A Visitor from France

Last week I had the absolute delight of meeting up with French vintage blogger Laurence and her husband, Sylvain, of Lost in the 50s, as they were doing a bit of shopping here in America prior to Viva Las Vegas. If you aren’t familiar with Laurence’s blog, you must visit it! As she and her husband are the best dressed couple in the blogesphere! Their period perfect 1950s styling is stunning and the couple are beyond adorable.

As we do not have a car here in Portland, Laurence and Sylvian were kind enough to pick me up in their rental car I was delighted when Laurence handed me French candies and a Jessica Rabbit pin from Disneyland Paris! How sweet is she!? We spent the entire day visiting many of Portland’s fine vintage clothing stores, trying on goodies left and right, chatting with the shop owners and teetering our way back to the car with bags full of treasures. Over the course of the day we visited nearly every vintage clothing shop I recommend those visiting the Rose City before ending the day at The Driftwood Room for dinner and cocktails.

I must admit, with each and every visitor I have the pleasure of shopping with, I fail miserably at taking photos! So while I had my camera on me, I didn’t take any photos of consequence. I chalk it up to having too much fun looking around and chatting with Laurence and Sylvain. So today you’ll have to settle for just my outfit.

I bought a few things myself, including a spectacular Zuni made turquoise, onyx and mother of pearl inlay ring of a thunderbird that is off to the jewelers to be resized and I can’t wait to get back! I have fallen head over heels in love with turquoise and can’t get enough of it! Speaking of things I can’t get enough of, I just got another skirt, similar to the one I’m wearing here, from Etsy seller Mystique Vintage. I can thank the ever elegant Joanna of Dividing Moments for spotting it and sending me the link! It just arrived today and I am currently in the process of letting the hem down, as the hem on it was a little on the short side for me. I predict it won’t be too long before it finds its way on the blog!

Outfit
Blazer: Don’t remember!
Sweater (borrowed from a sweater set): Buffalo Exchange, Portland, Oregon
Skirt & Bangles: Retro Rejuvenation, Coburg, Oregon
Covered Wagon Pin: Plucky Maidens Junk Fest
Bakelite Ring: Hattie’s, Portland, Oregon
Stockings: Coffee by What Katie Did
Shoes: Payless, like six years ago!
Corde Purse: Red Light, Portland, Oregon

16 thoughts on “A Visitor from France

  1. I pop on their blog every now and again, but I do believe I shall now put them in my blogreader!
    How sweet they were able to visit, and you were able to play awesome host.
    I love your skirt, it’s super adorable!

  2. Thank you for the shout out dear Janey! What a glorious skirt you are wearing I bet you got a lot of complements and a lot of people coming in for a second look wondering what the scene was on this lovely skirt. Very excited to see your new skirt and I hope letting the hem out does the trick for you. So fun to meet Laurence and Sylvain all the way from France. Laurence has such an eye for accessories and vintage wear and I bet it was just so fun to meet the both of them. I bet it was a day that just flew by. Fun!

  3. WOW they absolutely are the best dressed couple in the blogesphere, and it’s no surprise they’d join you for a fashion hunt. We love everything about your fabulous outfit, especially your gorgeous skirt.

    XOXO N & N

  4. Totally green with envy. Jealous of THAT skirt and your outing with the King and Queen of 50’s. I’m so glad that they are just as charming in real life as they are on the blog. Thanks for sharing your lovely day with us. xx Shauna

    • The skirt is actually fairly common, so you may come across one! Two local gals I know personally own one, and fellow blogger Jessica of Chronically Vintage owns one!

      • I’ve seen a few on etsy (but never in m y size) but they just around here in Australia. I am always keeping my eyes peeled and have a few dealers on the look out for me but I don’t have high hopes. If you ever see one in a 30-ish inch waist I’d love to hear. xx Shauna

  5. You always have the best novelty prints, and this one is amazing! I mean, really, a wagon train skirt?! Who doesn’t want a wagon train skirt?!
    And I’ve never heard of that couple’s blog, so I’ll have to check it out! They sound lovely!

  6. Well that is a lovely outfit for us to “settle” for. I love the novelty print skirt and stitch detail on the jacket. The skirt makes me think of my favorite computer game!!

  7. That’s so awesome!!! I’ve been smitten with those two wildly stylish European vintage lovers since the moment I first discovered Laurence’s blog and thrilled that the three of you were able to meet up and spend some time hunting for vintage treasures together. They’re headed (or perhaps have already been, I’m not sure) to Vancouver, BC, too, though as we’re a few hours away from there, I won’t be meeting up with them unfortunately. Perhaps on one of their future trips (as, let’s face it, they’ll be over here more often than I am in Europe).

    Love seeing your wagon trail skirt again and am thrilled that you got the other one. Yay!!!

    ♥ Jessica

  8. i love this outfit. the blazer is just awesome.

    laurence and sylvain are great. their blog is absolutely adorable. sadly i never managed to met them, when we wre living close to the french boarder ….i would be the same having nice visitors here. when i’m with lovely people i totally forget about taking pictures!

  9. How wonderful that you got to meet the most stylish couple in the blogosphere – I have been an avid follower of their blog for years. Love your outfit here! P x

  10. How exciting to have out of town visitors! I love Laurence and Sylvain’s blog – their style (and cars!) are enviable.

    I know what you mean about taking photos. I met up with another blogger in my city two weeks ago and we took NO pictures! Bad bloggers. lol!!

    Lisa.

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