Monday, January 26, 2009

Tales of a shoe hoarder, Espisode Ten~ Let's go to the hop!

Girls... is there anyone out there that doesn't have or once had a pair of Keds? Hmmm??


I recently found these beauties~ looked like they had never been worn. Leather Keds for only $2.99 at the consignment shop. Just in time for a sock hop!

My client/friend invited us to a sock hop in honor of her 56th birthday. It was fun! The sad part is that we only got 2 pictures there, when my batteries died. Yep. I know. Blogger's worst nightmare. But had you been tagging along you would've seen all the great food and lots of twistin' goin' on! Everyone was in costume. I really enjoyed seeing the kids dressed up.


So, unfortunately we have no pics from the party action, or the birthday girl! But we do have some black and whites taken in a photo booth there, and a few from when we got home.


Here's the only pic from the party, Nova's first ice cream soda!



Here's what my little rebel wore~

Here's our black and white picture booth shots. I look like a total goof in some of these, but you know how those photo booth pics can be, lol!

Kevin wore a 50's style "bowling shirt" and jacket, rolled up jeans, and saddle shoes.



I'm all for poodle skirts, but I prefer pussy cats! My skirt and blouse are vintage 50's. I tacked on the kitty. The skirt is made of a fine wale courduroy, I love the texture... you can see it in the shoe pics. Thank goodness for wide 50's belts because after gaining my Thanksgiving/Christmas seven, this skirt was not zipping up all the way, lol!






I'm sporting faux bangs, black liquid eyeliner, and vintagey lips in Revlon's Cherries In the Snow. (which by the time these pics were taken it had probably worn off a bit!)

Musn't forget the high curled ponytail, complete with ribbon!


Closeup of eyelet blouse~
And lastly, here I am with Elvis and a friend at a work party back in 2005. Had to show you my pink crinoline! And look.... there's my saddle shoes!



Happy Birthday Andrea!

18 comments:

Lady-in-the-Making said...

Oh how fun!!! I love the black and white photos! You look like you just stepped out of the 1950's!

Gorgeous, as always, Nikki!

Liz said...

You look GREAT! You guys have so much fun no matter what. I love it.

Faux bangs? Really? I never! : )

Love the kitty on the skirt to! She's perfect!

~Liz

Berlin Deluxxe said...

<3 the skirt!

Queenie~ said...

Oh look at you...so pretty...I love the outfit and the keds (what a deal!)...I loved keds shoes and wore the bo bo version in the late 1980's and early 1990's. The kitty you added to that skirt is perfect. I think I'd like a kitty instead of a poodle too.
Look at Nova's sporty little self...the hair is precious. He's so cute! I bet y'all had a fun time....those are such sweet black and white photos of you and your family...you all made a wonderful memory. The music choice for this post is great too...you are always so much fun girl!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a great party! Faux bangs~who knew!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

You brought some memories back with this cute post, Nikki!

I came by to let you know about a tablescape at Miss Janice's. Today is Tablescape Tuesday. You will love Miss Janice's post at Etiquette with Miss Janice. I promise, you will not be disappointed, not one bit!! She's on my sidebar.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Nikki,
How incredibly fun! YOu look great (as always) and I think the b&w pics are so cute! So, what did Nova think of the ice cream soda?

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Nikki! Looks like you had a great time at THE HOP!! We had that same themed party for my daughter when she was 11 at an old-timey soda fountain in our little quaint downtown! Tons of fun. Your little son is just toooo adorable!

I left an award for you on my blog post today!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Justine said...

OMG, could you look any cuter? Loved everything about that outfit, and Nova looked like such a little stud. His hair was awesome!

Justine :o )

Rose Haven said...

Love the skirt!!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a fun post! You look so cute, love that pink petticoat! I think we called them "crinalins" back then (don't remember how to spell it.) Nova sure looks the part too, such a cutie! Your kitty skirt is great! You could probably sell those!

Katherine

TattingChic said...

It looks like you had a BLAST!!! What a fun idea for a party. I love 50's style. I have a pink felt poodle skirt that I LOVE! You looked darling all gussied up for the sock hop! :)

Miss Janice said...

Well fiddle dee dee to you also! I love your style...you are just too cute:-)

Lallee said...

So adorable! I love the bangs. When I was in junior high white Keds were THE shoes to wear to school. However, if they were slightly dirty and had a hole where the big toe is, then they were even more cool. Kids with holey jeans had nothing on us :)

Ruby said...

Ruby waves enthusiastically: Hi Nikki!-

Nova looks adorable,love his hair also. What a sharp family! You can't go wrong with a pink crinoline.
You always inspire me just in time.
Again,thank you so much Gorgeous!

xoxo,
Ruby

La Tea Dah said...

Your entire family looks SO cute! Love the poodle skirt!

LaTeaDah

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

How fun is this! Can't believe you got those Keds so cheap! Awesome bargain hunting!

You do the most fun things!

Kady

The Ramblin' Rat said...

How cute are you?!? Looks like you had a fun time!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

-Becky