Tuesday, 23 June 2009

SUMMER GIRLS IN VINTAGE SKIRTS



Oh summer vacation! Makes me wish I'd never have to work again!
(Even though I at this very moment have some work files open too. That's the thing with freelancing, you always work a little...)

But anyway; it's almost all-vacation for me. I started my day with strawberry-, yoghurt- and honey filled pancakes after which I biked around in the sunshine, listening to two Johnnies on my ipod (Kidd and Preston). Later I met up with Ina for lunch and some swimsuit fabric shopping , I'm going to sew us a couple of very cup cake-y bikinis next week!

24 comments:

WendyB said...

Blue is great on you!

Cheryl Lynn said...

Two very foxy ladies enjoying the view. The outfits are as beautiful as the divas wearing them.

Have a great and summery day!

melancholic optimist said...

Fantastic skirts! And a lovely bicycle.

I find there's almost nothing more enjoyable than casually riding around the city on a bright, sunny day.

And of course looking great while you're doing it is a plus :)

Irina said...

Ohh, you look like you've just came down from the summer's blue sky! I like the color contrast between the two of you. And some questions: what is like to work with that kind of fabric ? You use special sewing thread ?

Darla: Retro Ways said...

Lovely photo and gorgeous skirts. I cant wait to see the swim suit it sounds wonderful! ♥

Sal said...

What a couple of gorgeous gals!

AlicePleasance said...

Are those shoes (yours) from Modcloth? They're on my wish list ;-)

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Wendy B : thanks! Don't wear it that much though.

Cherly : Oh thank you.

Melancholic Optimist : Oh yes looking good is a very essential part of it all! Heh, but anyway yup, the bike is great, it's my grandmothers from the forties. Great to ride!

Irina : I think it's easier than you'd expect. An overlock machine would be the best I guess but I just have a regular one. I use basic polyester thread. Sometimes it's hard to get the fabric/seams smooth. I've decided to make some ruffled seams and sew part of the bikinis with elastic thread to get a nicer result, and to get away a little easier :)

Darla : yup I can't wait either. I won't have time until next week though so I'm a little anxious to get started.

Sal : thanks :)

AlicePleasance : Yes, they are the ModCloth ones!

melancholic optimist said...

Wow, even better! I'd love to have a bicycle that had been passed down through generations. It gets a nice coloring of rust and stories :)

Happy sewing and basking in the summer sun!

Aliliisa said...

apua mitkä kengät sulla on jalassa! aivan ihanat :)

jessica/vintageportalen.se said...

you two look lovely! :-)

Lizabeth xoxo said...

Your hair is always killer. It never fails.

Also, your friends top with the bows is killer. Love it!

Lizabeth xoxo
http://euphoriaswarmsin.blogspot.com

Rosie Unknown said...

You guys look awesome! Did you plan on dressing similarly, or did it just happen?

Allyson Zinnia said...

Love this photo and these outfits! The long-ish, classic vintage skirts look great with modern sleeveless tops. I wouldn't have thought to pair them that way! I will definitely keep this look in mind, because I am often at a loss for how to wear my longer skirts without looking too prim.

MissRedLips said...

sounds like the perfect day! you look gorgeous!

Bettie Booh said...

You look amazing, as always =)

Darrah said...

I'm always blogging while I'm working. It seems to be neverending. Love the vintage skirts! However, I have yet to ride a bike while wearing one.

Darla: Retro Ways said...

Thanks for visiting my blog hun!

My bf has family out there and are new home as well as a great job opp. Plus living in texas is wayyyyyy cheaper then california. So I am going to be quitting my job and I am going to start working from home.

TropiGal said...

Fabulous photo. So 1940s.

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Lizbeth : Yes the bow top! I gave it to her B-day last year (and also got one for me since it's so cute :)

Rosie Unknown : Oh it just happens! Same style, same taste...

Alyyson Zinnia : well yes it's kind of my everyday look, simple top and old skirt. Comfy but classy, so go for it :)

Darrah : Biking in a skirt is not always the easiest, but if there's enought fabric you'll probably manage not to flash anything.

Darla : Sounds nice, good luck with the moving!

Sandra @ Debutanteclothing.com said...

Oh I love your skirts! I'm on the hunt for cute cotton skirts as well, but I really prefer wrap or A line skirts like yours! My shortness and hips just don't look good in full skirts.

Did you see the one I featurd this week - the one with the zoo print? Adorable!

Lacar said...

I love the tank top with the red bow prints!

fake handbags said...

sounds like the perfect day! you look gorgeous!

calangute beach said...

nice skirts