Shop vintage with BUM-CAKE! Why you ask? It’s simple, with so many styles seen on the runway and in stores, it’s easy to feel like your own unique style is impossible to find. Vintage shopping is becoming more popular more for both men and women. Expressing one’s individual style is easier to achieve when choosing from multiple eras. Vintage stores offer unique finds and one of-a-kind pieces. BUM-CAKE is based out of Brooklyn, New York, and is the idyllic online boutique. Known for their vintage and retro attire that spans from the 1920’s-1990, they provide vintage clothing for men and women and one of a kind accessories and jewelry. Each item is carefully selected from every corner of the United States to offer the most diverse selection to its consumer. BUM-CAKE is proud to promote green lifestyle living by turning vintage garments into new apparel.
I had the pleasure of wearing a vintage pure silk fire red Liz Claiborne blouse, designed in the mid 1980′s. What I enjoyed about this piece was the shockingly vibrant color, and the feminine/masculine contrast made it effortlessly eye-catching.
The stitched mandarin collar is a bold feature that off sets the rest of the blouse, which is ultra-light and airy. The front of the collar has two small red shell buttons for its closure. A procession of buttons are lined down the front of the blouse but hidden under the front flap of the blouse. The top has two large size pockets; flaps are secured closed with two more identical red buttons. Slender shoulder pads give the blouse power. The top of the shoulders are accented with more flaps that are fastened with a single button each. The flowing sleeves taper to the wrist and are fastened with single buttons on the side cuff. The back of the blouse is slightly gathered from one shoulder blade to the next, apart from that detail the back is kept very simple. The bottom of the garment comes to curved slits on the sides offering another small feminine element. I chose to keep the blouse in its natural silhouette and simple because I liked the idea of the attention being directly on the beautiful fabric and amazing color. The accessories are sharp and distinct giving a nice contrast to the fluidity of the blouse. I paired it with simple black pants and black ankle boots. A waist belt, blazer or chunky jewelry are other ways to dress up this blouse.
With cooler weather slowly looming, this blouse is perfect for the upcoming holiday season. BUM-CAKE is the ideal solution for holiday shopping. The comfort of shopping from your home eliminates crowded streets, cold weather, pushy sales associates, and traffic and saves time. With sensible prices including this amazing blouse which retailed for $40 dollars, and prices ranging from $15- $80 dollars, you’re bound to find something for everyone including yourself! For online shopping for BUM-CAKE go to: http://www.bum-cake.com/