Cardiff Story Museum put on an 1920s' themed event a few weeks ago, and my husband didn't take much persuading to agree to attend. We dressed up, drank bubbly and danced the night away!
Silk dress: M&S, via car boot sale
Tights: can't remember
Bag: Vintage, via charity shop
Velvet gloves: car boot sale
Necklace: Chronically Vintage on Etsy (shop temporarily closed, please see this article)
The music was excellent. First there was Cardiff and the Vale Music Service Band. A little interlude followed, with a lady giving a Charleston demonstration. We learnt 'black bottom' (oo-er!) and other moves! Then the Cardiff Jazz Society Band played - all 19 of them! It was a shame that the musical acts outnumbered the guests, there really weren't many other people. On the plus side, we had a table with a good view, the drinks were reasonable and we had plenty of room to dance.
I wished I could have put more effort into this outfit, but I only found out about the event a few days beforehand. So, I had to make do with what I had. I did a flapper look a few years ago for my birthday, and used to have a nice flapper type dress - but I spilled champagne on it and it's left with dark patches that won't come out in the wash, gah! I therefore pulled out this loose fit dress from M&S that I bought at a car boot sale. We only had 45 minutes to get ready because we were late arriving home from visiting my parents because of traffic. No time to set my hair in waves or do a faux bob, and a pretty rushed and basic makeup attempt.
I would love to go to more events like this, I'll be keeping an eye out next year for the Museums at Night scheme.