The Roaring 20’s.

School, very kindly, has given us our first ‘project’ to complete.  First grade and we’re already doing project work – which basically means Mom and Dad are doing project work.  It’s for social studies and we’ve been asked to pick a decade in history to research the differences between now and then.  Poppy (read Mom and Dad) has to learn how to Google for information, collect images, make a poster, and then dress as a character from that time in order to present her findings next week.  Using my noggin I picked the decade based on the easiest costume to locate on – I’m not stitching one together that’s for certain – so the ‘Roaring 20’s’ it is.  Poppy is thrilled with her bright pink flapper dress and feather head dress – and I’m thrilled as that’s my contribution complete, though I thought I’d rent Bugsy Malone and Throroughly Modern Millie so we can learn some moves:)  Having a Doctor of history in the house means that I have delegated all research to MM.  He claims it’s not his period, but tough.  I was advised to keep the poster for Hugh when he enters first grade – apparently all families recycle their projects…not sure how he will feel about the pink flapper dress – but he’ll only have to wear it for one day.

I wasn’t sure about the dress I’m wearing today when I first bought it, but I really like it now.  The sleeves are a great length and it has a lovely deep V neckline at the back – just deep enough to show some flesh but not too deep so your bra strap shows.  I really like the geometric print and the colors are just me – pinks and greys.  It’s from H&M but their US website isn’t showing it right now – I can’t wait for them to start their online store!  The leggings are Boden grey marl and the flats are Tory Burch Eddies – yes it’s still warm enough for ballet flats here – and they have some sizes on sale right now.  The necklace is from Macy’s.


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  1. The 20s are fabulous! I hope I get a project like that some day..

    BTW…love the dress! It’s terrific and looks like it could easily be high end! I am always looking for dresses with that sleeve. I never have that kind of luck at H&M. I must go on off days …

  2. What! No boots today! The colours on the dress are really fresh and the necklace goes really well. I can totally relate with the school projects – they are more for the parents to do than the children usually. I have to get myself all psyched up to do them because in truth .. I can’t be bothered and it’s like pulling teeth getting them to concentrate. I’m just dreading when the algebra and simultaneous equations come home as part of the homework – I feel that’s one for the other half.

    • Me neither Marlene – in fact the salt dough ornaments were my first attempt at crafting:) I’ll stick with styling her in the costumes and let Daddy do the rest of the grunt work:)

    • Thank you sweet heart:) I think I could wear it without leggings in the spring too – though it is lined so maybe not for the summers here!

  3. I really love your styling. The dress you’re wearing seems like it would be great for many seasons (and all but the hottest of weather). I am a pro at school projects (and know enough to thoroughly detest them) having a 7th and 9th grader. Last year my son had 4 projects going at once and they were worked on by my husband, myself and him for hours and hours on end. It seems as though high school is better (at least in terms of projects), but that’s a long way off for you.

    • Hi CC – thanks for stopping by and commenting!! Thanks for the fair warning on the projects! In my day back in England we had very little course work or project work – it was a case of cramming for exams that came at the end of each year…seems harsh to base a year’s work on a 3hr exam but I’d much prefer that to helping out with projects any day! xx

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