Friday, February 24, 2012
Getting Ready for VLV 15!
Nevertheless, I am looking forward to April 5th for sure! I am now creating a packing list and in doing so, I am taking into consideration a few lessons I learned from last year.
Since last year's VLV was my first, I had NO idea what to expect and as a result, what to pack/wear. Even though I wear vintage every day and feel like I have a good grasp on what to wear for specific circumstances, I look back on a few outfits I wore and wish I could have done things differently.
For example, at the car show, I wore an ill-fitting, yellow cotton Old Navy peasant top with a 40s gingham skirt. The skirt was fine but the top (seen in the picture above) was too big and made me look frumpy. As I walked around the rows of cars, I felt my look was lackluster in comparison to the other girls. Their looks whether it was sexy cheetah print wiggle dress-hotness or 50s sun top and shorts-clad cuteness, I just wanted to change!!
But, this year, I plan to wear this 50s cotton-blend sarong dress I bought on Etsy for this year's car show:
This dress embodies the perfect fusion of vintage purist meets figure-flattering excellence!
In the evening, my circle dresses were appropriate but as I looked at the gals in their satin and sequin dresses, I felt a desire to spice up my wardrobe. Sure, my look was fine but I wanted more than "fine." I wanted "wow factor!!" So, this year I bought this beauty:
When it came to shoes, I played it safe. I wore a lot of black shoes at night and wedges during the day but I left behind the epitome of vintage-awesomeness in my closet! My silver Polly of California shoes:
Speaking of rolled jeans, I just ordered these blue denim pedal pushers from Freddies of Pinewood!
During the day at VLV, I plan to do a little shopping on the Strip (hello, MAC Pro Store and Sephora!) and visit the Neon Museum. So, if the weather is sunny and warm, I am going to wear sundresses like this one I bought in January:
I plan to go to Frankie's this year for sure and if I am going to sip on tiki drinks, I am going to do it in vintage tiki style:
In conclusion, I am going to have fun with my wardrobe and have fun at VLV! Regardless of clothing, the intent of VLV is to dance, meet other rockabillys, enjoy a few drinks, see the sights in Vegas, dance some more, shop the vendors, take in the auto show, and JUST HAVE FUN!
So, are you going?