Today, I feel like telling a story that has absolutely nothing to do with the outfit in this post, and no logical connection to a style blog. (Even as I typed that sentence, my brain was busily trying to think of a connection between the outfit and the story. Read on to see whether I succeeded at this...)
My face = thoughts on a truly epic fascinator. OH. There's the outfit-story connection: the story stars my mother, who loves hair flowers! Tenuous? Oh, absolutely! But I'm sticking to it.
Dress: Lucky 13, from Pinup Girl Clothing
Petticoat: Malco Modes Samantha in Ruby Red
Hair flower: Daisy Jean Floral Designs
Brooch: Atomic Lucite
My family used to have an ice-cream store called Sweet Cravings. (!!! I know! It was exactly as wonderful as you'd think to grow up in an ice-cream and candy shop.) My mother's parents opened Sweet Cravings a few years before I was born, and in the initial days, my mother and all her siblings would help out behind the counter.
Before I go any further, you should know one thing about my mom: the character of Dory is her spirit animal. She's happy, and the warmest, kindest person you'll ever meet, but she's also a little forgetful.
So sometime in the early 1980s, my mother was working behind the counter on a busy summer evening, and an older woman came in and ordered a banana split. My mother painstakingly crafted what I've no doubt was the most aesthetically pleasing banana split known to humanity, passed it to the woman, and continued to help customers.
A few minutes later, Banana Split Lady returned, and caught my mother's attention. Very sweetly, the woman informed my mother that there was a slight problem, with the following line: "I looked and looked, but I just couldn't find the banana!"
What my mother''s face probably looked like (artist's rendering)
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