Over the past few years we've had an interesting thing happen each August at the Nebraska Medical Center-migrating Purple Martins have been roosting in the trees getting ready to fly south. Over several weeks the numbers grow until at the peak (this week) there can be upwards of 30,000 birds swooping in each night looking for a nice tree to catch some winks. The "show" starts around 8 PM, and by 8:30 they're all settled in for a nap. If you can make it here, it is a sight worth seeing. There's construction slated for the area next year, so this might be the last time they make use of the Medical Center location.
Unlike the migrating cranes, the martins are rather quiet and well behaved. That said, I'd wear a bandanna on your head, and clothes you wouldn't mind laundering in hot water. I mean, 30,000 birds-the odds are against you getting out of there without a bid of bird poop.
I decided all that nonsense about not wearing horizontal stripes was exactly that-nonsense. I found this dress at Goodwill for .99 cents, and in addition to being made of a comfortable jersey material, is easy care wash and tumble dry. Red and grey are dead easy to accessorise, and if it adds a few inches to my hips-so what? At my age (and with all the steroid medications and antibiotics I've had over the past year-yeah, again, for real, it never ends) that's the least of my concerns. I would however like to know where my shoulders went. The older I get, the more I reconsider the big shoulder pads of 80's. This dress would benefit from shoulder pads.
1990's jersey dress-Goodwill
Vintage handbag-Somewhere in Massachusetts decades ago
Nana tights-K Mart
Necklace-Same as handbag above
Dior slip peeking out of my dress (not deliberate, but what the hell)
Fragrance-Vintage Emeraude in perfume concentration (much different than the EDT, and I'm not certain I prefer it).
"Hey fashion rules..."
In all seriousness-if you can get to Omaha this week, it is worth checking out the purple martins. But wear old clothes, okay?