My father was a conductor and drove trains up and down the California coast. One of my fondest childhood memories was traveling with him on adventures around the Bay Area. If I were lucky, he would let me sound the horn. These early experiences sparked my interest in railroad history and train construction. Did you know that Colonel John Stevens is considered the father of American railways? The first North American railroad charter was granted to John Stevens in 1815. Although other companies quickly followed suit, Stevens demonstrated the feasibility of the steam locomotion nearly three years before other railroad enthusiasts.
My stripped vest reminded me of either a train conductor (or referee). Since the vest is a patterned piece, I chose a simple cotton dress and black accessories to complete the look. The handbag- one of my personal favorites- was found in Idaho Falls, Idaho during a summer road trip. And the deer brooch? I think she is pretty amazing.
Hat: 1980s Vintage, Thrifted
Tights: American Apparel
Listening to: Textbook Love/ Fleet Foxes