I’ve been known to chase my fair share of rabbits into Vintage Wonderland. Despite the resolutions every so often that I’m cutting back on vintage purchases or enforcing a spending ban (I swear I mean them at the time), pieces like these will swan across my retinas and suddenly I’m completely powerless. I mean, the perfect border print dress? A vintage wicker novelty handbag shaped like a BUNNY? Show me the rabbit hole and wish me luck – I fall every time.
In keeping with the whole rabbit-with-a-stopwatch theme, today has been one of those “Late, Late for a Very Important Date” kind of days. Ever have those days where you feel you’re perpetually running 10 minutes behind for everything? Random hook and eyes that pop off of their own volition and needed mending (+10 minutes), unexpected traffic for no reason whatsoever – looked to me like a puddle caused it (+10 minutes), and crazy cafe queue of undercaffeinated coeds (+10 minutes). I need to figure out how to get that 30 minutes back at some point today, or it’s surely going to be Off With My Academic Head!
You’re entirely bonkers.
But let me tell you something,
the best people usually are.
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
We have a group of students visiting the University from China this week and I get to teach them all about the wonder of sharks and the wonders of their brains. It’s sure to involve a lot of running around, a lot of question-and-answering, and a lot of recollecting the joy of discovery. Probably my favorite part about teaching is getting to see my excitement for a topic reflected in someone else. I always appreciate the reminder, because it usually comes at a time when I’m so bogged down in administrative red tape and sorely need the resurgence of scientific excitement.
So, I’m going to and grab yet another coffee and hopefully in my caffeine buzz, those 30 minutes I lost this morning will magically return to me while I’m racing to the lecture theatre. Hey, if Alice can fall down a rabbit hole and come back unscathed, I guess anything is possible…
I mean, some people believe as many a 6 impossible things before breakfast. Or so I’m told.
Dress: Oh Henry Vintage (similar modern or vintage here, here & here)
Necklace: Will Oaks Studio
Handbag: La Belle Vintage (similar vintage & modern)
Shoes: Vanessa Tao via Anthropologie, sold out (similar here & here)
Lip color: Nars Jungle Red