Saturday, July 4, 2009

Nautically Inclined

red, white, and brown(?)

I wore this red dress a few days ago. Detailed with white buttons and piping, it's just one of several recent finds that could fall into the naval inspired vintage category ($6, Goodwill).



For another $6 on the same Goodwill trip, I also took home this amazing handmade number. Can you believe that print?! Anchors, stars, seahorses... are you kidding me?!?! It's actually a little big for me, but I am determined to make it work somehow. How could I not?

This pair of highwaisted navy with white polka dots shorts ($1) and vintage straw hat with navy ribbon ($3.50) were both acquired at the VNA Hospice Thrift.



Oh how I wish these items were mine!

Alas, they are toddler sized... lucky Clover! The vintage top (25 cents) and jeans (50 cents) were found separately at the Welfare League Thrift, a favorite place for finding kid's clothes. They seem to get a lot of vintage and, as you can see, they are practically giving the stuff away!

The Saltwaters are actually not toddler sized, and probably won't fit her for another 5 years or so, but they were only ONE DOLLAR and they're so classic, I couldn't resist. If only I could squeeze my own feet into them!




With all the red, white, and blue going on in this post, it's the perfect time to wish all those celebrating a Happy Fourth of July!

34 comments:

polaris said...

Very cute things! I esp. like the sea horse print too (perhaps you can take it in?). Happy 4th to you too!

Thrifted Treasure said...

That sea print is just adorable!! And little clover will be too cute in those gorgeous finds!

Chantelle said...

Lucky Clover. That top is terribly cute. x

Chelsea said...

I want clovers outfit, I thought it was adult size in the first picture.

Andrea said...

I love red, white and blue as a colour combination and the nautical theme looks great too. You must have some great thrift stores in the US - here there tends to be a big jump between the op shops and the more specifically vintage shops, though you can find some good stuff if you look hard enough in the cheaper ones!

Oranges And Apples said...

wow, you are the luckiest thrifter ever! I wish i was clover-sized!

she will have her way said...

I love your blog and always look forward to reading it, and now I feel compelled to comment because you look so pretty in that red dress!

Adorevintage.com said...

Love the red dress with the skinny white belt. Your hair looks fantastic!

Michi said...

I LOVE those dresses!!! Beautiful finds!

Eyeliah SS said...

Oh she is going to look adorable!

calivintage said...

oh my! all of these finds are so amazing! pretty vintage sailor inspiration! i love it! and that last dress with the button details! oh i die! ;)

Mars said...

:O Wow! GREAT stuff :D I can't believe you found some Saltwaters, I have the exact same pair (grown up size, of course :P) and they're amaaazing. You look so pretty! Your hair looks fantastic, like a movie star! I think my favorite thing is that seahorse/whale/nautical stuff dress, it's terribly adorable <3!

Rachel C. said...

ahoy! these are great finds. you're on your way to having your own vintage cruise collection.

Thrifted Treasure said...

PS you might like this nautically themed post:
http://bellavitahome.blogspot.com/2009/07/etsy-finds-vintage-style.html

Goldie Locks said...

Sooo cute! I love nautical outfits :)
the hat is really cut too!
xo

muchlove said...

that red dress is just perfect! You look really gorgeous.

Manja said...

You look so beautiful in the last picture! That dress is gorgeous! I am so glad I am in America right now, it is so much easier to go thrifting here and actually find good stuff at a cheap price compared to the Netherlands.

St├ęphanie said...

Oh ! Lovely !

brandi milne said...

Hey woman!! Love that red dress...so summery! Thanks for the comment, I won't tell anyone!!

Here's to sunny California!! LoVe!

Milla said...

Love it, especially the part where you bought the over-sized shoes for Clover of the future!

Parapluie said...

Aw, you look amazing!

allie said...

You have a great eye for thrifting. I just adore the whale print! lovely blog.

elena-lu said...

loving your hair! clover is lucky lucky to have such fab things to wear! and you look gorgeous in your red dress :)

a cat of impossible colour said...

Haha, very patriotic! :) That red dress is lovely.

Ashlee said...

that hat and shorts kill me.

fantastic.

Sonya-Dime Store Thrift said...

OMG, sea horses. I am in LOVE!

*** said...

MMm all the pieces are lovely!! Your dress is just perfection.

Aya Smith said...

Oh MY, what adorable finds for both of you! I never have much luck with finding my son cute things... *sigh*

I still can't get over how perfectly precious Clover's name is... If I ever have a daughter, that name will be so hard to resist!!! :)

Anusha said...

LOVE your dress to bits! And I adore what you found for Clover too. ^__^

Are saltwater sandals for adults hard to find?

Diane said...

Oh my, I love the red dress with the brogues!! What a perfect perfect outfit. I also really like the cuffed sleeves as I've been cuffing many a sleeve lately.

I would wish that that nautical striped top was adult size, too, if I had found it at the thrift store. I always venture into the kids' section to see if I can fit into anything there but the ones I want are always too too small.

Owl and the Grapes said...

Lovely lovely red dress. Not bad shoes either (read: quite jealous.)

Caroline said...

AMAZING red dress! It's unbelievable, Missa! Such a great find! You look so sweet and pretty in it.

Anonymous said...

I'm not even going to comment on that savory dress.

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

What a cute dress!! Red looks good on you :)