Sunday, September 13, 2009

Vintage Grandma

The Junior Woman's Club Of Williamsburg hosts a Casino Night every year. This year's event was held last night at New Town Bank. Sadly my husband is off working a "go live" in Florida so I put on my "big girl panties" and I attended on my own - I had donated a basket of Arbonne's SeaSource Detox Spa products to the Silent Auction. All procedes are being used to support the Rita Welsh Literacy Foundation. I even had a good time. I saw several woman I hadn't seen in a while and it was great to speak to them face to face and reconnect. I managed to introduce myself to a few new ladies. I think I did okay even though social settings aren't "my thing."

But I wanted to share what I wore (isn't that really the point anyway? *wink*) My husband's grandmother wore this dress to her 25th Wedding Anniversary Party and she gave it to me some 5 years ago. I had intended to wear it on a cruise I was supposed to go on with my husband's grandparents, parents and sister but I wasn't able to get on the ship because of my son's green card and immigration papers. (long ridiculous story about denying a 1 year old reentry into the United States of America.) I bought the shoes and necklace then too...

The ENTIRE dress is beaded. It needs repair but it is still amazing -

6 comments:

Amo said...

Beautiful dress and necklace! I love vintage clothing and jewelry. I bet you looked stunning.

Social events really aren't my thing, either. If I have to go to one, my husband is getting dragged along whether he wants to or not. Good for you for going it alone while he was out of town!

shraddha/april@theselfloveproject said...

absolutely lovey!!

great choice!

i am going for my cousin's wedding to india in nov..i need to get my clothes etc ready

FoxyMoron said...

Love the dress and the shoes! I bet you look gorgeous in them, and how nice to have that handed down in the family. Sorry I'm chuckling here to think of a dress my Gran would have handed down to me. I would have had to dye my hair blue or something.

Melissa said...

The dress is stunning - I love vintage stuff like that. The necklace and shoes are amazing too! :)

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Meg said...

How did I miss this? That dress is stunning!