While I love filling my closet with treasures from the past, sometimes those treasures from the past don’t love me. I can’t tell you how many times I have fallen in love with something on the hanger only to have it not fit. Additionally, there are some pieces, such as blouses and pants, that are darn near impossible to find! That is where places like Collectif come in quite handy! This UK based company provides not only a beautiful selection of vintage inspired dresses and skirts, but also tops and pants! Did I mention they have dungarees with leopard print trim? But for me, the thing that really caught my eye was their selection of blouses. They have everything from rockabilly to sailor to classic to insanely fun, like this Florida Palm Blouse…
Made of lightweight cotton, it’s the perfect summertime blouse. Plus it reminds me of warm California days…
The blouse features a built in bolo, however it that really isn’t your thing, you could remove it by cutting the bolo itself. Additionally, I was pleasantly surprised to find the bust darts to be more in line with vintage garments, rather than contemporary items, so this blouse is definitely built for the vintage gal who wears a bullet bra (for more on purchasing bullet bras, see this entry), so keep this in mind.
Oh, and I got a free sucker too! Pretty swell, huh?
Collectif not only has stellar dresses, blouses, and trousers, but also has a wide selection of accessories, including seamed stockings, jewelry, purses and even hats! Everything you need to be a vintage vixen or rockabilly gal is at your fingertips.
“Made In…” Disclosure
Collectif garments are made in China.
Earrings: Antique Alley, Portland
Blouse: Courtesy of Colletif – Thank you very, very much!
Capris: Magpie, Portland
Shoes: TJ Maxx