Topsy Turvy Toggery - Things I'm Diggin
i feel kinda silly posting this. these are just things i am digging right now; this has utterly no bearing on the important stuff of this earth. although i am right now remembering to share a valuable lesson i learned in life (that is to say on saturday after picking up a shift at mel's after a long time of not waitressing)
here it goes: Work at a job where you can dress how you like. if you are wearing what pleases you, you'll be in a much better mood.
here is what pleases me lately:
oh yeah baby, i'm talking about the good old red, white and blue. red white and blue have gotten a bad rap by companies like old navy who print some disgusting cartoony flag on a navy blue polo and now you're supposed to be all patriotic on fourth of july. especially if it has the words "old navy." blech!
now, give me some good old fashioned super soft worn Levi's denim with handmade embroidery and a vintage headscarf and i'll go watch fireworks anyday. i love me a parade too, and pie, baton twirling, cowboy boots, and picnics. when i say i love this country i'm serious and i mean it in the way that mary so beautifully described. this land is my land, this land is your land.
and i'll wear the clothes to prove it! (so long as they're not modern!)
i hope i am using seamstress terminology correctly when i describe my recent obsession in dress design.
case in point: addie's dress at my mom's wedding. delicate pintucks across the bust make for the most alluring silhouette. especially when embellished by a bit of 60's daisy-chain lace and set against a watercolor blue floral background! seriously, pintucks on everything make the world nicer. what is the metaphorical meaning? all the good things are tucked gently together with the most tenuous of care and holding? i don't know. but it melts my heart.
3. swirly twirly skirts.
duh. i know i've said this a million times. but REALLY...i really really love them. it is nearly impossible to get dressed without putting on a skirt i can twirl in; it's a daily struggle. i want to wear them all summer. if summer ever gets started (supposedly it's coming tomorrow?)
right here is a new one i thrifted at the big western sale at my local hospice store. it has all the ribbon and lace and ric-rac embellishments that i look for in a good twirling skirt.
it's pretty obvs that really i just wanted to show you these pictures. they make me feel good, like a wild woman.
well i am having a lot of trouble uploading photos (this post has taken me, oh, about five hours...) so i'll leave you with my top three. thanks for indulging, and please pray tell, what are your momentary fashion flairs?