Bakelite & Bowties

This morning a group of us vintage gals, and guys too, got together for brunch at one of Portland’s swankest restaurants, Gracie’s.  As always, we had a theme…today’s theme? Bakelite and Bowties.  I’m loving that we’re coming up with more co-ed friend;y events.  It’s so nice to see men all dapper…even if we only had three.

We enjoyed brunch while basking in the glow of crystal dripping chandeliers as we chatted while our bangles clicked against each other.  It’s so delightful getting together with people who “get” things such as Bakelite.  Like Solanah of Vixen Vintage toted a gorgeous very wide carved piece that she paid only $60 for! How amazing is that!? And all of us oo’ed and aww’ed over such a steal, while the average person would say “You paid $60 for a hunk of plastic!?” So, needless to say, I adore my vintage crowd. Thanks for being in Portland, ladies!

Dress: Bombshell Vintage, Portland
Sweater: From a Toby Berman sweater set, Buffalo Exchange
Hat: Don’t recall…
Purse: Flea market
Bakelite Oranges Necklace: Birthday gift
Bangles: Various
Bakelite Ring: Hattie’s, Portland
Vintage Stockings: Expo…I think…
Shoes: Gosh, I think Payless, like six years ago…

Patrick’s Outfit
Cal-Anita Expressing for Miller’s Jacket: Thrifted by my dad!
(New) Dress Shirt: Nordstorm
Bowtie: Flea market
Cufflinks: Expo
Pants: Who knows…
Shoes: Allen Edmonds by way of Living Thread’s Vintage

21 thoughts on “Bakelite & Bowties

  1. I love the way you pulled together the greens, oranges, and beiges in your outfit… BEAUTIFUL, as ever.

  2. Aww, I wish I could make it down to these things more often. Looks like it was fun! Also, where the heck have you been hiding that necklace? Wows, gorgeous! Hope to come visit soon ❤

    xo Sara

  3. These pictures are fabulous. I love that you were able to include your hubby in the mix. How fun and wonderful! I don’t own much in the way of Baklite but there are many pieces I’ve wanted too:) What a fun time! Green is certainly your color and I just love your hat.

  4. It is a swanky restaurant indeed! I just love that padded wall. I envy you having such a bevy vintage lurving friends and think it’s great that you have a splattering of well turned out guys amongst your number. xx Shauna

  5. Awww, what an awesome event! Your sentiments about surrounding yourself with people who “get it” really strikes a chord with me. I’ve never had a fellow vintage loving friend (or even a casual acquaintance) in person (we tend to be few and far between in Canada) and have spent many an hour daydreaming about how amazing it would be if such was the case. A huge part of the reason why I hope to one day travel to cities like Portland and Seattles is, I hope, to meet up with some of my dear online vintage friends in person – and finally get a chance to clink bangles, too. 🙂

    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* Love (!) both you and Patrick’s ensembles. So elegant, stylish and beautiful/dapper.

  6. This looks like so much fun and you all look fabulous. I love that shad of green on you and the “she loves me” bow-tie is amazing!

  7. What fun! You look so pretty, love the little pockets on the dress, and the hat. Your hair looks pretty, the curls look very cute.

  8. Amazing! Your necklace… gosh! And the hat…
    It looks like you had a great get-together. I keep wishing I could get up to Oregon to meet all of you lovely people before I take off for the other side of the country.

  9. I’m pretty sure I have those identical shoes, also bought at Payless, probably about 6 years ago! They are super cute; unfortunately, I don’t find them very comfortable so I don’t wear them very often. They put my foot at a rather awkward angle.

  10. I love that you have a little vintage community in your area and do themed get-togethers! I don’t really know anyone in my area who loves the vintage lifestyle as much as I do, which is one of the reasons why I recently started my own blog – to perhaps meet like minded people.

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