Pj is on vacation for a few days this week so we've been running around all over St Louis, enjoying the beautiful weather. Although I haven't been on the computer much, I wanted to pop in and share my fun day!

 Today, we took the little ones to the St Louis Zoo. Unlike my previous zoo outings here and here, I decided to be smart and wear something practical. I wore my Wearing History jeans, which are one of my favorite wardrobe staples.

I am very tall and often forget to make sure to add a little extra length when I sew pants for myself so these were just a little shorter than I like. Instead of scrapping them or trying to hide the fact with a cuff, I roll them up- late 40s style with some pants inspiration from my Pinterest board, She Wears The Pants.

1940s casual jeans fashion

I love this outfit so much. It's summery, comfortable, practical and I just feel adorable in these jeans! 

plus size 1940s vintage casual jeans style

Also, I attempted to reproduce my 1939 Party hair from last week and since it worked out, I'll be posting a tutorial hopefully this week! The Instagram filter turned my hair kind of reddish, which I think I'm in love with. I've been lusting over the beautiful ginger tones in the hair dye aisle lately so this might have to happen soon.

1940s victory rolls and pin curls

I shared some of my photos on Instagram @vavoomvintage, including my double stacks of green and butterscotch bakelite

One of my favorite parts of the zoo is the Reptile House, built in 1927. Our zoo has many beautiful buildings from the early 1900s throughout. They are truly just as beautiful to look at as the animals.

Rhys spots a lion basking on a rock

Last summer, the zoo opened the new sea lion exhibit with an observation tunnel. Watching the sea lions zoom through the water above us was so magical. One of them stopped behind a little girl who was getting her picture taken and started to lick the glass next to her face!

1950s blouse- estate
jeans- sewn by me using Wearing History jeans pattern
shoes- Arris Allen Rug Cutter Wedges
1930s beaded brooch- hierloom from Great Grandma Alma