Thursday, March 22, 2012

PA pt 2






We started day two with a visit to Independence Hall, where significant historic events took place, like the drawing up and signing of the declaration of independence and freaking constitution. I'm pretty proud of us for making it look like we were the only ones there. It was actually extremely crowded, and our tour group had an entire boy scouts pack in it. The tour guide wanted to get in and get out since every day is chock full of tourists wanting to see inside, and it isn't very big since most of the floor space is behind a barrier, happily protected by the government and historical society. Our tour guide was pretty great. He talked just like this guy, but, like, about 5 times the volume. Also, my skirt matched all the drapings, and on st patricks day, too- what fun.

We spent the rest of the day exploring all over the place, and Ryan, bless his heart, let me drag him miles in every direction, hunting for good thrift and vintage stores. Thanks so much to Veronika and Lily for excellent suggestions that I pursued and enjoyed. Oh also, Ryan was on a cheesesteak quest. He wanted to try all the ones with the best reviews and find THE best philly cheesesteak. we might have to go back- he didn't get to try all of them..












I'm always on the lookout for more art deco/ Egyptian revival type pieces to add to my wardrobe. I really like the geometric detail, and the overall mystification and fixation the 20's and 30's had with ancient egypt. It makes me want to dress in intricate, draped beading all the time and wear scarab jewelry. unfortunately I've had a hard time so far finding pieces I am both really in love with, and can afford.
I like the pattern in this sweater and how it echoes art deco architecture patterns, and this bracelet reminds me of cleopatra...kind of.

and so wraps up day 2

sweater- thrifted
sandals-? ross?
bracelet and ring- thrifted
glasses- beacon's closet


  1. I love the photos and outfit! Everything looks so vintage and lovely :)

  2. You look so pretty. Sounds like an interesting day, I love places like this

  3. the colors in all these photos are so, so lovely. the little punches of yellow and green and pink and blue...sigh!

    - Marie
    So What If I Like Pretty Things

  4. I am so jealous of that dress you bought!

  5. Your photos are lovely! They make me want to take a trip to PA :) And I'm so in love with your skirt! The shape is perfect.

  6. Gorgeous! I would love to go to Independence Hall someday! You make Philly look like such a magical place...I've never noticed it before, and since I'm living in Pittsburgh these days, I may just have to bite the bullet and go! The history alone is killing me!

    But I would need you to come and pack a bag for me...all your outfits on this trip are perfection! Your style....why can't I be you?! And hell to the yess with you holding up your vintage haul! I bet you did score some amazing goodies :)

  7. Pretty skirt! I like the cut and color. These last pictures are super nice (well, they all are, but those in particular) :)

    Cup of Tea

  8. You and your outfits are so pretty! I'll be going to Philadelphia this summer, and I was wondering if you could let me know of the vintage stores you went to, and which ones were best. Low prices are good too! :) Thanks!