11.07.2010

Rust & Dust


The weekend went by so fast and it's getting dark so early again. I already don't want to wake up for class in the morning! On Saturday I worked at a fancy red carpet ball put on by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in support of music and music education in Arkansas. I enjoyed staring at all the pretty dresses and listening to the string quartets, and I'm a big fan of the cause too. Those events are always fun because they break the normal routine for a day!

Vintage Dress: Sally Jane Vintage/Vintage Cardi: Estate Sale/Tights: Zara/Oxfords: Goodwill/Hat: Saver's

Corey and I took these photos a week or two ago near my parents house, way out in the country! For the first time ever, I actually got permission to take photos on someones property. I probably wouldn't have done it if the owners weren't standing outside, but they were and I really liked the old, rusty cars, so I did it. Truth be told, I hated the photos at first and was planning on trashing them. I'm kind of glad I took a second look because I really love how all the rust compliments my cardigan and feather dress.
Photos by Corey!

34 comments:

The Drifter and the Gypsy said...

Wonderful, WONDERFUL photos, dear. I love the colors and the scenery, just lovely.

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love that you used the old car for the backdrop. Your outfit matches!! Really beautiful! Glad you didn't trash them! I hope the Ball raised alot of money! Music education is in dire need! Have a good week!!

Gracie said...

oooh so cute, I just love it!!

In the Weeds and the Whimsy said...

You always capture the fall colors so well.

I love how you just become another gorgeous autumn piece in the photos.

Lovely

Little Ocean Annie said...

I'm so glad you didn't trash these pictures, they are so great! The colors are fantastic, and I love love love your outfit so much.
When you move into my house, will you let me borrow that dress? Thanks. Oh, and bring that rusted old car with you, I think it'd be cute in my backyard.

xoxo!!

nancy : The Sway Report said...

Im glad you didn't trash the pictures too. They're worth a look see for sure. So you enjoyed the music? Do you remember who played, or what the program was? I feel like I'm the only young person in the world who loves classical music.

xx
nancy

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A Little Brighter said...

Thanks so much for the comment :D I have always adored your blog and was so excited when your name popped up!
I have been back from the road trip for about a month or two now! We did go to Little Rock for two days (but I didn't do a post on it :( we forgot to take photos!) The thrift stores were lovely and it was the besutiful pictures on your blog that inspired me to stop there in the first place (I want to go back) ha! Wish I had spotted you! :D

Ayesha x

A Little Brighter said...

oh this post is lovely by the way! Sorry I was to busy blabbering in my comment above! I am so glad you didn't ditch them :D Your style is so original :D

Ayesha x

Penny Dreadful said...

The photos are great, I'm glad you kept them. They have a real faded 70s vibe, which is in tune with your whole outfit. Loving the dress from Sally Jane.

Penny Dreadful Vintage

tess said...

that hat is fantastic!

Chloe Trayner said...

An amazing dress and an amazing backdrop. The rust definitely brings out the pattern on the dress. Gorgeous!

Luchie said...

pretty photos! I love your dress.

Krystal said...

these pictures are v. cool, love how the colors work with the outfit :)

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

oh wow. I love the colours and how well your outfit goes with the rusted old beautiful 40s car. Mmm!!!

Sally Jane Vintage said...

I remember that dress! So cute on you! I also love the way the rust compliments the whole look. You know I love me some old rusty stuff!

One Girl said...

These are beautiful starr!!!!!

Maggie said...

Gah! I wish I could find a vehicle this charming looking!

I love how your outfit matches it too!

Megan said...

great photos. I would never have the courage to ask somebody to take pictures by their car, usually they aren't as cool with it!

Kristin, Golden Hearts Loves Vintage said...

These photos are not bad at all! I love your dress. Your whole outfit is really cool.

♥ Kristin

Alicia said...

I'm so glad you decided not to trash the photos! The colors are perfect and you look lovely!

Kenziefaith said...

I love these pictures - they're too pretty! Also, Your outfit is adorable!

KF x

Shallow Mallow said...

Beautiful photos and outfit as ever. :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

these photos are lovely and the car really does compliment your look. Glad you found the courage to ask those folks to let you take pics on their property, they turned out great

Maria Confer said...

So lovely Starr. I want your hat and the rusty old car.

xx
Maria
Lulu Letty

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

i love the photos - so glad that you posted them! the dress suits the location perfectly.

Helena said...

this is gorgeous. makes me want to trade in my car!

The Collar of the Dove said...

i'm so glad you didn't trash the photos, they fabulous, especially the last one with the rust coloured leaves!

Sarah with an "h" said...

Sweet photos! Digging the outfit, too. :)

And that event sounds like so much fun.

:o)Sarah
http://restlessromantic.blogspot.com/

meghan said...

I love the backdrops of all your photos and your style. Vintage styles are so much more original and have so much more character than everything off the runway and mass produced items most people own.

Siubhan said...

That's a perfect background for your outfit - so atmospheric!

Gina said...

Starr, you HATED these photos? As always I defer to your discerning eye, but really sister, these photos are gorgeous! I especially like the last one. Your eyes are stunning surrounded by all the smoky browns and oranges, and you look so wistful at your little desk in the wild.
xoxo,
Gina

oomph. said...

great location, love the car! pretty outfit as well.

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cait harri said...

I'm so glad you kept them, they are so beautiful. The rust totally offsets the outfit and the grey tights bring the whole thing together. That frock was a lucky find, it reminds me an little of Orla Kiely print.

Liz S said...

These photos are fantastic! So glad you kept them--I'm wondering what you were thinking and feeling when you first saw them as they make me feel sooo good when I look at them. I'm an earthy kind so adore the browns and greens of nature's way. Your composition of them is great, esp the one showing the dress close up.