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Now That's Glamorous!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hehe, what a crazy day it's been! It started out with an invite from my mom to pop over and visit my Great Grandma this afternoon for celebrations of birthdays. I can't pass up an invitation to my Marmar's so I picked out a dress and pin curled my hair in an attempt to look put together on my outing.

While I was on the phone with my mom, Pj was trying to start a fire in the livingroom- caveman style. When I gasped "Pj's starting a fire! He's got smoke!!" My mom replied in a nervous tone "But honey, you don't have a fireplace!" Like I said, crazy day...and it was only about 9am. But he built a fire with no open flame in the house, so -that's- good news!
For more on Pj's fire building, you can see the whole process (and his extreme excitement) on his blog.

 I haven't left the house much in the past few weeks and I was thrilled to have a sunny day and a chance to make my appearance into the big wide world. Sadly, my hair didn't respond to pin curls today. It didn't have nearly enough time to dry. I tried my scary vintage hair dryer, which I have never used before but after about 5 minutes, it decided that it didn't want to be a hairdryer anymore and it shut down. It's okay, it made me nervous anyway- as you can see!

 Luckily, I have my trusty hot rollers for back up. My hair is straight as spaghetti, fine and generally annoying. To combat the straight hair blues,  I apply diluted Lotta Body, dry it completely with a hair dryer and roll it up. It's the only way that I manage to get all day curls with hot rollers. As per usual, I was running late, so I tied it all up with a chiffon scarf and hit the town with Olivia's "Going to Grandma's" suitcase and Tinkerbell sippy cup as my glamorous accessories. By the time we reached our destination, the rollers were cool and my hair was set.

 I was pretty excited about today's ensemble (minus the sippy cup). I bought this 1950's shirtwaist dress about a year ago but have never worn it! I was bad and bought it without trying it on. I brought it home and discovered that it didn't button over my bust. Fortunately, I was able to fit it after a few simple alterations. I'm about 33 weeks pregnant now and I'm loving my dresses with full skirts. They have plenty of room for my ever-growing bump.

While I was at Marmar's house, she gave me these beautiful vintage beads and a pack of pads for my clip on earrings that she ordered a while back. Thank you, Marmar!







Outfit Details:
1950's Orange Shirtwaist Dress- Retro 101 St Louis MO
t-strap flats- Charlotte Russe
sunglasses- thrifted
vintage beads- from Marmar
vintage wicker and lucite purse- The Market Place Antiques, Columbia MO
vintage Going to Grandma's suitcase- St Charles Antique Mall
chiffon scarf- cheesy accessory store at the mall

23 Responses to “Now That's Glamorous!”

  1. Your outfit is adorable, I can't believe you found those flats at Charlotte Russe! I have the opposite problem with my hair, it's wavy and doesn't stay straight for very long when I fix it, ah well.

    Also a good tip on those earring pads, do you know if they're online? I've actually bruised my ears trying to wear my vintage clip ons!

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  2. You look darling, sippy cup or no sippy cup.

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  3. Ooo. Earring pads? I need to find these! All of my good vintage earrings are of course clip ons.

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  4. Haha, cute story! And I love your flats. :)

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  5. hahaha, I love seeing a lady in rollers

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  6. ahh i love those shoes!
    and i have the same problem with my hair, it is striaght as a pin and super thick :\

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  7. You look so cute. I wore a lot of black/dark tent like dresses when I was pregnant, but if we are blessed again I will certainly be wearing more pattern.
    V
    xxx

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  8. Ah you look cute even with your rollers in ;o)

    Earring pads have saved my vintage earring wearing life I wear them more now than I ever did as they used to hurt so much, now I wear them as often as I can!

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  9. You're so freaking adorable!

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  10. Dress, hair, shoes, you're adorable! My hair is stupidly fine and straight too so I usually keep it shorter (since no curls hold anyway and it looks stringy straight) but am trying to 'grow it out' now. I'm going to try Lotta Body!

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  11. I love picture number 2,it made me laugh!. What great pictures! You have such a cute happy face. I have one of those hoods to they are fab but I feel like some sort of alien when it's on! x

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  12. My sister had that exact suitcase when she was a little girl ; I love the shirtwaist dress; I have a bunch of patterns and fabric to make some; gotta get on that! I continue to marvel how great you look while so pregnant!

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  13. You're such a cute li'l pregnant lady! My hair is fine and super-straight also and doesn't want to hold curl very long. Since I started bleaching it (a la Lana Turner), that has given it some body and texture, but I too, have to hot roll it if i want my curls to last. I've only tried pin curls twice: first time they hadn't completely dried (failure) and second time, they were so effective I felt like a long-haired poodle! Haha! Love your bloggy!

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  14. I had a terrible clown experience with pin curls, so I use what look like rag curls, but they're fabric-covered foam roller which have ends that turn in to hold it in place. I have very thick hair that holds curl practically forever, but it takes forever to roll up and I hate sleeping on curlers or even pin curls! I found an actual setting lotion (in the ethnic hair section) that holds like concrete! I never look as glamorous as you, however; I love the glasses and the scarves!

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  15. Love the dress! It's too too fabulous. I've got to go set my hair here in a few minutes!

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  16. Love the dress and the hair! Necklace is lovely too! My mother-in-law had a dryer like that. She offered it to me to use. I am nervous to use it too! lol! I have a hooded dryer that I sometimes use when I do a wet set but it gets hot fast and I feel like my head and face are going to boil! My hair is super fine too but it is wavy and frizzy. I need to find this Lotta Body! I hope it can help with my curls too!

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  17. Only you could look that beautiful with curlers in your hair! Love the outfit, especially the beads your grandma gave you.

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  18. You look pretty darn cute even with the rollers still in!

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  19. Just adorable.I have a blue waist dress and it's so comfortable to wear.Love the shoes.Charlotte rousse always has great shoes.I have to stay out of there cuz i end up buying loads of shoes.lol.

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  20. Wow, that's fantastic! I am so glad I found your blog! You are amazing! I adore your dress! Now following! Maybe you'll have time to visit mine:)

    Kisses,
    Ananbelle
    http://vivaluxury.blogspot.com

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  21. You are just wonderful, reading your blog always cheers me up :)

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