It’s 2023 now, so that alone is an indication that is post is belated. It will seem even more belated when I share that this event happened in Summer of 2022. Better late than never, though, and I am actually quite excited to share my adventures at this event hosted by the Greater Boston Vintage Society.
To start, a short post sharing some outfits and a brief overview of the weekend’s events. The next post I’ll devote to Newport mansion tour highlights.
The Newport Weekend is a recurring event that takes place in Newport, Rhode Island. In 2022, participants could choose to attend for a single day or stay overnight in the dorms at Salve Regina University. I chose to stay overnight, which allowed for a lengthier stay and therefore more adventures.
On Saturday, I wore my 1925 Blue Coral Dress, a tried and true favorite for hot summer days. Being made of opaque lightweight cotton that doesn’t show wrinkles, it’s an excellent choice for lounging, picnicking, dancing, and being swept about in the occasional breeze. With this dress I wore my Royal Vintage/American Duchess Ginger shoes and 1920s Wide Brim Hat. It’s been awhile since I wore any of these things and the hat, in particular. The large brim is dramatic and enjoyable!
These photos were taken inside and outside the Fairlawn Estate at Salve Regina, which was built in 1852-1853. You can read more about it at the Salve Regina Library site, here.
After various hijinks and shenanigans during the day, I changed into my 1950 Baroness Dress for the evening ball, which I accessorized with sparkly silver jewelry and my silver American Duchess Seabury shoes. I love the dramatic color and massive bow feature on this dress! It was fun to get it out of the closet and wear it again!
Sunday had a bit of picnicking as well as Newport mansion tours. It’s been years since I toured The Breakers, pictured below, so that was fun to do again. The immense expense of Newport ‘cottages’ is jaw dropping, every time. I also chose to visit some of the other mansions that I haven’t visited before. I’ll share photos of those in a separate post.
For now, here’s an outfit photo as though I’m ‘visiting’ The Breakers. I wore my 1930s vintage-inspired Plum Pants with Pointed Pockets, paired with a modern blouse and my Gingers, again. I’ll admit that it was a lot of walking for heels, even comfortable ones… but, they go so well with my outfit that I couldn’t resist!
And that was the weekend! It was fun to see old friends, meet new acquaintances, and make new memories with everyone. Plus, fabulous locations and historical clothes!
5 thoughts on “GBVS Newport Weekend 2022, Part I (Overview)”
Not only do you look fabulous, but you seem to have such fun! (I live vicariously through your adventures.)
I love your outfits and I too love your adventures, what fun.
Jennie from theuglydame.blogspot.com
Let’s hear it for the Victorians: verbal understatement meets architectural overst– well, let’s call it, oh dear, exuberance isn’t right, not with that Beaux Arts Breakers facade; how about architectural grand gestures?
After that run-on sentence, I will keep this one short: your outfits were super! The red Baroness dress is gorgeous and so flattering. You could wear that for black tie in a heartbeat today. Recently I’ve been haunting Poshmark for a party dress, not having energy for making one, and after a while the silhouettes and colors seem much of a muchness. Your dress has pizzazz and elegance. Such a contrast! And the perfect shoes…
Natalie in KY, where the daffodils are so early they’re blooming alongside the crocus
I would love to visit the Breakers in vintage dress! Thanks for sharing your visit and remarkable creations.
This looks like such a good time! Now that I live quite near again, I am really hoping to get to this event next year (not enough time to sew outfits for it this year sadly). I am going to try to get to some of the shorter events GBVS is hosting though, like the croquet picnic.