Stefanie Kuncman's flair for vintage fashion inspired her to start the online boutique, Tea and Tulips. Steffy sells one-of-a-kind vintage pieces which she finds and hand picks herself. She modernizes certain outfits, either by shortening the length or altering the sleeves on blouses and dresses. This Miami gal says that she is 'madly in love with clothes' and shares this love on her site by personally modeling each of the outfits. I don't know how she does it, if I the task of personally picking out pretty vintage clothes for my store, I'd want to keep them all!
Her quirky ensembles have been featured on various sites, including Elle, Vogue Germany, Grazia, Fabsugar and Vogue Girl Korea. Her clothes are well-maintained, affordable and adorable! These are some of my favourite items from the Tea and Tulips boutique.
1. Go for green skirt. A semi pleated skirt in a radiant teal green colour. $22 / R162
2. Colour me bright floral skirt. $15 / R110
3. Wrap me up in peach skirt. A crinkly, feminine pastel peach skirt. $26 / R191
4. Navy and floral pleated skirt. A semi sheer navy blue skirt with pink flowers. $24 / R176
Jackets & Blouses
1. Houndstooth fall jacket. I love this black and white print. $28 / R205
2. Bright as life coat. A pale lime coat with large collar and 3/4 sleeves. $23 / R169
3. Circle collar blouse. Off-white with self-stripes. $25 / R184. The gold bow brooch is available separately at $11 / R80.80
4. Ray of sunshine blouse. 100% silk blouse in bright yellow with delicate beading. $32 / R235
Dresses1. Pinky swear dress. A sweet pink summer dress with lace trimmed collar. $24 / R176
2. Subdued Peter Pan dress. A minty green dress with peter pan collar. $25 / R184
3. Colour block dress. A bright blue block dress with pleated skirt. $25 / R184. The orange clutch bag is available for $25 / R184
4. Red silk shirt dress. 100% silk scarlet dress with blue piping. $25 / R184
5. You're invited for tea dress. A girly button-up dress in a pretty floral print. $25 / R184
6. Only the classiest dress. A satin midnight blue dress with lace collar. $21 or R154
7. Purple leaflets dress. A purple and black printed dress with clinched waist. $24 / R176. The pastel green cardigan costs $24 / R176.
8. Sunflowers and checkers dress. A 60's style black and white checked dress with sunflower embroidered neckline. $21 or R154
You can purchase these charming outfits and many more on Steffy's website, Tea and Tulips. She ships to South Africa (lucky us!) as well as to the rest of the world. Also check out the clearance and sale items on the site, where you will find some gems under $10 / R73. As these are all singular pieces, they do sell out quickly, but are regularly replaced with new stock. I hope you find yourself some great vintage treasures!