Sunday, March 31, 2013

When I was young I thought we were power lines

Yesterday it was a beautiful day and the following happened.
- Greenlake
- 2 Mighty-O donuts were eaten.
- A trip to the U-District
- High waisted black jeans were purchased.
- A slice of Pagliacci's was consumed.
- vintage shop browsing
- Trader Joe's
- A flower was stolen by yours truly.
- vegetable potstickers for dinner
- Mad Men episodes with my best friend
- 2 A.M. Ice cream binge with said friend.

I took some pictures with my trusty iPad mini. Voila!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Estate sailing

Today my family, a friend, and I went estate sailing. We started in the Lake Forest Park area and then went to Renton. One house in particular, struck my fancy. It was essentially a 1960s time capsule, meaning almost everything was from the 60s, and if not from then than earlier. It was so much fun to dig around in and the prices were dirt cheap. There were a ton of great 50s and 60s fashion magazines but I was too overwhelmed by everything and terrified by the prospect of going up the steep and crowded staircase again, so I don't buy any. Ultimately I found three books, three sewing patterns, two 60s blouses, a vintage (possibly late 50s) cape, and a new comforter.

Et voila!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Has anybody seen my gal?

While on a day trip to Tacoma (pictures later), I found a 1920s cloche for $9! It's very possibly the best vintage find of my life. Tacoma is a much more interesting city than I thought. It has so many vintage malls. In this one chunk of Broadway there are at least 10 of them. There were all of these beautiful old theatres and tall twenties apartment buildings. Although it was a Saturday afternoon, downtown Tacoma had almost no other people in it. Strange. Anyway this is what I wearing on that day (minus my blue coat).

Photographs by Amelia.

Brimless cloche: vintage
Shirt : borrowed
Skirt: H and M
Tights + flats: target

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Film #12: Swing High, Swing Low

"Swing High Sing Low" stars Fred MacMurray and Carole Lombard, two actors I always respected, but never truly understood their appeal until this film. I admit, it's obscure and definitely not for everyone. If you like a drama with some music, lots of bar fights, and a little comedy, you should like it though. MacMurray is secretly a stellar trumpet player and is best friends with a hypochondriac piano player. He hits on Carole Lombard on his last day of the army, while her boat is pulling into the Panama Harbor. On their first date they end up in jail for a bar fight. Eventually Carole and Fred wrangle jobs in the same bar. He gets a job playing at the El Greco in New York, while she stays behind. Will their marriage survive the distance, fame, jealous ex girlfriend, and rich ex-fiancé fate has in store for our protagonists?

The portion of story set in Panama is amusing, the music is wonderful throughout, and the ending is dramatic and suspenseful. What I most liked about it was how the film let our main characters marry early on because honestly when a movie ends in a ring it is seldom a satisfying ending.

(Featuring grainy screen caps by yours truly)