vintage maternity fashion via va voom vintage blog
As my dresses and skirts become tighter, I'm reaching way back into the depths of my closet to find something suitable to wear. This early 60's wiggle dress is one I've never worn before and honestly, I wasn't really crazy about it when I bought it. But, it was $1 from The BaleOut and Amanda said it was a great dress and I had to have it so I gave in to fashion peer pressure and brought it home, washed it and put it in my closet thinking "I'll probably wear it one of these days". Over the past year, it has migrated to the very back of my closet until I pulled it out Sunday morning.
vintage maternity fashion via va voom vintage blog
   Surprisingly, I was kind of loving it when I put it on, with its crazy colors, little splash of blue and best of all- the fact that it was comfortable to wear! It has been hemmed several times so it was very short. I let the hem down and now it's a much better length. It has a really pretty, flattering collar and 6 decorative rhinestone buttons down the front. I finished off the curvy early 60's look with a vintage bullet bra and blue belt.
   With baby-related back aches and what-not,  I don't wiggle in it at all- I waddle! :) So, I call it my "waddle dress"

p.s. if any of you mommies out there are wondering about the shoes, I wore them around the house for about a half an hour before deciding it was a very bad plan and changed into something more realistic! :)  Ah, I'm dreaming of my high heel-wearing days!

Early 60's Hair Day
    The dress made me feel like I was channeling Joan Holloway a little bit so I decided to try something totally different with my hair. I checked out a few You Tube tutorials for Joan inspired hair this morning and after a bit of tinkering, hair spray and re-doing things, I made it work! My hair is about an inch above my shoulder so I had to get creative with the french twist in the back but it worked and I'm really loving it!!

         My Outing
Since the blizzard hit this week, I've had a terrible case of cabin fever. I was finally able to leave the house on Sunday for an afternoon of vintage exploration. I found a fantastic red summer hat to wear with my Paris Market dress
When we went to Columbia, Amanda bought this gorgeous dress, jacket and belt outfit. I didn't get any pics of it that day so I made sure to get a few shots this time to share. We had both of our guys taking pics of us at the same time so we were making goofy faces throughout most of them!

I'm so in love with the collar detail on the jacket in the pic below. I wonder if it would be difficult to replicate? I may have to try it out!

My Outfit
60's wiggle dress- The BaleOut
blue belt- thrifted, St Vincent de Paul
vintage navy peep toe sandals- Brenda Sue's
root beer bakelite screw back earrings- St Charles Antique Mall