The reason I didn't originally buy it is because of practicality. I've been trying to be a bit more practical with my clothing lately. But, you know when you really find something that fits well and is just too beautiful, a symbol of 50s glamour, and reasonably priced you just gotta throw practicality to the wind. I just might be sporting my new velvet princess coat to Target this winter:) All I had is my phone camera so I couldn't get in the details of this coat I would have liked too. I'll certainly be blogging more about this coat in the future. It was (is) such a dream to wear. This is what vintage is all about ladies, loving what you wear.
Below are just a few images from my phone camera as I was just so excited to share my very favorite vintage store. I told the lady who worked there how lucky she was to be able to hear the stories and play dress up:) I just love it! The store is called Paris and it is located in Royal Oak. I have some better photographs from my first visit on my non-phone camera that I will post in a future post. The thing about Michigan is that vintage is pretty reasonably priced in the shops. I've gotten some great things at reasonable prices. I've always had a fondness for Royal Oak, even as a teenager. It's a little oasis where you feel people can really express themselves. There's a fun edginess about the place and there are also a lot of great places to eat.
Boy, I wanted this dress but it was too small. One day Mr. Mort, I'll find one that fits! They said this one wouldn't even fit on the mannequin, I'm thinking it was for a teenage girl. I would have bought it if it would have fit as Mr. Mort keeps eluding me. I first heard about Mr. Mort when I saw an amazing dress and ad at CoutureAllure. You all know how I just love to match ads to the real version.
I am telling you I would have bought this dress below if someone else would not have beat me to it. It also had a matching ad, totally up my alley.
Image Source: Couture Allure.
Back to the shop:
A Lilli Ann coat in white. This was more of a swing coat and I prefer the princess coats and we all know white can be a difficult color but still very nice to see!
After a trip to pick up my dreamy velvet princess coat, I stopped into a chocolate shop with my son.
How cute are these chocolate shoes? A total vintage vibe too! They even had milk and dark chocolate polka dot shoes, my kinda chocolate. They had them in small and also some large chunks of chocolate shaped as shoes that looked like they'd actually fit my feet. They totally look like a 30s shoe! Isn't it funny how once you get a grasp on vintage fashion, you see it....?
Yep, chocolate, a grand coffee with whipped cream, and a velvet princess coat, what more could I ask for?