Hello dears! What a humdinger this past weekend was! We three are so excited share with those of you who could not make it to this year’s Remembering WWII event, our entire family’s outfits today, and capping it off with another post of the highlights of the weekend, tomorrow. So stay tuned for that.
Ok, I have to make a comment for the banner photo–Here we are, pleasantly posed, Brigi and I, while Charlotte has been reduced to a little red purse. Lol! She’s behind the camera, folks.
Dress: Made by Me / Belt: Made by Charlotte / Hat: Vintage find / Purse: Vintage find / Earrings: Target / Stockings: Danskins / Shoes: Poetic Licence / Pin: RWWII Volunteer
Small Disclaimer: The girls and I had every intention of taking photos of our sailor dresses and evening gowns besides our previously viewed civilian attire. Despite our effort to remember the goal, we were inexcusably caught up in the festivities and fellowship with dear friends, so much so that the goal was forgotten, and the pictures, of our evening gowns at least, will have to wait for another day.
Jessica’s Ensemble: This year, I spruced up my outfit with my new Poetic Licence footwear, a 1940s basket purse, and Charlotte’s belt. You all have had the pleasure of seeing my flamboyant heels before in this post, but I really think they belong so well with my civilian dress than any other dress I have in my wardrobe. I have to say that the basket purse was something to get used to. Its not nice and soft like all of my previous purses, so I had to be a little more careful about where I held onto it. However, because of its structure, I never had to worry about it falling over when set down.
Dress: Made by Charlotte / Hat: Vintage find, borrowed from Brigid / Dickey: Made by Charlotte / Earrings: Origami Owl / Shoes: Poetic Licence / Stockings: Danskins / Purse: Vintage find / Pin: RWWII Volunteer
Charlotte’s Ensemble: For my RWWII 2015 outfit, I spiffed up my dress from last year with a dickey that I had made the week prior, wore a new hat (also seen at the Cincy 1940s weekend), my Poetic License shoes, favorite red 1940s purse (see the banner photo for a peek at that 😉 ), volunteer pin, and classic pearl earrings. I was so excited to see that I could create a whole new look with one dress, merely by changing out a few accessories and adding in my very practical dickey. I do love that thing so, and definitely see myself making more dresses that cater to that style, and more colorful, exciting dickeys to totally change up a frock.
Dress: Made by Brigid / Hat: Vintage find / Purse: Vintage find / Necklace: c/o Meadowland Designs / Earrings: c/o Chronically Vintage / Shoes: Poetic Licence / Stockings: Danskins / Pin: RWWII Volunteer
Brigid’s Ensemble: Though I essentially wore the same outfit as last year, there were some changes that I made that caused the ensemble to look even more accurate than last year. The main change that I made was to add shoulder pads to my dress. It really helped give it that authentic 40s silhouette once I put the shoulder pads in. I also wore different shoes this year which were MUCH more comfortable than last year’s pair (though my feet still hurt slightly by the end of the day). What can I say, this dress, this whole ensemble rather, is my absolute favorite; and I would be hard pressed to find or make another that I could like as much.
Mom and Dad’s ensembles: Huzzah! Mom and Dad debut on the blog! 😀 I am pretty sure that they enjoyed the weekend just as much as we girls did, though in very different ways. Mom was dressed up in her beautiful 1940s house dress, decked out in frills, tulip pockets, and salon perfect victory rolls. For this year’s event, the town’s modern hair salon turned 1940’s, and so there were more than a dozen ladies who had their hair done for the event on Saturday. She looks just swell, don’t you think?
And handsome Dad is dressed head to toe (all except for his oh so cool birthday gift watch) in 1940s style mens fashion. He is not one for dressing up in period correct “costume”, but he obliged us all this year, and thanks to a friend and Brigi’s deft seamstresses hands, Dad now has a properly tailored 1940s jacket. Very sleek in my opinion. 🙂
And that my dears, is what we wore on the Saturday of this year’s Remembering WWII event.
Could you pick out the different accessories?
What stood out the most?
Can we have a big round of applause for our darling parents?
Love and blessings!
Jessica, the Eldest Sister & Singer