Squash Blossom

I’m sure that many of you have noticed the recent uptick in western and Mexican inspired wardrobe choices that I’ve been posting lately. As mentioned in my wardrobe woes post, I have been gravitating towards these looks more and more, which has led me to drooling over the beautiful pieces made of sterling silver and turquoise, among them, the coveted squash blossom necklace and figural clamper bracelets. I was oh’ing and aw’ing over a clamper on Ebay, then fell madly in love with a squash blossom at a local vintage shop not too long ago. Patrick knew how much I loved them both, but they both carried hefty price tags, like Christmas or birthday present kinds of price tags. With my birthday looming Patrick asked me which one I loved more, the clamper or the necklace, and openly admitted to having plans to purchase the clamper for my birthday. While surprises are always nice, I like the fact that Patrick was considerate enough to ask me to make sure which item I’d be the happiest with. I chose the squash blossom.

I couldn’t be more happier with it! It’s absolutely perfect in every way. I’m greatly looking forward to integrating it with my wardrobe.

As for my actual birthday, it was spent driving. Yeah, driving. Why? Because Patrick and I bought a car! As our car has to be delivered from a different dealership, my mother came up to visit me for my birthday and was nice enough to go out with us using her car to practice driving, as Patrick and I haven’t really driven a whole lot in recent years. In high school I lived just four houses and across the street from our school, and Patrick enjoyed riding his bike. Meanwhile in college nearly everywhere we needed to go was twenty minutes or less by bike, and the same on transit, which was free, as we were university students. When we moved to Portland our proximity to a transit center, where once again nearly everything was twenty minutes away, left us not really needing a car. However, more frequent trips to Fabric Depot (quite possibly the one very unpleasant place to get to on transit) as well as some future plans (that will remain under wraps until things get settled) have made us desiring a car more and more. We settled upon a new Ford Fusion, and I can’t wait for it to arrive.

I’ll still have a bit of a party, this weekend, as we plan to take our new car out to the drive-in and see whatever happens to playing, pending weather, with some friends. Otherwise…I guess we’ll just go out to dinner or something!

Outfit
Patio Dress: Retro Rejuvenation, Coburg, Oregon
Belt: Expo
Necklace: Birthday gift from Patrick, but from Magpie, Portland, Oregon
Bracelet: Buffalo Exchange, Portland, Oregon
Earrings: Antique Alley, I think…
Shoes: Re-Mix Pleated Toe Wedges, via a rummage sale!

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