5.17.2010

My day of brunch & kickball.

I tried to do good and take lots of photos of my day yesterday, but you know how it goes when you start having fun. You start talking, distractions happen, the camera gets forgotten, and before you know it the day is over. I think I managed to do at least a decent job of documenting it though.

The day started off with a brunch date to Yaya's Euro Bistro on the other side of town. If you ask me, the place serves one of the best brunches I've had in my life. First off, it's a buffet which means you can not walk away hungry. There's eggs benedict, shrimp cocktail, salads, pasta, eggs, biscuits, bacon, cookies, brownies, tarts, and brulee. I was hoping the jazz band next to the line didn't count how many times I went for a new plate! It was to die for. I went with two old pals from my working days at Bonefish and enjoed a nice morning with the girls. Here they are below. That's Megan on the left and Jenn on the right.

After that I rushed home to help Jake finish making his ninja turtle shells.

Our town has a huge kickball league made up of three different levels: leisure, intermediate, and competitive. Jake plays on the leisure league. In that league you pretty much just goof off. Everyone has a beer in hand (even if they're running the bases), and their championship points include a category for style (which explains the turtle suits). Jake spent a few hours on Saturday night making some shells out of foam board we got a hobby lobby. He drew up a design on paper and transferred it to the foam board, then finished them off with a little bit of spray paint and a pair of elastic shoulder straps.

The other graphic designer came up with something too!


This is Candace. Or Kandace. I'm not sure how it's spelled. I met her at White Water where we shared a drunken conversation about fashion. She studied fashion at the University of Auburn and has dreams of getting involved in millinery design. I thought she was super cute and talented and encouraged her to start a blog. We'll see if she ever gets around to that.

This is Sam, another old Bonefish buddy.

And this is Baxter. He belongs to our friends Peter and Heidi and was one of many, many dogs out on the kickball fields.

Here's both the teams at the end of the game. We were the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the opponents went with an Alice In Wonderland theme.

It started lightening in between their two games, so we got out of there before it turned into a massive storm. Sadly, that left me little time for outfit photos. It was really too nasty to get out in a field anywhere, so I settled for the front porch for this set of photos. It ended up being a lousy day to wear this yellow garden dress, but I figured I'd photograph it anyway.

At the end of the kickball game we realized that I was dressed like April from the ninja turtles. Do you remember her yellow jumpsuit? It was completely unintentional but worked out for the theme I guess. It's funny she was a reporter in the show, and I was the only person with a big camera on the field. It looked like I was really playing the part!

This is completely random, but look at the yellow box I found on Saturday. I spotted it when I was taking pictures next to those old tires and rusty cans and carried it home with me despite the fact that it was rusty too. I really like it, especially sitting next to that old red office chair on the front porch, and now it gives the mailman something to put my packages in. It bothers me when they leave them sitting in the swing.

Dress: Ebay $15
Blouse: Ebay $5
Shoes: Goodwill $4

32 comments:

Q's Daydream said...

Fun! I was crazy about the ninja turtles when I was little, haha! Love that dress ;o)

mariska said...

lol..i like jack's turtle shells..hahhha..

such a nice event,,
and i like ur dress.
=)

xoxo

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Liz said...

haha, I love the costumes! Ninja Turtles were a big part of my life as a little kid. Drunk kickball sounds like way too much fun, might have to start my own "leisure" team.

that dress is sooooo cute!

Betty Noir

Justice Pirate said...

Oh man see what I mean with you always having so much great fun. That is so awesome to have a theme game like that. And the fact that you were April without realizing it. So funny. I wasn't allowed to watch that show, but I saw a couple episodes of it. My husband however adored it and had loads of toys from it. hehe. I loveeeeeeeeeeeee that dress. I have always had such a thing for yellow dresses for some reason. I think I have more yellow dresses than any other coloured ones. Those shoes are too cute for words and go so well with the outfit!! LOVE IT. Thanks for taking photos of the outfit regardless of weather. I love the tiny turtle shells by the way.

missWong said...

Linked your blog too. :) Thanks Starr!

Jenni said...

This is hilarious. I love your dress!

Amanda said...

Haha, I love their theme! Me and my boyfriend were just talking about how awesome the Ninja Turtles were yesterday.

Oh and I am dying over your shoes lady! Way cute :]

Laura Gerencser said...

I love your dress and shoes!!

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

shrimp cocktail and tarts? i'd still be there eating!

what a neat yellow box! i'm a little obsessed with old boxes, tins, anything that makes storage pretty.

DearBeatrice said...

Oh my! Looks like it was so fun! and you look so cute, as per usual! ^,^

Little Ocean Annie said...

So cute!! You and your porch are so cute, and I love this post and getting a peek into your weekend! Josh and I started a little softball league a couple summers ago that also involved lots of beer! I found wine in little cardboard juice boxes, complete with a straw! I highly suggest them for your next game!

Pawi Macarena said...

the dress is SO amazing love it!

Manja said...

Oh man, kickball looks like a ton of fun!
Your dress is so lovely, I really love that color!

M. said...

that is so funny, all the costumes are so great! and you look so pretty as usual! :)

lovelove, M.
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Sara Lynn said...

That is the coolest game of kickball ever!! I totally wish I could have gone, I love TNMNT and I miss kick ball so much, looks like everyone had fun!

I love the flower detail Starr, sunflowers are so pretty and awesome. I wish more grew around me.

meganbarkley said...

that yellow dress is so neat. I love that color!
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Melanie said...

I'm so jealous of your town's kickball leagues. How cool!

Melanie@Unravelled Threads

moonshinejunkyard said...

okay i really don't even know what kickball is, and sports are usually soooooo boring, but this? THIS! this is my kind of sporting event! i love the idea of themes and costumes and best of all, playing with a beer in hand. i love the happy slightly-crazed looks on everyone's faces. it's like a sporting event from my dreamworld. and you look fresh and springly in that yellow frock, glad to see you having a blast!

Rebecca said...

That's so amazing you have a kickball league where you get to dress up! I used to love the ninja turtles. Well done for channeling April! The pockets on that yellow dress are adorable.

~ the dandelion girl ~

fashionist__ahead said...

i love the nija turtles..
amazing photos..
:):)

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

hilarious! jake's turtle shell looks incredibly well constructed :)

Vintage Birdy said...

i just LOVE the overall feel of your blog. soft colours, soft edges, dreamy pictures. just wonderful. :]

tess said...

woah ninja turtle kickball! insanely awesome!

Robyn said...

You took WAY more pictures than I would have remembered to. Well done.

Brunch description has me drooling. That dress has me jealous. Those turtle costumes remind me of two years ago when I was a ninja turtle for halloween. Donatello in case you were wondering. :)

Meghan V. said...

Oh my gosh, that is so awesome!

B said...

That sounds like loads of fun! I love that there is a leisure league. There is just too much pressure in competitive sports!

B
A plus B

Ollie Otson said...

This whole adventure is awesome. Every one seems to be playing kickball in so off-ball way. I want to play! I'll definitely have to set something up this summer.

I love your yellow dress and your yellow box. What a great find!

Mel said...

Haha the turtle shells are so cute, and I love your yellow dress! How exciting, I haven't played kickball in ages and I would love to again!

Maggie said...

Beautiful dress!!! I just thought of a brimstone butterfly when I saw you in that dress. It looks so good on you :)
I also love your pictures. Looks like lots of fun :)

Luna : said...

killer turtle costume!!

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

I was part of a kickball league here in Nashville for awhile. Maybe I should start doing that again. We always had such fantastic fun! xo

princesspolitico said...

you have no idea how obsessed i was with the ninja turtles as a child... it was the only show my parents allowed me to "act out" in the living room, complete with pizza eating! what a fun post!

xo.
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