Purple and Pinks



 As I'm posting this, the sun is calling us out, though yesterday I was ducking and dodging rain to pop off these photos :) It was really chilly too, but a sequined scarf and feathers made the day much brighter. 

I am going through my maxi's, trying to find new and different ways to wear them and it been challenging. I'm trying to think outside the box, so we'll see. I swear, i think i could just do maxi's all summer!
Nah, too boring ;)
attire: skirt: Sears,old
               tops: old / boots: Penny's
               scarf & earrings: Rue21 / beret: wig shop
              sunnies: Kroger

Feathers, Turbans and Knots Oh My !


This year definitely seems to be the year of the maxi dress, skirt and ultra long, wide leg pants. Since I have always had a closet full of long skirts, i am really enjoying trying new, fun ways to wear them.
One of my favorites and easiest ways to freshen up an old gypsy skirt is to knot it. Even double knots are fun. I am in the process of chopping some bohemian cotton ones to be short in the front and long in the back, thus making fun shoes or boots seen and not just heard :)
I still need to learn to measure twice, cut once ;)


And don't get me started on the turbans and scarves and feathers...
Love, love, love em' !
and a big thanks to the beautiful Sacramento :)
( I like it better, too ! )
xXx
Reva

ATTIRE: SKIRT: VERY OLD 80'S /CROPPED SWEATER: OLD (SEARS?)
                TOPS: TANKS/SEARS, DILLARDS
               GREEN SANDALS: TARGET (2 YRS) / ANKLE CHAINS: BLACK MKT. MINERALS
                FEATHER EARRINGS: RUE 21 / SCARF: KROGER
                SUNNIES: VINTAGE / CLUTCH, OLD NAVY,THRIFTED

Light Bright


making things with li-i-ight, what a sight making things with lite brite .........
remember that little ditty ?

HAPPY MONDAY :)
I THOUGH A BLAST OF COLOR WOULD BE A GREAT START TO THE WEEK.... 
SO KA-BAM ! HERE YA GO !!! THOUGH I DO ADVISE USING DOUBLE-SIDED TAPE TO PULL OFF THE GLADIATOR LOOK. YEP, THEY WENT SOUTH IMMEDIATELY -
PLUS, I FELT KINDA SILLY...


AND, WE HAVE MORE TICKETS TO SEE LUCINDA WILLIAMS IN JULY. YIPEE-KAI-YA-YAY ! THOUGH I REFUSE TO GROUP  HER IN THE COUNTRY GENRE, JUST GREAT WRITING AND BLUES ;)


AND A SMALL PONDERING:
I THOUGHT THAT BY THE TIME I WAS 47, I WOULD BE SITTING ON A CUSHION, CHANTING KICK-@SS QUOTES ON SELF-LOVE. THE YOUNG GIRLS OF THE VILLAGE GATHERED AROUND ME WITH PERKED EARS AND LAPPING UP ALL THE ENLIGHTENED, WISE DRIPPINGS COMING FORTH FROM MY BATTERED SOUL....
BUT, SINCE I'VE GAINED AN EXTRA 20 LBS (AN ENTIRE TODDLER), I'M A BIT MIFFED. MY BOOBS ARE HUGE ! I AM STARTING TO DO THE HAND-IN-FRONT-OF-STOMACH POSES. WHY OH WHY CAN I NOT BE SATISFIED WITH HOW I LOOK? AND NO, I'M NOT FISHING FOR A COMPLIMENT AND THIS IS THE ONE AND ONLY TIME I WILL MENTION IT AS MOST PEOPLE ARE TURNED OFF BY SUCH NONSENSE ... THOUGH I DO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO BRAG WHEN I LOSE IT.  I WONDER IF MY THERAPIST HAS AN OPEN WALK-IN FOR THIS WEEK ? ( insert smiley face here ;)
HERE'S TO A GREAT WEEK AND SOME MUCH-NEEDED CARDO ;)
xXx
Reva ;)


ATTIRE: TOP, PENNY'S /SKIRT, RUE 21 (LAST YEAR)
                  SHOES: THRIFTED /  HEADBAND: OLD TEE STRIPS
                  HAIR CLIP: OLD / SCARF: TARGET
                  SUNNIES: VINTAGE / EARRINGS: GIFT FROM HUBS

The Crazy Garden



Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.  ~Pablo Picasso
The artist's world is limitless.  It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.  It is always on his doorstep.  ~Paul Strand
(vintage watering can ;)

WITH THAT SAID, WELCOME TO MY CRAZY GARDEN :)
IT IS TINY, BUT THERE IS LOTS TO LOOK AT...
I PEER AT IT FROM MY KITCHEN WINDOW...
DEFINITELY A CAT LADY'S DOINGS ;)

SINCE IT HAS BEEN INCREDIBLY RAINY AND COOL (THUS THE SUMMER SWEATER), I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT ENJOY A PEEK INTO MY CRAZY WORLD. I NEVER SEEM TO DO ANYTHING IN A 'REGULAR' WAY....
IF YA LOOK REAL CLOSE, YOU MIGHT FIND SOME PLANTS IN THERE ...
(IT CAN'T HURT ;)

The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.  ~e.e. cummings
YEP, THERE ARE LIGHTS IN THERE...


Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.  ~Kahlil Gibran

You must not know too much, or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and water-craft; a certain free margin, and even vagueness - perhaps ignorance, credulity - helps your enjoyment of these things...  ~Walt Whitman


If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.  ~Eleonora Duse
HELP ME OUT, BELLA, A WILD STRAWBERRY ?
I am not a lover of lawns.  Rather would I see daisies in their thousands, ground ivy, hawkweed, and even the hated plantain with tall stems, and dandelions with splendid flowers and fairy down, than the too-well-tended lawn.  ~W.H. Hudson,The Book of a Naturalist, 1919

The tulip and the butterfly
Appear in gayer coats than I:

Let me be dressed fine as I will,
Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still.~Isaac Watts
I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.... People think pleasing God is all God care about.  But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.  ~Alice Walker, The Color Purple, 1982
TOLD YA I LIKE PINK FLAMINGOS :)


A HUNTER IN MOTION ....  SHE'S SO CUTE WHEN SHE TRIED TO BE ALL WILD ;)

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.  ~John Muir

Love and Peace to you all,
Reva :)

ATTIRE: THIN SWEATER: MAX AZIRA (I THINK) FOR SEARS
                SKIRT: MOSSIMO,THRIFTED / BOOTS,OLD NAVY,THRIFTED
                OVER-KNEE-SOX, TARGET / SUEDE CLUTCH:OLD NAVY,THRIFTED
                EARRINGS, VINTAGE 70'S SILVER BIRDS / SCARF, K-MART
                FLOWERS , TOMATOES AND POTATOES: MOTHER NATURE
                LAWN GARB: EVERYWHERE!

Wild Horses


HI EVERYBODY !
DID YOU THINK I'D FORGOTTEN ALL ABOUT MY THRIFTY VINTAGE FINDS? 
THAT I WAS TURNING INTO A MALL RAT? ( I love that movie ;)
THAT MY NEW WEAVE HAS GONE STRAIGHT TO MY HEAD??? GET IT?
THAT I WAS BECOMING A DRIVE-BY BLOGGER....
HELL NO !!!
I DO ADMIT MY BIRTHDAY BASICS BUYS DID MAKE ME SEE SOME NEW TRENDS I REALLY LIKE, BUT THERE IS STILL BY FAR, NOTHING BETTER THAN A KILLER THRIFT STORE TRIP THAT WELCOMED ME WITH THESE 100% 1970'S POLYESTER KNIT WIDE LEG PANTS AND WITH HORSES ON THEM AS WELL :)
AH, I MISSED YOU MY DEAR SECOND-HAND ONE-OF-A-KIND FROCKS AND BAUBLES....
EVEN MY PHOTOS HAVE TAKEN ON A "I'M TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL" 
FROWNIE VIBE.... I BLAME IT ON LA FASTA, MY ALTER-EGO WEAVE. 
SHE DOES MAKE ME FEEL KINDA COOL ;)
SO, I AM MAKING SOME VOWS RIGHT NOW 
(THEN I CAN'T FLAKE OUT, AS IT IS 'OUT' THERE ;)

1. TO START POSTING REGULARLY AGAIN, AT LEAST 5 TIMES A WEEK. 
              (SINCE MY WALK-ABOUT I HAVE BEEN VERY LAXIDAZY- IS THAT A WORD?)
2. TO BE MORE RESPONSIVE (I REALLY DO READ BLOGS, I AM NOT A GOOD TIME-MANAGER )
3. TO START UP SOME FUN, GROUP POSTS (LIKE THE PEARL PARTY) OR BLACK FRIDAY.  -  
PS. THE "RAW" POST DIDN'T HAPPEN AS IT SEEMED NOT VERY MANY PEOPLE CHOSE TO BE RAW, 
THANKS TO THE LOVELY LADIES WHO DID RESPOND :)
4. TO GET OUT MY SUMMER VINTAGE ( I HOPE IT STILL FITS... )
5. TO ANSWER QUESTIONS RIGHT AWAY (BEFORE I FORGET)
6. TO RE-WORK MY SIDE-BAR AND UPDATE MY BLOG-ROLL!!!
7. AND TO JUST TRY TO CONTINUE TO IMPROVE MY BLOG 
    AS WELL AS MYSELF :)
(ANY TIPS, COMMENTS OR DESIRES ???  ALL ARE WELCOME :)

HERE'S TO A TERRIFIC WEEKEND !
xXx
Reva
ATTIRE: PANTS: SALVATION ARMY
                 SHIRT: MILEY/MAX
                 SHOES: BAMBOO, THRIFTED
                 SCARF: RUE 21 / EARRINGS: WORLD MKT.
                 SUNNIES: VINTAGE BAUSH & LOMB

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