Thursday, August 4, 2016

Vintage Inspiration: 1940's Day Wear

It may be that I'm looking forward to Fall this year or that I've been lucky in my buying lately but I am LOVING all the 1940's day wear pieces we have in the shop right now. The tailoring, material and colors are always completely on-point and a 1940's dress will never go out of style. These original 1940's photos show how effortless yet fashionable these items are. And don't you just love the attitude of these ladies, I would want to be friends with all of them!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Vintage Inspiration: Jantzen

Today I found an amazing Jantzen swimsuit for the shop and I was reminded about how iconic Jantzen is for mid-century swimwear. Jantzen was and is based here in Portland Oregon so I find a lot of great vintage Jantzen pieces at estate sales and elsewhere. It wasn't just a big brand in Portland though, Jantzen was THE piece swimwear and knit brand during the 1950s all over the United States. I love their advertising almost as much as their swimsuits. Here are a few of my favorites, they all make me so excited for swimming at my family's lake house and going tubing at the river with friends this summer.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Palm Springs in Photos

We had such a lovely time in Palm Springs! Lots of laying around the pool, eating and drinking and wandering around taking photos of old signs and Elvis' honeymoon hideaway. Here are some of our favorite places we went on our trip!

*Tiki Drinks at Bootlegger Tiki (killer happy hour too!)
*The best steak dinner at Mr. Lyons
*Breakfast around the pool at Chi Chi
*Dinner with bingo hosted by an amazing 89 year old at the King's Highway (we also did karaoke at the bar the following night which was totally fun!)

We can't wait to go back and explore Joshua Tree, Salvation Mountain and Pioneertown which are all just outside of Palm Springs.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Vintage Inspriration: Palm Springs

Dan and I are off on Monday to a much-needed vacation to Palm Springs! We've been there once before but only for a short trip. I'm so excited to spend a bit more time there this go-around.
For most of the 20th Century Palm Springs has been a popular resort destination for the Hollywood elite. It's known for it's modernist architecture in both hotels and single family homes. Even now there are parts of Palm Springs that make you feel like you've stepped into the 1950s!

Some of the most noteable mid-century attractions are the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway, a beautiful modernist estate where Elvis and Priscilla honeymooned in 1967. As well as the absolutely amazing Frank Sinatra estate, commissioned by old blue eyes himself in 1947 and where he lived with Ava Gardner.

I can't wait to share photos of our trip next week. I will be sure to post some here when we return and also a few on Instagram along the way.