Long time, no post! Life has been keeping me very busy these last few weeks but I've made a lot of progress on my house and projects. I've been cleaning, organizing, crafting and playing with my babies. It's been nice but I'm happy to be back to blogging.
A Much-Needed Night OutLast night was a much-needed date night. We went to TGI Friday's for dinner and to the movies to see J. Edgar. The movie was very long but we both really liked it. Leo DiCaprio is a fantastic actor and there were so many beautiful hats, hair styles and other costumes, it was quite a treat! J Edgar Hoover was such an interesting, passionate character. Pj and I both remarked on how intense of a person he must have been.
When a Vintage Mommy Wears Delicate DressesI wore my new 40's dress, which I bought on our trip to Springfield in September. It's such a delicate dress. I had to do a few repairs on the fabric so this dress will have to be a date night-only dress for a while. There are many occasions when I have to crawl around the car while we're driving, searching for a pacifier, blanket or toy to keep one of the kids from screaming. All of that twisting and climbing has resulted in a few rips on the seams of some of my dresses. Things like vintage stockings, delicate dresses and suede shoes are reserved for outings without the kids.
My coat is another story that must be told. It belonged to my step-great-grandma's best friend (that's a mouthful!). She passed away this spring and didn't have any living family. She left her estate in the hands of Grandma Joan. While sorting out her best friend's belongings, she found 2 vintage coats and thought I would enjoy them. They both fit perfectly and I feel so honored to wear them. I think of their friendship every time I put them on.
Earrings for "me" timeAnother special thing for date night are pierced earrings! I rarely wear pierced earrings, because I have two little ones who grab and pull! Silly as it is, pierced earrings remind me that it's "me" time and that's worth everything to a busy momma.I really love my new deco style earrings from Poshlocket.
They're classic and sophisticated with a little bit of understated sparkle. The elegant lines of this design are the perfect accessory for a vintage girl in a modern world. They are made of a durable metal but are comfortable and light enough to wear all night without pulling on the ear. At the end of the night, when we went to pick up the kids from Grannie's house, I put them in the sweet pink bag that they came packaged in. Coral is one of my favorite colors to accessorize with. I really love coral and navy but next time, I think I'll wear them with green. Thank you, Poshlocket!
Elizabeth Drop Earrings- Poshlocket
1940's Dress- STD Flea market, Springfield MO
1940's V for Victory brooch- Flea Market (will share that awesome story later! :)
black t strap 40's style shoes- Amerimark
50's coat with fur collar- gift from my step dad's grandma
50's blueberry and velvet hat- estate sale
vintage black velvet box purse- thrifted
disclaimer-the earrings of my choice, worn in this post, were sent to me in exchange for a review on my blog. To stay true to my readers and the spirit of my blog, I only provide positive reviews of products that I truly enjoy.