Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Baby you know it's true...

Baby you know it's true

...that I haven't forgotten about my blog! And I still really love street festivals. The last post was a flashback to Roycroft Festival 2011, and this post zaps forward to Roycroft Festival 2012, which was just last weekend! But before I yammer on about the event, let's get those outfit details out of the way first:

50s vintage crop top!!!
Modcloth shorts (old)
70s vintage purse, my ultimate favorite
80s vintage sunnies
Big toothy grin

The crop top is something I was extra excited and proud to find. It was in the children's section of one of my favorite vintage haunts and it cost me $3. Since it's so short and has a label that says "Jrs." on it, it was mistaken for a little girl's blouse. But I noticed the bust darts and adult-size shoulder measurement and knew I had to make it mine, especially since this type of vintage separate is so hard to find. I've only ever found one other cropped blouse (from the 40s), and it was way too busty for me. This one fits perfectly! Also, these shorts used to sit lower on my hips, but I had them tailored to sit higher up once I realized how amazing they would look with the blouse. I liked them a lot before, but I like them much better now!

Also, I was taught never to sport a bare midriff, so I was a bit self-conscious about trying out this look at first. But after many positive comments (including from my grandmother!), I eased into it and can't wait to try other combinations. My favorite comment was from an oldish man who said my outfit reminded him of something his mother would wear in the 40s ("and that tells you how old I am, har har!").

And now for some cute things I saw at the fair...

Baby alpaca omg!!!!

Baby alpaca!!!!! Here he is with his mother, so you can have an idea of the cute tinyness:

Mama and baby alpaca!!!

Box of stunning vintage textiles

This one lady had a couple of boxes of beautiful vintage textile scraps. I didn't know what I'd do with any of them, but I did find a few little treasures tucked in there that I'll share later. I do wish I'd taken a little more time to look through everything; there was a lot!

Box o' bakelite

Can't go wrong with a colorful box o' bakelite. Wish it were all mine...

Beautiful vintage bicycle that I couldn't buy

Dream sunglasses

These polkadot(!) sunglasses were THE AWESOMEST but too rich for my blood.

Like a boss

I bought this hat at a local shop in town using a gift card from my mom (thanks, Mom!).

A book foretelling the existence of our cat, Cooper.

A book foretelling the existence of our cat, Cooper.

Stylin' profilin'

That's all for now, bye!

Photos by Dave. Thanks, love!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Forgotten Treasures

Well, hello there! It seems someone has fallen behind on her blogging, tsk tsk. I just want to be a sponge in the wintertime, soaking up what the internet has to offer instead of contributing anything. The sun has been peeking out lately, however, and with it come hints of inspiration. To get back in the swing of things, I'll be posting sets of photos taken in 2011 that have fallen by the wayside. These particular pics are from the Roycroft Festival all the way back in June, which, as I've mentioned before, is one of my favorite events of the year. It's hard to believe that in just a few short months, it'll be time to hit up the festival again!

Antique time!
Checking out a 50s black cotton voile cocktail dress by Gay Gibson. Only $25 and in my size - duh, I bought it.

The best jewelry booth in the world.
This was the best antique/vintage jewelry booth! I really hope this lady sets up at the festival again this year. I'm a sucker for figural jewelry in particular, and she had it in spades. Here I'm inspecting a WWII-era sailor pin. I left it behind, but walked away with green bakelite hoop earrings and this celluloid scottie dog charm bracelet (thanks, Mama Pierro)!

The best vintage sunnies.
These amazing vintage sunglasses were also at the booth. I thought they were pretty silly at the time, and I still do, but looking at this photo really makes me wish I had bought them! Maybe this year, if I'm lucky...

Pretty embroidered pillow.
Realllllly pretty embroidered pillow from my dreams, left behind due to lack of space (and probably a hefty price tag).

Stuffed pooch

S'mores cupcake
Had to make time for a cupcake; this S'mores one was unfortunately not as good as it looked.

Vintage shopping!
After the festival, I had to hit up The Dress Shop, a favorite local boutique with tons of gorgeous vintage upstairs. Just look at all those pretty dresses! It's also the headquarters of Wallflower Vintage. I tried on tons of clothes but didn't have any luck that day; the shop assistant must have loved me, ha ha... sometimes that happens, though.

Thanks for reading! I'll try to post again soon!