Thursday, April 26, 2012

POP! GOES THE WARDROBE


My wardrobe and I need a vacay.

Like that’s gonna happen.

Doesn’t mean that in my head, I can’t be 10 lbs. thinner and 2 shades darker, parked on a chaise overlooking an infinity pool while a barely legal boytoy with a 6-pack and a spray bottle makes sure I don’t “glisten” and the fishbowl-sized cocktails with little umbrellas just keep coming.  

In my head, at least, I’ve found my happy place.

Now for my wardrobe. Since both the calendar and the weather keep reminding me daily that my jeans-sweater-Toms-repeat routine is no longer making anyone happy, it’s time to concoct a fashion cocktail to brighten the mood and help me slide into summer.

  • Take one part color of the season (your choice). 
  • Mix with 2 parts neutral from your own closet. 
  • Pour over sun-kissed skin. 
  • Top with a shot of “I’m sexy and I know it” and pretend you’re somewhere else.

It is 5 o’clock somewhere after all...

ON THE MENU
BAHAMA MAMA SLIPDRESS
BLUE HAWAIIAN JACKET
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE MAXI
FLIRTINI DRESS
GIN FIZZ WRAP DRESS
HARVEY WALLBANGER MINI
MIDORI HALTER DRESS
MIMOSA CROCHET TUNIC
MOJITO MAXI
PINEAPPLE DAIQUIRI WIDELEGS
PISCOLA SILK TOP
SANGRIA TRENCH
TEQUILA SUNRISE SHIFT
BLUE CURACAO BAG
CAIPIRINHA TOTE
COSMO FLATS
MAI TAI PUMPS
PLANTER'S PUNCH BELT
SINGAPORE SLINGBACKS

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COLLECTION: Pop! Goes the Wardrobe - Last Call...

Mimosa Crochet Tunic

$33.00


Size: S
Measurements: Bust: 34"  Waist: 32"  Hip: 34"  Length: 21"
Condition: Excellent


Caipirinha Tote

$17.00

Measurements: Width: 155"  Height: 12"  Strap Drop: 5"
Condition: Excellent


Pineapple Daiquiri Widelegs

$27.00

Size: XS/S (2-4)
Measurements: Waist: 31"  Waistband: 1 5/8"  Hip: 34"  Inseam: 29.5" 
Front Rise: 8 3/4"  Back Rise: 13.5"  Hem: 2"  Width at Bottom: 20" 
Condition: Excellent


Midori Halter Dress

$33.00

Size: M
Measurements: Bust: 38"  Waist: 28"  Hip: 40"  Length: 30 3/4"
Condition: Excellent


Singapore Slingbacks

$27.00

Size: 8.5  Heel Height: 2.5"
Condition: New


Bahama Mama Slipdress

$47.00

Size: M (6-8)
Measurements: Bust: 39"  Waist: 32"  Hip: 36"  Length: 36"
Condition: Excellent


Gin Fizz Wrap Dress (Max Azria)

$53.00

Size: M
Measurements: Bust: 34"  Waist: 29"  Hip: 39"  
Length: 41 1/4"  Cap Sleeve: 3"
Condition: Excellent


To purchase any of the pieces in this (or other) collections
please call 858.693.3231 or email orders@binksandfranny.com

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

COLLECTION: Pop! Goes the Wardrobe - Another Round?


Flirtini Dress (Yoana Baraschi)

$73.00

Size: XS/S (2-4)
Measurements: Bust: 34"  Waist: 28.5"  Hip: 34"  Length: 35.5" 
Condition: Excellent


Blue Curacao Leather Bag 

$37.00


Measurements: Width: 15"  Height: 11"  Strap Drop: 7.5-19.5"
Condition: Excellent


Harvey Wallbanger Mini

$37.00

Size: S (4-6)
Measurements: Bust: 37"  Waist: 32"  Hip: 37"  Length: 31" 
Condition: Excellent


Mojito Maxi ~ SOLD

$27.00

Size: S/M
Measurements: Bust: 30"  Waist: 26"  Hip: 40"  
Length: 42" (top of smocking to hem)  Straps: 8-15" (adjustable)
Condition: Excellent


Cosmo Suede Flats (Nickels)

$33.00

Size: 7  Heel Height: 3/4"
Condition: Excellent Vintage


Blue Hawaiian Jacket

$33.00

Size: M (8-10)
Measurements: Bust: 46"  Waist: 46"  Length: 30 1/4"  Sleeve: 22.5"
Condition: Excellent
















Sangria Trench

$53.00

Size: XS (0-2)
Measurements: Bust: 32"  Waist: 38"  Hip: 34"  Length: 35" 
Sleeve: 24"  Belt: 42.5"
Condition: Excellent


To purchase any of the pieces in this (or other) collections
please call 858.693.3231 or email orders@binksandfranny.com

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COLLECTION: Pop! Goes the Wardrobe - Happy Hour...


Mai Tai Suede Pumps

$33.00

Size: 9  Heel Height: 3 3/4"
Condition: Excellent


Tequila Sunrise Shift (Escada)

$73.00

Size: XS/S (2-4)
Measurements: Bust: 38"  Waist: 29"  Hip: 38"  Length: 31"
Condition: Excellent


Planter's Punch Suede Belt

$17.00

Measurements: Width: 3"  Length: 30"
Condition: Excellent


Piscola Silk Top

$53.00

Size: XS/S (2-4)
Measurements: Bust: 34"  Waist: 27"  Hip: 42"  Length: 25"
Condition: Excellent


Bombay Sapphire Maxi - SOLD

$57.00

Size: S (4-6)
Measurements: Waist: 28.5"  Waistband: 1.25"  Hip: 36"  Length: 35.5"
Condition: Excellent


To purchase any of the pieces in this (or other) collections
please call 858.693.3231 or email orders@binksandfranny.com


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Monday, April 16, 2012

COMING SOON...


One too many pastel eggs consumed. Yet another Winter storm endured. 
To say we're craving all things bright and beautiful would be an understatement. 

Colors that 'POP' are on the way...


In the meantime, please view our current collections here.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

CONNECTING THE DOTS

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We know what you’re thinking.

Polka dots? Really? Again ?

Yes, every fall designers integrate the little buggers into their spring collections and parade them down the catwalk as if the summer heat had induced fashion amnesia in us all. 

Yes, the following spring, editors will devote six-page spreads to said dots and declare them a “trend”. 

And yes, that would be the same trend donned back in the day by the iconic It Girl who wore that itsybitsyteenyweeny bikini we’ve all been trying to diet our way into ever since.

No, we didn’t forget. 

But as inevitable as the annual appearance of dots may be (and it IS inevitable, just like those tubs of $2 daffodils that pop up in your local grocery store each March), we still fall in love with them over and over and over again.

Prints are a challenge most of us struggle (and often fail) to conquer. And for those whose inner tomboys refuse to tolerate anything too overtly girly, dots strike the perfect balance, providing visual interest and contrast through a clean, simple geometry. 

Graphic but never fussy, they play well with the other kids too…florals, stripes, other dots, and the like. Simply stated, they all just get along.

Even better is the fact, like us, they’re a bit cheeky to boot.

And so, as a tribute to that bad habit we can’t seem to kick, we offer our collection of that “trendy classic”… polka dots.


CONNECTING THE DOTS can be seen here...


COLLECTION: Connecting the Dots

Polka dot perfection
Spot on Jacket

$47.00

Size: S (4-6)

Measurements:
Bust: 39"   
Waist: 33" (measured @ seam)
Sleeve: 17.5" 
Length (back, nape to hem): 23"
Length (waist seam to hem): 6.5”

Condition: Excellent

Etc.: Bright navy w/white dots. Peak lapels, double-breasted closure w/2 buttons at seamed waistline. Double layer peplum from seam-to-seam. Princess seaming. Bracelet-length sleeves. Gathered shoulders w/shoulder pads. Unlined.



Simply spotted yet sexy
Domino Effect Dress - SOLD

$77.00

Size: S (4-6)

Measurements:
Bust: 40"   
Waist: 28"
Hip: 36"    
Sleeve: 21" 
Length (back, nape to hem): 38"

Condition: Excellent

Etc.: Black and cream dolman sleeve dress. Full dolman sleeve tapering to fitted waist. Fitted through hip. Bias cut cascading ruffles below hip. Full back zip.



A shot of subtle shine
Clearwater Skirt

$43.00

Size: XS/S (2-4)

Measurements:
Waist: 26" (fitted)
Hip: 37"    
Length: 24"

Condition: Excellent

Etc.: Fully-lined sheer pleated skirt. Denim blue w/blush dots; gold lurex thread scattered vertically throughout. Hundreds of tiny pleats releasing from narrow, 3/8” banded waist. Side zip closure w/hook and eye.



The season's hottest print
Fringe with Benefits Vest

$43.00

Size: S (4-6)

Measurements:
Bust: 36"   
Waist: 38"
Hip: 39"    
Length (back, nape to hem): 22.5"
Fringe: 2.5” (at hemline)

Condition: Excellent

Etc.: Uber-cool Ikat print open front fringed vest. Rust, natural, blue, brown print w/ombre fringe at hem. 3/5” side slits. Unlined.


From Montauk to Manhattan
Pretty Woman Top & Pants

$57.00

Size: S (4-6)

Measurements (Top):
Bust: 34"   
Waist: 30"
Length (back, nape to hem): 10"
Spaghetti Straps: 7” (drop)

Measurements (Pants):
Waist: 28"
Hip: 37"    
Inseam: 27"
Rise: 12” (front, high-waisted)
Slit: 2.5” (lower leg at side)

Condition: Excellent

Etc.: Black and cream dotted top and pants. Top has banded strapless neckline with ‘V’ at center front seamed cups. Very fitted center front self-belt w/large (oversized) black button. Fully lined w/side zip.

Straight leg, high-waisted pants taper at ankles. Hollywood waist. Unlined.

Items sold as set.




Retro cool with a touch of sass
Total Betty Dress

$57.00

Size: S (4)

Measurements:
Bust: 35"   
Waist: 28"
Hip: 36"    
Sleeve: 7" (from shoulder)
Length (back, nape to hem): 34.5"
Length (back, neck to waist): 12”

Condition: Excellent

Etc.: Ivory w/black diamond dot print. Round neckline with self-fabric ties. Solid black yoke detail w/soft gathers to waist at back. Black buttons (8) w/loop closures down front. Set-in black waistband (2 ¼”). ‘V’ yoke at hip. Fitted seamed skirt with flared godet hemline. Flutter sleeves. Fully-lined.




Fun and flirty 
Thin Mint Skirt
~Carole Little

$43.00

Size: M (8-10)

Measurements:
Waist: 31"
Hip: 40"    
Length: 26"

Condition: Excellent

Etc.: Black cotton skirt w/mint green dots and reverse print in 2” band at hem. Fitted waist w/grosgrain band. Godet seaming below hip releases into full, circular skirt. Side zip w/hook and eye closure. Fully-lined.








Guaranteed to get tongues wagging
Veronica Dress

$53.00

Size: S (4-6)

Measurements:
Bust: 32"   
Waist: 27"
Hip: 38"    
Length (back, top zipper to hem): 30"
Spaghetti Strap: 7” (drop)

Condition: Excellent

Etc.: Black-on-black tonal dots. Can be worn strapless or w/attached spaghetti straps. Gathered sweetheart neckline. Empire seam. Fitted bodice. Full skirt w/attached 9” ruffled crinoline. Crinoline has narrow black band at hem. Full back zip.




Perfection in casual chic
Connect Four Top
~Lloyd Williams

$43.00

Size: S (4-6)

Measurements:
Bust: 38"   
Waist: 40" (blouson)
Hip (at band): 30" (relaxed)    
Sleeve: 23" (w/3” band) 
Length (back, nape to hem): 23"

Condition: Excellent

Etc.: Ivory background w/large red and black dots. Scattered black “ink stamp” squares. Beautiful silky fabric w/perfect drape. Black knit cuffs and banded bottom. Long sleeves. Tucks on shoulder. Shoulder pads. Back keyhole neckline w/covered buttons (3).




Sheer dots exude femininity
Mr. Beene Blouse
~Geoffrey Beene

$37.00

Size: S (4-6)

Measurements:
Bust: 37"   
Waist: 34"
Sleeve: 17" (w/2” ruffle) 
Length (back, nape to hem): 22.5"

Condition: Excellent

Etc.: Semi-sheer, long-sleeve, ruffle front blouse. Black w/tiny white all-over dots. Ruffled collar extending into ruffled front placket. Princess seaming. Bust darts. V-neckline. Button front. 3/4 sleeves w/2” ruffle at hem.



Stunning silhouette 
Side Saddle Maxi

$43.00

Size: S (4-6)

Measurements:
Waist: 28.5"
Hip: 39"    
Length: 37"

Condition: Excellent

Etc.: High-waist ivory and black bias plaid linen maxi. 2” 
waistband w/belt loops (4).
Side zip with 2-button closure.
Unlined.



Dress up or down with ease
Confetti Maxi

$37.00

Size: S (4-6)

Measurements:
Waist: 28.5"
Hip: 41" (approximate)    
Length: 35.5"

Condition: Excellent

Etc.: Black and white pleated maxi w/tiny dots. Pleats are stitched to 6” below waistband, then release into full, pleated skirt. 1” set-in waistband. 8” side-zip; double hook and bar closure. Semi-sheer. Fully- lined.




Intricate detail meets bold color









Tuileries Blouse

$33.00

Size: S/M (4-6-8)

Measurements:
Bust: 39" (approximate)   
Waist: 28" (relaxed)
Hip: 44" (bottom of hem)    
Sleeve: 20" 
Length (back, nape to hem): 22.5"

Condition: Excellent

Etc.: Semi-sheer black peasant-style top w/bold floral print. Self-fabric braided trim at neckline. Gathers at neckline captured at fitted waistline, releasing at hip. Accordion pleating at waistline allows slight stretch. Full sleeves w/elastic casing at hems. Bust darts. Keyhole back opening with button.




EXTRAS…
Mr. Seymour was crazy to give these up
Corset Pumps
~Stuart Weitzman for Mr. Seymour 

$37.00

Size: 7

Measurements:
Heel: 3.5"

Condition: Excellent vintage condition. Gently worn. A few barely noticeable marks that do not affect appearance or wear.

Etc.: Black patent leather pumps w/corset detail on textured, dotted leather heel. Contrasting leather bow and 3 ‘X’ laces on back of heel. Leather upper. Leather and man-made sole.



A Spring/Summer wardrobe staple
Wedge Sandals
~KORS Michael Kors

$43.00

Size: 8.5

Measurements:
Heel: 4.5"
Platform: 1.5”

Condition: Excellent

Etc.: Black leather t-strap platform wedge sandal. Leather upper. Leather sole. Man-made wedge.




Fab quality, timeless style
Clog Sandal
~Dolce Vita

$47.00

Size: 8.5

Measurements:
Heel: 3 ¾”
Platform: 1”

Condition: Perfect

Etc.: Nutmeg leather triple-strap platform sandal with wooden clog sole. Antiqued gold tone hardware. Suede insole. Leather upper. Wood and man-made sole (non-slip heel and toe).



Get the engines revved up
Racecar Pumps
~Guess

$37.00

Size: 7 (approximate, narrow fit)

Measurements:
Heel: 4"
Ankle Strap: 9.5” (circumference)

Condition: Excellent

Etc.: Sexy ankle strap pump. Red, white, and black pieced leather with contrast top stitching. Ankle strap with adjustable Velcro closure. Leather upper. Man-made sole.



Girly with a punch of yellow for pop
Raffia Pumps

$37.00

Size: 8 

Measurements:
Heel:  3 3/4"

Condition: Perfect (never worn)

Etc.: Natural raffia open toe pump w/black and white gingham fabric trim. Adjustable ankle strap with gold tone buckle. Yellow flower detail on toe. Textile upper. Rubber outsole.



Coolest. Necklace. Ever.
Leather Necklace

$53.00

Measurements:
Length: 18"

Condition: Excellent (vintage)

Etc.: Oxidized silver and leather necklace. Fish hook clasp attaches on right side.



Day or night, at work or play
Braid and Stud Belt

$17.00

Size: S/M

Measurements:
Length: 27 ¼” (relaxed)
Front Panel (decorative): 15 ¼”
Elastic Panels (at sides): 6” (relaxed)
Width: 4” (center front)
Width: 2 ¼” (elastic)

Condition: Excellent

Etc.: Black belt w/black braid and gold tone stud detail. Decorative front panel tapers to black elastic providing moderate stretch (6-7”). 2-snap closure at back.



A go-with-everything must
Raffia Belt
~Elie Tahari

$23.00

Size: S/M

Measurements:
Length: 37.5"
Width: 1 7/8”
Buckle: 3”

Condition: Excellent

Etc.: Cocoa brown raffia belt. Slides through buckle (no holes). Keeper to hold in place.



To purchase any of the pieces in this (or other) collections
please call 858.693.3231 or email orders@binksandfranny.com