09 April 2010

Looking down on empty streets, all she can see are the dreams all made solid...

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photos by Tom b.

- 60s eyelet lace camisole
- 40s plaid skirt
- thrifted Aigner oxfords
- vintage Coach purse
- Francisca Botelho escapulario necklace
- listening to: Peter Gabriel - So "Mercy Street"

Yesterday was such a beautiful morning, Tom and I stopped on the way to do some grocery shopping to take a few photos for the blog. There is a little stream that runs along this property and as we walked through the field we scared a blue heron into flight. I love them! I felt like I was watching a pterodactyl flying away. Speaking of Tom taking photos, if any of you have been following his blog, he's made the switch over to Tumblr and I think it's a much better place to display his photos. If you like abandonment photos, he just returned from an urban exploration trip to Detroit and came back with some truly stunning images of places that have been left to rot as the city slowly decays. You wouldn't believe the things left behind in these buildings! I sort of want to go back with a giant truck and just load it full.

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And speaking of road trips, we have another one planned through the south at the beginning of May. Something about this warm spring weather has me itching to hit the road. We're planning on hitting up a couple of historic sites along the way and spend a few days chilling at my parent's cabin. One thing's for certain; we'll have plenty of photos to share along the way. Now I'm just counting down the days.

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25 comments:

Carys said...

Beautiful photos, I love the print on your skirt! Love the blog! From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Chocolate and Cognac said...

This is so classic and classy! The cami is lovely :)

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Hannah said...

Those dandelions in your hair are lovely. I love dandelions. There's nothing like seeing a hillside so full of the that the whole thing looks yellow.
And I saw my first few herons of the year a few days ago too. I didn't even notice missing them over winter, but I must have, because it was so nice seeing them again.

tess said...

besides your amazing outfits, my favorite thing about these photos is the way they're organized

enjoy the road trip sounds fun!

and thanks for the link to Tom's site, I love his photos!

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

Such pretty pictures and a beautiful outfit!! :)

Justice Pirate said...

OH goodness. as pretty as the pictures that you posted!! hehe. I think that shirt is so gorgeous by the way. The skirt looks so sweet. I love the colours.
+Victoria+
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Les Robes Vintage said...

J'adore ! c'est si romantique !

ly said...

I like this outfit! You look really good here :D

Miranda said...

oooooh, so beautiful!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Classy! Your blog is always a delight to view. Something creative and beautiful to discover every visit.

Elizabeth said...

really wonderful photos. i love your skirt.

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Q's Daydream said...

These photos are so lovely! I adore your outfit :o)

Sal said...

beautiful!

Mandi said...

Look at your bangs growing out! You look lovely. It gives me hope for this awkward in between length I'm suffering through during my own bangs-growing experiment.

bestie said...

Such a lovely little outfit. This skirt length really suits you best. (:

the spectator said...

It astounds me that just a few short weeks ago -perhaps 2 - you were taking photos posed by the train with snow nearby. Here you are today in summer clothes!!!!

Hippie Frou Frou said...

glad you too appreciate dandelions!


jess s//

ps//having a green giveaway over at HFF, you should totally check it ouut :))

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Poor Detroit. I was there the end of last year, and it is just so sad to see this city falling apart.

Angie said...

Absolutely love the outfit..:)))
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Laken Linnea said...

wowza these are beautiful!
lovee it all (:

love always,
laken

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Maria Confer said...

Beautiful. I love the pintuck top paired with the plaid skirt. Very 70's lovely.

Lulu Letty

TheseLovelyThings said...

Very beautiful. The photographs are amazing! And I love the outfit (:

Kathleen at Studio 1950 said...

I love your style, a vintage and country mix. Beautiful images - thanks for sharing.

Thea said...

Very nice pictures!
If you are still brainstorming places to check out on your southern road trip, I'd suggest Savannah. I'm reading "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" right now and it describes the city like a southern wonderland. I've been there before, and it is glorious, but I don't think I really soaked it in the way I could've! Now I've got plans to take a family road trip there and have picnics under spanish moss trees and wear sundresses the whole time and maybe even carry a parasol. Haha. I've gotten a bit carried away with the plans, but it just sounds lovely! Anyway, sorry for the long and rambly comment. Oh yeah - thanks for posting Tom's tumblr. I love the hell out of urban decay type stuff so his Detroit pictures are just perfect. Take care!
-Thea

avalonne said...

I love plaid knee length skirts. I love your wardrobe! You have such retro, elegant clothes. Love the braid, you look so harmonious to your background. Amazing depth of field in your photos too! :)