Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Vintage Closet Part 1

I can't believe it's taken me this long to finally post about the great vintage clothing I got while in Los Angeles! 
I love love love vintage clothing, so when I was stumbled upon American Vintage on Melrose Avenue, I was in heaven. Pure heaven. 
The first time I visited A.V. I was in a rush. I only had about 20 minutes to look around before needing to be over at Paramount Studios and if you've ever shopped vintage before, then you know that's not even time to find great finds. So, the first trip there I focused on accessories and jewelry, mainly rings. 20 minutes later, I walked out with buying 5 rings & a purse:
Pink above, clear below
I also got this style of ring in red. 
In addition to the rings, I also scored this great bag. It's leather and has tons of great pockets. It's huge and holds a lot of stuff. I've posted pictures with me carrying it but here's a picture of it by itself.
Stay tuned for the second part of my vintage shopping! It's all of the clothing. 

29 comments:

Steph S. said...

I love love LOVE it ALLL....

Pamela said...

Ooh, I love that first ring!

Katie said...

that first ring is fabulous!

Draea Lael (Rose) said...

I absolutely love vintage jewelry! My grandmother was a jeweler for more than 20 years (she then switched to making high-end costumes for exotic dancers...) I spent summers in her shop watching her making things going "ooooh ahhhh, that's purty!" She never used diamonds, rubies or any other precious stones. Always semi-precious and sea-products. (Her shop sat 1/2 block from the beach). Lucky for me, she had horrid eyesight and bad joints...I got to spend my days gathering up all the things she dropped and making my own version of her designs. Unfortunately, I have very little of her work left. When she passed, mom got it all. Shortly after she moved, several boxes of finished work and jewelry making materials were stolen from her garage. *Sad face*

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

Ooooh, I love that purse!

Jessica-Lauren said...

I am loving all the shiney rings! ... so beautiful but the purse is really nice too! and now I need to go shopping for a purse that looks like yours lol ! great style :)

Ink Obsession Designs said...

I love that first ring...it is fabulous!!

Jenn @ WestSacHoney said...

Ah cute finds! I have never been to LA really.. I would die shopping there I'd officially be broke.

Heather said...

Very cute stuff you got!!!

Amanda said...

I am SO in love with that pink ring at the top.

Lindzena said...

Adorable! I love them! I got some cute stuff in San Fran too. Cali is just the place to go for clothes shopping!

samnhal said...

I really like that third ring. Vintage is totally amazing.

Ashley said...

I love all the rings and purse! I cannot wait to see what else you got!!! I watched The Hills last night and thought about you! LOL!

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

i love those rings!!! you should "give away" one! =)

SS said...

Love the rings! 1st & 3rd are my favs.

I'm an accessory junkie (you know, because they still fit if your clothes don't!) but have been slacking in the ring department.

Tara said...

love the last ring!! great finds!

ens said...

cute stuff!

JMJE said...

I love that black ring.

All the Small Things said...

Love all the stuff you got! I have never heard of American Vintage, so I checked out the website. Super cute stuff. You mentioned that first time you went there, so I'm excited to see if got more stuff another time you went.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

I'm such a (vintage) ring girl! I love all of the rings you found... Sounds like it was a lot of much fun!

Selma said...

Love the rings. I'm a huge vintage jewelry lover! Yay!!!!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

I love the first ring and the bag. =)

love jenny xoxo said...

I love big rings, so fun!!!

Q, La, and Gooner said...

I do NOT have a knack for vintage shopping. But you found some great stuff!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

DROOLING over those rings!

Ambs said...

Ive never shopped vintage before but it's always intrigued me... I might need to post a vintage shopping tip list! :o)

Laura and Ryan said...

Cute cute ring! Love the bag too...

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

What great finds! I love the chunky flower ring best!

Bracey Pate said...

I LOVE vintage jewelry!! There is nothing better than finding something made for you :) I've got a few vintage pieces on my etsy site...check them out!
braceypate.etsy.com