02 March 2011
photos by Tom b.
- 20s Irish lace blouse
- vintage cardigan
- Fletcher for Lyell denim shorts
- AA tights
- Topshop shoes
- listening to: PJ Harvey - Let England Shake "In the Dark Places"
I feel like it's taken forever but tomorrow is finally the big day! I have lots of pretty spring items all ready to be listed in the Etsy shop. I've been looking forward to blue skies and green grass and that's what inspired this first little collection. It's been so long since I tried on each piece as I photograph them that I daresay it was almost fun. There was a time when I thought my head would explode if I had to press the self-timer button on my camera ONE. MORE. TIME.
The only bad thing is, when I try things on for the shop rather than just put them on the dress form, I'm way more tempted to keep some of them! I was very good this time and even though several pieces tempted me only one made it to my closet. It's a Levi's chambray shirt and the tag inside says it was made for the 1980 Olympic Games. How could I resist?
Anyhoo... I joked with Tom that I was going to title this blog post "Damn, ho!" because that's what a couple of teenage (?) boys yelled at me as we were taking these photos. I was naturally offended but then Tom explained to me that it was meant as a compliment rather than an insult. Um, thank you? My evil revenge is photoshopping them out of the background!
A few notes about this outfit: I think this is the first time since I can remember that you've seen a photo of me without a hat on! The hair-growing-out makes it difficult to leave the house without one. This Irish lace blouse is one of several pretty lacy things I've picked up for spring. I'm super excited about white lacy things for spring. The color of these AA tights is "cappuccino". I thought they were going to be more brown than they are. When I put them on I was afraid they made me look like I had a really bad spray tan on my legs but I ended up sort of liking the way they perfectly match my shoes. Random!
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