Sunday, February 13

unintentional valentine



Though Mr. Dear Golden and I do not celebrate Valentine's Day we had planned to go out last night (kind of like this past summer when we planned to go out the night of our anniversary although we had both completely forgotten that it was our anniversary). I figured since it was a holiday of sorts to some people that I'd wear the color of love. 

vintage necklace from antique mall

First we went to an antique mall where I bought the most lovely necklace (above photo), a vintage deck of cards, some lace bits & a vintage cocktail shaker. Next stop was Roast where they make THE MOST perfect and amazing Ramos Gin Fizz ( & believe me I have had the cocktail many, many places) and finally to dinner at Cliff Bell's Jazz Club. We sat near a very nice couple who had been married for longer than I've been alive and though they live nearer to Detroit than us they were staying the weekend in a bed and breakfast in the city, how cool is that? The woman, who teaches ceramics, had on a pretty fabulous statement necklace from Anthropologie which I told her I liked. Right before we left she turned to me and gave me her necklace! She said she just was ready to let it go and wanted it to go to someone who appreciated it - so sweet! So that's my Valentine present, from a sweet stranger.

1930s/40s crepe dress - private estate
1930s felted wool flower hat - same private estate
black cotton lace tights - Macy's
1940s pumps - vintage shop

19 comments:

AVY said...

Very nice color on that dress!




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A. Edwards said...

I want to see your sweet gift! You are darling and a real inspiration as I sit here in my workout gear with hair all askew. =)

Chrissy said...

Your dress is SO AMAZING!

sienna said...

you look spectacular, as always!

BaronessVonVintage said...

your outfit is/was PERFECT. Gorgeous! That story of the necklace=just amazing!

The Vintage Mistress said...

The hat is DELICIOUS!

Adelaide's Homesewn said...

you look like a dream! and i just love that story.

Vintage Seen said...

gorgeous colour! I am a little speechless right now because of that blog title in the first comment...might have to look...'see' you in a few weeks Lauren, you look wonderful in that dress! x

Jean Jean Vintage said...

Tu es vraiment très belle. The folks at the antique mall must have thought your were a Valentine's vision from the past!

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

A perfect Cliff Bell's outfit! I'm happy to hear they can whip up a nice cocktail at Roast, as I may be having my birthday dinner there next month.

garofit said...

Beautiful dress, are so are you.

the gray bird said...

beautiful! and i would also love to see the necklace you got from a stranger :)

Wild Tea Party said...

Oh my you look fabulous in that dashing shade of love. And that hat!

And that lady was such a sweetie, it's wonderful when strangers do kind things.

Gabby said...

I think that this has to be the most amazing Valentine's Day outfit I have every been privy to witness.

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Amber said...

OH WOW! That dress is simply phenomenal. You must share a photo of the gifted necklace some time!

Stella said...

You look so gorgeous, and the necklace story is so pretty! Seriously, I got a wee bit emotional when I read it.

Casey said...

I love your outfit--that dress is a knockout! I'm really loving all the details as the basic shape reminds me a lot of the Swing Dress I'm making right now (and I'm always mentally filing away ideas for future variations). And what a sweet story about the Anthropologie necklace! :)

♥ Casey

Lauren (: said...

Stunning, Lauren!! ♥

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

wow. the headpiece just pulls this dress into glamor zone. Otherwise the dress is gorgeous alone, but even more gorgeous with the extra pizazz!

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