White shorts-K Mart
Silver Top-? Can't remember
Hat-K Mart (Geez, I do shop there quite a bit, don't I?)
1970's jacket-Thrift World, Millard
Shoes-K Mart a few seasons ago
Earrings-Gordman's a decade ago
Corde Handbag-Goodwill Council Bluff-$2.99!
I have wanted a shiny blue vinyl clutch like this for ages, but I couldn't bring myself to spend real money on a reproduction. I envied the ones at Plasticland, but nonetheless resisted. I might have let out a little scream of happiness in the Goodwill when I found this.
Sometimes I look at these photos and wonder how my grandmother's hands got on my arms.
Tomorrow is the start of the Summer Arts Festival in Omaha on the Mall. For a small-ish city, they do a good job with it, and keeping it more art than craft. Excluding Arts and Crafts which is a different thing. You know, no driftwood sculptures or macramé owls. I'm not saying those things are bad, just that they have a place. I have a love-hate relationship with art festivals as my mother always dragged me to the Old Town Art Fair in Chicago. Every. Fucking. Year. what's worse, she knew Every. Fucking. Exhibitor. So it took a long time getting through it in the horrible Chicago summer heat. I was usually sick 1/4 of the way through it. God, could that woman talk. I don't know a soul at this fair, so we should be able to make the rounds quickly and efficiently. At any rate, I'm bringing water. Bringing your own water wasn't a "thing" in the 70's-we usually just got dehydrated. Really, I don't know how any of us survived. You'd think my generation would have just dried up and withered away by the time we were twenty.
Do you know that I haven't been to the pool yet, and it has been open an entire week? Well, that won't do, will it? No, no it will not.