02 October 2009

Remembering you standing quiet in the rain...*

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photos by Tom b.

dress: 50s cotton day dress
boots: UO
purse: vintage Coach
hat: vintage wool beret
listening to: The Cure - Disintegration "Pictures of You"

A quick thank you, thank you, thank you to all of your encouraging comments over the past couple of days. It's so uplifting to read all of your notes after a long day. Tom and I have been through two complete cross-country moves (with three cats in the car!) and neither have been as stressful as this moving seven blocks. We're still living amongst contractors and construction and boxes piled to the ceiling. I'll put it this way... the bath tub is still sitting in the living room. But, it's all coming together and we're loving every minute as much as it's making us a little bit crazy.

Here are a few photos from a week or so ago outside the abandoned silk mill down the road from us. I'm pointing out that these are old photos because there is no way I could pull an outfit together right now! I'm living in old sweatshirts and my painting overalls. Plus it's downright cold outside!

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32 comments:

kater said...

What a perfect autumn dress! I love it with bare legs especially.

Good luck still with all the housing stuff! I can't wait to see it all pay off when you're finished!

Lacey Starr said...

I'm truly jealous of how easily you pull off wearing hats. I really wish I could.

Isabel said...

That outfit suits you so well - you're beautiful.

Ashley said...

You have 3 cats! My boy has 2, and they are so cute. I am sure your cats are adorable. Maybe you can pose for pictures with them someday? (Or did I miss them out from previous posts)

alexandra said...

ohhh, i just love this post lady! xox

gina said...

The photos are gorgeous. What a great background!

Rachel C. said...

moving is such an arduous task, but still so much fun. can't wait to see what you're up to in your new home!

elisesophie said...

I've been following your blog for a long time, and recently I have been able to recognize the quotes from the songs in your titles, and I always light up when I see that you've made a new entry :) keep up the good work!
<3

glam.spoon said...

thanks for the inspiration! i have a photo shoot today...

Q's Daydream said...

Wonderful pictures! I adore your outfit, it's perfect! :o)

the spectator said...

Actually. I was thinking about your cats and wondering how they are adjusting to their new home.

Dark colors really suit you.

little me. said...

i love your dress ♥
xx

Lemondrop Marie said...

Our home is 100 years old- so I understand misplaced bathtubs. Love the plaid and the booties with it! Even the purse gives off a schoolgirl vibe. So perfect for fall!

Crystal Ball said...

Your outfit goes perfect with Fall weather.

Jana said...

We just bought our first house and moved, too, just a few blocks, and I can't believe how much more work it is than our last move, which was several hundred kilometres more! There's something about all the constant back and forths that is totally exhausting. I'm enjoying your posts about the house, though, and how you plan to decorate, since I quite like your style!

WendyB said...

Why is winter determined to come so fast? Ugh.

Helen said...

I really love that bag

the iron chic said...

I just moved two days ago and I've been wearing the same outfit for three.
Between moving and running my business, I don't have time to even look at my face.
I probably have something in my teeth right now.
Your house will be finished soon...
Like I said to my BF this morning, Rome wasn't built in a day!
Moving Zen.

CMA said...

this is so cute!
love this outfit, simple, chic, flawless!

-cma
check out my blog @
cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

Hannah said...

I bet it'll look amazing when it's all done. Hope you'll post pictures!

Electricat said...

you look beautiful...as always :)
Love the outfit, setting, everything..

good luck with moving in to your new house !

ED said...

Beautiful. Love the dark colours.
Oh and nice blog, I'll put you in my blogroll.

St├ęphanie said...

That's the perfect dress !

the girl said...

that building is amazing. what a beautiful location!

Corinna said...

you always find the perfect background for each outfit! how do you do that?

svenskaussie said...

I totally agree with you re:moving house, we also recently moved house with our 3 cats in tow. They spent the day in the cattery while we moved furniture and boy were they unhappy about the whole deal. All 3 are now settled though and just love the new place. You look fab, hope it all went OK for you getting set up in the new place.

The Waves said...

Oh, moving house (especially with cats) can be a real pain... I moved 2 months ago from Finland to the US with two cats (8 hours on the plane followed by 3 in a car). I don't think I have ever struggled as much as on the drive from the airport to our new home - I just felt so bad for my kitties. Good luck with settling in, and keep in mind that things will fall into place, they always do. Great outfit, btw. :)

R. said...

What a gorgeous place to take photos. And I love the dress you're wearing. Lovely!

Living in a place while you're fixing it up can be tough, but you'll get it done and it will look amazing!

sarah said...

This outfit is so beautiful and moody, as is the stunning backdrop. What an extraordinary place to live so close to!
And good luck with your post-move stress - it's funny how moving just down the street can be every bit as crazy as moving across the country. I'm sure it will be worth it once it's all come together, though. :)

lanny said...

So much love for the vintage color in your pics

Adriana said...

where did you get your black boots?! they are so cute, i have been searching for something simular for so long now!

Sally Jane Vintage said...

Adriana: I bought them from Urban Outfitters a couple of years ago.