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.