Monday, July 11, 2011

Yellow Interlude

 Skirt, Top, Silk Scarf: Consigned at Periwinkle (Victoria Holley, Liz Claiborne, Ralph Lauren) / Shoes, Bracelet: Gabes (Relativity, ?) / Earrings: UO Vintage / Belt: J Crew final sale / Headband: Walmart

I'm taking a little break from my 30x30 Europe posts so I can participate in this month's EBEW feature: yellow. I didn't have a single yellow item in my 30x30, nor do I have any yellow accessories. I have very little yellow in general in my closet. Sad. Yellow is such a happy, sunny color. So what's a girl to do? Go thrifting, of course!

I hit up my most favoritest consignment shop and found the above skirt, yellow top, and silk scarf. Perfect! Then I looked super duper hard for a 40s-50s-ish backdrop for photos, because this ensemble was screaming vintage housewife to me. I seriously considered breaking into the house down the street- an old estate for sale that's from the 40s and is still decorated as such. Light teal carpet, a white grand piano in a room full of old fashioned chaises and furniture, and a cherry red tiled kitchen with red and yellow splashy floral wall paper. { Can I tell you how badly I'd like to live there? That's far closer to my style than our current residence, which is dominated by desert tones, and there are 2 pools and a super sweet upper-level wrap deck on that house! }

But I checked myself out of crazy town and settled for serving the Husband an aperitif of fresh-squeezed lemonade and garden strawberries on our deck instead, feigning the part of the domestic goddess. The perfect wife that makes fabulous lemonade and smiles pleasantly while she pours it.

All the while expecting her husband to document her every move. She might've also forgotten to make ice. And made slightly watery lemonade. But at least she looks the part :)

Well, almost. I wanted to whip my hair into a swirly fancy 50s do, but I'm not very good at hair. I couldn't find one measly bottle of gel, mouse, or even hairspray. Blogger bun and red lips to the rescue!

 Bon jour de jaune à tout le monde!*

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P.S. I must beg for mercy again in getting my Europe posts / 30x30 outfits up. They take so long because I have loads of photos to sort through and I just found out yesterday that I need to fill in as a cabin mom for my church's Girl's Camp starting today and going through Saturday! I still have all of our week in Italy {including more cliff jumping- this time off of a waterfall!}, and 3 more days of the French Riviera at the end of our trip {Monaco, Antïbes, and Marseille!}, all to come in due time!

* Bon jour de jaune à tout le monde! = Happy yellow day to everyone!


Stef / Diversions said...

Great finds :) Such a sunshine outit!

Barbara said...

Yellow looks good on you! Great find!

Salazar said...

What a lovely outfit. The scarf really ties it all together too (hah, the scarf *ties* it together. Pun intended :P)

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Laura @ The World Looks Red said...

You look lovely, I love the colour of your skirt!

Anonymous said...

I love how you used lemonade as an accessory! Terrific outfit, btw. I'm really digging the polka dot skirt with the yellow top. It's a nice, modern take on a 50s housewife look.

Monica and Whitney said...

I love this! Such a great EBEW look! And I love the lemonade. ADORABLE.

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Stacey Kay said...

Totally in love with the addition of the bow belt to break up this outfit. Darling!

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Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

What a cute outfit! I love freshly made lemonade! Yum!

Tamera Beardsley said...

What a lovely and cheery post! Oh so stylish my dear!

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

You make one beautiful domestic goddess in yellow! I love the vintage inspired look.

richelle jean said...

you're so cute! the skirt is cute, the yellow shirt is cute, and the lemonade looks delish!! xxx

MissRockwell said... was the lemonade planned or what. Bc it's soo snazzy! And is it sweet or sour? Homemade or powder? Lol. I love your look and how creative you got with this challenge.

Linda Z said...

Very cute and vintage housewifish! Looks like you could step right out of a nostalgic advertisement. :)

Cassi said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments! Yes, the lemonade was planned after I nixed my breaking in plans :) It was homemade, but not strong enough. I need more lemons next time! Or a better lemon juicer...

From Suns To Moons said...

Okay, I've been scrolling through your posts and this particular ensemble does it. You're fabulous!

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