Vintage Here, Vintage There: Mother's Day

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Mother's Day this year was pretty low key. Brett had finals looming so he had to study, Ruby got sick and was working on a few molars coming in, and I was just plain tired. Thankfully, we had beautiful weather! We let Brett study in my studio and got outside for a bit to play in our makeshift pool.

Ruby had a fever the night before but she was happy to get in that cold water and forget she was sick for awhile.

Her sun suit is from Nanna's Attic on Etsy. I saw it last week when preparing links for VH,VT and it reminded me of something I had when I was little. I think mine may have been a smock but it had a tulip on it. Mom or Grandmother, does that ring a bell? I got another vintage romper for her from the same shop that I'm hoping to use as a pattern to make some myself.

After a long day of relaxing Brett took a study break and we headed downtown for some iced coffee. I decided we should take advantage of the change of scenery for this week's VH,VT. Springfield, you have some great alleys.

Mother's Day VH, VT
This is a dress I got from Red Velvet last year and wore earlier in the year on a bowling trip. I realized after we left the house that I was wearing the wrong bra with this dress so it looks a little busty! HA!

Mother's Day VH,VT
I'm wearing: Vintage dress, Red Velvet. Belt, thrifted. Shoes, Target. Vintage scarf, thrifted. Sunglasses, ModCloth.

Mother's Day VH, VT
While Brett was taking photos of me, the littlest one was sneaking drinks from my iced coffee. Naughty, naughty.

Naughty, Naughty!
Sebastian, Mother's Day
Sebastian was pretending to be Spiderman and loved being in those back alleys! Ruby chased birds and tried to climb some loft dweller's back stairs.

Little Legs
Ruby's wearing: Summer smock gifted from 3RingCircus. Bloomers, thrifted. Vintage Minnetonka moccasins, thrifted. Heather of 3RingCircus is a sweet online friend and sent this and another pretty embroidered top that her daughter, Penelope, had outgrown. Thanks, Heather! We love them.

Mother's Day
I'm so thankful to be their mother. So, so thankful.

I'm pretty sure every lady needs a vintage scarf in her wardrobe. Here are a few I found on Etsy: Here, here, here, here, and here.

Did you have a special Mother's Day? Did you get to wear a pretty dress? I know Rubyellen and her family had a relaxed Mother's Day weekend as well and I can't wait to see what she wore on her special day!


p.s. Thank you for your votes for the Top 25 Kids' Style Blogs! You got Smile and Wave in the top 10 and I'm so flattered and thankful!


Quiet Violet said...

Oh!!! Congrats on making the top ten! :D

Tamara said...

your blog is wonderful...you definitely deserve to be in the top 10!! congrats!

snsnsnsibility said...

Love your outfit! And the kids are adorable.

kelly ann said...

I LOVE your dress, Rachel. And oh my goodness, Ruby is seriously the cutest thing ever!

renee kristine said...

that dress is amazing! and your little lady melts my heart

skunkboycreatures said...

I'm in LOVE with your hair + outfit! Perfection!

Cait Kady said...

I totally wear different bras with different dresses or tops too. That made me laugh! Happy Mother's Day!

Gingiber said...

love the dress and Ruby's make shift pool!

Miss C said...

Oh my goodness, I just die over how cute Ms Ruby is! The third picture is just perfection!

peas and carrots said...

Just found your wonderful blog - gorgeous photos.

Kristen said...

The nice thing about Springfield alleys is that they are not scary.

Brit said...

Oh Ruby is so sweet. And that swimsuit is the cutest thing, probably ever.

Cat Cake said...

Sundress and moccasins; I love your style Ruby xx

ringmaster said...

family time is always the best way to spend a mother's day!! we are all about the hand me downs so we are happy we get to pass them along!!!


Congrats on being in the top 10!

Those alleys are a great backdrop. You look lovely in that dress!

beautifulaura said...

Haha, that coffee cup looks enormous in Ruby's hands! My husband took me out shopping for my very first Mother's Day (which was very welcome after gaining 30+ lbs during my pregnancy), and carried the baby all day, yay!

cass said...

happy belated mother's day! i love ruby's moccasins. congrats on making the top 10!!



Joyeful said...

Yeah for making it into the Top 10!! :) I love that scarf in your hair with those sunglasses! But my absolute favorite is those little pink moccasins!

Sweetest Nest said...

Penny stole my iced coffee the other day too! Those cups are like toddler-magnets.

Amy said...

my toddler loves starbucks drinks too! It got to the point that I only go by myself (so not very often anymore!)He calls it "commee"

The Bee Hive said...

LOVE that baby girl's outfit!!! Nothing like dressing your baby girl in vintage, specifically when it's something you had as a child. I love your passion and dedication for thrifting and vintage!

Mindy Harris said...

u rock that dress.

Lauren Spencer said...

I'm not a Mommy, but I am a blogger... and I just LOVE your blog! So, here's your newest follower!