Wednesday, June 27, 2012


♪ Take me out tonight
Where there's music and there's people
And they're young and alive
Driving in your car
I never never want to go home  ♪

One of my summertime goals is to explore more, I'm dreaming of far off places when there is still so much to be seen right around the corner!  Luke and I took a little trip into the city yesterday. It's a short one, only about 30 minutes. I love being so close to St.Louis but just far enough away from the hustle and bustle. There are so many great things to do around the city, one of my favorite little areas is known as "the loop." A college town with awesome music venues,food,vintage shops...and a historic theater playing the movie I've been dying to see for months! What more could I ask for?

Oh yea..Boba milk tea from STL Bubble Tea,yum.

I really want to stay at the Moonrise Hotel, in the Vincent Price or Betty Grable room for my birthday. The whole place is's midcentury/spaced themed!

We planned the day around Moonrise Kingdom at the historic Tivoli Theater . It was built in the 1920's and is just gorgeous. Full of vintage movie posters,deco designs and the most magical red velvet curtain...I just love those. I really want to come back for a late night viewing of The Shining, I'm pretty sure I'm still terrified of that movie!

  I adored this movie, of course. I think Wes Anderson knows people like me eat this stuff up haha. Nostalgia,cartography,scouts,fashion,'s full of those perfect sun faded saturated summer colors of the 60's.  It's set on an idyllic island in '65 off the coast of New England and has amazing visuals and music, and an incredible cast. Bill Murray is one of my all time favorites, love him.

It's safe to say I'm obsessed with this 50's Hank Williams song right now..

and Suzy's style! She's sweet..with a dark side haha

I love that he wears a brooch "not meant for a male" and she's got on her "sunday school shoes"

She loves her Francoise Hardy(!) record most, and reading. I love when songs I love are in great movies! The beach scene is one of my favorites.

I hacked off this collar and cuffs from a thrifted blouse and added them to this lace shift dress

my "ugly school shoes" haha

vintage wicker bag and binoculars

My mom gave this to me a couple of weeks ago..along with a bunch of my teenage junk. I was a busy scout! It looks like I'm still into a lot of the same things haha

Happy Wednesday!


Emily said...

I just love St. Louis! I have a lot of family there and always enjoy myself when we visit. And I love your repurposed dress with the cuffs and collar! Great idea.

Kailey said...

Ooh what a wonderful post! I really adore what you are wearing, and I have always wanted to try bubble tea! :D

artzart said...

So entertaining to read...your blog title is perfect for what you write.

Jessica Sharpe said...

I'm on the hunt for bubble tea! I look everywhere but no! I still come home empty handed.. I even tried to make some but I burnt the tapioca, me-1, domestic goddess-0


Circus Girl (Zoë) said...

Lovely post! I love to explore! I remember when I was in Chicago there was a beautiful old theatre there I spent hours just gazing at details, we didn't go anywhere else in Illinois, where you are it looks like lots of places to explore! I love old cinemas! I need to see Moonrise Kingdom at our local one, but fear it will be another 'missed it at the movies' film! I love your birthday wish too, I would be the same! :) Love your outfit too pretty lady! Sucker for these colours, wearing a dress to match you right now infact! teehee! :) Enjoy your weekend! Zoë xxx

edgeindustrialphotography said...

that film looks so good. really want to see it.
I love how your photos always have a hazy
(virgin suicides) feel to them ... makes you
just want to LIVE IN THEM ... and choosing
*that* smiths song!?? ... no words at all
for that song!!! #renderedutterlypointless

Kylie Burrowes said...

That movie theatre is amazing! I've been dying to see Moonrise Kingdom..I can't think of a more fantastic setting! I love your outfit, too :)

Anonymous said...

very cute!!

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

My summertime goal is to explore more, too! (and to cook more!)

I think it's brilliant hacking the collar off a shirt and attaching it to a dress. I very well may copy you on that. You look gorgeous in that photo, by the way.