The tale of the darling suitcase

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sweater, dress, boots: thrifted
fox purse: ebay
bracelets: Forever 21
cashmere scarf: gifted
barn owl pin: my shop :) 

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These pictures were taken a few days ago before I touched up my roots. It's been only a month since I bleached and retouched, but I refuse to dye more than once a month, so I go for a week or so with ombre-ish hair. It's honestly not as big of a bother as it used to be, but mainly because I'm really too busy to notice.
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Here is the vintage gem I found over the weekend at an adorable shop called Just Vintage. If you happen to live in the Tuscola area, I definitely recommend it. It's been such a long time since I've seen such a well-curated shop! I got this lovely suitcase for a steal!  I don't even know if I'm able to have it as my carry-on, but I'm taking it with my anyway.
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It's a bit heavier than I want to carry around, but it's just so darn cute. I mean, look at the matching powder blue interior! POLKA DOTS, ya'llz, polka dots. 

This morning was a bit slow, since I'm taking my time getting last minute stuff ready for my full day of traveling tomorrow. My husband, B, made me a scrumptious breaky, so I'm still energized for running a few errands before calling it a day. 

I'm sure that in my boredom of waiting between flights, many a photo and mini-video will be taken, so if you wanna join in on my trip, follow me on facebook, twitter, instagram, and vine! 

34 comments:

  1. What a fun vintage suitcase! I want one merely to put in my house as decoration - I love that you are using yours!!

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  2. SO COOL!! I love it!
    Have a good trip you! Can hardly wait to see some pics of you in Alaska!

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  3. That suitcase is WAAAY cute. Polka dots, indeed!

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  4. WOW! That is insanely cute! I wish I live in that area so I can go to Jus Vintage!

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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  5. I have a hot pink vintage Samsonite suitcase with polka dot interior and it's just the best. What a great find!

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  6. Adorable suitcase! I used to have one just like it when I was a kid and it's where I kept my doll clothes. I think it was my grandmother's, wish I still had it!

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  7. Love your style - so unique!
    You are absolutely beautiful <3

    Would you like to follow each other via bloglovin' and GFC?
    If so let me know and I'll follow you right back :)

    Have a wonderful evening,
    Much Love,
    Kate xo

    www.and-kate.blogspot.com

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  8. Love the suitcase! Have an amazing trip, too! I'm following on FB, Twitter and Instagram.

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  9. That purse is really cute. I am pretty sure that I had a suitcase just like that, which was my Barbie holder when I was a kid.

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  10. Nice suitcase. Don't see many of these anymore.

    Isn't maintaining hair color a chore? Before kids, I had multiple colors too. Now, I just put it in a pony tail.

    Lovely and cozy look, by the way.

    Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Chic Fashion

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  11. This suitcase looks almost exactly like the one my grandmother gave me! Powder blue and polka dots and all! What a great suitcase. Enjoy your trip :) Heather

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  12. Damn, I love that suitcase!!!! It's so you...safe travels.

    Courtney - http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  13. I love that sweater! You always have the cutest tops and outfits.

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.wordpress.com

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  14. Have fuuuuuuuun! Stay safe and enjoy your adorable new suitcase. <3

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  15. Hope you are having a grand time. Lovely suitcase!

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  16. First, the fox purse is super cute.

    Second, so if the suitcase. I feel like it could possible use a vintage Hello Kitty travel type sticker on the side somewhere though too. ;)

    Have a safe trip!

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  17. Very cool suitcase! I love the polka dots. I found a couple of vintage suitcases that I used for my wedding. I would love to actually use them for travelling, but they are quite heavy.

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  18. It's gorgeous & you look beautiful!! So wonderful...hope your week is going well doll!! xo

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  19. Darling suitcase is right - it's the sweetest I've seen! Loving your owl bag and pin, too xo

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  20. Awesome and colorful!

    www.kimgodschalk.com

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  21. Oh my gosh, this suitcase reminds me of the golden age of travel when folks got dressed up to fly and flights were considered to be part of vacation instead of stressful. Safe travels!

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  22. your new suitcase is awesome laura. love the color! good for you for not over dyeing it. it will stay healthy.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  23. what an awesome case! lucky you! and i am loving this sweater and the cute brooch on you too, super pretty xx

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  24. Oh my, that bag is just adorable!

    -Kati

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  25. Cool;)
    Do u want to follow each other ? ;)
    Www.olivians.com

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  26. Hi Laura! It was so so super fun to have you in my shop and I am so happy you love your suitcase! It is super cute as are you! Glad to have found your blog now too! :) Adore your handcrafted pins! Have safe travels and come back for a visit again soon.

    megan
    Just Vintage

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  27. Your outfit is very pretty. I love your pretty owl pin. Did you make it? I hope your trip is going great. The suitcase is amazing.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  28. Gawww so perfect! Yes those polka dots would have sold me fo sho. This outfit particularly screams UK to me. You'd fit right in on the streets of Edinburgh, Laura.
    Hope your packing prep was fun!
    xoxox,
    Lar

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  29. Ooh, what a great find! Powder blue and polka dots: dream combo.

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  30. Oh! And your boots! I can never find nice ones like that new or thrifted. It's been driving me nuts for years :(

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  31. What? I'm sorry, I was distracted by that ADORABLE purse! It's insanely cute and it has eyes! You just can't beat that.
    That vintage suitcase is so pretty, the powdered blue shade is so unusual, you won't have any trouble picking it out at the baggage claim! (Although I guess since you had it as a carry on, you didn't have to go to baggage claim. Oh, I am sharp tonight.) It's so pretty and it looks really solid as well, that's kind of the awesome thing about vintage luggage, it was generally so well made.

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  32. It's beautiful. I love colorful suitcases! :) Antler luggage

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