The Spring SF Vintage Expo was this past weekend and the entire week before I was himm'ing and haw'ing about going. I'd heard that the prices were insanely expensive - and who wants to spend a day looking at pretty dresses you can't have? We went though, and I'm glad we did. We showed up on Saturday in the early afternoon to be greeted by the lovely duo that is The SF Style.
When I first started walking around I seriously got so overwhelmed by all the beautiful things I started tearing up. It was just - too much, too fast. So, I did the initial loop around - and then I pulled myself together to start the browsing. I have to do this with magazines too... I can't read any one thing until I flip through the entire thing.
The expo had mostly ladies clothing. A range from Edwardian lawn dresses to 60s polyester with some really amazing sheer/floaty 30s dresses in between. Lots of shoes, hats, jewelry, and sunnies too. There was also a really lovely selection of fabric and sewing notions - if only I were a dressmaker, it would have been a really great opportunity to stock a fabric stash. I was a little disappointed on the men's clothing situation. The few folks carrying menswear had mostly 50s rockabilly styles and not a single piece of nice workwear, denim, or collegiate attire to be found. Does this only exist in LA and on the East Coast?? I'm beginning to wonder....
... So, my loot - gosh.... what was supposed to be a weekend of no shopping for me, turned into 3 dresses, a coat, a scarf, and 3 old millinery flower do-dads for my hair... I have absolutely no self control.
I wore the 30s fruit print dress home on Saturday. And immediately stuck one of the flowers in my hair
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We ended up going back to the expo on Sunday and I wore the 40s geometric print dress ... I get so stupidly obsessed with new things... I wear them for days and days in a row until I'm sick of them.
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I lugged my camera with me to the expo (see proof of the thing making my bag look ridiculous) but I didn't snap a single photo. I know how crotchety old ladies get about taking photos of their stuff at expos and fleas, and I didn't even feel like getting a lecture. The Hummingbird Girls managed to get some good ones though!