While sitting here I was trying to figure out what I have and what I need to get to take to Vegas in March. If I'm correct we are about 9 weeks til the Weekender. It's time to really start making sure the things I already have are clean and in wearable condition. It's also time to see what I need to get to make a complete VLV wardrobe.
Trying to figure all of this out in my head was not working so being the visual person that I am, a list had to be made. I figured the best way to go about making the list would be to list the day and event we wanted to attend and then assign a type of outfit (not the actual item, just an idea) I wanted to wear based on the event.
So here is what I've come up with so far:
Travel Day, Wristband pickup, and hopefully hit the Strip
1:00pm- VLV Fashion Show
VLV 13 Fashion Showcase
7:30pm - Burlesque Showcase and dinner
EARLY EVENING DRESS
After Hours: Dancing
FULL SKIRT DRESS and SHOES FOR DANCING
12:00pm - Pool Party
SWIMSUIT or PLAYSUIT
5:00pm - Pinup Contest/Car Show
7:00pm- Little Richard/Car Show
12:30pm - Si Cranstoun
DRESS FOR DANCING
6:30pm - Jive Contest ???? and dinner
Jive Competitionnot sure if we'll make the contest because we have to fit in dinner and I MUST see...
8:00pm - Nikki Hill
So this is just a VERY rough idea of what kinds of attire I will need. OH! And just because I say DAY DRESS, doesn't mean an actual day dress. I just mean day attire. Same for the evening. I know I need to add a few "play" clothes in there too! For instance, I need a pair of high waisted jeans or dungarees and maybe some super cute tap shorts. I have a pair of cigarette pants that I want to incorporate somehow. I've also found a couple of really cute halter tops made from 1950's patterns that I want to get. And SHOES!!! I REALLY need shoes!!! I could also use a new white crinoline...
So this is how I broke it down even more
1. Pink "summer" dress (Honey says I need to lay off the pink,but it's my signature color!!!!)
2. Pink Repro dress
3.NEED- This is where the jeans may come in
4.Red and white polka dot???
1.Black and white halter dress
Hehe! It may not make sense you anyone else, but it totally makes me feel more organized. Now I know what I already want to take and what I need to get.
It seems like a lot on paper but I plan on getting a couple of things a week until I have everything. Starting this week!! I'll be sure to post my finds! I plan on shopping while I'm there too so hopefully I'll find some cute things that I can also wear while I'm there. I also have to incorporate more repro than I wanted to only because of the time issue (as well as financial) . For every true vintage dress I take I'm going to have to take a reproduction also. For my first Viva, I'm not trying to be a total fashion plate. I'll leave that for the veterans. I just want to feel it out first so that I have a better idea of what to do for next year.
That's it for now I guess. Sorry for the rambling. I hope it wasn't too "right- brained" to understand!!!