Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bowling...Vintage Style

Over the weekend, Jesse and I met some friends for a fun filled night of bowling. I love bowling, although I not very good it at. I think what intrigues me the most is how "old fashioned" it is. Often times, the bowling shoes you rent have a vintage feel to them and many of the allies around here haven't done much to update their interiors.

This was my inspiration for my outfit that evening; my Grandma is on the right. I thought bowling in a dress would be much harder than it looked, but it actually turned out to be not too different from bowling in pants.

When I was in middle school, my Grandma gave me her old bowling ball and shoes set. In the late 40s she was on a bowling league (pictured above) and had hung onto her ball and shoes for all those years. Her ball is engraved with her name on it, which is my middle name. Sometime soon, I would love to get my name engraved above hers.


40s House Dress: Lost and Found Vintage

Sweater: Forever 21

40s Bowling Shoes and Scarf: Were my Grandma's

P.S. This dress is going to be going up for sale in my etsy soon. This weekend was the last time for me to wear it...there's only so much a belt can do to cinch a waist.


Katiuscia said...

i love bowling i feel back in the 50s going there!

Marie said...

You are too cute!

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Tasha said...

You look so adorable! And what a special legacy and connection with your grandmother through bowling. :)

The Cookbook Junkie said...

Only about 10-15 years ago, my mom bowled in a league at a bar/bowling alley where they only had one or two lanes and needed pinboys to set the pins! As much as I love vintage, when it comes to bowling, automatic scoring is a wonderful thing.

Protector of Vintage said...

What a fun post!

DearHelenHartman said...

So happy to have found your blog! You look adorable and the b&w photo is just great.

Mouse in a Blouse said...

I bet you were the best dressed bowler in the alley- that dress is adorable! Your post totally makes me want to go out bowling!

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

I always wear dresses when bowling now, it's actually easier to move in one!

Based on my estate sale finds it seems like EVERYONE was on a bowling league in the 1940s/50s. I love how everyone had their own balls & shoes. You're lucky you inherited your grandma's and that you have the same shoe size.

BaronessVonVintage said...

now that's some stylish bowling garb!! LOVED the pictures of your grandmother, too.

Mrs Amber Apple said...

You look adorable!!

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