Although it was a gorgeous sunny day, it was really windy out, so I took a chance and wore my new-to-me suede skirt.
I love the raspberry red of this skirt - it perfectly goes with pinks.
- Shirt - Guess, thrifted; first worn here in April for a weekend hangout at the park with our gang
- Cami - Mexx, thrifted; not tracked
- Skirt - Kelco Leathers, vintage 90s, thrifted; purchased here for $26.95
- Sandals - Wonders; last seen here in June with a Darth Sheila duster
I will likely tuck this skirt away for fall, but I did manage to find a few things that worked with it in my spring/summer wardrobe.
Like the first time I wore it, I just tied my viscose/cotton denim shirt at the waist.
I love the spray of blossoms - details on the back always delight me.
Showing my underlovelies.
- Mask - by Mom
I carried a gold purse, and a silk scarf.
- Purse - Banana Republic, consignment
- Silk scarf - vintage, thrifted
I tied it around my head like a freakin' movie star!
But I was mostly like this.
It was a comfy outfit for a very relaxing day.
- Leaf bracelet - Trifari, vintage 60s, thrifted
- Gold/pearl/crystal bracelet - Trifari, vintage 60s, Grandma J's
- Gold/amethyst ring - Frances Jewelers, c. 1965, Dad's
- Copper rings - Glee
- Earrings - made for me by Sherri
- Birds brooch - thrifted
- Bee pin - gift from Megan Mae
You might not have noticed the two brooches in my outfit.
There they are!
As mentioned, I bussed to town, popped something in the mail at the Post Office, then hopped another bus for the 40-minute ride to Mom's part of town.
Sheep! And a very curious goose.
It's practically rural out here, but far less so than when I was a kid.
After chatting and catching up for a bit, Mom mentioned her jewelry. "Let's go look!" I suggested, heh heh.
This might have been the only time with her watching. Heh. I have to be supervised around other people's cool stuff.
She generously let me pick through them.
This is just catnip to me! I am a master necklace untangler - I have magic fingers.
Oh my gosh, I remember being OBSESSED with this book pin when I was around 9 years old. The "book" is brass, with a black Bakelite "cover" (this one says Calgary with a bucking bronco, for the Calgary Stampede, obviously).
Speaking of...my grandfather (my dad's father) bought my mom a tiny bottle of Jean Patou's "Joy" perfume in the 70s. He was trying to make her "more of a lady." What an arse (he was not a nice person).
I picked out a few things that Mom would let me have - she practically slapped my hand when I started fondling her mid-century Scandi necklace and earrings!
While Mom changed out of her painting clothes from that morning's teaching session, I wandered around the house and took pictures of familiar things. Meet Henry, the Prayer Plant.
This maidenhair fern is a few decades old - it replaced one that my grandparents purchased on the birth of my uncle (in the early 1940s).
Hey, it's my Aunt Lil! She was Mom's aunt (her mum's older sister), and she was a hoot.
This is my mom's parents, Dorothy and Lester.
Oh gosh, the family pictures! That top picture is Mom and Dad, plus me and my brother Dave, from around 1982 (I'm ~14). I have feathered hair!
On the lower shelf is a pic of me in a yellow dress with my parasol (3rd outfit, here, in July 2018), L and I at my company Christmas party in November 2014 (here, 3rd outfit), and L and I just newly married in 1997.
A quick pic with the timer.
We had intended on going to Quick's Bottom (a real place, stop laughing!) but couldn't find anywhere to park, so we went to Rithet's Bog (link here).
You know I can't resist a tunnel of greenery! Let's go!
I spotted a hummingbird and zoomed in just as he was taking off again.