Friday, September 23, 2011

vintage heaven


I have already mentioned that one of my favorite events all year is the Vintage Fashion Expo, and this time around I was just as giddy as ever (and when I say giddy I mean that I was actually jumping up and down a bit when I got there). Imagine a huge room packed wall to wall with the most beautiful vintage treasures imaginable and you are seeing my idea of heaven. I filled my giant tote bag to the brim with pretty new things (sorry, wallet!) while I gasped and squealed my way through rack after rack. I ended up buying a 1950's plaid day dress, a 1940's silk floral dress, a chambray and lace 1960's tent dress, a 1930's sheer white peasant blouse, an amazing navy blue early-1960's wool coat, and a few other goodies. Whew. Fortunately the expo only happens twice a year, otherwise I'd be starving and living on the street with only my pretty new finds as shelter!






















dress  vintage
belt  thrifted
shoes  vintage ferragamo

28 comments:

herecomesthesun said...

Ahh this looks like a little slice of heaven! I wish they had something like this where I live.

Also have to say I love your dress with the sweet little blue collar poking out :)

LUU H. said...

if this is heaven, i want to die now!

btw, is it really expensive to shop there?

Teddi said...

i'd be jumping up & down if i was there too, ashley, surrounded by all those girly things. :) you look very lovely in the powder blue dress.

http://honeybeelane.blogspot.com/2011/09/she-or-me-who-wore-it-best.html

Anna said...

oh wow amazing!! so jel! xx

Adelle said...

I'm a huge fan of the Vintage Fashion Expo! I've been 3 times, but couldn't go last week. One of those dresses in the post is absolutely divine - the white one with blue detailing and purple at the waist. I love it!

~Adelle

http://fashionistalab.com

Elegantly Academic said...

Gosh, that looks amazing! Can't wait to see your finds ...
Kelly xo

Kailey said...

Ahh these photos are so gorgeous! Drooling at all the lovely pieces.

♔Reyna♔ said...

I I love how all these clothes look like art! I would just want to put them on my wall after I wear them! lol. Maybe you should make these pictures bigger & put them on your wall... that would be awesome!

Reyna
@Glamour Glory
www.youtube.com/reynalay

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

omg serious heaven. theres so many gorgeous things i wouldnt know where to start!! and love the pretty blue dress you have on!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Emily Rose said...

looks amazing! reminds me of the sturbridge textiles show donna does along with brimfeild. just a huge room with the oldest most beautiful stuff you could imagine!

Ismay said...

ooh the shooooes. purty.

leanne said...

I was SO close to buying that creepy doll head pin. Instead, I bought a giant flower pin from that booth. love the vintage expo too!

Fiona Timantti said...

OMG those vintage shoes! <3
Usually 40's are too small for me :/

Elyse (Give Me Bows) said...

Oh my goodness I would LOVE to go to this, it looks ahhh-maaa-zzzing! You lucky thing :)

Stephanie said...

That certainly is vintage heaven! Oh to be accidentally locked in and have the whole night to browse through everything.

iris said...

That sounds just amazing! I can understand you when you say thanks God it's just twice a year! lol.
Loved the pics
<3

Rebecca said...

That does sound like heaven, and your dress is so lovely, that fabric is beautiful.

amberly said...

How on earth do you sift through all that to find the goods!? Girl, you got the eye...and I absolutely love how you get so excited for such an event :) Adorable dress for the occasion too!

The Pretty Song said...

Can't wait to go there next time! Your dress is lovely, by the way :)

Ashley/ MILK TEETHS said...

Yep I think I'd pretty much implode if I went to something like this.

carol-ine said...

Wow, a dream come true for me too. I wouldn't know what to do with myself.

Caitie said...

I'm so sad I wasn't able to go this go around :(... your pictures are beautiful... makes my heart melt looking at all those pretty treasures! Is it weird that I would totally be okay with being a bag lady as long as my bags were pretty :)?!

xxx
www.ladyalamode.com

Virginie Lavallée Bélanger said...

I love all your vintage fairs and flea market posts so so much! Such beautiful things, really entices my imagination!

That eyelet dress is just darling, suits you so nicely Ashley!

Virginie ♥

little lyzi said...

Oh godddd this looks like the best place in the world! x

girl&bird said...

i LOVE that violin printed garment! awesome!

And your outfit is beautiful. you suit that colour so well!

Annah xx

girlandbird.blogspot.com

Emmett Katherine said...

that is such a pretty, darling dress. I love the colour and the pattern/cut-outs in it. very unique :)

Preziosa said...

Love your dress!!

The Daily Fashionista said...

I need to put this event on my bucket list! I'd die a happy girl if I got to experience something that amazing. I'd also need to have lots of cash too. That'll make it worth my while;)