All of a sudden there are only 20 days until Viva!! I can't believe how fast this year flew by! I am almost completely ready for it though. I have my tickets, which is good because the event is now sold out. I also found out just the other day that I have a room at The Orleans. My amazing friend Asia gave me her room since she can not go. I am sad I won't see her, but over the moon to get a room!! The hotel and all those surrounding have been sold out for almost a year! I was a bit worried. Also, my best friend Lil E will be staying with me and Fernando. Very excited about that, as E has been my partner in crime for many years!
I have also been fervently planning my Viva wardrobe and getting it ready. Lots of sewing, mending and cleaning. This is going to be the year of Hawaiian's and separates. I really don't have any new dresses to speak of, aside from a couple sarongs, so almost every dress I am taking will be Hawaiian. I haven't had the money lately to make any big personal purchases, and seeing how the cost of vintage is a bit insane right now, I have to just stick with what I have. And what I have are Hawaiians. Not a bad problem to have, I suppose?
A lot of repeats too. At least they are quality repeats.
Aside from the dresses I have a lot of separates. If you've followed my blog then you know that I have a ton of shorts and halter tops. I have some I have never worn and some repeats that I am putting together in new ways. Thats great and all, but they are day items. Shorts are not allowed on the dance floor!!!! Thats a rule I live by! To mix things up a bit with my separates I have added a few cigarette pants in the mix. They are perfect for late night record hops! I only have a few pairs so far, as this is a new obsession of mine. They are quite hard to find and never in my size!!! They have to fit snug or they just look awful on me. I did find an amazing pair of black velvet cigarette pants that I am in love with though. They were inexpensive and fit like a dream! Now if I could only find 10 more pairs exactly like them in other colors I will be set!!
I can never decide if I am taking too much, or not enough?
Aside from that I have been working a lot and selling on Etsy and Ooh La La to save money for the trip. I won't have a ton of spending money but I am not too concerned about shopping the vendors this year. I want to relax, drink and dance! Fun is the only thing on my agenda. No drama! I will state that again in case someone didn't get it the first time: NO DRAMA!!!!
For those of you that are going to Viva--are you ready????