This weekend I've mainly been doing housework and such, hence the absence from blogging and listings. Yesterday my mother and I went to the Hawthorne area and traded clothes at The Buffalo Exchange and The Red Light. We got $170 in trade between the two! Needless to say we shopped until we ran out of credit, I got a fabulous green 40s suit that fits like a glove and a pretty mustard yellow 50s dress among other things. I did get a couple of cute dresses for my shop, there will be fall items going up this week! I'm excited because I've saved some neat things all year just itching to list them at the right time.
It feels so much like fall right now, but living in the North West means really odd weather during this transitional time from summer to fall. We can have all four seasons in one hour, today it would be warm and sunny one minute, pour rain the next, then five minutes after that wind would blow like crazy, and last the sun would shine through clouds with a light sprinkle. It's very difficult to dress for!
But I did get to wear my (other) new 40s suit I got at The Buffalo Exchange the other week, along with my little mouse pin. Isn't it cute?
The Dinosaur was at the restaurant "Laughing Planet" a local place that served yummy burritos and such. The Dino lives in Portland so he is Vegan ;)
Today was just about the slowest day at work (thanks to unpredictable weather) but after, my friend Ian and I did hop over to Powelles books where I found such a treasure! A book on "Making the Most of Your Looks" from 1935! It has everything from dressing for your body type, care for clothing, and even lots of hat advice, yay! I'll be sure to write some interesting things from it on Vixen Vintage, it's just too good not to share.
Oh yeah and there's a snail. Just because.
Suit: Buffalo Exchange
Brooch: The Urban Eccentric
Hat: No idea, it's kind of always been in my collection...
Dress: Alberta Street Fair
Purse and cashmere cardigan: Thrifted
Just something (else) random: Shoes I traded at The Red Light made it on their Deals of the Week.