For those who are new to Vintage Here, Vintage There, Rubyellen and I started this blog feature last November as a way to share with each other and our readers different ways to incorporate vintage into our wardrobes. It's given me a lot more motivation to dress up and experiment with my style and helped me not to fall prey to the yoga pants. Those are only for working out now! And maybe Saturday mornings.
We thought it might be a way to encourage other young moms that spend most of their time at home with little ones to see how fun it is to incorporate vintage (or just things that make you feel pretty) and how much it can change your demeanor. For reals! Anyway, thanks to those of you who have left sweet comments or shared links to your own ensembles. We love hearing from you and knowing there are so many mamas and babies out there that get that same excitement over clothing and accessories from days gone by!
This week's Vintage Here, Vintage There is about what we wore to my (early) 30th birthday party last week. I mentioned feeling like I wanted something new to wear over Red Velvet weekend in a recent skirt DIY post. Well, I was feeling the same way on Sunday before the party so I made another one. This one is made from a vintage dress that was about six sizes too big and full of holes on top. I didn't feel bad AT ALL about cutting into it. I'll share a little DIY about it next week.
The top used to be my mom's when she was my age. It's a little hard to see in these photos above but it's an eyelet fabric with two buttons at the top and sleeves that roll up a bit. It's sweet and in great shape and I loved getting to wear something that used to be my mom's.
I paired it with a woven gold belt and those wedges from Target that I love so much.
Ruby wore her shiny, pink Saltwaters and a blue vintage dress that might still be a little big on her. I told Ruby to never grow up and stay little forever and I think it may have worked!
You can see residue of at least one cake pop on her sweet little chin but she ate her weight in blueberries, too. It's not for lack of trying, ya'll. Also, Emma makes the best cake pops any of us has ever had. They aren't too rich and leave you wanting another and another. I may have had three later that night. Happy birthday to me!
I'm wearing: Vintage top, mom's. Repurposed vintage skirt, thrifted. Belt, thrifted. Shoes, Target. Vintage ship necklace, thrifted.
Next you'll want to see Rubyellen's new vintage wedges and get a sneak peek at one of Misha Lulu's new pieces from her upcoming Fall line. Big news over there!
Have you ever cut into something vintage that didn't work for you and made something that did? How'd it turn out?
Thanks for being such gracious readers!