Vappu is probably my least favourite Finnish public holiday (too many people get drunk in public places), but I still feel a little weird not being able to celebrate it here in the US. Lynn's jewelry party is tomorrow, and because she is of German origin and they do celebrate 1st of May in Germany, I am just going to take tomorrow's party as my Vappu celebration. The weather is gorgeous (72 F, 22 C), so what else is there to do but a) wear 100% second hand, b) do some gardening, and c) join our kitties in enjoying the beautiful day.
The "wear 100% vintage" challenge has actually been, well, challenging. I realised in the beginning of the week already that I have a lot of really summery second hand things, so it was tough to find things to wear when the weather was cooler on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. I don't have many second hand shoes, and just two second hand cardigans, which has proven to be troublesome because I love wearing cardigans. Today was easy though, because of the warm weather. I had no difficulty choosing my outfit. I am so in love with this skirt it is almost ridiculous, and I was super happy to receive my giveaway package from Andrea of a cat of impossible colour, and wear a scarf that was included in the package. The contents of the package are amazing - three dresses and a beautiful selection of scarves. I have to adjust the dresses so that they fit a little better, but at least I can wear the scarves immediately! Thanks again, Andrea, for the package! I was so pleased with winning your giveaway!
It is so weird to think that it was haling and snowing on Monday, and now it is so warm again. Luckily my garden survived the frosty weather, and today I got acquainted with the first onion that is peaking through the dirt.
And my zucchini seedlings have grown dramatically over the past few days - I even had to re-pot them!
The cats are loving the warmth. Cassie hides under the Japanese maple:
Audrey hangs out by the screen door:
And Masa keeps an eye on things from the second floor window:
Happy Vappu, everyone, and have a wonderful weekend!
Silk top: second hand / Horisontti flea market
Linen skirt: second hand Calvin Klein / Salvation Army
Belt: second hand / Salvation Army
Shoes: second hand Nine West / Salvation Army
Scarf: giveaway from Andrea of a cat of impossible colour
Swirl pendant: second hand / Petrune vintage