Monday, April 22, 2013

Victory Rolls

Well, chalk this up to one of my favorite outfits to wear ever. Sean and I had a busy day on Sunday and I was so comfortable and cozy all day long in this ensemble. Sunday consisted of church, where we heard a great speaker named Timothy Willard. I hadn't heard of him before but he is an author and speaker who gave a great message on an authentic relationship with Christ. It was a really convicting message and I was glad to hear him speak. 
After church we spent some time at the diner having lunch with a couple of great friends! They are a couple from near my hometown who I grew up with through summer camp. They are similar to Sean and I in many ways, so it was great to catch up with them and talk about life, house hunting, and job stuff. We stayed for a few hours at the diner just chatting!

The diner was the perfect spot for some photos of this rather 40's ensemble. I tried some victory rolls in my hair which turned out quite swimmingly, surprisingly! I usually have trouble with victory rolls because my hair is a bit fine. However I still had quite a bit of curl left from the other day, so it helped to give it some structure and body. I'll have to make a couple of tutorials soon for the different styles I've been trying out. Most of the time I just experiment and take whatever comes from that!

After the diner, Sean and I met our realtor for a look at a couple more houses. We actually found one that we fell in LOVE with. We haven't found one that we both like yet, so it was great to find something we agreed upon. We put in an offer for it last night and are just waiting to see if the offer gets accepted. I'll let you know as soon as I find out! The anticipation is sort of killing me. I was up at 5am this morning like a kid on Christmas.

This suit is the third I received from the woman at Benson's Flea Market a few weeks ago. She gave me this one for free because it was a bit rumpled, but I just adore it! The darling collar on the jacket and the pleats on the skirt are just perfect for the look I was going for and I can see getting a ton of use out of this in the future. I cannot believe it was such a steal!

Lastly, I found out that I got into the play that I auditioned for! I can't say too much yet, but I can at least tell you that I made the cut. I can't wait for auditions to begin! Hoorah!
Well my dears, I have some lessons to plan that I didn't get to with all of the craziness yesterday. Have a lovely start to your week!
God Bless,

1 Thessalonians 1:4-5
For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction.

Suit- Vintage
Blouse, Gloves- Grandmother's
Loafers, Dooney and Bourke bag- Vintage, thrifted 


Bethie The Boo said...

She gave it to you for free because of wrinkles? That is awesome! Nothing that can't be fixed! I love the plaid, seriously cute. Crossing my fingers for your house and congrats on the play! I can't wait to hear more about that too!

Marlen said...

Your hair gets cooler and cooler with each post-i seriously can't wait for those tutorials! i usually chop my hair off into a bob every six months, but lately i've been holding off so i can play with fun hairstyles.

and diner dates are so fun- i love sitting there for hours with great company and, of course, milkshakes ;)

ps how's the house hunting going?!

xo Marlen
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The Braided Bandit said...

I agree with Marlen! Every post I get excited to see your amazing vintage hair styles! I love the plaid and of course my favorite bag ever! A diner date sounds like the perfect way to spend a day!
xo Hannah

Allie said...

Oh my!!! You look AMAZING!!

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Kristian said...

Pretty as always!

JennaStevie said...

I am loving this look, so vintage and perfect!! That plaid coat is pretty wonderful and looks so great with the skirt and top. I wish we had a funky diner to hang out in!

Elana said...

And you chalk this up to one of MY favorite outfits of yours! This is seriously just the perfect vintage look. You scored big time, getting this for free! And I'm loving all the different hairstyles this week.

Congrats on the play!! :)

Alyssa Molin-Graves said...

Katie- I so wish I had your hair, it is absolutely gorgeous, and I love all of the creative things that you do with it! Amazing outfit too, vintage truly suits you so well, it looks so natural on you! :)


Ali Hval said...

Oh, Katie, I just LOVE your hair! I'm glad that you were finally able to win victory over victory rolls. Guess that's another hairstyle you can add to the Katie Aman Hairstyle Collection, yeah? :D Haha, you could totally make a book based on all your pretty hair styles! It's definitely a large component of your blog, I think.

I adore that you're wearing socks and loafers together. Such a cute combination! And that pleated red skirt is lovely, too.

Also, congrats on finally being able to decide on a house--and one that you fell in love with... even better! Hooray, hooray, hooray! It sounds like it's just been an awesome weekend for you. Hope the rest of the week goes the same! <3

Emma Schaeffer said...

love that jacket!! great plaid pattern

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Laura said...

You look adorable! I can't believe that is the suit she gave up for free! So great! I wish I had that much patience to do my hair, but I don't.

eeee! Hope that you get your house- that is just so exciting!


Taylor Laree said...
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Taylor Laree said...

What a classic look! Love that plaid jacket (if that's the right word for it? Haha). The pop of the red skirt is pretty too.

And good job with the hair. Wish I knew how to do that!

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Linda Greaves said...

Yaaay congrats on the play part Katie! Also, because of you, visiting a diner with friends and taking photos has been on my bucket list.
So glad you two found a home you both like - praying you'll get it!
Love the pleated red skirt with this plaid suit jacket. So vintage pretty. You always look perfectly adorable :)

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Ilana Morgan said...

I love your hairstyle I need to grow mine so I can try something like this! Loving your beautiful outfit darling
xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

Sindy said...

your hair looks gorgeous!

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

every element of this look is amazing! Love the vintage bag, the socks with the loafers, the skirt, the jacket, etc. It's so darling!!!! You rock this!

Mrs C said...

What a gorgeous vintage look! I am fan of vintage and this is a treat! Sounds like you had yourself a full Sunday!


Constance said...

Your hair is stunning!! I love it!!

Laila said...

Completely in awe of your hair, mine wouldn't go like that if I paid it. Stunning!

Charlotte said...

You look lovely! You have such a great vintage style!
- Charlotte