3.27.2011

Floral Wreath


Dress: Yard Sale
Floral Wreath: Handmade
Shoes: Michael Kors via Saver's

Here's my latest photos from Sync Weekly. The paper comes out every Wednesday, but I completely forgot about these photos until Corey reminded me today. I always wait for the paper to come out before posting them on my blog because it just seems like the right thing to do. 

This is the floral wreath I was gushing about the other day. The wreath was actually inspired by a plate of Blue Gravlax from the restaurant I work at and a painting from Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. It was an easy DIY, and if you're interested in making your own, you can find out more about the tutorial I used in the article.

Today Corey and I scouted the mall, looking for stylish locals wearing the latest trends (for another upcoming Sync article). Afterward we took outfit photos for my next "inspired by" article (it's been a Sync day, I guess). I can't say much about my next "inspired by" topic, but I will tell you it's based off an ambrotype and I absolutely love the results.

On our way home we stopped by an abandoned building I've been admiring for months. We were feeling extra brave and adventurous, so we climbed a long flight of stairs to a door in the back. It was unlocked. Inside we found all of my favorite kinds of things –– wood walls, decaying wallpaper, floral mattresses, wooden crates, old doors. It was an adrenaline rush. We plan to go back on a sunny day.

40 comments:

Della said...

So pretty! Makes me long for flowers around here, sadly we just got more snow and cold temperatures this morning. :(

Purple looks amazing on you! Lucky!

I love abandoned buildings...makes me feel like a kid again.

Dakota C. Walsh said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the link to the tutorial, I can't wait to try my hand at making my own flower crown! Abandoned house exploration is the best; I love it when you find one that's just like a time capsule.

The Veda House said...

Dress...Yardsale??? WHAA how?

It's gorgeous and this is another lovely shoot with amazing personality. I love seeing all the spring photos in blog land!

Dylana Suarez said...

That lavender color is so stunning!

xoxo,

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Trivia said...

lovely :)

Natalie said...

You look really lovely in lavender. What camera do you use?


love.

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Liz said...

this dress is so lovely! it reminds me of the mulberry dress that alexa chung wore recently: http://alexachungblog.tumblr.com/post/4046541630

such a pretty color on you :)

five foot something said...

These photos are amazing. I'm especially drawn in by the gorgeous lilac of the dress. One of my favorite colors.

ALYSSA said...

these are so cute! i love your shoes too! and i want a headband like that!!!

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

Oh, you look so lovely! That floral wreath is so wonderful :)

Holly said...

gorgeous =)

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Holly said...

P.S. I read your article in Sync. You have a way with words =)

liz said...

love it!!!!

kate maggie said...

Starr these photos are my favorite I have seen on a blog in a LONG time. You look so gorgeous in every single one. I especially love the one with your shoes in the air. Eeep. I may need to copy that!! ;) You look SO pretty with the floral wreath...I have been dying to make one this spring. You have inspired me once again..as always..xoxo

Jo said...

adorable! Can't wait to have a go at it myself! x www.lostinthehaze.com

Laura @ The World Looks Red said...

These photos are adooorable! Love your outfit.

vivI.Iviv said...

your first photo is beyond beautiful!!!!!
Wow, just made my day!!!! x

vivI.Iviv
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Louise said...

Beautiful wreath, I love the way you matched the colour of the dress to the colour of some of the flowers (I assume it was purposefully done). :)

Chloe Rushworth said...

That dress is amazing and so is the floral wreath.

C x

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Georgy said...

Very beautiful pictures! And this dress is so vintage and lovely. The place is so nostalgic..

KateLainey said...

Love these pictures and how they make it seem like the "perfect" day! I've gotta make a floral wreath!

coldlight said...

just loving the floral wreath! have been seeing them everywhere- I really have to try making my own :)

Casie Jean said...

you always have the best locations, and the floral wreath looks so so lovely x.x.x
Casie Jean

Callie Rew said...

I love the outfit! Your so brave to explore an old building, I would chicken out on those kinds of things. I can't wait to see more pictures!

xoxo Callie

Emma said...

Gorgeous! That lavender colour looks great on you!

G.F.G said...

You look so pretty in purple! Gorgeous photos as always. That house you found sounds so cool. Can't wait for photos. ^_^

Annebeth said...

yesssss, so dreamy and beautiful! I bought some paper flower wreaths on etsy, littlehoneypies (etsy store) has some supernice ones! you look stunning :)

Stef / Diversions said...

I am so in awe of your explorations of abandoned places (upstairs and otherwise)

You look lovely of course :)

Hotsy Malone said...

So fresh and lovely! Have always loved photos in a field of flowers. Just signed up for your blog, discovered it via a contact on Twitter! Check out my online consignment store octobermoonboutique.com. There is a black vintage dress that you might be interested in. It's "A Piece of Poema" dress for $40. Look forward to more of your blog.

Fenny Wong said...

Really nice floral wreath. I once made something like that, but as necklace. Miss the fun part of doing it~

Rosaspina Vintage said...

I can't wait to see the pictures you will take in the abandoned building Starr! Sounds like a fantastic place to explore.
In the meantime, I'll try to learn the art of wreath making with the DIY tutorial ;)
Have a sweet day!
Ale

Teresa said...

Love that dress with the matching crown of flowers! So springy! So cute! :)

   ♥ Teresa ♥
- Pretty Dandy -

Aryn said...

This is so sweet and beautiful! I'm studying abroad right now and all those flowers remind me of home. So lovely <3

A plus,
Aryn
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islabell said...

these photographs are so pretty. Your floral wreath is the perfect combination of colours. And your shoes from savers...swoon!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

that's so cool how you scouted out people with style at the mall. I hope you found a lot of great dressed people. You look amazing and these photos are so dreamy!!!!

Lydia said...

I loooove the first picture of you. So pretty. I need a flower wreath in my wardrobe, stat.

LolaDee said...

soooo pretty!!!

LolaDee xo
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Just a lazy morning said...

so beautiful!!
xoxo

Paris in Pink said...

Gorgeous photos. Love that floral wreath. Your blog is dreamy and whimsical :)

Hugs xx

Camille @ Paris in Pink

ps said...

awesome
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