Monday, March 16, 2015

Sun Kissed




















 It's funny how color schemes just naturally seem to come together. It has been a while since I'd found such an array of warm, sun kissed colored dresses! 
 The dresses above are available in our Etsy shop and brick and mortar boutique. 

Call us at 503.234.7568 to schedule an appointment in our sumptuous bridal salon. We have a lot of fabulous vintage and vintage style wedding gowns in at the moment! 





Monday, March 9, 2015

Fashion Crush: Claire Underwood


Image from http://insideclairescloset.tumblr.com.
Ever since I started watching House Of Cards I have been totally obsessed with Claire Underwood's style. So imagine my surprise when I saw Claire walking down the television aisle in a dress just like my Xtabay Original courthouse wedding dress! I immediately starting screaming and grabbed my iPhone to take a picture of the screen. Granted Claire's dress is in a different fabric, has a slit, slightly larger buttons and Robin Wright's incredible figure in it,  it is essentially the same dress. I don't know who made it or how it happened but it was pretty exciting. 

Claire's vow renewal dress is available in our Etsy shop

This set can be purchased here in our Etsy shop.

Speaking of Claire dresses….this Xtabay Original design also has the classic but sexy style that she tends to gravitate towards. Worn with it's matching jacket it is perfect for the office but without transitions perfectly into a sexy LBD for evening. We offer this dress in both black and white, in white it also makes a killer little courthouse wedding or reception dress. 


Now I don't know if Claire would ever rock vintage heels and a straw clutch but I think this ensemble is pretty adorable. The heels are also about 1/16 the price of her Louboutins! 









Sunday, February 22, 2015

New Arrivals

1950's wedding dress in embroidered cotton eyelet, available in the bridal salon and in our Etsy shop.

1950's style rose gold embroidered wedding or reception dress, an Xtabay exclusive design, available in the bridal salon and Etsy shop.

Stunning 1950's prom dress in soft pink and evergreen. Waist 26", available in our boutique and Etsy shop.
Fabulous 1950's abstract silk drop waist party dress, available in our boutique and Etsy shop.
Beautiful blue floral print party dress by Gigi Young, available in our boutique and Etsy shop. 
Lilac 1950's twin party dress by Gigi Young, sold.

Vintage 1950's aqua organza prom dress, sold and going to the prom-again!

1950's golden silk cocktail dress, available in the boutique and in our Etsy shop.


Never worn 1950's Henry Water's Shoes of Consequence,  size 7m, available in our Etsy shop.

Dresses waiting to be shipped out to prom shoppers around the world.
I love this vintage wedding portrait in our bridal salon.


We are having a serious case of the "February fake-out" here in Portland, Oregon. The sun has been shining, temperatures have soared to the mid 60's and people are out in t-shirts and shorts. I even spotted people sunbathing in the park across the street from where I live. I know,  come June we will be shivering with temperatures in the 40s and wearing rain gear until after July 4th. It's just the way it goes here in Portland, and we Oregonians know that when the sun is out you celebrate, even if we look a little foolish wearing flip flops in February. 

Xtabay Vintage Bridal Salon is busier than ever with brides finding their dream wedding dresses. We have such an amazing selection of vintage and vintage inspired wedding dresses right now. Nothing makes us happier than helping brides find the perfect dress. Call us at 503-234-7568 to set up a private appointment. 

Thank you! 




Sunday, February 15, 2015

Color Palette: Coral and Celadon



























So many beautiful new arrivals have landed in the shop this week! Vintage dresses in warm corals and soothing celadons have suddenly appeared, making the store look like a cheerful spring oasis. 

 While everything pictured is currently available in our brick and mortar store we will be adding items to our Etsy shop later this week. The beautiful gold headpieces are by Mignonne Handmade and are available at our sister store The English Department in downtown Portland. 

The bridal salon is full of new arrivals this week as well. There are so many stunning vintage and vintage inspired wedding gowns to choose from right now. Call us at 503-234-7568 to make an appointment. We would love to help you find your dream wedding dress!