Spring Whites on Etsy

Bianca Shoes

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We had fun putting together our week of white accessories for Spring, for you! Now that everything is live in our shop, head on over to see the full info on each of them! Advertisements

Scarf tutorial 3 – Fleur de Lis

Hello again! We’re back for our third tutorial, and this time we’re showing you how to do something fun with a much smaller scarf. There are plenty of very small scarves out there that are beautiful, but aren’t as versatile to wear as a larger scarf that can be tied into dozens of styles. The one we’re using for our how-to today is a big favorite of ours (how cute is this heart print?!), and we’re happy to inspire you with one way to show it off.

This Fleur de Lis fold is actually a napkin folding technique, but we think it makes a cute and playfold fold for a pocket square! Tuck it in your jacket pocket for a traditional look, or let it hang out of the back pocket of your jeans for an unexpected pop of personality.

Scarf Tutorial - Fleur de Lis 1

Start with a small square scarf. Fold in half into a triangle. Then pick up the bottom left corner and fold up to the top…

Scarf Tutorial - Fleur de Lis 2

…and the bottom right corner up to the top as well. Now take the bottom corner and fold it 2/3 of the way up to the top…

Scarf Tutorial - Fleur de Lis 3

…and then fold the top of it back down. Grab the right side and tuck it under the whole scarf, rolling it in half to fit neatly in the middle of the back.

Scarf Tutorial - Fleur de Lis 4

Then fold the left side all the way around (making a little burrito!), and tuck the corner under the fold in the middle front to secure it. Fluff out the points at the top, et voila! A perfect Fleur de Lis for tucking wherever you like!

Scarf Tutorial - Fleur de Lis 5

Sure, you could just cram the whole scarf in your pocket, and foof out the ends to get a similar effect, but with the Fleur de Lis fold it will stay neat and tidy all day!

If you love this little Valentine scarf please check it out in our shop – we just added it today!

Loves for Less: Fall Coats

Today we are introducing a new regular segment on our blog called Loves for Less.  Loves for Less will highlight the biggest deals we are offering by showing you how our vintage piece holds up to today’s comparable styles! We hope that we can show you what a smart investment buying beautiful, classic, vintage styles can be for your wardrobe!

So, let’s start out with something that has us head over heels – a sleek coat for fall and winter in a luxurious fabric.

The key to making a wardrobe investment is to choose a high-quality piece with a classic style. Anything too trendy will look dated within only a couple of years, and buying a well-made garment ensures that with proper care it will continue to look as good as it did when you bought it. If we were going to suggest something that meets both of these criteria, these styles from Fleurette at Nordstrom would certainly be it!

Coat Comparison 2

Coat Comparison 1

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All of them gorgeous, right? And if they were in our price range we would be happy to own any one of them! All of them are priced at over $1,000 (but two of them are on sale for around $500!!).

As you may have noticed, earlier today we listed our Winona Coat – a belted trench made of 100% camel hair with a lovely sleek shape (and the silkiest lining in the world!). Our coat is also by Fleurette of California from Nordstrom, and we bet there’s no way you could tell that it was made roughly 20 years earlier than the beauties above! Truly – no wear at all, and very few style differences. We have ours priced at $175… so if you’re looking for the perfect fall coat, ours just might be the one for you.

Coat Comparison 3

Not your size or color? We recommend searching Etsy for ‘Fleurette coat‘, or ‘cashmere trench‘ and seeing what you come up with!

Tell us – what would you like to see on Loves for Less?

Blouse Week!

At Lise + Katina we are dedicating a week to classic pieces for your autumn wardrobe: blouses! Every day this week we will be listing one of these beautiful basics, and we will also be talking a little bit about how to wear them (more on that later!). For now, enjoy a preview of this week’s vintage loves:

Halston III Patterned Blouse

Halston III Cream Blouse

Notations Paisley Blouse

Notches Silver Tuxedo Blouse

Nicola Peachy Pink Tuxedo Blouse

If you have any questions about an item before it has been listed feel free to email us at liseandkatina@gmail.com.

-Lise + Katina

This week

Good morning! This week we’re giving you a full preview of what we’ll be listing each day! Our need to squeeze all kinds of fun into the last weeks of summer was our inspiration for our selections this week, so we went with a couple of color blocking basics, a couple of saturated florals with loads of swirly fabric, and a one-of-a-kind bohemian locket.

In our shop already is this beautiful floor-length caftan by Susie Q of California:

Susie Q Electric Pink Caftan

Over the next couple of days we’ll have these beauties ready for sale:

Kelly Green Pencil Skirt

Jonathan Logan Floral Dress

Red Pendleton Blazer

Goldette Medallion Locket

These are some of the pieces we were the most excited about finding – ones that we have a hard time not keeping for ourselves! We hope you love them as much as we do!

-Lise + Katina

Casual Clutches

We have a another pair of listings for you this Friday! Take a peek at the shop and let us know what you think of our two super cute clutches!

Friday Clutches

The adorable black one was made by Nordstrom in the 1980’s, and the gorgeous powder blue is a mid-century Harry Levine.

Enjoy!

-Lise + Katina