Peaks and Pretty Dresses - Day 3, Stuck in Mammoth
i almost didn't post about the last day of our trip, cause much of it was spent in mammoth waiting for our car to be fixed. but also, i had saved my cutest outfit for that day, thinking we were going to be hiking around lakes in yosemite (instead we dealt with car troubles) so i have to show you guys after all!
mammoth was actually the perfectly place to be stuck for several hours. not only are you perched in a high crevice between the most dramatic peaks where people are still skiing, dramatic vistas in every direction, bordered by the Ansel Adams and the John Muir Wilderness Areas, there are also free trolleys roaming around to shuttle travelers, cute coffee shops and places to eat, and a bookstore called BookyJoint with a rad and extensive collection of nature books.
mammoth is a town where blond dreadlocked bro-dudes longboard down the street rocking out with headphones on and shoot a peace symbol you. it is a town of extreme sports and jam bands. it totally has a 90s vibe, with music like Blues Traveler, Phish or 10,000 Maniacs playing in the coffee shops.
unfortunately the cinema selection is about as dreadful as it gets. darin thought this photo might represent the coming end of the world. when it gets this bad.....who knows what society will do to itself next.
the village was getting all ready for Independence Day celebrations. Kids were doing bean bag tossing and horseshoe games, there were balloons and bunting and venders putting up their umbrellas. The sun was shining and everyone was in festive spirits. So were we when we found out our car had been fixed and we could head home, after the threat of having to rent a car or wait until Monday!
I had just ordered myself this adorable little Lanz vintage dress from etsy, and the next day I received Teeny's gifts including this beautiful handmade fabric belt that matched perfectly! loving fashion synchronicity.
on the way home we did a little photo shoot at this abandoned market in bridgeport. we used to come to this market when we came on camping trips to twin lakes. it is kind of haunting to see it all emptied out and dusty in the high desert plains.
red flower hairpin: gift from my mom
blue lapis earrings: gifted and handmade by mallory
vintage dress: from loveydovey threads on etsy
pink fabric belt: gifted and handmade by teeny
tarot card shrinky dink necklace: made for me by darin
blue leather flip flops: thrifted, $2