a summer frock

Written by ogo on . Posted in Brighter than springtime, Resort & tropical

With summer about to begin in many parts of the world, you have a chance to show your style while you enjoy the great outdoors.  Here in the Palm Beaches, it is summer virtually all year.  OgoVintage knows how to stay comfortable and fashionable while dressing for summer weather and events.  Grab your chance to wear a caftan and slides, at the beach, poolside, or entertaining friends.  Wear a lightweight frock and sandals when the temperature dials upward – nothing is cooler and more comfortable than a light and floaty dress.  

Most of the dresses and skirts shown are available at the OgoVintage etsy shop.  The James Lakeland crinkle silk floral dress is a contemporary piece, and is available at the OgoVintageShop on ebay.  Please click through the ebay link to the right if you would like to purchase it.  

Add a floaty hippie festival skirt to your wardrobe, to wear in the city or the country.  The festival skirt selection shown below is available now at the OgoVintage etsy shop, and both skirts are reversible.  

Take some time to smell the roses this summer, get out and about, attend festivals, fairs and artistic events, and spend time enjoying it all with friends and family.  Just don’t forego being stylish while doing so.

James Lakeland crinkle silk dress, made in Italy

James Lakeland crinkle silk dress, made in Italy

L: Vintage Gene Roye floral silk dress, R: vintage 60s Lilly Pulitzer

L: Vintage Gene Roye floral silk dress, R: vintage 60s Lilly Pulitzer

L: Mr. Dino 60s  jersey skirt R: Emilio Borghese 60s Maxi Dress

L: Mr. Dino 60s jersey skirt R: Emilio Borghese 60s Maxi Dress

L: "The Lilly" vintage Lilly Pulitzer dress, R: 50s embroidered shift dress

L: “The Lilly” vintage Lilly Pulitzer dress, R: 50s embroidered shift dress

Reversible silk sari fabric festival skirts

Reversible silk sari fabric festival skirts

Classy Caftans from Boudoir to Beach

Written by ogo on . Posted in Lounging Lingerie, Resort & tropical

A caftan is a glamorous maxi dress, a de rigueur part of a fashionable wardrobe here in the Palm Beaches.  You don’t need to live in Palm Beach or Beverly Hills to add some special caftans to your wardrobe.  Rachel Zoe has famously made the look attainable for glam girls everywhere.  Whether you plan to wear yours at home, entertaining a few friends or a very special someone, or to bring to your tropical vacation next winter for poolside lounging, the caftan will add comfort and glamour to your resort wardrobe.  Channel Elizabeth Taylor in Puerto Vallarta with an authentic 1960s caftan – or just turn heads at this year’s Hampton’s farewell to summer bash.  Rest assured that noone else will be wearing the same caftan or resort ensemble by choosing an authentic vintage version.

The selection shown below is available at the OgoVintage etsy shop.

Paganne by Gene Berk maxi dress with Native American motif

Paganne by Gene Berk maxi dress with Native American motif

 

Tetoran embroidered textile from Lolitte's Boutique circa 1960s and moire satin with passimenterie trim from Morocco circa 1970s

Tetoran embroidered textile from Lolitte’s Boutique circa 1960s and moire satin with passimenterie trim from Morocco circa 1970s

Embroidered Moroccan caftan circa 1970s and a yellow lace version circa 1970s

Embroidered Moroccan caftan circa 1970s and a yellow lace version circa 1970s

The ultimate entertaining caftan is a heavy gold brocade with lavish ribbon and velvet trim and a 70s Tegaki hand painted caftan made in Hong Kong and sold through Bergdorf Goodman

The ultimate entertaining caftan is a heavy gold brocade with lavish ribbon and velvet trim and a 70s Tegaki hand painted caftan made in Hong Kong and sold through Bergdorf Goodman

Lightweight vintage kimono circa 1970s and Indian silk tunic dress both serve as caftan alternatives

Lightweight vintage kimono circa 1970s and Indian silk tunic dress both serve as caftan alternatives

Summertime… and the livin’ is easy…

Written by ogo on . Posted in Resort & tropical

Palm Beach is summertime year round.  In some seasonal climates, mid August may be the time when the thermometer is peaking as your coiffure is falling.  You’ve been wearing your summer favorites for a few months and yearn for something new.  The retail stores are fully stocked with cold weather essentials, that you won’t actually be wearing for quite some time.  What’s a stylish girl to do?  Shop at OgoVintage on etsy, ebay or directly from the website, where OGO keeps the resort and tropical category stocked year round.  Whether you are looking for a few special things to perk up your summer wardrobe OR are planning a winter tropical vacation, you can rely on OgoVintage to bring you unique resortwear direct from Palm Beach.  Tres chic!

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Koos van den Akker Couture       Manuel Canovas harem pants      Calypso Christiane Celle skirt

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Gianfranco Ferre summer pant ensemble                  Missoni knit maxi sundress

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Vintage Floral Sundresses

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Roni Bis openwork summer cardigan                        Tracy Feith felted top

Some of these items are available online at OgoVintage etsy shop or OgoVintage ebay store.  Some are not yet listed, so email to stake your claim before it is sold.

Palm Beach style

Written by ogo on . Posted in Resort & tropical

The women of Palm Beach know the secrets of casual resort dressing, with comfort AND glamour in mind.  The first rule is comfort, as seen in this vintage THE LILLY Pulitzer pleated caftan.  Toss this caftan over your swimsuit for afternoon cocktails poolside or wear it at a romantic al fresco dinner for two.

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THE LILLY vintage caftan available on the OgoVintage etsy shop

Versatility is an important component of Palm Beach resort style.  A wrap skirt that moves easily from poolside to lunch with friends is chic enough to pack for a winter tropical trip.  At OgoVintage, you may choose between the BILL BLASS red wrap ruffled jersey or the black and white border print St. Maxine by Anthony Perrotti, both circa 1970s and in pristine vintage condition.

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BILL BLASS red vintage skirt with Oscar de la Renta ribbon jacket @OgoVintage etsy shop

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St. Maxine designed by Anthony Perrotti @ OgoVintage etsy shop

Add instant style by layering this vintage Oscar de la Renta sheer jacket over your bathing suit poolside or over a cotton sundress for an afternoon of shopping on Worth Ave.

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Oscar de la Renta vintage georgette sheer jacket with ribbon trim @OgoVintage etsy shop

Palm Beach Style Icon Lilly Pulitzer

Written by ogo on . Posted in Resort & tropical

Palm Beach socialite Lilly Pulitzer [Rousseau] passed away earlier this month, leaving a legacy of whimsical, brightly colored print apparel and accessories.  Visiting Palm Beach as a tourist?  Slip into a Lilly Pulitzer dress or tunic, slip on a pair of [Jack Rogers] sandals and you’ll pass as a local. lilyel1d

The Lilly vintage sundress converts to a skirt, @ OgoVintage etsy store, linked to listing. 

Lilly Pulitzer became an accidental fashion designer in the early 1960s, when she created a few colorful print dresses for herself, to wear at her orange juice stand in via Mizner, Palm Beach.  Palm Beach fashionable socialites, including Jacqueline Kennedy, requested some of these colorful dresses for themselves and a fashion empire was born.  The early designs were called “The Lilly”, with junior fashions during the 1970s named for Liza, Lilly’s then teenage daughter.  Lilly’s apparel design company opened in 1962 and closed in 1984.  During the 1990s, the label was acquired to create a fashion empire that extends beyond the confines of Palm Beach, while staying true to Lilly’s design concepts. lillybl1d

“The Lilly” lounging pajamas, vintage 1970s, at the OgoVintage etsy store, linked to listing.

 Lilly Pulitzer fashions adhere to the original design concept of brightly colored, whimsical prints.  This makes vintage “The Lilly” items as up to date as the items arriving at retail locations throughout the country.  A proponent of easy care, Lilly Pulitzer apparel is often washable and drip dry. lillylng1d

The Lilly 1960s hostess dress, available at the OgoVintage shop on ebay.com. lilhalpk1d                   lillyneontp1d                                         lilmens2d

Lilly Pulitzer pink halter dress, contemporary line, sold @OgoVintage ebay store.

 Neon vintage “The Lilly” blouse, sold @OgoVintage ebay store.

 Lilly Pulizer vintage Men’s stuff, soon available at the OgoVintage etsy shop. LTlil1d

  Vintage Lilly Pulitzer cover-up or nightie, available at OgoVintage etsy shop, linked to listing. 

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