It's My Birthday and I'll Shop if I Want to!


Rhys and I after our shopping adventures at Brenda Sue's
Yesterday was birthday! I'm 26 and I spent the day with my wonderful family. Pj used one of his vacation days so he could hang out with me all day. He picked up yummy bagel sandwiches for breakfast and took me shopping to one of my very favorite vintage shops- Brenda Sue's in Warrenton, MO. I bought 3 dresses, 3 hats and a few brooches. I finally found my elusive 1940's "little black dress" which I have been hunting down for over a year and a half! You can read about Brenda Sue's on my Vintage Tour of Missouri post. I can't wait to go back, after the Halloween season is over.

 After shopping, we met my momma for lunch. I met mom and daughter team of fashionistas in the parking lot. We saw each other, squealed with delight and ran over to talk about our accessories. I love living in the midwest, where perfect strangers talk to each other like we're best friends. It made my day! Pj made the most delicious french onion soup for dinner. Today is Olivia's birthday party (her birthday is on the 2nd) so we finished some last minute party things also.
 This is Olivia this morning with her birthday presents from mommy and daddy....

 I bought this dress at a thrift store in Springfield, MO last weekend. It's very plain and simple but I couldn't pass up a basic cotton dress. This is proof again that the magic is in the accessories!

vintage houndstooth dress- DAV thrift store, Springfield, MO
red clip earrings, red beads-and red bakelite bangle-Springfield MO antique malls
black and white plastic bangles- thrifted, St Vincent de Paul
cream belt and vintage purse- thrifted
white slingbacks- Walmart
black cardigan-thrifted, Salvation army


  1. Happy birthday, you look gorgeous!! And I can't wait to see that dress, I found my perfect 1940s little black dress on my last birthday!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  2. Happy birthday! You always find fantastic items. I live in a very small town so when I go thrifting I have to drive quite aways to find anything other than electric neon early 90s stuff.

  3. Oh, Happy Birthday!
    What a wonderful dress - and it's true what you say, accessories make an outfit.

  4. happy belated birthday! lovely dress!

  5. A very happy birthday to you glamour puss! :)

  6. Happy Birthday and am ever impressed with your posts!!!!

  7. Happy birthday! I definitely vintage shop on my birthday too hehe. I'm loving your black/white/red ensemble, it's a color scheme I enjoy immensely.

  8. Happy Birthday!
    I love that dress on you, it looks great.
    And your accessories are lovely. The lobsters are my favorite. (Lobster obsessed lady here) *lol*

  9. Happy birthday!! You look fabulous. :)

  10. A very Happy Birthday to your sweet girl Olivia today!


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