4.20.2010

a child & a dreamer.

I'm still running with the inspiration I used to style the shoot for my shop the other day, so I guess we can call this a little teaser of what's to come next week. This dress was actually hanging on the sale rack, but when I realized how much inventory I had I decided to pull it out and keep it for myself, at least for now. I'm just too in love with the little touches of faded white roses and all the gathers that fall from the collar. The necklace is another love that I found at a yard sale for a couple bucks. It has a little chime in it like those Chinese baoding balls which brings a subtle smile to my face anytime it hits my desk at school.






Do you ever dream, Forrest, about who you're gonna be?





Aren't I going to be me?
Forrest ♥ Jenny

Vintage Dress: Saver's $5
Socks: Target $5
Bow: Scrap lace from Estate Sale $2
Shoes: Payless (old) $15
Vintage Purse: Thrifted $2
Necklace: Yard Sale $2.50

42 comments:

Maria Confer said...

I love how romantic your posts always are. You make me want to live in the South.

That dress is so lovely. I can see why you want to keep it. I also love that little purse. Amazing find.

Lulu Letty

Desiree said...

I love this dress. I think my favorite picture is the second to last one. I've been loving getting a different perspective in style photography. Very cool.

And a great Forrest Gump referrence.

Jenni said...

This dress is beautiful, and I love that purse! You always find the best stuff. :D

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Melanie's Randomness said...

I completely understand why you kept it!! It's really cute & dainty! Great photos!! Good luck with the shop!!

Chaucee said...

The dress looks so comfy! And I love the big bow : )

Melanie said...

So pretty! I love the very subtle print on that dress. And I love how little-girl fashions are popping up all over.

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BaronessVonVintage said...

Oh, I'm glad you kept that dress, cause it's perfect on you!!

DearBeatrice said...

you are so adorable! and I would have kept the dress too hehee ^,^
Can't wait for the new stuff to go up in your shop!!

Ulrika said...

That dress is wonderful!Gorgeous outfit!xxx

Rosie said...

Somebody call the adorable police!! That dress and bow are just perfect!

Away with the fairy's said...

Such a perfect spring/summer outfit! love it! :)

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Candid Phobic said...

You wear the most beautiful vintage dresses. Very pretty! :-)

Clare said...

I love how the floppy bow and cute socks conjure up the feeling of being a little girl and getting all dressed up. You look adorable!

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

Sooooo pretty! :) Love the photos!

Myriam said...

I like your lunchbox. ;)

Haha, yeah...I have the same rings, except for that bike one. I envy your bike ring. I haven't worn them yet for fear that they'll bend and break and leave me with a ring of green. A coat of clear nail-polish should solve the green-ring dilemma, but I need to figure out a way to reinforce them.

LOLLA! Glad to hear about your experience with the weather. Ah, Radiohead? That must've been epic.

We should definitely do another shoot soon or you should at least use me as your thrifting slave. I'd go willingly. Promise.

Classes need to be over. Then I'll be back to working at Half 0f Half until my trip to SPAIN! Weeee...I'll definitely photograph streetstyle, a la Facehunter.

Amanda said...

I love this outfit. So lovely and romantic. The bow and necklace make it perfect, and not to mention those socks!!

And I love the you included the Forrest quote...I love that movie!

el_martina said...

wow!! very nice!!

moonshinejunkyard said...

i love how your photos always incorporate details of the setting, little flowers, weeds, a door, old rusty items....you have such an eye for strange and wonderful beauty. speaking of which, this place is beautiful...is it your home? it's true, your images conjur up so much romance in arkansas that it makes me want to go south for some time!

Paige said...

that is a lovely dress!

p.s. I gave you an award on my blog, check it out :)

amanda said...

great dress!!! i love the color and the length is perfect. and the mary janes with socks are so cute with it!

Hunter said...

Ah! Starr, I have gotten so bogged down with life lately, I have just gotten back to reading your blog. I like the new lay out. :)

melissa said...

I love that bow and the purse, soooo pretty!

alamocitystyle said...

I love this post, that dress is absolutely wonderful! And I love the Forrest Gump reference, it's one of my favorite movies of all time.

Meghan V. said...

You always find such lovely locations! I love this dress.

M. said...

ahh that vintage purse is to die for! I've missed your blog, I'm still sick but I thought i'd entertain myself! :)

lovelove, M.
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Trishna said...

The little purse/box is so cute!!! You look like you're lost in wonderland.

:)

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Aww, I love your Forrest Gump references.

I'm in love with your dreamy photos -- the setting is beautiful and you look like a modern Alice in Wonderland. :)

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

haha! lately i pulled a few dresses off the rack for myself too!

vintage seller sin <3

Lucy Marmalade said...

Aww, you look like the cutest little girl! I love your scalloped socks.

Fear is a Dirty Word said...

Love the dress and the purse, that color is fabulous!

Robyn said...

You look as sweet as pie in this.

June Paski said...

love the photos, very romantic and sweet!

xxx

Jen said...

awww how gorgeous are these shots! you seriously always have the cutest vintage outfits. glad you chose to keep this dress (even though it means i can't get my hands on it!) and the subtle floral pattern is darling! :)

princesspolitico said...

that dress is absolutely delightful! i actually squealed when i saw the first photo :) i adore the fact that you paired this lovely dress with a floppy bow - it makes the entire outfit whimsical!

xo.
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Manja said...

Forrest gump is one of my most favorite movies ♥

Your outfit is amazing, so super pretty! I hope to find some more spring and summer dresses like this.

Justice Pirate said...

I agree with maria, you make me want to move down south and your posts are always so romantic-like.

I love the purse as well. I don't know how you are able to wear such a short skirt. brave girl!!!

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

This is great, Starr! I'm excited to see what you have up your vintage sleeves for styling your shoot.

P.S. I sent an email your way yesterday about something fun. Did you get it?

Jazzabelle said...

what beautiful photographs you take, that bag is amazing!

love, jazzabelle. x
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leanne said...

i love this dress! it's so adorable... and i love how you styled it with that floppy bow.

Christina said...

Ech peace you're wearing is soooo nice..! Especially I loved your bag and your dress!! And we have almost the same necklace! :) It's so annoying seeing that there are so many super great things to find in thrift stores and markets,when in my country this is so rare and would cost a lot more... Anyway,great photos!

stacysaddleshoes said...

what an adorable look.I love the little white socks with that little girl style dress.you cant go wrong with white socks.

Sara, Swing The Day Away said...

Adorable. I like the Forrest Gump references. :)