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!
posted Tuesday, July 25, 2006