Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Threads has moved...

Threads has moved to www.amberthayes.com. I look forward to seeing you there! :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ella













I took a quick trip to the music store today to buy some new piano books. (A trip which is always well worth the crazy drivers on the Interstate!) In the music store they were playing some Ella Fitzgerald music. I loved it! I definitely was tempted to "shop" some more just so I could finish listening to the current song playing. Luckily, I have a ton of Ella music on my iPod and was completely inspired to listen to it all the way home. (Thank you radio adapter). The music of Ella Fitzgerald always makes me think of 1930's and 40's movies, fashions, etc. I go through phases of listening to my Ella albums, and I am definitely back in "Ella Phase" today.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Revolutionary Road





































I have not had a chance to see the movie"Revolutionary Road" yet, but I have been told several times that I should see it. I got online to read some reviews about it, watch the trailor, and look at some of the pictures, and I came across this photo of Kate Winslet from the movie. When I saw her dress I right away thought of a dress I had seen in my many adventures to Modcloth.com. I love how similar they are! My favorite part of this black and cream dress is the flower petal sleeves.

Cute Boots













Plueys.com

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Etsy














I love Etsy! You can find some great handmade vintage items.
You must see: Etsy.com

Umbrellas!


Umbrellas
Umbrellas by Threads on Modcloth.com

Go outside rain or shine!

An Evening in the 1950's


The 1950's
The 1950's by Threads featuring Mod Cloth.com

In one of my many vintage research sessions online, I ran across this 1950's dress designed by Frank Starr. (A well-known fashion designer in the 50's). I love the square neckline, the cap sleeves, and how the waist and darting create such a great, feminine shape. What really caught my attention with this dress is the fact that it was so similar in its color and in some of its features to this modern-vintage dress I had saved to my favorites from Mod Cloth.

When I was choosing a shoe to go with this dress I knew I wanted to go with a t-strap heel. The t-strap shoe was very popular in the 1950's but when looking up t-strap shoes online most of them are pretty bulky or heavy for this particular dress. I love this t-strap sandal heel that is much more light, and actually perfect for the look.