Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pumpkin Spice (outfit #63)

I am absolutely in love with Autumn.  The cooler weather, changing leaves, and my favorite holiday, Halloween, make this my favorite time of year.  The kids and I get really into decorating the house.  We make spooky pumpkin lanterns, hang paper bats, and bake every different pumpkin flavored treat.  I've always had a love of the macabre, so it's the perfect excuse to hang up glitter skeletons and break out the cardboard Dracula theater. Of course, this also meant an excuse to take photos at a cemetery!  
  I unearthed this 1950s, hand-painted skirt with an acorn and fall leaf pattern at a thrift store.  I immediately started a search for some sort of acorn themed brooch.  I ended up finding this 40s celluloid dangle brooch, with branches, leaves, and actual acorns.  The green sweater is one of my favorite pieces.  My mother-in-law knitted it for my birthday from a 1951 pattern. It's my favorite shade of green, and made from the softest yarn. 
Bakelite bangles: from Ebay 
seemed stockings: Ebay
1940s hat with rhinestones: thrifted
1940s style shoes: Spring Step
acorn leaf circle skirt 40's hat 50's sweater vintage Just Peachy, Darling
1940's 1950's skirt autumn fall color Just Peachy, Darling
vintage mustard bakelite orange green cemetery Just Peachy, Darling
The pattern is called, "Lacy Jumper" and if you'd like to make one for yourself there is a free pattern!
Happy Sunday!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Bombs and Bow (outfit #62)

I'm having one of those months, where it seems like I'm constantly busy.  I'm trying to prepare for 20 different things, and I can't seem to pin down any one of them.  The Pueblo Modern event is taking place on November 15th, which I am helping co-curate.  Our hope is to create a cool community event, highlighting mid-century fashion, architecture, and home decor.  I'm trying to organize so many people and events and no one seems to want to call me back.  I'm appearing in an unrelated fashion show tomorrow for the Robot Exchange at the Collector Con.  Hopefully, I'll be able to get some cool pictures of my outfit.  My theme is from the movie Fido, about a 1950's housewife and her pet zombie.  If you haven't seen the movie, you can view the trailer here.  My husband is trying to convince me to speak with him at a conference in February, about engaging people with mid-century preservation, And we are co-writing an article for a preservation magazine.  Add to that, the fact that my kids have a random two week break in the middle of the month, we've had two appliances break, and my car started shaking...I'm starting to get stressed.  What do you do when you're feeling stressed?   Apparently, I buy shoes! :) These outfit shots were from a couple of weeks ago, back before the weather really embraced  Autumn.  Yay for fall!
40s Pinafore dress: Ebay 
Bakelite bangles: Ebay
shoes: Poetic Licence 
Strawberry clip-ons: Estate sale
1940's sundress pinafore sweetheart vintage Just Peachy, Darling
40's strawberry clip-on vintage plastic Just Peachy, Darling
Hand painted bows 1940s 40's bakelite vintage blogger outfit Just Peachy, Darling

1940s pinafore apron sweetheart dress sewing pattern Just Peachy, Darling
In other, very exciting news:  My daughter's room was picked up by the incredibly stylish and amazing Apartment Therapy!  I'm completely thrilled.  You can check it out here.
XOX, Hannah

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