10.19.2010

Don't fret when you see a ghost.

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Today was a lovely day off.

It's always nice to have absolutely nothing you need to do on a certain day, so this afternoon I let the day take me wherever it wanted. I packed up my preachers bag and picked up lunch at La Bottega, then headed to Officers Row. There were cars everywhere, but hardly any people, which I thought was odd, but later I learned that the Vice President was at a political rally nearby!
I found a picnic table under a huge old tree, and ate a delicious lunch as a the leaves fell one by one around me. I also had an unexpected guest for lunch, Mr. Spider, he didn't really eat much.

After lunch I packed my bag up again and went to the old abandoned military hospital for exploring and pictures. One of the windows on the front door was gone, if I were a braver and more adventurous girl I could have easily climbed through, but I got the chills just standing on the porch peering in.

And then a bug buzzed through my hair I and freaked out and got the heck off that porch. I forgot how often bugs get stuck in my hair when it's long (It's getting there). Oh joy.

Later I was going to the market with my brother and we had to stop at a barricade. About a minute later the Vice President and what seemed like an army of police vehicles drove by. We caught a glimpse and I got a blurry picture, it was neat :)

The day concluded with fried macaroni, Parisian chocolates, Voodoo Doughnuts, a photobooth, and the most magical pink apple ever.

Yes they are really that pink. They are called "Pink Pearls".

And please check out my guest post on The Lingerie Addict this week! It's some basics about buying vintage lingerie at thrift and vintage stores. Go take a peek!

Dress-Ummmm, I don't remember. Somewhere a long time ago....

Shoes-A gift from the ever adorable Jodi

Socks-Also too old to remember.

34 comments:

d said...

what variety is that amazing apple???? i want!

la pie qui chante pour un oui pour un non said...

Very nice place! Where it is?
The bag is amazing too.
Have a nice day.

Solanah said...

d, they are "Pink Pearls" :)

Yummy too!

La Pie, it is right off the I-5 in Vancouver Wa.

P U R P L E - D E E R said...

I have only heard amazing, AMAZING things about Voodoo Doughnuts...I want to go so bad...and see too...of course :)

Penny Dreadful said...

I love the socks and brogues, I'm so glad this has become a trend just in time for the cooler weather. Looks like a fascinating old place!

http://pennydreadfulvintage.blogspot.com/

Mademoiselle Antonova said...

i love the cuteness the socks add to that dress! instead of making it too feminine and formal as high heels would do.
A beautiful bag you've got also... x

Shallow Mallow said...

I can't believe that apple!

Your dress is amazing - and your bag too! Sounds like a great whimsical day :)

LandGirl1980 said...

I have only just found your blog (i think I must have been living under a rock!) and LOVE the pictures that adorne each post. Looks like you had a lushious day, including Mr Spider :)

*Katia* said...

lovely dress!

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Sounds like an amazing way to spend your day off. :-))) And I am absolutely in love with your dress and bag and shoes.I love the way you tokk pictures, they are by themslevs tell the story and make your imagination wonder. Beautiful!!!

Casey said...

Looks like you had a splendid day! I love that big bag you're carrying and the dress--so cute. :)

Just finished reading your guest piece over at the lingerie blog and got some helpful tips--thanks for sharing those! :)

♥ Casey | blog

Justice Pirate said...

quite beautiful. I love your dress big time.

Justice Pirate said...

also I run a modesty ministry and just started a tumblr in which to post a fashionable modest outfit worn each day by a different blogger. I featured one of your photos for the first entry. Hope that's cool with you. I linked it back to your blog! http://rubyeyedokapi.tumblr.com/

AuroraSuzette said...

Can almost taste that pickle! Super pics. Have tried to stop at Voodoo doughnut, but have not had the patience to wait. Not a good wait-er, but was a pretty good waitress. Enjoyed your blog.

sarah louise said...

I've been looking for a pair of two-tone oxfords like that, and now you're killing me with them!

Great guest post, by the way! Have you ever tried a bullet bra from What Katie Did? Thinking of getting one of those, especially now that they have a U.S. site.

Sarah Louise
http://www.tzipporit.blogspot.com

Treacle said...

Thank you for writing such a brilliant guest post over at my blog! You're looking fabulous...as usual. ;)

--Trea

Robert Cornell said...

Great lunch...fantastic bag...lovely location...Spider is bad.

Lori said...

Awesome stumbling upon your blog! I've added this to my RSS reader!

Was curious if you can offer any insight in to how you did your hair when these photos was taken. Its ... messy-pretty and I love it!

Thanks!

FoofandFaff said...

Man that apple is weeeird! Love the dress tho. And orangina! My fave :)

Kat said...

Your hair is so long!

Leslie Marie said...

You are so cute! I am in love with your entire outfit... especially those gorgeous shoes!

Christine said...

the dress and apple are making my brain explode! awesome!!!

Rosy said...

Uhm! Halloween in air..... and in your hair too, spiders.

Isabella said...

You look amazing! Always such an inspiration. I gave you a 'blog award' over at my blog junebookvintage.blogspot.com
Have a good day!

MISSCOLA Vintage said...

Lovely pictures, love your blog :)

http://missarsouillevintage.blogspot.com/

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

Always, always, enjoy my visits here to see your lovely pictures. Time well spent and full of inspiration!

Mrs Cleaver said...

You are always just beautiful & that dress is so pretty,lovely neckline & pattern.
The apple is amazing!I've never seen one like that before.

Solanah said...

Sarah Louise, I haven't tried one of those yet, but they sure are tempting!

Solanah said...

Lori, thanks! Thats how it looks naturally.

Justice, wow! Thank you so much, I am flattered! Will bookmark that site, it's great!

Isabella, thank you very much!

Werepup said...

Gorgeous shoot, love it.

Sarah with an "h" said...

Beautiful! I guess I haven't been here in a while because you've done so many great new posts!

:o)Sarah
www.restlessromantic.blogspot.com

Twila Jean said...

Love that dress.
But no joke. DONT ever sneak in there.. 5 of my friends got arrested doing a photoshoot in there when we werein highschool senior year :/ no beuno.
the military takes their property very seriously..

Georgy said...

Adorable dress

Sia said...

That dress is really pretty.