Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Stepping Up and Stepping Out!


It's official! My eldest bunny is going to start first grade in September! Gee-the time has really flown. This month my bunny girl had her "Stepping Up" aka mini graduation from Kindergarten. The entire family was there to see her sing and perform to her hearts content. She made everyone laugh during her part of a skit they had. Good thing we ordered a dvd from the school because we cannot wait to watch her hamming it up again hehe

Not only was that day a big step for my daughter but it was a big step for me as well. I normally go to pick up my daughter from school in my usual comfy garb of jeans and a nice cotton top. I also usually wear my University alma mater cap on and no makeup.

So instead of my mommy outfit, I decided to go to her ceremony dressed in my vintage best. My daughter LOVES it when I dress up so I thought she would be thrilled when she saw me dressed up and she was!
It was a incredibly humid day that day-eekkkk for people who have wavy or curly hair! The horror! Thankfully I had a hat to cover most of it-what a perfect invention-it looks pretty and covers up bad hair days LOL 
Who says you have to spend a million to look like a million bucks? Not here you don't! You will not believe  how much my dress cost.....okay I should probably tell you. $4.99! Yes! It's crazy huh? I scored it on my last trip to MO.

The accessories were thrifted locally and the gloves also purchased while in MO. They were NOS and cost under $6.00 as did the handbag. The dress is 1980's does 1940's and I think it does a fair job of it. The hat is another story. It is a late 1930's/early 1940's hat purchased via Etsy from Europe. It wasn't under $6.00 but it was worth the investment. I think having a few amazing hats in various shades of solids allows you to to wear it with many things unlike buying a hat that is striped or a bold color like hot pink.
This is my first dressy tilt hat and I am in love! I look forward to finding more to compliment my growing vintage wardrobe.

Attending my daughter's "Stepping Up" ceremony dressed in vintage was a HUGE stepping out moment for me. Most mother's dressed casually and no one has ever seen me dressed this way. I knew I would stick out like a sore thumb but I am proud of myself for doing it. I felt beautiful and feminine and I found it so appropriate to dress up for a special occasion-something unfortunately many people do not do anymore.

Have you had a vintage "stepping out" moment recently? If you haven't, do you think you will?

xox

24 comments:

  1. You look like a million dollars! What a way to shop! I totally love the tilt hat. They are great on you. Your dress looks totally like a 40's dress and I just love the pattern. Perfect colors for you:)) Congrats to little Bunny:))

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    1. Heheh awww thanks Joanna!! It felt great to dress up!! xox

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  2. YEAH!!!! You look MARVELOUS my dear!!! I'm so glad you decided on vintage!! That's a part of who you are (a small part but a fabulous part none the less)so why not show it off every chance you get!! Good for you!!

    And tell little Bunny CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She's such a big girl now!!

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    1. She is a big girl now! Omggggg ahhhhhhhhhhhh 1st grade here we come! hehe Thanks sweets! xox

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  3. Congratulations! You must be one proud mumma! Love the outfit

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  4. I love a good tilt hat - and your one is great!! Looks lovely with your outfit.

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    1. Oh thank you hun-I love it too-must find more dresses to wear it with hehe xox

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  5. Oh my god Bunny THAT HAT!!!!! Its FABULOUS!!!!!

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    1. You've inspired me to hit the purchase button on the 1940s hat thats been sitting in my favourites for a while :)

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    2. Omg yeahhhhh! I must see it! Aren't tilt hat amazing!!!! They just put the dazzle in a vintage look!! xox

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  6. Way to go, darling Bunny, I am bursting with pride (in you) right now! I think it's awesome that you decided to wear vintage to your daughter's school for the first time. You looked like those million bucks you mentioned and then some, honey!!!

    ♥ Jessica

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  7. omg! Is that the dress you bought when we went shopping?! I LOVE IT!!! That hat is incredible too. You look perfect!

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    1. Omg yesssssss it is!!! I love it too! Super comfy and pretty!! Thanks hun! xox

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  8. Awe, you and bunny girl are so adorable! I can't wait to see her embracing the vintage life.

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    1. Oh Sean she loves it! I have to send you a photo of her posing with my vintage clothes on hahaa She is too much-thank you hun! xox

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  9. So exciting. Congratulations to you both. It's the start of a whole new adventure.

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    1. It certainly is sweetie-thank you!! xox

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  10. Love it, you look fantastic! And that hat!!! I know how you feel about stepping out in your vintage for the first time. I live in an extremely small town - you know, the kind where everybody knows everybody - well, sometimes its hard being the person that's different in that kind of town, but hey, somebody has to do it! =)

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    1. Oh hun-thank you! I feel like it was a big step-going to take more and hope you keeping taking yours! xox

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  11. You look splendidly wonderful and what a proud mom you must be! :D
    I know what you mean about it being a big step. Being a rather shy person the attention from dressing vintage can be a bit difficult for me, but at the end of May I decided to attempt to wear what I had made from vintage patterns for a week and felt so good about it when I had done it. :)

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  12. You look great - what an outfit! And gosh, your little one looks like you. Moving on to school is a big step. My son starts high school this fall so the big moments never really end.

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  13. I love that whole outfit but oh my Bunny, that hat!

    How wonderful that your little girl loves when you dress up.

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