coral rooms & ornate ceilings

3/08/2012




My sister and I went to our favorite vintage shop, Playclothes, to leisurely rummage through garments. We walked along a tree-lined street that had a myriad of small vintage stores, in search of some special pieces. I always seem to prefer the accessories, such as glittery clutches and shoes which are much too small for me. If only I could redesign such things, then I would have an endless supply of dainty shoes!





Vanessa picking out a mod dress, that kind of looks like the hotdog on a stick uniform.



I tried this dress on in their gorgeous fitting room. I kind of wanted to live in that room, with all the porcelain figurines and box hats. At the very least, perhaps I could convince Donald, that painting our bedroom a shade of coral pink is a good idea?



Dream shoes.



We ate Mexican seafood afterwards, at a restaurant that we visited as children. I love their straight-to-the-point sign.



We shared a delicious ceviche that reminded me of family dinners as a child. So good. Afterwards we did even more shopping (girls can get carried away, can't they?) where I bought a few new things, which I'll share in the future. Such a lovely day!

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  1. I have yet to go into the dressing room! Looks like you had a fun time. Haha. We need to check out the Silverlake stores, despite the hipster scene. I like unhip environments :)

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    1. Unhip environments are my specialty. But perhaps, I'll revisit our old stomping ground in Los Feliz for vintage shopping! Hopefully I can find shoes that fit! x

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  2. I wholeheartedly agree with the dream shoes.

    I want my room to look like that store.

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    1. Yes! In my dreams those shoes are a size bigger, and that room magically appears in my home!

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  3. gee! the dresses are PERFECT
    and yeah, wished I lived in LA! it's too cold here in Norway.. brrr

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    1. Can we switch places? I'll be in Norway this summer and I'm already trying to prepare for the cold (it will be cold compared to our hot weather here in the summer)! The dresses were very thick and kinda perfect for a chill.
      x

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    2. I'm in! Let's switch right now. I replied on the comment om my blogg, and I'll promise to make you a small Bergen guide <3

      Have a real great time in the heat! And I will enjoy the snow today in the cold, cold mountains of Norway

      Hugs!

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    3. And yeah! I looooove youre blog, you're fantastic, Valerie

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    4. Merci, Hanna! :) I replied to you as well! x

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  4. Aaah what a great day! Vintage shop dates are one of my favourites to do with girlfriends, we always have so much fun dressing up! I wish I had a sister like you to go with me XD well I guess my friends are kinda honorary sisters haha!
    Oh I feel exactly the same way about vintage shoes, WHY did women have such tiny feet back in the day? :((
    I'm excited to see your buys now! :))

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    1. Honorary sisters are just as fun! Although mine has been through many years of mutual evolving style, and we never get tired of the same shops :o Exactly, women back then had doll-sized feet. Either that, or a size 7 shoe is almost the same as a basketball player. None of my buys were vintage, but they were still grand! :)

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  5. Oh wow! What a store! I LOVE that first picture, it is like a room from my dream house! :) Oh and I loved your flowers post! I go away from the internet and always miss great posts! :) I hope you continue to have a lovely week! :)

    Zoë x

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    1. Thank you! It's definitely my dream room too. All I need is a view of the cote d'azur and I'm set. If I miss 3 days of internetting, it can feel like aeons sometimes haha! Have nice week too x

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    1. There were certainly many. So many more purses too! x

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  7. !!! i swear, i am in love with every single one of your photos.

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  8. OMG, these pictures are awesome!! So many things have caught my eye, how did you resist?! X

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    1. Gosh, if I had a big pocketbook perhaps I would have gone crazy. But my eyes were certainly having a feast! :)

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  9. I'm madly in love with your photos, they are unique.
    www.flaviaflanders.com

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  10. Oh, it is so garish and lovely. I would like to live there too!

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    1. Yeah! I've been thinking that if I could recreate it, I'd turn it into a commune for girls to read and listen to records. Or just let cats roam! Hehe x

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  11. THE perfect day!! The top picture is just heaven.

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    1. Gah! They make it more and more dreamy every time I go :)

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  12. Hahaha, yes. That sign is indeed brilliant!! I love the shop you were in, so cute and fancy and nice! The coral shade on the wall is so good too! :O

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    1. Haha I know...I suppose some people just look for signs declaring, "Mexican Food" :D

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  13. That shop is from a fairy-tale...for sure... x

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    1. It definitely is! Next time I go, I plan to leave with a sparkly purse! x

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  14. these photos are lovely! ceviche mmm x

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  15. what a beautiful shop! i can't believe that's their dressing room.

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