High Adventure- Indiana Jones Style

Last weekend we went to a very fun event- one of the ones that we look forward to the most every year.  In fact, last year was the first we had missed in a long time, and so we were anxious to go back and check it out again.

This is an adventure day- part of the several day long IndyGear Summit for the Club Obi Wan message board- an Indiana Jones fan board.  I am a huge Indiana Jones nerd, and I love the excuse to dust off the adventure gear.  This day is our favorite- a day we all get together for some sort of adventure at Fort MacArthur Military Museum- the same museum that hosts the Great Los Angeles Air Raid event once a year.

This year was different than some years past.  Where previously we did a sort of scavenger hunt all around the fort, this time we did a mock archaeology dig, and the fort was transported, via WWII British re-enactors, to 1942 England.  Quite fun!  We met up with several friends there, including Beth from V is for Vintage blog, and had a great day out.  Here’s some of my favorite pictures. Warning- there’s a lot of favorites, so lots of pics ahead!

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My friend, above, made her entire outfit and Beth and I were highly tempted to kidnap the jacket, especially.  So picture perfect that I thought it was actual vintage!

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 My outfit was composed of different finds and out of the whole outfit I only made my blouse.  The breeches were from Wear It Again, Sam, when they had a vintage shop in San Diego, and they are vintage 1944 dated British military jodhpurs.  The boots are vintage and were an eBay find.  The belted back jacket is vintage 1970s (but I think it passes well for 1930s) and was bought on Etsy from JLVintage.  The military belt and gun holster are vintage and were borrowed from my husband.  And the pith helmet is vintage and was bought at Fort Mac at their military timeline event that happens yearly.  The scarf was borrowed from Beth’s husband just for photos, and promptly returned.

I love adventure style! I really need an excuse to wear it more often.  It feels more “me” than dressing up in fancy clothes :)

You can see the rest of my photos here on Flickr.

Hope you’re having a great week!

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6 thoughts on “High Adventure- Indiana Jones Style

  1. Ha! I’m an actual archaeologist and it’s always so funny to me when people equate Indiana Jones with modern archaeology :p I love the outfits, though! I wish they were practical for my actual job, which is far less glamorous and involves a lot more poison ivy than running from Nazis.

  2. SWOON! We were just talking about archeology with friends at dinner the other night and how in the secret world I don’t actually live in, that’s what I would do for a living, and of course I’d look just like you guys doing it. lol It makes me think of Indiana Jones as well as British explorers, mysteries and far-flung Agatha Christie adventures… all things inspiring me lately. Love everything you all are wearing! The boots are amazing, too. I wish I had a reason to include a bit of that vibe into my wardrobe. :)