Thursday, May 14, 2009

A bee in a sweater?

red boots!

We have a friend who’s getting his MFA at Mills College in Oakland and we drove down on Saturday to check out the open art studios. This was the 100% thrifted outfit that I wore featuring my new red boots. I found them last week for $2.50 at the Salvos. I’ve never owned a pair of red boots before so I was pretty excited when I discovered they fit.

I’m loving this dress that I found there recently too. The bottom part is a high-waisted dark chambray skirt with pockets and the top part is just a plain white tank connected by a wide strip of black elastic in the middle. I’ve worn it several times now and I like how different tops can be layered over it for completely different looks. I’m sure you’ll be seeing it again.



The dreamcatcher pendant came off a thrifted keychain.

With Clover to keep track of, I didn’t get a chance to take many pictures while touring the open studios. She kept trying to run back to the refreshments table in the hall yelling “more blueberries! more blueberries!” That kid can put away blueberries like nobody’s business.



I did snap a few pictures in our friend Joey’s studio though. This one was my favorite.

Then we went to view the current exhibit being put on by the graduating students in the art museum. Lucas took Clover outside for a bit and I got a chance to wander through photographing to my heart’s content (all photos can be clicked for more detail):






These wacky haphazardly stacked hippie camper shells on matchbox cars were pretty cool and there were a bunch of neat found object wire sculptures.

My favorite was the room with the yellow crocheted branches and tree trunks that looked like they were growing through the walls and the floor.



Along one of the walls there were intricately crocheted seeds of all different shapes and sizes displayed under small bell jars, SO awesome.


This lil’ guy hung down from one of the tall trunks at about eye level. You couldn’t tell what it was without walking up to take a closer look… a bee in a sweater!!!

22 comments:

Hannah said...

I wish bees wore sweaters in real life. That, would be AWESOME. I love the idea of the crochet seeds under the bell jars too. I've been looking for a bell jar for the longest time now but they're so expensive.

StrikeMatch said...

Oh wow, those boots are incredible! I can't believe they were only $2.50! Such luck!

And the wire sculptures are super lovely.

Oranges And Apples said...

I love all the pics from the exhibition! and your red shoes of course!

Chelsea said...

I was looking at some shelves in a magazine yesterday similar to the wall tree.
Love the red boots/outfit.

Rowena said...

Love those boots. Love that art show. I used to take G to galleries and museums and he loved them, but since Ivy came along, I've found it harder to manage them both in adult environments. Maybe now they're both old enough that I might be able to start taking them to more art exhibits. That would be fun.

Sal said...

The crochet work is amazing, but I'm loving the houses stacked on teensy cars. Oh, and also loving those red boots!

Kennedy said...

Whoa I have that exact dreamcatcher pendant but it came on a necklace!

elena-lu said...

crocheted branches?! so wonderful!
i still havent found my thrifted shoes i got over my weirdness of thrifting shoes but i want them to be boots no luck though, those are really great on you! and i thought that the dress was a skirt and tee! i can see how it be versatile what a neat little find!
have a lovely day :)

polaris said...

Loved the art photos - esp. the tall campers - way cool. Thanks for sharing.

grunge-queen said...

Not sure about the bee in the sweater but I'm loooving them red booties....

Eyeliah SS said...

great diy with the dreamcatcher!

alexandra said...

love those red shoes! xx

Caroline said...

A bee in a sweater?!!! Sometimes you just don't know what you need until you see it.

In other news, this outfit is insanely good. Those boots are the heat. You are just effortlessly cool, Missa.

...love Maegan said...

seriously, there is nothing better than vintage. great outfit.

Diana said...

i have yet to find shoes that fit properly at a thrift store. and those are so cute!

your friend's studio is amazing!!

Frugalchick said...

I love that outfit! The tee and the skirt are both a perfect fit.

Meaghan Kelly said...

this is amazing! i love the bee in the sweater!!!
your red boots are awesome!

Manja said...

Those boots are so sweet!

That art exhibit looks like so much fun. I am such an exhibit/museum nerd, haha....the wire sculpture and the branch room are so creative!

meg said...

red boots, red boots, red boots - how i love thee!
almost as much as a sweater wearing bee!

Home Girl said...

thanks for the art pics, esp love the crocheted branches etc, and the little bee is mindblowing in his sweater. am thinking about trying to make some art (my background) b4 the baby comes but my confidence is low. am finding these pieces both inspiring and super daunting! such great talent out there. love the boots and your summery look, hope the duck takes you all on a wonderful adventure this weekend xx

Alexa said...

I love those boots!! And the bearded men are fantastic!

trishhunterfinds said...

Wow! What a great looking exhibition.
I love the little cars, it reminds me of an old Mickey mouse episode or something.