Monday, April 23, 2012

Day 8: The Days Are Just Packed

I go through periods of being a workaholic, and times when work takes a backseat. But no matter what I'm doing, I'm busy, so it is nice to take a hour off from obligation to walk to lunch! Today, Jesse and I walked down the hill to have shrimp salad as a light lunch between listing and spring cleaning. Tony's Fish Market has been here in Oregon City since 1936. Until this year, we also had a bakery that opened in 1934, but main street construction finally put them under. So we do what we can to support our local businesses!

Maybe the best part about the sun is that it actually makes me want to MOVE. It's only a little over a mile and a half to walk down to lunch and back, but it is a mile and half that I don't get to walk outdoors during the rainy season! I'd much rather do that than trot on a treadmill. Although I'm doing both today. When the weather is like this, I really value working for myself, and being able to make my hours, so that I can enjoy the sun.

I feel so lucky to have this one-off ensemble from Jitterbuggin'. Her one-off pieces hit the website, and that's the only chance you get! These are the Ankeny pants in a vintage rayon/linen blend that is perfect for summer, with matching capelet. I love the 1930s look it lends the whole ensemble!

This purple bakelite bangle is the pride and joy of my bracelet collection, due to the fantastic color. The patina that had made it a muddy brown was polished off with fine-work tools by a friend who builds hots rods. Isn't it amazing?

Pant Set: Jitterbuggin'
Shoes: Remix  from Top Stitch Vintage
Blouse: A gift from a shop owner years ago. It's a 40's rayon sea-shell print, with bleach spots, a fray on the button placket and back hem repair. But who would ever know in an ensemble like this! Hurray for rescuing vintage.
Bakelite: Gift, thrifted, and Alameda Antiques by the Bay
Glitter Lucite: Antique show, New Old Stock


  1. I nearly fainted at the purple bakelite <3

  2. I remember you wearing that blouse ages ago! I love it :)

  3. Each post just keeps getting better and better! I love the Jitterbuggin pants and that blouse is AMAZING!!! Not to mention the purple bakelite!!!!

  4. This ensemble is beautiful!!! I love your new 365 day challenge!! Can't wait to see where it takes you!

  5. Again I'm in awe of the purple ;) lucky ;)