Dedicated to the South.

I've been going through an extreme blues and rockabilly stage in music lately, listening to lots of 50's and 60's tracks. I've been trying to think of a clever way to share it with you, and when I found 8tracks website yesterday I knew I finally had the proper medium. I put together a small mix full of my favorite tracks. It's as southern as can be and may make you crave a road trip through the Mississippi Delta! You can listen to it here.

The event I worked last night was an awards ceremony in honor of all the major contributors to the Oxford American foundation. Oxford American is a highly respected literary magazine that features great writing and culture including music, photography, food, film and art. It's been regarded as the Smithsonian of the south by the New York Time's. It's really quite spectacular, and I've been riding a wave of excitement ever since I found out about it. It ties in so well with the feeling I've been trying to create with this blog and to discover that the headquarters is located at my old university just twenty minutes away was even more thrilling.

Shirt: Thrift $6
Skirt: Saver's $7
Shoes: A friends
Belt: A gift
Hat: Thrift $1
Vintage Luggage: Found while out on this shoot.


M. said...

I was so excited when I saw your "tweet" about Morgan and grabbing your arm hahaha and I read all of that and I'm a little jealous you saw Chris Allen, he's a bit of a cutie! I love this southern girl outfit, that suitcase and those shoes <3

lovelove, M.

tess said...

ooo you fed freeman wow

sharonlei said...

Wow Starr! You look so sweet. :) Can't believe you found that awesome luggage while taking these shots. Awesome!

AND you got to feed Morgan Freeman oysters!! OMG. :) How crazy is that!! Hope you're having a great Tuesday!

xx Love & Aloha

amanda said...

what an awesome story!! can't believe you got to meet morgan freeman and feed him oysters too! so funny. that's something to tell the grandkids someday, huh. and i totally love this outfit. your skirt is fabulous and the blouse is so romantic and vintage. love the whole vibe of this photo shoot!

Carys said...

Sounds like you had a seriously amazing time!! Your outfit is so beautiful, literally one of the best I have ever seen ever!!! Glad you had a really awesome time, and you look lovely as always! Your southern look is my main inspiration for my summer wardrobe!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Mamushka Marie said...

morgan freeman eh? that's pretty amazing! you look quite simply adorable, loving the pale blue skirt...and the luggage is perfect!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic night! Girl it doesn't get better than having a blast and getting paid at the same time :) I love that blouse and your outfit is amazing like always.
By the way, is that your house in the background? If it is, it's very beautiful.

Erin said...

what a dreamy experience, you lucky girl!

suseth said...

I like your outfit so much!!! Its so adorable. I also like the second picture with just the suitcase and the hat.

Sara, Swing The Day Away said...

I can't believe you fed Morgan Freeman! That is so awesome!!! It's good to know that he's as nice as he seems.
Also, your outfit is very cute and I love your mix! Such good music. :) I love banjos and harmonicas and the like.

Clare said...

I love the country and your outfit is adorable especially the white blouse....xoxo


Leproust Vintage said...

I LOVE this outfit, and I love those gorgeous houses that are boarded up and you always find! I want to rescue them....they are way too gorgeous to be all boarded up!

I loved your Morgan Freeman story! Did you ever in a million years think that you would be feeding him?! :)

Anonymous said...

Such a cute outfit, and you take photos in amazing best places. I will be back to listen to that mixed tape, as I am very intrigued. Great story about your night, loved every word :)

~ megan
transmission me

Anonymous said...

Okay, so many things to say! A list, then:

1) You look adorable
2) I LOVE YOUR MIXTAPE. The first song (after Mr. Freeman) is one of my favorite songs! I've been listening to the American Anthology of Folk Music nonstop around these parts..
3) Morgan Freeman!!! And your encounter with him is amazing!!
5) What are you submitting to them?
6) I better end this now..

xo Jenny

Meggstatus said...

That is such a cool story- so cool in fact I am relaying it to my boyfriend as I type!!

And you look adorable as usual I'm sure if you weren't dressed in a uniform Mary would be just as impressed with your style.



A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

Oooohhh, you look so adorable! I could just hug you to pieces, girl! That outfit is darling! And, I can't wait to hear your mixed tape! Thank you for adding me to your sidebar, sweetie! Okay, I'm getting way too mushy, so I'll stop right now! Have a lovely evening!


Sher said...

Oh wow, you fed Mr Freeman oysters! I bet that would be a memory you will carry to the end of your days, how very lovely!!

And I adore your southern chic outfit, you look wonderful as usual:)

I'll have to go take a listen to your mixtape then!


Mel said...

Can I just say how much I adore this outfit and everything about it! That hat is amazing, the shoes, the blouse, the skirt, AND the hat box! I just love it! Oh how exciting Starr, I loved reading about you meeting Morgan Freeman! That's so amazing! Haha aren't you glad to have been carrying oysters? And you fed it to him?! Oh my gosh how exciting! I totally would have freaked out and probably would have dropped the oysters on him instead!

Lucy Marmalade said...

I looove your Southern girl themes. And your Morgan Freeman/oyster story made me laugh (yes, out loud). What a wonderful story! "No, I didn't just meet Morgan Freeman. I FED HIM. AN OYSTER ON A STICK."

Delightfully Tacky said...

Such a gorgeous location. Your outfit looks so carefree.

I wish where I am looked like this. Currently it's blizzarding outside. Yuck.

Oh, and I usually have at least three outfits hanging on my wall/on my dressform, haha! Too many outfit ideas, not enough time!!

Harlow Darling said...

Holycrap...THAT IS AMAZING!!! You're not just rubbing shoulders with celebs, you're feeding them oysters, that is so so soooo amzing omg!!!! You lucky lucky girl, wow!

Lisa said...

Such a cute outfit with the hat and bag. I really love your easter dress in the last post to. Such pretty colors. What an awesome last day of work.. I'm glad Morgan Freeman was as awesome in person as he seems like he would be. I do want to hem my riding skirt but I bought a sewing machine 2 years ago and have only used it twice. Where does all the time go:)

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Melanie M said...

Gosh, this outfit is KILLER. You're so stunning. :)


avalonne said...

I need that luggage bag thing! I love vintage luggage! Amazing. I think your etsy store is amazing! When I have the chance, I'd love to purchase something! You have such impeccable taste, Starr! Jealous! :)

Rose said...

This was such an exciting post to read Starr! It sounds like an amazing night.
Your outfit is so lovely, the blue and white look really lovely together.


Fear is a Dirty Word said...

Wow! That's amazing about the Morgan Freeman thing! I love the mix, I'm listening to it right now.

Rosie said...

That is freaking awesome that you fed Morgan Freeman. Hilarious! Loving that skirt! Now I have to go check out you mix!

Justice Pirate said...

aww now you can say that Morgan Freeman held your hand haha.
That is really great, and you look quite lovely!!

Thanks so much for the comments you leave me on my blog. It always makes my day.

I love reading your blog with your pictures. I don't know how many people actually read blogs, it seems that sometimes people look at the pictures and that is that. I am glad that your blog is so interesting that I LOVE reading it!

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

Love the outfit!! And how cool that you met and talked with Morgan Freeman!!!! :)

princesspolitico said...

aw!! good things are most certainly coming your way! i love the amount of detail you put in this post - even though we're miles away, i felt like i was right there. your talent for writing and storytelling is one of the reasons why i truly love reading your blog. obviously the other reason is your ability to create a scene with lovely clothing. you really captured the "country girl" aesthetic. your hat is too cute :)


Mousevox Vintage said...

You fed Morgan Freeman oysters! That is beyond incredible. I love the south.

Lindsay Jean said...

OH! I love little road trips! Take lots of pictures!!!

Little Garcon said...

I'm sure you've already heard this a million times, but that story is amazing!

It actually surpassed my expectations and I laughed out loud sitting in my living room alone. It made me feel silly.

P.s. Love the mix tape, exactly what I was looking for. And now an embarrassingly long comment.


Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Oh my gosh, hahah, that is the craziest and yet most amazing story ever!! I loveee Morgan Freeman!

ps; LOVE your darling young, Southern, country girl outfit. Those shoes are just to die for!

Ollie Otson said...

The Morgan Freeman story is amazing. That's probably one of the coolest things I've ever heard. Something to tell your grandchildren, "Well, in my day, I got to feed Morgan Freeman an oyster..." "Grandma, who's Morgan Freeman?"

I love your outfit, by the way. You look very Mississippi Steamboat Queen.

Maria Confer said...

You look amazing Starr. So summery. Love the old luggage.

What an incredible moment with Morgan Freeman!! You must have been screaming on the inside.

Lulu Letty

Eva said...

Hehe I am totally in love with that luggage! And you look great with the cute straw hat. I am not much of a hat person but you look so cute in hats all the time.

Eve's Eden

P/s: These old houses as background is amazing! I wish we have some old wrecked house around here.

Erin said...

Eeee your luggage is so pretty!

Love love love,