3.13.2010

Ghost House Goosebumps

The chill invaded my city once again after an entire week of 70's and shorts, forcing a quick return to the tights and coats still left lingering from winter. Even though the wind was sometimes fierce, I tried to make the most of my solo day excursion full of pizza, pictures, and lots of Bob Dylan. I visited my sister at her restaurant for lunch (yummy pizza!), and then I drove around my old stomping grounds just outside of Little Rock in search of an extra interesting place to explore. It's funny that just the other day I was bragging on how daring I was with my tripod and camera because today I think I finally found my match.











Just steps off the main highway, tucked behind years of overgrown trees and shrub, sits this creepy abandoned home with windows and doors still ajar and an energy that makes your goosebumps crawl. The piercing silence was nearly unbearable, and every time I turned my back I cringed. I kept checking to make sure I could see the crack of light illuminating from the back door to make certain no one had come through to shut it (I'm getting chills just typing about it). I'm sure it was harmless, and I if someone were with me I would've gone in; I just couldn't do it all by myself. I plan on going back soon (already talked to the guys about going with me), but these outfit photos were about the best I could do for today.

I finished up my day with pretty dresses and lots of antiques at Blue Suede Shoes in Bryant (more on that tomorrow), and tonight I'll be birthday party hopping (what's the deal with all the March birthdays??) at strangers houses and grungy dive bars. I'd call that a Saturday success.

Vintage Coat: Goodwill $7
Vintage Dress: Antique Mall $5
Tights: Hue $15
Shoes: Modcloth $55
Vintage Coach Satchel: Estate Sale $30
Belt: F21 $5

28 comments:

amanda said...

man i love your dress! and the places that you find are so incredible. you have such a great eye for vintage clothes and creepy, cool places to take photos.

M. said...

oh my this place is gorgeous, I love all the over grown trees everywhere, it looks great for an outfit picture!

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

Wanderlust said...

I'd be afraid to go inside, too! I wish I could find creepy places like this.
Anyways, I like the photos, and your dress is too cute!

Mel said...

Oh I love your dress, it's so pretty and romantic! Personally I think scary, deserted homes like this are very romantic!

tess said...

the coat is fabulous

Amanda said...

I do love that dress! I've been looking for a perfect little white dress for spring/summer.

You must have gotten the front that we did on Thursday...that wind was FIERCE (in the words of Tyra Banks)

Lara said...

Oh I would have totally gone in! I love old abandoned houses. I guess they don't scare me because I don't believe in ghosts and I figure it is pretty unlikely to turn out into a psycho murder movie either.

At least you have felt 70 degrees! It has barely gotten in the 50s here yet. And the last two days have been rainy and bleak. :(

kate maggie said...

I always love all of your pictures! you're gorgeous!

Ally,The Vintage Valley said...

you look gorgeous, i love your dress

Ollie Otson said...

Ooo! I want to go there! Can't wait to see your future shots of the place. And you look adorable, as always.

Rosie said...

Thanks for officially creeping me out ;) You look great, LOVE the gray coat and that cute little white dress!

Victoria said...

Oh what a shame - it's such a pretty house. I want to know why it's empty.. find out and let us know! :)

sharonlei said...

Love your coat!

xx Love & Aloha

Justice Pirate said...

quite the lovely dress and outfit arrangement

Sher said...

Ooo, you found another creepy place! But it makes for such great shots though, so it's totally worth it! Love the little white dress, it's so sweet:)

xx

Clare said...

I love this! The simple black and white color scheme lets all the lovely textural details just shine.

Juliette said...

Lovely outfit! The lace-y white dress contrast nicely with the dark wool coat.

And who doesn't love Bob Dylan?

WhereForArtThouRomeo

Nico said...

I love the white dress! The photographs are just beautiful, but I'd probably be afraid to go near the creepy house ahahh :)

xo
VanillaDust

Michelle said...

ohmy. that dress is indescribable. just amazing. if you do decide to return, make sure to document everything! it looks so creepy but inviting at the same time.

Dylana said...

That dress is lovely!

elena said...

love your dress, boots and tights!!! love all the outfit hahahaha

sarah louise said...

I really like the white dress with black everything else. Very Victorian! Now you just need a giant white hairbow. ;)

Sarah Louise
http://www.tzipporit.blogspot.com

Meghan V. said...

Your dress and your shoes are perfection! I love the scenery.

princesspolitico said...

although this house was scary these shots are perfect! lovely dress and boots!


xo.
princesspolitico.blogspot.com

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

You're beautiful! :) Love these photos!

Lucy Marmalade said...

Adorable outfit, and great shooting location!

LyddieGal said...

That house is so spooky!!
It's horrible to be back to coats and tights as well, even though yours are absolutely adorable!

Chic on the Cheap

Sara Lynn said...

Dive bars are the best!!

I love the white dress, you look great in it and I friggin' love your hair!!

The house looks awesome, I like how your pictures make it seem like you creeped a little closer in each shot of the house. :)