A friend of mine is celebrating her 60th birthday this weekend. Which isn't that out of the ordinary, but the way she's marking the occasion is kind of fun. She's rented a great and rather famous house in the Santa Monica area for the evening and everyone who's invited is coming dressed in the spirit of 1930s glamour. So we all get to dress up and have some fun.
I'm lucky enough to know of a vintage clothing store called Threads of Time in San Pedro, and a few weekends ago I went down to try on a few dresses. Man, I don't think I ever really realized how beautiful clothes could be back then. I was so taken with the three dresses I was shown, and their prices were so good, that I bought all three of them. Something about 1930s fashion has definitely struck a chord with me.
Although I'm sure a lot of people will be dressed a la Jean Harlow, I've chosen to wear more of an everyday dress, like the dresses below, only because it fits me better than the other two. And my best friend is wearing one of the others, so they'll get some use.
It'll be interesting to see the dresses at the party. And a photographer will be there to take our pictures. This might be something I end up doing for one of my birthdays myself one day.