I feel so lucky that I only live an hour and a half away from my hometown. Its a distance that is just far enough to feel “away” but close enough that I can take a quick trip anytime I’m needing some fresh air or to feel some childhood comfort. Last weekend, I decided to take an impromptu trip back home and was taken aback by the beauty that surrounded me. Despite everything being covered in pollen and occasional tornados, spring time in the country is quite a special time. The gray of the winter begins to dissipate, and it’s replaced with perfect 70 degree temps, green pastures, chirping birds, beautiful blooms… overwhelming gratitude and connection.
Hope you are having a happy Thursday and enjoying this great spring weather, too.
It’s no secret that I love shopping for vintage clothing. For me, its much like playing the lottery. I typically pick up a mega million ticket when I’m about to go on a long car ride. I spend hours thinking about what I would do with my winnings- giving to charities, my dream house, my dream business, etc. Unfortunately to date, I have yet to win the lottery, but I can honestly say that I have never regretted the $1 I have spent on the hour or two of daydreaming. I seem to do the same thing with vintage shopping.
There is just something so amazing about slipping on a dress worn decades ago. My mind always begins to swirl with thoughts about its previous owner. Was she a socialite, a housewife, a hard-working secretary? I start daydreaming about where she wore the dress, with whom, and why. Once I have cooked up a thoroughly imaginative account of the previous life of the dress, then I come back to reality and see the dress on me. Most of the time they are too long, too big, or too frumpy, but it doesn’t really matter because half the fun is in the daydreaming. But every now and then I get a very special treat when one fits like a glove. That’s my sign that it needs to come home with me!
The 1960′s style dress I’m wearing below was just one of those finds. Can’t you just see a sassy lady like Joan from MadMen wearing it in the bygone days?
A week after I found the dress, I stumbled across those awesome gloves and scarf at a little antique store in North Georgia. They were all wrapped up in an old Nordstrom box and appeared to have never been worn. My mind, of course, went crazy as to why! ha. Oh the joys of a good imagination.
Last but not least is Lindsay! Her bright orange shorts and funky turquoise necklace are perfect compliments to her fun-loving and energetic spirit. A plane, white tank never looked so good, right?
Turquoise is moving to the top of my list as a my favorite color for the summer. Pair it with orange (go back to your roots with the color wheel) and boy does it pop. Here’s some turquoise and orange inspiration for your Friday pleasure!