Childhood Grown Up

Well I still haven’t downloaded my photos from Vail yet, so y’all will just have to wait a little longer for the Vail “Vacation” posts.

So today before I went to my doctors appointment I made a little stop at the store. Yes. I did leave with a beautiful red-handled bag in my hand. But miraculously I spent less than $35.00! And what did I buy? Take a guess…

August 1st has now come and gone. And this new month rolling full speed ahead brings with it not only the dreaded “Back to School” ads, but also Fall clothing lines. As I walked into Anthropologie today I spied beautiful sweaters, crocheted hats and it made me kind of sad. I’m not ready for summer to be over. Summer’s just begun!
Having lived in Adultland for quite some time now, summer is relative. It doesn’t mean the same thing as it did when I was a little kid. I don’t have 3 months off to run wild in the sun. Nope. Regardless of the sunshine’s status I still have to go to work. It just means that maybe I’ll return a little browner on Monday, since in Adultland (unlike in Childhood) summer really only exists on the weekends.
But seeing these beautiful articles of clothing somewhat softened the blow of reality.
And glancing at the different styles and trends I was reminded of another tie back to Childhood.

The last couple weekends I’ve been out at my cabin I’ve watched the ’93 film version of “The Secret Garden.” I absolutely loved watching this movie when I was a kid, and I still love watching it now. But I have to say I was really inspired my Mary Lennox’s attire.
In one scene she wears this amazingly sweet white blouse with a greenish-yellow jumper, black tights and oxford shoes. Somehow I want to try and translate this outfit from Childhood to Grown Up. I think between the store and the inspiration I can manage this… it’ll just take some digging. And that red knit beret hat! Definitely a must have for Fall!
Below is a clip from this amazing movie – the jumper outfit’s near the end of the clip. Watch it and be inspired.

The photo above was originally found here. The clip can be found here.


One thought on “Childhood Grown Up

  1. WBA says:

    Sika, what about the very touching narrative? You don't care about a weak little boy getting to go outside? Just their clothes?

    Good. The outfits are pretty outstanding. My vote goes for Maggie Smith's severe (Scottish?) attire.

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