Saturday, December 3, 2011

Forever Young Dress and Winter Sale

Winter is upon us, and as with every change of season, that means big sales! We're having a super-duper amazing winter sale at the shop that you should definitely check out. Many lovelies are going for ridiculously awesome prices, such as this dress we entitled "forever young" sported by blogger Strawberry Koi (and one of our blog-team members).

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

{ Images courtesy of WeHeartIt }

Happy Halloween from the gals of Cactus Flower! May your bags and pumpkin-head-baskets be over flowing with delicious candies and your costumes be safe from wardrobe-malfunctions!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Every Leaf Is A Flower

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." or so says Albert Camus, and we feel the same way. Oranges and yellows make the horizon like a stunning oil painting as far as the eye can see, and believe us - we were happy to take advantage of Mother Nature's backdrop with another exciting photoshoot with some vintage-inspired goodies from brands such as Darling and Tulle. Check the lookbook for more photos such as these, featuring lovelies Nora and Rachael and expect these pieces in the shop soon!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

the Ghouly-Girls of Cactus Flower

 In case you haven't noticed, it's the fall-times here in Bloomington, Indiana! Pumpkins are appearing in front of your local co-op, the leaves are droppin' like Finite Mathematics students, and everyone's asking themselves the existential question: WHAT AM I GOING TO BE?! While we may not be able to help you decide on your major, our upstairs section of vintage + gently used new clothing is THE source for creating a unique + memorable character for your Halloween night. Here's our first round of ideas, which you can steal at your leisure! You still have to pay for the clothes though.

All items shown below are available in the upstairs level of the brick-and-mortar Cactus Flower, 322 E. Kirkwood Ave in Kirkwood Manor.

Have you been practicing your Dewey Decimal System? Watch out, cause this LIBRARIAN FROM HELL sees ALL your mistakes. Jillian wore this dress, belt, sash, from our vintage section. Gigantic cat-eye glasses with rhinestone accents are from our selection of new, unused costume accessories.

Hilary mixed this cartoon-ey red dress with an official Raggedy Andy wig to create an ode to androgynous whimsy: RAGGEDY ALI! Ali seems a bit unpredictable, mischevious, and has been seen fraternizing with pirates. Best to laugh at all of her jokes and keep her on your good side.

Oh my god. Megan as Bettie Paige Barbie (no wig necessary!) will make your heart stop from sheer beauty. Beware driving the streets if she's roaming about -- you're liable to crash your car, or at the least give yourself whiplash from a double-take! Our black-maned babe is wearing an 80s party dress, never worn hot pink heels & a new sequined headband by Free People.

Pirate flag not for sale. It's all arrrrrrrs.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lovely Ladies

Check out blogger Molly Burkett out on the town with some lady-friends---a very well dressed group of dames indeed!  The dress on the pretty lady to the right is at Cactus Flower. We only have one left, come and nab it up! The open-backed, lace dress is very flapper inspired, perfect for a night out on the town. 

Also don't forget to stop by our website! 

Friday, September 2, 2011

4th Street Festival

Hello Lovlies!

Stop by and say hi tomorrow and Sunday during Bloomington's 4th Street Festival of the Arts! We'll be outside with lot's of sweet deals and amazing jewelry. Don't forget to step inside to cool down and check out the fall items that are filtering in. And get your fix of vintage upstairs. Lots to see at the Cactus Flower!

We'll be set-up outside during the hours of the festival: from 10-6 on Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday. See you there!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ready for Fall!

[01, 02 & 03 By Madewell 04. bag by Steve Madden 05. Steve Madden shoes]

As we've mentioned too many times, we're certainly getting excited for fall around here. What's more fun than layering little dresses over long-sleeve tees or mixing shoes with tights? Nothing, nothing we say. Visit the shop to see some awesome pieces from brands like Steve Madden, Tulle and Wanted...

[ 01. Wanted shoes 02. Tulle top 03/04. Madewell necklace , skirt 05. Steve Madden bag ]

Monday, August 8, 2011

In for Fall

Just in time for Fall (do you believe it's right around the corner?!), booties, oxfords and closed-toed flats. We're getting excited here at Cactus Flower to wear shoes like these with tights and cardigans (along with adorable dresses, of course!) for cool Autumn days...
...for now they are available at our store location here in Bloomington, but no fear - they shall soon be available to you on our web shop!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Street Sighting

Kristen looks totally adorable in this royal blue embroidered dark purple dress!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Gift of Love

We obsess over things like twine, vintage tags and patterns... so we can't help to throw it all together when we send out items to you from our store!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Customer Love

We've had a lot of customers come in recently wearing their Cactus Flower purchases. To thank them for showing their love, we're posting their outfits on our blog.

We still have a lot of floral dresses in!
Here a customer is wearing a fun summer shirt from our upstairs vintage section.

We have lots of great new basics! This shirt and bag are from our store.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Cactus Flower on What I Wore

Cactus Flower was mentioned on Jessica Quirk's What I Wore blog! Here she is wearing one of the beautiful summer dresses that we carry at our store. We have only one of these dresses left in our store, but many others can be found on our online store:

Click here to view her post. Thank you Jessica for showing your love!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Customer lovin'

These two lovely ladies were shopping here at Cactus Flower together and both happened to be wearing Cactus Flower dresses! They looked so cute, I had to snap a photo of them. Adorable, huh?

If you're not in the Bloomington area, but like what you see, check us out at Cactus Flower Online!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Outfit inspiration via The Sartorialist

After yesterday's post, we thought it'd be fun to take some photos in the outfit we mocked outside! It's sunny & hot, but incredibly beautiful in Bloomington this time of year. Come in and visit us!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Stripes & Polka Dots

These two shots are some of The Sartorlialist's more recent photos. Did you know that he graduated from Indiana University where we are located? He's such an inspiration! Here are a few outfits picked out from the vintage items here at Cactus Flower!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

These will suit you swimmingly!

Here are just a few examples of the many vintage swimsuits we have to offer at Cactus Flower! Aren't they adorable? In this weather, who doesn't want to be out on the lake?

Don't forget to visit out online store, here!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Fashion Icon: Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung is one of my favorite fashion icons. Even if she's wearing something simple, she puts it together so well. Who better to model some outfits after? Here are a couple of outfits put together from items at Cactus Flower. Who is your biggest fashion inspiration? Let us know!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Eyelet you have my heart!

Falling in love with eyelet? So are we! These two eyelet dresses are available at Cactus Flower! Aren't they adorable?

Don't forget that Cactus Flower offers menswear in our vintage section! This shirt was a good find, huh?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Fashion Icon: Zooey Deschanel

Get these Zooey Deschanel-eque looks from Cactus Flower!

1. Forget Me Not Dress (purchase online)
2. Eyelet You Go Skirt (purchase online)
3. Vintage Navy Pocket Dress (only in store)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

New Jewelry This Week At Cactus Flower!

We received lots of unique new jewelry in the shop this week! Come on in and check it out! They'd go perfectly with a cute summer dress, a blouse with a high-waisted skirt, or shorts!

Also, we have been adding new items to our online shop every week! Hop on over and let us know what are some of your favorites!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Shop Cactus Flower Online!

Hello friends! We wanted to share with you some of the items we have for sale in our online shop! Here are just a handful of the adorable summer dresses we have to offer. Check out Cactus Flower Online to see the rest and definitely let us know what you think!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Summer dresses galore!

Here are a few outfits put together from different vintage items from the upstairs here at Cactus Flower! We have an incredibly variety of summer dresses and other vintage finds that would be perfect for pairing!

We also have added some great new styles to our new website! Please check them out here.

Lastly, we have created a fun Cactus Flower tumblr. If you have one, follow us! We'll be posting new styles in our store, fashion inspiration, music we love, and more. There's also a 'submit' button on the side of the page where we would love for you all to share with us how you're wearing Cactus Flower! Send us a picture and we'll post it!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Madeleine of Die Melange's visit to Cactus Flower

Madeleine of Die Melange featured Cactus Flower on her blog last month! Thanks so much, Madeleine! She took some wonderful photos and we wanted to share them with you!

 Check out the rest of her post here.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Some Like it Hot!

So far, there are some hot new styles for this summer and fall! These new styles have been so hot, in fact, that the building where one of the shows we were attending caught on fire! Our shopping expedition was put to an early stop because the building was evacuated, but no worries, we are forging on trying to find the best upcoming styles! This twist of fate led us to this cute number, the red gingham dress, which would retail for $99. We are trying to determine the future of this dress... Should we bring it to Cactus Flower? We need your help with the decision! Is it too expensive, too bright, or just right? Leave us a comment and let us know!

On another note, the Kentucky Derby is coming up this weekend! Anyone headed to the event? We have the perfect hat for the occasion! If you plan on staying in Bloomington, doesn't a Kentucky Derby themed get together sound fun? Who doesn't love an excuse to wear the biggest, floppiest, most decorated hat of all time?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Vintage Love

Don't forget about our vast selection of vintage items! We have so many one-of-a-kind pieces that are to die for! This is just a little taste of our summer dresses, vintage swimwear, and unique jewelry.

We're still accepting coupons from our newly launched website! Go here to print yours out and bring it in to the store for 15% off!

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