Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sunday Funday

         Nothing makes me happier than two things: vintage shopping and seeing my friends. This past Sunday I got to do both at the same time. What a lucky gal am I right?! My friend Andrea, of Blonde Bedhead, was visiting Chicago for the weekend. Lucky for my friend Merl and I, we got to spend some quality time with our little blond muppet (Merl's pet name for Andrea). It's always such giggle fest when we get together. Well, giggle is putting it lightly, crazy loud boisterous laugh attacks is probably more suiting. Loudness, laidback, and just straight up easy breezy fun! 

Sunday was the picture perfect day, bright and sunny 80º. Holly, a woman I met in Elgin at the Cat's Pajamas Vintage Sale, was having an Open House vintage sale that day for her shop Lucite Box. So I thought, how perfect we are getting together! Let's meet there, duh! Merl and I arrived first, Holly greeted us in a gorgeous 1950's cotton floral dress, and immediately offered us mimosa's! We walked into a complete dream, a time warp, of course I was in heaven. Holly's house was a delight, bright walls, barcloth drapes, and so much in every nook! Racks filled a room and accessories filled the another room. We spent almost 2 hours playing dress up and taking photos. Such a wonderful way to spend a Sunday!
 We left with bags full of amazing vintage and bruised wallets, lol! I can not get over how much cute, and totally necessary, items we got. I'm sure Merl and Andrea will also have posts with more detail of the house decor and sale.

Luckily being bloggers, if one forgets a camera, someone else has got ya covered! I being the forgetful one, did not remember my camera. Merl took over and got an outfit post for me! Hence, all the twirling and laughing. When friends take my photo it's hard for me to be serious. I feel like such a goon!
(Andrea & Merl behind the lens in these photos)
1950s Tiki Dress ~ Bombshell Shocked
Wooden Accessories ~ Thrift & Antique Shops
Red Wedges ~ 4ever
Woven Handbag ~ Estate Sale

After we left Holly's, we wandered downtown and window shopped. We randomly ran into Amy, Chicago Street Style, and she was sweet enough to capture our outing. What a cute pic! I am seriously gaga over these gals!
 Photo courtesy of Amy Creyer's Chicago Street Style


Q's Daydream said...

Fun!!! That dress is a dream!!

I wanna see pics of that blue ruffle dress soon, hehehehe ;o)

thatdamngreendress said...

Oh, I love this dress so! And it looks fantastic with the pink and red accents! I'm so happy my weather is finally turning warmer so I can start pulling out those cute cotton dresses again!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

You are always heaven. I adore the hair. The sunnies kill me. The shoes - argh!

Frannie Pantz said...

OH this is such the happy post I was hoping to find tonight! Girlfriend time is so great and it is wonderful to look back and still be beaming from a great time. And add vintage shopping in the mix? Cha ching! Love your dress. You look gorgeous as usual.

andrea k (blonde bedhead) said...

AHHH! I miss you guys already! I had so much fun with you and I can't wait for you two to visit me in a couple weeks! And I still love how you added the red striped belt with the dress with the red heels and that amazing bag!


Love your outfit!!! That dress, the bag, the shoes...so much to adore!

lucitebox said...

You look awesome, Karyn! It was such a pleasure to have you, Merl and Andrea at my open house sale on Sunday. I'm so glad to have met some new friends on the vintage scene! Thanks for shopping with me. (Gah! That handbag and your shoes are killing me. WANT.)