birthday date night





heavenly 50s blue and white swiss dot dress with applique 3D flowers, pearl beads, and rhinestones: Costume Party, San Francisco (last worn here)
50s crinoline: Moon Zoom Vintage, San Jose
white heels: MIA via Bunny’s Shoes, Santa Cruz
50s wicker parasol purse: ebay
vintage mother of pearl bangle: ebay
mother of pearl ring: Laurel’s Bench

This is what I wore last night for my birthday date night with Ben.  We went out to sushi and then saw Johnny Taylor, Ngaio Bealum, Mike Drucker and Brian Posehn at the Sacramento Punch Line.  There were a lot of laughs.  It was a great night and it was really nice to see some of my comedy buddies.

I trimmed my bangs myself yesterday.  I’m saving my pennies and waiting for the day I can get an actual professional hair cut.  I’m getting tired of putting my hair up all the time.  I know I shouldn’t cut my own hair, but I always end up making that mistake over and over again.  Oh to have expendable income to afford nice salon visits!  LE SIGH.   I’ll probably spend my weekend scheming on how to make some more bucks (ie adding more vintage to the shop).  What will you be up to?



  1. Hannah

    The dress is gorgeous! I always cut my own hair, cannot afford hairdresser nor do I trust em hah xx

  2. Franca

    Gorgeous! Happy birthday!


    Soooooooooooooo pretty, ahhhhhhhhhhhh

  4. Charmaine

    Whoa, babe alert! Great dress, I love how you’ve styled it.

  5. Victoria / Justice Pirate

    Your hair looks beautiful no matter what. What a great dress too!!

  6. Helga

    That’s the sweetest birthday night outfit.I hope you got well and truly treated and ravished!

  7. Jessica Cangiano

    You are radiantly beautiful! Blue (in all the shades I’ve seen you sport so far) is really an amazing colour on you, dear gal.

    ♥ Jessica

  8. Miss Tallulah Porkchop

    MVN, are we zodiac twins? Yippee. I cannot of anyone more fabulous to share my b’day with. I hope you had a divine one. You are 29? Honey, I turned 38! *screams* 38! And I am so far behind in the achievement arena…

    I haven’t seen a post from you in AGES! You are on my public blog roll but not on my private reading list. :/ Anyhow, I have re-added as you have one of the best vintage dress collections out.

    Mwah, now must go, I have a lot of catching up to do.


  9. wardrobe experience

    adorable dress …

  10. Kathleen Lisson

    You look beautiful! Happy birthday!

  11. kelly-Marie

    So beautiful and that bags back to tease me. 😉 I hope you had a lovely Birthday Mary, it sounds like you did. xxx

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