Here I am in all of my holy glory. Don’t worry – it was sacramental wine I was drinking 😉
I was apart of a fantastic costume theme – where 11 of us dressed as the cast of The Sound of Music. Complete with the Baroness, The Captain, Maria, all 7 Von Trapp children and of course the Rev. Mother …moi! 🙂
This wasn’t the first time I showed off my ‘nun-sense side’. Check out the below from my days of Halloween costuming in elementary school.
Happy to report we WON 1 place for the Best Dressed contest this year!!! Huge deal, considering this was my first attempt at sewing anything.
Special thanks to my mom for her sewing machine + help & guidance with laughs. 🙂
Stylish & Warm
Last week the temps dipped into the negatives which forced me to get all bundled up in winter outer wear.
I found this lovely shop on WQW called Pockets & Pearls with this gorgeous wool hat. The broad brim and tricolour of merlot-camel-navy …
The navy jacket is from Eloquii’s new petite line. The first time a coat has fit me properly in the shoulders and in the length of the arms. If you haven’t checked them out before – you should!!!!
SWING OUT TO VICTORY! is an annual dinner-dance held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. You don’t need to be a dancer! There are tons who come out just go to absorb the experience in a great museum setting with people dressed in their vintage finery.
This was going to be my first ‘away’ dance … and I was excited to get all decked out in ALL of my 1940s gear!
Finding vintage plus-sized pieces hasn’t been too easy. But I did have some luck at this Spring’s Toronto Vintage Clothing Show, where I picked up this floral belted day-dress, along with these new-vintage (i.e. never been worn) Celebrity bow-tie heels. The white gloves are from 69Vintage, and the purse was a vintage gift (thanks JJ!). The only non-vintage piece was my fascinator, which I picked up from the Your Big Sisters Closet.
In an effort to make this dress more ‘1940s evening appropriate’ … I was on the hunt for a fur stole. Lucky for me, my vintage loving friends (thanks Erin & Joy) discovered that The Public Butter (a vintage shop on WQW) had a ton of them for sale!
I picked up this beautiful mink fur with a patterned, in perfect condition, lining for only $40!
The hair is always my biggest challenge. Liz, of The Vintage Inn, gave me a great easy tip and I was able to create this vintage back-roll…which held up pretty well all night!
A gaggle of us carpooled our way just outside of Hamilton, in our 40s finest …. stopping to have dinner at Swiss Chalet, we be Klassly like dat….yup – classy with a ‘k’. And then we were off to dance among the planes with uniformed men 🙂
At some point in the middle of the fantastic night, a delightful lady handed me a card and said I was her choice for “Best Dressed” of the evening…and would be called up on stage for the competition! Woot! Woot!
Dancing to the always magically big band music of Toronto All Star Big Band, surrounded by the planes at The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, among veterans and friends dressed in vintage finery and WINNING 2nd place in the best dressed contest ….. what a fantastic night!!! Can’t wait for next year! 🙂