Hello, blogland! It's been a long time but I'm finally getting the hang of this double diaper duty thing and I'm back to my old self again!  I haven't made any new posts but I've been reading your blogs to keep me inspired.

One of my very favorite bloggers, Tara from The DC Metro Retro made a post a few days ago that really got me thinking about wearing vintage from head to toe 24-7. According to list of fashion do's and dont's that she found, wearing 100% vintage is a fashion faux pas! Of course, Tara and many of the rest of us vintage gals totally disagree with that statement but it does lead to some interesting ideas. Do skip over to The DC Metro Retro to check out her thought-provoking post (and be sure to follow her fantastic, inspirational blog!)

I always wondered what would happen to my beloved wardrobe if I ended up on an episode of What Not To Wear. Would my historical garments join the trash pile or would my classic, timeless pieces be allowed to remain? Can an all vintage outfit make it in the modern world without looking like a costume? I think so!!

Yesterday, Pj and I went out on our first kid-free date night since Rhys was born. We went to historic main street in St Charles for dinner. These pics were taken at Frontier Park by the currently flooding Missouri River. I decided to use our outing as a chance to challenge myself to put together a modern looking ensemble using 100% vintage pieces. Here it is from head to toe...

my 40's middy plus haircut- unstyled
green bakelite poker chip earrings-etsy
vintage pussy bow blouse-thrifted
deadstock men's work trousers- Leo's Old Clothes, Columbia MO
40's wedges-estate sale
various bakelite bangles
vintage tooled leather handbag-thrifted
alice in wonderland umbrella- antique shop in southern MO, kind of a middle-of-nowhere joint

 I had to add a modern cardigan later in the day- it got really cold all of a sudden! My awesome chartreuse cardigan is from Target. I loooove this color, so excited that the modern fashion world has decided that chartreuse is "in" this season

If you can create a modern look using all vintage garments, do leave a link below, I'd love to see it!!