Blue Skies


HI EVERYBODY !!!
WELL, THANK GOD FEBRUARY IS ALMOST OVER ;) THIS HAS POSSIBLY BEEN THE LONGEST MONTH OF THE YEAR...   ANY YEAR...  EVER !
BETWEEN MY MOM'S STROKE ( SHE IS IMPROVING, THANKS SO MUCH EVERYBODY :), 
THE 28 DAYS OF NIGHT ( A MOVIE I AM WORKING ON ) AND ALL THE RAIN/SNOW/RAIN, 
I FOR ONE AM FEELING A DOSE OF HOPE !
( THIS HAS BEEN THE FEWEST POSTS IN A MONTH EVER. 
WOW, I'M USUALLY NOT LIKE THAT, REALLY. ASK ANYONE. )

YA KNOW THOSE SCARY MOVIES WHERE THE 'MONSTERS' HAVE BEEN IN THE DARK SO LONG, THEIR SKIN HAS BECOME A TRANSLUCENT, SEE-THROUGH, KINDA SLIMY, HAIRLESS SHEEN AND THEIR EYES ARE ALL GLOWY? THEY HAVE SUPER NIGHT VISION AND THE 'NORMAL' FOLK ARE THE SCAMPERING FREAKED OUT ( AND TANNED ) PEOPLE THE 'NIGHT FREAKS' PICK OFF ONE BY ONE? 
I THINK I'M TURNING INTO ONE ....
MINUS THE CANNIBALISM.

BUT, AS THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A BITCH-FREE ZONE.... PSYCH ! ....
I AM GONNA SHOW OFF MY FAVORITE SPRING COAT, 
WHICH MAKES ME LOOK ALL HOUR-GLASSY. 
TAKE THAT, EXTRA 15 POUNDS ;)
TRIGLYCERIDES , SMYGLYCERIDES.....

I ACTUALLY HAVE A BUNCH OF SPRING OUTFITS ALL LINED UP ,
NOTHING NEW, OF COURSE, (pre-owned pledge) AND (MOSTLY) BUTTON FREE ... 
( I'm almost out ;)
PLUS, I PACKED AWAY MY SOCK HATS YESTERDAY.
ONWARD AND UPWARD !!!
HERE'S TO A GREAT WEEK :)
I'VE MISSED YOU ALL SO MUCH, THOUGH MY VARIOUS PJ'S AND ROBES WEREN'T MUCH TO BLOG ABOUT- ( my nights and days have gotten a bit askew ;)
xXx
Reva
ATTIRE:
COAT; SEARS (OLD)
HAT/SCARF: GROCERY STORE, (KROGER)
Extra-Long THICK BLACK LEGGINGS: COVINGTON

My Favorite Things .... Too Cool For School Jackets


HI EVERYBODY !
AND A BIG HI TO MY NEW FRIENDS.....
I just found some cool new stylish and funny as hell bloggers !
I love it when that happens....
Feeling so Inspired :)


THIS WEEK I AM SHOWING OFF A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS.
YOU PROBABLY KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE HATS, BUT I HAVE A SECRET... WELL NOT REALLY A SECRET, BUT MORE OF AN ILLNESS - ok, perhaps a fetish ?  I HAVE A STRANGE DESIRE THAT DRAWS ME TO ODD JACKETS. NOT THE TRENDY, COOL ONES, BUT THE ONES THAT HAVE BIG FLORAL PATTERNS, SOMETIMES QUILTED AND USUALLY , NO DEFINITELY, ONE OF A KINDS. PROBABLY BECAUSE EVERYONE ELSE WHO OWNED THE SAME JACKET THREW IT IN THE DUMPSTER MANY MOONS AGO, USES THEM AS CAT BEDS, 
( or gave them away for me to find ) ... YOU KNOW, CHURCH LADY JACKETS

THEY CAN BE VERY CHALLENGING, BUT I'VE FOUND THEY ALWAYS GO WITH 
BLACK BASICS OR JEANS AND A WHITE TEE. 
ALSO PAIRING THEM UP WITH A SUBTLE MIS-MATCHED SCARF
around the neck or as a belt, LOOKS GREAT AS WELL. ( A FUNKY HAT ALWAYS WORKS, TOO ;)
ABOVE IS MY LATEST FAVORITE AND IT'S EVEN REVERSIBLE ;)


my too-cool-for-school poses ...
by the by, my all-time favorite boots, too !
thanks, honey ;)
I feel so strange not smiling ...
ahhh, better :)
WHAT ARE YOU DRAWN TO ???
ATTIRE:
CHURCH LADY REFERENCE; SNL - JACKET: GOODWILL
SKIRT/ TURTLE-NECK: SEARS, VERY CHEAP(when i worked there)
BOOTS: BANANA REPUBLIC, GIFT FROM HUBS
HAT: VINTAGE, ANTIQUE MALL - PENDANT: WORLD MKT.
GLASSES: MINE, OLD AND NEAR-SIGHTED.

Bond, James Bond ..... ( Without the Tux )

THIS WEEK IS FULL OF A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS AND WILL YA CHECK OUT THIS MINI CAMERA ! IT'S REAL, FROM THE 50'S, 
AND UPON MORE RESEARCH, I GOT IT FOR A SONG...

IT'S A CRYSTAR SPY CAMERA, WHICH USED TO ACTUALLY WORK AND STILL HAS FILM IN IT ! 
( It may still work, though I am planning on making a pendant out of it )


THEN, THERE IS ONE OF MY NEWEST VINTAGE HATS.
ALL OF THE CRYSTALS REMAIN, BUT THE NET BEGAN TO FALL APART 
WHEN I PULLED IT OVER MY FACE. THESE ARE 2 THINGS I FOUND AT THE STURGIS ANTIQUE MALL.
(which is officially called the OLE' PANTS FACTORY Antique Mall (270) 333-9315)
(This antique mall rocks and the prices are usually very competitive.... 
remember the steampunk glasses ?) It resides in the western part of KY ( my former home-town) 
and they are gonna be getting a web-site going soon.



NOW ABOUT THE ECLECTIC OUTFIT ...
SPRING FLEW AWAY TODAY, SO I NEEDED ONE LAST DOSE OF WOOL. 
I'M A SUCKER FOR A GREAT FAIR ISLE CARDI ;) THEN I HAD TO WEAR THIS NECKLACE ,
( also from the Antique Mall, though not Vintage ) - 
I JUST BOUGHT IT BECAUSE I LIKED IT ;)  KIND OF A TRIBAL FEEL TO IT.


THIS MAY BE THE MOST ECLECTIC OUTFIT I'VE WORN IN A LONG WHILE ;)
VINTAGE HATS AND TRIBAL PENDANTS,
WOOL SWEATERS, TRENDY SKIRTS AND COOL TOYS !





SMILE !
AND HAVE A GREAT WEEK :)
xXx
Reva
ATTIRE: SWEATER/ SKIRT/ SCARF, THRIFTED
                  SUEDE BOOTS: OLD - BELT:F21
                   TURTLE NECK: OLD NAVY - TANK, MOSSIMO, OLD

MY FAVORITE HIPPIE DRESS











HI EVERYBODY !!!

THANKS TO FRIEND FRIDAY ( In which the questions surround body image ), AND MY SUPER FRIEND, the inspiring BELLA Q, AKA THE CITIZEN ROSEBUD, ( though she would dislike the image overload ;) BUT IN MY DEFENSE, THE GLORY OF THIS HIPPY DRESS DESERVES A BUNCH OF PHOTOS :) I WAS INSPIRED TO PICK UP MY CAMERA, DON ONE OF MY FAVORITE DRESSES AND GET MOTIVATED TO POP OFF SOME SHOTS AND PRACTICE TAKING SOME PORTRAIT SHOTS, ( which I'm finding out my 55mm lens is better for portrait shots than full-body ). THESE SHOTS ARE USUALLY WAIST TO TOP OF HEAD (ish) AND ABOUT 3-4 FT. AWAY...  I AM FINDING THAT USUALLY MEANS THE BEST IMAGES ARE EITHER WITHOUT MY LOWER LEGS OR MY HEAD ...
Dear Santa .......


ON BODY IMAGE : I USED TO ALWAYS ERASE "THE SNAKE" 
( the super-enlarged vein on my leg ) LAST YEAR, 
BUT AS I AM STILL WAITING FOR THE OK TO GET IT "TAKEN CARE OF", 
I AM GONNA STOP OMITTING IT. I EARNED IT, BY GOSH !!!
MAYBE I NEED TO START A WOMEN'S HEALTH POST ;) - I also used to crop out my cigarette ;)


IT'S FUNNY, BUT WHEN I WAS NOT MUCH YOUNGER THAN I AM NOW, I NEVER CONSIDERED THE CONSEQUENCES OF MY EATING HABITS, SMOKING, AND SO ON. THE FIRST THING THAT REALLY PROVED TO ME I WAS AGING, WERE MY WRINKLES ( so vain! ), BUT NOW IT'S CHOLESTEROL AND TRIGLYCERIDES..... WHEN DID ALL THIS HAPPEN?
I MUST HAVE BEEN ASLEEP ....... POSSIBLY IN A SUGAR-FILLED COMA ...


I ALSO USED TO HATE THE WAY I LOOKED WHEN I SMILED. NOW, I FEEL LIKE I APPEAR SULLEN OF I DON'T SMILE :) - THE POWERS OF BLOGGING I SUPPOSE !


WELL, BEFORE I DROP OVER FROM CLOGGED, SMOKE-FILLED ARTERIES, I AM GONNA BE POSTING SOME OF MY FAVORITE PIECES THIS COMING WEEK.
I HOPE YOU ENJOY THEM AS MUCH AS I DO ....



HAVE A TERRIFIC WEEKEND ;)
xXx
Reva
ATTIRE: DRESS; LOOSE LUCY'S, GIFT
                 SCARF: KROGER GROCERY STORE
                  BOOTS: DAN POST, THRIFTED - SOCKS: HUBS
                  HAT: BETMAR, THRIFTED - SUNNIES: GROCERY $2.00
                  CUFF: F21 - PENDANT- CINCY SPRING FLING VENDOR- BROOCH: 1928, RETIRED

A Dose Of Vitamin D






AND OFF WITH THE JACKET !!!
( FOR TODAY ANYWAYS ;)
I FEEL SO GIRLY-GIRL !


WITH A THRIFTED LIBERTY OF LONDON PRINT SKIRT, 
( though I believe it's a little girl's size), TULLE, LACE AND HEARTS .
I STILL FEEL NAUGHTY IN THESE SOCKS ;)
BUT IN A GOOD WAY ...


I THINK THIS SAYS IT ALL ....
I LOVE YOU SPRING !!!
SO HAPPY YOU'RE BACK ;)
ATTIRE:
JACKET/ SKIRT/ SCARF/ BELT/ SHOES : THRIFTED: GOODWILL
TEES: HANES / OLD NAVY
OVER-KNEE-SOCKS/ TIGHTS : SEARS
HAT: DOT'S. LAST YEAR - CHARM BRACELETS; OLD - BIG HOOPS: ???
PINK WATCH: SEARS, OLD - SUNNIES: GROCERY STORE 2.00

Vintage Buttons on Everything .....


HI EVERYBODY !!!
I'VE BEEN SEWING VINTAGE BUTTONS ONTO ANYTHING THAT DOESN'T MOVE THIS PAST WEEK. 
( MY CAT IS A LUCKY LITTLE GIRL .... AND QUITE FAST )
I FOUND THIS VINTAGE CASHMERE SWEATER FOR 50 CENTS AND THANKS TO MY DAD AND MOTHER-IN-LAW I HAVE BUNCHES OF OLD BUTTONS TO PLAY WITH ;)
( I love the second - hand pledge ! )



IT'S BEEN REALLY HARD FOR ME TO GET BACK INTO THE WORLD OF BLOGGING.
I TRULY APPRECIATE EVERYONE'S WELL WISHES AND CONCERNS RE: MY MOM. 
SHE'S STILL HANGING IN THERE....
ME?  I KINDA FEEL LIKE THE KID WHO'S BEEN OUT OF SCHOOL WITH MONO, 
AND AM TRYING TO GET BACK INTO THE SWING OF THINGS. IT'S A WORK IN PROGRESS :)
I'LL BE BACK ON TRACK SOON ;) ( The buttons have been my meditative, centering  task )


( FOR NOW, THE "RAW" SERIES IS STILL ON HOLD, WHILE I STILL MEND,
BUT I WILL BE LETTING EVERYONE KNOW WHEN, AS TO ALLOW FOR TIME. 
THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE :)
I HOPE TO SPEND THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS CATCHING UP !
xXx
Reva

ATTIRE: VINTAGE CASHMERE SWEATER W/
                  VINTAGE BUTTONS
                    LT. PINK TANK: HANES, OLD
                     THRIFTED MAXI SKIRT
                      THRIFTED BOOTS/ OVER-KNEE-SOX: TARGET
                        SUNNIES: OLD/ HAT: GROCERY STORE

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