Many of you have heard me talk about buying items at a vintage fashion show. Have you ever wondered, exactly what is a vintage fashion show? My mother, and her friend Donna, have been having vintage fashion shows for many, many years. I can’t even remember when they started. Donna owns a antique market in the town that I grew up in, and mom has a booth in her store. They came up with the idea of having a vintage fashion show to highlight items in the store. The formula has changed slightly over the years, but the one thing that hasn’t changed is the fun!I wish I could wear the vintage clothing, it is so feminine. Women always wore dresses, and you talk about accessorizing! Hats, gloves, purses, and lots of jewelry. But, I am not the size of most vintage clothing, so I stick with the jewelry, hats, and purses. Insert whining here. Haha Sorry for the grainy picture, this was from someone’s cell phone years ago. I found this dress at Goodwill while we were in Richmond, Virginia for a GFWC Virginia Woman’s Club Conference. I wore it that night for dinner, and everyone loved it. My best friends, Sandy and Bertha, and I are heading south to visit my mom this weekend. There will be a little visiting, mostly she is a task master wanting free labor for her vintage fashion show. You should see how mad she gets if we go shopping, and she thinks we won’t get our jobs done in time. Which, by the way, has never happened. I may take the green dress with me to Tennessee and wear it for the show. If it will fit, that is.This is my one of my gorgeous daughter-in-laws. I will say one thing about my boys, they know how to pick beautiful women. This was a vintage fashion show from several years ago. Can you believe this woman has had three children?This is from the same show. I love this picture, it shows the true glamour of the era. I loved that peach boa, but I did not come home with it.This is my other daughter-in-law at a vintage fashion show about 3 years ago. How cute is she in this dress? Notice the little brooch pinned to the dress, and even the gloves have a little matching flower. Vintage style clothing is very in style. The 60’s and 70’s looks are in the stores everywhere. Here is a 60’s dress VERY similar to the black & white one I have on in the first picture. I really like this dress, in the red. I might even order it to wear to the next vintage show we are having in April. I like this one too, which one do you think would look the best?Can you believe this vintage bathing suit and bathing cap? She looks so cute in everything, this suit and cap sold instantly. You never know what you will see at these shows. Vintage bathing suits are very popular. Remember Taylor Swift wearing her polka dot one? Here, here, here, are ones that I would wear, or wish I could wear, and here is a plus size one that I love the style on. The cobalt blue is gorgeous!Here is a look at some of the tables from previous shows. I might have come home with a couple of these pieces. You can find vintage style jewelry in stores. But I will warn you, the jewelry you find in the stores will not be the same quality of the actual vintage pieces. The stones are not as brilliant, and the craftsmanship is lacking. If you buy vintage, there are some drawbacks as well. These pieces are old and used, so you have to look for missing stones, and the strings that the beads are strung with might be thin. I have had several necklaces break while I was wearing them. Here is a vintage “style” flapper bead necklace. Stella & Dot and Chloe & Isabel even have their version of vintage jewelry and it is beautiful. S & D’s art deco jewelry is called Casablanca, here is their bracelet, earrings, and their necklace is not on their site, so here it is on Ebay. C & I art deco jewelry is beautiful too, here is their bracelet, earrings, and necklace.I KNOW I came home with some of these things. HahaThe best thing about going to the Vintage Fashion Show’s is having my best friends come with me. Sandy is in red, and Bertha is in zebra stripes. This pretty much sums up their personalities. Vibrant and crazy. LOL!!! Hopefully we will get a few shots of us at this show, but we get so busy we usually forget to snap a photo. But you can bet, I will be making them do some posing for me while we are in Tennessee. So be on the lookout for their next guest post. If you are new to my blog and have not already seen their guest posts, go here and here.
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