This week we had the chance to go to a small ceremony at Missouri State for Brett's commissioning. His mom and I were able to pin his 2LT bars on his uniform and then had cake and punch and went to to lunch with his parents.
I wore the vintage tulip dress from RVA. It's one of my favorites because of it's cut and fun print.
We parked right across from the other end of the alley we've used a few times for photo backdrops so we braved the heat for another five minutes while Sebastian waited in the car and got some photos. Brett is such a trooper!
I styled my hair in as big of a beehive as I could get without getting serious and using a loofa! I did lots of back combing and then used a smooth top layer to cover it and secured things with bobby pins and lots of pinned mini buns all underneath it. Of course I forgot to ask Brett to get a photo of that part. It's most noticeable in the photo above.
I loved getting to wear a huge beehive at Elsie's wedding. She's got an easy tutorial on her blog right now that teaches you how to do your own. You can make it huge or opt for something more subtle but it's always fun to try something new!
My favorite new accessory is this little necklace I picked up at a flea market on the way home from my MIL's house a few weeks ago. I'm not sure what it's made of but it sports a ship and looks like something that should've cost more than $2.00!
Ruby's wearing: Vintage top, thrifted. Jeggings, Target. Mary Jane's, Payless. Amber necklace, Amberizon.
Technically, Brett is wearing vintage, too. Ha! These uniforms are being phased out this year because the Army has new ones. Once he knows what he'll be branched he can order a new one so for now his Class A's are olive. It reminds me of WWII.
Head over to Cakies soon to see how she and her girls wore vintage to the beach! I love seeing all the ways she can still enjoy wearing or accessorizing with vintage throughout her pregnancy. I am in love with her shoes this week! She's such a stylish mama.
Next week Rubyellen and I have a special edition of Vintage Here, Vintage There that we're eager to share! Stay tuned...