Sunday, January 26, 2014

All The Gold In California

yellow daisies, yellow cardigan, mint and purple rose-pattern vintage dress

It feels like July or August, what with all this sunshine and having yellow daisies in my hair.

Speaking of summertime, I just discovered that Sublime's take on the famous Gershwin tune originally started out, "Doin' time, and the livin's easy." The song makes more sense in that iteration; you can read about it on Rap Genius or Wikipedia. "Doin' Time" is a great listen with either lyric.

The title of this post cites "All the Gold in California" by Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers (surprise, surprise). I looked the song up on Wikipedia to see if there were any fun tidbits about it, and the only thing that even approached interesting was this: "On January 19, 1985, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers Band sang the song at the nationally-televised 50th Presidential Inaugural Gala, the day before the second inauguration of Ronald Reagan." Scintillating.

Anyway, I feel like a golden California girl today. My classically San Franciscan brooch reinforces that impression.

gold trolley car brooch, yellow daisies, mint and purple rose-pattern collar, vintage

To be honest, I can't even remember the last time I rode a trolley car.

yellow daisies, yellow cardigan, smiling selfie

(Sonya Mann and the Case of the Invisible Eyebrows: it turns out that direct sunlight is the culprit.)

14 comments :

  1. You look so pretty and happy and summery! Summertime is my all-time favorite song, but I don't think I've heard Sublime's version. I need to go look it up!

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    1. Aw, thank you! The Sublime version is very different in terms of message, but the musical experience is somewhat similar.

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  2. I wish I was there right now! I can't wait for winter to be over.
    (Little unknown fact... I was actually born in California and lived there around 3 years total as a youngin'!)

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    1. Huh, I definitely didn't know that! Come back and we can take outfit photos together! =D

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  3. Augh! I love literally everything about this outfit. You look so good in those '40s/'50s style dresses :-) love the brooch, love the buttery yellow cardigan...

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    1. Thank you! I want more of them! More clothes forever!

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  4. So cute! I love yellow and blue together. This outfit looks so spring-y!

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    1. Thank you! I think it might be my favorite.

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  6. If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.

    Lovely, Sonya. Simply lovely.

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  7. Love the colors in this outfit! Beautiful dress!

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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