Saturday, June 30, 2012

WHAT GIVES???


Hola everyone! Hope your weekend is off to a glorious start!!

Just a quick reminder there are only a few days left to enter our first ever giveaway.

Up for grabs is a $100.00 Binks&Franny boutique credit to use on anything you like now, or anything you see in the future (it's good for 12 looong months). 

And it really couldn't be easier to enter. Seriously. 

Mandatory:
  • Browse our collectionsshoes, and accessories, then go here to share with us your favorite piece(s), and tell us why you're as obsessed with vintage as we are.

One additional entry each:

For each additional item you complete, simply leave a comment on this post to gain the extra entries. 

We may not be math-minded over here but judging by the number of entries we've received vs. the number of lovely B&F visitors we are privileged to have each and every day, there are quite a few of you who have yet to throw your hat in the ring. 

Admittedly we're a bit perplexed but to each their own, eh?!?

Suffice to say, we'd absolutely love to have you so please take a few minutes to peruse the wares and leave a comment for us! And many thanks to Kelly, Shannon, and Margaret for entering already!! 

Giveaway ends Monday, July 2 at midnight (PDT). One winner will be randomly selected and announced on Tuesday, July 3.

Good luck!!

~Susan and Amanda


Friday, June 29, 2012

WHAT TO WEAR TO A SUMMER WEDDING: Semi-Formal


Ahhh...the semi-formal wedding. The one where your date can't quite get by in the khaki's-and-Tommy-Bahama-shirt routine and you're left in the middle of your closet at the eleventh hour sweating and hysterical because you swore you could dig up something already in your wardrobe to wear (as you blew your last paycheck on that fab frock you rocked at the other bff's more formal shindig a few weeks ago).

Yeah. We've been there.

Rather than pulling out something that'll undoubtedly bring back memories of your high school prom, might we offer a 5-spot of uber gorge, super chic options to solve your dress code dilemma??? 

You know, to free you up a bit so you can solve that of your plus-one... 

Grab a cocktail ladies, it's semi-formal weddin' time!


Unchained Melody Strapless Dress
~Calvin Klein

$93.00

Size: 2
Measurements: Please call or email for specifics 
Details: Boned bodice with stitched pintuck detail at waist. 
Fully lined midnight blue satin.
Condition: Excellent

It Had To Be You Bow Front Slip Dress

$53.00

Size: 4
Measurements: Please call or email for specifics 
Details: Semi-sheer magenta silk chiffon. Fully lined.
Condition: Excellent

At Last Lace Sheath Dress

$57.00

Size: 8

Measurements: Please call or email for specifics 
Details: Black lace fitted knee-length sheath with scalloped neckline. Fully lined.
Condition: Excellent

My Girl Dress

$47.00

Size: S
Measurements: Please call or email for specifics
Details: Semi-sheer blue chiffon with floral detail at neckline. Fully Lined.
Condition: Excellent

Wonderful Tonight Floral Dress
~Milly

$87.00

Size: 6
Measurements: Please call or email for specifics 
Details: Black and cream silk floral print. Fully lined.
Condition: Excellent


To purchase these dresses or any of the pieces in our collections please call 858.693.3231 or email orders@binksandfranny.com



Thursday, June 28, 2012

THE 'A' LIST: June 2012

...A CAREFULLY CURATED COLLECTION OF FABULOUS FINISHING TOUCHES...

06.28.2012
Leather flap-front shoulder bag with floral detail. 
Leather strap. Unlined.
Measurements: 9"H x 11"W x 4.5"D   Strap drop 15"
Condition: Perfectly broken-in vintage!  
$37.00 ~ SOLD


06.14.2012
Pleated metallic snake-embossed clutch with detachable chain strap.
Measurements: 12.5"H x 7"W   Strap drop 11"
Condition: Excellent   
$27.00 


06.14.2012
Hot to trot Stuart Weitzman bronze leather ankle wrap sandal. 
Semi-precious stone accents. Leather sole. 
   
 Size: 8.5   Heel Height: 3 3/4"  
Condition: Excellent
$73.00


06.07.2012
To-Die-For convertible crossbody hobo messenger bag in gorgeous saddle brown leather. 
Interior wall zip pocket and two slip pockets, two zip pockets at exterior front. 
Two adjustable leather straps included.
Measurements: 9"H x 15"W   Gusset 5"   Strap Length 56" (long) & 20" (short)
$63.00 ~ SOLD


To purchase these items or any of the pieces in our collectionsplease call 858.693.3231 or email orders@binksandfranny.com

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

DENIM REBELLION

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I stand before you today, hand raised, palm reaching skyward, and hereby proclamate that skinny jeans are over!(ok, maybe I’m more exclamating than proclamating, but anyhoo…).

It’s been a prolonged process and we’ve tried not to pull the plug prematurely, but when I see soccer moms trying to be rocker moms, their carefully overstyled Kingston-esque tots in tow sporting teeny skinnies, their wish-I-still had-my-skateboard-and-my 6-string hubbies trying to rock the manskinnies, it’s time to call it. Unless you’re Mick. Which you’re not.

Not to say that skinnies don’t have their place. No ma'am.

Nothing else will tuck into tall boots efficiently (stay tuned for the fall update during which I will announce time of death for that tired trend as well), they're certainly tunic-friendly ('nuff said?), so no reason skinnies can't still be one option in the armoire. Personally, the risk of muffin top and the dreaded pancake ass outweigh the benefits, but that’s just me and my body speaking 

Don’t get me wrong. We all love us some denim. What other fabric can survive urban life, suburban life, campus life, life in general AND is easy peasy, no-iron, no -wash (before you say “ewwwww”, admit it … you’ve been known to push it one extra day), seasonless, affordable, and socially acceptable to boot?

Our sartorial soulmate, so to speak.

But c’mon people, there are so many interesting incarnations of our fave fabric out there that are being ignored for the sake of conformity. Or for the sake of trying to be what we think is cool.

Truth is, when something becomes so mainstream that it has a single-word moniker (are you listening Snookie? Britney? Ma-don-na?), the sixteenth minute is already looming.

~Susan


(shown with the Mimosa Crochet Tunic)
Road Map Handpainted Jeans

$37

Size: 4
Measurements: Waist: 27"  Rise: 8.5"  Inseam: 29.5" 
Fabric Content: 4% spandex
Condition: Excellent

Badlands Smocked Sundress

$33

Size: S
Condition: Excellent

Two Birds in the Hand Dress

$47

Size: M
Condition: Excellent

T-Bird Embroidered Zip-Front Denim Jacket

$43

Size: 6
Condition: Excellent

Vagabond Mixed Media Maxi

$37

Size: S/M
Condition: Excellent


Mile Marker Suede Diamond Crochet Tunic

$53

Size: S
Condition: Excellent

U-Turn Embroidered Jeans

$37

Size: 6
Measurements: Waist: 30"  Rise: 7.5"  Inseam: 32.5" 
Fabric Content: 3% spandex
Condition: Excellent

Roadside Diner Bow-Front Dress

$37

Size: 6
Condition: Excellent


Rearview Mirror Sweater Pocket Crops 

$33

Size: XS (2)
Measurements: Waist: 27"  Rise: 7"  Inseam: 19.5" 
Fabric Content: 2% spandex

Condition: Excellent

Backroads Black & White Embroidered Top

$27

Size: M/L
Condition: Excellent

Louise Lace Up Jeans

$37

Size: 7
Measurements: Waist: 30"  Rise: 7.5"  Inseam: 32.5" 
Fabric Content: 3% spandex
Condition: Excellent


















 (shown with the Fringe with Benefits vest)
Pit Stop White Crops 
~D&G

$43

Size: EUR 44
Measurements: Waist: 32"  Rise: 7.5"  Inseam: 19" 
Fabric Content: 3% spandex

Condition: Excellent

 Thelma Cropped Denim Jacket

$37

Size: S
Condition: Excellent

Roadhouse Embroidered White Halter Dress

$47

Size: 4
Condition: Excellent



To purchase these items or any of the pieces in our collections, or to inquire about specific measurements and additional images please call 858.693.3231 or email orders@binksandfranny.com




Tuesday, June 26, 2012

SHOE OF THE WEEK: June 2012

06.26.2012
Carole Little two-tone button thong sandal with rubber sole.
   
 Size: 8   Heel Height: Flat  
Condition: Excellent

$27.00  

06.19.2012
Burnished saddle leather open-toe pump with stacked wooden heel. 
Absolutely perfect city sandal! 
   
 Size: 9   Heel Height: 4"  
Condition: Excellent

$37.00

06.12.2012
Groovy Troentorps of Bastad hand-painted leather clogs. 
We think they have M-ajor 'coolitude' factor.
   
 Size: 38   Heel Height: 2"  
Condition: Pristine 

$47.00 

06.05.2012
Fabulous aqua patent cork platform wedge. 
Adjustable ankle strap. Non-slip rubber sole. 
   
 Size: 8   Heel Height: 5"   Platform Height: 1.25" (at toe)  
Condition: Excellent

$33.00 

To purchase these shoes or any of the pieces in our collections
please call 858.693.3231 or email orders@binksandfranny.com
  

Monday, June 25, 2012

IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME...CLOSED

A few lovely little things to tempt you...
It is indeed high time we thanked all of y'alls for visiting our little corner of the interwebs. And so, we're super stoked to offer one lucky duck a $100.00 Binks&Franny boutique credit to spend however he/she pleases.

Just our little way of letting you know we appreciate each and every one of you!

Now on to how to win...

Because it's Monday and you're likely struggling to find your mojo (as are we), we've opted for the Keep.It.Simple.Stupid. approach here.

Mandatory:
  • Browse our collections, shoes, and accessories, share with us your favorite piece(s), and tell us why you're as obsessed with vintage as we are.

One additional entry each:

For each additional item you complete, simply leave a comment on this post to gain the extra entries. 

Giveaway ends Monday, July 2 at midnight (PDT). One winner will be randomly selected and announced on Tuesday, July 3.

Good luck!!

~Susan and Amanda