Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween and Vintage Shopping in Phoenix


This past weekend my beau and I went to Phoenix for a wedding on Halloween! Of course I can't travel without doing a little vintage shopping. Here are a few photos from the trip plus a listing of some fantastic vintage stores I visited for you to check out if you find yourself in town. The photo above is of me overlooking the beautiful Arizona landscape. As an East Coast girl, I was continually amazed by the desert and hills and felt like I was on a different planet! On this day we drove from Phoenix to Sedona and stopped to take this pic along the way. I am wearing my favorite 1940's rayon day dress.
At the masquerade Halloween wedding reception, my sweetie and I dressed as Dog the Bounty Hunter and his wife Beth. I've always wanted to be a platinum blonde and wearing this wig satisfied my desire for the night. Yes, blondes have more fun.

My "Beth" manicure! I've never worn fake nails before! A highlight for me!


Shopping in Phoenix was a blast! I treated myself very well, especially at the wonderful Hollywood Regency! This store is gorgeous with amazing displays of vintage clothing, shoes, purses, furniture....oooh I was in heaven! Clockwise from top left: A view of the shop displays. Gal Friday and my new friend, Jenny, striking a pose with Lance. She handmade her wonderful Halloween outfit from vintage patterns. She also invited us to her Halloween party and introduced me to my other new friend Lolita Haze. The party was a lot of fun and I'm still amazed at how friendly Phoenix is! Miss Lolita has some pics from the party on her blog; Vintage Starlet, where they both look adorable! Back to the bottom right is a 50's lucite clutch I bought and to the left is a photo of me quickly taken in the fitting room wearing my new favorite 50's sundress. Not pictured, I also purchased two pairs of gloves and a killer pair of 1950's gunmetal leather pumps with rhinestones. These were a real steal as I am a size 10 and rarely find vintage shoes in my size. Thank you Jenny!

Another gorgeous store is Nostalgic Alley pictured above. I had a lot of fun here and bought the gorgeous straw bag pictured in the bottom right. Shop owner Veronica is adorable and has a fantastic collection!

Here's my mini Phoenix vintage shopping guide. If in town, rent a car. Phoenix is spread out and not as walkable as New York City like I am used to. Also, most shops are not open 7 days a week and close by 6pm or earlier so plan accordingly.
Hollywood Regency: 708 W. Montecito Avenue. 602-277-5765
Nostalgic Alley: 4532 N. 7th St. #102 623-241-7432
Retro Ranch: 4303 N. 7th Ave. 602-297-1971
(not pictured but I bought a beautiful 1950's cardigan with fur shawl collar there)
Mint: 201 E. Camelback 602-256-9620
(not pictured but they have a good selection of clothes and a huge selection of MOD furniture)

6 comments:

Lolita Haze said...

I am so glad you had a good time and joined us at the party. Did you get thyose shoes with the cutout in the vamp? I love those shoes!!

Lolita Haze said...

Almost forgot, I LOVE the photo of you and "Dog". :-D Too perfect!!

Karen/BobbinBombshell said...

Thanks Lolita! xoxo

glam.spoon said...

love the manicure! glad to have found your blog. :)

Redhead Sadie's said...

Sorry it took me so long to get back to you-I am so happy we got to meet and share some time together! Glad that you guys had a good time at my little shindig, too! I hope you enjoy your pretty dress and shoesies and think of us when you wear them. Come back anytime! :-)

Arielle Antoinette said...

I've never worn fake nails either but I'm really thinking of getting some. BTW, love what you do!