Today was a big day for the husband and I – it was our first official date day as husband and wife! It only took two and a half months, but we did it 🙂 Since we both love animals so much (and this destination had been on our “gotta go to” list since before we were even engaged – September of last year!), we decided to go to animal central: the zoo! And where is one of the biggest and best places to go to a zoo in the US? The Bronx Zoo, of course 🙂
We decided to make a full day of it and brought a little snack and something to drink, and prepared ourselves for some major walking. Since I have the RSD in my left foot, I took my major pain medication beforehand and made sure I had appropriate shoes. But I still wanted to look cute, so I made sure to build my outfit to be vintage style high and pain inducing low. What did I wear, you ask? Well, since you asked…
Here’s a picture of my husband and me, a close up of my makeup, hair, and dress print:
I put my hair back into a snood in a nice tan colour that was a minor colour represented in my dress, which is a great 1950s atomic frock I managed to nab up on eBay shortly after I returned from Viva. I accessorized with matching bakelite bracelets in various colours from the dress and butterscotch tan bakelite earrings as well (the ones I purchased at Viva). I also wore a gold feather brooch that had belonged to my grandmother. I wore a tan cardigan with vintage tan penny loafers while I carried a vintage white structured purse with a lucite handle. I certainly got lots of looks but I loved it! I forgot just how confident and enthusiastic I feel wearing a pulled together and more vintage look than something that is more modern or vintage “looking”. I had kind of lost touch over the last few months due to stress as well as all of the wedding stuff going on. Viva brought my passion right back to the surface! 🙂
We arrived at the zoo at 11:30 AM and we found parking relatively quickly, which was rather surprising considering it is such a huge tourist attraction and it is in the city (well, the Bronx) as well.
So what kind of animals did we see? We saw way too many to go into huge detail about any particular one!
We saw camels first thing…
…and then Red Pandas…
…and even antique water fountains from around 1900!
A sleepy polar bear taking a nap in the most awkward position ever…
…and the tush of a snow leopard.
We saw a snake with a really badass pattern on it. We called it the “emo boa” because it looks like it has razor blades running up and down it’s back LOL.
Check out the neck on this dude!
See ya later, alligator!
Itty bitty baby horsies…
Tony the (tired) tiger…
Peacocks are absolutely gorgeous!
Elephants are really graceful and sweet animals to me 🙂
Rhino! Just seeing him from this angle reminded me of that scene from Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. If you’ve seen it, you know exactly what I am referring to 😛
I love giraffes! I have no idea where it came from, but I just couldn’t wait to see this guy 🙂
African Wild Dogs – they were playing around and rough housing while we were watching. It was sweet!
Oh just a baboon…
…and his big blue bubble butt!
Mackayla Monkey is not impressed.
This mommy gorilla was breast feeding against the viewing glass. You can see the baby’s head if you look. At one point Alex tried to peek around to see the baby after I pointed him/her out to him, and when he did the mom turned around and looked him point blank in the eye (they were literally only separated by about an inch of plastic) as if to say, “What the hell are you doing?” It was pretty cool LOL.
FLAMINGOES! I ❤ these cuties 🙂
‘MURICA. We took numerous pictures of this dude, and each and every one of them made him look epic.
See what I mean?!
Even sea lions need mid afternoon naps…
When we got to where the sea lions were, it had a lot of great old style buildings and wonderful landscaping. What else was a vintage girl to do other than take a few shots? 😉
After a full six hours making our way through the zoo, we were tired, sore, hungry, and ready to make our way home. But we had a great time and had a ton of fun. We left there with huge smiles on our faces for sure!
Bakelite bangles: eBay
Bakelite earrings: vendor at Viva Las Vegas
Penny loafers: eBay
Purse: Guess where? eBay 😛