Monday, June 27, 2016

Summertime | Green Mod Tent Dress

The Flying Clubhouse: Green Mod Tent Dress | 60s Vintage
The Flying Clubhouse: Green Mod Tent Dress | summertime outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: Green Mod Tent Dress | summertime outfit
The Flying Clubhouse: Green Mod Tent Dress
The Flying Clubhouse: Green Mod Tent Dress
The Flying Clubhouse: Green Mod Tent Dress | polka dots
The Flying Clubhouse: Green Mod Tent Dress
The Flying Clubhouse: Green Mod Tent Dress | round pockets
The Flying Clubhouse: Green Mod Tent Dress
The Flying Clubhouse: Hydrangea
The Flying Clubhouse: Hydrangea
The Flying Clubhouse: Green Mod Tent Dress | 60s VintageHere's my new favorite summer dress. This mod 60s tent dress has such a perfect construction. It's fitted and structured at the yolk and flares out in a wide "A" shape to the hem. I'm not sure what the fabric is, but it almost feels like a table cloth which helps give the dress its shape. Of course, my favorite part of this picnic cutie is the large round pockets. (In some of these photos I'm hiding my camera remote in a pocket). It's so exciting to find a vintage piece that feels new - like this one.

dress: vintage 60s via perpetuallight
bag: vintage 70s thrifted
headband: diy
moccasins: minnetonka

Friday, June 17, 2016

Peasant Blouse

The weather is perfect for peasant blouses, and (see photos) terrible for bangs. I found this cutie top at a local thrift shop. I'm paring it with my favorite American Apparel denim mini skirt. I love these hoop earrings. I'd wear them more often, but they're screwbacks and don't stay in very well. My lighter screwback earrings don't have this problem, but these will occasionally fall off. Anyway, I just wanted to share this summer outfit, which may turn into my summer uniform!

top: thrifted

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Around the Clubhouse: June 16, 2016

June is a magnificent month for flowers. We've been enjoying the rhododendron, hibiscus, black-eyed susans, and hydrangeas. I've been admiring them mostly in the late evening. I have to admit we've been staying inside during the afternoons because of the hot temperature.

Steven and I have been watching the Simpsons. He has the first six seasons on DVD, and while he grew up watching the series in syndication, it's my first time watching the Simpsons. I been enjoying it immensely and an unwanted side effect is an obsession with donuts with sprinkles. I've tried to find some classic Homer Simpson donuts - pink frosting and sprinkles - but chocolate frosting is the closest thing I've come across in our area. Of course, chocolate is fine with me!

At risk of sounding like a couch potato (I am) I saw Disney's Zootopia on the 11th at a dollar theater. I didn't know anything about it - other than seeing the sloth trailer before Star Wars in December. The sloth trailer sold me. I didn't need to read any reviews. (My husband and I both loved Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph)I wasn't expecting it to be so cathartic. In addition to likable characters and an interesting story, it had a complex humanist message and offered a plea for compassion, understanding, and rationality in the face of fear. It seemed incredibly relevant in this political climate. That night I fell asleep re-watching clips from the movie on Youtube. Then we woke up with the rest of America to news of the mass-shooting in Orlando. It was like a punch in the stomach. 

I don't really have point to this story, except to say that we've been heavy-hearted this week and comedy has been a coping mechanism. I hope our species can learn to better understand and care for each other. 

As for other species, Steven is passionate about animals and recently started an interesting twitter account dedicated to raising awareness of human-driven extinction. I'm so proud of him. If you're interested, his twitter handle is @holocenefallen.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Marcia

This outfit is inspired by Marcia Brady. I used to work at a certain fast food restaurant. The coworker who trained me apparently thought I looked or sounded like Marcia Brady so she called me Marcia -or Marica Marcia Marcia - the whole time I worked there. She gave everyone a nickname, and since she called one co-worker "Crackhead," I was fine with Marcia.

Anyway, I wouldn't mind stealing a good portion of the oldest Brady sister's wardrobe. More a-line mini skirts, please! I've also been crazy over 70s knit tops, and I found this one at vonGRETapparel vintage on Etsy. I've been wearing it frequently ever since in came in the mail. It has a cute drawstring near the bottom so it's nice to wear untucked over jeans as well.

top: vintage 70s via vongretapparel
bag vintage 70s via crazygoodbananas
skirt: asos (sold out)
shoes: thrifted

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Matchy-Matchy Shoes and Dress

I've been wearing mostly separates lately - outfits made of skirts and tops or shorts and tees or jumpers and mock-necks. This a-line pinafore dress by Motel is one of my new favorites. I really love cotton baby cord as a fabric. It reminds me of the texture of suede, but it's so much lighter and easier to clean. Of course, my second-hand shoes are suede, and the same color as my dress, but I have nothing against matchy-matchy outfits. :-)

bridget pinafore dress: motel
stevie top: american apparel
shoes // bag: thrifted
coin necklace: vintage 60s