Friday, January 11, 2013I am facing a strange dilemma, dear readers - what am I going to spend my Christmas money on?
I got a pre-paid Visa and a Sears gift card for Christmas from my parents and grandparents (thanks guys!).
I have no idea what I should spend my cards on. There's lots of things I want, but I really want to make sure I use it on something I truly need.
Here's what I'm narrowing it down to, thanks to Pinterest.
Sugar Swing dance lessons - $69 for four weeks
Anyone who knows me/has seen me attempt to walk will know that I am the least coordinated person on the planet. That said, swing dancing is something that has always appealed to me, especially know that I'm a vintage girl. Even better, Ian also wants to learn to dance, so we'd be able to take lessons together!
1940s repro bra from What Katie Did - ~$50 CDN
Since learning how to sew, I've manage to put together some bullet bra pads for my longline from Sears to make my girls nice and pointy! But even though I have a longline, I'd love to get a "real" bullet bra from What Katie Did because:
a) sometimes I like to eat waaaay too much, which makes the long-line uncomfortable
b) the longline is textured, which can sometimes show up under sweaters
c) the longline bra sometimes is a little too high for my lower-cut sweaters. (Mind you, these ones may be just as high)
But if I do get a BB from WKD, I'm not sure if I'd get the 1940s style L6036 CC09 (top), which isn't as pointy as a 50s style bullet bra, or the Harlow (bottom). If only there were a supplier in Canada I could go to try them on first! For more on vintage bras, visit BooBoo Kitty Couture's post on the vintage silhouette and Janey's series called Bullet Bra Revue.
Wonderform Garter - $37 (Sears)
I currently have a girdle gifted from Miss Bee, but it's much too large and long for me, so I mostly use it as a garter. I'd love to get this garter from sears, since I rarely wear stockings (despite what you may think, it's quite uncomfortable to wear a too-big girdle!)
Books - ~$50
These books have been sitting on my Pinterest shelf for quite sometime now, and all seem like great books for the vintage gal. Have any of you read them? I know the Retro Make-up one is well-known, but what about any others?
Ridiculously amazing 1940s-style winter gear from Sears - A bajillion dollars
Ok, some of this stuff is somewhat affordable, but just look at that cape! I dieeeeee. If only it wasn't $88 (gift cards or not, I'm still a cheapie) and totally not practical in Edmonton, due to it being white and really a fair-weather winter garment.
Did you get some gift cards or money for Christmas? What are you planning to get with them?