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Help me prepare for Dapper Day!! (Rockabilly/vintage style)
By Spiorad Comments: 2156, member since Sat Jul 22, 2006
On Sun Sep 06, 2015 08:17 AM

Dapper Day is coming up on Oct. 3. Yes, I know that it is a month away. But seeing as I have to order a few things I'd rather not wait until the last minute and risk them not getting here in time.

I am going more for a vintage Rockabilly look. This is almost exactly like the dress I made: www.google.com . . .

As of right now it has a black sash, not a red one. But I do have a red petticoat to go with it.
I'm trying to decide on a few things and that is where I need your help! A few tings to keep in mind

*This is Florida so it is very humid.
*I have long, VERY curly hair. So while I love rockabilly hairstyles, they are not friends with naturally curly hair, & due to the Florida humidity it isn't worth it to try and straighten and then re-curl.
*As usual I'm not looking to spend a LOT of money and I Need to be able to wear the articles again. (Luckily I do love this style so that is easy)Also, this is right before my birthday and so some of the items I can ask for as presents (so long as I can justify using them again)


So here are a few things I need help with:
*Shoes - www.amazon.com . . . <<< I love these and they come in both black and red. I'm trying to decide what color shoes I should get. Since the dress is black and white poka dots and the accent is a red petticoat, I'm a bit on the fence.
*Sash - The sash I currently have is black, but I could change it to red. Thoughts?
*Bag/purse - I do need one because I will have no where to put my phone/camera.
*Other accessories - Parasol/umbrella. It gets so flippen hot under the sun and I work really hard to stay pale. So I'm looking for a parasol that isn't going to wreck my look. Any other types of accessories you think would complete it (without being too much)
*Hairstyle - I know I already said I can't do a lot of the typical rockabilly styles, but I am looking for advice on some I could pull off. I will be testing them out before the actual day.

Thanks everyone! :D

3 Replies to Help me prepare for Dapper Day!! (Rockabilly/vintage style)

re: Help me prepare for Dapper Day!! (Rockabilly/vintage style)
By majeremember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 5889, member since Sat Sep 29, 2007
On Sun Sep 06, 2015 08:30 AM
I love those shoes. Black would be easier to use for other outfits. However if you keep the black sash the red shoes might be better, more of an accent.
re: Help me prepare for Dapper Day!! (Rockabilly/vintage style)
By Spiorad Comments: 2156, member since Sat Jul 22, 2006
On Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:39 PM
thanks Majere, I went with the red shoes :)

Now I'm trying to decide on what color cat eye sunglasses to get. Red or black? They're only like 7 or 8 bucks and I need a new pair anyway. there were also some white ones that were pretty. Thoughts?
re: Help me prepare for Dapper Day!! (Rockabilly/vintage style)
By majeremember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 5889, member since Sat Sep 29, 2007
On Wed Sep 16, 2015 09:13 PM
Spiorad wrote:

thanks Majere, I went with the red shoes :)

Now I'm trying to decide on what color cat eye sunglasses to get. Red or black? They're only like 7 or 8 bucks and I need a new pair anyway. there were also some white ones that were pretty. Thoughts?


Red! More fun.

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