Well, I’ve been away from my blog for awhile. Been very busy with all my downsizing plans and working on my New Years’ resolution of taking more time for myself. And I am truly feeling much better (and more rested) already!
I’ve been going to more yoga classes, which definitely helps calm the mind, doing more walking and biking AND dancing! Which leads me to the reason for this post. My husband and I found out very last minute about a Valentine’s Day dance that was happening close by where a big band orchestra was playing. Since we love to swing dance to the songs of the 30s, 40s and 50s this seemed like a great way to celebrate a holiday that was all about romance. Because, I don’t know about you, but I think couples dancing is pretty romantic!
So I dove into my closet for something to wear and came up with this 1950s dress I had worn for a Christmas dance. But because of the beautiful rose print, I thought it would be perfect for Valentine’s Day.
I love the unique cut of the bodice and the cute sparkly rhinestone button accents. The fabric is a crisp cotton that has a subtle texture to it, unlike anything I’ve seen in a modern fabric.
It was pretty hot and sunny that day, up in the 80s. So I had Andrew take the pictures in the shade,. among his orchid collection. That man does love his orchids! I remember distinctly having to take down over 40 of these plants and bring them into the garage when Hurricane Matthew was on its way.
And if you’re going to a swing dance, it’s always nice to have a skirt that will twirl when you swing out!
For some touches of red in honor of the day I added a belt , vintage beaded necklace and red vintage inspired shoes by Chelsea Crew.
How about you? Did you dress up for Valentine’s Day?