11 August 2009

I still love Tom Petty songs and driving old men crazy...*

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photos by Tom b.

dress: 50s cotton day dress
belt: thrifted
shoes: 30s peeptoe heels
purse: vintage straw bag
*listening to: The Gaslight Anthem - The 59 Sound "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues"

Just when I thought we might escape the summer without a scorching day in sight, the mercury climbed to over 90 yesterday. Honestly, as much as I tend to wilt in that kind of heat, I'm hardly at liberty to complain since it's the middle of August - just the time of year when you expect that kind of thing to happen.

We're getting super excited around here about visitors arriving tomorrow from the south. (Hmmm... maybe they're bringing the heat with them). I hear they're bringing loads of homegrown vegetables with them. Including okra! I never realized what a southern staple okra is and that I'd never be able to find it around here. I don't even see it frozen at the grocery store. Not that frozen okra could ever compare to the fresh stuff.

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24 comments:

Q's Daydream said...

Oh, just perfect!!! You must be so excited for those veggies, mmmm I love fresh veggies :o)

HunterMae said...

i'm lovin the daisies in those pics...

oh, and i love okra too! xx

Corinna said...

your photos really capture "summer" (if that makes any sense to you :D)

The Glamorous Housewife said...

Love that purse! It compliments your ensemble perfectly!

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

eithlinn said...

Love your dress!
It's funny you wrote about ocras, only a few days ago,I was thinking about New Orleans & what I would do if I went there one day and remembered gumbos thickened with ocras in The South,(I had heard about them before )and was curious about tasting them!Are they gooey too?

Okra is commonly available here in Turkey and often cooked in Summer, but as it tends to be gooey when not that fresh and properly made, it can be a nightmare for some! I have only recently been less prejudiced against it and tried some good ones and are they tasty!

CMA said...

this is a gorgeous outfit
flawless, timeless
love it!

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thumbelina said...

I love how your dress goes perfectly with the daisies!

thumbelina said...

I love how your dress goes perfectly with the daisies!

Casey said...

I love your dress--so pretty! :)

Ms. B said...

Mmmm, I love my okra! I like it stewed, pickled, fried, can you tell I'm a Southern girl?

Love your outfit, I'm swooning over the shoes!!!!

xoxox

Antonio Barros said...

These pictures are so inspiring!!!

dearilou said...

Oh the heat. I love how we were all complaining about winter lasting to long and now we are all longing for winter. My biggest thing is the humidity. I've never experienced heat with this sort of thick air humitity. Blah! No makeup again today.
Hope your okra is to die for.

caramelizedvintage said...

Yay for fresh vegetables. Sounds tasty! The color and focus of your photos are amazing. So dreamy You are a perfectttt model in perfect outfits!

clark said...

love the photo with the daises

avintagespirit (Lizzy) said...

Wow, such a beautiful dress, and what gorgeous pictures!

lani mohan said...

The Gaslight Anthem are my favourite band at the moment. Like I didn't love you enough already. :O

Gorgeous photos too :D

laurakitty said...

So cute!I'm flying down to Georgia tomorrow for some family stuff and I'm so excited to gorge on fresh okra.

Rose said...

Love your dress, such pretty material and the collar is super cute.

Rose

Frances Baker said...

I just love the collar on that dress!

myrrh goldframe said...

oh lala.. whatta nice shot..as always sallyjane! i adore!

Pani La Mome said...

nice&smple:o)

Isabel said...

I just love the collar on that dress! Wow, lovely.

Laura said...

Lovely dress!! Nice pictures too!

poker rakeback said...

I'm sure you do drive the men wild, you look very beautiful in those pictures.