After Christmas shopping

Photos by Ruth

Today my cousin and I went downtown to do some shopping with some christmas money and gift cards we received. We went to Macy's, Forever 21, and the new H&M. All were super busy, especially H&M, Portland has been wanting one for years, and they had some pretty cute stuff! I got some socks :)

A few weeks ago I finished this beret to match my yellow cardigan. When I made the cardigan I knew I wanted a matching hat, but after watching The Secret Garden I just had to make a huge floppy beret like Marys. I would post the pattern I used, but I just had it as a guideline, I couldn't find one that was close enough to hers, so it turned out nothing like the original pattern :)

And isn't this little kitty necklace cute? I saw it and just fell in love with it, it has green eyes just like Hobbes!

The third photo is of a spot in Pioneer Square where you can stand and anything you say echos in a weird, eery way. It's always fun to do, before I knew about it, I would just see people standing there, saying "Hello!" to no one. It's right by the corner Starbucks, in the middle of the circular steps. Go there and echo!

Skirt and boots-Urban Eccentric Vintage

Cardigan-Made by me using this pattern

Beret-Made by me.

Burberry coat-Brown Bag Vintage

Necklace-Magic Beans and Vintage Things


Andi B. Goode said...

Oh, I LOVE your beret. Look at that big pom-pom. So lovely. And the best inspiration, too. =D I just bought 'The Secret Garden' on DVD the other day and I'm anxiously awaiting its arrival. Sigh.
-Andi x

Cassandra said...

That necklace is adorable! I love this whole ensemble. That mustard-y shade of yellow is one of my favorite colors.

Ruth said...

Oh my goodness! I love your style! and I love your blog. :D I'm going to put you on my blogroll. :)

Thanks for the Etsy Shop mention. The necklace looks great on you. :)

Much Love,

Hep~Kitten said...

I love that beret and your boots too!!

Sara Kristiina said...

So gorgeous! :)

autumn, coffee and inspiration

Candy Pop said...

I love the little cat necklace!

Elise said...

Gorgeous outfit, love that you have a matching hat and cardi, now thinking I should do that too! Cute necklace too :)

Penny Dreadful Vintage said...

Gorgeous beret, I know just the bit you are talking about in the film :)

Unknown said...

I love the outfit today!! There is a fashion fair in Cardiff (UK) in February that I would DIE to go to! But, I can't! boooo!



Winding Ways said...

That's not a beret - it's a tam o'shanter!

hhi said...

YES! I, too, love the vintage cats and dogs with rhinestone eyes!!
I am totally going to do an entire post on them sometime !


Aimee Marieee said...

So talented! I can knit a scarf, but anything with a pattern looks so impossible - amazing job!!! You look so perfectly put together as always :>)

Leanns' Vintage said...

yellow/mustard/whatever it's called looks great on you! Love your bag also.
' Would like to go and echo sometimes, haha!

Carys said...

Cutest little kitty necklace ever (I'm such a cat person!), and I love your beret.
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Ms Wanda said...

I like the way the cat is grinning on the necklace. Very Alice in Wonderland.

Izzi said...

the beret, and outfit in general, is just gorgeous! love the mustard tones. I was just watching the railway children on tv the other day!


Emily Rose said...

that echo spot os cool. at grande central station in nyc theres this hallway that has theres curved ceilings that if you stand in one corner, and have a friend and in the oposite, you can whisper into the corner and they will hear ut in the other side!

Unknown said...

Cute pictures! It's cool to see the Portland background made into art. I live and work here and sometimes forget how pretty it is.

Medusa said...

Loving the Beret...always reminds me of the Railway Children, you should try rolling back your fringe just like they do!

Gloria said...

Love the kitty necklace with the emerald eyes! Looks lovely with your outfit!

Karolina said...

Amazing sweater ! And the colour fits great ; )

ebagsandgladrags said...

Have just found your site (am on the prowl for lovely vintage blogs) and am already a fan!

I've recently started my own - www.ebagsandgladrags.com - all about vintage, handbags, fashion, bits and bobs. Please have a look if you get a sec. Sx

MissBella1622 said...

Gorgeous blog! Love the beret.

I've just started a blog on Grace Kelly & Audrey Hepburn. Please take a look if you have the time:

Vintage Girl said...

You are adorable! Just as pretty as a picture!

Anonymous said...

Just stumbled onto your blog, and I love it! Also love the fact that your beret inspiration came from The Secret Garden. I LOVED that version as a kid.

Keep up the great posts!

Anonymous said...

Just stumbled onto your blog, and I love it! Also love the fact that your beret inspiration came from The Secret Garden. I LOVED that version as a kid.

Keep up the great posts!

Solanah said...

Emily, thats so cool!!!!

Alyssa Pritchett said...

Lovely outfit, especially the kitty necklace! :)



Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I absolutely love this look!! The boots are the best finishing touch!

Love your blog, I'm a new follower!


Anonymous said...

you are cute


Unknown said...

LOVE the beret, so adorable! Aren't you super clever xx

Stacey @ VPV

Through the lens said...

WOW! I love you style, so cool! The necklace is great and I love how you do your hair as well! Do you use hot rollers? We should follow each other!



Autumn said...

You should totally post a pattern of your beret! I have been looking for a similar pattern online since I first saw it and I can't find ANYTHING close. arrgh!

Solanah said...

Autumn, I would feel weird posting it since I changed it so much but email me and I'll send you the link!

Kim said...

Hi Solanah,

Firstly, I love love love your outfit and your whole blog - so inspirational and fun :)

I'm new to knitting and I live in Perth, Australia where there aren't many places to find supplies - was wondering what yarn you use and if there's an online store which might ship here you can recommend.
Thanks !

Solanah said...

Hello Kim! Thanks you so much!

I order from this site, but unfortunately they don't ship outside of the us and canada. But maybe if you have a friend in the states they can order for you! The yarn is super cheap, and the wools I've ordered are great.


Good luck!

Kim said...

Thank you !!! that site looks great and I've got some family in the US so I'll definitely look into it :)