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  1. A very blogger special meet-up in Calgary

    Sunday, September 29, 2013

    I was very excited to head down to Calgary earlier this month for a very special vintage blogger meet-up. Jessica of Chronically Vintage was visiting Calgary from her home in British Columbia, so I asked her if she'd mind if I popped down to meet her & her husband Tony - luckily for me, she didn't mind my hijacking of her holiday!

    Photos by Antonio Cangiano
    We had a lovely day, having lunch and visiting vintage and antique stores, including the always wonderful A Vintage Affair. I was pleasant surprised that Bonnie, one of the owners, recognized me (we've done some messaging back and forth) and invited me back to check out their bridal collection. I can't wait! Despite finding some GORGEOUS things, nothing fit (I blame the giant rueben I devoured at Gruman's Deli) so I went home empty handed. Le sigh!

    I had such a fabulous time with Jessica and Tony - it was such a delight to meet them. They are both just so sweet and kind. Tony even took some outfit photos for me.

    Charles Hymen dress: vintage, gift from Miss Bee Vintage
    My lovely 1940s dress (as well as my handbag) was a gift from Miss Bee Vintage. It was NOS with tags (I hate being the person to take those off!) and is a Charles Hymen. The tags advertised it as crease-resistant rayon, but I don't think they took a 3-hour road trip into consideration before making those claims. 

    I love the little leaf details on the pockets! So great for fall and spring.

    Shoes: Vintage, thrifted

    Bracelet: Vintage,  The Pretty Secrets

    Tooled leather handbag: vintage, gift from Miss Bee Vintage
    Jessica also gifted me a lovely vintage handkerchief, a beautiful bracelet and earrings that she handmade for me! Be sure to keep an eye out for them in future posts.

    Thanks again to Tony and Jessica for such a wonderful day. I hope to visit them in the beautiful Okanagan soon! 

  2. 5 comments:

    1. Helen Mae said...

      You both look great and your dress is so pretty!

    2. Fun!!!! Sounds like you guys had a great time. You both look wonderful!

    3. Unknown said...

      I adore Jessica to bits! You are both so lucky to have met each other. Your day sounded like my sort of day-good friends, good food, good vintage shopping!! xox

    4. Love this post, dear Laurie! Getting to meet and spend the day with you was undoubtedly one of the highlights of this trip for both of us. I truly appreciate that you drove all the way down to Edmonton to hang out. It was such a fun, exciting vintage filled day! (A Vintage Affair was definitely my fave vintage shop I visited anywhere in Alberta - it's the first I hope to hit the next time we're back that way.)

      Thank you again for everything, my sweet friend,
      ♥ Jessica

    5. Shybiker said...

      Yay! Glad you had fun. I read about your meetup on Jessica's blog. She's such a sweetie. I love both of your outfits.

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