I have been holding out on you.
That sounds worse than it is. You see, I just assume that after I write a story, you have read it and will know what I mean even before I have published it here. But there are so many stories I need to publish and maybe then I will be understood… Or not.
Same with my closet. I think that you must know what lurks in the depths of it. But how could you? When I, myself, often overlook things.
Like this dress.
I bought it at the beginning of the year. Felt bad about buying it. Stashed it in My Closet of Guilt and never wore it.
As one does.
But I came upon it last week and fell in love.
It is a vintage dress purchased from Etsy. I love shopping for vintage clothes on Etsy. There are a plethora of beautiful pieces. With so many different sellers, the prices vary, so it is a good idea to look around. I cannot believe the prices some sellers ask for both low and high. Check the seller’s feedback for reviews. Check their social media and Etsy home page to see if they are running any coupon codes. My dress was $64 and I thought this was fair.
It is the very best color. An odd shade of green that takes on different hues depending upon how the light hits it.
It has the most amazing embroidery of deep blues and bright pinks tickled through with tiny mirrors. Yes, tickled.
The bracelet is from World Market a few months ago (similar here). Have you been to World Market lately? They are killing it in the jewelry department.
I took these pictures at my dad’s house. I liked how the Juniper Tree matched my dress. My husband, the photographer, did not like the matching. He wished for more contrast.
I feel the same way about the model’s thighs.
You work with what you have.
The only thing I can remember about Juniper Trees growing up is that coyote feces is full of Juniper berries. And so I avoided any and all Juniper Trees as a child, positive that there were coyotes lurking beneath each and every one.
Speaking of coyotes, I am no longer afraid. Our cluster of homes sit upon the edge of our town. This means frequent coyote spottings as we venture out. Two days ago, it was pouring rain in California. My husband saw a soaking wet, miserable looking, coyote dart into the bushes in front of his car.
It was all that he spoke of that day. He said it was the saddest sight. The coyote looked thin and bewildered by its wet surroundings.
There are not very many Juniper Trees here.
Did you grow up around wild things? Do you own a vintage dress? Do you store it and not wear it or wear it all of the time? Do you know odd facts about animal feces? Or is that just me?