6.11.2009

Ships ahoy!

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Like many vintage girls, I'm a sucker for nautical things. And leopard print. Together they sing.

Today was my nephew's and cousin's kindergarden graduation, which just happens to be the same school I went to when I was a little girl. It was really cute, and I not only got to see them graduate, but also a lot of children I had known from working at the school when they just started. Seems like yesterday they were all little babies.

It took me a long time to get dressed, because it was one of those "nothing looks good" kind of mornings. But I pulled this pretty little dress off the shelf, and decided to take a chance with a leopard pillbox instead of something matchy, like a cream topper. I really liked the result, one can rarely go wrong with leopard :)

Later Sam and I met my mom at a local Mexican restaurant. I dressed more casual, in sailor denim and a little jersey summer cardigan I got at an estate sale. To make it unique I accessorized with a beret and a fantastic plastic charm brooch my mother got at an estate sale. Yes, my whole family goes to estate sales, we cover more ground that way, hehe :)

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First photo

Dress: Rummage sale

Purse: Antique mall in Solana Beach

Hat: Buffalo Exchange

Gloves: Estate Sale

Second photo

Cardigan: Estate sale

Pants: Thrift store in Solana beach

Brooch: Estate sale

Shoes: Thrifted

Hat: Thrifted

21 comments:

Miss Ruby LaMour said...

Obsessed with your second outfit... And I don't even own pants! Love the sweater and the pin.

Hannah said...

I really, really love the second outfit, that brooch is incredible. Love your collages too, especially the first one!

Vintage Angel said...

I love nautical stuff too! The dress is adorable, and I am in LOVE with the bag!

tam said...

I am to a sucker for the leopard print it looks good with anything! Your hat is fantastic x

Frances Baker said...

what a serioulsy cute couple of outfits! I love the leopard skin pillbox. I wish I could pull off hats like you, seriously, you are the hat master!

Lapetitemort said...

You are amazingly clad all the time!

I need to find a cardigan like that to go with my similar nautical pants. ~inspired~

Amanda said...

Gorgeous! You have such great style and think of such wonderful outfits. I love the nautical theme.

Kitten said...

You just look awesome, really inspiring! I'd love a bag like yours, and naturally the loepard print hat too. And the rest of your wardrobe pretty much... :D

Btw, did you know that you and me both were mentioned over at Starlet Showcase a while back? Or pictured at least. For a while there I almost felt like a real blogger, ha, ha. Anyways, have great weekend!

Kitten

Atomic Mama said...

both outfits are cute!

you need high waist pants!!!! that out fit would be so cute with a pair of these:
http://www.heydayonline.co.uk/default/womens-clothing/ladies-trousers/ladies-swing-trousers-red.html

puglyfeet said...

Yes, the leopard pillow box looks smashing with your outfit.

Love the plastic charm brooch.

Darla: Retro Ways said...

I love both of your outfits, those jeans are freaking adorable and your dress is darling. ♥ Frances Baker is right you are the hat master!

Solanah said...

Ohmygoodness! Kitten I didn't even know! I haven't checked that blog for a while, because I always spend so much time going through the photos :)

Atomic mama, I know! It's so odd wearing something lower than my waist, and a pair of red sailor pats would be a dream ;)

Atomic Mama said...

we have been foiled solanah!
http://diaryofavintagegirl.blogspot.com/2009/06/vi-buys-able-grable.html

lol

Jessica Cangiano said...

So deeply pretty! I am head-over-heels in love with your second outfit. Stellar, my dear, absolutely stellar!


Wishing you a beautiful weekend,
♥ Jessica

chie said...

your brooch is adorable! i love your collage very much.

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Ashley B ;-) said...

So cute! Leopard print gets a bad rap, but I think it's a really classy print if done well.

kirby said...

Both looks are so cute! I too have a weakness for anything nautical. Sometimes it is just so right. I love how you combined leopard and nautical - very chic!

Chicken Dinner Candybar said...

definitely digging the leopard with the nautical - so clever :D!

esme and the lane way said...

Fantastic, I lvoe the nautical one, especially the great stripy top :)

Quixsa said...

You look beautiful in both of these but the nautical second outfit spoke to my heart. Everything is so well put together! :0)

Casey said...

Both outfits are adorable, but I really love the second one! Especially that fantastic brooch!