6.02.2010

my memorial day in a country place.

I know I'm a little late on my Memorial Day postings, but I've just now found the time to sort through my photos. I really didn't have any grand plans for the weekend, and Jake had to work on Monday so I was stuck at home doing the normal internet stuff. Luckily, mom called pretty late in the morning to let me know that they were throwing together a BBQ for that afternoon. I was happy to have some sort of Memorial Day festivities to take part in!

I took Monkey for the long, curvy car ride out to my parents out, and since I've never owned a cat before I had no idea she would get so car sick. Like, REALLY REALLY sick, pooping and puking in the backseat of my car. It was a disaster, poor baby. She was really good when we got to my parents though. It was the first time ever to have my two favorite pets together, but there was no way I could capture the moment. Monkey feels the need to hiss at any other animal nearby, so I left her out of the pictures. This is my baby, Dakota. I've had him since I was thirteen, I think.

After stuffing my belly, I went out to the yard to get some pictures. I love all the random kids toys thrown about their country yard and all the little sun spots that peek through the forest wall beside them.








Blouse: Ebay $5
Skirt: AA $40
Hat: Thrift $3
Shoes: Cynthia Vincent for Target
Canvas Backpack: Baggu $28

I was so incredibly hot after the photos that I couldn't resist a dip in the pool. It was a great excuse to wear my new/old suit too! Mom took the camera from me for a little bit and got some ultra goofy photos of me while I was swimming, but I kept it pretty sane and only posted one of the silly shots.




It was a good family day. :)

Also, the Moonshine Hill giveaway was supposed to end today, but I'm going to throw in a bonus day for you all to enter. I'm ending it tomorrow though, so if you want to win that cute buggy shirt get your entry in now!

43 comments:

Amanda said...

You look adorable! I love the mixed prints in your outfit, it works so well. Looks like you had a blast. What I wouldn't give for a dip in the pool right now!

Brittany said...

Oh, I have a swimsuit in the same style from the 50s! I need to post it!
PS- I've been dreaming of a hat like this one!

Maria Confer said...

OH, what a fun day Starr!! I adore both your looks so much and your hat is incredible.

The new layout and header looks amazing.

Lulu Letty

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

this is positively adorable. i love the mix of prints with the flowers and the stripes, and that bathing suit is perfect.

and dakota is gorgeous! i've had louie since i was 13 as well.

Becky said...

You look so gorgeous!! I'm in love with this outfit. oh nd i wanz 2 snuggle ur goggie!

Cat said...

How cute you look in your Memorial Day ensemble!!!! Sorry to hear you had a sick pet...poor thing :(

Nico said...

What a cute memorial day outfit! i really love your bathing suit, too. :)

Rebecca said...

Love this outfit. The print of the shirt with the skirt works really well. Looks like a really fun day.

Melanie's Randomness said...

That swimsuit is just adorable!!! Dakota is so cute!!

Love the new layout!!

lumikha said...

so cute! and that swimsuit is soooo darling! i want one too!

MarieBayArea said...

your pup and your swimsuit are too cute! love your first outfit too.

MarieBayArea said...

oh, and so sorry to hear about your kitty getting so car sick. poor thing.

Alicia said...

Your outfit is full of win; I love it! I've been eyeing up that skirt at AA; this is the best styling I've seen of it.

moonshinejunkyard said...

what a great day...there's nothing like heading "home" and getting to enjoy feeling like a kid in your parents' house and yard. i love the kid toys! your family is really cool and i love their big yard (sort of reminds me of my own but my pool is waaaaay pathetic compared to this!) and your dog and little brother, it all looks downright jolly.

yeah, we've always had cats and never had one that could become a car-riding pet. that does happen for some kitties though, but we've always had ones that get sick like poor little monkey. cats are sensitive creatures. she'll get over the hissing too once she gets to know dakota. i bet they'll be besties.

happy summer to you!

Q's Daydream said...

aww, poor kitty!!!
Your outfit is perfect!!! I love the patterns together and that hat is fantastic. and swimming is one of my favorite things in the entire world! I think we might have a pool at our new apartment...I hope!
xoxo :o)

Q's Daydream said...

Oh yes and the bathing suit is AMAZING!

meganbarkley said...

such CUTE photos! I absolutely love that old swimsuit, super pretty. I need to get myself a hat like that :)

tess said...

I love the tire swing photos!

Clare said...

These are lovely pictures, and it sounds like you had a fabulous weekend!

Aromy said...

I just stumbled upon your blog... and I have the same Baggu bag in the same color! Isn't it a lovely bag? My new summer staple!

sarah said...

Oh, pretty skirt! The stripes are so cute and festive. And the swimsuit is so perfect!

Oneechan said...

I LOVE/ADORE/CRAVE your swimsuit!! May I steal it? ehm.. I mean.. Where did you get it?? (*craaaaaaave*)

xx Sophie

http://sophieneechan.blogspot.com

fashionforwriters.com said...

The swimsuit is amazing!! And I'm glad you got that AA skirt--it's so so so so you. Did I mention that you inspired me to buy a hat for the first time in my life and also that Baggu bag. I blame you for my financial downfall and maybe a sudden upswing in cuteness thank to some new accessories...

xo Jenny

Lucy, Dear Fish said...

Love the hat, the tire swing and the sunshine! What more could you want from a memorial day?

Seval said...

Hello! I've been following your blog for a few days and I'm very happy to see your post... This post especially inspires me because I have a white-navy vertical striped skirt and I have difficulties to combine it with other items. But this gives a good idea! Thank you! Have a nice day!

Mimmi Kristina said...

love the hat

paulinabelle said...

girl, you are so stunning! these photos are gorgeous, i adore everything about your outfit, and the tire swing gives your photos such a lovely vibe. also i love your swimsuit sooo much. it makes me want a vintage suit even more. ahh you are wonderful!!!

Maria said...

you look lovely!!... happy too :3
sounds like you had an awesome memorial day!

broom people said...

I don't comment very much here (maybe because you get so many already, intimidating!) but I really love this outfit, I think it is one of your best yet. And that baggu, I had been thinking of getting one and these pictures have convinced me! Anyway, you look great.

Rosie said...

Looks like fun minus the cat poop and vomit :( I saw that bag on a few blogs and loved it! It so simple and looks like it goes with everything!

Jasmine said...

i am in love with both outfits! the photos of you in the bathing suit with the playground is so cute! i've been eyeing that skirt from AA for a while but i think i just need to bite the bullet and buy it for this summer :)

Ollie Otson said...

These are so fun! I love your mix of floral and stripes.

Shelby said...

I really like the AA skirt. What size do you have. I never know with AA sizes and I have to order online...

M. said...

stop it. that bathing suit is the cutest thing ever! ahhhh! I need it. and of course your actually outfit is amazing as well, I love the yellow peter pan collar shirt, it's so pretty and so very you!

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

Sara Lynn said...

awww! You look so sweet in both your outfit and the bathing suit :) Dakota is a cutie as well! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

Manja said...

Oh, this outfit is too adorable! The hat, the skirt - everything is so perfect! I am really loving this :)

Anonymous said...

Your parents live in a BEAUTIFUL place! The background fits perfectly with your dreamy style.

-Jodi @ http://alexisbittarretail.wordpress.com

(p.s.: we're big fans!)

B said...

This post looks so fun! Especially the swimming pictures- you're surrounded by fun floaty toys!

Your red hat looks like another version of the blue one you have. I want them both :)

Justice Pirate said...

OH MY GOSH. I love your bathing suit with insane love. haha. It is modest and gorgeous. The running photo of you is adorable. I love the tire shot too of you next to it.

Is your dog a Collie? I have a Shetland Sheepdog, but my Uncle has a gorgeous collie that I love too (he's had about 5 of them over the past 30 years). Sorry that you had to clean up puke and poop. At least you have a good attitude about it.

I have yet to post my Memorial Day photos. . .probably won't be able to until Monday.

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

your blouse is super, super cute. is it vintage, too? i like the way it looks paired with stripes.

Diana said...

The photo of you running is priceless.

avalonne summers said...

Awww so cute!!! You're a doll! That hat is perfection with the swimsuit, amazzzing!

princesspolitico said...

aw you look so happy and beautiful in these shots! the swimming photos are the best - its great to see you actually making us of your vintage clothes in action!

love this post!

xo.
princesspolitico.blogspot.com