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The Dramatis Personae: Wine, Fireflies, & the 1940s

by Ashley on June 5, 2012

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My summer season at work starts soon, so the Fella and I enjoyed a weekend night out while we could– in Bush, LA at Ponchatrain Vineyards. Tuba Skinny was playing that night, and I was REALLY excited to hear them.  We’d first heard them while peepin’ the bands for the Jazz’n the Vines program, and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love with their 20s-30s jazz and blues tunes. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to wear something from that era…

trashy diva pearl harbor, trashy diva trixie dress, miz mooz warbyI bought this Trashy Diva dress last year, for my birthday (in July), and this is the first opportunity I’ve had to wear it.  Almost a full year. Part of what held me back was not having a halter/convertible bra to wear with it. (I make shifted one with my Playtex Cotton Shaping Underwire bra, hooking the crossover back around the straps.) The other problem was finding the right shoe– it needed to be playful and fun, coordinate without getting too matchy. The best matches I had were my red Fluevog Lately flats and my Miz Mooz Pamela wedges, but neither were quite the right fit.

So when the Miz Mooz Warby came out (I first peeped it visiting Mallory at Trashy Diva), it was karmic synergy (for those who also watch Greek). I knew they were THUH ONES for this dress. And boy was I right. I felt pretty and put-together and it must have shown: the gents at the vineyards were giving me sweet smiles all night long. (It doesn’t help I’ll smile at a tree if it looks nice enough ;)

The night was lovely– the temperature was perfect and cool. Tuba Skinny was so good– I can’t wait to find them playing in the city come September.  It was an easy night of wine, cheese and baguettes, strawberries, and chocolates. I had sweet conversations from the fella, and we left shortly after it got dark.  The music and clothes totally felt me transported and, oddly, I felt a kind of comfort that I felt in Bloomington.  Ponchatrain Vineyards reminds me of my favorite place in Indiana– the Starlight Drive-In.  A place where everyone can go, where kids can run around barefoot and safe, friends and families are gathered together, and you’re just enjoying being surrounded by nature and enjoying arts under the stars.

trashy diva pearl harbor, trashy diva trixie dress, miz mooz warbyWhat I Wore:

  • Trashy Diva Trixie Dress in Pearl Harbor
  • Miz Mooz Warby pump (c/o Miz Mooz & on sale right now)
  • Unicorn Necklace by Cupcakes & Mace (birthday gift from Mallory)
  • Michael Kors Chronograph Watch

(Also: whoaaa! How blond my hair looks! Who would have thought that crazy vibrant red would fade to this??)

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