I Don’t Work Here.

After sitting on something during a recent visit to Disneyland (thankfully nothing too horrific, and I was in a repro skirt), I decided I should buy some more repro skirts, and felt that Pin-Up Girl Clothing‘s boutique in Burbank would offer the best solutions. Additionally Patrick decided it was finally time to splurge and buy some jeans from Self Edge. So yesterday evening we found ourselves in Burbank and LA.

At Pin-Up Girl, I bought two skirts, and also visited Miss Charlotte’s Vintage, an antique shop across the way where I picked up three vintage hatboxes. At Self Edge, Patrick was in denim heaven, and walked out with two pairs of Japanese denim jeans, and it just so happened that Self Edge was across the street from a Buffalo Exchange, which we popped into. And I’m sure you’ll be seeing many of my new purchases soon!

Initially we planned to eat dinner at home, but our stomachs began to grumble and decided to wait out rush hour traffic at a Ruby’s Diner. Now, in case you aren’t familiar with Ruby’s Diners, they are a chain of those joints that attempts to capture the golden age of diners in the 50s, with white and red upholstery, girls running around in adorable waitress uniforms, and lots and lots of chrome. They serve classic American fare, as well as shakes and malts. After being seated, I jumped up to go to the restroom, only to be waved down by a patron. At first I thought it was someone who recognized me from Disneyland, or somewhere, only to be asked if I could bring the check. “Oh! I don’t work here. Sorry.” I said, only to have the woman look at me as if I insulted her, but I just turned and continued toward my destination. I won’t lie, this wasn’t the first time something like this has happened, but it felt odd, as every waitress dresses the exact same at Ruby’s (red and white stripe dresses), and I was wearing nothing similar, with the exception of the color red. How about you? Have you ever been mistaken for a waitress or employee of a retro establishment, be it a restaurant or shop?

Top: Scully by way of Buffalo Exchange, Portland, Oregon
String Tie: Elsewhere Vintage, Orange, California
Saddle Ring: Central Park Antique Mall, Bakersfield, California
Turquoise Ring: Don’t remember…
Earrings: Aquanetta
Skirt: Tatyana, when it was Bettie Page Clothing
Nude Fishnets: Nordstorm
Shoes: Miss L Fire
Black Tooled Leather Purse: Retro Rejuvenation, Coburg

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