Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Additions

I seem to be finding a lot of nice blouses lately, which I've been really excited about! It's a nice change from wearing dresses. But, I have to say I have a truly pathetic skirt collection and I've come up totally empty handed the past couple of weeks searching on ebay/etsy. The blouses though, they seem to be in abundance! I'm really excited about this sweet 30s netting/ruffle puffer sleeve I got in an Edwardian lot on ebay. There was a lacey 50s blouse and 2 Edwardian blouses that'll be making their way onto etsy soon enough.





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This past Sunday was the Alameda flea market. Probably the thing I look forward to the most each month. I usually like to leave my apartment around 6:30/7 to get there nice and early before all the good stuff is gone and there's too many people to weave around. Well.. I woke up late this week, and then last minute we decided to bring Westley so he could go for a nice long walk while I shopped and by the time I finally got there it was past 9 o'clock... I wasn't expecting to find much. All of the good reasonably priced things were probably scooped up by the time I was making the rounds... But I was happily surprised to find two of my favorite flea market finds, ever! And it was almost immediately upon getting there, just right in the center aisle row...



Two silk chiffon blouses in practically perfect condition ... for $20 each... $40 total for silk chiffon with amaaazing needle work! What the what !? The lady I bought them from was my ideal flea market vendor. Really sweet, an amazing collection of things, fully aware of the gems she had but willing to part with them for reasonable prices. She used to wear the blouses when she was my age and they smelled like jasmine when I was steaming them out. Perfect.

They're so similar to the silk chiffon Lyell blouses from the current Spring collection, at 1/26 of the price! So happy these found their way to me!!!

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53 comments:

Shallow Mallow said...

Amazing blouses! These great finds look gorgeous on you :-)

vintageveggie said...

oooooer. very lovely.

Carys said...

These pictures are so beautiful, you look lovely!! I love that shirt, lace shirts are so perfect for summer!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Michelle Elaine said...

Great outfit doll! Seriously great finds.

KeepItFvncy,
M.E.

Jen said...

these blouses are absolute perfection! you look gorgeous in them! :)

Alicia said...

What gorgeous blouse finds, you lucky duck! I also love your shorts. I have a similar blouse to the one in the first picture; I think it makes me look like a cream puff, but on you it looks absolutely perfect!

briannelee said...

So pretty! The first one is amazing! I wish I could wear vintage blouses, but they are always too short on me.

thefabledneedle (jen) said...

just from what i've seen of your outfits, i feel like i can say this lacy blouse is SO you! i mean, it's beautiful and it looks perfect on you.

i grew up in the bay area and never once went to the alameda flea market! i'm kicking myself now but perhaps i can schedule a family visit around this event! ;)

meganbarkley said...

Gosh, those blouses are amazing! and those photos are absolutely beautiful

Katie said...

Fantastic finds! I love going to Antiques by the bay in Alameda, though I missed it this month. Sometimes you can really luck out there.

kathy said...

Wow, they are all amazing! I seem to have the opposite problem- i always find lots of cute skirts but no blouses to go with them....x

moodboard said...

If you ever decide to part with the 30's ruffle blouse EMAIL ME IMMEDIATELY. please. ;)

The Sidewalk Starts Here said...

These blouses are beautiful, I find it harder and harder to find vintage blouses that are true gems of the past. These ones are perfect and they look wonderful on you...also, very, very reminiscent of Lyell, you're one lucky gal!

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

GORGEOUS! i was just with my momma-in-law and we were finding sweet silk blouses for pennies(more or less) at a church thrift store. yours are divine-good findings!

Marie said...

I am totally envious of your wardrobe. I live in a small town (2000 people) and the nearest "city" is a hour & a half away and it had less than 100,000 people. The only flea markets around here sell vegetables not vintage clothes. I'm also terrified of driving in cities. Seems online shopping would be the way to go. I thought I'd have a hard time finding my size (I'm petite and tiny) but you seem tall(?) and tiny. Hmm!

I love your blog. I can almost live vicariously :)

viv said...

I love you ruffle shirt and those little shorts! <3

Lulu said...

oh wow that first blouse is so gorgeous!

LUU H. said...

wow, what a beautful picks !

Modesty is Pretty said...

WOW!

BaronessVonVintage said...

Heavenly!! LOVE that first blouse!

Polly Farthing said...

These look so gorgeous on you - what amazing finds! Glad you are so pleased with them.

Page said...

lovely finds!! i really want that first ruffle top!!
so gorgeous
page

Love_Again said...

they are all so beautiful, and look so good on you!

hannah said...

just incredible finds! you have some extra special flea market luck.

shelby h.k. said...

so beautiful! je suis jalouse.

xx

MarieBayArea said...

i love these lacy, blousey confections. you've just inspired me to rediscover the alameda flea market. i haven't gone in years.

Fear is a Dirty Word said...

I love the last picture! that outfit is lovely on you. The shorts and that blouse are such a unique combination

Casey said...

Goodness--you have been luck in the blouse department lately! All of these are so lovely; I just adore the delicate style of older blouses, and these make my heart skip a beat. ;)

Skirts have been a bit scarce around here lately too (both online and offline hunting), which is making me a bit frustrated: I tend to live in skirts and tops during the summer!

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com

Linnéa said...

what lovey blouses! and you're so beau...

Sky Pies said...

OK I'm definitely a new follower. I love your pieces and love blouses so much! You are so beautiful! I'm having a giveaway if you're interested! <3

skiepies.blogspot.com/

jessica said...

All of those blouses are so beautiful! What wonderful finds!

holly in heels said...

Love you blouse! So lovely and breezy! I'm loving a Free People white blouse I purchased yesterday--can't wait to wear!
xoxo,
www.hollyinheels.om
P.S. enter my shoe giveaway on my sweet shoe blog!

reckless daughter said...

"what the what" is right! those two blouses are an incredible find. (I like the top on too. dreamy!

Isabel said...

That first blouse is magnificent!

lauren said...

sigh...those are perfection, really. i am very jealous.

also, i have that same floral print you have in the first photo, same frame and everything. :)

J.P. said...

I love that first top, it is SO cute/danty/amazing!

Fabiola "Fab" said...

I'm soo jealous and drooling over your finds!!! Amazing! Fabulous photos as well!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful blouses. The shorts with the lace blouse looks like a perfect summer outfit.

Barbara said...

Oh wow that blouses are so so lovely! I heart the first one so much

Miss Arsouille Vintage said...

It's so lovely ;) I love your blouses, i just found some too but not as gorgeaous as yours :)

http://missarsouillevintage.blogspot.com/

littlemissjuicy said...

Sooo pretty!

the red bungalow said...

oh my! I'm totally swooning over these blouses. So whimsical and fantastic!

xox,
Bre @ http://theredbungalow.blogspot.com

Tracee Jo said...

so great!

The Collar of the Dove said...

really pretty finds!

kataifi* said...

i adore your blouses...

DearBeatrice said...

those blouses are sooo darling!

Mia Delessi said...

I love the blouse, its very chic

size too small said...

that blouse is BEAUTIFUL!

FMK Vintage et Fairy Tale said...

Gorgeous blouses! I like it so so bad!!
The first one is definitively my favourite!! :)))

http://frederiquekragbe.blogspot.com

latacones said...

Hello from Spain, I Just discovered your blog and I find it very sweet, personal, and stylish. I adored your mummy's picture, and your outfits... and, of course, the picture with the cups of tea... everything is very serene....

Robin Richardson said...

Lovely. I've been following your blog religiously for years now. I'll be posting a feature on you on my blog at http://yellowghostsandarmour.blogspot.com
Let me know if that's okay by you.

Please never stop doing this. It always makes my day,

Robin

Robin Richardson said...

not sure if I posted the right link:
http://yellowghostsandarmour.blogspot.com/

The Body Electric said...

I saw this and thought of you!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/Beautiful-Edwardian-Eyelet-Lace-Dress-/280536643753?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Vintage_Women_s_Clothing&hash=item41514978a9#ht_500wt_1154

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