Photos by Drew
Blouse: thrift store
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Bag: vintage, via Ebay
Sunglasses: Karen Walker Number One
For Memorial Day weekend we didn’t really do too many outdoor things, since it was too hot. No picnics and no real adventures, unless you count taking a few pictures in a park on our way to the mall as an adventure. Not really, but it was fun because it was a new-to-me park, one Drew discovered when he was driving around the Loring Heights neighborhood. It’s not that far from where we live, but it has an almost small town feel to it—lots of houses from the ’40s sitting above winding roads and little pocket parks. We think that if we move anywhere in Atlanta we’d try to get a house in Loring Heights. It’s peaceful and grown up. No college kids around throwing shoes at you (this really happened to me; usually I have a short temper and lose it but that time I was stunned frozen).
Oh, this skirt—before I got obsessed with gardening I was obsessed with skirt-sewing. I started off by trying to make a dress, but it turned out so weirdly shaped that I had to cut off the top and sew it into a skirt, and I’ve been making them ever since. This one’s the first one that I really like well enough to put on my blog. If the print looks familiar it’s because I was heavily “inspired” by Wren’s summer collection and hunted down the perfect ikat fabric on Etsy to make it. It’s not as good as the dream dress, but I like it.
Other things we’ve done this weekend: hang out with friends Friday night at Octane (we go there so much they’re probably sick of us), plant more herbs, cook dinner every night and pear buckwheat pancakes this morning, run (me) and bike (Drew), watch Mad Men. I’ve also been knitting a sweater and reading Joan Didion and trying to bid snipe a dress on Ebay.