What I Wore: Rosie the Riveter

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It’s two days late, but Happy Fourth! If you can’t tell by the photos, I DRESSED UP for Independence Day. I realize that the majority of my What I Wore posts are functional outfits with links to where you can purchase them. This is not one of those kinds of posts.

Sometime this past winter, Chesh and I were at the Goodwill and I came across this dress. I pulled it off the rack and checked the size. Cheshire suggested I try it on, so I did and twirled around the changing room for a while before deciding what the heck. This dress makes me look like a diner waitress from the 50’s and only later occurred to me how much I looked like Rosie the Riveter in it.

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The dress is a beautiful dark royal blue that goes past my knees and buttons up the front. It had loops for a belt but no belt, so while I twirled in the dressing room, Chesh ran to find me a red belt. The shoes I already owned (another great Goodwill find) and the pearl earrings and necklace I’d already had in my jewelry collection for quite a while. The rest of the look was just a red bandanna, way too many bobby pins, and bright red lipstick.

I wore this ensemble for the 4th of July and got so many compliments in it. I was a little worried that I’d melt (considering it’s summer), but there was a nice breeze that kept me cool. On the way home, Chesh and I passed this gorgeous red barn and stopped to take some pictures. As you can see, they turned out really well.

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We met up in the park later to watch fireworks over the lake, and caught some great photos of us in our red, white, and blue 50’s dresses. I even got a picture with Cheshire, which is a rarity. Don’t we look adorable!!

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