Monday, January 20, 2014

A 2013 Poinsettia Ball, the 1950's Gal and Unflattering Modern Female Behavior

Not an actual photo but you get my

My husband and I attended the 2013 Poinsettia Ball in December that his company requested he attend. It was decorated beautifully. We were dressed to the nine's. Unfortunately this isn't the 1950's and peoples behavior and dress made that very apparent. We didn't stay for the entire event. There was a cash bar and there was no shortage of drunk women in unflattering shiny tube dresses. Women dropping "F" bombs, couples fighting, women arguing, couple ignoring each other to text or talk on cell phones. I felt bad for many husbands at this event and a few that were actually at our table. My husband apologized for even taking me there as he didn't know that any of that would go on. I still loved going because I was with my best friend my husband and had a great excuse to wear my favorite novelty dress.  On the lighter side my husband and I were in our own little bubble and had a good time together, despite the company.

There was a nice jazz band that played oldies and newer songs. That was very nice and they did an amazing job. We danced to an old Christmas song and the song "Cruisin" originally sung by Huey Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow. The night started out great. People were very complimentary on my "look" or dress. I was told I looked like a "doll" by one lovely lady and complimented on how I pulled the entire "vintage" look off by another. Other than my shoes and hosiery every piece I was wearing was period specific. 

We had our photos taken and I will post my favorite one with my husband and he now keeps it on his office desk.  We did leave early and went to a local restaurant together. I felt glamourus and I was so proud to be with my best friend my husband. He love's the 1950's life, how I dress and that culture and I am glad there are so many people out there like us.

My husband Joe and I at the 2013 Poinsettia Ball

Having our couples photo taken. 
My Vintage 1950's Gloves, Necklace, Clip on earrings, and Beaded clutch purse.

OK...Enough of all this Glamour, this housewife needs to get back to work.

Thanks for reading. Happy Housewifing!


  1. Splendidly elegant ensemble! A lady can never, ever go wrong with the classic combo of white gloves and pearl jewelry.

    Thank you very much for your comment on my latest outfit post, and let me be amongst the first to warmly welcome you to fabulous world of vintage blogging.

    ♥ Jessica

  2. Hi Jessica,

    Thanks for your wonderful comment and for being the first commenter on my blog. It's so nice to have ladies such as yourself out there with the same interests and lifestyle as I do. It can be a bit lonely with no one around me with the same interests other than my hubby. I look forward to reading your blog.



  3. I love "Cruisin". Originally by Smokey Robinson