Click photos for larger view.
|Our Car: 1962 Chrysler Newport|
Lately we’ve been picking and choosing our car shows. We used to go to the local shows nearly every Saturday in our little town, but these tiny shows get boring with the same few people and the same few cars, and the small-town mentality that causes half the people present to assume I am Wiccan (I am not)… Usually we now hold out for a grand show in L.A. We did decide to pop in to a local show last weekend to say a quick hello to the old crowd. Turns out that most people were leaving by the time we got there, as it was quite cold and extremely windy. But we had fun going for a drive, just the same.
The sleeves are made by me from inexpensive, stretchy swim suit lining. I also made the choker – its just a length of fancy ribbon with a clasp attached in the back. And the lace headband is homemade, from a length of stretchy, double scallop-edged lace sewn into a circle. Ruched satin tank top and shrug are from random mall stores.
The lace skirt comes from Newport News. I really splurged on this skirt, as it was relatively expensive and I couldn’t bring myself to wait for it to go on sale. I was delighted when it arrived. The fit is perfect, the lace isn’t stretchy (stretch lace starts to look ratty so quickly in skirts, at least in my experience) and the matte finish makes it not too fancy for work. I was quite angry when the first time I wore it, I caught my wedding ring prongs in the lace and tore a tiny hole right in the middle of the front. It’s barely noticeable, but I know it’s there and it irritates me to no end. That’s what I get for sitting with my hands demurely folded in my lap.
Anyone else have a clothes-damaging tragedy they want share, to make me feel better?