Friday, November 07, 2008

Tales of a shoe hoarder~ episode seven, and PINK SATURDAY episode twelve!

Happy Pink Saturday! Today I'm sharing a pair of 40's inspired pink faux suede pumps. They are made by Wild Diva. I bought them on eBay, I think they were around $12.99. I like to wear them with my favorite vintage late 30's to 40's dress.

Look past my incredibly goofy mug to see the scrumptious pleated organdy trim; edged in blue! I adore this floral fabric. I also like that this dress zips up the front.

This dress was old store stock, with the original price tag attached. $2.99! I think I paid close to that as well, I was VERY lucky. I still can't believe I won this dress for such a low bid. But that was years ago, vintage attire has really shot up on the bay lately!

I've worn this quite a bit, but most recently to a WONDERFUL occasion that is way overdue on my blog broadcast!

I wore it to meet the lovely Becca of Bluebirds and Roses! And what color did she wear do you think? PINK, of course! I have been internet friends with Becca for about 6 years now, and it was so awesome to finally get to meet her and her son Brad. Be sure to check out her beautiful blog, much PINK to feast on there too. You will see a great clip of Brad playing in his band. Such talented young men! And Becca is just as wonderful as you'd expect her to be!

She has recently started a Christmas blog as well, and you're sure to enjoy it.

Here is a photo of Brad and I. Doesn't he look suave in his pin striped suit?

He and little Nova got along swell.


We ate at The Old Spaghetti Factory in St. Louis. The atmoshpere is great there. Lots of antiques and old light fixtures. HPIM3473

For Brad, the atmoshere was exceptionally great that night; as a girl's sports team was dining next to us. He and Kevin joked about that quite a bit!

Another event I've worn this ensemble to was A Walk Back In Time last September. A few posts back I told about wearing Scarlett's blue portrait dress another year. They hold WWII, old west, Civil War, and Revolutionary War reenactments. My favorite is the shoot out at the OK Corral.
Here is a photo taken during one of the WWII episodes~

And yours truly in front of the tanks!

I leave you with one more photo, SO sweet! This was taken last weekend. We went out for a drive to look at the fall scenery~ and stopped to smell the roses!
Stopping to smell the roses in Augusta
Have a perfect Pink Saturday everyone! Please visit our host Beverly at
How Sweet the Sound for MORE PINK!


Lochlanina said...

Happy Pink Saturday.
What fun! "Period" clothing always looks so much better and more feminine than the modern t-shirt and jeans or sweatsuit.
... and the little one with the roses, So Sweet.

One Shabby Old House said...

You always have the most interesting blog posts. Love the dress and love all the details that you share.
Happy PS
PS...what do you do to make your pictures so large?

Anonymous said...

Neat Pink Saturday post, Nikki.

That photo of Nova and the roses is frame worthy. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Okay my girlie friend. How'd you do your hair in the tank pics. Spill! Which Youtube id do I pull up. I am so getting into vintage hair. Too bad there isn't vintage size 20 clothes!

Glennis said...

Oh, wow, you look fabulous. That dress is wonderful. The photo of you in front of the tank could be from a real period photo album!

Missy Wertz said...

What a fun pink post! Happy Pink Saturday!

Dee Light said...

What wonderful pink shoes, and oh that dress is just wonderful!! Happy Pink Saturday.

Kim said...

Nikki.. You look fabulous dressed up in that lovely vintage pink and blue dress and those pink suede pumps are too die for!! It's almost like time jumped backwards and you stepped out of a vintage 30/40's catalog. What fun to dress up in such beautiful vintage clothes. Happy Pink Saturday!

Unknown said...

You really look beautiful in that period clothing. I love that era too, I loved the way women dressed. I was just watching the movie Holiday with Bing Crosby last night, and admiring how the star dressed. I love the last photo, if only we could freeze time!

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Happy Pink Saturday,



Awesome shoes, Nikki, I just love them. So nice that you got to meet a blog friend! And what a beautiful venue for the get-together. :o)

That Crazy Ajumma said...

The dress is fab Nikki!
I love the shoes but they would break my ankles(weak as they are).
I especially love the picture of Nova smelling the flowers...utterly adorable.
Happy PS!

Anonymous said...

What perfect vintage clothing. You wear them so well! Love the shoes! Happy Pink Saturday!

Harbor Hon said...

Wow! You are an old soul, Nikki. You would have fit well at the time of WWII and in the old south. I love those shoes! The last pic of Nova smelling the roses has to be my favorite though. What a cutey he is. xxoo

Christie said...

Hey Nikki!
The pink shoes are so you girl! They are precious and so is the dress. That's wonderful that you got to meet a blogging friend....what a special day for you both...

Anonymous said...

What lovely pinks..have a great Pink Saturday and a lovely week. :)

Leslie said...

What a fun pink post! Happy Pink Saturday!

SmilingSally said...

How cute. You look like a 1940s gal. Happy Pink Saturday! Come visit.

KatCollects said...

Beautiful shoes and dress, you gotta love Ebay : ) And stopping to smell the roses is always a great idea

Sherri said...

How fun. You look like you fit right in that era. It is funny because the little town I am in had a WW II reenactment today (near veterans day every year). I love to see the ladies most of all, because they are always in the styles of the day right down to the seamed hose. You look great in that dress. Nothing better than vintage

Life on the Edge said...

What a fun Pink post! I love that vintage dress and those pink suede shoes are so pretty! How fun it must have been to go out and eat in vintage clothes. I love those pics of Nova. He always looks as though he is about to spring forth with energy! He always looks so happy!


Jaede said...

Love your pink dress and shoes and the photo of Nova with the roses, adorable!!!

Lady Katherine said...

Hi love your blog, cute shoes everywhere! Love your dress! Its so lovely! I'd love to have one. its so great! I love the picture of Scarlet O'hara on your blog! Ihave been searching for a print of Scarlet, in the blue or red dress. The fern cool. The country side photo were very relaxing. And the little boy stopping to smell the rose is darling.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I love those pink shoes! Enjoyed seeing the pictures of the dress again! Nova with the pink rose is darling!


Saucy said...

Dahhling... those shoes are to.die.for. And the dress? Where to begin? The dress. *sigh*

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I'm reading this entry, thinking "I recognize that dress"!! Then read a little further, and sure enough, it's the one you wore when Brad and I met you for dinner!! What a coincidence that you posted about this, as Brad was just saying last week how much fun it was to meet you all and that he would love to visit you again!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Nikki.

This is a wonderful post - I love everything. You look fantastic in that dress and the shoes.

The boys do look great, and the last picture is spectacular.

Rue said...

Okay... the fern is freaking me out... I don't know why, but it is LOL

YOU on the other hand are a doll in that dress :)

Katie said...

Oh so lovely - all of it - you look so pretty! Happy belated Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

I love the pics of you with the tanks. So pin-upish!