1940s/1950s navy blue hat with whimsical bow: Jardin Antiques in Okanagan Falls
Gold toned hoop earrings: Claire's
1940s navy blue crepe dress: eBay
Vintage wishbone brooch: eBay
Gold skinny belt: eBay
1940s/50 Ruched cranberry/burgundy gloves: etsy seller A Better Time
Vintage grey handbag: etsy seller Running Rabbit Studio
Cranberry tights: (New in pack from) Value Village
Black faux suede round toe pumps: Wal-Mart
Lip colour: Clinique Raspberry Glace
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Lest anyone think that Penticton got hit with either the mother of all mind winters or sudden chinooks, let me begin today's post by stressing that these photographs were taken several weeks ago, back during the fall when green grass and sunshine could still be had in wonderful abundance. These days, as for most folks the northerly portions of the Western Hemisphere, we are up to our earmuffs in slushy snow, black ice on the roads, and temps so cold a polar bear would be tempted to go shopping for an electric blanket.
Originally I'd planned these photos to correspond with America’s Thanksgiving at the end of November (Canada's falling in early October), but a fabulous review gift related post came up instead, and so as last month's holiday season got under way, these photos unintentionally got put on the backburner a little. Today I’m delighted to remedy that and to kick of 2014's first vintage outfit post on such a marvelously sun-kissed note.
No one can predict the future, but I have a good feeling about 2014 - or at least a better one than I did about last year. My head and daily life alike are swimming with more exciting ideas, goals and plans than I’ve had in ages. There is goodness and positive change afoot already (a lot of which took root during our awesome trip to Calgary last September), and I like to think that both will only continue to blossom as the year unfolds.
As the title of this post says, I (really!) want 2014 to be a lot like this outfit and photo shoot location (which just happens to be our town's resplendently pretty little rose garden, plus a small grounded vintage tug boat, both located to the left of the docked S.S. Sicamous paddle wheeler boat at Okanagan Lake; this was the first time we'd ever shoot there for the blog and the weather couldn't have been more accommodating for us that day). Lovely, bright, classic (yet also new), creative, bursting with my favourite things, and teaming with beauty and adventure.
As with most things in life, a little luck - represented in this outfit by the golden hued wishbone brooch - certainly wouldn't hurt either, but one cannot rely on luck or leave their fate up to chance entirely.
Life requires planning, direction, and initiative to blossom and become what you long for it to be, and I'm going to be focusing heavily on three of those things throughout the coming year. I'm so excited about 2014 in fact, that I find it hard to sleep some nights just thinking about all the awesome potential, terrific prospects and scores fun I sincerely hope it holds in store!