Over the weekend Patrick and I went to another one of Charles Phoenix‘s shows, and this one about our still-new-to-us home, Anaheim. Okay, well, we really live in Orange, but Anaheim is right next door, and I work in Anaheim! Phoenix’s presentation was at Anaheim High School, which is a beyond gorgeous 1930s school, built during that glorious and all too brief period where art deco and streamline architecture melded together.

The presentation benefited the Anaheim Halloween Parade, an event that has been going on for over 90 years! I am so sad we will be missing the event again. Last year we returned to Portland for a wedding, and this year I will be working. But at least I got to take a peek at their latest addition, a float inspired by a sucker box, and got to meet the Pumpkin Man!

As for other Halloween events, Patrick and I are attending one of Mickey’s Halloween Parties at Disneyland next week. Sadly, I haven’t had time to make myself a new costume, so I am repeating a costume from the past, though one that has not been to Disneyland yet. But I am working on a costume for Patrick. While most of his costume is found pieces, I do have to do some hand-painting on it, which I am able to squeeze in between work and other events.

Does your town have any Halloween traditions? Have you been or plan on attending them?

Dress: Bombshell Vintage, Portland
Scarf: Thrifted, pretty sure…
Belt: Bohemian Vintage, Portland, Or.
Shoes: Buffalo Exchange
Disneyland Hankie: Gift from the wonderful Lyndsie of Retro Rejuvenation, Coburg, Or.
Bakelite Oranges Necklace: Birthday gift
Bangles: Here and there
Purse: Found by my dad

6 thoughts on “Anaheimland

  1. This sounds like such a fun event, I would love to learn more about Disneyland’s history. Your outfit is beautiful, such a lovely shade of green with your complexion and the accessories are divine! Love that fruity necklace and great basket purse!

    • What a beautiful setting for beautiful you! That’s a stunner of an outfit, I love the colour of the dress with the orange accessories. And i am in love with those shoes, they’re gorgeous! xx

  2. Gorgeous dress. I used to work by anaheim high school. The architecture in that neighborhood is beautiful. Check out the houses nearby if you like old Victorians.

  3. Seriously beautiful outfit! I’ve been digging lime green (and similar shades) a lot lately. I only own one dress in this punchy hue and have been wearing it often this month. I’m impressed with how nicely lime plays with various fall hues. It’s an especially great way to bridge one’s summer wardrobe into their autumn fashion filled closet.

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

  4. As you may have been able to tell, I’ve been catching up on your blog of late, and I just have to say I love the ‘it’s a small world’ scarf/hanky you have in your pocket on this post!

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