I've spent most of the week at home, knitting in my pajamas so it was nice to get dressed up for date night this week. We went out for sushi and a little shopping at Target afterwards.
Earlier this week, I mentioned on my facebook page that I scored a bakelite bangle at Goodwill for $1. Well, here she is! This bangle is a gorgeous color. It's marbled green and teal but the teal is translucent when held up to the sun. I wish you could see how pretty it is in person.
I also decided to try a new hair style today. I often stick myself with the same 'ol victory rolls. There are so many gorgeous vintage styles out there that I would love to try. This one was so cute, feminine and easy to do. Expect a tutorial with a pin curl set coming as soon as I can!
I dug this vintage circle skirt out of a mountain of clothes at Donnaland back in January. The waist was tiny but with a few simple steps, I made it fit. Also, stay tuned for the how-to on that topic. I just got my sewing/knitting mojo back after a month-long slump but I'll do my best to take a break and get some tutorials to you sweeties very soon. I do my tutorials during kid nap time so cross your fingers that I have some easy afternoons coming up!
Oh, I almost forgot about my new shoes. I found these on ebay, direct from China. I fell madly in love with the cute little rounded toe, bow, t-strap and low heel. I bought a pair in blue and pink. They are true to size, extremely comfortable and shipped pretty quickly. They are very affordable and although they are cheap shoes from China, the quality is better than I expected. Not great...but not horrible. I'd compare them to Target or Payless shoes in the quality department. I can't wait for my pink ones to arrive. They do have a really odd buckle closure. Bizarre, huh? The hook loops around the buckle.
Okay, time to get back to knitting. Wanna see? I'm working on this awesome 40's bolero from Knitty Debby on etsy.
I love it so much that I'm going to make one in navy and red....and probably every other color that there is! I'm pretty excited. This is my second knitting project ever and I have the back and half of one of the front sections done in two days. Wooo-hooo!!
Have a lovely weekend and if you haven't already, pop over to enter my Shabby Apple $50 gift card giveaway, which ends on Monday.
vintage blouse-Brenda Sue's
vintage circle skirt-Donnaland Vintage Variety
shoes-ebay from this seller
1930's beaded brooch- from my Great Grandma Alma
50's cat eye glasses-Dead Men's Spex
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