4.14.2011

Baby it's still cold outside

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Today I visited some local vintage shops I had yet to go to (they're fairly new), and found something at each of them! I found this sporty little 1950s jacket at "The Vintage Connection", a mostly furniture shop, with some clothing. I thought is was another cute little rare casual gem, though I do feel like I should be doing some sort of outdoorsy thing. Like drinking coco in a mountain lodge ;)

My aunt said it looks like something a Matterhorn ride attendant would wear in 1950s Disneyland. Which got us thinking to where all those cute little vintage costumes are now. Disneyland basement? I must know.

Anyway, hope you like my little casual wear, I enjoy sharing them a bit more than formal stuff, just because I never see them as much. And it's nice to break the stereotype that all women in the 50s wore girdles and heels every waking hour. They liked comfort too :)

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33 comments:

Lori-Bee said...

Can you tell me where The Vintage Connection is? I live in Battle Ground not far from Vancouver and I am always looking for good local vintage shops!
Thanks!

Solanah said...

Sure thing! I can't seem to find them online yet, but they are downtown on main st, right next to the Old Town Antique market. And around the corner is "Most Everything" a really cute shop, kind of hidden though. And up the street (also on main) is "Swoon", all three are within a couple blocks, and worth going too. Next time I'll bring my camera and do a post about them!

xoxo

punkinlady said...

Cute!. I just wish it wasn't so dang cold here for you to be wearing that right now... sigh....

maya said...

When I first saw this I thought "Classay Inuit." But Matterhorn attendant makes more sense, which is weird. And this list of vintage shops is going to be handy for when I'm passing through Vancouver/Portland later this month! It's like a little To-Do list.

http://mint-and-sugar.blogspot.com

art deco dame said...

cute and comfy!that is an all around win

Fran said...

So cute! It must have been the day for thrift store bargains, I found the most beautful mint condition 50s evening dress, a rare gem where I come from where only the 80s seem to exiit in thriftland.

Hannah said...

That jacket is adorable, and it's definitely interesting to see more casual items.

Madeline Quaint said...

The details on this jacket are so cute!

Reminds me of old photographs of skiing resorts in the 40s-50s, with laughing, free, sporty women. I was so amazed seeing pictures like that as at that time I associated those times with contricting, classy clothing. Now I know better, of course, and don't bat an eyelid when seeing photos of bathing-suit clad skiers form the 40s. :)

emma_G said...

Baby it's still warm outside. Half way through Autumn and today was 31celcius.( 87Farenheit) Wish mother nature would just share the weather evenly.

But I really like your jacket it's really cute :D

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vivI.Iviv said...

such a cute coat, i love the details!!! x

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Alli said...

Such a cute jacket-looks toasty warm :)
Reminds me so much of one that I wore when I was a little girl (that was in the 70s-gawd I feel old now! Lol!) :)

libellule said...

love the casual vintage look especially your little jumper underneath :D i've been trying to find something like that for ages!

Emica said...

Love your blog!!! And the jacket is so cute! :)
You have a new follower!!!

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MB@YarnUiPhoneApp said...

I think the ribbon trim makes this jacket...I actually thought this was a child's until I read further. I haven't worn too many vintage coats until the styling is fabulous. Most look best with dresses, skirts and ho hum with a pair of jeans.

DearHelenHartman said...

Too cute! Looks great on you. Just found your blog and it's absolutely inspiring and fun. Just became another new follower.

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Pretty Confused said...

These photos are gorgeous! I love the details on this - so beautiful xoxo

Michelle said...

All Disney costumes no longer in use get burned. When I worked costuming in Disney (worst 3 months of my life!) They had a place we put all the costumes that were old/worn out. Disney does not have a basement per say, but they do have a million storage areas that are full of things that cost thousands of dollars and will never be used. Don't get me started on how wasteful they are!

FoofandFaff said...

Great find, I love this jacket! I'm a bit obsessed with vintage Disney too, would be interested to see if they had some kind of park costume archive! :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

thats a really cute coat, I love it when a day of thrifting goes well. Have a fantastic weekend!

casey said...

So cute!!! I just love how the hood zips and opens like that. :)

♥ Casey

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

How cute is that hood???

missmarybee said...

hey there!

this is my first time commenting, even though i've followed your blog for awhile.

I just had to tell you because it was mentioned, i actually own a vintage disneyland matterhorn leiderhosen jacket! It is from the early 60s, around the time disneyland opened. I adore it!

I ended up acquiring it from the vintage store that i run... it was a great find! Cute jacket, btw -- and i love your style.

<3 Mary

catsandknitting said...

I don't understand where/how you get all these lovely clothes. Vintage shops are just NOT like that in the UK - theyre usually just full of ill-fitting jeans and late 90s chain-shop rubbish. and if there is ever something nice, it's always a size 22 when I'm a UK 8.

this blog breaks my heart for that reason : (

Sewn With Grace said...

Dear Solanah,
I have been reading your wonderful blog for quite some time and wanted to let you know how much difference you are making in the life of my 16 yr. old daughter. She does not like the current styles, being more curvy than much of the clothes sold are designed for. She has taken a great interest in vintage clothing and we often look at your blog for guidance and inspiration. She was thrilled to find the "bloomers" post as this is an issue she is often frustrated with. We are on the hunt for some vintage bloomers and thank you for your post. I'm dissappointed that ladies can be so hurtful over something so silly. Let the negativity go, life is too short. Blessings to you today!

Miss Tami Lee said...

Ha, that is too cute! Animal Traffic had an adorable dirndl skirt with a very similar trim last week, it would match that jacket perfectly!

toridawn said...

I want to shop with you...seems like you have the best luck!

isis said...

god, i love your hair. if i ever cut mine it will be something like this.~.~

caroline alice said...

how cool! ive been looking for a vintage type sports coat for ages!! if only i could get a flight over *sigh* looks great on you hun!xxxx

jojography said...

Ahhh... that last picture is so cute! I'm always impressed when people wear casual stuff and actually look that good in it. I really love casual stuff like jeans and loose jackets and all that comfy and practical stuff, but I can't see myself in it (anymore). That look is great though.

Solanah said...

Creative Miss W, thank you so much!

Mary, how funny! And I agree, what great find!

xoxo

boliyou said...

Love this jacket! Found your blog via @dadekian on Twitter and just love it!

HildeKitten said...

some of the Disneyland uniforms are to die for, I wouldn't say no to most of the Main Street USA cast member uniforms or those lovely purple ones the Phantom Manor CMs of Disneyland Paris wear!