Friday, February 27, 2009

I'm not the only one wearing vintage...

Finding 1950's vintage boys clothes is pretty hard, but I have plenty of 1970's. I picked up this Heath Tex shirt last week, it reads "Little Cowboy".

I still can't seem to make heads or tails of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission's ban on the sale of used children's clothing. I can't imagine a world were I can't thrift shop for my little guy. I was hoping to add the kids vintage that I have been hoarding to my ebay shop but I am waiting to see how the cards fall.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Vintage Hockey Sweater for the Blackhawks Game

On Sunday the whole family went to the Blackhawks game. We have season tickets but thanks to jr.'s schedule we haven't made too many this year.

Having committed to dressing better I decided not to wear jeans and a jersey and instead put on a shirtwaist dress and a Mary Maxim knit hockey sweater. Unfortunately, the picture definitely isn't one of our best shots and you can't see the dress at all, but I thought I would share it here anyway.

I like vintage Mary Maxim graph knitting patterns but I LOVE it when I can find them already knit up. I believe this one was meant for a child since it is quite slim fitting, but that is what I like about it.

Sunday was a special occasion, one of Sean's favorite players of all time, Bob Probert, was signing autographs. He was a great goon and is ranked 4th overall for penalty minutes. Only one item could be signed per person, Sean brought his jersey, I brought William's Levi's jean jacket and I just grabbed a random jersey for myself. Just before it was our turn, a 20-something guy came up to the line and was trying to get the people in front of us to take his jersey to be autographed. They all refused because of the item limit, but I had the guts to ask "What's it worth to you?" A few moments later he had a dedicated, autographed jersey and I have enough cash to get my hair done and my eyebrows waxed!


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Dreaming of Summer....

Chicago got hit with more snow last night, as I type and sip tea Sean is shoveling all the walkways.

Summer just can't come fast enough! Yesterday I spent time photographing vintage swimsuits. I hoped it would put me in a better mood, but I think it actually did the opposite. Auctiva has been acting strangely and until it improves I'll leave you with what just may be my favorite swimuit of all time, which I have listed on ebay. Made by Cole of California, it is absolutely dripping with fringe.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Little Introduction

As a very wise woman once said (Laura from Project Runway to be exact), “It is a slippery slope to sweatpants and a mini-van.” Thankfully, I have not yet made it to the bottom of that slope, but I can see it clearly from my kitchen window.

So what does a girl do when, after years of priding herself on her minty vintage frocks & Lucite box purses finds herself in jeans with a diaper bag over one shoulder and baby in tow?
Hence the name, BombshellShocked. I believe it a fitting name for a formerly cute rockabilly girl who looked in the mirror one morning and couldn’t figure out what the hell happened to her fashion sense.

Although the era of the 1950’s glorified motherhood, it did not embrace breastfeeding and clothing was not based upon comfort. I am determined to combine the rockabilly style with ease of movement, breast accessibility, and the ability to get fully dressed within my toddler’s attention span. It isn’t easy, but isn’t impossible either.

Yes, ladies, I am determined to have it all!