Today was sunny. Not just sunny - gloriously sunny. Living in Oregon, it's easy to forget the sun exists sometimes - you just carry on an umbrella and keep pressing on in the rain. But the start of spring here is strikingly beautiful, and worth stopping life to enjoy the first precious days of sun and warmth. One of the first signs of spring here is people finally bringing their beautiful vintage cars out of the garage. Jesse and I went past this Ford on our walk.
Although I basically consider myself a Portlander, as I grew up in Portland, I live just outside the main metro area in a town called Oregon City. We're the only city in the United States with a Municipal Elevator. And it is fabulously mid-century. The view of the river from it is fantastic. It's centered along a grassy, hilly promenade that separated upper Oregon City from the lower downtown district. It's one of my favorite picnic spots.
My favorite accessory by far is a well-matched vintage gent. Of course, you can't see his 1950s Hollywood waist fleck shorts in our silly self-portrait, but they're pretty badass. I won't steal his thunder by showing you - he wants to blog about them.
It's almost amazing that I've posted for six days in a row and you haven't seen this purse yet. It's actually hard for me to choose others - this is my magic purse that gives away a million business cards and brings good luck. Aside from Jesse, it's my second most indispensable accessory! These all-metal picnic baskets purses are getting murderously hard to find. I've acquired three similar that I'm saving for the website launch, though!
When you date an acrobat, you can be set up in tree branches that are way up high above the ground! A note on the necklace. I love this piece. It's a favorite - and shockingly, it's a designer piece from the 80s. It works perfectly with so many 40's and 50s ensembles!
Sweater: 1950s, Estate sale, a million years ago
Circle Skirt: 1950s, Bombshell Vintage
Necklace: Louis Feraud, 1980s from the Glamour Gallery (now defunct)
Shoes: Delman, Ebay purchase
Shoe Clips: 1980s, gift from a friend.
Bakelite: Various, as always. The blue are polished in this manner, found on Vixen Vintage's blog.