8.01.2009

First of August


Its August already! Summer is in it's last month and have yet to wear my fabulous 50s swimsuit, but then again I never swim.

Remember when I posted about that red Hawaiian dress? Well my fantastic Aunt read the post and gave me her very own authentic 1950s Hawaiian dress! It's such an amazing frock, and I honestly couldn't wait to be invited to a luau to wear it, so I wore it shopping in Portland. My mother and I went to The Red Light, Buffalo Exchange, and Monticello antiques.
I got a 1950s shirtdress, 1930s linen skirt, 1950s wool skirt, high waisted band slacks, 1930s hat, 1950s glasses, 1970s blouse, and a vintage sewing bag. And all day I only spent $8.00!

Last night I went through my Etsy stock and pulled all the items that had been in the shop too long, or had expired. Then I took those clothes to The Red Light and Buffalo Exchange and and traded them for things I actually wanted ;)

It was a beautiful day once again, but not too hot (it's cooled down to 95 degrees...Yay?)

On our way to the Monticello's we saw this guy riding in the back of a truck, happy as a clam.

The Antique mall of course had endless temptations, such as a stack of 1920s and 30s french fashion magazines, art deco buttons, and old photos of people I don't know. I only walked away with the sewing bag though, it has a ship on it! How could I let that go?

Ok, off to watch Miss Marple, hope everyone is having a good weekend!

21 comments:

LandGirlontheHomeFront said...

How serendipitous! I *just* posted about my own love of vintage Hawaii. Your dress is MAGNIFICENT! I think it is so fabulous that you wore it out--just because. Really, you are a real inspiration!

calivintage said...

wowee, what a day you had! so many cool vintage finds! and now i am inspired to get my own hawaiian dress. so cute!

Andi B. Goode said...

What a fabulous dress! My goodness. I'm in awe. It's the kind of dress that makes you want to drink everything out of coconuts!
-Andi x

The Glamorous Housewife said...

I love hawaiian dresses, though I find I usually get outbid on the one's I find. I especially like the pin you added- such a nice personal touch.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

"The Golden Girl of the West" said...

Cute dress! Would be the perfect fit to wear at a 1950's Tiki party!

XO,
Syd Divine

puglyfeet said...

Lovely frock, indeed. Your glasses and jade bead necklace make your ensemble a whole lot prettier. I love your accessories, Solanah!

sarah said...

Oh what a stunning dress! It looks perfect on you. Very "South Pacific". Your aunt was so sweet to give it to you! And what a lucky shopping trip, too. I can't believe you only spent $8 on all of that. I can't wait to see all of those finds! :)

Hope you had fun watching Miss Marple!

reilly said...

Wow, I need to get to Portland! $8?! That's amazing, but it sounds like your finds may be even better!

Gorgeous dress!

Maria Confer said...

Gorgeous outfit! The buffalo exchange sounds awesome.

Rochelle said...

I absolutely love your glasses! I bought a pair in an antique shop yesterday, only in silver. But yours are really fabulous!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Could that dress be any more adorable (in a tropical way)? I think not! :) You look so fantastically summery and beautiful!

Congrats all of your amazing finds, talk about the deals of the decade - all those awesome pieces for just $8, that's amazing!

Have a splendid, relaxing Sunday,
♥ Jessica

jessibee said...

Perfect dress for this insane weather. I love the red bag too!
Your post made me want to go shopping so much but I promised my husband I would take a break after the dress he bought me yesterday! haha
Oh Miss Marple! More episodes now please...I ordered the older Joan Hickson Miss Marples from my library and I'm going to spend my August with her. :)

little my said...

What a wonderful dress! You look really fabulous! You should really get invited to some exotic place just as a reward for this look :)

Kelley Anne said...

I'm glad to hear that someone else loves Miss Marple too! Your Hawaiian dress is amazing! What a lucky girl you are.

MichCherie said...

That dress is so gorgeous and looks like it was made for you!! That plus your cheaters and the red lipstick = ammmazing!!

Louise said...

I too am obsessed with all things Hawaiian at the moment. You look stunning in your dress. Very jealous.

GypsyFox said...

you look ever-so pretty..& that pic of the guy..super! :-)

Casey said...

You look so swanky in that dress, Solanah! ;) I absolutely adore the Hawaiian style/sarong dresses... I keep drooling over the reproductions at Whirling Turban, and secretly dreaming of finding one at a thrift shop one day. lol. What a sweet gift from your aunt!

Ms. B said...

Ooh I love your green bead necklace! I must make one for myself like that soon!

xo

Jennifer
http://milliedeel.blogspot.com/

Peldyn said...

Oh lucky you! One of my daughters knows where a Buffalo Exchange is in L.A. Only a 120 mile drive. I guess it is worth it, eh? I will have to make her meet me there. I am so wanting to buy something vintage and lovely like what you have.

Kristin said...

Wow. that dress is so gorgeous!