Don't be fooled, I took these photos a few weeks back on the last truly warm day...now it is snowing outside!
My handmade statement necklace looks like it was meant to be part of this wild dress. The vintage dress (I'm guessing late 1960's - early 1970's) is handmade and originally about 2 sizes too large for me but I managed to take it in on my own without ruining it.
So how do you wear a bold print vintage maxi?
Let's look at some visual suggestions from my bloggy friends...
the Queen of all bold pattern vintage maxi dresses herself...Vix
This woman hasn't met a vintage bold print maxi dress that she didn't like, and all vintage dresses love her.
What did we learn from Vix?
Bold goes with bold...so bigger necklaces, more bangles and definitely faux fur.
Let's see how Curtise styles her obsession with vintage maxis...
Oooh! Vintage tapestry carpet bag alert!
Curtise shows that a little topper, jacket, sweater or vest can break up that bold pattern and give the eyes a place to rest.
Here are some vintage dresses I've worn and how I've styled them.
One thing is for sure...you need to have some confidence to carry off bold patterns.
Strut around like you own the place...
in this world the one that leaves the biggest impression
Having discovered many friends thanks to my blog I started to realize I needed to have some cute cards to send my new friends via snail mail. That's when I decided to create some blogger greeting cards.
I think all animals look even cuter when wearing eye glasses.
Ideally I would have put "Not you, but some of them" on the inside of the card because I think that is hilarious, however since these are all instant digital downloads all the cards are blank inside.
This weekend we went to one of our favourite dances, the Swing Out to Victory dance at the Heritage War Plane museum in Hamilton.
Robert outdid himself with some Clark Gable facial hair. It was fun for the night but I was relieved when he shaved it off the next day. Let it be known...I hate facial hair on my man and on 99% of all other men for that matter.
Robert is wearing vintage cuff links, tie clip, tie, vest, pocket watch, blazer and hat.
I'm 100% vintage except for the shoes and belt.
It just so happened that it was 2 days before our 23rd wedding anniversary so it was perfect timing.
23 years...where has the time gone??? Seems like it was only yesterday that Robert was saying in his thick French accent to the Justice of the Peace, " I want" instead of "I do."
It worked for me.
It was fun to see so many people getting dressed up for the event. I had to get a photo of these ladies with all their hats...they were so much fun.
Below are three of the people that won for best costume. This gal on the left with the black hair really did look like she was off of some movie set.
Live music, dinner, dancing, silent auction and vintage war planes...it was a blast!
We've never danced as much as we danced that night. I think we only sat out 3 songs the whole evening.
I just adore these kind of events. They have another Big Band Dinner and Dance for New Year's Eve we are seriously considering as well.
The atmosphere at these type of dances is just so much fun. Especially when people get into character with their costumes.
It was a brilliant way to celebrate our anniversary.
What do I love about my husband after being married for 23 years? The fact that he is willing and excited to dress up and go to swing dances, or take Tango lessons, or basically open to discovering new things together.
Here is to many more years of dressing up and having fun!
Love you babe!
Are you lucky enough to have a partner that shares your quirky interests?
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