmery ice blue with golden florets that glisten as your skirt twirls.  Sound too good to be true?  It only seems like a dream, but it's the truth!  It reminds me a little of an ice fairy, but really it's a piece that can work in any season.  The fabric has a bit of a pearly sheen to it also, so if you're keen on standing out in a crowd, this dress is sure to make you shine your brightest. Also available in the Amanda Dress for those gals who don't like halters.         Just as a reminder dear Haute Honeys - join us on Facebook through the end of January as we are doing another Test Kitchen.  That's where we show you all the new prints and styles we've been working on and get your opinions on which we should keep!  As always we really appreciate your feedback! Sneaky PeekyHere's just a little sneaky peeky of what could be coming your way! It's up to you!  <3 Ali for HoH <3