Friday, March 6, 2015

Dressing for Evening

Our new church runs a k-8 school and this past weekend they had their charity gala and auction. I can't say no to an excuse to get dressed up for a night out so off we went! We didn't want to lug around the big fancy camera all night so you'll have to excuse these iPhone photos.

I decided to go with the 1920s feel of my new do and try another 20s inspired look. I didn't have any 20s inspired evening attire so I pulled out this 50s dress, which is my favorite. It kind of feels like a robe de style with the fuller skirt and hip accent. Plus, I've shrunk a bit so the waist is now a bit big on me.

Add on a string of pearls and people automatically think roaring twenties. I did draw the line at the crazy fringe dress.

 I spent a lot of time on Pinterest trying to figure out what to do with my hair. I also raided my accessory stash nut no luck. So I went with a simple sparkley bobby pin. A bob is a lot like a pixie in that it goes with everything.

 I got tons of compliments all night! Everybody was dressed nicely but vintage has a way of standing out. I also wore gloves for most of the evening but we snapped these between courses at dinner and I forgot to put them back on! *facepalm*

 Part of the evening involved a silent and live auction. The bidding on most items went pretty high so we didn't bid on anything but there was a cruise raffle we entered. Alas, we didn't win that either!

We still had quite a fun evening and hope to attend next year as well!

P.S. I also wore this dress to a charity gala in Ohio. Check it out here.


  1. You look darling in the bob, but then again, you seem to pull off any hairstyle you try. You are so lucky!
    I'd been talking about cutting my hair short again and one of my complaints was that now that I don't live with sisters or girlfriends or mothers I have no one to help me put my hair up so it just gets ignored and sweet James offered to learn to style it if I didn't cut it off.

  2. That is a beautiful style and color dress - absolutely gorgeous. It is no wonder it stood out.

  3. Cute dress, I like the drop waist.

  4. You look absolutely stunning! :)

  5. How terrifically beautiful!!! This look is every bit as 20s as a fringed frock would be, yet is far more in keeping with what I'd be apt to want to wear from that decade, too. I think many folks outside of our vintage sphere forget that not everyone in that decade what a Charlestone dancing, Clara Bow-esque looking flapper by any stretch of the imagination.

    ♥ Jessica

  6. I think this is great 20s look and one that I could actually pull off maybe! I love that frock, I think the color and the shaping is just amazing and it looks stunning on you Stephanie. ❤

    bonita of Lavender & Twill