Today Julie, her friend Alyssa, and I went to Portland for some vintage shopping. We went to Rays Ragtime, Magpie, Decades, Avalon, Xtabay, and Bombshell.
Rays Ragtime had some great suits I just loved, I'm excited for suit weather, and it was just cool enough today that I could wear one. There were so many pretty hats there I didn't even get a good look at all of them.
Magpie had lots of cute things, including a 30s dress I've been in love with for awhile. But it's much too delicate for me :) Julie however did find a stunning emerald green princess cut gabardine coat, thats seems to have been made for her.
Decades had THE CUTEST shoe box ever. It was a box for a pair of little black shoes with kittens printed inside, but the box is what really got me. I mean, "Paradise Kittens, Kitten-ettes"?
There is no shoe with a cuter name or box.
Next stop was Avalon, which had lots of lovelies to look at, especially the cloches, though now my hair is much too long for them. Plus they are always teeny.
At Xtabay I tried on the greatest navy knit 30s dress with a matching belt and beret! It was truly glorious. I wanted it so bad but I need to save my money for this weekend! The interior of Xtabay is beautiful, like a perfect boudoir, and I wanted to take outfit photos in there, but unfortunately the salesgirl wouldn't let me :(
Last but not least was Bombshell, and by the time we got there is was pouring down rain! So my hair is a bit de-fluffed in the last photo, I think it may be time for another little trim. Anyway, I did get a cute little pink cardigan there, it always seems I'm wishing for a pink cardigan, and it'll make a great transition piece into fall.
Suit-A gift from My aunt
Purse-Antique Warehouse, Solana beach
Hat-A gift from Twila Jean