Miss Fancy Pants


Yesterday morning, Livvie, Pj and I ventured out into the scary world of the Tax-Free weekend. In Missouri, every year, the state has a weekend when no one has to pay sales tax on back to school items. Needless to say, the psychotic moms are out in full force, driving like maniacs and swarming every retail store trying to get the best deals.

In spite of the craziness, I had some errands to run for Olivia's birthday party planning. I'm a complete crazy person when it comes to planning parties! I'm a certified professional wedding planner, but since I can't stand brides and I'm a full-time momma, I filed my certification and avoid telling anyone about my qualifications! Instead, I use my party planning expertise and enthusiasm on family birthday parties! Last year, I planned a Roman party for my step dad, who is a history buff. We had traditional roman foods, music, togas and of course, booze brewed by my husband.
This October, Olivia turns one so I'm planning an adorable ladybug theme party based on designs by The Party Dress.

Like I said, I'm ridiculous so I started the planning 2 months in advance. Pj and I both have HUGE families, so we rented a pavilion at a local park and made invitations for just over 50 people...just the close family! I know, crazy!
For party favors, we bought some $1 store coloring books and are making lady-bug shaped crayons for the kids, kinda like these.

We went to a little cake supply shop in search of a ladybug mould but sadly, they didn't have what I was looking for. :(

The weather yesterday was lovely so I used it as an excuse to wear one of my new garter belts and seamed stockings from Fancy Pants and More on etsy.

It took a few minutes of getting used to the feel of it but I really loved it! The garter belt gives a little tummy support but it was more comfortable than a full body girdle.
I loved receiving my package from Fancy Pants. She took great care to package everything really nicely and as soon as I opened the package, the scent of fresh laundry filled the air. Is there anything more lovely than fresh laundry?
Do check out Fancy Pants and More for lots of great deals on vintage under-things!

Oh, on a side note, Olivia stood up for the first time this morning!! *yay*!!

Green blouse- thrifted at goodwill
Vintage green skirt- The Baleout
comfy flats-payless
garter belt- Fancy Pants and More
seamed stockings- antique shop
vintage green hat- antique mall
bumble bee brooch-handmade by me


  1. I don't often comment, being a bit too old for glamor wear and too many house projects to invest in any clothes yet, but you always look so charming.

    Adorable family, wonderful photos.

  2. Ladybugs is a great theme for a first Birthday and the crayon idea is so cute!

  3. what a darling birthday theme idea. Yay to Olivia's first successful "stand up" routine ;)

  4. Congrats to your lovely little lady!!

  5. Congrats, Olivia, lovely green outfit on you. It's over 100 degrees here, so I will have to wait for fall to try any new undergarments.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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  6. That green looks wonderful, You are very brave for trying all those fancy garter belts. I will definitely check out that store and see if I can handle it lol.

  7. I'm so happy for you, Olivia is a lovely baby :3

    you sound like a great mom...

  8. She is so freaking adorable! I love that she's still gnawing on the rabbit and standing. She's a multi-tasker.

  9. Awe, congrats on reaching a milestone little lady bug ;) I'm sure you are going to have a blast on your first birthday!

  10. What a great blog, and you have a great eye for vintage fashion! I love Fancy Pants and More, she has some wonderful items! Drop by my shop sometime for some great vintage lingerie at (sorry, shameless self promotion)

  11. I just discovered your blog and I love it! Regarding the garter belt, I've been an advocate of open bottom girdles with stockings for years! I advise any girl that has some curves to try it out, the smoothing out of hips and tummy is better than spanks, and nothing feels more feminine than sliding stockings up your legs!

  12. I just found your blog, and I loved reading about the girdles and garter belts. I was born in 1948, so in my early teens I was wearing girdles. By my late teens, garter belts were my thing. In my 20s, I was thrilled to start wearing pantyhose and quit having those horrible hooks digging into the backs of my legs when I had to sit for long periods of time. By the time I retired a few years ago, I was thrilled to toss the whole thing and know that I never had to wear stockings/hose again as long as I live. I love the clothes I wore as a young woman, but I think I'm way too lazy to go to that much trouble anymore...LOL But you younger women look fabulous in them...


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