Monday, April 5, 2010

Playing Dress-Up


Yesterday after church, while changing out of my fancier clothes, I decided to play a bit of dress-up if you will. It was all spurred by the impromptu hair do that I did. I wanted to get my hair out of my face so it wouldn't be in the way, and I thought that that was as good as time as any to try to achieve the Betty Grable hair do that she was most famous for in her pin-up shot. It was really simple. I just took bobbie pins and pinned all the hair at the top of my head. I really love this style and now that I know I can achieve it with semi-perfection, I will be doing it a lot more.

So, taking my inspiration from my hair and the numerous early Betty Grable films I have been watching for a class this semester, I sorta tried to channel Betty Grable with this look. Definitely more of an inspiration than a direct look. Anyways, I'm loving how it all came out...especially since I got to wear one of my favorite pairs of vintage summer shoes! They are for sure pin-up style shoes with a 3.5 inch heel and mock snake skin. One of my many eBay finds!

Hope you're having a marvelous Monday!

Emily


OUTFIT DETAILS
Dress: Estate Sale
Shoes: eBay
Pin: Was my Grandma's -- I should have posted a closer picture, it's a heart with an arrow through it with different colored rhinestones. It's my favorite pin.

8 comments:

Heidi Ann said...

Simply put: You look marvelous!!

Brittany_Va-Voom Vintage said...

I love this outfit! As soon as I saw the pictures, before I read the post, I thought "Betty Grable!" This dress reminds me of the brown and white one she wore in "pin-up girl" You look fabulous!
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Miss Emmi said...

You look great! The hair is fab, can't wait till mine grows out enough to do that again!

Lemondrop Marie said...

What a lovely dress, your hair is fabulous too! Happy belated Easter to you-

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Miss CherryBubbles said...

Fabulous! Love the hairdo :)

Leilani said...

I love your hair like that, the style really suits you! The dress is great too, the cut is very chic.

BakeliteBebe said...

Wow, you look fabulous. Your dress is great and so is your hair!

seesaw designs said...

Adorable.