Today, we went out for some thrift store adventures. I've been dying to get out to this Salvation Army store in Florissant, MO for months. I was only in the store for about 30 minutes, rummaging through the dress racks and I found a whole pile of vintage dresses. Some were great....some not so great.

The first find was this amazing 50's dress. I think it's the most epic thrift store find of mine so far! It's handmade, has the cutest sailor collar, full skirt, buttons up the front (great for nursing) and also zips in the back with a metal zipper. Best of fits!!! It was only $3.99. So, this is me, doing my happy dance with a big, silly grin on my face:
1950s plus size sailor collar dress via Va-Voom Vintage

 Second was this totally cute 60's dress. Maybe it's Mad Men on Netflix, maybe it's just coincidence, but I'm really loving the 60's lately. If I were a "Twiggy" kind of girl, I would totally wear mod 60's clothes every day. This little dress zips up the back, has a matching belt and I really liked the print. Cuteness!!

I liked this blue and white 60's dress but it was scratchy polyester and I knew I'd be crabby all day if I wore it so I left it behind.


                                                   Now for some dressing room confessions.........

 When I was a teenager, a relative from out of town came to visit and upon seeing me said aloud to the entire room "You've grown so much and you have such bodacious ta-tas!" Well, yeah- too bodacious sometimes. I loved this pink plaid 50's dress and it fit my hips and waist, but not my boobs. Story of my life. Can I squeeze them in to make it fit? Maybe a tighter bra? (come on girls, you know you think things like this too!) Nope! That's okay, though cause I picked it up for Amanda and it fits her perfectly!

If you ever go shopping with me, you'll probably say to yourself "What is she thinking?" because I do try on some of the most hideous things. Morbid curiosity, I suppose. Well, here's an example of some of those "gems" that I find. This is proof of my shopping mantra" Just because it's vintage does not mean that it's okay!"
What on earth is this thing? It's like...culottes almost, with a matching, sleeveless Star Trek top? To top it all off, I found not one but TWO of these outfits. The other was the same brown with a different shaped, darker blue thing on the shirt. It's handmade and it's vintage but holy cow.... and no, I did not bring this home with me!

I did totally but this loud, crazy cotton house dress thing. It snaps up the front and will be great to wear while doing chores at home. Some days, I'm in the mood to wear something that gives headaches to everyone who looks at me. I feel
like the Medusa of vintage fashion. Don't look, don't look!!

                                        Next, we went to a big St Vincent De Paul in St Louis.

I didn't take any pics while we were inside but here are my goodies..........
blue gingham 50's top with rickrack
cute little handmade 50's skirt

loving these white shoes and new hat pin
vintage novelty print fruit fabric
Vintage fruit curtain panels, soon to be a new dress!!! I absolutely adore this print!

vintage pink cinderella deluxe hot rollers
  I'm so excited about my new Cinderella Deluxe hot roller set! The pink case is what sold me. It still has all of the rollers and clips too! Yippee!! The case is great for travel so I will be bringing it with me for my up-coming road trips.

The kiddos had lots of fun and were very good as usual. We found some toys and books for Lulu and shoes and a sleeper for Rhys, my sleepy boy.