Through the wonder that is Twitter, I recently came to find out about a lovely e-store with amazing finds: Rice and Beans Vintage.
If you’re a vintage hound like me (since the tender age of 13), you’ll appreciate the easy to navigate layout of the site that directs you to either: Vintage Designer Clothing, Vintage Clothing, Modern Designer Clothing, Vintage & Modern Designer Handbags & Accessories, and more! I frequently love digging through random thrift shops for my own vintage finds, or shopping ebay for them, but like how at Rice & Beans vintage there’s no waiting or guesswork involved as to the quality, size, or even if the product is still available or not (this is my #1 pet peeve; there’s nothing like getting excited about a rare vintage find, only to click and find out it’s already sold out!). If you’re into designer vintage, you’ll find the oldies but goodies here; ranging from Pierre Cardin to Salvatore Ferragamo, Chanel, Pucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, and Courreges.
I’m a huge sucker for vintage designer shoes — after once stumbling upon a few pairs of Bruno Magli peep-toe pumps in my size for $3 each at a thrift store I was hooked (and I swear vintage designer shoes just fit me better). Anyways, the gem for me on Rice & Beans Vintage this week are these Vintage 80’s SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Navy Blue Leather Heels w/Patent Leather Cap Toes & Gold Signature Accent, sz 6.5 for $70. Since they are navy, I’m thinking a vintage nautical theme would be perfect for the summer! Pair them with a navy & white striped American Living T-Shirt Dress ($40, JCPenney), add a modern bauble to your wrist via this Frank Gehry Torque Bracelet ($600, Tiffany), and go classic Jackie-O with oversized frames , like these Xhilaration Plastic Vintage Square Sunglasses ($12.99, Target). All in all, the shoes are gorgeous, and the look is completely vintage chic!