Thursday, April 30, 2015

Girl in the Frontierland








How I wish I was in the faux Frontierland at Disneyland, instead I am out here in the real deal! Colorado certainly has reminders of its frontier days around; old mine shafts pepper the sides of mountains, little Victorian towns remain surrounded by modern buildings and subdivisions, and railroad tracks still carve through the plains. Though I may not be at Disneyland, I have had the ballad of Davy Crockett in my head all day for some odd reason!

This is my new brown cotton skirt, which will soon have a matching jacket. I added pleats in the back of my usual skirt pattern for this one, but I didn't get a good photo of the back! Something to remember for next time. I noticed right away how great this skirt would go with this peasant style blouse I have had in my closet for years. I am in love with peasant blouses right now, I only have two and I want more! I have heard they are easy to make, so I will have to find a good pattern and make a few myself. I would love to make one with a lot of multicolored embroidery as I haven't done an embroidery project in a long time.

I am hoping to finish the matching brown jacket this weekend, I am crossing my fingers everything works out as I sort of Frankensteined the pattern...we shall see!

Skirt: Made by me
Blouse: TJ Maxx
Cuff Bracelet: Forever 21
Link Bracelet: Vintage
Shoes: Banana Republic
Earrings: Vintage

7 comments:

  1. Historical buildings are the best. I love the warmth and soul that the wood (or brick, etc) takes on, the scents that can't be replicated as they're the produce of decades upon decades of life, and the feeling of stepping back in time that you get when you venture into, or just around, them.

    Lovely outfit, sweet dear. Your new brown pencil skirt is soooo great!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. They really are, it can be hard to find them here in the middle of the US! I miss London, where historical buildings are on a whole different level! I miss castles, palaces, and cathedrals...I'll move there one day!

      And thank you! I am reather pleased with the skirt, even if in these photos it needs to be ironed!

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  2. Lovely backdrop for the photos. Your part of the world sounds very interesting. Great new skirt and I love the green embroidery on the blouse.

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    1. Thank you Kate! I'd much rather be closer to your part of the world, London has my heart. I hope to move to England someday and travel around the country visiting historic homes and cathedrals.

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    2. I was born and raised in London so I can understand that. I still think of it as home even though I haven't lived there for a long time. I love visiting all our historic places, I am planning to get to more over the summer.

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    3. I sorta think of it as home too...even though I only ever lived there for 5 months durring my study abroad. I just adore London! I am jealous of your proximity to these places!

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  3. This place is really very good. looking very good and stylish. African Wax Print

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