Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Blogger Meet-Up: Meeting the Thriftaholic

[Outside a historical theatre, where Leilani's grandparents had their first date!]

First off, I should begin this post with an apology for being gone for over two weeks. One of my major goals for this summer was to do some traveling and two weekends ago I went on my camping trip, which was a total blast. More on this later!

This past weekend, my beau and I drove to Chicago to meet up with Leilani from Thriftaholic. Chicago is about a four and a half hour drive from Metro Detroit and it had been about ten years since I had been there. Leilani offered to act as our tour and vintage shopping guide.

Along with some great shopping and eating, we experienced quite a big heat wave. Day one was spent doing some shopping around Ukrainian Village at some cute little vintage clothing stores and eating lots of yummy food. Day two included some estate sales and hitting up some antique shops in the suburbs.

Here we are on day three, posing in our Swirls on some couches at a local thrift store. I found a lot of great stuff, which deserves a post of its own, so look for my finds tomorrow!

The last night in town, Leilani and I got all dressed up and spent the evening sipping some cocktails and took some photos in a vintage photo booth. Check out Leilani's blog for those photos.

Overall, I had such a lovely time in Chicago and want to send a huge thank you out to Leilani, a gem of a gal, for being my personal tour guide and showing me a fantastic time while in town!

Emily



Photo 1 & 2
Red Swirl Dress: eBay
Tennis Shoes: Target


Photo 3
Flowered Swirl Dress & Bakelite Hoops: eBay
Shoes: Love Couture


Photo 4
50s Wiggle Dress: Gift from Leilani
Hat: eBay
Gloves: Estate Sale
Shoes: Mother Fletchers

3 comments:

洪勳劉耀德劉耀德華 said...

朋友是一面鏡子......................................................................

Leilani said...

I'm glad you had a good time! I'll be posting on my blog about the trip soon... right after I post about the Mad Men contest, hehe. Hope you've been voting!! :)

Jeanette said...

I WANT THAT ORANGE COUCH YOU ALL ARE POSING ON IN THE THRIFT STORE....IS IT CLOSE TO MI?