I built today's outfit entirely around the blouse I wished to wear.
I nearly got rid of this skirt last year, but decided the hem was interesting enough to make up for the clingy cotton sateen. The length is terrible (Who wears a skirt at mid-knee?) though I suspect on a taller woman it might look better. Still, I'm glad I kept it as it goes so well with the drop waist blouse and oversized-sash. here's a bit of a late 20's vibe to the shirt and skirt. The coat is later (40's? 50's?) but I rather like the way it came together. I grew up thinking you had to match your shades of a single colour exactly, and as you can see the brown skirt and coat are miles off. Today, no one does that but I'll admit to feeling a bit of unease looking at the photos-sort of like the pit in the guts I get when I see white shoes or a handbag after labour day (and yes, I've seen Serial Mom-now there's a character I can identify with!).
Vintage wool coat-Fairytail Costumes
Blouse (part of a set)-Goodwill
Vintage Corde bag-Hand-Me-Ups
Gold Bangle-Thrift World
Avon brooch (on blouse) Thrift World
Fragrance-Parure (could have done Crepe de Chine, but didn't)
You might have noticed an uptick in the number of posts lately. Largely, I'm posting as a distraction from the ugliness of the news. I fully expect to sink into a funk shortly, so think of all these posts as making up for my absence in advance. Between the vintage clothes and baseball I'm still holding it together. Sort of.
The Haunted Physics Lab begins tonight!
We go every year, and though it is pretty much the same, we still enjoy playing, "Stump the Graduate Student" with complicated physics questions. And you get to play with lasers so, fuck yeah, Haunted Physics Lab!
The Lincoln City Library Book Sale begins tomorrow. Unlike the weekly sale at Swanson library, this is a big, annual sale and worth the road trip to Lincoln.
Finally, the Heartland Philharmonic presents their annual, Children's Hauntcert at UNO on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm. This is a shorter version of the concert given earlier this week with the members of the orchestra in costumes. Yes, Danny is too old for it, and yes, we're going anyway. You're never too old for the Hauntcert.
While I'm mentioning upcoming events, there's an eclipse in August 2017 that we'll be in a rather special spot for viewing in Nebraska. Admit it-you've been looking for a reason to visit Nebraska but didn't think superb thrift shopping, crane migrations, and hanging out with me were reason enough to book a flight. Well, you've just run out of excuses. You'll want to start planning your visit now.
I'm off to think up some physics questions.