Wednesday, April 20, 2011

rainy day blues

trench coat  thrifted
dress  vintage
belt  j. crew
brooch  vintage
umbrella  vista
rain boots  piperlime

I've been a busy girl lately... buying things for the shop like a madwoman with cash flying out of my wallet at every turn, photographing everything on my cute lady friends, making plans for upcoming photo shoots, and squeezing in a few rounds of karaoke whenever possible. I have an entire clothing rack of amazing vintage pieces to sell right now and I love just staring at all the pretty colors and fabrics side by side. Of course, my weak willpower means that I inevitably keep a few goodies for myself (like the pretty 1930's dress in these photos). But don't worry, I saved plenty for you.

P.S. I've been tumbling like crazy lately, take a peek.


Helga said...

Loving the handbag,and would love to see pix of you karaoke-ing like a crazy person...I went a karoke joint in Sydney with Misfits Vintage called the Ding Dang Dong.Made me crazy,I can tell you!

Ashley Ording said...

Ding Dang Dong! Ha, I love that name. And as for photos of me karaoke-ing... I might be too embarrassed to share them but maaaybe! ;)

m.fay said...

keep finding the goods girl!

and you look so cute in that dress. always.

amateur couture

Rebeccak said...

Your dress is stunning - love the print and those lovely details on the bodice! Can't wait to see the fruit of all yuor hard work :)

Unknown said...

lovely dress and i LOVE that trench! and it is too funnt how great you can pull off rubber rainboots paired with such a classy dress!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

The Veda House said...

Love everything about this post. The clothes are adorbs, the colors in the photography are amazing, and THAT umbrella! Beautiful!

Unknown said...

Is it weird to say that I LOVE your umbrella?
Eat your heart out,

Amelia said...

adorable & functional! who could ask for more?

Casie Jean said...

this outfit is so darling, and perfect for the weather we've been having in my city x.x.x
Casie Jean

girl and bird said...

the length of the trench makes the whole thing SO elegant! love it!

annah xx

Ashley said...

You look gorgeous in that dress!! Where do you find your vintage goods in the bay area? I want to try the Alameda Flea Market some time but I hear it's so massive and I'm intimidated already...any tips?

Also-- I LOVE your blush! What is it? It has the perfect balance of peach and pink :)

gee said...

such a beautiful dress you have on.
you can never go wrong with a little karaoke! :)

Rachael said...

I think this might be my very favorite of all your vintage dresses - I love the colors and the buttons and everything about it. I am also really loving the length on your trench. So pretty!!

Crystal Lee said...

I just adore your dress. 1930s dresses are just the prettiest!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

I adore the way the dress looks! how cute that you have matching wellies with it.

Unknown said...

This is such a pretty dress!

Kathleen said...

Ashley, you are so gorgeous in these pics! I love the bubble umbrella, the rain boots and your perfect trench coat. It's funny, but I find rainy days make the best pictures.

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

Yay for looking chic on a rainy day-- it can be hard to motivate myself to get dressed when it's gloomy and wet outside.

Love the little '30s dress on you and the bubble umbrella is lovely-- I need to find a replacement for my vintage one so will check out vista soon.