WW II military camp (!)

Saturday after a fantastic extra special photoshoot with Fab Gabs, Sam and I headed to Astoria Oregon for a little anniversary weekend at my brothers beach house. Sunday after a lazy morning and yummy breakfast, we drove to Fort Stevens for a WWII living history event, which I of course was super excited for. Unfortunately we got there just as they started packing up!

We did manage some pictures with the awesome people participating, who were so nice. and of course, looked amazing. The event is taking place again next summer, anyone who can go, should! I know we will :)

They seemed to like the way I was dressed, just as much as I liked their outfits, I felt so at home surrounded by like minded people, even if I am pretty clueless about military history, we share a passion for preserving the past in one way or another.

The fort itself is really neat, lot's of nooks and crannies to explore, and beautiful views! If anyone is interested, you can camp nearby, and there is also a beach not too far away from where we were, pictures of that later! Check out their schedule for more living history info.

Oh, and just in case you were wondering why my hair all of a sudden looks AMAZING, it's because it was professionally styled by vintage hair expert Kristen Behlings, for the photoshoot Saturday. It was so well done it kept up all the way through Sunday, I mean, she made it look like I don't even have bangs anymore! I highly recommend her if you are looking for a vintage hairstylist in the Portland area.

Dress-handmade by me!

Shoes-Urban Eccentric Vintage

Hat and gloves-Thrifted

Coat-Honeymoon in San Francisco

Purse-Antique Warehouse, Solana Beach


Twila Jean said...

OMFG> I cant believe you got to go to that. I was reading about it and so mad I couldnt go. I am planning a special freaking trip next year as wendy said it was SUPER awesome.

Bombshell Bettie said...

oooh so cute! If these pics were a black and white I would think they were from the 40s. How fun! (I love that pic of sam and the soldier smoking together!)

art deco dame said...

Great photos!Looks like it was really neat to see.

harbourmaster said...

You have stepped out of the 40s! What an amazing setting, looks like fun was had.


Pretty pictures!!!


crazyhatman said...

Ooooooh your dress is stunning!

Unknown said...

What pretty photos, and that dress-oh!! Thanks for sharing. x


Casey said...

How neat! I've always wanted to go to one of those WWII living history events, but somehow I'm always at the opposite end of the country or have other plans for that day. ;) lol.

Your outfit is amazing! I love that coat!!

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com

Bonita said...

What fabulous pictures! I noticed your hair right away - it was gorgeous...Sam is looking handsome (or dapper!) as ever and you both looked perfect together - Looks like you had a nice weekeend away together and ended it on a wonderful note! Love your overcoast too!

A said...

Gorgeous! Looks like a wonderful time.

The Vintage Hair Chick said...

You look so lovely in that dress!

Charlotte said...

red + pink = utterly divine! One of my very favourite colour combinations (you may remember the 1953 magazine article I posted once, Rose Pink and Royal Red), but I don't have enough pink in my life. Obviously I must go shopping haha!

Love how the dress turned out - looks great - I'm jealous as usual! I'm actually about to start work on my apple dress - my first dress project with a vintage pattern. Wish me luck!

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny

PS I got your note the other day, and again, you're welcome :)

Jenni said...

Lookit how cute you two look! Your dress is fantastic! That sounds like a really cool event. I would have loved to have gone to something like that!

Anonymous said...

i love this whole outfit, especially the gloves, and WELL DONE on the beautiful can't-believe-it's-handmade dress! what a lovely spot for an afternoon and photos.
cheers, dodgy

Sara Kristiina said...

How great photos! Your photos are always so inspiring, especially your outfits.

I found that kind of jacket few days ago, I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT, but it was too big for me :(( It broke my heart.

I love your blog !


cb said...

you look flawless! I hope you frame the picture of you and sam on the train...i love that picture so CUTE!!! i feel like i have stumbled upon amazing vintage pictures! looks like you had fun!


Unknown said...

WOW! Kristen's hairstyle really did stay! That's fabulous. I'm terribly jealous that you made it to any of the WWII event, if I'd known more than one or two days in advance I'd have happily filled my car with appropriately dressed gals to go tempt the boys in uniform. Or rather, be bystanders to the event.

Crystal Lee said...
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Crystal Lee said...

really cute!

Lucky Dame said...

Your hair looks terrific! Very classy. Don't you love how you can get 2 to 3 days of style out of it????

Brittney said...

Love these photos, and your hair looks fabulous!! :)

Kir said...

Oh my goodness! I think this is my absolute favorite set of pictures you've ever posted! You look gorgeous! Your hair is amazing! That picture of you and Sam is adorable. And just everything is amazing!
I wish I lived closer to such nifty things. :)

B-b-b-etty said...

Awesome pics! Looks like you stepped out of the 40s! and your husband looks like a member of the underground movement

I whish i could find a coat like yours, it's perfect!

Erica! said...

These are some wonderful pictures!


Courtney said...

Your hair is adorable and fabulous!

It looks like an event that would have been a lot of fun to go to.

Emma said...

These photos are adorable! Looks like great fun!


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Lauryn said...

So pretty! Love the outfit!

Marjorie P. said...

What a pretty dress; you look darling in it! I love how you accessorized with red ;)

And I must try and do that with my bangs!

Marjorie P. said...

I just noticed that you made the dress. WOW! That collar is lovely! How did you make it?!

Lise H. said...

Kristen does fantastic hair. Have you ever been to AlexSandra's vintage fashion show at Tony Starlight's? We're lucky to have Kristen doing the hair for all the lucky ladies who participate!

Andi B. Goode said...

Oh wow. You look right at home (well...almost...I think you know what I mean ;]). Sounds like a really interesting event!
-Andi x

Sarsaparilla said...

You always have such amazing photographs - but you really outdid yourself this time! You look fantastic. I can imagine that all the men were in heaven. :)

Anonymous said...

Such fantastic photos! And that dress! You have a tremendous talent for these things. Beautiful!


Hello Jodi said...

Where did your fella get that cap? I want to get one for mine! Fella, that is.


Solanah said...

DBP, it's just an Old Navy brand cap he got there years ago :)