Sorry, I've been watching a LOT of Dr. Who via Netflix lately.

Today, I found myself completely out of my era at a Lewis and Clark re-enactment in historic St. Charles. Lewis and Clark Heritage Days is hosted every year on the riverfront of the Missouri River. Pj and I both love living history events. He really gets a kick out of talking to the craftsmen and getting tips and advice on his hobbies from guys who really know their stuff.

"You blow it, you buy it"- love it!

It was a gorgeous day after a week of rainy cruddy weather so the kids, Amanda and I all enjoyed the sun and fresh squeezed lemonade while Pj chatted with the reenactors. Amanda and I recieved lots of compliments from the reenactors on our 50's ensembles and had fun checking out the corsets and bonnets in the costume booth.

Besame Sample Kit
After the festivities, we popped into Llewellyn's pub for some much-needed grub and drinks and play with lipstick. Amanda ordered a Besame sample pack for us to try out before shelling out the cash for a lipstick that may or may not be flattering. The sample packs are really lovely!

They come in this pretty little package with a card detailing the different shades of lipstick. The samples are plastic lipstick-shaped tubes, dipped in the lipstick, giving you enough for about 2 applications each. Each sample pack comes with 6 shades of Besame lipsticks and is just $8!

The lipsticks all smell really fresh and nice and we had fun smudging them on the backs of our hands while we ate our french onion soup. We didn't get to actually try them out today since the lighting in the pub so I think we're going to give them a test drive tomorrow. I'll post pics and reviews of each!

My Atomic Dalek Skirt 
Today, I wore my new handmade skirt. I found this awesome 1950's cotton kitchen fabric at my antique mall a few weeks ago. The pattern features retro salt and pepper shakers. After our recent Dr. Who marathon, Pj thinks they look like atomic Daleks so it has now become the Dalek skirt.
For this skirt, I used the skirt pieces from a Vintage Vogue pattern and I made my own waistband. I wore a crinoline to give it a little more puffiness.

vintage hat- Alton, IL antique shop
blouse- The Limited
celluloid rose brooch- St Charles Antiques
yellow belt- thrifted
50's skirt- handmade by me
black and yellow bakelite bracelets- local antique malls
shoes- thrifted

Other Pretties
What's a day out without a little shopping? Today, I picked up some really cute novelty brooches to add to my growing collection of odd jewelry. 
vintage umbrella and bird pin/ Hawaiian ukelele pin
lucite rainbow fish/ can can girl brooches

above brooches with 50's confetti spades brooch