Tupney calling, and she is greatly in need of some help from her fellow vintage lovers, and any experts that have experience in attending weddings!!
***I have two weddings to attend this year, and if you ask me they are like buses! If my memory serves me correctly, which I sometimes doubt, then I have only ever been to two family weddings. One of those was when I was a tot (bridesmaid, Laura Ashley, need I say more?), and the other was in the more recent of years. So with very little experience of such an occasion I am starting to panic for more reasons than one.
Firstly, I'm not keen on large gatherings (or even small gatherings for that matter- family or not), I just don't feel comfortable, being a naturally reserved (I'm friendly enough!), retiring, and socially awkward (haha) person! And secondly, which is why I'm writing this, what on earth do I wear?
The first wedding is at the end of this month, and the second is at the end of September, so no rush eh! Well time is a ticking and I thought it best that I start having a little "what shall one wear" session!
I shall start with the outfits for the first of the weddings....
(Sorry the photo quality is rubbish- I didn't have enough energy to sort out the conservatory, and I couldn't go outside because it was/is raining!)
The first possibility, with a selection of belts, hats and shoes...
30's or early 40's navy suede/leather shoes,
40's navy felt halo type hat.
Red satin cummerbund.
1940's two-tone suede belt, with a simple 40's black beret style hat
Another change of belt ans shoes...
Maybe go without a hat? I'm not even sure how I'm going to do my hair yet- this is me four days into the set, and looking a little messy after trying on the me hats and glad rags...
A late 30's/40's turban hat is another possibility....
(Lovely hat, but it does make me look like a pixie.)
Outfit choice no 2.
Mid to late 40's costume.
I love the peplum on this!
Again, I'm hat-less....
and how it looks with the same simple felt....
Outfit Choice no. 3.
Lastly this yellow, late 40's, crepe dress,
(I think it has shrunk in the wash, as I'm sure it was longer and bigger on the shoulders- I need to get this sorted)
teamed with the same Navy Halo hat and shoes seen in the top left photo...
Also I must find a belt, so I look like I have a waist!
I have been quite conservative with my selection of hats, just so I don't look too strange to the normal folk attending the wedding (I'm not sure they could handle a 40's tilt hat- must ease them in gently).
The only other worry I have is.... what to wear over the top if it's chilly or stinky weather?
I s'pose I'll think of something nearer the deadline!!!
So Girls and Boys
what do you think?
(you can post on here or on me facebook page - that is, if you want to!)
Cheerio for now
Tickety Boo Tupney