This afternoon, before work I went on a date with my two favorite boys to Little O's Old Time Soda Fountain, just down the street from my house in historic St Charles.

 Little O's will be the first Hometown Vintage feature for Hey Doll! Vintage Magazine. Hometown Vintage will cover a vintagey shopping spot, restaurant, entertainment location or event in each issue.

 I met the wonderful owners and got the scoop on their soda shop, their family's top secret recipe for St Louis tradition: gooey butter cake and learned the history of the vintage decor and equipment that they use. We sampled some of the best things on the menu, including the gooey butter cake, which was so fresh that it was still warm!

 Rhys loved his first taste of old fashioned phosphate soda.

The horse ride is from the 50's and still works!

See the whole story, along with pics and reviews of the amazing menu items in the first issue of Hey Doll!  (Link to issue 1 will be right here on the blog, February 2nd )

 Now on to the outfit. Selling vintage is not easy for a girl like me. When I find something in my size, it's a constant struggle of keep it or find it a new home. Due to a ridiculously large wardrobe, I really do try to find it a new home. I think of all of the curvy girls out there looking for a fab vintage dress and I think "I have enough, list that puppy and another girl will love and treasure it!" Then there's the few that I can't let go of, like this one.

 I've heard plenty of people say that a full figured girl shouldn't wear princess seams and I think they're all out of their damn minds! I feel amazing in this dress. When I first tried it on, I could zip it up but had some boob-squishing due to tightness, which is the story of my life. With a seam ripper and about 5 minutes, I removed the darts at the back and two pin tucks in the front and it fits like a glove!

local girls and St Louis visitors, pop in to Little O's at:
125 North Main
St Charles MO
and check their facebook page for current hours, news and soup of the day!