Well, why it sure is dry right now, in summer I assure you this area is usually quite lush with green and has a lovely fishing pond (usually populated with ducks, but on my last visit just two geese). This park is one of my favorite spots in the late spring through early fall, so I was worried when they recently filled the place with tractors and started tearing down trees and moving around a whole bunch of dirt. Turns out they had drained the creek, bulldozed a ton of bushes and a few nice old trees (!!!), moved a lot of dirt where the creek had cut in a very miniature canyon so that the area was now smooth, and then laid down some concrete (in a brown color to match the surroundings) in "natural" stepped rock shapes in some areas of the creek bottom (but not all?). Though they did quite a lot of work to the creek area, I was relived to see they left the old fishing pond and lightning gnarled huge trees alone. Hopefully we will get some rain soon and lots of new grasses and plants will begin to spring up and cover all the unnatural looking landscaping they smoothed over down by the creek.
Anyways, while I finish up several sewing projects in various stages of completion, I give you a modern dress from a fast fashion brand! Quelle horreur! This dress has a rather 1930s silhouette, the back even has a long keyhole from neck to waist like some slinky 30's evening gown. I'm happy whenever I discover something vaguely vintage at a high street store (as the Brit's would say), and as I like digital prints in theory I appreciated the more subtle color tones in this languid orchid design. To try and make the dress lean more vintage, I paired it with a suede belt, black straw hat, and creamy celluloid jewelry. As it has been so dry (not good for my dreams of spring greenery), I wore my wonderful Remix suede heels without worry. These shoes are still the most comfortable heels I have ever owned, I can run errands for hours with no pain, they are magic shoes! I must try and get my hands on another pair of Remix shoes this year, I'd love a pair of their basic pumps in black suede for year round wear <3
I am working on some sewing projects that you won't be seeing for a few weeks as they are for my upcoming vacation ;) I even got chic new suitcases this week in preparation for this trip! They are smaller and I'm glad we won't be burdened with huge bags this time around. I'll let you all know my destination soon, and till then I hope you all have a great Friday!
Belt, Clutch, Jewelry, & Hat: Vintage
Hosiery: What Katie Did