3.11.2011

Museum Florals


Cardigan, Blouse, Shoes, Purse: Goodwill
Skirt:  Magpie & Birdie yard sale
Belt: Saver's

Here's the Sync photos from the lawn of the Old State House museum that I promised. I used an old botany lithograph for my inspiration, and well, this may have been the easiest "inspired by" look yet since the print was a near perfect match to this skirt already. You can read the article here if you'd like.

I didn't get any great establishing shots of the museum, but you may remember it from last weeks Hetterson photos. I promised some fun history facts, so here we go:

The Old State House served as the backdrop for both of Bill Clinton's presidential wins in 1992 and 1996. Apparently it's his favorite building in Arkansas, too! He also held a few cabinet meetings there.

Inside, in a dark preservation room, there's about 30 inagural gowns from all the different first ladies in Arkansas' history. I must have stared at the two Edwardian pieces for twenty minutes. There was Mrs. Robinson's gown from 1913 and Mrs. Hays' gown, also from 1913 –– I wonder why Governor Robinson left office so quickly? There were so many interesting details to gawk at. The flapper gown was quite a sight, too! This photo from sometime in the 50s shows a lady re-beading some of the 4000 rhinestones on it.

And that's just in one room of the museum. I'll find a way to talk about the cowboy paraphernalia, the courtroom scandals, and the Bonnie & Clyde spottings soon!

37 comments:

CAITLIN said...

that museum sounds so fascinating! i love spending rainy days wandering around quirky little museums... it's so meditative. you look lovely, as usual. that skirt is so pretty!

Steffy's Pro's and Con's said...

aw you look so pretty! i love loveee the floral printed dress it is amazing for spring, and the bag is so cute!

<3 steffy
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April said...

That's such a fun museum. A friend and I stumbled across it one day and had a blast!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Beautiful skirt pattern, lovely with brown!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

BaronessVonVintage said...

Gorgeous skirt! the museum sounds amazing!

Nádia said...

That skirt is LOVELY!!!

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Bridget said...

loove your outfit.

Klára said...

Beautiful skirt!

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Classy Chassy said...

I literally just read this article in Sync while waiting on my to go order at Taziki's! I did a little squeal when I saw your article because I ADORE your blog. And that beautiful skirt! This makes me want to take a trip to the Old State House. :)

Agne said...

love the floral print!

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Dylana Suarez said...

You look wonderful! I adore the skirt!

xoxo,

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Lúcia said...

you look so beautiful in the last picture!
lovely skirt!
xxxx

Frances said...

What a beautiful skirt! Echoes the print perfectly. And I've just seen your gorgeous dress from yesterday - am suffering from serious floral envy!

Jo said...

Beautiful outfit! + the museum sounds amazing! I'm so envious! x www.lostinthehaze.com

Liz said...

You have such a beautiful smile!! I just love that last photo.

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Jaclyn said...

Adorable! I love girly easy outfits like this for sightseeing. Your flats look so classic and I love your skirt.

Hannah said...

I love this outfit! That skirt is simply gorgeous. It looks lovely with the brown blouse

Whimsically Random said...

Hi Starr i love your outfit especially that gorgeous print on the skirt...

So much so I did a little sketch on my blog///

http://whimsicallyrandom.blogspot.com/2011/03/fashion-sketches.html

The Attic People said...

Love the floral skirt , its so fresh, spring like and pretty :)

Libby, Vintage Aplomb said...

Oh my gosh, that skirt is absolutely gorgeous! I love florals, and i say the more colorful the better, so I just love the colors in it!

Emily Saltzberg said...

Love! You look beautiful in these. Perfect outfit.

Lara said...

Wow, this skirt if fabulous! The floral print is amazing!

I am such a fan of museums especially local history ones. We have one in our hometown in the historic district and I love going into it. Its actually next to our General Store that sells old time candy and cards.

Linus said...

Nice print, and love the shape of the skirt!

Gina said...

Hellooo Springtime!
What a pretty costume!

xoxo,
Gina

The Natty and Jessie Show said...

The print on your skirt is beautiful. Just beautiful. This is like the third time I've visited your blog, just to look at it!

Le sigh.

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

This set looks like we stepped back in time quite a bit. you look gorgeous and I really love the skirt. Thanks for all the historical information. I love learning things like this.

MarieBayArea said...

thanks for the history lesson! and your skirt and that floral print are very pretty. the flowers look handpainted.

Callie Rew said...

Hey Starr! Going to your sisters moving sale was a lot of fun. I posted on my blog what I did with one of the pieces I bought there. Meeting you in person just made my day!

xoxo Callie

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Rebecca said...

such a pretty skirt. Having the inaugural dresses of the first ladies is such an interesting idea. I do love a good wander around a museum.

emma brown trithart said...

That skirt is 100% perfection, I can't believe it! How pretty, and you styled it great.

Stef / Diversions said...

Amzing gowns - your skirt is pretty awesome too! Stunning flower print! :)

hehe cowboy paraphernalia :D That just has to be a post in the making knowing you :)

Rosaspina Vintage said...

How lovely Starr, you look very sweet :)
And those gowns from the museum, I can totally believe you've been caught staring at them, they are gorgeous!
Have a great weekend!
Ale

Emilie said...

What a sweet skirt!

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Cassiopeia said...

Such a beautiful skirt! Gorgeous =D Xxxc

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Gabby said...

This outfit just goes to show you do not have to spend hundreds of dollar to look like a million dollars.
Great outfit post.

Gabrielle
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