Sunday, March 27, 2011

vintage fashion expo heaven


Twice a year my favorite event ever comes to San Francisco: the Vintage Fashion Expo. I haven't missed one since I started going about eight years ago, and every time I end up finding the most beautiful  pieces that become staples in my wardrobe. This year was no exception: a gorgeous nude lace dress from the 20's, a gold heart locket necklace that I've been wearing every day, a sheer white polka dot bed jacket, a black and white gingham 50's sundress, and more that I can't even remember right now. Basically I completely lost my mind in a haze of loveliness. What could possibly be better? (Well, lunch at Zuni Cafe afterwards could be a close second place.)




Jen (Hummingbird Girls) and Nicole (Fashion Forestry) looking dolled up and amazing as always.

I was wearing all vintage... a silk dress from the 30's and a 60's coat.


On the bottom left you can spy my giant green shopping tote... which was overflowing by the time I left! Goodbye $$$!



28 comments:

Heidi said...

That looks like heaven!!!! will definitely have to add the vintage fashion expo to my to do list :)

x Heidi

www.rosieandgracie.blogspot.com

Chaucee said...

Oh. My. Goodness.
Vintage heaven! Those shoes are just perfect. I also love what you and your friends wore!

Rosaspina Vintage said...

Oh that's heaven indeed! :D
You look lovely Ashley, your chocolate coat is beautiful.
And how cute is that ladybug bag?! I would have snagged it immediately!
Have a sweet sunday,
Ale

Cassie said...

This looks like such a fun place. I think I should join you gals for a dress up party. So fun!

Thanks for sharing.

Lotta Losten said...

What an AMAZING place! And hi, by the way! Found your blog a few weeks ago and I think it's so fine!

Emily said...

garsh, looks like fun! is this after you got back form hawaii? your cheeks look a bit sun kissed!!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Wow. How did you get all those pictures? I remember a lot of the sellers getting all crazy up in my face when I tried to take pictures last year so I didn't even try this time. I SO wish that I could have gone with you lovely ladies. Darn work. I had to go all by my lonesome on Sunday. I think I got some good deals though. :D
XOXO
ps When is the next karaoke night??

Meesh said...

Why hello there, racks of gorgeous lace dresses!

Bruklyn Belle said...

Ugh. Jealous! It all looks so beautiful!!! I think I might get overwhelmed in a place with so many treasures, though :)

xo, Bruklyn

Same Length Pinkies said...

sounds like a great event that i'd really be in the mood for right now. too bad sf is so far away.

Raquel said...

Looks like a successful shopping day, and you look gorgeous.

Jaclyn said...

This looks so incredible. I could spend hours looking through all of those great vintage pieces. The sundress sounds cute!

Claire said...

Proper vintage fashion fairs make the world go round. I love the look of all those lacy creations...

Cx

Helga! said...

Swooooooon.......

Jo said...

Oh wow! You lucky lucky thing! I adore the sparkly shoes! Eek! x www.lostinthehaze.com

The Bohemienne said...

Oh my goodness, so many beautiful clothes! Definitely vintage heaven.

http://thebohemienne.wordpress.com/

Zelina Garza said...

Lucky!!! so beautiful. looks like mad fun.

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

omg wherever you are looks like heaven.

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Cara said...

So fun! Can't wait to see all of your amazing purchases ;)
xo Cara
http://www.afashionloveaffair.com/

annah. said...

I want to go there!! lovely post!

Annah xx

girlandbid.blogspot.com

Jennyboo said...

I was in heaven that day. But I often looked at all those pretty dresses that I felt too guilty to spend money on. I can dream, I can dream. xoxo

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

It's been fun seeing posts about the Vintage Fashion Expo floating around the various blogs I follow-- can't wait to see photos of your treasures and how you style them.

You're lucky to have many vintage lovin' pals to shop with you! Also, I'm always amazed at Nicole's novelty purses, including the castle one pictured here!

Gina said...

Dreamy!

xoxo,
Gina

Kelly Lauren said...

oh man I want to go so badly! also, I LOVE zuni cafe. they have the best shoe string fries.

hannah, heart city said...

hello heaven!

The Velvet Bow said...

My man has been telling me he wants to move from Australia to SF, and this makes me want to go too! We have nothing like this where I live so I have to live out all my vintage clothes fantasties online. Sigh!

Paris in Pink said...

Gorgeous photos. I love your style! You and your blog are enchanting :)

Hugs from your fan in Paris

xx Camille @ Paris in Pink

Hummingbird Girl said...

awwww i love that fascinator ! so cute :)

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