Thrifty Threads Thursday: Downtown Ventura Edition

This evening we wanted to say goodbye to our little downtown.

Downtown Ventura is a special place.  Not only is it blocks from the ocean, it’s a perfect mixture of mom and pop sprinkled with a little cooperate.  A movie theatre, a library, restaurants, and small shops line Main Street.  It’s an afternoon thrifters dream with at least 4 thrift shops, antique stores, and a Buffalo Exchange all within blocks. And if all else fails there is a Urban Outfitters and American Apparel.

(That’s not my car.  Remember, I have a big old diesel truck.  I’m such a poser. ;-))

The afternoon heat was still lingering even as the sun set. The temperature to wear what may be my favorite dress before I pack it away for the year.  (Sniff.)

A treasure of a thrift store find, I’m wearing this dress even when I’m an eccentric old lady.

It’s black linen with embroidered flowers around the hem and on the back.


It makes me feel like twirling down the street and belting out “My Favorite Things”.

Goodbye dress.

Goodbye downtown.

You will both be missed.

love and laughter,








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I'm Jenn and I'm so happy you stopped by our little corner of the web. My favorite moments are cuddling with my boys, listening to the purrs of my cat, and sipping warm cups of tea. The smell of orange blossoms conjures up delightful memories of childhood even though I grew up in Indiana hundreds of miles from citrus groves. I love animals and when I'm stressed I dream of owning a goat farm. I love art, road trips, books, and food. Vintage clothes make me ridiculously happy. Red lipstick is my friend.

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5 Responses to “Thrifty Threads Thursday: Downtown Ventura Edition”

  1. Jess Says:

    why did this post make me teary-eyed? I love the back of the dress!!!


  2. charlotte Says:

    Ohmygoodness I LOVE THAT DRESS. (And I love you in that dress. Holy crap you are gorgeous). It almost makes me want to attempt sewing a dress like that because, hey, I like embroidery and now that I’ve got 1 seewing class under my belt that totally means I can do couture now, right??


  3. [email protected] Says:

    What a sweet goodbye to downtown Ventura! Love the dress!!!


  4. Aimee Says:

    This totally made me tear up too. We will really miss you all. Hug and prayers for an amazing year. I hope it’s everything you hope it will be and more.
    I love you.


  5. Dan Says:

    That is where we use to live before leaving for the road! Hope you enjoyed your visit there 🙂


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