There is not much happens, vintage wise where I live. In fact, not much happens at all:). So, when I found out Dandy Wellington was headed out this way, the children and I got dressed up to attend a lovely swing event. It's so nice seeing a swing band in person. I wish I could do this every weekend.
My hat is a recent purchase and it's so remarkable that this hat has lasted so long, being straw. Someone really took good care of this hat. Don't you often wonder the history of your purchases? I'd love to know the story behind this hat. The hat is from the 1930's. The straw is a larger cross weave which makes for a fascinating pattern. I found this hat while browsing Facebook. I noticed that Wildfell Hall Vintage put this hat on their page. They also have a great etsy store to visit. I quickly inquired about it, as it really is difficult to find vintage straw hats from this period.
Dress: Manhattan Vintage Show thinking 30's appears to be handmade but of beautiful quality. I hope one day to be able to sew like this!
Rhinestone Buckle: I added this to the dress. I had bought it on ebay and it had been sitting in a box just waiting to be used. Vintage 1920's.
Gloves: Manhattan Vintage Show
Earrings: Screw-back rhinestone
Shoes: ReMix...gotta love ReMix shoes so comfortable
Bag: Hand beaded celluloid. It's just so beautiful inside too. I don't recall if it was ebay or etsy. But, I do remember getting it for a really good price.
My son took these pictures since my husband was not around. I thought he did a pretty good job. I know some could be more focused but he was a very good sport!
I set my hair in finger waves and pin curls. I looked to inspiration from the lovely book I won from Janey, Style Me Vintage Hair. I thought my hair turned out quite well and I really do love the finger wave look. I even like the look the second day as it becomes more loose and still curly (next post I'll show the second day look).
My daughter said I looked like an alien with these glasses on. I'd probably have to agree but still like the look, regardless:)
Here is an up close image of the dress so that you can see that it is cut into panels for a "flutter effect". The "flutter effect" as I call it is so fun when you are walking to have kind of a sway to the bottom of your dress. I believe this dress was handmade but a lot of time was spent making it. The hems were done so lovely.
I also wanted to share some more details on the bag. Check out all the wonderful beading. I encourage all you vintage lovers to at least have one vintage beaded bag in your collection. It's amazing the amount of time it must have taken to bead this bag. You just won't find this nowadays.
The inside is very interesting too with an attached little mirror cradled by a swirl of silk-type material. I wonder if this bag was even used considering the condition of the interior.