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Sneak Peek at Little O's Old Time Soda Fountain

Sunday, January 13, 2013



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! 



33 Responses to “Sneak Peek at Little O's Old Time Soda Fountain”

  1. my goodness! that dress is adorable on you! what a cute little shop too.

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  2. Omg that dress is sooo darling!!!! I love that color and esp the top part-loveeeeeeee! Your hair color looks great ahhhh! Rhys looks so cute!!! Great post mama! xox

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  3. That dress is beautiful - the color is perfect on you!! It would never ever work on me and I'm so jealousss! You look super adorableee!!

    Nora
    NoraFinds

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  4. You're always such a cutiepie, and I adore your shoes!!

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  5. I really like that dress. I am a curvy woman but I do not believe I could pull that off as good as you are. Very nice pictures and next time I drive up to MO I will swing by that soda shop.

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  6. Hello! i love this kind of shops. I'm gonna check out its facebook page! thanks

    Love,
    Lorena

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  7. You look great as always and you little one is getting so big, I love his curls, just like Dad.

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  8. You look great! Love the dress, especially the detailing at the top. And your new hair color is gorgeous!

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  9. Hi Brittany,adorable little one you have.Darling photo of you in that dress and the brunette hair is so pretty.
    x...Debra

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  10. That dress looks wonderful on you! I'm partial to a good light purple frock. Have yet to find one that's perfect. I won't give up though!

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  11. You look great. I think this dress should be a "keeper" for you. The hair color is lovely too:)) I bet you had a hard time getting your son off the horse:)

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  12. That dress is so pretty and does fit you like a glove! The color is great, too.

    Ivy

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  13. The dress and the color of it are so flattering on you!

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  14. That's a great dilemna... vintage clothes sellers that also wear vintage.... a lot of sellers that I know don't wear vintage, they love clothes but don't feel like wearing them! I always ask myself how seller who wear vintage can sell amazing dresses that are their size!!!
    You look gorgeous, lilac is one of my favorite color!

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  15. That dress looks gorgeous on you! The collar and little pintucks on the bodice are really cute. I can't imagine what it must be like to sell vintage, I don't think I could do it because I wouldn't be able to let anything go if it fit. It must be so difficult!

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  16. Love the soda shop and Rhye's looks like he's having fun!!
    I don't blame you for keeping that dress.It is adorable on you
    and I think it was meant , "just for you"..So pretty.

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  17. You look gorgeous, Brittany. This color was made for you, for sure :)

    The 50's horse and your lovely little boy are adorable.

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  18. Um, you look amazing in these photos! The dress is a keeper for sure and your hair is just gorgeous :)

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  19. UH-MAY-ZING dress! It's just adorable!

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  20. Love the dress! It looks great!

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  21. Nice to see your new hair, it looks fabulous...as does your dress! I must say that many of my dresses have benefitted from the same treatment as yours. Princess seams just don't work for me and I think it's because I am short and carry most of my wieght through my middle-sigh. But they certainly work for you! xx Shauna

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  22. You look so pretty in this dress! <3

    xoxo,
    Monika

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  23. LOVE that dress. Might have to steal it from you. Oh, about hometown vintage feature, I have something in my hometown, that when I get the chance to visit I know people will love. A WWII military museum...as a WWII buff this excites me to no end!!

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  24. I love that dress on you! And you hair looks divine!

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  25. You've got me craving a rootbeer float!

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  27. I simply love "olde timey" places like this. They are such a nice throwback to the good ole' days, it's a nice escape for a short time. In my home town we have a cute little burger shop that started up in the 50's and although it has some of the cute decor similar to that of this soda shop, they've gone very kitschy and have vintage memorabilia taking over pretty much every inch of wall. It's just not the same as the classic look.

    And I absolutely adore you dress, you just ignore those nay-sayers that try to put blanket restrictions on us real women. You look fantastic in that dress!

    Deborah
    www.hellcat-vintage.com

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  28. You look so, so immensely pretty! I think princess seams are one of the most becoming things a curvaceous lass of any size can wear. I'm an hourglass and reach for them all the time - especially when it comes to coats.

    I love this sneak peek into one of the stories that will appear in the first issue of Hey Doll! My interest really couldn't be more piqued at this point! :)


    ♥ Jessica

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  29. Love soda fountains. There's one here in Brooklyn that's a great time, but I never make it out there enough.

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  30. Love your dress and hair cut! The town you live in looks so nice and nostalgic, small town America! Nice to see that still exists. I would love to visit sometime, I have been to Missouri, Springfield, and really liked it.

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  31. Brit, you look sooooo fab in that dress! Like Dynamite, you are!

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