3.12.2010

California finds










I'm back home and want to show you what I found in California! Actually first off, thank you so much to everyone who commented and gave us great suggestions, we found some wonderful shops because of you! We didn't get to do everything though, but I've saved up your recommendations for next time ;)

1. Our last day in Laguna Beach (my birthday) my mother gave me this darling little 1940s brooch, with a baby and mama bird :)

2. An 80s does 20s sailor dress, can't wait for summer to wear it! From Scuda Vintage

3. A pretty little 30s style blouse by French Connection, from Buffalo Exchange in Hillcrest. I've wanted a tie front blouse for a while, but all the ones I find are polyester. So I was pretty excited to find one in light cotton like rayon!

4. An early 50s novelty dress, from Liberty Vintage.

5. A 50s cotton shirtdress from Liberty Vintage (I've worn it three times already!)

6. 40s princess coat from Wear it Again Sam (I know, it's amazing)

7. 30s style sweater by J. Crew from Double Take, Encinitas.

8. Late 30s black wool dress from Flashbacks, Hillcrest.

22 comments:

Purple Deer said...

That brooch your mother gave you is darling! So symbolic too...love it.

art*deco*dame said...

cute finds!The brooch is just darling!

Nicole Jensen said...

The bird pin is to die for..loove it. great finds!

calivintage said...

ooh, score! so many lovely finds. i'm particularly enamored with that fur collar princess coat!

Mel said...

Oh great finds! I love the sailor dress!

Q's Daydream said...

wow! amazing finds! I love that red dress so much!

alex*at*aufdemaur said...

love the bird pin, so cute! And the coat

Leslie Marie said...

Thanks so much for posting about your vintage finds! I live in Southern California, and I'll definitely have to stop by the shops you mentioned.

Peldyn said...

Love the last dress! I can't wait to see how you style it.

Blue Note said...

lovely brooch

THELOOKING_GLASS said...

Love the brooch, but am in love with the gorgeous coat!

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BaronessVonVintage said...

ooh, so many pretty things!!!

Belle de Ville said...

The bird brooch is charming!

Kate said...

They are all very pretty but that brooch is just stunning!

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rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

i wish i could come over to try all of these precious dresses on! i'm smitten and really want to twirl around in them!

NiftyThriftyBeth said...

I love the sailor dress its adorable!

Brittany_Va-Voom Vintage said...

Sounds like you had a very happy birthday! I love all of your treasures. The shirt dress is -so- pretty!
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bénédicte said...

my goodness! i sometimes get so jealous of you americans. the little black wool dress is absolutely adorable.

Bucca said...

so envious of your shopping spree! I especially love that coat!

melina bee said...

The 50s dresses are the best! Although the 20s styled sailor dress is begging to be worn every day.
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Louise said...

What a beautiful brooch. Your mother has great taste.

Zohar said...

The sailor dress is beautiful! :) Great finds!