Sunday, February 8, 2015

Strawberry phosphate

lindy bop dress

Fair warning: you're going to see a lot of pink on the blog this week!  I originally intended to wear this Lindy Bop dress for my birthday back in October, but it ended up coming on my birthday, so I had to wear something else.  Luckily, it's a great Valentine's Day dress.  I love the unique cut-out detail with the peter pan collar!

lindy bop
milkshake brooch
polly pop boutique dress

This vintage milkshake brooch is one of my absolute favorites.  I stumbled across it one day on Etsy and took it as a sign that I needed to own it.  Etsy is one of my go-to resources for a lot of things, but it's especially great for finding kitschy vintage items (like novelty brooches).  I'm always on the look-out for new additions to my collection, and fortunately for my pocketbook, there are usually lots of inexpensive listings.

pink retro dress
Outfit Details
Lindy Bop dress: available here
Petticoat and belt: eBay
White heels: similar

lindy bop tuesday dress

I don't think I've mentioned that I'm in a show right now called The Hit Factory, which opened this weekend.  It's an original musical revue of sorts and has a ton of great music from the 1950s and '60s.  Revues and jukebox musicals aren't typically my favorite shows to be in, but this one has surprisingly been a lot of fun.  My friend Henry (who will eventually be featured here on my blog -- he has such a great eye and sense of style, and I've been dying to take photos with him forever) drew these awesome caricatures of the whole cast!

the hit factory
(via Henry DuRocher)
Have a great rest of your weekend and don't forget: you have until midnight (EST) tonight to enter my 2-year blogiversary giveaway!  Prizes include gift cards to Modern Pinup and Braided Bandit Vintage, plus a huge prize package of retro goodies!  You don't want to miss out, so be sure to enter here!  

xox Sammi


  1. How lovely is that poster! You're the one laughing, aren't you?

    This dress is fun- a bit sweet but a bit sassy too!

  2. Love that dress on you! Such a great shade of pink, too.
    That caricature is so awesome!

  3. Awesome poster! It reminds me of Al Hirschfield :) And of course, you look lovely as usual!

  4. Gorgeous dress! You look lovely! :)

  5. Ugh, this dress is GORGEOUSSSS on you! The color! The shape! *hearts for eyes*

  6. I really love that dress, you look amazing in it! :)

  7. Congratulations on the opening of your show! That's so exciting! It sounds like something I'd enjoy seeing.

    Also this dress is gorgeous and so cute on you. The cutout at the neckline along with the peter pan collar is wonderful. I really like your milkshake pin too. It's a great touch!

    Jamie |

  8. That is so cool Sammi - congrats! I would love to zip up the NY to see you perform :-).

    Really loving that little milkshake brooch to bits. What a find! The pop of green against that pretty pink dress is perfect! Also - what an adorable caricature of you! (you are the one laughing, right?)

  9. I love wearing pink in February too and I can't wait to see what other pink outfits are headed our way!

    That brooch is FABULOUS! I don't think I've ever seen anything like it!


  10. What a sweet dress! I love the collar and the keyhole detail, and I think your simple styling really sets it off. You look like an absolute doll. The show you're in sounds really fun, I hope you're enjoying it so far.
    Jessica, Zella Maybe

  11. Oh my word, that is one fabulous fun - and very pretty - pink frock. Seeing it reminded me of a cute little personal tradition of have wherein every year for my birthday, I pain my finger and/or toe nails neon pink. I started doing it at least half my lifetime ago now and love how it reminds me of my neon filled 80s/90s childhood.

    ♥ Jessica

  12. This dress is so perfect on you. I love that coral shade of pink! I'm also happy you have at least one milkshake pin ;). It's nice to hear you're having fun with this show, I wish I could go and see it!

  13. So extremely cute! I adore the colour of this dress, just perfect. Your poor little feet must be cold though, well done you. ;) x


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