Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Pettigrew House Murder Mystery

Well, I finally got some snowy-snowfall pictures the other day! As long as I have to be stuck in this frigid weather I might as well try and get some wintry wonderland photos out of it right? Last Saturday Sean and I got all gussied up and attended a 'Murder Mystery' event at a local museum. The museum is actually a turn of the century home which has been preserved with all of the accoutrements of the day, room to room. You can go tour the house any time, but on this particular evening we got to see a bit of a show. There were actors in each of the rooms which told their side of the story on the night there was a 'murder'. We went through the house listening to each of their testimonies and then had to decide at the end who we thought the killer was. I had a couple of friends who acted in the show so it was even more of a delight. Everybody there thought I was all in costume for the evening-as I expected. No one ever believes I actually just dress this way! 
After the murder mystery Sean and I went out to dinner and I had the sweetest guy come up and complement me and he asked to take my picture! Golly goodness I was tickled pink. He said he was in town visiting from L.A. and he just wanted to complement me. That always makes my day when people go out of their way to be nice like that. I always try to randomly complement strangers when I'm out and about too because there's something so genuine about hearing nice words from a stranger. I can say I've never experienced someone wanting my picture before and probably never will again! What a fun evening. :)

Ah, this coat. Dark crimson with the most amazing shape to it. It's like getting wrapped up in a warm blanket of vintage love. It is another coat I received from my grandmother. I'm not sure if this one was hers, or one of my great aunt's, but boy am I lucky to have as many family heirloom pieces as I do.

This is another dress I bought from Aviena, a brick and mortar store in my town which also has an etsy shop. I had to reinforce all of the buttons before wearing it, but it was totally worth it. I can see this dress becoming a staple in my wardrobe, I love everything about it. Perfect sleeve length, perfect collar, spot on length and shape. I could go on. I found these long black gloves in my drawer which have been sitting there for ages. I think I found them at a thrift store years ago. I don't think they are vintage, but they mimic pretty well. 
Lastly this hat is one special piece. It is adorned in folds of rich, black velvet with a rhinestone/metal clasp at the side. I adored wearing it. You can wear it to if you like as it is for sale in my Etsy Shop!

Thanks for listening to my ramblings! If you want to know how I did my hair, take a jump to this post for the tutorial!

Have a fabulous day all :)
God Bless,

John 4:24
God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

Hat- Midwest Charm Vintage 
Bag- Vintage from the Lowry Mall
Dress- Aviena
Belt- Vintage
Gloves- Thrifted
Stockings- Charlotte Russe
Shoes- Vintage, Flea Market
Locket- Gift from my Mama
Earrings- Vintage, Rummage Sale
Lipstick- A base of Revlon's Cream Lipstick in Certainly Red, finished off with Revlon's Matte Lipstick in Wine Not.


Ali Hval said...

Oh gosh, I'm so glad that someone recognized your style! Isn't it just the best when someone goes out of their way to tell you that you look hands-down lovely? I'm glad they did, because you definitely do. I can't stop staring at your hair... eeep, it's absolutely gorgeous! I wish my hair could be that long curled. How long is your hair straight, anywho? Down to the booty? Past the booty? You're a mermaid.

Hope you're staying warm--we actually got snow in ALABAMA! here all of places yesterday, and classes were cancelled today. Yip!

Jessie Swenson said...

That dress is amazing!

ModernVintageStyle said...

I think this dress is the most amazing thing you have worn on your blog - and that really is saying something! Could it be more perfect? The coat is pretty great too, but, wow, the dress. The shoes, bag, gloves and of course stockings set it off so well too. In fact, can you imagine wearing this without seams running up your legs?! Kx

Immortality Passion said...

Oh where to start when all is perfect. I think this is my favorite post. Poses are so nice, really classy, coat, hat, dress, bag, shoes even stockings all is so nicely combined. I ADORE it!

Kristian said...

You look Ab-sol-utely stunning! Absolutely!

That crimson coat is a stunner for sure and then the put-together look beneath is also great!

What fun a murder mystery part sounds!

Elliementary, My Dear said...

Sounds like such a fun evening. And I don't know what's more amazing - your coat or your dress. Both look stunning on you. And as someone who lives in LA, I can say that probably a lot of people would ask to take your picture if you lived out here haha.

Cathy said...

I'm not surprised you were complimented, the dress fits you perfectly! Love the whole outfit!

Keit said...

Well you look dashing, always so interesting and inspiring, I bet people love your style and it's not surprising they want to take your picture. You are unique! ^_^
Wow, I want that coat! Seriously, best coat I've seen in years O_O

Alexandra Marie said...

That dress is GORGEOUS! Oh my word! Alex

Laura Whitman said...

You look so elegant! That dress is a dream on you! I hope that you had fun at the Murder Mystery party - my house had one this year and it was a blast!


Dus of Cuddly Cacti said...

that coat is seriously stunning Katie & i love the stole w/ it too, and of course that vintage dress. a murder mystery sounds like such a fun date! & how fun the visitor asked to take your pic : ).

Amia Wheatley said...

I love this dress, it's absolutely stunning! The murder mystery sounds like a fun night!