Monday, April 8, 2013

Of Birdcage Veils and Navy Blue

We now bring you your regularly scheduled blog post.  I've been pretty much MIA last week except for the usual Instagram post, which just so happened to be my 100th post!  I think I'd like to do some sort of giveaway to celebrate this milestone.  I am also a few followers away on Instagram to reaching 1000!  It's so exciting.  So in honour of that I'll probably post a giveaway for you all here and one for my Instagram followers.

I know I've said this a few times recently, but this is one of my new favourite outfits.  I think this dress may be a contender for World War II Weekend in June.  I am going to have a very hard time narrowing my choices down.  This was the first time that I wore this navy straw hat with the birdcage veil.  I've had it for awhile but it's just been a decoration in my flat until now.  I like to keep my hats displayed all over so that I may enjoy them when not wearing them.

Monday's are when I volunteer at my library in the morning.  It consists of lots of shelving and putting things away in alphabetical order.  I love alphabetical order.  Plus all the ladies that work at the library are so nice and I enjoy spending time with them.  I feel at home surrounded by books.

After the library, I went out and took outfit photos at my usual location of Conrad Weiser Homestead (not this outfit, taken at my mum's house).  I can't believe how gorgeous it was and still is today.  It got all the way up to 75 and the next few days are going to be just as nice.  Wednesday they are calling for it to be in the low 80s.  I think spring is finally here to stay.  I just wish the temperatures would be a bit more transitive.

Today would have been my grandma Ruth's 92nd birthday if she was still alive.  She passed away back in April of 2008 and was the last of my living grandparents.  She was a very beautiful, talented woman.  An incredible pianist, artist, and writer.  I miss her and my other grandma Charlotte so much.  I never knew either of my grandfather's as they were both gone before I was born.

Outfit Details:
vintage dress, vintage hat, vintage gloves, belt {thrifted}
vintage handbag {gift}
wedge sandals {payless}

I'm sure I've said this before, but there's just something about the warmth and sunshine that puts a bounce in my step and spreads happiness throughout.  Hopefully the coming warmer temperatures will lift my spirits and keep them up.

Want to see what photos didn't make it on the blog?  Head over to Facebook for the rest.

Ruth Ava (Knowlton) Parker
8 April 1921 - 26 April 2008

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