14 May 2010

You must be somewhere in London, you must be loving your life and the rain...

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photos by Tom b.

- Afternoon Company dress courtesy of Modcloth
- UO canvas wedges
- vintage John Romain bag
- vintage silk scarf
- listening to: The National - High Violet "England" (totally obsessed with the new album right now)

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It's already Friday and I'm just starting to feel like I'm back in the regular swing of things around here. It was a bit of a tough transition to get back to work after such a wonderful, relaxing week off. Yesterday I spent digging through my favorite thrift shops. I think I was in a bit of thrifting withdrawal after not going for two whole weeks. I found tons of new (old) pretty things for the shop and regular updates will resume next week. Promise!

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Tom and I were out for a bit of a walk this afternoon, trying to enjoy a little fresh air before the thunderstorms hit tonight. I'm sort of keeping my fingers crossed for a southern style storm with lots of thunder and lightning that leaves the air heavy with humidity. I think that's just a bit of homesickness kicking in!

Anyhoo... while we were out, we stopped in front of this Georgian style brick home. Lancaster is ripe with this type of old brick home and I just love them. This particular one was built in 1760 and was occupied by John Passmore, Lancaster's first mayor. You may think I had to do a bit of research to come up with that tid-bit but really I cheated and read the historical marker that was right out front of the house. ;)

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43 comments:

tess said...

fantastic dress, I love the collar

Samantha said...

Lovely dress :) I have never experienced thunderstorms like that but they sound pretty epic!

Dip-tea said...

Gorgeous dress. Love the way it falls and flows around you.

Carys said...

Your dress is beautiful!! Your photos are always amazing!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

AlicePleasance said...

This dress is stunning!! And you look great with the scarf in your hair.
We're having a lot of rain here, everyday rain...it's so bad! May is my favorite month and this year it looks like November :-(

Wangari M. said...

Oh My that dress is gorgeous, so is the whole shoot. I love old style homes, there is just something so precious about them. Have a great weekend :)

sarah said...

What a beautiful dress! It looks so pretty and perfect with that scarf. Lovely, as always. :)

LittleRachael said...

So beautiful... I love your outfit, Modcloth are awesome! And I adore that bag.

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Q's Daydream said...

amazing!

Tess said...

You always look so classic and pick the best locations! Lovely.

Starr Crow said...

this Modcloth dress is beautiful and a nice staple piece for layering frilly blouses and various socks and tights. i do love! (the shape of the skirt is really nice too)

you can have all of the crazy storms we've been having here in Arkansas. the humidity is torture on my hair, but i have to admit, i do love those too.

HAL said...

beautiful, love the shoes. xo

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Justice Pirate said...

you make the dress shine

Jenni said...

I love the dress, and I love how you styled it. I adore brown and grey together. The pictures are great!

MCAnnaD said...

I'm 100% in love with those wedges!!! And I know you miss Sweet Home Alabama. Having grown up here in Guntersville, AL, I can't imagine living somewhere else. Even a short two year stint at Auburn for school had me homesick :) Hopefully the thunderstorm will be a welcome reminder!!

zoë, lion heart vintage said...

very cute dress, love that collar!

oh my my my... the new national album is AMAZING. great choice! they just embody that lost american dream.... almost like springsteen does. similar sounding vocals as well.

Meaghan Kelly said...

the collar on this dress is something else! gorgeous!
and while i'm here, i'm super behind on commenting, but your southern road trips posts really made my day! And I love that H&M dress, Ihave it in blue and only found out they had it in that color later.....I regretted my decision! :(

BaronessVonVintage said...

beeeautiful! As always, your photos are so inspiring! Love the perspective along the picket fence in that last image!

Lara said...

I really love this whole outfit. The dress is amazing and I love the styling in accessories. I really have been wanting a denim/chambray dress lately and you just made it worse. :)

Kimberley said...

What a lovely dress! You look beautiful. :)

the spectator said...

I love the way you have used the scarf.

Tracy (The Wardrobe Wanderer) said...

It's so interesting...you remind me so much of Leproust Vintage...and you both have the word 'vintage' in your name :)
Always love your amazing pix and style!!

angela said...

I love your dress! I am always amazed at all the brick buildings in Lancaster because there are non on the West Coast! Can't wait to be in the city in less than a week :) I also really enjoyed your photo diary of your trip down south! The lighting in the photos are beautiful :)

Darling L said...

I know it's always hard to get used to the routine after holidays... cheer up, you look amazing! and that dress is beautiful! :)

Pansy said...

I love southern thunderstorms! That's what I'm used to, so I can imagine anything else being kind of weird and less dramatic.

I love the color on dress and that BAG!

kathy said...

Oh, i've just bought the national's new album too! Love the dress xx

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Kelley said...

This is possibly one of my most favorite of your outfits. The simplicity of your dress, headscarf, and simple wedges is just so perfect. :)

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i REALLY hope modcloth gets a hold of that dress again soon! you really sell it!

Iris.kirei girl da madrid said...

love that dress and your bag.
:)

Polly Farthing said...

What lovely pictures - Tom B is a very talented man. Lovely dress and bag.

Polly x

Miy said...

Oh.. how graceful.. I love your dress and your style. ;)

Kiss,
-miy-

The Picnic Girl

Hillary said...

I adore this look, so 60s and very suitable!

Fabiola "Fab" said...

you're stunning! love this!!!!

WendyB said...

Wonderful dress.

Shallow Mallow said...

Beautiful collar - great bag too. Love the shot by the garden fence. What a nice angle.

B said...

This look is so easy and elegant. I like the colors of the outfit. And the house is beautiful. Is it cheesy that I want my own white picket fence someday?

Bea

A plus B

Home business said...

I adore the simplicity of the dress. Simple but elegant. And those photos are completely wonderful.

L. said...

as always, lovely photos. I love this dress, and all this talk of summer thunderstorms is making me wistful.

Betty Noir

morgan said...

I love this color blue on you! and that dress is gorgeous :-)

Initials.CC said...

Superbe clichés!

CELINE&CHARLOTTE

Gela said...

what a lovely dress! i love how well it fits you!


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Cheilita said...

Oh i recognize this house! i used to live one block away from it. i just found your blog and i am loving your style. the photographs are little treasures on their own.

Danielle said...

The neckline of that dress is absolutely adorable!