Thursday, 15 August 2013

O.O.T.D: Drive Your Chevy to the Levee

With the classic car show being in town, I couldn't resist dressing up a bit for the occasion.  Add into the mix the crinoline I scored from The Lover, and you have some real swing capability! I used the crinoline to dress up an old H&M dress I've had around for ages.  Ephraim couldn't believe how much the extra floof transformed the silhouette, and people who came up to me to comment on my outfit totally thought it was vintage.  Not bad for a cheap mall find from high school days! I had originally put together the outfit with my cropped denim jacket, but it had become quite warm and we'd been walking around for a while by this time, so I ditched it.  To make up for it, I posed next to a gorgeous car.  A gorgeous car I couldn't touch.  Turns out that makes for some awkward posing, haha! This was the first time I confidantly posed for pictures in public.  By this time I had spoken to a couple sweet old ladies about my dress, and been asked if I was returning from a dance, and had been stared at by so many menonite children that it just didn't seem to matter anymore. 

The Deets:
Dress: H&M, approximately 1,000,000 years old
Crinoline: Vintage
Sandals: Saltwater Sandals
Good boyfriend thinks to get a shot of the sweet button up back.  Less-good boyfriend doesn't tell me my tag is poking out...
Bonus Boyfriend Shots!! His shirt is covered in bear heads, and I think it's amazing (and really hilarious!!)
To the lady who asked me to "do a 50's dance", I'm really sorry that I don't have any sweet moves....yet.  Here's a twirl for your trouble.

--Erin

8 comments:

  1. That car and that dress, I don't know which I love more. Actually I think my favourite bit is that twirl. You look amazing, the silhouette of that dress is fantastic and I love the buttons on the back. That red lipstick is gorgeous on you too. Ok, I'm gonna stop gushing, just know you look freaking fantastic xo

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    1. Thanks Alice! You made me grin like an idiot!

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  2. Loooooooove. And the buttons down the back?! I would have never guessed it was H&M. You are a stunner my dear! Whistling at you from Minneapolis. ;)

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    1. I was so shocked to find something like this in H&M! They even released the same style in cheetah print a year or two later, which I sadly did not add to my closet

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  3. I love classic cars! How awkward that you were asked to do a dance! I wouldn't know what to do haha!

    Becky
    xx

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    1. I told her I might consider it once I was properly refreshed (it was hot, I was drinking a diet coke, hah)

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  4. What a fine lookin couple! I totally thought this was vintage too- great find. You are a hottie and that car should belong to you.

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