Hello, my friends! We're having a wonderful bout of summer temps, up to 22 degrees (high 70s), and it has been amazing. I didn't realize how much I missed the sun until it really shone!
On Saturday, L and a few of our pals planned to go to the local school field to toss around the disc for a bit and socialize distantly. I decided to join them with my book - and I was easily persuaded to do some Frisbee tossing myself.
I took the opportunity to wear a couple of new-to-me items that might not otherwise get worn until actual summer.
Both this blouse and this skirt were purchased during fall/winter months, so I've been impatiently waiting to wear them.
Vix-ish in this.
Vix-ish in this.
The blouse is quite awesome - being hemp, it is stronger than cotton, and it's UV resistant so it's a natural sunblock. I am covered in actual sunblock too.
But wait, there's Extra Bonus Skirt Content!
Masked up for any "other people are near me" situations.
I plopped my felt hat on to protect my hair.
Here's the blouse without a belt.
See? I could fit at least eight bags of marshmallows in there!
It's a very wide cut that dips up at the sides.
- Hat - consignment
- Mask - by Mom
- Belt - vintage 70s, Mom's
- Necklace - gift from Mom & Dad, c. 1984
- Bracelet - vintage 70s, Mom's
- Earrings - vintage 70s, Mom's
A close-up of all my coins. I got the coin necklace for Christmas in 1984, I think.
As I wore sandals and bare legs for the first time in months, I thought I should do my toenails, which I keep bare all fall/winter.
"What are you doing, Woman?"
I used to get weird emails in my early blogging days about my veiny feet. My feet are actually in good shape due to not wearing my "real" shoes for as long or as frequently in the past year.
This gold nail polish is a quick-dry one by Rimmel and is more than 20 years old. Scroll down a bit here (in Feb 2017) to see pics of me glammed up (in an orange wig!) for an event in 1999-2000 - which was the reason for the nail polish purchase!
Check it out, Vizzini's doing the Stair Pose. See his arm on his hip?
"I invented this, Woman."
Lies! I was doing it before you were born, bud.
While I was hanging out at home, L popped out to run some errands. I thought he looked great, so I took his pic.
A fantastic vintage cotton shirt (thrifted), a Wailin' Jenny's tour shirt, skinny jeans with an Athena belt buckle, old Fluevogs and his porkpie hat. I bet he looked impressive driving around town in Vlad with the top down.
While he was out, I remembered my solar-powered lights from last year, so unpacked them and put them on the deck to charge up.
True! One sniff and he was good.
After he got home, L changed into some sportier gear and we strolled down to the junior high field.
Cut across the basketball court.
The three dudes started flicking the disc, and I settled down under a giant tree to read my book.
That's the junior high, although it's now called Central Middle School. My mom and her brother and sister went to school at Central, as did my dad.
Greg arrived half an hour later.
I read, and laid on my back with the sun latticing through the tree branches.
There they are.
The view directly above me.
This is a magnificent giant tree.
A couple of dogs playing fetch inspired me.
Time for me to go join the guys for a bit.
- Poncho - Ralph Lauren, consignment
- Converse - not tracked (I wear them to walk to and from work in warm weather)
It's been so long since we played Ultimate Frisbee - we missed our whole season last year.
Back to my spot, once I started sweating. I also didn't want to aggravate my bad shoulder with too much exertion.
Time to wrap up.
He complains when it's too cold, and turns into Flop-Cat as soon as it gets warm.
After our nap, I made dinner and then changed into another "swanning about" look for our Happy Hour Zoom call with our dear friends.
I liked wearing the dress again, and I'm not really sure why I was so ruthless in jettisoning it from my closet last year.
It's a little on the sheer side, as you can see my bra through it even though the dress is lined.
Another pair of secret shorts!
- Earrings - thrifted, Sidney
Vizzini settled himself on a pillow like a little pasha, to watch us play games.
"I'm hoping the Man drops some chips on the floor."
And finally, some more shots of Vizzini out on the deck, from Friday night.
"What are you bothering me about now, Woman?"
We have been having some beautiful sunsets this week!
Later in the evening, we caught him "gargoyling" on the bar.
"Hurry up, it's kitty treat time!"
I hope your weekend has been full of sunshine, friends (if you're able) and good times. I'm off to enjoy the rest of this hot Sunday with my guys.
Thanks so much for visiting my corner of the blogosphere!