Wednesday

My 22nd Birthday at Red Velvet..

Last weekend for my 22nd birthday, I drove down to Springfield, MO to visit Red Velvet! It was quite a long drive.. about 800 miles total. It was worth every mile! I enjoyed visiting Red Velvet and found that it was ten times better in person! Their hat box collection was astonishing and the quality of their dresses and all of their vintage clothing was absolutely phenomenal. Elsie and she came over and greeted us and gave us a peach bubble tea and red velvet cake pop... it was very welcoming and sweet! I insisted we pay for the treats but she simply said, "No! It's your birthday!" 
Later, I met Mallory, Elsie's intern for her fall dress line and Emma, her sister who runs the sweet shoppe. Anyway, everyone was very warm and welcoming and I wanted to buy the dress in the photo above that I am wearing but alas had no money after my road trip excursion. Just the experience alone was amazing and totally fulfilling..
I also forgot to tell you that I brought Emma and Elsie little presents :) I gifted two of my bow tie designs to them and they both just snapped them right on! They chose the exact ones I thought they would and looked very sweet in them.
love, polly :)

19 comments:

Susanne said...

happy belated birthday! :)

Kelly said...

I have been hanging out for this post ... & it sounds like you had a lovely time. So jealous. And cake pops ... yum!

Kelly @
Elegantly Academic

The Headless Mannequin said...

Great post - I'm glad I got to visit this fab shop vicariously! Elsie and co seem to have created a vintage wonderland! Also, happy birthday :)

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Steffys Pros and Cons said...

awww i love when people make the trek to red velvet! it looks like such a cute little place!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

cherie said...

you look so beautiful in your lace top! Happy Birthday!

Lyndall said...

Oh, what a lovely birthday treat! It looks like you had a wonderful time. And free birthday cakes and bubble tea, how nice! Not that we needed any more proof that the Red Velvet ladies are the sweetest ever, hehe. I'm glad Elsie and Emma liked your bow ties too!

Simone said...

Looks amazing I'd love to go, but being in England makes it a little to far to go lol, glad you had such a good time. Happy birthday!
xxx

whitemaskgirl said...

Ah, it looks like such a fun place to visit. Lots of vintage stuff, and it looks so airy also, really diffrent from the one's in Sweden.

Elyse (Give Me Bows) said...

Looks like the perfect birthday Polly! I would love to visit Red Velvet one day but alas, I am in another country lol. One day! xxx

Celynne said...

That's so cool! Sometimes, you just have to drive 800 miles for no other reason than you want to.

Polka Princess said...

Love all that lace you girls have on! The bow ties are looking so cute on them!! :)

Lauren Hairston said...

Looks like such a fun store! I'm glad you had a great birthday!

Trees said...

SO jealous! I love red velvet. I am completing one of Elise's online courses at the moment.

She sounds just lovely in person - giving you guys cake pops and bubble tea!

Hope you had a super birthday ^^

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Harija said...

Neat post and love your blog... would you like to follow each other!

kimbirdy said...

what a fun roadtrip! i've loved watching elsie's shop grow {through blogland of course}. she has such an amazing business and it must have been so fun to see it in person. yay!

morgan said...

how wonderful and beautiful photos!

LolaDee said...

I'm seriously jealous! Its kinda funny that it would probably take me roughly the same length of time to get there from here haha - but just a tad more expensive! One day........ Glad you had a wonderful time XO

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Irene Wibowo said...

looks nice.. Hoop i can go to there someday.. :)


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Irene Wibowo

Little Lo Hood said...

Happy belated birthday! looks like so much fun! that is definitely a huge dream of mine...maybe some future birthday! that bubble tea looks so good too! :) -Lo