Monday, May 31, 2010 acres..

When I was editing these pics, I had the Green Acres theme song running through my head.  This weekend the field was being cut and baled, but it is still green and nice.  I haven't really watched the old sitcom very many times, but since the last time I have watched a handful of movies with Eddie Albert in them and I really like him.  For me, his character really made Roman Holiday. He gets best line for, "Hit him again Schmittie!"  Well, I may have to keep an eye out for reruns.
For today's outfit, we get the first run of a shirt I had been eyeing for quite some time.  I saw it in the fall on Urban Outfitters site and really liked it, and then a few weeks ago it popped up on their $5 sale.  I couldn't resist, and until today I hadn't found the cojones to sport it.  Something about being covered in sparkles is a bit daunting for me though I really like it.  So, I played things down a bit and all was well.  At least after the weird look that my husband gave me pertaining to my unusual sequinedness :)
Here is a little bit of pretty stuff.   I went down yesterday and cut some of the wildflowers.  The photo doesn't even do them justice.  And, we have some lovely Chamomile growing this year.

*hat &  jeans- target
*vest, belt, & shoes- thrifted
*tank- urban outfitters


Sunday, May 30, 2010

..a fair day..

In all my years of good intentions, I had never actually gone to the Renaissance Fair that is held in Muskogee, Oklahoma just an hour from where I live.  It is held every weekend in May and this year Memorial Day, too.  So, you still have two days left if you haven't made it yet!  Our friend Stinky Pinky had been talking about how much he wanted to go this year, being a weapons connoisseur and history buff.  Even though we have been relatively low on funds, we decided that
..the time had come to put on fancy garb, and travel not too very far, to watch and dance and laugh and eat and roam Castletown in the hot May heat.  We all had a very nice time!  Our friend Shawn was actually very reluctant to leave, he was asking for job applications.  I am already looking forward to next time we go!

 I theoretically learned how to milk a cow..

 Some armour was tested.
Some leg of turkey was enjoyed.
And some more lessons on belly dancing are probably needed.
 Amazing beautiful birds of prey.

we met Gandalf!
 The dress I wore is one that my Mom wore for Homecoming in '77.  It works perfectly as a medieval princess gown too.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

..sears in the 70s..

I have been neglecting my picture taking lately, which includes outfit posts and shop updates.  I guess I was kinda burned out. So, I better get back in the swing of things. Here is a long overdue, week later outfit post.  This dress was my Granny's.  It is a rockin' early 70's polyester shirtdress from Sears.  I love the summery vibe, and apparently summer has decided that it is its time.
*dress- vintage sears
*belt- vintage
*shoes- gianni bini

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

..making rural waves..

This has got to be one of my favorite times of year. From the rolling thunderstorms to the gusty sunny days.  I really love when the field in front of our house is fully grown.  I absolutely love the bright and cheery wildflowers some of which I usually harvest for my kitchen table before they brush hog and bale.  I also love when the tall grass rolls like waves under the wind.  Ah, I am looking forward to tomorrow's sunshine already.  
Last Sunday I got to enjoy both the thunderstorms and sunshine, intermittenly. We had storms in the morning, sunshine all day then storms in the evening.  So, during the sunny time I got out and took some really lovely pics with some of the local wildlife or should I say tamelife.
I have had this vintage skirt for about a year now and this is actually the first time I have worn it.  I could never get the styling quite right to suit me. Then the other day this outfit just popped into my head and amazingly it actually worked in reality! I rarely get to wear my sunglasses, so I opted for contacts and donned my newish vintage sunnies.

*shirt- ?
*belt & skirt- thrifted vintage
*shoes- antonio melani
*sunglasses- urban outfitters vintage