I’m not going to be coy about this, folks – I am a sweaty lady. Along with all lovely, fun things that summer brings, for people like me it also brings buckets and buckets of sweat. This is not optimal if you are someone who is also trying to look cute and summery and effortless. Over the years, I’ve figured out some tips and tricks for surviving the summer despite the sweat.
Another month, another Pinup in a Pack unboxing! This is definitely becoming one of my favorite mail days of the month…what could it be? I mentioned in last month’s unboxing post how much I enjoyed the curated feel of the box – did my wish for another themed box come true? Find out after the jump!
Most of you know that I call the lovely Midwestern metropolis known as Milwaukee, Wisconsin home. I could totally talk about my favorite places in Milwaukee forever, so today I’m limiting it to personal faves and especially spots that I think other vintage lovers need to check out! The vintage/pinup scene in Milwaukee isn’t as expansive as in Los Angeles or other larger cities, but there’s still plenty of retro fun to be had. One of my favorite things about the city is how much of the past lives on today; even as things are growing and changing, people really put the effort into preserving the past. A lot of things that might seem “retro” to other people are just how we roll in Milwaukee.
At this time last week, I put up my “gone bachelorette-ing” holder post. On Friday morning, I hopped a plane for Minneapolis, where I convened with a bunch of cool ladies (some I knew, and some I didn’t), drove up to Two Harbors, and spent the weekend having shenanigans in a cabin on Lake Superior. And you know what? It was damn good for the soul.
Officially, I know how to ride a bicycle. I learned as a kid and spent some time tooling around my parents’ yard growing up, but I was never really much of a rider. I then proceeded to not ride for many, many years. They say you never forget how to ride a bike…but you can definitely get very rusty. I’ve taken one or two extremely wobbly rides in the past few years, so my bike skills are pretty close to zero. And yet…the warm weather always gets me hankering to hop on a bike.
I’m spending this weekend celebrating the upcoming nuptials of one of my dearest friends tucked away from the world at a lakefront cabin. So maybe take some time getting to know Hilda, the delightfully vibrant and curvaceous pinup girl, and have a lovely weekend! I’ll see you on the other side!