Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Alone on a train, aimless in wonder. An outdated map, crumbled in my pocket.






















Straw sun hat:
Thrifted
Navy Blue Edwardian Dress: Etsy via Simplicity Is Bliss
Vintage cream, pleated skirt: Thrifted
Needlepoint purse: Local antique shop
Heels: Thrifted.


Despite being a bit on the chilly side for this time of year, we took a pleasant Sunday evening walk, in search of some new photo backgrounds. The weather was just cool enough for this dress to be acceptable, which was blissful, being that it just came in the mail a week ago! For some reason, I have a ridiculously troublesome time wearing a dress by itself. I ended up throwing a cream-colored skirt over it, because I suppose the lace just wasn't enough creamy goodness against the dark, navy blue. Plus, the navy dress is just a wee bit too short for my liking.

I've been looking for a straw sun hat like the one I'm wearing ever since the lovely idea of springtime entered my head. I was exultant when my eyes finally met the hat of my dreams in the local thrift shop- just 25 cents! I set it down for a moment, to gather the rest of my belongings, when an elderly lady sauntered by and snatched it from my pile! When I turned around, she was trying it on, and inspecting herself in a nearby mirror. I watched her with anticipation (maybe even creepily so?), as she fussed with it, looked at it in different angles, and then placed it on top of the shoes on the other end of the shop. Whew! Talk about a close one.

Anyway, I apologize for the extraordinarily mundane story! I visited New York City last weekend, and am trying to gather all of my photos of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to share with you! That place was an absolute dream, and so large and overwhelming, that I couldn't even explore the whole building in one day. Also, I visited a vintage shop on 5th avenue called Cheap Jack's, and well, I'll just say that the prices certainly didn't mimic the name!









The song of today is my absolute favorite Andrews Sisters song, and also the ring on my telephone- "Bei Mir Bist Du Schön!"

35 comments:

esme and the lane way said...

such lovely pics!

Gracie said...

These photos are just lovely! I really look forward to seeing more of this!

Carol said...

Great pics!!

You look beautiful!

BaronessVonVintage said...

your photos, outfits, and collages are beyond DREAMY!!! Gorgeous!

DearBeatrice said...

the pictures are so lovey! and oh how I love that edwardian dress!

Sarah said...

This is an absolutely beautiful outfit and your pictures are just lovely.

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a cat of impossible colour said...

This is such a gorgeous outfit, and I particularly love your hat!

Athena. said...

oh, so beautiful.
i adore your blog!
x

Phuong said...

beautiful photos and the dress looks nice on you!

Fabiola "Fab" said...

glad to have found you & your blog thru my giveaway!!!

I must follow you!
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Aya Smith said...

Oh my, isn't this such a beautiful set!!! You are so gorgeous, I love the myesterious air of these photos! :D

Kisses!
Aya ( www.strawberrykoi.com )

Vicki said...

Lovely photos!!! :)
vicki xo

Patty said...

Love that you shot by the train tracks, it gives a fantastic travel feel to the shoot

Starr Crow said...

oh my goodness, that edwardian dress is divine! beautiful photographs too.

Jessica Cangiano said...

Sweet dear, this array of images embodies the serene, alluring, dreamy beauty of spring to no end. Gorgeous through and through!



Sincere thanks for your recent visits and lovely comments, I appreciate them so very much!


Bliss & serenity,
♥ Jessica

Carol said...

I love your style!!
xoxo

Megan said...

Thank you for the lovely comments! These pictures are so lovely - I adore your dress :)

Meaghan Kelly said...

aww these are great! train track pics are always the best! :) you two found a great new photo back drop! looking forward to your NYC post! xo

Miss Woody said...

you're gorgeous and it's a pleasure to receive a comment from you!

Pawi Macarena said...

i loved your style i am totally following you!

sisters and dresses said...

So pretty pictures an lovely look!!

B*

Mercy said...

I love that song and all old jazz! Just stumbled upon your blog today through Megan from moonage daydream! Will be following:)

Cat said...

What a lovely pictorial story.

Your shoes are amazing!

rebecca said...

Your photos are beautiful :)

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Céline J. said...

Lovely! :D

Baby Melody said...

What a lovely blog you have!!
<3

jess said...

Such pretty pictures. I love the pleats on your skirt.

Shallow Mallow said...

What cheek taking the hat from your pile!

I would have gone rabid (mind you, little old ladies can be dangerous bag wielding opponents so it is good you kept your cool ;-) )

Gio Goi Jeans said...

These photos are beautiful! love that dress

MaNAa said...

your pics are just so gorgeous i just discover your blog and i love it i follow

eugenialejos said...

Tu blog tiene un estilo muy muy personal y vintage!
I love it!
te sigo;)
bsitos

Amelia said...

i just found your blog and have fallen ever so slightly in love with it! lovely photos and that's one of my favourite songs too :)

love from amelia of la ville inconnue

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