Peggy Sue With Cherries

The color and cut of this dress reminded me of Kathleen Turner’s in Peggy Sue Got Married. So I decided to watch the movie as I sewed in a red petticoat to give the dress more of a 1960s silhouette. I’d forgotten what a great movie Peggy Sue is! Of course the premise that a woman would create an outfit to look like one of her high school dresses and wear it to her 25th reunion is right up my alley.

  • blue matte taffeta dress - $28 Buffalo Exchange
  • red cherries - $5 Alameda Swap Meet
  • blue velvet ribbon - in my gift wrap drawer
  • nude fishnet tights - $10 The Sock Man on St. Marks
  • blue t-strap pumps - $40 Buffalo Exchange
  • TOTAL - $83 (more than I usually spend… but I had to have the shoes!)

Peggy Sue Shoes


I also found this vintage Lord and Taylor cropped jacket (I’m guessing at least 30 years old by the tag). Only $13 at Buffalo Exchange! A beautiful purple hue looks great with a glass of bourbon in my hand. That’s right, photo shoots with Erin Sparling = fine bourbon for both the photographer and the subject.

Jacket and Bourbon


  1. Kristen

    option 2 all the way!! love love it!  it will be fun to dance it too:)

  2. Mildred Stickley

    Option #2.  Mildred Stickley, Starkville, MS,3:00 p.m. October 8, 2010.

  3. Lan

    option #2!!!!

  4. 3v3lyn

    The shoes are AMAZING! Actually –  the whole outfit is adorable, I love it.

  5. Keyara

    I love everything that you are doing and stand for. This is so cute and your personality is contagiously beautiful. I was introduced to your blog through TED; this is definitely not my last visit though. kudos :-)

  6. myrna

    You color my world..

  7. myrna

    For some reason, I’ve always through blue and brown as a dignified combination..

  8. Irviene

    you’re so adorable, Jessi!

  9. Kiera

    You look fabulous & i’m in love with ur outfit :)
    God bless !

  10. Coby

    I LOVE that jacket! And the shoes too :-)

  11. Nicole

    Great pose & stunning photography - a winning combo!..& your shoes I bloody loved them :)

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