California Birthday Girl
Overall April has been quite hectic and extremely busy, and to add to it, my birthday fell on Easter this year. So there wasn’t really the opportunity to celebrate proper, however, a few of my fellow heathens and orphans and I decided to get gussied up and head to Disneyland. I call us “heathens and orphans” meaning we don’t celebrate the holiday and/or we don’t have close relatives in which to celebrate with.
As it was my birthday, I decided to wear one of my birthday presents, instead of going for a pastel Easter inspired ensemble.
It’s no surprise to long time readers of the blog that I love a good vintage California themed textile (I did a whole blog post on linens and scarves awhile back), and I almost passed out when I spied this skirt on Pinterest eons ago. Honestly, I had resigned myself to the fact I would never get it, because border prints are notoriously expensive, (and I swear getting more expensive by the second) and I had never seen one for sale! But I was overjoyed when fellow blogger, Frances of Polka Polish mailed this to me. I paired it with one of Match Accessories latest creations, a wooden poppy flower brooch, as the poppy is the official state flower of California, along with my California themed charm bracelet.
For those perhaps unfamiliar with California, or perhaps can’t make out the details of the skirt, it features Catalina at the top, Mission Santa Barbara (you can view our visit to it here), the San Fransisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and Joshua trees in bloom along the bottom.
Patrick and I are planning a combined birthday party later next month, as Patrick’s birthday is in May. Also, super sorry for all of the theme park posts lately! I know theme parks aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, so sometimes I try to make them more outfit centered, like with this post.
Peasant Top: Pinup Girl Clothing
Brooches: Match Accessories
Skirt: Gift from Frances, Polka Polish
California Charm Bracelet: Made up of vintage charms found here and there
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4 comments on “California Birthday Girl”
swoon the whole outfit is sheer perfection
A belated Happy 🎂 Birthday to you Janey! What a lovely gesture, to be sent that fabulous skirt. It was meant to be xx
Thank you so much!