1.04.2010

A day downtown


This afternoon my mother and I headed to Portland for some good ol' vintage shopping. I was given some money for Christmas which of course was burning a hole in my pocket. At first I was going to spend it on a good pair of shoes, but none really jumped out at me. So where could I go where I know I would find something perfect? Magpie Vintage!
And of course, I did. My suit collection is one suit bigger now, with the latest addition being a beautiful 1940s black and white houdstooth number, that fits like a glove. Along with that I purchased a darling brown a-line 40s skirt, perfect for the end of winter and the beginning of spring. The owner and shop girl (I never catch her name) were as helpful as ever, and it was fun to see Gordy, the little dog who lays around and likes to get his belly rubbed :)
After vintage shopping we went to Typhoon for lunch, a terrific Thai restaurant in The hotel Lucia, if you ever visit Portland make a stop there to eat, or stay at the hotel if you can, it's fantastic, a mix of modern and vintage styling.

1940s suit-A gift from my aunt

1930s topper-The Urban Eccentric

Shoes-Nordstrom Rack

Fox collar-Estate sale

Purse-Michael Kors

Just a side note, Magpie Vintage does not compensate me for mentioning them, I genuinely love the store!

27 comments:

Zombie Dimples said...

Gosh, you look wonderful. I love you fur, it looks so warm.

Coedith said...

I am so happy to see you wearing the suit! So much better than stored in our cedar chest.

Bombshell Bettie said...

WOW that suit is a show stopper!! <3 <3 <3 it!

Treacle said...

Oh gracious...if you made this photo black and white, I'd think it was straight from the 40's!


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marb said...

looooove it!!!

Vintage Mama said...

Oh Honey! You look divine! So glad I found your blog. Inspirational!

My Passport to Style said...

Happy New Year! What fun, a vintage shopping spree, adore this cute combo so deluxe! If you get chance visit me and my masterclass in shoe shopping Sharon xx

Charlotte said...

Now I know why I can't find the perfect suit/jacket - you have them all! :-p

Shona said...

stunning outfit

Sher said...

Oh wow, you wear vintage like none other! Utterly gorgeous!!

xx

Screen Siren said...

wow, that suit is stunning!!!

Patricia said...

Lovely combination of vintage and current. Stunning!

va-voom vintage said...

The suit is amazing! The collar was made to wear with that suit! Can't wait to see pics of your new purchases!!http://vavoomvintage.blogspot.com/

Casey said...

Oh wow--that suit is jaw-dropping gorgeous! Really, really amazing!

I had to laugh at your comment about the Christmas money burning a hole in your pocket. ;) I'm going through the same thing right now with a MAC giftcard I got; dying to go spend it on some new makeup! hehe!

♥ Casey
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BaronessVonVintage said...

WONDERFUL. Wish you lived close so we could wear our lady suits whilst taking tea! Gorgeous tea rose hat, too! As always, you look the fashion plate!

Jessica / Lola Vintage Clothing said...

Adorable, classy outfit! Fits you perfectly too. :)

Django et Coco said...

Wow you look Gorgeous in your gray and fur outfit! Love it!


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Jenn said...

*loving* that suit! It's gorgeous on you!

Sounds like you had a great day with your mom!

COCAMIA said...

They don't make women like you anymore! You are Fab!

sarah said...

Ohh, that suit is stunning! I love it! I'm so enamored with big fur collars lately. Your topper is darling as well. :)

Stefanie Valentine said...

Oh wow wow wow i want that suit, it is beautiful! xx

katrina said...

i love thai food -- one of my favorites, i could eat thai all day long!

lovely outfit, solanah. what a pretty hat!

Blue Note said...

amazing

Jessica Cangiano said...

You look so elegantly wonderful. The pairing of the grey suit and floral bedecked hat is a timelessly winning combination!

I truly hope that your year is off to a sparklingly fantastic start, and that each the days that follows will continually be even more amazing for you than the last!

Big hugs & endless joyful wishes,
♥ Jessica

Laura said...

Love the suit you're wearing in the photo. And totally love Typoon! I can never quite decide what tea I want from that huge menu. Can't wait to eat there when I visit my home town in February. Can't wait to see some photos of the new suit.

Maria Confer said...

You look like a dream!

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Diana said...

te ves tan bien como siempre!
cute cute, amo tus sombreros!