Yesterday was a friend’s birthday, and we went to the drive-in to celebrate. One of the great things about celebrating the birthday at the 99W drive-in is that you can tell those working at the snack bar and before the movie they will announce everyone’s birthday and what ensues is an orchestra of “Birthday Beeps” – patrons wishing you a happy birthday with their horns. So after our friend’s name was announced multiple cars proceeded to honk their horns 26 times (telling your age is optional). It was all sorts of awesome.
I had been doing organizing around the apartment prior to going to the drive-in, and opted to be as comfortable as possible when it came time to leave; wearing one of my new favorites, a tee by Los Angeles based designer and manufacturer Nudee Dudee, who specializes in making beautiful vintage repro garments, and a pair of Freddies. I didn’t want to fuss too much with jewelry or make-up really, so I just tossed on a copper bracelet to reflect the belt I had on, and slapped on some lipstick, since I feel naked without it these days. I think a really common misconception about vintage is that it’s all skirts and big hair and it’s a huge fuss to get dressed. That really isn’t the case. A blouse and a pair of Freddies is instantly fashionable (seriously, I get so many compliments on my Freddies) but also incredibly comfortable.
Make the 99W Drive-In a regular habit by visiting it at 3110 Portland Road (aka Highway 99) in Newberg.