What I Wore: Shirt (New York and Company), necklace (Popbasic), skirt (thrifted at Red Light in Portland), Petticoat (Portland Boutique), Shoes (Montana Vintage)
Ah! The magic of clothes. I wore this basic look to work, but with the addition of a petticoat, and trading sensible flats for some blue sling-backs and I was ready for a date with the Boy! The florals felt just right for the springy weather we enjoyed throughout the week (oh, fickle Wyoming. We know snowstorms are not long in coming though.), and the entire thing had a bit of a fifties vibe that seemed all things feminine- perfect for a date!
Our night out was of the typical (photo shoot &) Dinner & A Movie variety. Amos took me to see Disney's The Great and Powerful Oz. Something you may or may not know about me, if I'm a HUGE Oz fan, especially the books. L. Frank Baum wrote 14 Oz books in total as well as a large number of other children's fantasies that all took place more or less in the same canon. After Baum's death, a series of other writers became "Oz Historians" and wrote a total of 40 Oz books that are considered canon. Sadly, most of the ones by other authors were not available to me as a kid, but the ones I could get my hands on- I devoured. I reread over and over. True Story- he librarians at the Public library commented on it when the rare occasion happened and I did not have even one Oz book among my 12 (our library's limit).
So you can imagine I was...curious, a little concerned even, about this latest Oz movie. Disney owns all the movie rights to all but the first book, and in the eighties did a very well-done adaptation of two of the books. That movie is the cult-classic Return to Oz. So, I knew they could do it justice, but wasn't sure if this newest film would. Well.... I liked parts. The climax was fun to watch. Most of the plot-line was ridiculous, and even my father- who is the most easy-going of film-patrons- said they needed somebody to go over their script with them. Also, I was not a fan of most of the CGI. It is a fantasy land, but it is not Who-ville; the plants are allowed to look real and not cartoony. Oh well. Maybe this film will spark some other little girl's interest in Oz, and she too will fall in love with reading by going Over The Rainbow to meet Dorothy Gale, Ozma of Oz, The Hungry Tiger, the Patchwork Girl, the Shaggy Man, and so many, many more!