Happy Fourth of July to my fellow Americans!!
And happy random Thursday to my international followers!! :-)
I love the red, white, and blue posts popping up throughout the blogosphere right now, but I'm celebrating Independence Day with pink this year!
This dress is one of my favorites and you may remember it from my Sunday Snag post "Easter Basket Miracle". Well, it apparently took me until the next holiday to do an outfit post, but here it is! Isn't it just darling?! You can get the full info here, but just look at these details! Tiny open stitch-work along the bust, sleeves, and pockets, scooped neckline to bow accent, and beautiful glass buttons with gold sunbursts. Plus, it's bubblegum pink, so there's that.
The dress is a lightweight cotton which is perfect for being outdoors at a picnic on this 4th of July weekend. Plenty of napkins ready to BBQ-sauce-disaster proof my dress of course!
The dress was missing its original belt, so I had to finagle an alternative. I had a woven modern belt that I rarely used, so I chopped off the buckle and sewed the belt to a vintage buckle instead. Resourcefulness FTW!
The hat was a fun find on Ebay. The peachy flowers that were originally on it had fallen off (I have them, but they came separate), so I figured I would just add flowers of my own. I LOVE daffodils, so I grabbed a few, added vintage white button centers, and a couple of long green leaves, and voila! Love it! I didn't sew them on, so I can continue to change out the floral arrangement which I'm pretty excited about as it gives this hat lots of versatility. My hair is styled in "day-after" pin-curls, which created a softer curl that I love and I went sans makeup because this dress color and the humidity brightened my cheeks and lips for me!
I get to spend my 4th with my very bestest of best friends and I'm soooo excited to chat, eat, and laugh (I never laugh so hard as when I'm with these people) my weekend away.
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend as well!!
Dress: 1940s Day Dress from Raleigh Vintage
Belt: Modern with Vintage Buckle
Hat: Ebay with Flowers Added By Me
Vintage Button Earrings: From my shop ChatterBlossom
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