4.15.2010

My festival dress.

I was feeling pretty pitiful yesterday, cussing the fact that I was a women, so rather than taking any sort of public photos with my tripod I wanted to get as far away from the world as possible. I drove out to an area that had always been off limits to me thinking it was the beginning of some sort of formidable ghetto and ended up uncovering a whole new area of my town. I'm not sure why I felt so brave yesterday, but I think it was just me trying to put off the photos. When I got out a little further out I realized there was no ghetto at all, just a ton of condemned houses next to the airport. I stayed out of the houses thinking they may collapse on me (they were not inviting) and opted for some private field shots instead. There was a gang of dogs nearby that kept barking at me and indeed did scare me just a little, but for the most part it was a peaceful and serene afternoon. This is one of the outfits I wore to Bonnaroo last year and one of the best summer dresses in my closet!






Vintage Dress: $2
Socks: Walmart $1
Shoes: A friends.
Hat: F21 $12
Vintage Purse: Memphis Flea Market $6

36 comments:

Q's Daydream said...

Lovely! I was feeling off yesterday too...

Melanie's Randomness said...

Seriously you find the coolest vitange stuff!! That's why I miss PA, they have so much stuff!! Love your dress & the photos are beautiful! Be careful if you go there again!! Love the T-strap sandals too!

M. said...

That really is the best summer dress ever! I love the colors so much

lovelove, M.
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Melanie said...

Very cool shots--I really like the pattern on your dress! The light pole in the third photo is so interesting... what's it doing in the middle of a field?

Unravelled Threads

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

Love this festival dress! Super cute! :)

Rosie said...

$3 for that beautiful dress?? Starr, you need to come visit me so your super amazing bargain hunting abilities will wear off on me!My goodness , amazing!

Away with the fairy's said...

such a lovely summery dress1 and gorgeous location you found there :)

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tess said...

I hope you feel better, in the meantime the colors in these photos pop so well!

Sally Jane Vintage said...

It's so funny to think of what may have been going on off-camera when you snap your photos. They look so peaceful and serene you'd never know you were being barked at or otherwise harassed. Just the other day I was trying to snap a few photos with my tripod in an alley behind our house when a group (gang?) of girls started wondering aloud (very loudly) what that "skinny white bitch" was doing. Ha! I packed it up real quick and headed home.

amanda said...

gorgeous summer dress! love the flutter sleeves and pockets. this is a great spot for photos. you have such an eye for finding amazing places to take your outfit shots that really compliment the clothes. it's like being transported to another place or time coming to your blog everyday. i love it!

Little Lost Treasures said...

Lovely photos, as ever! Your dress made me smile, it's so darn adorable! The outfit is put together so well, and I love the little socks and hat!

Jilliebeanie said...

So cute! I love those big pockets!

Sher said...

Wow, $2 for such a pretty dress! I want to move to wherever it is you're staying!!

I wish I am braver in taking my pics outdoors and that the weather isn't so hot here that it burns my skin each time I go out! It's quite frustrating having to take pics indoors all the time!

Anyways, you look lovely in this setting, though the thoughts of dogs barking nearby is a lil unnerving:)

DearBeatrice said...

I can see why that is the best summer dress! it's so adorable and bright ^,^
This new place that you found looks so beautiful and peaceful, wish I could find somewhere like that too near me!

Ollie Otson said...

What is it about the area next to airports that seems to welcome condemned houses? Every airport in every state I've lived has had a ghetto area right next to it.

I'm glad you found this spot. It made for some lovely photos that contrast to well with your outfit.

Mamushka Marie said...

you are so adventurous! that's something i need to work on, i hardly leave my backyard! hehe!
adore your summer dress!
xo,
claire
m a m u s h k a m a r i e

Amanda said...

I love how colorful your dress is! Sometimes, when I get mad at the world, it makes me feel so much better to just drive through the country roads. It's so relaxing and peaceful. Then I remember how much gas costs and I drive back. Ha!

sharonlei said...

Suuuuper cute! How is it that your always find the best vintage/thrifted items!! Lucky ducky. Happy Thursday!

xx Love & Aloha

starcakeastrology.blogspot.com said...

great photos!

Justice Pirate said...

aww sometimes womanhood can be such a big drag! I really love the daring adventurous place you took these at! you look lovely and I adore the dress!! Feel better soon!!

+Victoria+
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Mousevox Vintage said...

Your ghettos sure are lush!

That's a great festival dress. Bonnaroo is gonna be a HOT one this year. We're already with highs in the 90s in mid April!

Meghan said...

Sometimes a little exploring is all you need to get out of a funk. I'm happy the doggies stayed out of your way, but at the same time, I kind of would die to see a pic of you, surrounded by stray (friendly, of course) pooches. The dress, of course, is adorable.

Paige said...

love the dress, great colors!

Erin said...

the cut of this dress looks so comfortable and perfect for festivals!

AndiPants said...

Your dress looks perfect for summer! It's cheerful and breezey.

fashionforwriters.com said...

I love the dress! I think I got scared off by barking dogs yesterday too. I hope today is the marvelous day that eluded you yesterday :)

xo Jenny

Nico said...

lovelovelove that dress, you look adorable. the pictures are beautiful and so vibrant! perfect :)

Eli said...

I love pretty bright dresses like this. And your new kitty in the post below is so adorable!! it makes me want to find a kitten!

bestie said...

Lovin the bright checks!

Ulrika said...

That dress is wonderful, looks lovely paired with socks and sandals!xxx

Blair said...

Such a cute, cute dress! :D

<3

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Manja said...

That dress is amazing, I would snag it away from you in a heartbeat, if possible!

anni said...

this outfit is so adorable ! :)

pauline said...

you inspire me to look for abandoned areas of town for photos... these are soo lovely. i adore your dress, seriously you are the best thrifter ever. jealouss.

Maria Confer said...

This dress is perfect Starr and I love that it only cost $2!! The ruffles sleeves make me think of a little girls pinafore. Awesome.

Lulu Letty

girlnextdoorfashion said...

I was wondering, do you have any advice for taking outfit photos in public?
i always get so embarrassed posing away with my tripod!! i don't think anyone round here would really understand what I was doing!!

charlotte
girlnextdoorfashion.wordpress.com

xxx