Not only was that day a big step for my daughter but it was a big step for me as well. I normally go to pick up my daughter from school in my usual comfy garb of jeans and a nice cotton top. I also usually wear my University alma mater cap on and no makeup.
So instead of my mommy outfit, I decided to go to her ceremony dressed in my vintage best. My daughter LOVES it when I dress up so I thought she would be thrilled when she saw me dressed up and she was!
It was a incredibly humid day that day-eekkkk for people who have wavy or curly hair! The horror! Thankfully I had a hat to cover most of it-what a perfect invention-it looks pretty and covers up bad hair days LOLMO.
The accessories were thrifted locally and the gloves also purchased while in MO. They were NOS and cost under $6.00 as did the handbag. The dress is 1980's does 1940's and I think it does a fair job of it. The hat is another story. It is a late 1930's/early 1940's hat purchased via Etsy from Europe. It wasn't under $6.00 but it was worth the investment. I think having a few amazing hats in various shades of solids allows you to to wear it with many things unlike buying a hat that is striped or a bold color like hot pink.
This is my first dressy tilt hat and I am in love! I look forward to finding more to compliment my growing vintage wardrobe.
Attending my daughter's "Stepping Up" ceremony dressed in vintage was a HUGE stepping out moment for me. Most mother's dressed casually and no one has ever seen me dressed this way. I knew I would stick out like a sore thumb but I am proud of myself for doing it. I felt beautiful and feminine and I found it so appropriate to dress up for a special occasion-something unfortunately many people do not do anymore.
Have you had a vintage "stepping out" moment recently? If you haven't, do you think you will?