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Popping Up In New York

New York from the Polaski Bridge
A couple weekends ago, Chris and I took a mini-vacay-partial-work-trip to New York.

The mini-vacay part involved lots of delicious and varied eateries in the ultra-hip(ster) areas of Brooklyn known as Williamsburg and Greenpoint; the partial-work part was (wo)manning our very first "try-and-buy" pop up shop at Slapback, the first official bricks-and-mortar shop to carry our new Royal Vintage line of 1940s shoes.

Renee, the owner of Slapback, and me, ready for a day of pop-uppering
It was such a treat to meet these girls!
The stunningly gorgeous Darlene - @highheelpaws on IG
The pop up event was quite fun! We had a little holiday display in Slapback, and got to meet lots of wonderful vintagey girls who came in to try on shoes. We took each of the seven designs in the Classic '40s collection and thoroughly enjoyed the shoes+dress pairings the girls chose.

In the evenings, Chris and I enjoyed touristy goodness. We were treated to "La bohème" at the Metropolitan Opera (thank you, Sidney!), which was an incredible spectacle. The stage is *enormous* with wonderful depth, height, and atmospheric design to the sets. The costuming and performances were top-notch and the opera house itself was breathtaking.

After the opera, we went to the top of the Empire State Building. The lines at midnight are, well, rather sparse, so we were able to go right up. It was wonderful, and freezing cold, and rather romantic.

Throughout the weekend I tried to wear my best vintage clothes. My 1940s tweed suit and color block dress were both from OverAttired. The green hat is from Frocks and Frills Vintage on Etsy. I wore Marilyns in black and red, Dolores in green, and Victoria Carriage Boots for walking all over in the cold (so cozy, so comfy!).

1940s Colore Block Dress with epic shoulder pads - from OverAttired

1940s Tweed Suit from Overattired | Hat from Frocks and Frills Vintage | The shoe is "Peggy" 1940s Spectator Pumps in Black/White.
Big THANK YOU to everyone who came to our little shop a couple weekends ago. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I hope to see you again in NYC!
Lauren Stowell
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  2. You're very lucky, Lauren. You can fly to NY from California and treat it as a business expense for tax purposes while still enjoying it as "a mini vacay"! The photos with this post were great! I envy your wardrobes.

  3. That tweed suit and green hat are fabulous on you!

    1. Thank you! I did a little mini-project to let the skirt out a bit. Thank goodness for those fat seam allowances on vintage pieces!

  4. It was such a pleasure to meet you, Lauren. I'm so thrilled to be included in a blog post!

  5. Oh you make me want to go back to New York, it's been waaaayyyy too long! Your outfits are gorgeous as ever and I particularly love the hat you've teamed with the dress. xx

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