5.14.2010

California day 7, lounging around

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Our last day in California involved lounging at the pool, eating good food at The Zinc Cafe, and shopping a bit here and there. Now it's time to pack up to leave in the morning, and while I enjoyed my time here immensely, I miss my husband, my hats, and my cats. Oh wait I don't have cats. Well if I had cats I would miss them too.

I got this swimsuit at a fabulous estate sale a while back, and this week has been the first time I've worn it. The estate I bought it from was amazing, with gold and velvet wallpaper, a pink bathroom, and this was one of two things I grabbed before any other dealers (I wanted the tiger print pin up suit too, but was too late!). The woman had fabulous things, the kind of woman who wore feather trimmed robes and traveled with her red monogrammed trunks. Since the tag in my swimsuit is in french I like to think she picked it up somewhere on the french coast in the 50s, and had the most fabulous time in it.

Thanks a million to my fabulous mama for taking pictures all week, and Twila Jean for lending me her lense!

26 comments:

~Nessa~ said...

You look so absolutely chic! How can I wrap my hair like that?

Purple Deer said...

You can eat those carbs and still look fab! Congrats...Your my new hero.

GypsyFox The Glamorous Betty Crocker said...

I have not been around here in oh so long!! I missed your blog My life has been a hectic mess, but getting settled LOL..anywhoooser I LOVE your pictures WOW great shots, beautiful pose, yummy food!! & LOL about your cats..hehehe :) oh & I love the new header!!

Justice Pirate said...

aww that is sad to have to be away from your husband. That must be hard! I don't think I could do that for even a day!!

You are adorable too!

Pixie Drive-In said...

I love your look! I want to get a vintage bathing suit now, lol.

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Tess said...

You look gorgeous as always. I can't believe you don't have cats! I can't imagine living without cats. My kitty makes my days just a little bit brighter.

Kate said...

I love your sunglasses! And that bathing suit is super cute :)

~Kate~
http://vintageinamodernworld.blogspot.com/

Stefanie Valentine said...

The bathing suit is fantastic!

Treacle said...

I hope this doesn't sound weird, but this entire photo series has me drooling. Everything from the sunshine (yay...sunshine!), to the bathing suit, to the yummy food. Glad you had a good time. :-)

Ruby said...

I'm looking for an old bathing suit like this! Aww, it is so hard to find in Germany. Oh, and I'm looking for the sun! It is hard to find it here as well ;)

Amanda said...

You look fantastic! Love the suit!

PinkBow said...

wow, you look absolutely amazing! you make me remember why i love old movies so much... why do people not make this effort anymore?

SomeoneLikeYou said...

Wow,you look so glamorous!
Just like a beautiful gal straight out of the 1950's!

I'm sure everyone at the pool today was staring at you in envy. I know I would be!

Rebeccak said...

I love the swim suit! I have a '50s bikini, but I don't really wear it much because it takes sooooo long to dry! Have you got yours wet?

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slovly.com said...

Beautiful swim suit photo! That would be great black and white or sepia. These pictures make me want to go on vacation. Well, I guess we are next week, camping at the beach with another family (eight kids total). Wont be a lounging by the pool and eating good food vacation, but will definitely be a lot of fun, ha.

VINTAGE DIVA said...

Oh, looks like such fun!

Anonymous said...

Hi Solanah,

I love your blog the pictures are brilliant. I was wondering if I could email you some questions about vintage please? I'm currently a Fashion Marketing and Communication student and my dissertation is on vintage!

Kind regards,
Victoria

Darling L said...

So perfect!

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

Beautiful photo Solanah!

Love going to estate sales or hearing stories like that, doesn't it jut make you wish you knew her or her story??

XOXO~Syd

geschichtenvonkat said...

looking fabulous in that swimsuit AND eating all those carbs? i am so jealous ;)

Solanah said...

Here ya go Nessa http://vixenvintage.blogspot.com/2010/01/how-to-tie-40s-headscarf.html

Solanah said...

Victoria, yes me email is solanahraquel@gmail.com

Brook said...

zinc cafe... mmmm !!!

Erika said...

Wonderful pictures! And the swimsuit is adorable!
I've been on a bit of a break from reality myself, so instead of commenting on all the posts from the week. I'll just say that I very much enjoyed reading about your adventures and seeing all the lovely pictures. Your outfits are all so beautiful! It's very inspirational how you manage to blend vintage, beauty, cute and a bit of humour =) Thank you for taking the time to share your holiday with us!

Teresa said...

You look so retro-cute in the first photo! Your suit looks awesome!

ldylux said...

OMG, I found your blog by accident and I have to say that I am in LOVE! I absolutely adore your blog! It is now on top of my daily blogs to read. I wanna grow up to be just like you! ;)