Yesterday we drove down to the world famous Tucson Gem & Mineral show to check out all the purty rocks. This event is insane, and has it’s main location at the Convention Center but then countless sellers around the city like at most of the hotels and the side of the road.
On the way down we saw that this abandoned restaurant we’ve seen on the side of the road forever, was actually falling in on itself and covered in graffiti. This building always stood out because of it’s German styling in the middle of the desert. It may or may not have been fenced off, and there may or may not have been no trespassing signs, but I really couldn’t see beyond the fact that it would be a good place for some outfit photos, so we hurried and snapped a few.
I bought this dress at a vintage store’s sale where it was $10 for a bag full of whatever you could fit in it- that meant having to make some snap decisions before someone else beat you to it. This dress was one of the items I got, but it was about 4 sizes too big and was missing some of the fabric buttons. I took in the sides and replaced all the buttons to these floral filagree ones, and voilá- it’s a perfect summer day dress.
dress: vintage sale
scarf: vintage- thrifted Vera
bag: vintage- estate sale
belt: from a friend
See that pink building in the background? It’s a roadside adult store, of course. Did I mention it’s right next to a campground? Yup. And that it’s still in biz? Yup. The two pieces of remaining commerce in that “neighborhood”, and I don’t think I ever want to go camping there…
Here’s a peek at some of the minerals I bought, soon to become jewelry. I am pretty excited about the new colors and textures, and definitely found myself drawn to the blues and greens- which is nothing new!
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