The Magic Hour

I frequently make thrifting trips to Northern California to hunt for vintage dresses and 1960s furniture pieces. If I could antique everyday, I would have a very happy life. But alas, there is work, school, and responsibility! This doesn't, however, keep me from spending my free time scouring small towns for treasures. A couple of my favorite vintage-loving ladies and I are talking about making a weekend trip to Reno for some serious shopping. After a day of thrifting, we plan to visit the casinos and have a cocktail or two by the pool. 

I purchased this dress and belt a mere hour before these photographs were taken. The dress was a perfect match for my vintage carpet purse, one of my most beloved possessions in my closet. I may cut the dress shorter for the summer weather (especially when my legs are fully healed from my poison ivy woes). 

Dress: Thrifted
Belt: Thrifted
Necklace: 1960s Vintage
Shoes: 1970s Vintage
Purse: Vintage
Listening to: Boyfriend/ Best Coast

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Meghan :

ugh poison ivy is the worst! but that dress and belt are divine <3

Aryn :

Beautiful photo shoot! I love the pattern on the dress! So bold!

A plus,

Stefany :

Wow, great photos! Love your dress x

The Daily Fashionista :

I can't get over how perfect your photos are! I especially love the last one. And you got a fantastic dress!

Cheray Natalie... :

I love the locations you find for your photos!
The dress and bag match perfectly! what a dream
Cheray x

Monique :

Love the dress! The magic hour is the best...such great light. Your possible trip to Reno sounds fab! Hope you're week is off to a great start.

chantilly :

the print on that dress is amazing.

Alex :

that dress is lovely! it is a great length on you and the bold print is gorgeous!

Steffys Pros and Cons :

that dress is an absolute beaut! and i really wish i lived nearby, a trip for cocktails and thrifting sounds amazing!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

JennaStevie :

This dress has such a gorgeous print on it, I love that carpet bag too.
Glad your poor legs have recovered!

JennaStevie :

This dress has such a gorgeous print on it, I love that carpet bag too.
Glad your poor legs have recovered!

blakejacobsen :

I love this outfit! The belt almost looks like a crescent moon. It makes a great statement and flatters your body!

Nikki :

I belive I want this whole outfit! The dress, the bet, the purse, the necklace! x

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) :

I adore exploring small towns/suburbs in search of vintage too (am always on the hunt for that 'secret spot' that no one else has discovered yet)! Lovely dress & purse, it's great that you found a treasure and were able to wear it right away.

Aina Jones :

great style!


Jazzy E (hivenn) :

SO beautiful. x hivenn

Miranda :

Beautiful dress and photos!

caycelayne :

you have such an incredible eye for finding unique pieces. i always go into thrift stores with an open mind but often times leave empty handed. then i'll see someone like you looking fabulous in a similar type of piece i passed up and pinch myself! i need to come along on some of your shopping trips! :)

TrophyBoutique :

I'm more than mildly obsessed with your purse.

Star-Light :

fabulous dress!

Lauren :

That first shot looks straight from a magazine! These photos are divine. I really like your choice of music as well :)

islabell :

hurray for the magic hour. t makes me so happy that you called it that. I was so excited to see these photos. I love how these images turned out the mood/setting shots are great. We need to figure out Reno, it will be amazing.

You know I think that dress is bomb dot com. With your wee sweet.


P.s. i saw etsy photos from the armory....they look awesoem

wardrobeexperience :

lovely dress... it would lok great as a mini and a midi. what will you do? can't wait to see the result.

Mirror of Fashion :

Amazing dress!

Sabrina O. :

AMAZING! I love these pictures, so pretty

are you dressing up or dressing down :

Perfect spring maxi.

Helen, X

gee :

your weather in your pictures are killing me.
it is so dreary here..ugh..
the sun has been lost for a few days.
well, it wouldn't be a Gee comment if i didnt say you are beautiful..and YOU ARE!!!
reno sounds like an amazing little road trip.
if you do go i will be jealous of course. :P
have a wonderful sunday love..

Rachel Emma (Daydream Frenzy) :

I loooove your dress and bag!
I also really like your bangs, part of me has been wanting to get full bangs but I'm afraid I won't like it on me!



OH MY GAWDDDDD!!!! We swoon over your dress and the pictures are lovely

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Michal :

awesome AWESOME dress. you are one of the best thrifters ever. that trip sounds like a lot of fun. i love the old building you're in front of too. adds so much to the photos. ^_^ xoxoxoxo

Jenni Wells :

Such a lovely thrif store find! Small towns are really the best for thrifting. They just don't know what they have!! Your photos turned out wonderfully. The lighting and location are very dreamy.

GretchTM :

Beautiful photographs!! That dress is adorable.

Jacqueline :

such a unique print! and the belt is amaing - what a beautiful buckle! your photos are always so lovley.. Xx

Andrea Grace :

Beautiful dress!

Subversive LulĂș :

Love the purse!>
the look is very cute.

Emma :

such a gorgeous dress, really beautiful vintage style. love the necklace too, perfect style

sacramento :

I love your blog, so I am adding you to my blogroll.

Annebeth :

ooooooh yes I would be such a happy girl if I could just thrift all day and all of the night! it feels like saving things by loving them like they should be loved :) gorgeous pics!

Emma :

Ooh I just love this outfit! The colours in this dress are gorgeous on you! Love that necklace too!

Emma x

Mrs Vintage :

love this belt!!

Lydia :

So beautiful!! I love the colors of this dress with the bag and your necklace. You guys are always so awesome. So awesome, I gave you an award on my blog!

fashion bucket. :

this has left me wanting to run away and go from town to town looking for vintage clothes and antique furniture! i love your blog a lot - great outfits and i think the 'listening to' is a wonderful and unique idea!

wanting every piece of this outfit!

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