vintage here, vintage there: summertime

July 3, 2011

vh, vt
The girls are such hams. If you meet them, they are actually quite shy, especially that True (it will take her about 30 minutes to warm up to you and get out from hiding behind me), but when they are together at home, they are such riots. Not a shy bone in them at all.
We were about to take pictures of their outfits in our backyard (because I was kinda of stuck for backgrounds that day) and all of sudden True and Brave busted out singing “All the Single Ladies” together. Naturally, our little copycat over here, also known as Soul, had to join in. They are such silly girls and I love them to pieces, though sometimes motherhood can be maddening.
And really, how can you not smile when you see this sweet little face?!! She just makes you melt and want to squeeze and squeeze her and never let go. Even though we have another baby coming soon, Soul will always be a baby to me. She will be the baby and we will have the baby baby.
Then there is Brave’s face in this picture that is just too good and funny not to post. That girl really makes the funniest faces! Lately, she has been insisting on growing out her hair. She keeps telling me she no longer wants to cut. We will see what happens because I think short hair suits her personality perfectly.
I actually wasn’t wearing much vintage that day, except my bag, as it is getting harder to figure out what to wear with this belly. Lately, I have now been in the mood for tunic dresses and so this one I made eons ago fit the bill just right. Oh the changing moods of a hormonal pregnant woman!
Then I have been wearing my glasses because Ben accidentally threw away my years supply of contact lenses that had just came in. Oh me oh my! I finally ordered another supply, but I really hate throwing money away like that. Note to self, do not leave my box of lenses near the trash. Seriously.
I was totally in love with Rachel’s shoes in this outfit and so badly wanted to order it, but I decided that decision wouldn’t have been wise, no matter how much I coveted it. Then one night, baby sister and I were at Urban Outfitters killing some time until meeting my parents and other sister (and bridesmaids) for dinner and I saw these shoes on sale for 20 buckaroos! It was in my size and perfect because I had a gift card, so you betcha I scooped those up for myself right away. I still love the modcloth ones, but these do just fine. I seriously have an addiction to wooden soled, cloggish kinda shoes.
My choice bag for the summer is a vintage straw market bag and I really have the messiest bag ever! Inside are lots of O’s and cracker bits swimming around. I am a toss in and go kind of gal, so my bags are never neat.
on me: dress, made by me. shoes, urban outfitters. bag, vintage via ms. tips.
on true: dress, vintage (thrifted). shoes, soda.
on brave: shirt, misha lulu. skirt, vintage. shoes, saltwaters.
on soul: dress, made by me. cameo clip, made by me (more here). sandals, vintage.
What is your choice bag for the summer? Please do share links of your bag and outfit.
Don’t forget to head “over there” and admire Rachel’s colorful dress (and I happen to just find a little girl one today at a vintage shop and now I am so coveting one for myself too) and the ever adorable Sebastian and Ruby! They are still missing their Brett, so they had a surprise photographer fill in while he is gone.
Happy 4th friends! We have got another “VH, VT” coming up soon (on Tuesday) featuring red, white, and blue (and maybe some pink)…

24 comments on “vintage here, vintage there: summertime”

  • Stacy says:

    you all look so cute as always, and i love how much fun your girls have together! can't wait to see baby baby! 🙂

    and, i forgot to tell you until you wrote about clog shoes (love them too!) that i ended up getting those twist and tie ones from anthro as a birthday present to myself and they broke the first time i wore them! so sad, but they are not high quality 🙁

  • Rubyellen says:

    stacy- what?!! they broke?!! seriously?!! that is so bad! i can't believe it. what a bummer! i tried on that green dress and the blousiness of the top made me look funny, so i never got that either. just as well… saving pennies is better!

  • Rose says:

    o. m. g. You have the best looking family, I swear! I'm a new follower and just wanted to let you know that I LOVE your blog, vintage style and fun stories 🙂

  • Sara says:

    You made souls dress? I love it!

  • Mrsink says:

    Those girls of your's are ADORABLE! I love the photos and cute faces. You look so great. I don't know what you've been doing, but if I weren't done having kids, I'd have to get your fitness/diet regiment. 🙂 Love the dress on you. Happy 4th!

  • Morgan says:

    Oh, those girls are SO gorgeous- just like their mama!

    We call our two oldest boys “the big boys” and our two little ones “the babies.” My three year old is definitely still my baby!

    LOVE your shoes and your dress! You're still stylin' with that adorable belly!

  • that dress is so super cute. you look awesome! and i love your sideswept bangs 🙂

  • your little girls are the cutest. love these pics!

  • BobbySoxie says:

    We've actually done two vintage purse posts recently. Stop by our blog and take a look! Glad to see true has been wearing her bow recently, we'll have to send you and the girls some new treats soon.

  • Color Land says:

    You all girls look beautiful!
    Baby Soul is the yummiest baby ever, I can't wait to see baby baby!
    I bought the same shoes too, I die for a hashbeens but are too expensive for me, so this urban outfiters are perfect for me and I use it them everyday!!!!!!!

  • Rubyellen says:

    citllali- i know! i want some hasbeens badly, but those are definitely not in my budget… oh to dream!!!

  • Barbie says:

    Love your little garden! Great colors happening. Y'all are beautiful too 😉

  • Debora says:

    I'm not always leaving a comment, but your posts make me so happy! Those faces of your cakies! Great! Have a nice week.

  • jozen says:

    awe, i LOVE brave's funny face!

    and, i love my pia's hair short too… plus she hates having her hair done, so it saves me from fighting with her everyday!

  • Misha Lulu says:

    cute as always! Soul is such a big girl now!

  • kim says:

    OMG, that candy striped dress True is wearing is just like one I had when I was little. My sister and I wore that thing to pieces, so it's probably not the same one, but how crazy is that! It was from the 90s, easily. 🙂

  • I love your preggo look…you look absoltuely awesome. Did you make up your dress from scratch or did you have a pattern you followed?! I'd love to sew one too…

  • Tang says:

    They're all way too cute for words!!! I remember I used to be soooooo shy when I was little.

  • Anastasia says:

    Yknow, I was just thinking. I think your girls' names are really beautiful. They're gonna love them when they're older. C:

  • Rubyellen says:

    matt, lindsey, and the spud- i didn't use a pattern, i kinda just winged it. that probably doesn't help much, does it?

    kim- i would love to see a pic of you in your dress! so fun!

  • kim says:

    Oh I wish I could find a picture. I'll have to search through SLIDES at my parents' house the next time we go over.

  • Lindsey says:

    your girls are soo darling!

  • megan lane says:

    You look SO adorable and so do your girls. Love the photo of the little one laughing!

  • Cheryl G. says:

    You and your girls are so cute!
    You have the cutest style!

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