9.02.2012

Civil War outfit

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This weekend was a big ol' Civil War re-enactment at Fort Stevens. We went last year and had a blast, and it was even better this time around! I wasn't planning on attending in full on costume, but Friday when I was shopping for something to wear with my mother, I came across this dress at Rays Ragtime and couldn't resist. It's just too perfect! It's not even a costume piece, it's a 60s housedress. Go figure. 

After finding the dress we stopped by Urban Eccentric and just happened to find a hoopskirt. I got the bonnet at the re-enactment last year and just trimmed it to match the dress. Last minute outfit success! 

Next up I'll post pics of the event, and the ever exciting tintypes! 
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27 comments:

Lessie said...

oh my god, i love this so much! i wish i could have somewhere to wear this too, you're amazing!!
xox
Lessie


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Jessica Cangiano said...

Quite frankly my dear, you look amazing! (Sorry, cheesy Gone With The Wind ref, I know.)

You do though, from top to hoopskirt bottom. No matter the decade/era, you always look so incredibly stylish, lovely, and inspiring.


♥ Jessica

Coco Kailee said...

Oh, be still my beating heart! How perfect is that dress? You're such a lucky lady! I wish they a civil war re-enactments nearby here... But I love that dress on you. The lavender/lilac color is so gorgeous. Can't wait to see pictures from the event!!!

xoxo Coco
Fancy Drew

ourdailydress said...

Trimmed the bonnet to match - that is so Little House on the Prairie. AMAZING.

Meg Eileen Carroll said...

so long and ever so wonderfully gorgeous! could have fooled me saying it was from the civil war era. can't believe you "just happened" to find this and the hoop skirt. lucky duck :D

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Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Would you call that a bonnet? I love it.

Helen said...

You have such an eye for how outfits work, it's insane! Can't believe that's a 60s housedress, it makes a perfect Civil War ensemble.

Hannah Alyse said...

Too wonderful! I'm going to Georgia and can't wait to attend a Civil War reenactment. I'm totally going to go in full costume :) You look lovely.

Evangeline Michelle said...

You look incredible dear! Your little bonnet is to die for!

Jul, Life Is A Romantic Poem said...

Oh gosh, you look beautiful, and these photos look like paintings <3 I love this.

Life is a romantic poem

LandGirl1980 said...

Outfit success INDEEDY!

Vintagesuburbia said...

Pure beauty. But now I am bitterly regretting giving away my hoop petticoat! It had been sitting up in my wardrobe for years unworn (I am Australian so we don't have civil war re-enactments!). It had to go under my 'haven't worn in 2 years, has to go' rule. But I am hoping someone beautiful like you picked it up and is wearing it. You are also channeling a bit of 'House on the Prairie' in that photo which I love. Thank you!

Trina44 said...

How cute, you really have the knack for vintage.

Amber said...

you are a beautiful vision of vintage loveliness in these pics.

Bunny Moreno said...

I love those last minute outfits miracles that happen! hehe You did a great job mamita!! xox

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Kal said...

I do declare...

justicepirate.com said...

well well! Way to make the 60s look .. . .100 years older! Gorgeous
+Victoria+

The Witchery Vintage said...

Stunningly beautiful! A true Scarlett O'Hara! xo

Teresa said...

You look amazing and what a well timed find!

I've always wondered what it's like to wear a hoop skirt… was it difficult to get around in?

Holly Hall said...

You look amazing! I have always wanted to attend a Civil War re-enactment.

Britney said...

Oh my word!! You look amazing. I want to start dressing like that every.single.day!!!

Mrs David W said...

I used to reenact with the 9th Virginia in Oregon. My favorite reenactment was always Fort Stevens. Your outfit looks lovely and perfect for the day!

Adin B said...

So stunning! :) I love the dress as well and your. :)

Adin B

Beth Wade said...

What a find! Thanks for reminding me that I need to hit up one of the WA Civil War events....someday.

Natalie said...

You look fantastic, Solanah. <33333

Jackman Clan said...

Lavender is your color! So pretty.

gi_janearng said...

My husband has been doing reenactments for a few years now. His troupe portrays what life was like for soldiers during the years prior to the Mexican-American War when they were moving Native American settlements up north to Canada. His troupe were the main advisors for most of the military scenes in the movie "North and South." Oh, the stories they tell about working with Patrick Swayze. Next year I'll be working as a laundress for the unit, provided I have made a new uniform for my husband prior to that. Priorities...lol