My hubby and I love classic car shows and this weekend we attended one of our favorite shows in Sebastopol, CA that benefits the local senior center. The dilemma of finding that perfect car show outfit is real so when Pinup Girl Clothing launched their 2018 Viva Las Vegas collection in collaboration with artist Derek Yaniger (tiki, shag art, atomic, mid-century modern) this past Spring I was really excited!!
One of my most favorite times of the year is when summer starts and car show season is in full swing. Thinking up outfits to wear and how to style them is so much fun. I like to keep it classic with retro polka dots and sweet red cherries. Polka dots by far are my first choice for classic car shows as they are so fun, cheerful, and easy to style and really pop in photos.
Here are some pics from two recent car show my hubby and I attended. In the first group I decided to wear my Hell Bunny Mariam swing dress in aqua blue polka dots. The dress is a halter style so you can tie it to your comfort. I ordered the dress in a 2XL to fit my full bust and it is roomy and I was not squished at all. The Mariam is a longer dress so I also added a longer petticoat for some flair. The dress is incredibly comfortable and has elastic in the back so again, it can stretch to accommodate your figure and the skirt is amazing… a very full circle skirt!! The color too is beautiful in aqua blue. It also comes in many other colors. The dress is a bit va-va-va-voomy too! I received so many compliments.
The day was a bit cool (surprisingly as we recently had a heat wave) so I thought a pop of red would be nice by adding a cardigan, belt and my vintage purse and red hair scarf. The car show itself is to benefit the local senior center but has a turn out of over 200 cars!! In these pics above you see my favorites that include: 1959 Cadillac Coupe Deville (those fabulous taillights) VW Bus, Thunderbird, and a 1956 Buick Stations Wagon.
The next group of pics is from the recent Peggy Sue 2017 Classic Car Show. This show is a big one!! It was our second time attending the show. There is also a big cruise in downtown with all the cars once the show is over. The weather again was a little cool (last year we almost got a heatstroke at the show). I had a tough time deciding what to wear to Peggy Sue. I opted for my favorite Cherry dress from Pinup Girl Clothing called the Molly. This dress is also one of my very first Pinup dresses so it is very sentimental to me. And, since cherries are red, I had to pair it with my red cardigan, red necklace, red purse and red hair scarf. This dress too is a bit longer but has a va-va-va-voomy neckline with some adjustable straps so you can wear it as high or low as you like. I wear all my Pinup Girl Clothing dresses in 2XL and the dress fits exactly to measurements. The little red bow on the dress is such a darling touch too!!
This show is a lot of fun. People are super friendly and it didn’t take long at all (we just walked in and started walking down a row) when several people came rushing over to us for to take pictures and have us pose with their cars. Non-stop compliments too!! It is so fun getting to meet fans and enthusiasts at these shows.
Peggy Sue also has their Pinup contest and the girls looked so pretty. I know it can be intimidating for new Pinups to enter a contest and be on stage but they were all great. And, can I say that they all had the BEST hair… I wish I had snapped some pics for you all. These girls can really do fabulous victory rolls!! The event took place at the fairgrounds this year, which was a nice change from last year as there were soft patches of grass to walk through this year and not asphalt.
We got to meet the owner of the incredible 1940s GMC completely restored fire truck. He talked us through all the love that went into making it great again. The pumps even work!! It was so fun seeing the Chevy Impalas (they have great fins and taillights too) the turquoise blue Thunderbird was gorgeous, the Chevy Belairs are always stunning, the Ford Fairlanes have so much style and the Hot Rods and Trucks, there were really so many beautiful cars!! This show is amazing!!
Next weekend is the Father’s Day car show… I have an outfit in mind… stay tuned for pictures and a full write up of that one!!
Big thank you to my hubby Gary for all the fabulous pictures!! We have so much working together on pics and at the shows.
The local classic car show was approaching and the minute I received this Heart of Haute dress in my favorite Beverly cut in the feminine Serenity pattern I knew exactly what I would be wearing. I would surely standout being ultra ladylike and pretty in this gorgeous dress.
Finding vintage inspired dresses is not always easy when you are a curvy girl with a full bust (I am a G cup). Dresses with rounded necklines in particular are not easy to fit into, as they tend to squish the bust. But, the Beverly dress far surpasses any doubts and the fit is perfection!! Heart of Haute knows how to dress a lady and their designs look fabulous on a variety of body shapes.
I paired my pretty Beverley dress with a simple pink petticoat for a bit of added flair at the car show, some comfy wedges and my parasol. The colors of the Serenity dress are incredible with Asian Phi flowers that pick up pinks, corals, and soft blush orange with a highlighted gilt gold center. You can pair this dress with pink or coral or blush and even white works well and sets off the pattern and colors perfectly. The dress has a full swing skirt and empire waist with princess seams to fit the body and hug your curves. The round collar with cute bow tie adds the perfect touch of elegance and femininity. Heart of Haute knows it’s all about the details that really set off a dress. The dress zips up the back and has a tie. I am wearing the Beverley dress in Serenity in a size 1X and I think you’ll agree that it looks stunning on me, 🙂
The day at the classic car show was a scorcher… over 90 degrees!! The Beverly dress is made of 100% cotton so it can effortlessly be worn in the hot months easily. This pretty dress is a dream in the spring and can take you through autumn and winter with the addition of a cardigan, sweet sweater or coat. I received so many compliments and posed for many pictures!! This is my second Beverly dress, as I own the Hydrangea pattern as well. I wear these beautiful dresses to work so they are perfect for work wear, dinner, and weekends. Your always well dressed, put together, and feminine wearing your Beverly dress, it is a wardrobe essential!!
Heart of Haute is a quality brand owned and operated by mother-daughter team of Teresa and Mandie Becker in California. All clothing is made in the USA and is vintage inspired. You can find dresses, skirts, tops, sweaters and accessories at this fabulous shop. Customer service is dynamite and your orders are shipped quickly and packaged with great care. Heart of Haute regularly has new items (dresses, skirts, tops, accessories) that will surely have you lusting for their latest collections and you can be confident knowing you’ll look like a gorgeous bombshell every time!!