04 November 2010

Scenes from the Neighborhood

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photos by Tom b.

- 20s silk dress
- 60s ribbed cardigan (that I can't seem to keep all the buttons on)
- AA tights
- vintage Ferragamo t-straps
- vintage wool beret
- vintage Coach purse

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The other day Tom and I enjoyed a leisurely afternoon stroll through our neighborhood and snapped few photos along the way. I really wanted to take some time to soak in as much of the fall color as possible before winter swoops in and turns everything grey. There were pretty mums and hydrangea blooming in front of a nearby church. The church has a bell tower that rings the time every fifteen minutes so when I'm at home, I always know what time it is!

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I'm wearing a lovely 20s frock I bought on Etsy. I've been wanting to wear it because it reminds me of the pretty dresses worn on Boardwalk Empire (I told you I've been watching that show too much!). It's quite delicate though and I think couldn't handle much more than a leisurely stroll. When I sat down in it, I could hear the threads popping and the entire lining sort of disintegrated during the walk. I guess it's going to be relegated to display status. At least I got to wear it once!

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26 comments:

Louder Than Silence said...

Lovely, as always! I'm glad the dress got to have an outing.

Sally x
Louder Than Silence

BaronessVonVintage said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! That dress is SO beautiful it brings tears to my eyes! I'm the same with Boardwalk Empire lately. I cannot get over that Butterfly wall. WOW. You continue to dazzle and amaze with your posts!

Christy said...

These photos are just dreamy--from the painted butterflies to the gauzy 20's dress! You're lucky to be surrounded by so much beautiful scenery. :)

archives said...

that is an absolutely beautiful dress!!!

Maggie said...

Man, your neighborhood is crazy gorgeous!

Outfit is too!

Loca por tu Ropa said...

Beautiful dres..I want one!
Kisses from Madrid.
MarĂ­a

Melai said...

Super lovely photos :) I LOVE THEM!

hearts,
Melai of Style and Soul

Q's Daydream said...

Lovely!

I have several dresses I can't wear :o(

Dakota C. Walsh said...

Gorgeous pictures! Your neighborhood is so vibrant and photogenic.
I know how it is with those darn antique dresses : ( I have a pink silk 20s dress trimmed in lace; it's the most beautiful thing, but the silk has started to shatter and it's a pull-on (no closures!), and just putting it on I ripped it. They're awfully lovely to look at though!

Ady said...

I so want this dress! You look amazing!

Collette Osuna said...

What a gorgeous butterfly background hunnie....such a pretty outfit too....I love the lighter colored dress...and the shoes are so perfect!! Id love to climb into your closet....seriously:)

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sweetdisposition said...

beautiful dress! and i love the photo of you in front of the butterfly mural with the series of 3 floral shots, really pretty layout. :]

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

very beautiful how different each area is like. love those t-straps.

Emma said...

These are such pretty photographs, I love the butterflies painted on the wall!

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

What a fantastic dress! You seem to live in such a lovely town.

fairy.lullaby said...

beautiful shooting !! really nice dress

Jenni said...

What a gorgeous dress! Too bad it's not wearable... you look amazing in it!

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

small historic pennsylvania towns are by far my favorite, though i may be a bit biased since i grew up in one.

Ginta said...

That dress is amazing! So beautiful!
I understand what you mean by too much Boardwalk Empire :) Lately I'm drawn to everything 20s :)

Gracie said...

that's so pretty, I want to do a wall like that in my town!

katiefoolery said...

That wall of butterflies is fantastic! You certainly have some incredible art in your neighbourhood.

Kaelyn Choo said...

Very nice neighbourhood.. I would love to stay there! Nice outfit.

A Little Brighter said...

AW how heartbreaking about your dress! It is crazily beautiful! Too bad that means it is beautifully delicate too!
I have been watching that online (we don't get it here) and i'm hooked!!

Ayesha x

Mei-li said...

i like your shoes !! and i agree for this new serie !, and the place where you take this picture is very lovely

Adelaide's Homesewn said...

that dress is exquisite. wow.

Misfits Vintage said...

Love the butterfly wall - I might just steal that idea for a wall of my own. Oh and the outfit is too cute :)