>Vintage fun in San Diego

>Ah… the vintage fashion show was this weekend, so now I’m calming down a bit after all the prep and can post on my much neglected blog!  I’ll have pictures up of that soon, but for now I’ve got some fun ones to share :)
I hadn’t really had much of a chance to get all dressed up, but a darling friend came for a visit, so of course during her stay we had to take a day to get all dressed up and do some sightseeing!
She’s a big World’s Fair fan, so I figured I’d show her where the San Diego expo was.  We’re fortunate enough to have many of our buildings preserved in one area, Balboa Park, which is now a sort of Museum Row, so we toddled down there for some fun in the sun, all dressed for our excursion!  We looked in at the buildings where we could, pretended to be “ladies who lunch” and have yummy sandwiches on the patio of the Prado restaurant,  and saw a fun exhibit on San Diego Style at the Historical Society Museum, where they had some lovely things from the 19th century to modern day including two suits by Irene and Adrian.  Fun!  She’s wearing a lovely rayon crepe dress with beaded arrows, very reminiscent of Ginger’s dress in Carefree, don’t you think?  And I adore her little tilt hat, that I now call the “confetti hat” because of all the little triangles of colored felt attached to the veil.  I’m wearing a vintage two piece dress my husband found for me at an estate sale and a fun hat we found the day before at an antique store.

Next on our excursion was Hotel Del Coronado– a beautiful Victorian seaside hotel, which is where part of the Wizard of Oz and Somewhere in Time were written, and where parts of Some Like it Hot were filmed.  It was the perfect place for our summery pajamas! Hers are inspired by the New York World’s Fair and she had them custom made by NudeeDudee, and mine are my Farmerettes I made inspired from a 1938 catalog picture.  Since the first leg of her journey was made in LA where she went to the vintage expo and found a chenille beach cape, and since I also had one in my stash, we thought it was the perfect excuse to play dress up.  The beach was very, very windy, and I was amazed at the amount of warmth that those capes supplied! I think they need to make a resurgence!

Ah, what a lovely visit it was!  Hope you all are enjoying your week so far!

12 Comments on >Vintage fun in San Diego

  1. Lauren
    May 4, 2010 at 7:01 pm (10 years ago)

    >How fun! You look lovely! I always loved going to Balboa Park.

  2. Debi
    May 4, 2010 at 7:18 pm (10 years ago)

    >How fun! Love the hats and the sunglasses!!!

  3. MAB Jewelry
    May 4, 2010 at 7:33 pm (10 years ago)

    >Oh, gosh, how fab!

  4. "The Golden Girl of the West"
    May 4, 2010 at 7:49 pm (10 years ago)

    >Aww it's Janelle. she is such a sweetheart! Love the outfits girls! And those beach capes are fabulous! Hotel Coronado is always a site to see….XOXO~Syd

  5. Dizzy Dame
    May 4, 2010 at 10:10 pm (10 years ago)

    >I love the photos so fun and colorful! your outfits are fab too.

  6. phenolicfanatic
    May 4, 2010 at 11:55 pm (10 years ago)

    >wow what awesome places to visit and gorgeous colours- love the beach capes!

  7. Wearing History
    May 6, 2010 at 1:44 am (10 years ago)

    >Thanks so much everyone for your sweet comments! It was a fun day!

  8. casey
    May 6, 2010 at 3:33 pm (10 years ago)

    >How utterly fun!!! You both look so gorgeous!*sigh* Seeing these is making me miss SoCal… hehe!♥ Caseyblog | elegantmusings.com

  9. Porcelina
    May 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm (10 years ago)

    >Really lovely little adventure you girls had, made me smile reading about it!

  10. Tia
    May 11, 2010 at 3:10 pm (10 years ago)

    >Wow, I love that navy and white dress, and that hat, too!