Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Trip To The Market

A postcard I picked up at the antique market today. I'll always have a soft spot for anything pertaining to Ancient Rome and Greece (history nerd).
Before I bother doing an update on Christmas and all the wonderful goods I received, or even a little update about my most recent trip to New York City (and all the incredible food I ate), I thought I'd do a little post on the vintage shopping I did with my friend Anne today.

We started off the day with a trip to Red Lobster because -- duh -- we're fabulous ladies who lunch, and that was the right thing to do. Clearly I was very excited about the biscuits.

After that we headed out on a thrifting adventure. First we stopped at Value Village where Anne bought a chocolate brown fur coat and I decided to save my money because I had a feeling I'd find something else at our next stop and I was totally right.
First, Anne and I both found fantastic vintage hats for ourselves.
Don't we look happy?
You can wear white after labour day, guys!

And just before leaving, I found the best find of all, an early 1930's dress for such a steal. I've been so obsessed with the 20s and 30s lately, mostly in part due to Boardwalk Empire and last year's Mildred Pierce. The fashion and accessories are so exquisite, and it's really difficult to find authentic pieces from that era at an affordable price so I was over the moon to find this. Not sure where I'm going to wear it yet but I think it's a sign I have to attend the Jazz Age Lawn Party next Summer!

The buttons!
Needles to say, I'm very happy right now. My whole aesthetic for 2013 is some weird amalgamated look I like to call "disco flapper tarot reader" which basically means a lot of sparkle, a lot of jewelry, a lot of rings and velvet and vintage furs ... just mystical luxury, I guess. Still very much in line with what I wrote about here.

I'm really set on creating lots of headpieces for the new year. 
Some inspiration: Margaret on the Season 3 premiere of Boardwalk Empire, flapper from Pinterest, artist Shae Acopian Detar, Downton Abbey.
Basically, my style is going to be all out and a little all over the place but that's completely fine by me. I can't wait. I'm going to be listening to this nonstop. Anyway ... I have to do some Breaking Bad marathoning writing so I guess it's time I wrap this up ...

Until next time!


Bani said...

i like your hat. the headpieces are great inspiration!

Christy said...

That 30s dress is completely incredible; just look at those buttons! I found a pair of 1930's dresses for a steal yesterday (the first is cream lace, and the second is chocolate brown silk velvet with crochet trim), so apparently the art deco thrifting gods are smiling upon us at the moment. ;)

Babble said...

Great post! I'm so glad I came across your blog :D

Velvet said...

Things I love about this post

-your hair
-your jumper
-the postcarad
-Broadway Empire
- THE DRESS. Wow, it's so lovely. Instant jealousy

Can I just say that I love everything about this post haha.


Melissa said...

Wonderful photos, dear! x

<3 Melissa

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Anna said...

I found you through love your blog btw

Unknown said...

what a lovely blog you have!
and you are quite beautiful.


Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

I'm really loving the hat!
Beautiful pics :)

Unknown said...

you're cute as a button


Unknown said...

Really feeling lucky to seek through this blog.Love those whole chic and beautiful pics.Nice hat.

Missy said...

You have no idea how much I'm now craving a red lobster biscuit right now haha!

But I love the postcard you found at the market, that's really cool..

xx Missy

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