I recently returned from a European vacation during which all of Europe was baking under a heatwave. I’ve never been so ready for fall and winter in my life. I’ve unpacked my bags and started to sort through some of the vintage items that I found while I was touring the neighborhood vintage clothing stores as one does. I took so many photos. I’ll post more in the weeks to come but here are a few snappy snaps.
One of the top things to do on my list in Vienna was to visit The Imperial Crypt, the burial chamber for the Habsburg royal family that ruled Austria for 600 years. The bronze and copper sarcophagi are haunting and stunningly beautiful.
Vienna was also home to Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, Hadyn and numerous other musical luminaries. I toured Mozart’s house. It’s always surreal to walk the same floorboards as did our historical figures and cultural icons.
I bought a few things from this vintage shop in Vienna called FLO Vintage. The owner was lovely and has a well-curated collection of clothes. One of my picks is this black and gold taffeta top or jacket that I’m guessing is from the 1940’s considering the shape and style of the sleeves and collar. It’s rare that I find this type of fitted vintage top that will actually fit me so I was excited when this one did.
I’m wearing it here with black satin cropped trousers from Zara and Dr. Martens patent leather shoes.
This gold and rhinestone bracelet, I found at a vintage shop in Niantic, CT. The gold and pearl bracelet belonged to my grandmother and these two always look better worn together than on their own.
There is no shortage of cute neighborhoods in Vienna.
I also visited The Belvedere Museum which houses the largest collection of Austrian art including the work of Gustav Klimt. I saw The Kiss, Judith, and so many other works of art that are simply best seen in person.