Outfit: On the Sandy Path


plus size 1950s fashion with border print 1950s skirt, pin curls and lucite brooch via Va-Voom Vintage

The kids were off school today and Pj came home from work early. We've been talking about taking the kids to a walk by the river all weekend but we had a lot of rain. It seemed pretty hot for October today but we went anyway and I'm glad we did because it was about 15 degrees cooler by the water. I found a beautiful secluded path through the woods right next to the river. I've never explored down there before. Pj and the kids hopped down a steep hill to the water and I went on alone with my camera. Since the area floods so much during the rainy season, the forest floor is coated in the most light, powdery sand. It feels wonderful to walk along barefoot.

After a while, I joined Pj and the kids at the waterfront. They hiked down the shore quite a ways on a very steep and narrow rocky path. I must have looked pretty silly in my skirt and pin curls, clamoring along the rocks with my tripod as a walking stick to keep me from falling down the slick, muddy hill.   I caught up and the showed me some neat rocks they found with shells and tiny fossils embedded in them. Rhys loves to smash big clumps of dry dirt and throw rocks in the water. He always makes this tough, surly face in pictures these days. Olivia found a great curly stick that she dubbed "the knowledge stick" I let her keep it as long as it stays in the garden.  We watched the train cross the river and skipped rocks for a while before heading home for paranormal documentaries and dinner.

Today I wore this great 50s skirt that I found at a thrift store recently for S4! I shouted when I found it in the rack and people gave me funny looks. Not gonna lie, it wasn't even close to my size but it had a lot of fabric in the hem. I let the hem out, removed the waistband and cut some fabric from the hem area to extend the waistband. I gathered it to fit my waist, reattached the waistband and hemmed it and now its perfect! I also wore one of my vintage lucite "B" brooches, which is one of my favorites. I make brooches like this in my etsy shop but lately I've been thinking that they're a tad too big so I think I will have to make slightly smaller ones soon.

Brittany from Va-Voom Vintage wearing a vintage lucite initial monogram brooch
Brittany from Va-Voom Vintage wearing a vintage lucite initial monogram brooch and 1950s border print plus size skirt
 Brittany from Va-Voom Vintage blog wearing a vintage lucite linital monogram brooch and vintage lucite confetti earrings

vintage 50s skirt- thrifted
rusty orange top- thrifted
vintage lucite "B" brooch- etsy
lace up flats- Amazon
vintage lucite confetti earrings- St Charles Antique Mall


  1. I have been following your blog for probably 8 years. I love reading all your posts. The kids are getting so big! Wow time flies. How nice to live so close to the river. Your skirt is awesome and you are very photogenic! Are you excited for Halloween?

  2. I love your poetic descriptions of your daily life and vely your beautiful photos. That skirt is a holy grail, and you look so darling. Please adopt me into your family! :)

  3. This is such a great ensemble, and isn't it the best finding new secluded spots to snap pics at. Especially a lovely spot like this. I do love that skirt with such a pretty top. Casual and cute! ❤

    bonita of Lavender & Twill

  4. Oh that skirt! It is really nice. You are very descriptive. You should be a writer.

  5. You are lovely as always, and I *ADORE* that beautiful skirt! I'm never able to find any cool vintage clothes in the thrift stores around here. I guess the real-sized ladies in my area hang onto their clothes until they fall apart!

    Kim @ The ReInVintaged Life

  6. Oh! I just love your skirt, it's so very unique. You and your Blog are a great inspiration, Thank you for sharing x

  7. You're so lovely! I'm SUPER jealous of that skirt as a thrifting find - I've never had more than one thrift shop nearby, but I've just moved and there's one RIGHT by my house, so there's some thrifting in my near future!

    Hope to see some more from you soon!


  8. I absolutely adore your blog posts! They’re so inspirational! I love what you do, and the things you post is exactly the kind of things I’m interested in.


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