We had some fun last week popping into one of my favourite vintage stores, Sweet Trash. Terri the store owner and her trusted side-kick Honey (part Pug part Jack Russel) were just as affable as ever. This was the two dressed for Halloween…super cute right?
I'm a sucker for any store that a dog works at.
I was on the lookout for a hat for The Swing Out To Victory Dance we will be going to on Nov 9th.
As you can see I had some fun trying on a few other outfits and hats while I was there.
If this wiggle dress actually made me wiggle I would have bought it. The colour is spectacular but it was too large.
I will openly admit that this silk 1970's dress was hard to leave behind. The colours were fabulous again and it was so fluid and dreamy. It floated like a cloud when I walked.
As you can see I'm holding the back closed because once again the dress was much too large on me and basically wanted to fall off. I would have had to have major alterations to make it work. Why oh why don't I have any sewing talent?
This midi skirt that almost looks like a maxi on me is another piece from the 1970's. Paired with a cashmere sweater from the 1950's and a hat from the 1940's ( I think ). That hat was such a scream.
Walking through the town of Elora the day before Halloween the town was filled with sculpture installations of gouls and monsters hanging off of buildings everywhere. It was very surreal. I loved it. Elora is a wonderful place for art and galleries.
I think this millipede freaked me out the most.
I could have spent much more time just looking at the creepy sculptures but it was cold outside. Sunny but cold.
We headed back home but stopped for lunch on the way back. A lovely day out.
We are very lucky to have nice little towns like this to visit in southern Ontario less than an hour away from our house.
By the way…I did get a brilliant hat, some scarves and gloves…I will be sharing when we get dressed for the dance. Robert also scored some beautiful vintage cuff links. Thanks again Terri and Honey! It is always a treat to see you and your treasures.
In case you are wondering this isn't a sponsored post. I just like Terri and her store : )
Looks like a brilliant day. Excited to see this hat you bought too 🙂
two birds says
i’m very impressed with that shop! i adore that blue maxi dress..too bad it didn’t fit!!
You look beautiful in all of those clothes but that paisley maxi was stupendous. Couldn’t you have had it altered professionally? I’m sure it would have been worth it!
Amazing Halloween displays, such artistry! xxx
Looks like some fun dress up! But it’s frustrating when nothing fits. I really like that first dress!
Jamie "ChatterBlossom" says
How fun are those creepy sculptures! Fun day out!
I really loved that pale pink vintage blouse in the third outfit on you. Soft and oh so pretty.
Tamera the Menopausel Supermodel says
You have it totally wrong–the adorable dog doesn’t WORK there–she is running the show boss-dog!! How ADORABLE!!!
Shame that wiggle dress didn’t fit because the color and style were fanatastic on you!!!@
Can’t wait to see your swing dance outfit!!
Good lord!!! That centipede/millipede thing is utterly horrifying! Loved that first blue dress you had on…so sad it didn’t fit.
Aya in Couturgatory says
I’m with the ladies above; the first dress you tried on looked spectacular. Please tell me you got the blue hat. I’m in love with it already.
I have the same problem with midi/maxi skirts, but if you hadn’t said anything, I would have just thought it as a great look. 😀
Great post. It’s fun to try on such interesting clothes, even if they don’t fit. To me, that’s like exploring new fashion territory. The second hat is an amazing item.
Happiness at Mid Life says
What a great store and town!! I can’t wait to see the pictures of your Swing out to Victory dance. BTW, those creatures are so creepy!! I love it!!
Lady à la Mode says
Wow, I have never seen sculptures like that before… how cool! also love all of the outfits you tried on… so pretty!
Lady à la Mode
The sculptures are so cool and almost delicate to look at. All these vintage outfit are just fabulous! What a fun day.
blue hue wonderland
How cool that the shop owner and her pet dressed up as a team;-). And all this spooky art! It sounds like a place I would definitely want to visit whenever I would be around.
About the dresses: the first blue one and the hat are my favorites. The dress would only need to be matched with lighter stockings and higher heels. And maybe it should have been a tad shorter for you. Having said that: are you that small and tiny? It’s always hard to tell from pictures, isn’t it? I e.g. am on the tall side (1.72 m).
I am only 5’4″ 1/2. Well I like to add in that 1/2 but probably now I’m just 5’4″ because we shrink as we get older. Every time I see my Mom I swear she is shorter.
You look tall in your photos.
I was the smallest in my class till I was about 14. Then I made a late griwspurth and became one of the tallest. I am just above average in the Netherlands. But everywhere else in the world I am generously above average. I never liked that and always wanted to have been shorter. Are you happy with ur height?
Well like pretty much everything in life we always want what we don’t have so if I could have another 3 inches I’d take it in an instant. I’m pretty much average height for North America, but I’d like to be considered tall. Plus I’d get to see so much more! LOL