Sunday, December 30, 2012

My Vintage Wardrobe: Christmas Edition 2012

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas! I also wanted to thank you for all of the  incredible support you have given to Brittany and I as we prepare to launch our  Hey Doll Vintage Living Magazine. I still have more important news to share with you but this darn cold I have has slowed me down a bit-I should be able to announce it before the new year!

So, as some of you may recall, once in a while I post a special series called My Vintage Wardrobe. It consists of the things I have learned about vintage clothing as well as how I apply what I have learned into my own growing vintage wardrobe. All the things that are important such as, what colors look best on you and the wonderful world of trousers, dresses, etc. Today I would like to share with you what I wore for Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve prior to this one I would always wear a pair of nice jeans and a red sweater or top. this year I changed into two outfits; one was a 1970's dress that reminded me of something Vera-Ellen wore in White Christmas and the other was a more casual look  (my 40's jeans, a white blouse, and red cardigan) that I wore as we went house hopping that day.

I didn't know if I could make a 1970's dress look like it was a 1940's one but I think I did a pretty  good job. I loved the way it fit and I am now inspired to search for more dresses that have a 1940's feel. It is great to score authentic 1940's clothing but the price difference is massive. Believe it or not I purchased this dress for just $27.00!!!! 

 I wore these amazing sparkly poinsettia earrings that my friend Penni from Penni Pops Vintage Designs sent me last year for my birthday. Thank you again Penni! I also wore a red flower I purchased from Claire's and a Berry Brooch I purchased from Etsy for just $2.00!!!

I adore the last photo as my youngest baby grabbed my face to give me a kiss under the mistletoe! My little monkey boy sure like too kiss hehe

I hope Santa gave all of you loads of goodies! I cannot believe a New Year is about to begin! My family and I have dealt with some big challenges this year but there have been so many blessings-I cannot begin to count them. So instead of looking back at your year and thinking of all that you didn't do or didn't have or didn't get, perhaps we can all remember all that we did do, get, and have.

I feel grateful for all of you-many who I have forged friendships with and my wish for you for this New Year would be for good health, peace of mind, and joy.

Happy New Year!



  1. You did a great job of injecting a 40s feel into that lovely 70s dress, which I agree, is totally channeling Vera's similarly cut and hued frock. It's really the perfect Christmas dress and it looks so beautiful on you.

    I'm sorry that you've been struck down by a cold during this super busy time of the year. Why, oh why, don't cold and flu viruses - if they must show up at all - do so on a random Tuesday in April or August, not during the (potentially) busiest week of the year? Frustrating indeed! I hope dearly that you'll soon be on the mend, and that you and your family are able to enjoy a wonderful New Year all the same.

    Here's every awesome thing that 2013 has in store, my dear friend!
    ♥ Jessica

  2. You did a stellar job of transforming that '70s dress into a '40s one! Some (but certainly not all LOL) '70s dresses really pull off the '40s styling rather well. You looked stunning, my dear :-) And red looks fabulous on you! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas - it must have been such fun to see your little ones open their gifts and to see the happiness in their eyes :-) I hope your New Year is just as great!


    Veronica Vintage

  3. Happy New Year to you and your family too! That dress takes on a great 40's vibe with your styling...and looks so cosy. I am very jealous of your berries brooch for $2- total bargain. xx Shauna

  4. Happy New Year, Bunny!! I just adore your ensemble! I think if you do search hard enough you can find some real gems from the 70s and 80s, even 90s vintage that have a very 40s/50s feel to it.

    I'm really looking forward to 2013. I hope and pray it is full of blessings!

  5. Your dress is so beautiful!!! Your photographs have a very vintage vibe:)) The dress is perfect with your completion and hair:) Happy New Year!!! And, best of success for the upcoming year!

  6. I love your dress!! Stunning.

    Happy New Year to you and your family :o) xx

  7. Love the dress and it does have a 40s vibe to it, especially with your hair and jewelry. Love that brooch! Happy New Year to you!

  8. Thank you ladies!!! Happy New Year to you all as well!! xox

  9. You look so darling! And that photo of you and your little boy is just precious! Happy New Year to you!


  10. I think you did a fabulous job with the 1970's dress and you look just lovely! I adore your brooch too! I have one similar but in a light blue...brooches are so fun :)


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