Well hello again! Long time no see, huh? I mentioned earlier this week on my facebook page that my computer kicked the bucket on me. I really thought that we would have to buy a new one but Pj has it working again and I'm finally back to blogging.

In the past month, I haven't worn many of my lovely vintage dresses. Due to my job, I've been wearing a lot of skirts or pants and blouse ensembles lately. For labor day, we took the kids to the zoo and I finally got back to the old me- which felt wonderful! The St Louis Zoo has a beautiful brand new sea lion habitat with a viewing tunnel. It's much larger than the old sea lion habitat and the cutie little lions look much happier!

For our outing I wore one of my favorite dresses, a purchase from my sponsor, Mary Van Note. I fell in love with all of the cute details of this dress- the print, rhinestone buttons, scalloped collar and matching belt. My best friend, Amanda found the same dress in shades of brown so we wear them when we go out together and look quite silly. I wore this dress on the blog once before, during a vintage car show. Here are a few other beauties from Mary Van Note:

My little sister, Chelsea came along to the zoo with us since she was off work too. Oh, guess what, blog readers? She's got a bun in the oven! It's her first and she's due in the spring, right around Rhys's 2nd birthday. It's been really fun having baby talk and sharing advice on pregnancy and babies. She's going to be a wonderful momma.

Dress- Mary Van Note
60's necklace- from my Great Grandma
green bakelite earrings- Jackson Corner Vintiques, Farmington, MO
assorted green bakelite bangles
cream sandals- Kohl's

Mary Van Note Vintage is a sponsor of Va-Voom Vintage. All shop images from Mary Van Note on etsy