LA in a nutshell

our experience in LA was, in a nutshell, rushed.
i’m almost certain we spent half a day trying to find wedding rings downtown in the jewellery district! (we really did leave a lot of things last minute)

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our days started off with two things – a delicious breakfast from EggSlut & a coffee from the Hart & the Hunter.
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some days i needed a double caffeine hit – a takeaway latte and a piccolo!
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the quiet courtyard at the Palihotel

Mike dropped me off at Jetrag Vintage & i very happily spent an hour browsing through all the incredible dresses. i actually only managed to get through 4 rows of dresses from the 50’s & 60’s – i could have spent all day in here! it’s a wonderland!
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i tried on so many dresses (& bought the 2 on the right)
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but i’m still wishing i got the one on the left here (even though it did have a tear in the seam) – look how perfect it was!

there was more coffee followed by more running around (& quite a bit of sitting around on LA freeways – pretty sure it’s always peak hour over there!)
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america – i’ve gotta hand it to you…i’m liking your coffee! πŸ˜‰

for dinner we decided to head out to the Grove to give Gordon Ramsay’s new restaurant Fat Cow a try
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i had a delicious beef pie, while poor Mike had to attempt to find his (very undercooked! eep!) steak under a mound of the funniest looking fries we had ever seen!
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oh, did i mention we had more coffee?
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and some of the tastiest food i’ve ever had
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and of course more eggs
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it all flew by so very quickly & before we knew it we were all packed & waiting to head to San Jose…
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beautiful vintage that makes my heart skip a beat

i love vintage clothing.
beautiful dresses really do make my heart skip a beat, & while i have quite a large collection myself, the dresses over at Dear Golden really are a sight to behold.
they’re currently having a 25% off sale & as a result, i’m wishing i had an endless list of gala’s to go to (just one would be nice…!), not to mention & endless supply of money πŸ˜‰
here are some of my favourites that i wish i could make mine


this beautiful 1950’s silk orange party dress

i’m certain i need this gorgeous 1950s wedding dress
(i have a slight obsession with wedding dresses…it’s possible that i own at least 10…)
and while on the topic of wedding dresses…

please can this be mine??

this beautiful baby blue strapless number is just breathtaking

and this white & blue cupcake dress

and this incredible red tulle number

and while i’m here, how could i go past these 2 gorgeous princess coats

this black & rusty brown boucle coat

and i swear this black wool coat is what my dreams are made of!
look at both of those collars!! ahhh ❀

if you didn’t already know, i have a thing for the 1950s πŸ˜‰

i’ve been crushing on Dear Golden for such a long time, so i needed to share the love
if you’re after beautiful vintage, definitely pop over to their store & check them out.
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(i’m not in any way affiliated with Dear Golden. i just love their dresses!)

1940s glamour

i’ve found my dress for the film premiere ❀

i was sure i had my work cut out for me, considering 1940s dresses aren’t exactly the easiest thing to find, especially on a time constraint!
i almost just gave up, but a fateful pop into a vintage store on the way to visit a friend had my dress dilemmas sorted! my dress of choice was a gorgeous black crepe wiggle dress with a sweetheart neckline…(but i’ll share more about that a little later…)

below are a few gorgeous gowns that i came across while gathering dress inspiration on etsy.

this gorgeous black art deco dress from Rococo Vintage
this Jerry Gilden Rayon dress from Raleigh Vintage
this gorgeous peach coloured dream from Nod to Mod Vintage
and this stunning pink lace formal gown

so simple but so glamorous
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