Tuesday, February 22, 2011

day trip: petaluma


coat  thrifted
cardigan  vintage
dress  zara
scarf  h&m
short necklace  the vamoose
hat  vintage
purse  anthropologie
boots  anthropologie


Yesterday was perfect: a day trip to Petaluma to visit my favorite antique stores, getting lost in wine country and ending up on a balcony with the most amazing view and a glass of champagne, and finally bringing home a bag of some of the most beautiful vintage I have ever found. This was my adventure costume for the day, consisting of my favorite shades of brown. The little velvet hat in the last few photos is one of my new finds (I couldn't resist wearing it out of the shop). My favorite score of the day was a beautiful brown and cream dress that some cute lady had worn on her wedding day in 1941... and it actually came with a photograph of her wearing it! I wish every vintage dress I found came with that extra little bit of history.

33 comments:

Penny Dreadful said...

The little velvet hat is gorgeous and what a great find with the wedding dress and photo. It would be wonderful to have photos of the original owner with all vintage, wouldn't it.

Ashley said...

Oh, I love Petaluma! How fun. And those boots are amazing. I love finding vintage pieces out of town; there is almost always some little story - either in the findingg, or about the item itself - that makes whatever you find that much more special.

Steffy's Pro's and Con's said...

wow! this outfit is just perfect! i love absolutely everything about it--- the shoes (which i have never seen anything like before) the tights and the color of them, your dress... just everything!

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Pauline said...

lovely look, love your hat :) ...

vintagereflection said...

SOunds like an amazing day trip. Can't wait to see more of your new finds. xx

Libby, Vintage Aplomb said...

These photos are beautiful, and I love your outfit for the day - especially those boots! And it would be SO cool if every piece of thrifted and vintage clothing came with a photo of its previous owner wearing it! :)

Beatrice said...

love the mix of colors, and great shoes!!

Stef / Diversions said...

I love the way you mix browns - just beautiful :) Those boots are quite the booties! love the shape and those little straps!

That dress sounds quite the find - can't wait to see it and the photo of the original owner. So amazing that it came with the photo!

Amelia said...

love the simplicity of this, all of the browns work perfectly together. and that little hat is so cute!

Adelaide's Homesewn said...

you look so beautiful! i love the colors of your scarf, boots, coat and tights together.

Rebeccak said...

Fantastic hat find! I am loving your colours... I put on an outfit of browns and tans the other day and felt like I was having an Ashley day :)

Amanda Swann said...

The tights make that outfit for me. So cute!

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L. said...

This is so beautiful!! I love this colour combination, and where on earth did you get those tights?!?!? I'm so in love :)
L. from www.missionfashionable.com

lauren said...

great color combinations!

i also have those boots, i got them on mega sale too which makes me love them even more!

Maria Ramona said...

that's funny- i just go the same boots less than a week ago-- they are so comfy aren't they? i like what you've paired them with--looking cute as always!

FutureLint said...

The color of that cardigan is so pretty and I love the other shades you paired it with! That's awesome about the wedding dress, I am always curious about who wore things before me!

victoria said...

very cute outfit. and the scenery in these photos is amazing.

Phara said...

Oh, I love this look so much, especially all those colours combined, it's like they are made for eachother!
X

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

You are lovely!

Wouldn't it be so fantastic to know the history behind every piece we find? I tend to make up my own stories too though, which is also quite fun (i.e. the power 80's dress that Tammy wore on the day she got fired from the ad agency and squealed the tires of her DeLorean out of the parking lot in pure rage - that's one of my favorite musings).

curious constellation said...

It's brilliant that the wedding dress came with a photo. I always wonder who's worn the clothes before I have.

Rebecca said...

I love vintage with history. Last year I bought a dark pink 1940s wedding dress which had a photo of the lady on her wedding day, it feels like I've been trusted with a precious heirloom. Love this outfit, so many chocolaty shades!

The Bohemienne said...

Adorable look! I'm usually not a big fan of colored tights, but these are just perfect with this autumnal look.

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Isabella said...

You are unbelievably stylish. I love the color combination here especially the dress and the color of those tights! What a perfect outfit.

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Flapjack Melody said...

These boots are fab... I love them!

FJM

x

Emily said...

love the colors! and those boots are super cute. i wish every vintage dress came with its history too! when i was up in western mass. back in october, i came across two vintage dresses at a yard sale. one i sold and other other i kept for myself but she lady selling them said she wore them both in 1968 for weddings and they had been up in her mothers attic since them. she really loved them and was glad they were going to a good home where they would be appreciated!

Suzy said...

Great combination of colors, I love it! (and those shoes I secretely want to steal :))
x
Suzy

celeste said...

beautiful colors! they go together so fantastically.

gina esposito said...

you should tell us where your favorite shop is and what the name is!

Lina said...

i loove ur shoes..omg there are so amazing:) you look so cute..like ur outfits:)

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

I've just found your blog and I'm in love!!! What a great outfit! Definitely following along! :D
xxx

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MarieBayArea said...

i just found your blog. your outfit color combos are very nice. love those colored tights. do you have any info about them?

liz said...

This outfit is incredible. I'm assuming the boots/bag are no longer available, but would you mind sharing what brand they each are?

agnes-in-wonderland said...

Great colours ;)