9.06.2010

Jeans & A Gothic Cathedral

Gothic Doorway
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Shirt: Saver's $6
Hat: Saver's $5
Jeans: Target $21
Shoes: Ebay $15 (I painted the sides and wing tips white)

You can tell it was an extra lazy weekend for me if I'm wearing jeans! It's a rarity for me to ever wear them, mostly because all I have is a bunch of F21 skinny jeans that make me feel like my sisters cat the time she got her head caught in a can of Campbell's soup—Jake had to pry her out with pliers before she suffocated—but I like this pair of high waist, wide legs I got from Target a few years ago. I hate that they stretch out when I sit down and that they fit in the legs but are too big in the waist, but they've got good color to them and are perfect for an occasional lazy day.

I've been riding my bike to take outfit photos a lot lately because I like the fact that it's small and discrete and allows me to drive right up to the spot I'm using. I've had my eye on this Gothic style, Catholic church for a while now, but I wasn't brave enough to stop until yesterday. Sure, it's nothing compared to Reims, Salisbury, or any of those other majestic churches that breathe the air of the heavens, but it's the closest thing I've got around here. Even with a modest portal and a less than interesting tympanum, I'm still quite fascinated with the deep carving of the facade, and it makes for a pretty good background in photos too!

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I'm adding this picture a little late for Stacey who asked to see the shoes better. They're less than perfect which is why I didn't post them before, and I don't even know what kind of paint I used. It was just something my boyfriend had lying around the house from an old art class, and I had a few other pairs of oxfords, so I figured, why not!

17 comments:

Diya said...

I'm in love with the iron grate on the church doors...

are you going to nyc? to the IFB conference?

PS. you look so gorgeous! love the hat.

Amber Blue Bird said...

What a beautiful location for photos

Nicole said...

These photos are beautiful! Those doors make for a great background. You look lovely, and those jeans look great on you! :)

The Daily Fashionista said...

Great spot for photos! And you make jeans look way better than the average lazy day jeans. I love the wide legs with the billowy blouse!

abigail oliveros said...

cute outfit. very simple.

love,
abigail

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

I've said it before, but I love exploring other places, as well as style, through blogs. And I love that you always seek out great backdrops!

Zoe said...

Such a great look! I love your background in these photos too!

Your blog makes me smile,
girlwiththeflower.blogspot.com

Myriam said...

Ah, occasionally you need some jeans to fall back on...I scored not one, but two pairs of high-waisted jeans today, precisely for days like this!

Anddd, that looks like St.Edwards...I'm going to a wedding there soon! Now if I could just figure out what I'll wear (or what their wedding present will be!)
♥ ♥ ♥

Mitzi Cocoa said...

You are 70's fancy. What a lovely building!

Alli XT said...

Love this outfit! This is like jeans done right - I can never pull off jeans (though I keep trying).

Stacey @ Entropified said...

I'd like to see the shoes better. And what kind of paint did you use :)

Clare said...

Ah, love the shoes! And this outfit in general is awesome.

Congrats on joining the DD!

Rachel said...

What a cute idea for the shoes, love diy!
~Ruby
http://purpledeervintage.blogspot.com/

Justice Pirate said...

how very fashionable, dear Starr! I love the shoes especially. That cathedral is gorgeous.

merl said...

"all I have is a bunch of F21 skinny jeans that make me feel like my sisters cat the time she got her head caught in a can of Campbell's soup—Jake had to pry her out with pliers before she suffocated"


I almost just peed myself. I cannot wait to meet you on Friday lady.

Lans Pudernice said...

Przepiękne buty!!!!!!

Trishna said...

Love the shoes Starr, you come up with the most ingenious ideas. :)

Have fun at NYC.

Love from Toronto, Canada

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