Sunday, April 19, 2009

She Could Throw A Whirling Dervish Out Of Whirl

(we heart it)

There's just something about balloons.
They make me smiley and giddy.

We had the most perfect weather imaginable this weekend, so I took advantage by putting on my new favorites clothes and dancing around outside in them.

sweater, vintage ~ silk tank, mom's ~ shorts, forever 21 ~ shades, forever 21

The world would be a better place if everyone was barefoot all the time.
Really, who isn't happier being barefoot?
My friends call this my Golden Girls sweater.

dress, vintage

I usually end up feeling stiff and posed in my pictures.
I tried to remedy that by twirling around a lot. It helped.
The dress worked well with being spun, don't you think? It's very photogenic.
While whirling around I had one bit from The Sound of Music stuck in my head:

She'd outpester any pest, drive a hornet from its nest, she could throw a whirling dervish out of whirl. She is gentle, she is wild, she's a riddle, she's a child, she's a headache, she's an angel, she's a girl.

This dress makes me feel like a whirling dervish.
And also like an extra from one of my favorite movies, Mona Lisa Smile.


Can someone explain to me the difference between thrifted and vintage?
Are they the same, and vintage just sounds fancier? Or is there actually a difference?

And finally, a poem. It reminds me of spring.

exhilaration is the breeze ~ emily dickinson

Exhilaration is the Breeze
That lifts us from the Ground
And leaves us in another place
Whose statement is not found —

Returns us not, but after time
We soberly descend
A little newer for the term
Upon Enchanted Ground —

Spring break is finally, most unfortunately, over.
Wish me luck.


The Clothes Horse said...

I adore your plaid shorts and vintage dress. I completely agree with you on balloons as well--I even did a post on my love of balloons once. :)
Oh and good luck with the end of spring break. said...

I wish you luck! You are so beautiful, and I love the way you wear clothes. The dress, especially!!

Austere said...

I really like the vintage dress, the print is really fun! All the balloon pictuers were nice.

Louisee x said...

Those shorts are amazingly cute! And the shades & cardi go together perfectly :).

I also absolutely adore that vintage dress, it's gorgeous!

The difference between vintage & thrifted, is that vintage usually either comes from vintage stores costing a bit more than thrift stores, however you can get some pieces in thrift stores that are classed as vintage.
so the two do kind of overlap i guess.

Karen said...

those balloon photos are just lovely, i love all of themn and you looks so cute in the print dress!

Oranges And Apples said...

Hi, love all the clothes and the balloons!

In my opinion, anything at least twenty years old is vintage (it really annoys me when people refer to stuff from 2000 as vintage), thrifted just means bought in a thrift store/charity shop/op shop, it doesn't even necessartily have to be second hand. This seems to be the way most people use it anyway.


Helen said...

That dress is so adorable I love it.

Eeli said...

Aaah i love everything about this post lol. The outfits, your glasses, the poses, that movie! GAAAAAH :D

xx Eeli

Gєммα;∂ιℓєммα. said...

Hehe. Balloons are the best. Especially plenty of colourful ones just floating through the sky.

You're so lucky to have some sun. Those outfits are awesome. I love the shorts.

I think that vintage has to be a certain age whereas thrifted is just something second hand and cheaper than expected. Haha.


Kay said...

I love the title of this post (: You look really nice in your dress

cherie said...

my fave photo with balloons is the one from the miss dior cherie ad. i think everyone loves them as they reminds us of birthday parties and fun.

i love your glasses btw. very nice blog :D i'll add you on blog lovin

jessica said...

balloon photos !!
and i love your sunnies .
i think that vintage is when it's very old , like decades old; and thrifted just means secondhand .
that's my opinion .

La Mode is Rad! said...

Nice shorts!

fashionista housewife said...

Hi there,

Thanks for the nice comment :)
btw, i love you blog...
would u like to exchange links?


Sydnie said...

I love balloons ... the way they look in a picture is just divine! Your outfit is awesome, too! Thanks so much for the nice comment you left on my blog!


tanya said...

your post title is seriously AWESOME. Love it ;-)

Flashes of Style said...

Aww I love this post! The balloons are just too pretty,and your dress is just so fantastic.

Parapluie said...

Love the sun glasses! :) The dress has a wonderful pattern, too

Jennifer said...

Cute blog! I'm digggin the Golden Girls sweater. Hehe ;)
And I do love Emily Dickinson as well...great poem.

Kathy said...

i love your shorts as much as i love we heart it images.. they both are just awesome!

Bia said...

Ilove that shorts ^^

Francheska said...

this is an amazing post!
it has a bit of everything in it!
I love the poem! so beautiful!
actually goes really well with the balloon photos which are all absolutely breathtaking! i love balloons too! I swear im still a child !! :)

Marilyn Hayward said...

I love balloon photos. In regards to thrifted vs vintage, sometimes things that are thrifted aren't even vintage. Like, I have yet to consider 90s clothing vintage. I don't really differentiate, though. If I say something is vintage, it's usually been thrifted because after a childhood of being groomed to spot vintage in thrift stores, I have a hard time paying the amount of money that vintage stores ask. ...Wow, what a novel!

Emz said...

The balloons are too cute! I love your outfits =) And I loved Mona Lisa Smile too!!

Maggie May said...

i adore your hair, so beautiful

Raquel said...

I love the shorts look, and also the dress is very pretty.
balloons make me dream :)

Eri said...

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Just came across your blog and enjoyed it.
Please come and visit mine too.
I hope to see you soon.

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

The balloons are fun! Also I love your shorts. I think the difference form thrifted and vintage is that vintage is pre 1980's and thrifted is 1980's up until now.

cocorosa said...

love the balloons, and love your outfits! lovely blog :) xoxo

Maddy said...

Hey, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!
I really like your blog. And these pics a divine!
Would you like to swap links?

Missa said...

Fun post! I like the combination of your golden girls sweater with the plaid shorts, it brings out the blue in them and it's a nice pattern mix :)

Phuongalong said...

ahh i love the balloon shots. Coincidentally I have a similar photo up on my blog that i recently posted. cute blog, great style. keep it up!

yiqin; said...

Your shorts are so cute!!!!! I love holding balloons but I might cry when theyt get burst! I always feel so scared

Kimmy said...

lovely pictures and great style too.

Ur blog is really great.

Would love it if you could check my blog out too.

Cassiopeia said...

love the balloons. love the green sweater. love the dress. love the blog :-)

thanks for the lovely comment!


FrouFrouu said...

argh plaid shorts. love! need! particularly lovely with the turquoise cardigan.

- frouu

Anonymous said...

plaid shorts you have are great.i just adore plaids:)
ohh yes mona lisa smile is also one of my favourite movies..
and i love these ballon pictures..very cute:)

Eda said...

I love the photos with you wearing that beautiful dress..they are so dynamic and full of energy!

DreamyGirl22 said...

Those balloon pictures are amazing! I really love the clothes in Mona Lisa Smile, I would love to wear them! Also, I love those red shorts, and that dress!!

Yuka said...

thanks! yes we can exchange links. ill add you right now. let me know when you have added me too. thanks!

BeeTas said...

OMG,your blog is fabolous!!!
thank you

Shin said...

Yay! Balloons are so fun to be around! I love your plaid shorts, so playful and cool! xxoxoxo

Piglet said...

Thanks for your nice comment :)
I love those shorts and the dress.
The balloon pictures are gorgeous.

miky said...

lovley shooting!!!

patti said...

Oh my god, i just saw mona lisa smile yesterday, and the clothes was so inspiring. wanted to make a post about it, but couldn't find so many good pictures. but really love the style, and not the least the subject in that movie.