So, our local homeschool community puts on a Civil War ball every year. Period attire preferred…. I have 90% of my “outfit” together, long dress, velvet cutaway bolero jacket, antique sachet brooch, etc….
I have the boots, the petticoat and a fairly obnoxious handbag (too much brocade can be hazardous, I tell you!). But I need a few things.
Since the husband decided that instead of going Authentic? We are going to tweak it up a bit and go…
Which will require a very small top hat with a long, funky feather, red lipstick and lace, fingerless gloves for me. Oh… And possibly a brocade corset… Awe.Freaking.Some.
For him? Brocade waistcoat, khaki pants, clunky boots and goggles.
The boys? Pebble 1 will most likely somewhat emulate his father. He does that anyway.
Pebble 2 will be wearing a Confederate style, mandarin collar jacket. I would like to find him many-zippered skinny jeans and clunky boots.
They may not invite us back. But. DANG won’t we look good! 🙂