This past weekend I was visiting a friend in western Mass, and while I didn't get to visit Old Sturbridge Village, I did get to pop in the Sturbridge Antique Shops!
Inside the first floor has a ton of collectibles as well as some furniture. This shop is divided up by a couple of different rooms as well as a downstairs.
I found a little accessory corner filled with hats, bags, buttons, and fabric! There was a ton of vintage fabric all over this shop, so if you're looking to sew, you may need to visit. I bought this pink hat. It was only $8 and completely matched my outfit, so I had to. . . right?
Major vintage rhinestone bling!
The downstairs of this shop had two spots for vintage clothing which I was ecstatic to find. There were lots of furs and jackets as well dresses and hats and accessories. I found a great dress and jacket set, keep scrolling to see!
Lookit that little owl! This booth was covered in adorable knick knacks.
Antique pink tufted couch? Yes please!
This shop is a bit more refined than most antique shops that I frequent. There are tons of glass displays with collectibles completely organized inside. If you are looking for a specific antique piece, it may just be lying in one of their many display cases.
But like any antique store, there's always a few quirky pieces mixed in with the valuables. This Nutty Mad Indian was quite a character.
I'm so glad I got to visit this shop before The New England Shake Up in a few weeks, as I'm sure this place will be filled with visitors looking for vintage goodies!
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Once in a very rare while, you can find an 80's-does-50's number that's almost better than the real thing, and this is one of those outfits!
This is a two piece set from Adele Simpson, and while this designer has been around since the 1940's, this is an 80's piece. After a trip to the seamstress to remove the big poofy sleeves and bring up the hemline, she now looks like 50's perfection!
Besides the gorgeous pink color combo, the perfect collar, and the buttons down the front of this top, my absolute favorite thing is the skirt. I love how the stripes come to a point in the front, almost chevron-like, and if you look at the back. . . .
It matches the top by going back to straight lines!
To match completely, I wore my pink Bait footwear Beatrice shoes. These T strapped peep toed heels are a perfect combination of vintage aesthetic with modern comfort, and they also come in lilac and yellow!
The best thing about this ensemble is that it's a two piece set. While it looks fabulous as a dress, I can't wait to break up the pieces and see what other outfit combinations I can come up with!
I must give a shout out to Salon Beau for this great hairstyle. While my color was a little lighter than usual, we decided to change up my curls for a softer look.
This hairstyle was inspired by one of Pin Up Doll Ashley Marie's YouTube videos. Instead of using my curlers we tried a faux pin curl method using a curling iron and I was very happy with the results!
My other purchase of the day was this black dress and jacket set. It fit me perfectly and the detailing on the jacket was simple but beautiful. The peplum and bow on the collar are my favorite, and for $23 it was such a steal! A great addition to my fall and winter wardrobe.
That's all for now! A little under a month from now will be the Brimfield Antique Show and while I haven't been in a few years, I am definitely due for a trip, as it's one of the greatest and largest antique shows around! If I do make it out, you best believe there will be a full review on the blog asap!
**Don't forget to visit Sara and I with our shop Silhouette Vintage this Sunday 8/23 at the Somerville Flea Market!**
Top and Skirt set by Adele Simpson - Savers
Belt - Pinup Girl Clothing
Canvas Petticoat - Pinup Girl Clothing
Shoes - Bait Footwear
Hair - Sean from Salon Beau