Saturday, November 24, 2012

Gift Certificates Now Available Online!

Need a gift for the holiday season but just can't make up your mind? Now you can buy Cactus Flower Gift Certificates from your computer or cell phone! We have increments of $25 but our gift certificates are offered in all denominations, so if you would like a different amount than the options listed let us know. We will even mail it for you and include a personalized note. So get your favorite fashionista a gift they can really enjoy!

Monday, October 29, 2012

New items up on our online store! Check them out!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Are you ever too old to dress up for Halloween? At Cactus Flower, we think it's fun to dress up all the time and anytime, at any age! And what better excuse is there than Halloween?!?

We've got a few ideas put together at the shop to inspire you. Come check them out! We've also got lots of Halloween accessories to help you bring together your costume...mustaches, nerd glasses, wigs, eye patches, fake eyelashes, top hats....the list goes on.

Here are just a few ideas we've come up with for this year:

Sam and Suzy from Moonrise Kingdom!

Why be just any cat this year, when you could be Lil Bub, the best cat?!
Katniss from the Hunger Games. Just don't use a real bow!

We'd love to hear what you're planning to dress up as this year, or see photos or ideas from previous years. Leave a comment and let us know!

Monday, October 15, 2012

It's incredible that after the long, hot summer we suffered through here in Indiana that the leaves still find it in them to put on a most beautiful show. As the colors outside change, so do the clothing and accessories here at Cactus Flower. Come in and discover beautiful autumnal hues...from burnt orange tops and dresses, to fiery red sweaters and scarves; saddle brown boots and bronze necklaces. Sequined dresses, peter-pan collars, studded shoes and bags...seasonal colors come alive in our clothing and accessories. Day or night, new or vintage, we've got what you're looking for!

Monday, April 30, 2012

vintage now online!

Exciting news....

 Yes, it's true! We now have authentic vintage pieces online that you can't find anywhere else.

Click here to shop vintage!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


For the first time EVER, Cactus Flower is carrying swimsuits, and I'm pretty sure these retro, feminine styles fit us absolutely perfectly.  Whether you're just reminiscing Spring break or already planning for summer, here's a little mini-editorial we made to get you as excited as we are!
The unique sunglasses (most styles always only 12 bucks!), slushy-colored scarves, floppy hats and swimsuits pictured can all be found in-store. ♥

Friday, April 13, 2012

spring in your step!

If 60s-inspired crocheted oxfords, open toe flats, and 70s-amazing heels in mimosa orange and bloody-mary-red don't get you excited for Spring, we're not sure what will. These styles are bound to inspire three-hour brunches, porch hangs, day dates and meandering iced-coffee strolls. These are IN-STORE EXCLUSIVE for now. Check back next week, our out-of-town friends, to shop these styles in our online shoppe! Be well & happy Spring, lovely ladies.

Monday, April 2, 2012

six selections for Spring!

Usually Springtime = Attack of the Floral Dresses downstairs, but this year we have an amazing mix of classic feminine pieces along with funky prints (sailboats, rick-rack, bows, unicorns, cats, sunglasses, owls... seriously, you name it), all-American tomboy styles (think Now & Then, with better shoes) and everything in-between. Here's just a few of our picks to get you started!

 FROM L-R, TOP ROW: #10153 Pink dress $44 // #10075 Blue plaid shirt, $60 // #10094 Sailboat dress, $44
FROM L-R, BOTTOM ROW: #9619 Blue stripe shorts, $40 // #10208 Rick-rack tank, $42 // #10212 Beige skirt $42

Do keep checking our online store for new additions, but these styles above are currently exclusively available in our store on Kirkwood Avenue. So if you want to visit these babies in their full glory, come see us!

Monday, March 26, 2012

new in-store: upstairs at Cactus Flower!

We've been hard at work Spring cleaning at the shop! Here's a little mini-tour of our new vintage selections...
See you soon!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

NEW IN-STORE: Spring accessories!

 Forget fuzzy mittens and blanket-sized scarves -- with the warmth of Spring finally upon us, Cactus Flower is full of excuses to indulge in some light and bright accessories.

First, THE HAIR. As always we have lots of flowery hair pins and sparkly bobby pin baubles for those days you want to feel the warm sun on your neck. Slick your hair into a bun-whatever and PUT A FLOWER ON IT. Works every time.

And for the first time ever, we have brand new umbrellas in stock downstairs!!! Are you as excited for April showers as we are? These sturdy, lifetime-guarantee cane umbrellas come in vintage inspired patterns as well as clear plastic, and we have some more compact varieties that can live in your bag when you don't feel like making quite such a statement. Also consider this picture our way of officially endorsing use of the umbrella as a PARASOL! #staypaleyo #nosunburn2012

Sandals. Beautiful ones. Under thirty dollars. These will NOT be around for long.

In case you didn't know, wide-brim hats aren't just for grannies at the beach anymore! We love, love, love them with just about anything. Wide-brim hat + maxi dress = brunch and a long walk in the breeze. Widebrim hat + tailored silhouette + shades: Ultra feminine but with an undeniable mystery.... We have this versatile staple in tons of colors, stripes n solids, come try them all on and find which one's perfect for you.

Till next time, enjoy the sunshine!

Photos by Jill Schaffer & Molly Burkett.

Monday, March 5, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS HILARY! A Very Cactus Flower Baby Shower...

Our Hilary is expecting any day now so we showered her with love, affection, and sushi!

We're pretty sure she loved all her personalized gifts, including some mini vintage dresses to start her baby girl off on the right frock! 

You know we love any excuse to dress up and celebrate! Fancy lady hats were mandatory attire.

Jill, owner/founder of CF hosted and stuffed us with amazing sushi & other goodies! No, that's not a new tribal style necklace she's wearing -- that's the baby shower game where everyone wheres a string, and you steal a clothespin any time someone says the word "baby"!

Right before the madness of Spoons ensued...

We had a contest to see who could write the most unique word associations with the word "baby". Blame the champagne or the beatnik headwear, but everyone's readings turned out more like a themed poetry slam than a baby game... *cue finger snapping*

Congratulations and good luck Hilary!

Monday, February 13, 2012

sweet inspiration: Valentines thru time!

 Desi Arnez & Lucille Ball from I Love Lucy

We love Lucy toooo! We are in a lovey-dovey mood here at Cactus Flower -- here are some of our favorite valentines couples through time:

1. Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire in Swingtime (1936)
2. Yoko Ono & John Lennon during their bed-in for peace (1969)
3. The Honeymooners (1955-56) ham it up for the camera
4. Mia Wallace & Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction (1994)
5. Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly in Hitchcock's Rear Window (1954)

We have plenty of unique gifts for your sweetie if you still need to pick up a little something, but even if we don't see you on this holiday we hope you have a wonderful time! As you can see we are partial to dancing, holding fresh flowers, and engaging in a passionate embrace with a classy dame. ♥

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Shop Revamp and Spring LookBook!

If you haven't noted yet, the shop has been remodeled! Not only that, but there's an awesome new lookbook to go with, of course with some lovely ladies of Cactus Flower - what else?! We have a slew of new Spring and sun-dresses about to come in, so stay tuned!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

every-season inspiration

The best thing about fashion blogs is that they are always in season. No matter the weather or your state of mind, you can pull up someone's visual diary and feel instantly inspired! Here are a few images that let us escape to other worlds and wardrobes today...

Niotillfem by Sandra Beijer is full of candid yet cinematic images of beautiful people eating beautiful food in beautiful places. If you plan on blowing bubbles in a backyard fete of your own, you'll need the proper accessories to make it look just right. We love the sparkly starfish barrette on Sandra's friend Meg -- Check the jewelry cases on both levels of CF to find your own 40s-inspired hair accessories, from flowers and fascinators to embellished bobby pins and Really Big Bows. They look most lovely pinned on the side, pulling diagonally upward from your eyeline. For the perfect wave in your hair, we just happen to have a vintage beauty expert on staff -- Aya has a YouTube tutorial for practically everything classy dames could dream of... Except a boyfriend as cute as Sandra's, you're on your own for that one.

 Karla of Karla's Closet rocked this frock on New Years Day. Where is she on January 1st that she could run around on scattered orange leaves in open-toed stilettos and a spaghetti-strap dress??! We don't know either, but we like it. For more modest but still fancy footwear, try our Jimeny Heels or "You'll Be Sari (If You Don't Buy These)" Wedges.

Ugh. Yesterday's post on The Glamourai makes my heart skip a beat. Swingset on the beach? Tumbling waves behind a flowing maxi dress? Bliss.

Happy weekend!