Definitely a Mexican poncho! This is the bold yellow and pink aztec dress that I got at Vagabond in Philly a couple of weeks ago. I was so surprised to find this hanging on the sale rack. I realized that I had a lot of other things that went well with it so I just threw it all together! I picked up the poncho from a private estate sale that my boss and I were invited to a few weeks ago. It is one of a few things that I was lucky to be first privy too- it was love at first sight when I saw this sitting out on one of the tables, all stretched out in it's yarn and woolen glory...it appears to be very gently used, as was most of the clothing we found there. It's colorful zig zags are as bold as ever, and the fringe still perfectly dangling in place..
I have taken a liking to vintage straw bags as well. This is one I found at the antique mall last year, it is one of two that I own, unfortunately the other one has a broken strap that I need to repair. I really like these for summer, they are so light and hold a surprising amount of stuff!
I am such a fan of Mexican style art and clothing. The rich, bold colors and patterns are amazing! I own a vintage orange peasant dress and a few of those touristy vintage beaded belts and I just can't get enough of them. My dream is to travel to South America some day to visit the rain forest and photograph the exotic butterflies, and of course while I am there to see the beautiful textiles, bags, and clothing that the people make firsthand. It would be a dangerous trip for my wallet.
Yellow and green necklace: self-made, blue necklace: Forever 21, Belt: vintage, Goodwill
Poncho: Vintage-estate sale, Dress: Vagabond-Philly, Tights: Forever 21, Cardigan: H&M, Scarab bracelet and bag: Antique Mall, Earrings: Forever 21, Headband: Claire's
Daniel and I had a fun (and stuffed) weekend. We enjoyed a picnic lunch at Alopocus park on Saturday, visited the Salvation Army and the Farmer's Market and saw some funny movies with my friend Stephanie that night. Then yesterday, we ran around like crazy! We started out in Wilmington visiting a church and seeing some old friends, searched around Trolley Square for somewhere to have a casual lunch, but discovered that nobody was open! We traveled over to Bellefonte, looked around some antique stores and stopped into one of my old favorites, The Bellefonte Cafe but sadly they were way over-crowded. So off we went back home and just enjoyed some Brunch at our favorite spot, Homegrown. You can always depend on them for friendliness and amazing food :) Lastly, we finished out our day with a relaxing visit with some of Daniel's relatives who hadn't seen each other for a while, it was great watching them all get together and listening to the amazing conversation that ensued.
I have continued working on my Art-A-Day project and am having
a great time with it! The office wall is lined with art pieces and pretty soon there will be more! Hope you are having a great Monday. Cheers to another week, (here we go again, right?)