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
bracelet and ring- thrifted
glasses- beacon's closet
Posted by Kitsune-kun at 11:07 AM