Vintage 1970s dress (altered to be shorter): pile sale
Salvatore Ferragamo flats: thrifted
Vintage gold mouse hair clip: gift from Grant
Heart necklace: thrifted
Grant's Oufit details ;-)
1970s cardigan: thrifted
Button up: thrifted
Hello! Firstly, I hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day (or at the very least, used the holiday as an excuse to stock up on half priced V-day candy while freely indulging in eating every treat, sweet, and heart shaped thing in sight).
On Valentine's Day Grant and I hoofed it up to Pasadena. Originally, I wanted to go to the Huntington Gardens but was DENIED since they are closed on Tuesdays. I even looked on the website and saw that the tea place was closed on Tuesdays but for some reason it didn't register that the actual gardens would also be closed. All was not lost, however. We went and had afternoon tea at the Chado Tea Room and eh. It was just okay. The hunt for the perfect tea place continues...
A quick tip from Grant's dad to go to the nearby Descanso Gardens pretty much saved our trip out there (thanks Rick!). Descanso Gardens are in La Canada which was like 10 minutes away on the freeway. We got there two hours before the park closed and it was just so nice to be able to stroll the gardens close to sunset. It had been patchy gray skies all day but luckily for us things had cleared up a bit and we were treated to gardens and mountains bathed in warm golden light. We strolled through Japanese gardens, groves of old oak trees, floral forests heavy with camellias in all different colors, and pretty pastoral grass meadows. There was also a small area of California native plants and cactus and an impressive rose garden near the front. All in all, a great day spent with my great guy :)
PS: I've been getting some questions on my hair recently, asking if I do anything to it to make it look "vintagey". All I can say is that I think my haircut makes it look like that. I don't do anything besides let it air dry (which brings out the natural wave) and scrunch it with cheapo Suave mousse. Then I just pin my bangs to the side and hope for the best. Also, you guys are seeing it on it's "good" days. There is no way in hell that I would post a picture of what it looks like on a bad day. Those are the days I wear a hat and hope that I don't see anyone that I know around town. Isn't it funny how much a bad hair day can affect your confidence? Sheesh!