Saturday, 1 August 2009

Bright Clothes for Dreary Days
















It has been pretty much been raining nonstop for 2 weeks. This is turning out to be more of an autumn holiday than summer! So I decided today that just because the weather is miserable, it didn't mean I had to be...





This is actually two dresses, an american apparel long orange shift dress, and a thrifted floral one on top. I think they go quite well together though. Oh, and the shoes are my favourite new charity shop buy. I spotted them quite by chance, and not to sound cliched or anything, but I did really fall in love with them! I have now been told off for stomping loudly around our house in them!(on wooden floorboards they make quite a racket.) I love the simplicity of them, but then the zip just makes it a little more interesting.
This is one of the 20 vintage hats that my mum rescued, this being one of my personal favourites. (Although the Christian Dior one is pretty amazing too!) The pendant came from a local vintage stall and the ring was my gran's. Not sure about the origin of the vintage watch.
The pictures themselves were taken on the landing, in front of our rather large bookshelf. We are a family of voracious readers (:

Oh, and thankyou for all the lovely awards I recieved, I'll do a proper blog post on them soon!





38 comments:

Laura Gerencser said...

Love this!! The colors look good on you!!!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Fabulous mix of color, pattern and amazing shoes. Love it and the background for the pics.

Dani said...

great photo shoot! you look beautiful... as usual.

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Ash Fox said...

these photos are so editorial. you look lovely.

x
www.tittees.blogspot.com

Fashlynable said...

Your photographs are truly amazing, you have a real skill! I love pictures with bookshelves in them, almost as much as I love rooms with bookshelves in them (doubly awesome when they take up entire walls).

Leproust Vintage said...

I love the bright colors! Much needed for rainy days!

nicola ticola ponders said...

ahh, love the 2nd and 3rd photos best, beautiful

nicola xx

June Paski said...

i love ur outfit, its soo vintage, i lovee ur style!

Annie said...

If you're talking about England, I feel your pain, although not the lat fortnight as I've been on holiday in 34 degrees C. Sorry. Had to lord it over someone. Love the blog, thanks for the comment.

sirens said...

came across your blog after you dropped the link on the somewhere here blog. The style of your blog is the kind of thing i'll dig. I'll be sure to keep checking you out :) I'm not much of a photographer but your photos are wonderful. http://blueloveletters.blogspot.com

Denise said...

what a lovely lovely dress. and these shoots are amazing

Ali said...

I looove your dress and your boots!!
you look really really pretty!
xxx
Lulapop

suzannah said...

thanks so much for your lovely comment, it really made me smile ^^ and your outfit is ever so lovely i love the colours you've used ♥

Maria said...

hey,
orange is a so happy colour!
the last photo is gorgeous!!
;**

Lauren said...

All so beautiful! The colour is amazing. And your mothers hat collection sounds SO rad!

x x x

Pearl Westwood said...

Love this and the last post, really love the glasses and camera in the last, and the tea set in this one, so creative!
Did you hear about ASOS.com they have a modelling competion going on, you should definately check it out, Pearl X
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thischicksgotstyle said...

Gorgeous outfit!!

Jowy said...

that hat rocks my world, love ur use of colour, brings a smile to my face.

one love,
jowy
www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

miggylikestheinternet said...

you're too cute.

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Antonia said...

You look great! Fab outfit and the shoes were a great find!

x Antonia
LIVEGLAMORDIE.blogspot.com

nookie said...

looking great sweetie,love your dress

I want so much to rain here,send the clouds to bucharest:))

Marie-Louise said...

super cute botties. i love them!

Cypriotchick said...

wow that is the most amazing bookshelf i've ever seen!! i'va always said that when i grow up i want to devote a whole room to books but urs takes the cake! i'm also really liking ur dress and hat they look so good on u!

Cypriotchick
cypriotchick.blogspot.com

WildFlower said...

This is such a kick ass photoshoot! The proportion is all crazy when you are sitting on the stool, like down the rabbit hole/alice in wonderland style! Can't believe you found those boots at a charity shop!?
Big fan of your creativity x

Big Daddy said...

You found those shoes at a charity shop?!? That is the score of the year, amazing!!!

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Amelia said...

The print of that dress is so pretty! I love the bookshelves in these pictures :)

MILLA said...

lovely shoes!

Heini said...

Looking good!

Rachel said...

you have an amazing house, a hall like that is something of my dreams. The most my family read are the guardian and the beano :S

:P that is a gorgeous outfit though - can see where you get your style genes from ;) xx

kirstyb said...

oooooooooh very bright - cute dress xoxox

Mila said...

love the dress!!!!!!!

Zo said...

heyyy
I've changed my blog name, got bored of it :P

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Raez said...

wow, stunning, you look amazing, and the library room here is just so dreaammmy.
keep them coming:)

kisses.
raez

The Queen of Hearts said...

Has anyone else noticed that this shoot is very Alice in Wonderland? The oversized girl in the super-small world, even drinking some tea??? LOVE IT

Sylvia said...

This is so pretty! You are such a model. Love the atmosphere of the photos.

Natalie said...

Your booties are to die for!! i love how you r so young with such great style!

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