What's the matter, never seen an old lady with a parasol before?!the Brilliant Mr. Tiny for the idea, who makes similar hats that look much, much better than my sad effort. I just don't possess the crafting gene. Miraculously, this one came out wearable.
Vintage 60's Tanner of North Carolina dress-Fairytale Costumes
60's clip Earrings-Hand-Me-Ups
Vintage Bags by TJ Florence, Alabama-Jenerations (In the abandoned mall)
Belt-Thrift World (I think)
Fragrance-Guet Apens, Guerlain
I put away the hat and parasol for the library, as I needed my hands free to carry books.
I've been experimenting with my makeup in the warm weather. I had ditched the foundation in favour of a BB cream, but as the humidity rose, I soon abandoned that for just a light dusting of Coty Airspun powder over sunscreen. That seems to be the magic combination for me. I have very uneven skin town, and my freckles have mostly merged into brown patches. Combined with a bright pink nose and cheeks, it can be challenging to find something that tones it all down without laying on an inch of spackle. So far, I'm pleased. It isn't flawless of course, and I wouldn't expect it to be. I don't mind having imperfect skin, I just prefer it not being the first thing people notice. Funny how such an old product like the Coty powder works better than the expensive primers and foundations.
1970's sleeveless polyester dress-Fairytale Costumes, Omaha
1970's home-sewn jacket-Goodwill
1960's white patent bag-Goodwill
1960's enamel brooch-Goodwill
Earrings and blue glass ring-Hobby Lobby
Belt-came with a dress
Fragrance-Guerlain Santal Royal
This fellow flew into our tree with something gripped in his talons. Turns out, he brought his picnic lunch over to our place. Nice, eh?
I understand the food chain, blah, blah, blah, but it is disquieting to see a hawk eating a sparrow, digging out the good bits like he's scooping out a two minute egg.
This is my next project. I bought this dress a couple years ago intending to fix it up, but never got round to it. The neck and bodice are in rough shape, and initially I thought I'd just cut it into a skirt. Now, I'm less sure. I might try repairing it, or using a contrast fabric as a binding. The fabric is faded in spots but it was just too cute to pass up.
I'd like to wear this for my trip to Kansas in September. I'd better get to work.
Hope you're having a nice weekend.