Saturday morning we woke up in our Springfield hotel and it was raining. :( It was supposed to stop around noon, though, so we just drove around for a while seeing what all there was to do. About noon, my mom, my sister and I split up from the guys and we went shopping while they went to Bass Pro Shops. This collage is everything we did before lunch. It includes lunch too, obviously. And my shoes. Don't laugh.
Alright, on to Red Velvet!
The outside was cool and old looking. I was kind of nervous going in because I didn't know what to expect. I wasn't sure if I would find anything, if it'd be as cool as I had expected, etc.
The display you saw right when you walked in. There were pretty squares of fabric on it, and pyrex dishes contained sunglasses, handmade bows and other pretties. Okay, and guess who I got to meet? I met Kinsey of Sincerely, Kinsey! She was just walking out when we got inside, and I just managed to talk to her a little bit and get a picture with her. It was pretty cool she was there. I wasn't expecting to see her.
As far as clothes go, I'm not super comfortable wearing vintage, so a lot of their stuff just wasn't me. There was a ton of Red Velvet brand clothes there and they were really pretty, but I didn't want to spend my money on just one dress. If I was comfortable wearing vintage, though, I would have walked out of there with lots of clothes because their vintage was all really reasonably priced.
Going to Red Velvet was definitely my favorite part of the trip. It was neat to see it in real life instead of just on the computer screen. I bought a typewriter case, which I'm hoping to DIY. If any of you have suggestions for that endeavor, I am very willing to take ideas. Coming up are more pictures of the edifice; I went a little crazy.
I loved the whole trip so much; it was an awesome birthday gift. And, as a great finish to a great trip, we stopped at Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie in St. Louis on the way home.
Thanks for reading that super long post! If you EVER have a chance to head to Springfield, I highly recommend it. There are tons of other shops around there to hit too. It was definitely a trip my family and I will remember forever! xo, Ella