5.20.2010

Wooden Swings & Blogger Meetups

Oh, there's nothing quite like waking up to a thunderstorm when you know you have a morning photoshoot scheduled. I'm not sure how much longer I can go with these outdoor shop photos before moving them inside completely. It takes enough to coordinate a schedule between my models, but then to have to factor in mother nature and all her business too. I'm not sure I'll ever get anything listed again! I already had another shoot scheduled for Sunday with three different models, so I guess I'll be pushing today's shoot back until then. The forecast looks good for now with only a 10% chance of rain, but that could shoot up to 60% overnight and no one in this great state would be shocked.

Tomorrow is a big day too. A big, happy one! I plan on waking up early for a two and a half hour drive to Ft. Smith, Arkansas where Annie from Little Ocean Annie will be waiting to meet me. We're planning coffee (chocolate milk for me), pastries, thrifting, and of course, a little photo session too. I'm really excited to meet Annie! Just from her blog and chatting with her through emails I can already tell we're gonna be fast friends. I'm sort of an awkward person when I first meet people, but I have this feeling it's not even going to be that way with Annie. Besides the fun-filled day of meeting her and thrifting my heart out, I'm also looking forward to the scenic drive to Ft. Smith. I rarely get up that way in Arkansas, so it's nice to have an excuse to make the drive. It's not too deep in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, but it's just enough change from Little Rock to satisfy me. We'll take lots and lots of photos and report back on Saturday!

As for the pictures I'm posting now, this is what I wore to a meeting yesterday. I took the first three photos with my tripod and remote, and then my sister came by and took this last one for me. She was so excited to tell me about a new wooden swing she discovered on our block because she knows how much I love them. She used to ride around with me everywhere as I searched for one to use in my photographs. I'm so happy our neighbor attached this one to a limb. It's even better than what I could've imagined! As Kristi and I walked home we fantasized a forest where every tree had it's own wooden swing.
Just think about it.
Wouldn't that be the most magical forest of all!




Vintage Eyelet Blouse: Goodwill $3
Vintage Skirt: Goodwill $4
Shoes: Target $21
Bag: c/o Little Ocean Annie

35 comments:

Away with the fairy's said...

These photos are stunning!iadore your outfit, ive been looking for a swing like that everywhere! have you seen the film the secret garden?

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Q's Daydream said...

Darling! have fun at your meetup! I can't wait for our future meetup! ;o)

Away with the fairy's said...

Your post with the swing just reminded me of that film :)

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maureen- said...

i like your outfit ! xx
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meganbarkley said...

such a good location. that dress is a wee bit too short for my, but look fab on you!!!!

Carys said...

Beautiful photos, I love your skirt, wood swings are so much fun, they feel so magical!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

ChYmEc!nDy** said...

Nice photos!

tess said...

oo that sounds fun!

vanessa said...

You're going to have SO much fun! Annie is one of my favorite people ever. She's so so nice and so much fun! Ahhh! I am jealous!

The Daily Fashionista said...

You have some amazing photos!! Your skirt is to die for! Have fun with your blogger meet up. Annie is a sweetie.

Little Lost Treasures said...

beautiful photos! I really love the last one. Adorable outfit, as always, I love the color combination, and that skirt is so pretty!

Melanie said...

The.Swing.Picture. To die for. Absolutely stunning.

Melanie@Unravelled Threads

Rebecca said...

I'd like to visit that forest full of wooden swings please.

Amanda said...

I love these photos, you look gorgeous my dear! I always love your cream/blue color palettes in your wardrobe. It's always so soft and pretty.

Oh, I was wondering if you got the email I sent you with the interview questions?

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

that last picture is amazing. it's easily one of my favorites i've seen on your blog so far.

Clare said...

Oh my gosh, have fun with Annie!! Love that outfit, too.

Justice Pirate said...

have a great time at your meet-up!! I love the skirt and how you always find the best things at goodwill. If only the one by me had stuff from before 1990...all thrifty places around here only do more modern styles. It is annoying as can be.

I love the third photo best by the way!!!

Robyn said...

You and Annie are meeting up! Can't wait. You are both two of my favorite bloggers.

amanda said...

you look so pretty in these pictures!!!! and i totally love your shoes.

cristina said...

La camisa es muy bonita. Muchos besos.
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Rosie said...

Sooo perfect. I love that eyelet blouse. Happy travels :)

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

yay for meeting blogger friends! i met one that recently moved into my town, and now we're great friends and do things all the time. then in three weeks i'll be flying to california to hang out with three of my favorites for a few days!

i'm super awkward when i meet people (and maybe all the time, too), so i can understand!

have fun!

bestie said...

All the photos are great but the last one is just super! I love the soft colors in your outfit. (: hope the meet-up goes well!

DearBeatrice said...

You are so adorable, I love the last picture! and yes, it would be so magical if every tree had a swing! hehe
I'm so jealous you get to meet Annie and she gets to meet you!! Can't wait to see the pictures ^.^

katecreate said...

Have a great time with your meet up.

M. said...

gorgeous, I feel like you always dress in something Zooey Deschanel would wear, I wish I could just wear white and baby blue all day everyday.
have fun with Annie, you guys are going to have so much fun!

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

Mel said...

Your skirt is lovely! I hope you have fun on your blogger meetup!

Sara, Swing The Day Away said...

Ugh, the rain ruined a couple of my planned photoshoot days too. :\ You look lovely and I especially love the swing photo. :)

rachel! said...

ohh, that sounds so fun! have a lovely time together!

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

Yay for blogger meet-ups! Can't wait to see the pictures. I also can't wait to see you mid-June so I can feed you Bonnarooers some healthy food and celebrate my birthday!

B said...

I hope a little girl lives in that house with the wooden swing. Seems like a magical place to sit and think after a day at school.

Haha, is it weird that I just a whole scenario in my head?

CC said...

Fabulous photos! Pastels *adore*
You look fab. :)
Blogger meet-ups ftw, right? Xx

Manja said...

Have fun on your blogger meet-up! :)
Your outfit is lovely, I really like all those pastels!

Amy said...

Starr, I love those sandals! Target? Really? Wow, amazing!!

xoxo
Amy

Lucy, Dear Fish said...

I love the last photo, you look so whimsical!