Friday, July 31, 2009

Vintage Photo Friday



How 'bout that? A bathing beauty for my vintage photo offering. My grandma, cute as could be, in a darling swimsuit. Don'tcha wish they still made swimsuits like that? I think I've mentioned this before, but the entire time I knew my grandma, she only wore skirts and dresses. Pants, never. A swimsuit? Never. So it has been fun for me to dig through all of her earlier photos of her life long before I was ever a twinkle in anyone's eye and find so many pictures of her in pants, clamdiggers, and swimsuits! Oh, the scandal!

Really this photo is quite appropriate for the fact that I made a similar little purchase yesterday and will anxiously be watching for a package to appear on my doorstep soon. I've already blogged about my love for retro-styled swimsuits -- last year I purchased two swimsuits from the Esther Williams line, and they are my favorite items of clothing I own. I've been watching these two pieces for months, knowing that the only way I would possibly own them is if they went on sale, and voila! They finally did. So I guess it wasn't exactly a spontaneous purchase, but a very-well-thought-out-over-several-months-of-drooling-over-my-keyboard purchase. Here's hoping both pieces fit and look just as cute on little ol' me as they do in the pictures online. I'm hoping they would make my little grandma proud if she were here to see me...




It's a gamble. Either those ruffles (swoon) are going to look absolutely adorable and make me feel like a retro bathing beauty, or those ruffles are going to make the junk in the trunk appear, ahem, wider. I'm crossing my fingers for that first option...

3 comments:

dobco said...

I love the swimsuit...would never ever work for me but it is still adorable. And the photo of your grandma...how cute was she! I wonder if my grandma ever had on a swimsuit...I think...NOT!

Heather said...

Oh~!!! I LOVE the suit! That blue is darling! And Grandma sure was a hip young thing, wasnt she???? Hehehe...I just put a couple of bathing beauties in my etsy shop this afternoon! Maybe they need to come home with you ;)

Baloney said...

Too cute.
Would look horrid on me. Ends right where the thighs bulge. I need a whole lot of ruffles up top to balance out the bottom!