1.27.2011

Sunny Aurora

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It's been pretty sunny weather here lately, nice dress and cardigan weather, which is of course, the best.

Saturday was one of those days and was perfect for a little trip to Aurora Oregon with Twila Jean. The town has a bunch of little antique shop, most of which were disappointing. Waaayyyyyy overpriced, and hardly any clothes at all! I found a few little things at one antique mall though, including one of those tea cups with a saucer large enough to hold the teacup on one side and a little treat on the other :)

Dress-Handmade by me using a 1940s pattern

Cardigan-Handmade by me using this pattern

Sunglasses-Giveaway win on Pretty Little Things

39 comments:

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

bummer! overpriced flea markets and antique malls are the worst; especially when you've driven a long way to get there. you look lovely, though; i love that little collar.

Gloria Alex said...

LOVE the sunglasses!

jenny @ kerrfect! said...

very pretty! I hate when places want way too much for stuff. I guess they'd rather sell one item with $300 profit than 20 items with $20 profit on each. I've always been happy to make double what I paid for something. I make money, someone gets a good deal and everyone is happy!

P U R P L E - D E E R said...

Green specs! I'm so jelly! I want/ need green sunglasses from 1970's if you any good ones please let me know XO

Andrea said...

That dress is seriously cute! Before I even read the rest of the post I scrolled down to see where you got it.

Somehow I missed that you are an accomplished seamstress. Great job!

Gabby said...

Those glasses are super chic!
www.thegiftofgab-gabby.blogspot.com (fellow lover of vintage)

Amanda Laurel Atkins said...

ooh, I looove that outfit. <3

Luchie said...

wow your glasses are adorable!

Kaitlynn of Most Serene Rabbit said...

Such a cute dress! I love the lace collar and the flower buttons :) So spring-esque!

fee~bee said...

lovely dress and I adore that cardigan I wish I had the skills to make it (but my mum has )did you shorten it or make it the same as the pattern .
xx fee

Miss Amelia said...

fantastic job matching those stripes up! i love a good chevron!

Charlotte said...

Ooh I love unusual colour schemes, and this pink/red/ochre combination works beautifully!

I've been searching for a double lacy collar like the one you used on that dress without luck (I assume yours is vintage?)

I love that cardigan too - once I've completed my first knitting project (which I'm still working up to starting - difficulties of finding 4-ply yarn!) I'm gonna make that my second.

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny Vintage

Georgie Lowen said...

oooooooooooo I looove what you are weaing!! It is so cute!

Georgie
xx

http://styleprincessdiaries.blogspot.com

jeanine romo said...

You look stunning!!

xx,
Jeanine
www.livelovefashionj.blogspot.com

Luladark said...

wowww you are pretty, love you look!!

FoofandFaff said...

Gorgeous dress, at least you looked good while not spending money! :)

Casey said...

Aw... too bad there weren't many finds on your outing! That's always a bit of a let-down. But I love your outfit--those sunglasses are fab! :)

♥ Casey

Tasha said...

I had a fruitless thrifting experience last weekend so I can relate. It's always a bit of a bummer!

Your outfit is super cute, I love the contrast between the dress and the cardigan colors. Divine!

Q's Daydream said...

That dress is amazing! Super cut pic too :o)

ldylux said...

Fab dress! You look great!

s. said...

Cardigan & a dress; my favorite combo. I went to a couple of local antique stores in my area yesterday :) which was fun. Came back with nothing :( which was not so fun.

XoX Sandy

Amber Blue Bird said...

wow I cant believe you made that dress, you are quite a talented lady

Soph said...

Oh my God !
You looks awsome ! So pretty sunglasses !

Honor said...

I wish it was nice and sunny in blighty, but no, it's raining :(

http://teapothonor.blogspot.com/

Miss Margarita said...

Amazing sunglasses! Love the green lenses!

Miss Margarita said...

Amazing sunglasses! Love the green lenses!

toridawn said...

Sassy cuteness! Hopefully, the road trip was fun enough to balance out the lack of vintage finds. :)

RebeccaJoy said...

Loving the gorgeous outfit, I'm super lazy with accessorising, so I always love seeing what you've got on for inspiration.
Happy blogging,

RebeccaJoyxx
http://leilaaudrey.blogspot.com

Hep~Kitten said...

I love your outfit and those sunglasses, I also dislike going somewhere and finding out the things are over priced.

For The Vintage Fashionista

Christina said...

I LOVE your style, and have had so much fun reading your blog! Thanks for that!! and then today, I noticed you were from Vancouver - I was pleasantly surprised, because I myself am not far from you - I am from Salem! :-)

Have a GREAT evening, and keep up the FABULOUS job!!!
~Christina ;-)

christinaville.wordpress.com

Rose and Ivy said...

You look beautiful!! I found your blog today- lovely style and brilliant photography. I am terrible on a camera- one thing holding my blogging back I think. What camera do you use?

Erika said...

A shame on the shopping, but it's a lovely outfit! I love the angle on the button-closure, great effect. Seems wonderful with cardigan weather, almost makes me long for spring! But that's far away, and I'm quite content with the snow staying a while longer =)

KnittingPony said...

I LOVE your cardigan! (also love the knitted hat you made in the same colour)
Beautiful dress too - fantastic fabric.
Melx

Anonymous said...

I am mad crushing on your sunnies! so cute! must have.....
also i rather enjoyed reading about the contents of your handbag (why?)
Not sure but it was cute none the less! Thanks for sharing :)

Solanah said...

Fee-Bee, yes, I shortened the ribbing and body by a few inches. Super easy, just less to sew!

xoxo

Solanah said...

Rose and Ivy, thanks! It's a Canon Rebel, this photo was actually taken with Twila Jeans camera, but we essentially have the same model.

Boo Boo Kitty said...

That dress is beautiful, you have lined up the striped perfecly. I have never sewn stripes but have done checks, they were a head ache to line up!!

Sweet Pea said...

Love the dress and cardigan combination :)
When you knit the cardigan, did you use the same size needles that the pattern suggested? I am not sure if vintage needle sizes and modern are the same or not, and I would love to attempt to knit this :)

Solanah said...

Sweet Pea, on this pattern I did us the same size needles, and it worked out well, but I know that some are confusing. I have yet to attempt a pattern where the needle size needs to be altered, but I'm sure I will soon!