Hey dearies! This weekend went smoothly. Though I don't think that I have mentioned on here, (oddly enough) we have been practicing in our Grandmother's bell choir the past month to participate in a small group which was to perform their selected songs yesterday. You may have read through the grapevine of comments on other blogs of our slightly rare endeavor. It has been so much fun! We focused on the main notes ( with color coded bells :) ) this year, but we would love to take it a step further next year!
Our Church also had a special service this week since Christmas is just a breath away. For the past few years we have had either groups or families bring forth a 'gift' for the entire Body, whether it be to sing, play an instrument, recite a Bible passage, or even pass out goodies at the end of the service, we all have enjoyed it so very much! It is a great option for a small country Church. :) Since our family had been battling the flue and colds these last weeks, we did not have enough time to prepare for our usual singing, we will be happy if we get to follow through next week.
Despite our still recovering throats, we lasted through our leading of 'Jesus Loves Me' and made it through the actual play at our Grandparents' Church, which we also had parts in!
All to say we had a very (long) enjoyable week!
I love the slight 20's/30's look the drop-waist gives off. It is so fun to have a dress that is both modern and has a vintage vibe to it. It was amazing that just a few months (I believe) before finding this dress I had found a silk vintage drop-waist slip to wear with this, making it just a dream to wear! :)
To keep the simple pre-depression look going, I wore the shoes that we recently bought. They have a small wedge/heel and a simple Mary-jane like strap. I have a pair of more 1920's-looking heels, but I really feel that they were not *modest enough to wear with this short skirt. (*Because they are fairly tall.) Rebekah wore the shoes last week which you can view here. These are most definitely going to be a great staple for us!
One of my Mother's life long friends, out of the blue, presented me with this necklace! I took the chance to wear the beautiful piece! It was so lovely of her! Adding my pearled bobby pins (see how to make them in a link below) was a a no-brainer. :)
it stayed lovely all day with only a bit of fixing in-between. Plus I got to enjoy the curliness today! :)
Shoes, thrifted/sale, $1.40 // Tights, gifted // Slip, vintage drop-waist, thrifted, $3 // Dress, thrifted, $7 // Shrug, thrifted, $4 // Necklace, 1928 brand, gifted // Pearl bobby pins, made by me
Didn't it turn out beautifully ?! I love that she chose gold accents. And the red ribbon was ingenious!
A different blouse probably would have brought out more of the 40's flair had to offer, but hey, this is what she had! :) Sometimes it is what it is...
|Here Bekah's eyes were probably frozen shut. ;-)|
It looked perfect for the 40's feel to the rest of her outfit.
Shoes, Clark's, borrowed from Mom // Stockings, thrifted, .50 // Slip, cotton skirt, thrifted, $3 // Skirt, borrowed from Cassie, thrifted, $3 // Undershirt, thrifted, $2 // Shirt, Old Navy, thrifted, $4 // Heart Locket Necklace, $1// Ring, gift-free! // Headband, gifted
While on Pinterest a few days ago, I came across a blog that had this background. Boy was I happy when it was from 'The Cutest Blog on the Block'! Yay! A free, super cute design for the Christmas season! I adore the crowd of carolers the most! What do you think ?
What do you wear for dressy occasions ?
Have you been in any plays/choirs yet this year ?
Hope that you got a great start to your week!
the Elder Sister and Writer