flashing lights and apparently I am a man with pink jeans

Today was a very happy day for me, for reasons most of you won't know for a long while now. (Unless others spill the beans first, hahaha. You know who you are!) It involves white lightning and a phone call. That's all you'll know until later. I'm awful, aren't I?

Anyway, afterwards I spent quality time with my parents and Aunt. We went to see Iron Man and I went to Marshalls.


I also went to payless but long story short, I think everyone there is an incompetent twat and I should like to fling my shoe at them but the I'd be out of a shoe and I'm sure they have plenty.

We went to the local Nursery next. When I was a little girl, I was a total hippie. These remind me of those times.....I'm really happy how they turned out.




I'm by no means a photographer but I'm proud of the pictures! No photoshop at all, just nature at her best methinks. We get everything from nature, including fashion. I wish I could enlarge flowers and flatten them and wear them as a long dress...certainly I can imagine many outfits out of the flowers I took pictures of.

Oh wait, someone already made them out of my dreams before I knew I wanted them.


When I got home I got nostalgic for my hippie childhood so I went to my attic and found these.

I absolutely love the illustrations in these, they're fashion forward as well as whimsical. Ozma and the wicked Princess' dresses are so wonderfully airy, I can't help but be reminded of Lanvin and Oscar de la Renta.
Enlarge the collage and you'll see why I think Ozma'd like these dresses, too...
oscardelarenta/lanvin photo from here. credit is due to a fellow blogger, of course!



The second book's bunny had a menswear outfit that reminded me of Burberry for some reason, I have no idea why.



I have a whole pile of books like these. One of these days, when the sun is out and the grass is green I'll have to get to reading these through once more. Until then, I'll leave you with one of my favorite lines in Ozma.



I'll prob'ly get lots of rest tommorow, when I become an orn'ment," said Dorothy, sleepily. But she lay down upon her couch, nevertheless, and in spite of all her worries was soon in the land of dreams.

xxx.

29 comments:

Zoë said...

i love love love the books
did you take abigails camera?

Belle said...

i've been using her broke ass camera with no screen for awhile now. it only has a pointer, but it does the job ok. she still has the one you saw at the park.

Ragamala said...

I, for one, like your pictures. They're far better than any of mine.

The Stylish Wanderer said...

very nice books and pictures and such!

Urban Audrey said...

aawww love this post. I love old illsutrations and second=hand books. Along with thrifting, visiting my local dusty musty bookstore is a favorite activity. I think we should invent something that makes flowers into dresses. That would be SWEEEET. haha

donna AND navaz said...

I love re-reading my childhood books. I re-read Judy Blume in about 20 minutes the other day. Ahhhh, nostalgia!

Stephanie said...

Hey I know what youre talking about, the same thing happened to me! Although you probably knew that.

I like your flower/book pictures, you have a sweet camera! What kind is it?

Stephanie said...

Hey I know what youre talking about, the same thing happened to me! Although you probably knew that.

I like your flower/book pictures, you have a sweet camera! What kind is it?

Belle said...

yeah i did. i told liz to say hi to you for me. xD


actually my camera is absolute fail, it's pretty much a point or shoot because the screen is broken.... nevertheless, it's a Nikon Coolpix 2200.

emma said...

lately i've been reading every ones going to marshalls for shoes, did you find anything?

Belle said...

mmm yes, the ones i took pictures of I was seriously considering getting, despite the obvious not-fitting factor. I'm DEFINITELY going back there, if I can't go to the bigger mall by the end of this week.

mary said...

Mary's hair is red
Belle's font is blue
Which shoes were your sizeÉ
I love the little kids books and flowers too!

ps: we need to do a swap.

The Clothes Horse said...

Ooer the shoes, so colorful and shiny.

Belle said...

mary: the gladiators and the first pair (red). i loveddddd both but the pumps were so impractical for me, i am called airhead for my unspoken fued with gravity...

and durrrrr. :D

rebecca: i know! i saw your new shoes there too, i was like "CLOTHES HORSE" and my dad looked at me like I was an idiot.

mary said...

WOMAN CHECK YO EMAIL

bewkworm said...

now i wanna go get my russian picture book and pretend i actually uinderstand them. those flower pics are pretty too, makes me want to gp out and smell the roses.

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

I am glad you are feeling happy today that's great.

ahh the payless here in canada doesn't stock in any good stuff, I always find myself dissapointed.

Belle said...

MARY: WOMAN CHECK YOURS

Minion: It's all thanks to your wonderfully sexy camera. Thank you again and I have vintage jewelery with your name on it.

Jen: That sucks about Payless. Ah well, you're supposed to be getting an H&M near so I think that'll make up for it, no?

Nay'Chelle said...

Love the books! Great shoes too. That sucks that only one was in your side; that sucks about the Payless too.

pammish said...

the books..!! have u watched mrs. potts? :)

Belle said...

Naychelle: I don't usually have good luck with shoes so its not surprising, really..

Pammish: yes I have! Delightful isn't it?

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Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i love how you made the connection between your old books and those dresses.

Tina :) said...

i love the connection between the fairy tale books and the dresses. nice!

jessa said...

i third that. i can see them in them. and also, R.I.P YSL.

Kira Fashion said...

great shoes and post!!

a kiss!!

Wendy said...

OMG! You went to Marshalls on the same day as I did, but we live in different states. Anyway, did you see these buckle styled Chloe mary-jane with curved heels by Tahari?

Sally Jane said...

I love those vintage books!

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