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.
Skirt: Vintage, altered
Shirt: Vintage
Shoes: 1940s Vintage
Hat: 1930s Vintage
Purse: Vintage
Tights: American Apparel
Listening to: Master of None/ Beach House


Emma :

really loving that skirt

Jo :

Your skirt is oh-so gorgeous! <3 It matches your darling hat perfectly!

Lost in the Haze

Sarah :

A perfect hat, you wear it so well! x

Danielle V. :

Ah! That hat is SO lovely! :)


Annika :

That hat is just fabulous! And it looks so perfect on you!

A Sweet Release

Mongs :

fabulous outfit, so classy and feminine chic. Love the hat and bag. So vintage perfect!~


the home curator :

You look beautiful!! The blog is so dreamy.


Jennifer King :

Can't wait for you to post your new finds on the blog, especially the ascot button down! They all sound adorable.

Rae Veda :

Really loving that headpiece! xo, rv

Katheyn Volikos :

lovable <3

islabell :

you look so cute! !!!! I wish I wasn't so silly sick all weekend, i cant wait to see your satchel. :( today I feel a wee bit human and am headed to school before work. I wish I got to see you before I left...but I'll be home in a week!

Andrea :

Your hat is unbelievably cool. So original.

The Suburb Experiment :

The expo sounds like so much fun! Your hat and skirt are so pretty and feminine.

This Charming Style :

This is sooo wonderful, i am really in love with the skirt and bag! xx

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys :

I love your little hat so much! The 30s is simply one of my favourite eras for fashion. And these photos are beautiful yet again, kudos to the photographer! : )

Daria :

classy look! And this hat is adorable!


Claire and Vasia :

Very cute outfit. We love your skirt and your hat!

Karin (Wunderlust) :

you are such a doll
really adore your skirt xxx

Amber Blue Bird :

your hat is pure perfection, really its a stunning piece and it looks wonderful with your outfit.

TatiannaMaria :

Amazing outfit!
I love your outfit :)

xx, TatiannaMaria

gee :

sounds like an amazing time.
i wish there was something like that here in wv.
(not going to happen! :S )
you look beautiful as always jen!
that hat is really looks beautiful on you.
have a wonderful week love.

Monique :

the expo sounds awesome, so great they have such a wide range of clothing. you look so chic in black lady. i adore this look and that hat!

Heather, 29 Skirts :

This is so lovely! The hat and bag are amazing. I need to make my way to this Vintage Fashion Expo one day!

decimal shoes :

cute skirt :)
I'll definitely will following you if you follow me :D
Decimal Shoes


this outfit is too sweet and this vintage expo you speak of seems like a dream come true! to quote liz lemon, "i want to go to there" :)

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) :

You're definitely been rockin' the separates lately, I like that you brought in texture/pattern with the hat and skirt to the all black outfit. Also that is by far my favorite purse of yours!

Can't wait to see what you bought at the fair and how you style it.

Madeline Quaint :

What a wonderful hat! I love the Bavarian skirt as well!

The Expo sounds like a truly exciting event, I'd love to visit one like it.

Oh, and thank you for your comment on my blog Jenny! :)

Aliya :

That skirt is so pretty!! And what a darling bag!

x Aliya

Thrifted Treasure :

LOVE your outfit (and the beautiful colour the house behind you is painted!!!)

Lydia :

That bag is amazing. Somehow you look perfect in that hat, not "costumey" at all the way it might look on some people. It totally fits you.

Meanz (Koi Story) :

I love your skirt and that hat is so adorable!

Jamie Rose :

That hat is just awesome! I really love vintage hats. I wish they were easier to incorporate into my wardrobe. You make it look so effortless with this outfit, though!