MrB and I were invited to the Fresh Air Fund’s ’20s-themed fundraising dinner last night, so I got out the beaded ’20s-style vintage dress that I bought in 2007 and first wore in 2009.
At the party, big fake pearl strands and feather boas were given out as favors, and I added those to my outfit. When we left the dinner, planning to catch a cab, a big stretch limo pulled up. Sometimes you have to get in the big stretch limo, you know? It’s a pleasant ride AND a good photo op.
Here’s a full-length outfit photo taken post-limo.
What Wendy Wore
Dress: Vintage, from Decades (purchased in 2007, also seen in 2011)
Shoes: Plein Sud (pre-2003, seen here in 2010)
Clutch: Whiting & Davis
Hair: Julie Matos
Makeup: Tennille Neilsen
Boa and “pearls”: Party favors
Other jewelry: My own designs
It’s hard to see my curly, faux-bobbed hair against those dark backgrounds, so here is another shot of it.
I’ve been meaning to get myself some long strands of flagrantly fake pearls like ones I wore in the ’80s with one of my dad’s old white shirts and my ankle-zip Guess jeans. I had a feeling they’d look good with the black cocktail dress I last wore in 1989.
I rediscovered the dress in my parents’ house this May and managed to squeeze into it.
Jean from Ghost Tailor let the dress out at the top so it fits perfectly. All it needed was the right ’80s-worthy accessories. I already had the boots I wanted to wear with it and I figured the party-favor pearls would finish it off nicely, so I did a quick change when I got home to see how it all looked.
Hookerific! I love it. If the Fresh Air Fund has an ’80s-themed party next year, I’m good to go.
The Fresh Air Fund — founded in 1877 — is an inspiring organization that sends city kids to free summer camps and out-of-town host families so they can experience the outdoors. It’s a life-changing opportunity for both the children and families who participate. Find out about donating and hosting here.