As you can see he's hamming it up with a cigar he bought in Cuba two Christmases ago. To make the get-up as authentic as possible, we plastered his hair with Brillcream. He said he had to wash his hair about 5 times to get it out. I can't imagine what men's hair was like in the 50s and 60s using that stuff day in and day out.
And here's me, all decked out for a luau.
I found the vintage scarf and bag at another thrift store the same day, and I bought the dress new. But it shares something in common with vintage - it was 'Made in Canada.' Like Carpe Diem Vintage, I also went daring with red lipstick and nail polish. I had the shoes and necklace already. This outfit (with the exception of the scarf) is going to do double-duty as I am going to a conference at a Hot Springs Resort next week, and need something to wear to the banquet. I'm even going to wear the red lipstick!
CD Vintage also wanted to see the vintage coat I scored at a clothing swap in March. Here it is! Last night was kind of chilly so I wore it to the party and got many complements, even though it is really wrinkly.