Hello dears! We’ve had a busy day over here already–waking up early to go to our local town’s museum sale; perusing through our favorite antique/vintage mall; sipping on delicious morning drinks we picked up at our local coffee shop; and to top it off we’re getting ready for a singing performance later on this evening. Whew! There is a lot going on, and trying to fit in this post is a bit of a squeeze. Nevertheless I thought you all would love to see my garden flowers inspired ensemble I wore last Sunday. Let me tell you a little about it…
Dress: Eshakti / Shoes: Poetic Licence / Hair flower: Handmade / Earrings: Claire’s / Nails: Jamberry Nail Wrapps
Last week… Oh last week, where did you go? How fast you flew past us! Moment by moment we walked through you, never pausing to reflect, to ponder your existence. We took you and extracted the minutes out of your wealth of seconds; we stretched the hours to the max, and hurried on through the days to get everything done that needed our attention. This life is indeed but a breath, inhaled, and released in a disappearing exhale.
But as I was going to say, last week, or weekend, I was feeling quite tired of being dressed up. We performed at a Cruz In Car Show event at a local senior center on Saturday, and there was one or two other things that made me feel tired of being done up all the time… Oh! We attended a wedding that evening! That was it! And so after a full day of wearing nothing but nice clothes and well done hair, it won’t surprise you to read then, that I woke up on Sunday not really wanting to wear anything. But that just wouldn’t pass. Nope. It really wouldn’t. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do–dress up! I talked myself into it and put on something nice. In our girls’ minds, going before the Lord in corporate worship with the saints, wearing something less than dressy, is disrespectful to God. That is why I try to make an effort, even when I’m tired, to do this. Thankfully, I had the wonderful option of pairing this adorable eShakti frock with these oh so stylish heels from Poetic Licence, making it an easy task. 🙂
As to these vintage inspired shoes, they are right up there with my Swedish Hasbeens and Miss L-Fire’s–they are so comfortable, and so beautifully made! The best part about them? I got them for a fraction of their original price! Actually the girls and I had been in the market for some new period correct 1940s shoes for a while, and thanks to Charlotte’s “hawk eyes”, we found three similar pairs for a STEAL! I am quite used to thrifted shoes, so when I popped them on I realized that they would need some breaking in. Yes, they’re quite comfy, but like all new shoes, your feet have to get acquainted with them for a while before they can be good friends. 🙂 All this to say, these shoes are strictly performance shoes, but the girls and I decided to make allowances, which means wearing them to church with complimentary outfits to break them in is ok. Heh heh *mischievously rubbing hands together* the joys of brand new shoes!
I promise I didn’t plan this, but my nails look like they came right out of the print of my dress! So special!
So dears, that is how a vintage lover copes with formal dress exhaustion. That ought to become a new term… 😉
Have you ever become tired of wearing dressy clothes?
How do you cope with this?
Have you heard of Poetic Licence shoes before?
Much love, and a blessed Sunday to you all!
Jessica, the Eldest Sister & Singer