Monday, May 30, 2011

Black Out....

Julene models the perfect little 50's silk wiggle dress. Size 4, 125.

Erin models this beautiful late 20's silk chiffon dress with cotton lace collar. Size 5-6. 225.

Gorgeous hand sewn lace....
1930's black bakelite necklace, 248.
Exquisite early 30's silk chiffon evening dress with burn-out velvet bodice. Size 8-10. 298.

Gabe working at Xtabay,  always in black tie....
Today was Memorial Day and I'm showing black dresses...

Friday, May 27, 2011

Foot Fetish.

1940's size 4 platforms. 98.

1970's-80's Yves Saint Laurent espadrilles with gold laces. Size 38. 125. Like new condition.

New -old stock purple ankle strap heels by John Higdon. 6 1/2m. 48.

I can't stop buying shoes. I seriously can't resist them!  Lots and lots of teeny tiny shoes crowd the shelves at Xtabay. Nobody ever fits into them. Those who do say they would never wear them.  They rarely sell. Poor me....I wear the titanic of shoe sizes, size 10. If I had petite dainty little feet I'd be wearing these shoes all over town.
 Most Portland people wear Keens or Merrells. Portlanders love fleece jackets made out of recycled plastic bottles and big, bulbous, rubber clown shoes. My whole family wears Keens and Merrells. My fiance- God forbid-- wears CROCS, which are even worse!  I can't imagine what ladies during the 50's would say if someone showed them a picture of a pair of Crocs and told them that they were the shoes of the future...

I have to admit, I do own a pair of Crocs, pink Crocs. They are my designated indoor only shoes.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Juicy Fruit...

1950's fruit and veggie novelty print skirt. Waist 28" 75.

they look like they're up to no good!

1940's rayon berry pickin' dress with raspberries. Size 4-6. As-is. 98.
1970's Lanz strawberry fields forever dress, size 5-6. 58.

1960's straw strawberry bag, so cute! 48.
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Watermelon beaded neckline on silk evening gown. 

A vision is lime, size 7-8. 125.
1950's Schiaparelli nitegown, small 68.

early 60's iced melon heels. Size 8 1/2 N, 68.
Nesting birds next to the Mor body butters....
Grapes and berries necklace, 98.
Brilliant blueberry necklace. 98.
Crinolines, prices range from 48-68. Call us at 503 230 2899 to order one!
1960's Dior satin turban. 125.

Lovely customer wearing her new dress from Xtabay!

1970's-80's Diane Fres cotton fruit print fiesta dress. Size 6, 125.

Memorial Day weekend is approaching and that means it's barbecue and picnic season. What better way to kick off summer than with a flirty, fruity themed dress!  I picked out a selection of the juiciest, fruitiest, most picnic friendly things to get you inspired. Yes, it may still be dark and raining here in Portland but somewhere in the world the sun is shining....we hope.

Call us at 503~230~2899 to purchase over the phone. We ship domestically and internationally. Thanks for looking!