Thursday, August 21, 2014

Throwback Thursday- Flintstones, Meet the Flintstones.

It's like stepping back into my childhood every time I attend the Flintstones Theme Park in the small town of Custer.

Do you ever have those special places that just take you back? Where you see your ten year old self running around playing imaginary games, with no thought as to who's watching or what they're thinking?

Man, those were the days. The days of unfiltered bliss, of endless playing, and imagination and creativity running free in the wind.

Of course, there's no reason why one should put those special gifts up on the shelf, forgotten and lost. That's why I'm back to this place! To be a child again, to throw coins in the fountain and explore Bedrock City.

I've been coming here for as long as I can remember, ever since being a wee little one. It's been a staple in our summer trips in South Dakota and being eighteen is certainly not stopping me from coming to one of my favorite digs.

First, one begins on the train, exploring around the park and ending with a hunt for dinosaurs in Dinosaur Canyon. Then, one explores the town of Bedrock City- Fred's home, their super fun cars (powered by feet), the post office, the hairdresser, the bank, the fire department, the list goes on. Then one ends in the massively entertaining park, looking smaller every year as I grow bigger.

It simply gets better every year, and I especially love seeing the confused looks of little kids at our adult appearance. Hey, I was a kid too once, and still consider myself one!

Anyhow, growing up with the Flintstones was great- it's a classic that I still continue to enjoy today.

"We'll have a gay old time.."

Grandma sure enjoyed the trip as well, if you couldn't tell!

It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World..

Mmm nothing like some good ole James Brown's words of wisdom to spice things up a bit. 

I'm all about femininity and the power of the woman (which female isn't?) and this song is spot on. This world may be a man's world, but it would be nothing without a woman or a girl. 

As Marilyn once said: "I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it."

What I wore: vintage rhinestone earrings (used), brown misc. sunglasses,  vintage rhinestone SACKS FIFTH AVENUE tie (used and found in an antique store), green dotted CAbi dress (used), black misc. belt, and black NINE WEST ankle boots (major sale).

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Black&Yellow, Black&Yellow.

What began as a morning of dense fog and crispy air, turned out to be a splendid clear sky by mid-afternoon. 

It was heavenly. It's like my bright yellow leggings whispered give me some sun, sugar and the sun replied  be patient young soul, and at the end of every storm will come a rainbow. 

Plus, there's nothing like our classic black and white with an intense pop of colour thrown in to brighten your day.

Also..It's day three of my Dresses for Lesses challenge and so far, I'm sticking it through. How are you doing?

What I Wore: collection of new and vintage chunky necklaces, polka dotted BETSEY JOHNSON dress (used), bright yellow leggings, and black RALPH LAUREN flats (used).