I'm not quite sure what happened to the rest of last week, but I'm here today, so I'll do the best to catch you up with some of it.  On Friday, Doug and I headed to the California State Fair to hear his little sister and cousin and some of our school friends perform.  Oh, and to drink blackberry merlot slushies.


I figured this would be a good inaugural trip for my new old Hawaiian dress.  I found it at Goodwill on Thursday night and took out a sloppy hand-done hem and washed it Friday morning, so when I realized we were going to the fair, I just threw the dress on even though it was still damp.  In all honesty, that was probably a good decision... California gets HOT in the summer!


After we left the fair, we headed straight for San Francisco for an evening of entirely different music!  I didn't have time to change, so I threw on a jacket and some long peacock-blue gloves for the evening's performances of baroque opera... I felt a little underdressed, but compared to some of the patrons I suppose I was quite presentable!


We listened to concert versions of Rameau's Pygmalion, which was more a piece for tenor and ballet than it was an opera, and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, which was absolutely beautiful.  We'd never heard either piece in its entirety before, so it was a rather spectacular experience.  Saturday we spent some time norfing about an antiques mall, playing in the city with our friend Rose, and then we went back to hear countertenor Ian Howell sing a beautiful concert of laments and other sad music... gorgeous, if a little sleepy-making.  Thankfully, Rose put us up overnight so we didn't have to drive the two hours back to our apartment in the wee hours!  So Sunday morning, entirely bedraggled and lacking coffee, we finally made our way home.  I was planning on writing this post yesterday, but things got busy quickly and we ended up running off to do a photoshoot with a friend, so more on that later when I get the pictures!

Anyway.  The outfit stats:
Vintage Hawaiian Dress: Goodwill! $5! (The tag says "Okolehao by Mark Yamanaka")
Orchid hairclip: Made by me!
Green Belt: Target.  (From the kids' section.)
Bakelite & Lucite bangles: 57th Street Antiques, Goodwill
Blue Gloves: 57th Street Antiques
Sandals: Nicole's Shoes

And, of course, my favorite accessory, a coordinating man!  (I kid, I kid.  But he does coordinate with me intentionally!)