Oh my, look at the time.... it's been over a week since I shared something here!  The reason for my complete disappearance from the internet?  Visitors!  My parents flew out to spend a week in Boston and so most of the day was spent being tourists, playing, and catching up on some major house projects.  I've got some fun pictures from our tourist days, and you might see the house projects eventually, although some of them still aren't quiiiite complete.

Purple vintage dress with black velvet buttons

Today's pictures are from a week or two ago, when the tulips were still blooming brightly.  They're mostly past now, and everything is taking on its summer green.  

You might have noticed, if you've been reading my blog for a while now, that I rarely have a purse in blog pictures.  This is not because I don't carry one (where else would I keep all my things?) but because my purses tend towards the utilitarian.  I generally stick to one until it wears out (switching purses means forgetting things) and it usually isn't black, so it doesn't really match my outfits day to day.

Purple vintage dress with black velvet buttons and a new purse big enough to stick a computer in

I got a new purse, though, and it even matched my outfit, so I decided to include it.  It isn't my daily purse because it is far too large, but it is my new blogger purse.  Why?  It's big enough that I can stick my laptop computer right in!  Quite a useful thing in a purse.

Detail of sleeve tab and velvet button on a purple vintage dress

Purple vintage dress with black velvet buttons

Modern shoes to match a vintage dress

Purple vintage dress with black velvet buttons

1950s hat with a very silly feather

Purple vintage dress with black velvet buttons 

Hat with comical feathers: Garment District
Purple dress with velvet buttons: Garment district
Southwestern-ish belt: Modern Millie
Giant honkin' purse: Marshalls
Black strappy pumps: Savers