2.03.2011

Spring in the 1930s

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It was another sunny day, which seemed perfect for a rare mix of silk flowers and fur. Sam and I went to Portland for some shopping, he found some nice Marc Jacobs pants at Buffalo Exchange, and I found the most amazing dressing gown at Magpie Vintage. It's an early 40s navy wool zip front, and best of all, it has a fantastic silk polka dot hood. It's makes me feel very chic while eating Mexican take out on the couch :)

And a true 1930s outfit couldn't be complete without some torn stockings. What started out as a little pull, turned into both my knees feeling quite chilly.
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At one point I got stopped by an elderly gentleman who inquired about my outfit. He loved that I dress in vintage everyday, and just happened to have a picture of him back in 1954 at a military dance, and a reunion. Sooooo cute!
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Um, my cat decided to use my computer as a sidewalk. Anyway.

We stopped at Flutter to look at all the pretties and say "hi" to King, the adorable shop kitty who is basically the gray version of Hobbes.
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And of course the photobooth at Ace Hotel is a must, as you can see, I tried my best to make Sam smile.

I've been waiting to wear this hat for a week, Poppycock Vintage graciously sent it to me, and I'm just in love with it. I usually don't to full on shop promos, but this fantastic Etsy shop specializes in vintage hats! Right up my alley. And since lots of readers ask where to buy affordable vintage hats, I think you should know about it!

Here's a couple hats from her shop that fit into today's "spring meets winter" ensemble. You can purchase both, and many more at Poppycock Vintage!
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1930s jacket and fur collar-Urban Eccentric Vintage

Skirt-Made by me with a 1930s pattern

Sweater-Fab Gabs

Shoes-Chie Mihara, found at a yard sale

Purse-Michael Kors

Gloves-Thrifted

Hat-Courtesy of Poppycock Vintage

54 comments:

Cassandra said...

I am so jealous of you right now! Not just because of your fabulous hat, but because of your sunny weather, haha! It's been so cold here in Flagstaff. Ripped or not, if I wore only stockings I think I would freeze.

And that photo is darling! It's so cute how he stopped to talk to you. :)

Betty2Tone (Laura) said...

That little old man was so cute! Sometimes I think my Grandpa was the only one who really apriciated the way I dress

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

I love the photo booth shots of you two, truly looks like the 40's.

Girl From the North Country said...

How do you do your hair that way? So pretty!

KatySue Pillsbury said...

I love it!
We are certainly having good weather here in oregon, maybe the ground hog was right for a change.....

Penny Dreadful said...

I adore that dark teal blue jacket you are wearing. And how sweet of the old man to stop you, the dress his partner is wearing is so pretty.

I read about Poppycock over on Fashion Forestry, don't they have a fabulous selection. Already added to my etsy favourites!

JenLove said...

Hehe, kitty's contribution made me giggle!
It's funny until they do it on vintage pattern paper... :(

LandGirl1980 said...

Seriously - how did you find a time portal??? Looks spot-on-amazingness as per usual :)

Fiona Timantti said...

You look gorgeous, and you two are too cute!

Charlotte said...

Ooh the hat is adorable! And I love that jacket & collar.

A 1930s skirt is high on my to-make list - can I ask what pattern you used for yours?

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny Vintage

Erika said...

I love the fur-silk flowers combo, indeed quite unusual for the weather to be so co-operative! =) And the photos of the old man was so nice, how handsome he was in his uniform.
Have a great weekend! Hope your nice weather continues =)

Alli said...

Gorgeous outfit, and such cute photos of you and hubby. And what a sweet old man to stop you and tell you how beautiful you looked. :)

Jess said...

Totally gorgeous! I love the 30s and 40s silhouettes. Thank you for posting - your blog is fantastic! ~Jess

FoofandFaff said...

Aw love the old picture, love when random people compliment your outfit hehe. Great coat :)

Heather said...

What a beautiful ensemble! Oh, how I do love spring in the 1930s! Although I'd settle for any old spring at the moment, being snowed in and all ;) those shoes are amazing. And I love the hats! I am getting into retro hairstyling (line pin curls, etc) in an effort to be nice to my hair and stop all the heating and straightening.
I've so enjoyed your blog lately! But this is the first time I've commented. So nice to meet you!~

Casey said...

Once again it is a good thing we don't live in the same town; I'd be tempted to steal this outfit from you! haha! ;) I really love all the pieces you've put together--that hat is especially lovely!

I have to say that I am utterly jealous you have a decent photobooth nearby. My husband and I used to take photobooth pictures constantly, but we haven't been able to find a decent one near us to continue the tradition. They're so much fun though! :)

♥ Casey

Colleen said...

oh, i love that jacket. you look adorable! i never thought about it before, but old people must stop you all the time to talk about your style!

honey hi said...

you did a great job on the skirt! i have been trying my hand at sewing from patterns lately and have found it to be so satisfying.
janine
honeyhivintage.blogspot.com
p.s. i just posted about an AMAZING hat i just got from , i think, the 40s? its a giant black bird!

Anonymous said...

The gentleman with the military ball photo was by far the highlight. Thanks for sharing those photos too.

A beautiful outfit.

~Shannon

Stephanie Lynn said...

Wow! You look like a dream. You and the boy are terribly cute in the photo booth!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

These hats are so cute! I love the photos of you and Sam in the booth. This outfit and your shoes are amazing.

Christy said...

Your story about the elderly gentleman is just wonderful! An encounter like that would completely make my day (or week). And I love the photo booth pictures; you're lucky to have a nice one nearby!

Lauren Hairston said...

I'd like to know what pattern you used for the skirt, as well. I love the entire outfit!

Jenny @ Kerrfect! said...

I love the sweater/jacket and the shoes! I usually find my hats at estate sales, buried under other stuff, lol but I'll go check them out!

Silver Lining Decor said...

Beautiful, as usual! :) I love that the man stopped you and showed his old photos! How neat. And your photo booth snapshots are so fun!
~Rachel
www.silverliningdecor.blogspot.com

prettylittlevintage said...

I just discovered your blog and it is one of my new favorites! you are beautiful and i love love your style. especially that hat. amazing!

http://prettylittlevintage.blogspot.com/

Kaitlynn of Most Serene Rabbit said...

You are just so darn cute! I can't even find words this morning for that jacket and those shoes!

Honor said...

You hair is amazing, as are you shoes.

Kelly-marie said...

So beautiful! That man is just too cute! x

Andie said...

Such a cute outfit!! I ALSO definitely need to know which pattern you used! Please? Pretty please??

Poppycock! Vintage said...

Oh, how lovely! I love the outfit - I knew you would come up with something perfect with that hat. Thank you again for this little feature!

Ashley

Robin said...

Oh, goodness.
That jacket is phenomenal.

Anonymous said...

Goodthing you carry around a camera or you'd have missed out on that fantastic older gents pics. I mean we would have missed out. Cute :)

XoX Sandy

Nina said...

I love your sweater! It is so beautiful!

It sounds like you had a wonderful time and I am definitely jealous of your wonderful encounter with a man who had his pictures.

A Certain Vintage said...

you look fabulous as always, i want those shoes everytime you post them! i love that the man showed you those photos...what a nice story, i love that vintage can do that sometimes :)
x

Lina Sofia said...

gorgeous!! just divine, all of it! x

Joy Bear said...

What a lovely conversation! I was wearing my (rather dramatic) striped tights one day and an older gentleman in his 70s stopped me and thanked me because I reminded him of his youth in London. Totally made my day! Even though it happened at least 10 years ago, I still smile at the memory. :)

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I love your site and style so I left two awards for you at my site.

Claire Valene Bagley said...

You and your fella are adorable!

I love love love your blog... c'est tres belle.

PuppyLovePrincess said...

that retro military dance photo is awe-dorable! and isn't his date's dress just sosoSO pretty...?

rosie-alia said...

Yet another gorgeous outfit missy! And I love the story of the old man and his photos. I have nominated you for a stylish blogger award here (http://rosiealia.blogspot.com/2011/02/stylish-blogger-award-for-moi.html), accept of decline at will! But I just wanted to let you know how inspiring your lovely blog is! xx

sueper said...

when I first saw the ribbed stocking pic I was thinking is this some kind of special edition lol!

Ms Wanda said...

Bless that old fella - what a great story!

Miss Tami Lee said...

Cute! Nate & I just took some cute photobooth pictures as well, but my jerk had to ruin them with improperly placed hands haha

Claire Louise said...

lovely post and i especially like the old mans photos.. very cute.

anna d said...

that outfit is bangin

The Modern Day Flapper said...

Just love this outfit. So very 1930's. The fur collar on your stunning jacket looks in great shape. Just love the vintage hat. Fantastic style!

Mary said...

You are an utterly beautiful person, inside and out. You inspire me!

Thank you!

fredericaknits said...

Love the outfit. Especially love the shoes!

Miriam Parkman said...

Oh you gorgeous woman!

Solanah said...

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness, thanks! And great blog!

Charlotte and Lauren, it's an original pattern, Dubarry I think? It's deep in the pattern pile in my closet :)

Thank you Rosie-alia!

Cheray said...

Your outfit is simply stunning! You made that skirt yourself? Incredible!
I really love the story & photos of that elderly man too! Bless
x

*Katia* said...

you're absolutely ....WOW!!!!!!!!!! your outfits are always so inspiring,I LOVE THEM ALL!

photoHarvey said...

Those of you asking about the skirt pattern might be interested in this: http://www.decadesofstyle.com/vintage-patterns-1930s/3011-1930s-stardust-skirt

It's got a similar '30s silhouette & asymmetrical seams. Although it has flared/tapering gores- I prefer the straight & even look in Solanah's skirt.