10.12.2010

Summer in Fall

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Vintage Swimsuit: Estate Sale
Vintage Petal Hat: Flea Market
Espadrilles: Salvation Army
Vintage Lace Table Cloth: Saver's
Nautical Tote: c/o Simply Bags

Here's the swimsuit photos I was talking about on Friday. It seems incredibly odd to be posting them while the sky is raining leaves like it is, but like I said, they were for a project that I'll be able to tell you more about later! For those of you near the north pole, don't worry about me, the temperatures were actually quite pleasant for a day on the beach.

If not for Corey, I would have never made it to this photo location. We were on the banks of the Arkansas River, just down a hill of quicksand and around a hopscotch of scattered rocks. There were billions of tiny bugs, gnats I'm guessing, and I was terrified that one of my espadrilles would spill sideways, pouring me off the rocks and into the mouth of a hungry water moccasin! I guess that was just me thinking the worst, because none of it happened in the end.
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If I hadn't sent my nautical tote home with Mitzi, along with all the other outfits I styled just before leaving for New York, I would've carried it for these photos too. I really wanted to take the time to thank Bob from Simply Bags for sending it over from his shop. I only got a chance to photograph it once before the summer passed, and that ended up going towards a guest post that I did for Maria – I hate that I forgot to share all my outfit info on her blog when I had the chance. You can't see it in the photos, but the Simply Bags team was so awesome and embroidered my shop name in a bright red thread and cursive font. I think it's just about the most special thing to carry to the post office with all my etsy orders in tow.  I'm sure it'll be a staple in my photos once summer swings by again, but until I get the chance to photograph all the details, thank you Bob and Simply Bags!

22 comments:

Penny Dreadful said...

Oh this is just the CUTEST hat ever, how adorable!

SoOhCliché said...

What an adorable vintage outfit that you put together ! The petal hat is lovely :)

Little Ocean Annie said...

I love these photos, Corey did such a great job! You look like such a vintage bathing beauty, my dear. I'm glad you didn't go tumbling down into the gnat water!

Justice Pirate said...

gorgeous. I love these shots and as stated previously, that bathing suit is amazing.

Chloe Trayner said...

Starr, this is such a lovely shoot. Totally dreamy, wish I could find such a perfect swimsuit and the petal hat is adorable on you! Well done for braving those dangerous waters (pun intended)

Carys said...

I love your swimsuit, it looks just perfect accessorized with the espadrilles and adorable petal hat!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

samantha. said...

i have always wanted a vintage swim cap! it reminds me of little orphan annie!!
xo
sami

Shallow Mallow said...

Love your swimsuit. So cute!

Beatrice said...

the photos turned out amazing!! and you look so pretty ^.^ I don't know how you made it down there with those shoes!!! wonder woman! ^.^

Amber Blue Bird said...

these photos are beyond cute

Jen said...

i love you in this vintage petal hat! you always wear it so flawlessly and you pull it off so well. (i'd just look ridiculous). yay for a gorgeous photo location :)

Lauren said...

You look great and I'm very happy you didn't get gobbled up by a water moccasin. :)

Lauren
Sparrow & Urchin

Rebecca said...

You look every inch the vintage bathing belle. Gorgeous lighting too.

Jennifer Dawn said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the hat, it's so cute!

http://andohsofancy.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

that suit is one of the nicest i've ever seen! love your blog and will def return to read more :)

Rosie said...

Such pretty photos! Can't wait to hear more about the project!

anna rose said...

oh my gosh, this suit/hat combo is heaven. you look so dreamy.

Sarah with an "h" said...

So cute, Starr. I love the petal hat! And the swimsuit! hehe

Oh, and I'm glad you weren't eaten by a water moccasin. :P

:o)Sarah
www.restlessromantic.blogspot.com

Jasmine said...

i think it was that hat that made me love you a long while ago! i love how you used it as a swimming cap here :) that bag is so cute! it's so perfect for the beach and for traveling!

Hannie said...

I don´t know what is on your head, but I like it ♥ And the vintage swimsuit is amazing!
xoxo from Hannie

Kristin said...

nice swimsuit!

-Kristin
atasteofthis.etsy.com

KristiMcMurry said...

you look absolutely adorable in that swimsuit and cap! I love the bag. I never thought about putting all my orders in a bag to carry to the post office! I'm always the girl stumbling in dropping stuff :)