Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: 1950s, 60's, architecture, cape may, doo wop, fifties, motels, new jersey, ootd, Outfit, retro, sixties, thrift, thrifty, vintage, wildwood
Hello! Here’s a little recap of my weekend in Wildwood. But first- my outfit! I purchased the top from the warehouse I mentioned in last weeks post. It was $8 and from the 1960′s. I absolutely adore it. It’s red and white gingham print, with a collar and lace detail down the front. Unfortunately it has some holes which I mended, but they opened up again after I wore it. I think I will keep mending it until I can’t anymore. I didn’t notice the holes in the warehouse and I’m glad that I didn’t because I might not have bought it.
Outfit details: Shorts and bag: Urban Outfitters, Boots: Wild Pair
It was a freak October day weather wise- around 70 or 80 degrees during the day. Some people were even swimming! We woke up early and spent the day walking around and up and down the boardwalk… and eating lots of junk food! I’m kind of embarrassed to tell you what my diet consisted of that day but here it goes: french toast, pumpkin and cinnamon custard, old bay fries with cheese sauce, a primo hoagie and a pumpkin funnel cake.
The boardwalk has a Halloween event but I was too chicken to go. I backed out last year too! I liked these decorations though.
In the evening we went to Cape May to go on a haunted trolley tour- basically they drive you around and tell you stories about ghosts in certain houses and hotels. I love stuff like that but it was a bit corny! It was enjoyable though. We walked through the shops and walked around town before. There are so many beautiful Victorian homes there I wish I could live in.
It got really cold at night. After heading back to Wildwood and playing some more arcade games, we rented a silly horror movie to watch. The next morning it was freezing and raining. I had hoped to shoot some more pictures and go bike riding but it was breakfast and back home instead!
Filed under: Outfit, Thrift, Vintage | Tags: 1950s, 1960s, antique, dress, fifties, new jersey, nj, second hand, shopping, sixties, somerville, thrift, thrifting, thrifty, vintage
Hello! This past weekend I decided to explore Somerville, NJ. It’s only about 30 minutes away from me but I had never been there before. I discovered their antique mall while doing a search for some vintage and thrift shops and decided it would be worth checking out! I’m so glad I did. It reminded me a lot of the one in Red Bank, but I think I liked this one better! I took my time and really looked through everything. I love shopping at places like that because it feels like a treasure hunt. You never know what you’ll find! There seemed to be a little of everything between all of the booths on two floors… books, kitchen goods, vintage clothing, etc. Prices were pretty good overall though some of the clothing was a bit too much for me.
I wore this wonderful vintage dress I picked up at Blue Hawaii Vintage the weekend before. It’s a bit snug because it’s a girls dress but worth it. And you may remember the bag from my Thrifty Thursday post a few weeks ago.
I will be buying some of these when I finally move out.
Wonderful design on this trunk.
Thought this vintage hair dryer was pretty neat.
I love when places have vintage children’s clothes. They’re so tiny!
Cute design on these playing cards.
I regret leaving this dress there. I’m trying to save money and couldn’t be bothered getting in and out of my dress to try it on. I may go back for it!
Also liked this store a lot. My boyfriend bought a cool 70′s jacket there.
I ended up spending less than $15 and coming away with vintage buttons, bow blouse pattern, a few handkerchiefs and an enamel pin. The pin was purchased at a place a few stores down (not sure of the name). We walked down Main st and Division st. Ate some Ritas and checked out a few other shops. I’ll definitely be going back!
Filed under: Thrift, Vintage | Tags: 1950s, bag, fifties, purse, thrift, thrifted, thrifty, vintage, wooden handle
This isn’t the post I had planned for this week. When I came home from work yesterday, it was thunder storming! I couldn’t take outfit photos like I hoped so here’s a “what’s in my bag?” post with a thrifted purse.
This bag was one of my first vintage purchases. I believe it’s from the fifties. I picked it up for around $10 at a little thrift shop the next town over back in high school. It has a bit of damage and I don’t use it very often but I can’t seem to let go of it. I think it’s a wonderful bag for the summer time months. (It’s filled with sand from some previous beach trips I took it on.)
Clockwise from left: Urban Outfitters wallet, Iphone, head phones, Sharpie pen, Stila eyeliner, Marc Jacobs Daisy roll on, lifesavers, idea notebook, Moleskin planner, tissues, strawberry lip balm, nail file and keys.
Not sure how I’m spending my weekend yet. My plans are up in the air right now. Possibly seeing Ronnie Spector, spending some time in the city and a Chalk and Numbers show… or working away on my Etsy and lounging by my pool. We’ll see! I should be back soon with another post. Happy almost weekend!
Filed under: Outfit, Vintage | Tags: 1950s, dress, eiffel tower, fifties, las vegas, paris, pink, vegas, vintage
I think this will be my last Vegas post. The Paris casino was by far my favorite! I lived in Nice for a month studying abroad and spent a weekend Paris. I love France and it was great to get a little taste of it again… a half size eiffel tower and delicious crepes!
This dress is from the 1950′s and I love it. When I bought it, it went down to my ankles. I hemmed it a foot or so and it’s a perfect summer dress now!
Filed under: Outfit, Vintage | Tags: 1950s, 50s, beach, Collar, dress, fifties, floral, mint, mint green, ootd, Outfit, retro, summer, vintage, wildwood
Dress- Vintage, Belt- Target, Shoes- Urban Outfitters, Bag- Fossil
I said I was obsessed with mint! I picked up this vintage dress last summer at my favorite vintage shop and this is my first time wearing it. It was hand made for a wealthy girl in the 50′s. The details of the collar are so perfect and unique. I love it so much.