Twice a year, the Vintage Fashion Expo travels to San Francisco for a two-day shopping dream. I can spend hours wandering from vendor-to-vendor, carefully looking through each rack of curated garments. Pieces range from pre-Edwardian dresses to 1980s high-waisted jeans, offering an eclectic mix of fashion for any collector. Since I am a frugal shopper, I have been saving my pennies for this occasion since the summer. I often splurge on a few high-end items during the Expo, and this year was no exception. I came home with a 1970s leather Southwestern satchel, a 1940s black blouse, and a 1970s ascot button-down shirt.
Since the Vintage Fashion Expo calls for an especially fancy outfit, I wore this lovely 1930s hat, a Bavarian skirt (altered extra short), and a swiss lace blouse. The hat, a gift from Matty's step-mother, is one of my favorite pieces in my closet. The feather and pearl detailing makes it quite a rare piece, and I would gladly wear it everyday if I could.