These are my current favourite broochs. The one with the gnome and toadstool was a gift from my mom back around Easter. The phrase "Viel Gluck" is German for "good luck." I quite love it! The airplane I found at a thrift store near the Air Force base near my house (March Air Reserve now), so I'm assuming it's some sort of military pin. The other one says "Elsie." I found it at the Pilgrim's Place Festival back in November. It was $8 and from the 1920's. Bri and I have always fought over who get's to name their daughter Elsie and so when I found this I figured I should get it and save it for which ever little girl that ends up being (it will probably go to Bri since I have been cursed with only ever baring sons. Long story...), but it doesn't stop me from wearing it! It's just so pretty and it's not like I'm ever going to find an Ashley pin that doesn't come from the 1980's. sigh...
Blouse- Thrifted, vintage
Shoes- BC Footwear
Snood- Red dress shoppe
As for the outfit, well it's definately one of my recent favourites. The snood is a recent purchase which I am loving. I bought three from here for $5 a piece! I have this red, a navy, and a grey. They are great for keeping my hair up during rehearsals yet still keeping with my look. If you're in the market definatley check out this shop!
I had a real short rehearsal today, but thought I had to be there all night so I stopped to pick up some dinner at the grocery store on my way to rehearsal. There was a lady working there (her name was Ginger! I love that name!) who I ended up talking with for about twenty minutes! (good thing I left for rehearsal 45 mins. early!) She was the sweetest lady who told me that when she was a teenager in the 70's she wore 40's style clothes and back then she could go into our local Goodwill and Slavation Army and find 40's dresses around every corner! What I would give! She told me that she found a 40's Girl Scouts troop leader uniform and she hemmed shorter and wore for her senior photos, and how she regrets so much dropping her look when she had kids. She kept telling me to "never lose my style!" I had the most wonderful time talking to her! She even gave me her email address so she could buy tickets to my show! It just makes me so happy to talk to these women who appreciate old things instead of the young girls (who may or may not be in my show) who find it hilarious to call me "granny" and tell me that they just love that I have the time for crocheting and sewing. Because apparently if you bring crocheting to rehearsal it means you have a ton of time on your hands...?