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Tuesday, August 18, 2009
These pictures are actually from Friday... I've been a lazy blogger, sorry! The vintage romper which zips up the front was an $8 purchase from the flea market about a month ago.
As a fan of the increasingly popular nostalgic incorporation of vintage scout inspired elements into outfits, this romper caught my eye while browsing through a rack of vintage clothing. It reminded me of something a Brownie might wear if Brownies did indeed wear rompers, which I'm pretty sure they don't, but if they did... :)
In keeping with the youthful inspiration, I topped the outfit off with a new find from Angel's Attic. The little red sailor hat ($1.50) is actually a vintage children's hat... yes, I have a small head! I bought it thinking it might be a fun, somewhat silly way to add a little splash of red to an outfit.
My own girl scout history consists of all of about three months as a Brownie in, I think, second grade. I never went on a camp out and I don't even think I sold any cookies, though I do still remember the oath and wearing the uniform with the brown skirt, knee socks, and sash.
I wonder if Clover will take to scouting one day. Did you notice her in the background of that second photo teaching her doll how to climb the tree? She's such a funny kid :)
And now for some topical inspiration... maybe one day I'll take the time to figure out how to make pretty image collages for this sort of thing, until then, happy scrolling ...
How awesome would it be to run into this tee shirt from 1976 in a thrift store?! I want!
(Inspiration image sources: 1, 5-7, & 11. Vintage Girl Scout Online Museum, 2. carbonated's flickr, 3. anja louise verdugo's flickr, 4. nick nacks & ric rac, 8. marcinéma 's flickr, 9. Dear Creatures, 10. Bulldog Vintage)