From the decade that brought you 'Tuff Turf', 'R.A.D.', and 'The Legend of Billie Jean' we present to you... denim.
Jean jackets are the quintessential Florida wardrobe staple, be they slathered in rhinestone brooches, plastered with band buttons or worn with minimalist restraint. Light enough not to stifle in the late summer months but sturdy enough to withstand a blast of AC they are equally adept at lending an edge of punky nonchalance to a whispy lace frock.
Top one with a jaunty engineer's cap...
Pop one over a slinky lace shell...
Just don't forget that Buddies Are In It Together.
Don't forget about our big blowout sale this weekend! We have a huge stash of vintage goodies at ridiculously low prices just awaiting your perusal. All items are $5 or less... repeat, five bones or less! Fancy lace cocktail frocks for the price of a snooty coffee! Excuse our excitement... fab 60's nighties that cost less than a burger get us a little riled up. Clothes for the ladies, threads for the fellas... hats... shoes... purses... Please come help us de-stash this Saturday August 28th from 10a-2p. The sale is taking place at 5132 Florida Ave (across the street from our shop) and will be on a cash only basis. If you just can't wait 'til Saturday to paw our wares there will be a pre-sale for early birds on Friday from 5-7p. Tickets are required for the pre-sale and can be purchased for $10 at the shop.
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Frankly, we can't get enough of the circle skirts around here. They are the perfect Florida wardrobe staple; swishy and ventilated in the summer and perfect with a cardigan and tights (or a cropped 80's jacket and boots) when the weather cools off.
For inspiration, look no further. 27 years later it still seems fresh. Such is the beauty of vintage!
We at Yesterdaze do not endorse giving your teacher wormy apples. It appears to give this instructor a nasty case of the gin blossoms, though her wasp waist and red nails are rather sassy. We do wholeheartedly endorse stocking up on vintage finery to make cracking the books a little more fun.
Join us for our "Tie One On" sale starting Sunday August 1st and receive 20% off all scarves, neckties, belts and aprons. The sale runs through August 31st, allowing plenty of time to pick up an Annie Hall back-to-school look. If you're not going back to class you can still dress up like a jaunty French schoolgirl just for kicks. Pick up a spiffy 1940's necktie for the fella or a slinky chain belt for yourself... perhaps a silky 60's do-rag to tame your locks throughout these sweltering Indian summer days. Any which way, we've got you covered!
If this decadent satin smoking jacket doesn't make you want to crank the AC and curl up in the dark with a vodka gimlet and 'The Thin Man' then there is no hope for your soul.
Look for this and other sumptous, seasonally-inappropriate offerings in our online store. Meanwhile, swing by our Florida Ave location to stock up on breezy cotton circle skirts, slinky sundresses and swimwear. If nothing else beats the heat, pick up some rocks glasses to fill with your favorite libation and pretend it's January! Works for us...
The hibiscus is in bloom, barkcloth is soaking up our sultry summer perspiration and Hukilau is just around the corner! Traditionally "hukilau" referred to a communal Hawaiian method of fishing as well the subsequent festive beach gathering where the catch was consumed. All who participated in netting the fish were invited to partake of the feast. In South Florida Hukilau refers to an annual tiki festival held at Fort Lauderdale's spectacular Mai Kai Restaurant and Lounge. This year marks the ninth installment, which will be held June 10-13.
The Mai Kai was built in 1956 and has remained virtually unchanged since the 1960's. For several years it held the record for selling more rum drinks than any location in the US due to several signature cocktails, most notably the "Mystery Drink". This concoction was served by a silent "Mystery Girl" who would present a lei and a kiss to the recipient of the flaming cocktail while a gong was struck.
Whether you're Mai Kai bound or not be sure to swing by and check out our selection of Mystery Girl-worthy sundresses and sarongs.
P.S. If you make it to the Hukilau be sure to give a nod to Yesterdaze pals Stolen idols and Lounge Laura Taylor who will be playing and spinning exotica throughout the weekend!