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Monday, February 15, 2016

Remembering A Sunny Hey Day in Princeton

It took awhile, but it has finally gotten really cold in NYC.







Never being a fan of cold weather I can't help but long for warmer days.  That  is why I've decided to share these pictures from a September outing, a time when my blog was on hiatus.  John and I decided to celebrate Fry's first birthday by taking him to Princeton, NJ.   I've always liked Princeton.  The town is lovely and the buildings have a great sense of history.  Plus Einstein was  a resident for years which is neat.  (Incidentally it's pretty cool that Einsten's theory of relativity has basically been proven due to the fact that scientists have heard echoes of two black holes colliding billions of years ago.   I can't pretend to fully understand the video explaining it below, though maybe scientific advisor Bertie could help.  Either way black holes sure are pretty.)








Anyway another cool thing about Princeton is dogs are allowed on campus.  So we got lots of nice pictures of Fry out and about.









Fry wore his ensign Wesley Crusher sweater (I wrote about it here) and I wore a dress from Hey Day vintage.  It is a really fun repro dress in a style called called the Fleur, it's named after a vintage blogger.  It's done in a 1940s wrap dress style,  which means its very comfortable to wear and can accommodate a range of figures.   Dresses like this are proof that vintage style can be comfortable and casual.  Seriously this dress is way more comfortable then a pair of jeans.



The Fleur dress comes in lots of fun prints, I have the holly berry one too.  The one I wore to Princeton is in the All Aboard! print.  A cheery vintage train motif, with a novelty wheel button. 





I love whimsical prints and this one is so much fun.  It reminds me of 1940s and 50s toy trains.   






I accessorized my dress with a 1940s hat I got on sale from Fab Gabs, bakelite bangles, my 1950s poodle purse, American duchess shoes, and a sweater from Old Navy.



It was a lovely day, I can't wait for Spring so that we can have more of them!



15 comments:

  1. You look like you fit right in in the lovely town and campus! It's 89 here today. Sending some warmth your way....

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  2. Takes me back....my brother with his Lionel train--that he wouldn't let me touch.

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  3. Happy Belated birthday FRy! What a nice day you had. We are warming up finally!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, hazel & Mabel

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  4. What a special way to celebrate. Mom loves Princeton too. So pretty
    Lily & Edward

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  5. What a delightful place to explore and you look like you are on your way to the first day of school in the first grade. So cute.

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  6. Princeton looks such a beautiful place and your outfit matches the atmosphere there perfectly! That's a really pretty print. Love the hat, too!

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  7. What lovely photos!! I just love Princeton in the fall, and your gorgeous dress fits right in!!

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  8. Gosh, you are lucky, I would so love to visit Princeton, and so would Gail.
    And what pretty dress.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.
    PS Does Princeton have a memorial to Albert Einstein, we are wondering?

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  9. I luffs your dress and Fry looks wonderful in his outfit
    Oh how I wish I could go to Princeton it looks a lovely place to visit
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  10. Goodness, does that Fleur dress look fantastic on you. The print is cute as can be (love the whimsical novelty buttons, too) and the cut is truly timeless. I adore Fleur dresses, too, and have two so far (one rose print, one Christmas patterned).

    Big hugs & happy second half of February wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

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  11. Cool photos! We used to have that train set!
    love
    tweedles

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  12. I like your idea of focusing on when the weather was more pleasant! Princeton looks very pretty - and you guys fit in so well with your stylish outfits! Hope you are staying warm during this recent chilly weather.

    -Love,
    Sid.

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  13. Oh you look wonderful! That dress and the pattern is divine and looks so good on you. And your hat...love it! I really would love a hat like that for the Horse Races this year.

    Lovely post.

    Liz :)

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  14. It looks like it was a wonderful day! I love your outfit and totally agree with you that dresses can sometimes be a lot more comfortable than jeans. I actually find that most all of my dresses are a lot more comfortable than jeans! I hope it warms up for you soon! <3

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