3.13.2010

Little Bohemian




Most of the time I am torn between one thing or another, of the opposite nature. Long or short hair? Bakelite or rhinestones? Feathers or flowers? Which is probably why I have enough clothing for four full wardrobes of four completely different people. One is for that women who could live on suits and t-strap heels. The other for a housewife who lives in cotton feedsack dresses and little white socks. Another for the kind of leading lady you see in old films, a society girl. And then a bit for that carefree, bohemian type. There is probably more, but these are the big four I tend to channel. It is the gift and curse of loving vintage, so many styles to choose from, and all are just wonderful. But thats just it, there are so many styles that look great, you can't just choose one!
Today was one of my favorite types of days, that snippet between winter and spring. It's still chilly, the sun peeks through the gray clouds every once in a while, and the brightest flowers are in bloom on the ground and in the trees. That tender time where everything is waking up for the new year, and the weather is romantic and unpredictable.
I took a walk to my grandmas to see her new car (!) and we chatted and had tea. After that I walked to Twila Jeans and on the way talked to a man playing bagpipes on his porch, and made friends with a squirrel. When I got there we left for Portland and did a bit of shopping, talked of creme brulee and speakeasies, and I got two amazing hats! And the day finishes with Miss Marple, and pin curls. The End.

31 comments:

C.Elizabeth said...

I absolutely LOVE this outfit! :)

Heidi Ann said...

Well, Solanah - I am glad you are torn between all of those styles, because you look great in all of them, and I really enjoy your blog and your sense of vintage style - so keep it up. Not that you weren't already planning that!
I'm glad you have so many outfits in your closets - keeps it very interesting! I don't have the figure to wear them like you do, nor the budget - but, like I said, I truly enjoy seeing what you put together. you do a great job with ALL of it!

Bucca said...

Love the outfit you look great!! those tights are very pretty :)

Peldyn said...

By not sticking to one style, you will never be bored :)

Brenna_Kathleen said...

Love the outfit! And any day that involves tea, grandmothers, hats, and Miss Marple is a perfect day

Angela Joy said...

I have been following you for about 6 months and this is my first comment, you have truly caught my attention with this new style! Very exciting to see you let your hair down. <3

Anaïs said...

Hmm, Miss Marple!
This look is actually perfect for that winter-but-almost-spring-feeling.

Justice Pirate said...

I love the petticoat/slip big time.

Brittany_Va-Voom Vintage said...

yes, the petticoat is beautiful. These are gorgeous photos. I love the mossy rooftop and how it matches your dress perfectly!
http://vavoomvintage.blogspot.com/

Hannahleh said...

am ADORING that dress!

Q's Daydream said...

what a perfect day! and I am so the same, channeling different styles I love. boho must be a spring thing because lately I've been dressing more in that direction :o)

Anonymous said...

Gosh Solanah, you look so glamourous no matter what style you're in! Thanks for always being an inspiration!

Xo,
Sarah

The Vintage Housewife... said...

hello there i am a new finder...though have herd your sweet name on many other blogs...but just findin' ya kitten...you are just so adorable and very talented! can't wait to follow you...i have added you to my blog roll...have a rocken day...by the way just lovely pictures and style....cat

Su said...

I love that dress, and you described my closet, too!

Amanda said...

Love the outfit!

Belle de Ville said...

What wonderful colors in that dress. And I love the design too.

Stefanie Valentine said...

Loving the outfit Solanah!
I love the fact that vintage has so many different styles, variety is the spice of life after all!
x

Eyeliah said...

you look just stunning today.

Aradia said...

Thans Solana!
The idea of different wardrobes for different aspects of your personality is helping me figure out something. Why I gravitate toward contrasting styles. Yes, different aspects of one’s personality have different needs! Thank you! I’d never looked at it this way.

Rainy Daisy said...

I adore this.

Sarah Dee said...

I love that you embrace all different types of vintage fashion! I just wrote a blog about seasons influencing favorite fashion decade. Does this happen to you too during season changes? Love your blog and love the article on Queens of Vintage!

Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

Charlotte said...

Variety is indeed the spice of life. Sounds like a good day - yay for Miss Marple :)

Tuppence Ha'Penny

Twila Jean said...

where are we going for birthday lunch??!! :)

Also, send me the pix you took of me darrrrling <3

You are such a cute bohemian woman-child. hehehe I love your wardrobe.

..SOCIAL BUTTERFLY.. said...

How could anyone not love this blog. THanks for sharing. Im your newewst follower!

esme and the lane way said...

You look amazing! I love that there are so many vintage styles out there to be enjoyed. I love those blue tights!

Jen said...

this is the perfect Spring outfit!

fashion-odyssey said...

great great dress, lovely colours. you´re such an inspiration.

Casey said...

I know what you mean! I have quite a few styles I bop back and forth between: hippie/romantic, 1940s housewife, mid century glamor girl, and occasionally with a hint of rockabilly. ;) I definitely love playing with all the looks--makes life more fun (and vintage hunting more rewarding too! haha!). ;)

I love your outfit here; especially the slip/petticoat peeking out! I spent nearly an entire winter wearing petticoats peeking out from under my skirts and haven't done it in so long... must revisit that soon! :)

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com

THELOOKING_GLASS said...

Are you channeling me?

Wonderful Post!
thelookingglassvintage.blogspot.com

Lilla Kullan ♥ said...

I love your style.:-) Stina

Gabaz said...

i love that look!