what I wore : the rose bowl - The Dainty Squid

what I wore : the rose bowl

Monday, January 14, 2013

details
hat - thrifted
coat - vintage
dress - Dear Creatures (via Modcloth)
shirt - thrifted
cardigan - Modcloth
sweater clips - handmade
ring - c/o Sea of Bees
brooch - vintage
belt - Moss Mills via Fab
tights - Target
camera bag - Jo Totes

How lovely is this vintage coat? I got it back in August on my annual birthday antiquing roadtrip. Last stop of the day about ten minutes before we were about to walk out of the antique mall I spotted it. Love at first sight!! It's the softest velvety material.

Despite how soft it is and how perfect the color is my favorite part might just be what I found in the pocket. There was a ticket to the 1973 Pasadena Rose Bowl. It's not the fact that it's the Rose Bowl that is significant to me (I literally couldn't care less about college football) but I'm just so in love with the fact that 40 years ago someone was wearing this coat. I know, obviously, that nearly all the vintage I own has had a previous owner but to put a real date and event on it makes it feel so special. I wonder who wore it, and what she wore with it.  I wonder if she's still alive and I wonder what she'd think of someone discovering the coat 40 years from the time she wore it and absolutely loving it.

I don't know about you but thinking about who owned something before I did is one of my very favorite things about buying vintage. Needless to say, I'm keeping the ticket in the pocket and maybe I'll leave a movie stub from one I see while wearing the coat in it for the next person who owns it to find and hopefully enjoy.
Hope you're having an excellent Monday!
xoxo

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49 thoughts

  1. I always love what you wear Kaylah =)
    This is really great, primary colors!

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  2. This outfit is wonderful! I really love the primary color combination. And that ticket - what a neat discovery!

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  3. i love when coats are just a tad longer than a dress, it makes me feel super cosy!!

    the ticket stub is amazing! I have found similar things in books I've picked up in charity shops.

    chloex

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  4. That is the pretties coat I ever did see...! <3

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  5. I am deeply in love with your fox ring. It's so cute! Lots of Love, Maria

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  6. Love your hair! I will definitely follow your blog

    http://ilovemyddung.wordpress.com

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  7. I love these pictures! You're so bright and cheery against that muted backdrop!
    The coat is to die for. I see why you fell in love.
    I also enjoy the fact that someone else has used the clothing before me. Awesome to actually have a date on it.

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  8. thats so cute! i love the coat :)

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  9. Oh, it's so special to find something from the former owner in a vintage piece of clothing!! Hehe the only stuff I've ever found is empty candy wrappers in hand me down jackets from cousins :P

    --Erin

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  10. Love the ring! What an amazing outfit.

    Summer x

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  11. what a lovely souvenir from times past. Both you and the previous owner have impeccable taste. That coat is lovely!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

    the shop of worldly delights

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  12. What a fun thing to find! I always secretly hope I'll find things in vintage pockets too. :)

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  13. Love the broach, love the shoes. Not a hair out of place!
    lovely.
    ashley
    www.thephotogramps.blogspot.com

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  14. I love finding things other than old tissues in the pockets of thrifted items :) that first photo of you is especially stunning.

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    1. Haha! I know, right!? Every other coat, or sweater I've ever thrifted has had wadded up tissues in the pocket. They surprise me every time too.

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  15. I love everything about this outfit - especially those shoes!

    That ticket is such a fun find. I wish tickets still looked that festive, don't you?

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  16. you oxfords are fantastic. i am so often matching browns and blues in my outfits but picking one in favor of the other for shoes. these are great!

    amanda
    http://thingstoholdandstir.blogspot.com/

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  17. ermagerd ! That thrifted coat it SO perf ! Bless thrifting, forver.

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  18. That is my dream coat right there! Perfect color, fabric, buttons, length, collar and sleeves :) Awesome thrift find! And the ticket stub is the icing on the cake.

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  19. That is amazing! I love that kind of stuff!

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  20. This outfit is gorgeous! I love all of the intense colors, they really pop against the snowy background. Oh, and your hair is fabulous. :)
    xo. Mandy
    missindieblog.com

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  21. Oh my word, how amazing! I think I would cry if I found something like that in a vintage item.

    The coat is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen and I love the way it contrasts against your hair. So beautiful!

    Becky
    xx

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  22. So cool to think what were that coat has been and heard :) It's really beautiful that coat, but that's me, I'm an orange girl.

    And the brooch, it's the most fluffly touch!

    Great outfit!

    Kisses

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  23. I love all the colours together it's so unusual! I would never have thought to put them together. I have coat envy!

    http://adventureswithcupcake.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. Finding that ticket must have been so exciting! But I have to say I am obsessed with that ring. I have a gold fox ring and a couple of owl ones, but not that colorful! And that coat is, of course, gorgeous! Great outfit :)

    -Jessica (Sew In Love)

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  25. I LOVE this outfit! I think it's probably my favorite outfit of yours thus far. The primary colors are what caught my eye and that coat is just fabulous! I, too, like finding things in the pockets of vintage finds especially when it's something awesome like a ticket to the 1973 Rose Bowl! One time I found a snotty tissue in the pocket of a vintage knit cardigan. That was not so awesome. Most recently, I found a ticket from 2009 to a show for a punk band called Subhumans. It was stuck in a used copy of Geek Love (thanks for the recommendation, I love it!). It's not the same as finding something in an article of clothing, but I still got really excited about it and wondered where that person is and what they're like!

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    1. Oh finding things in used books is equally exciting for sure! Glad you loved Geek Love!! :)

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  26. love this coat and the story about that ticket!

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  27. Oh my god THE COAT. I almost cried when I saw that it was vintage and I couldn't buy it immediately.

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  28. That coat is amazing! And what cool story to go along with it! Usually all I find in thrifted things are old tissues - gross. Also, I am so in love with your hat - what a great find!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  29. Have to say... I love your style! Brilliant x

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  30. If only I made HALF the amount of effort you do with your daily outfits - I might look half decent! Im dying my hair in a few weeks, you've been my inspiration! xx

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  31. You are perfection, I love every single detail of this coat, and what a fantastic find in the pocket!

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  32. Fabulous coat and ensemble, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    So happy to have found you.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx

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  33. Ah, you are so beautiful! You have an amazing style, and such a beautiful smile and face.
    Also, the outfit is absolutely perfect. I love everything, but especially the sweater clips and the hat.
    I've never found anything cool in the pockets of thrifted items, but I once got a book out of the library and there was a note in it written by my best friend. It said 'there is cake for you in the fridge'. However it was not for me, it was for her house-mate, who had borrowed this book once and then put the note in as a book mark. But it was strange to recognise the hand-writing staring out at me.

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  34. Everytime I see your super cute outfits I want to wear more skirts and dresses and when I find some nice ones they look horrible on me... cruel world :/

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  35. I wanna have your hair!
    And you've got such perfect legs!

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  36. OMG i love your coat! it's so pretty! ( i'm sorry by my english)

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  37. I love that coat! The colour is fantastic.
    I have a coat that my mother bought when she was 16. She gave it to me on my 16th birthday and it's still my favourite coat to this day. The first time I wore it, I dug my fingers into the pockets and unearthed a 30-year-old tram ticket from Moonee Ponds to Essendon. It was from the time when my parents were newlyweds and were living in Melbourne. I still have that ticket. It was such a precious find.

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  38. I adore these primary colors on you! The dress is perfect and you always style things uniquely and beautifully. Love love love!

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  39. Lovely coat - looks great on you. I found a receipt and taxi number from the 70s when I got a vintage bag once. It's interesting to think about the person who owned the item before. I love it :) x

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  40. That coat! Omg! Gimme it :P

    It is a seriously gorgeous coat. I love your hair too, wow, what a stunning color.

    Honeysuckelle

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  41. I love this outfit!

    Tiff Ima
    http://stylehonestly.com

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  42. Totally biased, but this is one of my favorite outfits I've seen you wear! Probably because it has all of my favorite/most worn colors.

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  43. 1) Love the red coat! 2) Love the dress ( I own it too)!! 3) Love the ring!! ( I own the very same one too:) LOVE Sea of Bees!!! It's so fun to see some of my pieces on other bloggers and how they've worn it differently! beautiful all around!!

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  44. I would be geeking out like crazy if I found that in the pocket! Time to start searching in pockets more often... Also, you look so pretty in these colors. Love all of it.

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  45. Awwww...I used to live and work close to the Rose Bowl...they also host a huge swamp meet with amazing things...Oh how I miss that area!

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  46. OMG that coat is gooorgeous. You could probably style it as a dress on its own too! So cool when you find things in pockets, it really makes you wonder if the person who had it made a special trip to that game? Or did they move from Cali? I love imagining what-might-have-been. :)

    http://www.ellingsenphoto.com/

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