aloha vintage


Today Clara is modeling the vintage blouse my Aunty brought home from Hawaii in the 70's. I just came across it again and have spruced it up to wear in this hot summer weather. I think the shell necklace also came from Granny and Aunty's Hawaiian adventures. They went to Maui several times when I was just a girl and always brought back the most fantastic things.

Once they brought home the best gift for me - a bicycle for my Barbie doll! It was yellow (back in the 70's, Mattell made Barbie accessories in yellow, not pepto pink) and I was thrilled to have it. I spent hours playing with it and trying to bend poor Barbie's legs so she could ride more comfortably. But with her high arch and straight knees, she just sat on the seat with her oh-so-perfect posture and her delicate hands squeezed into the handle brakes, staring at the ground. I still have that retro plastique bicycle but I rarely play with it...

I think I will press my white jeans and wear this funky little top somewhere this week. Sorry, Clara!

8 comments:

The Fan said...

Clara's looking very 'Shirley Partridge'in her mini muumuu! And the pooka shells, wow, the whole outfit is almost 40 years old! I guess everything old really IS new again!!

mo said...

so happy to have found your cheery blog.....please take a photo you wearin that lovely blouse and share it!

your friend mo

p.s. thank you for includin me on your list - i am very honored!

Seeker said...

Now, THAT's some retro top. Should be cool and airy for this hot weather we're having.

the fan said...

I caught a glimpse of you leaving to teach the Art Class at the University - you told me that the subject of your class was 'Perspective'- well, from MY perspective, you looked liked a million bucks in your 'Clara'blouse and trim white pants.I was wondering: how DO you teach Art in WHITE PANTS?????

Saucy said...

Very, very carefully! I have to teach again tomorrow so no blog tonight!

Mrs. Staggs said...

Love the blouse. Reminds me of my trips to Hawaii and the beautiful Aloha spirit that lives there. I've been to Maui a couple of times, but usually spend time on Kaui. Love it there. Now you're making me feel like it's time for another visit soon.

Rosa said...

What a wonderful idea to "show" your vintage tops. I have some (that unfortunately no longer fit) that I refuse to get rid of. Love the shirt too!

Christine said...

I went to Hawaii this year and I had the greatest time. It seemed wherever you went there was always something awesome and original to buy which is how I wound up spending most of my money. ANYWAYS. I can't believe you still have that bicycle around! I wish I kept more things from my childhood. It's a cute shirt, definitely steal it from Clara.

Christine Bruce
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