Nothing But Blue Skies

Well, I hope you liked Patrick’s first post in his new series! It will be a rather inconstant series (ie: not on a regular weekly or monthly schedule) but a series none the less! Additionally, with the move to southern California, I’m excited to share similar types of posts with you, ones of architecture and filming locations, unique landmarks and a slew of museums that the area has to offer. All fall into my passion for history and am eager to share with you all!

On Sunday, Patrick and I joined fellow vintage and Disney loving friends for a meet-up at Disneyland. You may recall the holiday themed meet-up we went to in November. The theme selected for this January meet-up was “Blue Skies” and those attending were encouraged to wear something blue. I was elated, as blue is my favorite color to wear for January! The initial outfit that I planned when the meet-up was announced consisted of a black wool dress with ice blue accents, including a blue wide brimmed wool felt fedora, but when the weather report announced the day was going to be an incredible 85, I had to rethink my ensemble, and ultimately went for a rather summery “State Fair” look…oh well! It still had blue in it!

To kick off the day we met up in California Adventure and I finally met Oswald the Lucky Rabbit! And look! He was even dressed in blue like us! How fitting!

For those who are not super familiar with Walt Disney and his history, Oswald was one of Walt’s earliest creations, but in 1928 economic hardship and bad relations between Walt and a producer meant that Walt had to let Oswald go. However, on his way home Walt came up with the idea of Mickey Mouse. Since then Oswald was held by NBC Universal, until Disney’s current CEO, Bob Iger, expressed a desire to bring Oswald home, and in 2006 Disney negotiated for Oswald to return to Disney, by trading ESPN (as Disney owns ESPN) sports anchor Al Michaels for Oswald. Yes, Disney traded a real live person for a cartoon, and Michaels now reports for NBC Sports. But Oswald has had quite the homecoming and is now the icon of Disney’s California Adventure and loved by many who visit the park.

As a group, we went on various attractions together, and of course got many questions, most asked “Is it Dapper Day?” Some with a hint of horror in their voice, fearing they had missed it. As the sun went down we boarded the Mark Twain for a leisurely cruise along the Rivers of America.

I didn’t snap too many group photos, as we used someone’s PhotoPass+, and I’m still waiting on those photos, but I couldn’t wait to share, as we had so much fun! Maybe I’ll share them on my Facebook page…So if you don’t already like Atomic Redhead on Facebook, go do it now!

Outfit
Boater: Garage Sale!
Suit: House of Vintage, Portland, Oregon
Nude Fishnets: Oroblu, Nordstorm
Shoes: Miss L Fire
Purse: Found by my dad!
Disneyland Brooch: TheEmaE74
Disneyland Charm Bracelet: Can’t remember!

Patrick’s Outfit
Short: Living Threads, Portland, Oregon
Jeans: Freddies of Pinewood
Shoes: Nordstorm

10 thoughts on “Nothing But Blue Skies

  1. this outfit is a stunner! i love everything about it! from hat to toe: perfection!

    the past ten days i spent home sick – most of the time i wore a chunky sweater i just purchased from h&m’s winter sale. it has minnie mouse on it. since then days my man calls me minnie … hahaha 😉

  2. Oooh, Janey dear, this outfit is so, so sweetly fabulous! I love the all American influences of the blue, red and white here. Topped off with a classic straw boater, it’s pure vintage daywear perfection in my books.

    ♥ Jessica

  3. Oh. My. God! I’m basically seeing you as a female version of The Music Man, now, travelling from town to town doing a song and dance. But not, like, a con artist. Or maybe a con artist, I don’t know your life.
    What I’m trying to say is, I really, really like your outfit, and it looks like you had a great time with your friends.

  4. Your outfit!!!! (❤ヮ❤) I need to sew myself a dress just like that suit, and yes, I want to steal the purse and hat to match!! I think I am now on a mission to recreate your outfit someday… I mean, it’s just tooo tooo perfect!

    *so sorry, I hope you don’t mind the obsessive fan-girling over here* (=^ x ^=) ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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