Happy Memorial Day to all my fellow Americans!! I hope everyone enjoyed their Monday off of work, if you were among the lucky ones who were able to have a day away from the daily grind! I just want to take this chance to say a heartfelt thank you to all the U.S. servicemen around the world who are fighting or fought for this country. I am VERY proud to be an American!!!! Thanks for making our country a little safer!
Since today was all about honoring Americans, I took the chance to wear a more "patriotic" outfit. I got the white and the blue, but I am missing the red. Oh well! I do, however, have on my WWII sweethearts pin that has my name on it. I can't even tell you how excited I was to find one of these with my name on it, since Emily wasn't really among the popular names during that era. A little tip, just search "vintage (your name)" on eBay or etsy or where ever else you look for vintage online. That's how I found my pin, and for a major steal too.... $20 with shipping and handling!!! Love when that happens!!
I just want to close this post by commenting on something I read online today about us "bigger" vintage gals. I was really sad (and a bit shocked) to see a lot of hostility from other vintage loving girls who are, let's face it, skinny (IMO). I don't normally share my opinions on controversially topics because that's not what this blog is all about. I do, however, want to weigh in on this because I feel as a community, all of us who love vintage should stick together and be supportive of one another no matter if you are a size 2 or a size 22. It broke my heart to see other girls making some pretty potentially hurtful comments about bigger girls. All I want to say here is us girls with a bigger than 29 inch waist want to enjoy wearing a piece of history just as girls with smaller waists do, even if the hunt is just a bit harder for us. I really hope you can take this for what it's worth: a call to share the love! :)
Late 40s House Dress: Mother Fletchers
40s Heels: Estate Sale
Sweetheart Pin: eBay