Saturday, May 7, 2011

day trip: sonoma


dress  vintage
sunglasses  anthropologie
bag  vintage from dear golden vintage
shoes  thrifted

Last week I went on an amazing day trip to Sonoma County with Jen. I grew up in Santa Rosa so I'm always happy to visit all the thrift and vintage shops I frequented in my youth. The weather was perfect and I found many goodies (mostly for the shop but I snagged a few for myself too). It was nice to get out of the city for a day and spend it digging through old things with a lovely gal.





Like the Hello Kitty band-aid? That's the kind of thing I buy on Target shopping sprees.



Adorable Jen, my traveling companion. She's smiling because we had In N' Out for lunch.









I bought two dresses at our first stop: Hot Couture, where I've been shopping since I was 14.




The prettiest pink dress. Too bad it was XXS!

Shoe heaven at a thrift store.

Thank goodness for shopping carts! I went a liiiittle bit nuts.

I got into a fist fight with that old man shortly after this was taken because he tried taking my loot. (Not really.)


Don't wanna know.

29 comments:

Michelle of The Feather Den said...

Wow, what an incredible day out that was! The shop and markets you went to look really great, like they would hold amazing things to buy.
Love your dress - the cut is so flattering and the collar's adorable.
Great post!

x Michelle
http://www.thefeatherden.net

Nadinoo said...

Wow that vintage store looks amaazing! Must pencil it in for when I pay visits to San Fran :)

That prettiest pink dress looks adorable, fingers crossed it waits for me... x

Bethany Kellen of bunnypicnic said...

the dresses that you bought look amazing! what a fun outing!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

the dress you are in is adorable and i love the collar/back of it! that store looks amazing we have nothing even close to that near me!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

jenvegas said...

What a lovely day! Your dress is so pretty. I love all those photos of the shop too. I can't wait to move back to the States, so my girl friends and I can do things like his. :)

Pink Penguin said...

Your dress is so lovely and chic, I won't lie I have complete wardrobe-envy over it!! These look like great vintage shops, there doesn't seem to be as good of a range here in Australia so I am always hunting online for vintage treasures via etsy and ebay xxx

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Emily Rose Theobald said...

wow, what a great day!!! that first vintage shop looks amazing! and huge! and thats hot i get a thrift stores, gotta fill that cart!

gee said...

that blue dress is amazing.
i am severely jealous..
i prob. would have a heart attack if i walked into that glorious store.
xoox

Michelle Elizabeth said...

I love, love, love your blog! It's beautiful and happy and vintage: everything I like! SF is my second home, I'm there all the time. It's nice to see such a fashionable blogger from the city!
:)
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mandyface said...

That blue dress you bought looks insanely amazing! I wish I was in the store riiiiiight now.

Louise said...

Your outfit is so pretty! I really like how well everything goes together, the dress, the shoes and the bag are just perfect.

Rebeccak said...

Those stores look amazing! Your dress is gorgeous - I love the collar, particularly the tie at the back - so adorable!

curious constellation said...

Wow, how do you manage to find such gems! My thrifting sprees never turn out that good.

Kaelyn Choo said...

Oh gosh, the thrift/vintage store is like a heaven to me. So many pretty dresses, hats and shoes to check out!

Lovely dress :-)

Cheers,
Kaelyn
http://colourfulbuttons.blogspot.com/

Phara said...

Wow, shopping carts in a thrift store, amazing! Mine would have been full too :)
X

Jenna said...

Seems to me that California has the best vintage! Lucky gal!


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The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

What a perfect trip! While I lived in L.A. for 4 years I never got to explore Northern California besides San Francisco proper.

Looks like you found some amazing goodies. I also adore both your & Jen's outfits, the neckline of your dress is wonderful.

jessikavalentine said...

You look so lovely, love the collar.x

Rebecca said...

I am so jealous of US thrift stores, they look amazing! Gorgeous dress and love the navy polka dot number in your pics.

hannah, heart city said...

gorgeous dress! and holy vintage heaven. cant wait to see that scallop pattern dress on ya.. and wtf about that giant white, ahem, thing...lols

Raquel said...

The dress you're wearing is gorgeous, love both the front and the back.
Also that blue dress you bought is gorgeous too, can't wait to see you wearing it.

Sophi said...

That first store looks incredible! And that really is shoe heaven. The shoe dept. of thrift stores is always a bit lacking. I guess shoes tend to get worn out and thrown out more than other articles of clothing or something.

Both of you ladies look absolutely gorgeous! Seems like you had a wonderful day together :)

Fashion Forestry said...

that fist place looks amazing!

Dulcie said...

Every single picture is pure eye candy and there's enough to keep me going for hours! :) Also, thrift stores look absolutely uh-mazing in America, I've never been to one with that many shoes or trolleys before. So jealous! Amazing blog, I love it so much :)

Cara said...

Such a cute dress, love the back bow detail!
xo Cara
http://www.afashionloveaffair.com/

Jaclyn said...

I love the little details on your dress, the collar and bow are perfect.

Emma said...

Your dress is completely wonderful! You look just darling.

Protector of Vintage said...

Love the outfit you are wearing..especially the back!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

Your dress is so beautiful!! I love the little detail in the back and the fabric is amazing.