Wednesday, October 20, 2010

keep warm my dear

song of the day: 'mary jane' by alanis morissette
what a fabulously foggy morning this was! a little bit creepy beautiful, like some zombies were going to come out of it or something. or like in the movie 'the fog' i'd hear a knock on the door and get pulled into it and be gone forever. in taking the kiddo to school, i'm in the drop off line and could barely see the building. it was intense. so perfect for october!
this is another jogging trail that's not too far from my house. these trails are just so fantastic. and this one in particular is very secluded and quiet. i won't run out here if it's dark because it's maybe not the safest area, but during the day it's really nice. the sun through the trees creates a really cool atmosphere and the dappled light is so pretty.
i bought my dress from a lady who came in the shop one day to sell me some of her vintage stuff. at one time, she had quite a collection. her boyfriend was in a band and she would travel with him and write music and buy vintage to collect and sell. doesn't that sound so fantastically amazing? but then her boyfriend passed away and she just kinda lost that drive. and now she's selling off some of her pieces that maybe don't fit anymore or just don't work for her. i got this dress, another dress, a purse, and two faux fur coats. i knew i had to wear this dress at least once before it left my hands. i don't know, it may never leave.
loafers-thrifted, dexters
sweater-thrifted, gap
bag-thrifted, dooney & bourke


Rosie said...

Amanda! These photos are so cool! The fog makes for a really cool effect!

archives said...

that dress is awesome!!!! love how you styled it, mixed with the creepy fall atmosphere! love it. :)

acute angle said...

YES!! Love this location! So funny seeing this outfit. I was shopping in Zara last night with a friend. I came out of the dressing room wearing a leopard print dress and my friend said, "umm... how would you wear that in real life?" - So I went back in the fitting room and threw on a cable knit chunky cardigan and my oxfords and came back out. She looked at me one more time and said, "ok... now I get it."

Great minds think alike!! ;P

paigewinter said...

such great pictures. gosh, i do love leopard. i think it looks fantastic in the fog-
how do you take your pictures- tripod? ive been struggling how to do self pictures without looking myspace-y.

Desiree said...

These photos are breathtaking! And I love that dress on you.

Melrose said...

Oh wow, it looks like a dreamy painting! SO beautiful!
And yes, keep the dress! It's perfect for days when you're feeling a little feisty!

Justice Pirate said...

these shots make me think more of werewolves!! watch your back. haha.

shealennon said...

Wow, these pictures are gorgeous! And I love how the dress adds a little bit of sexiness to the otherwise classic look.

Kimberellie said...

these photos are so creepy and cool and amazing and lovely. And your outfit is just perfect. Love the leopard with that cardi. What a great pairing.

heart: Kimberellie

Kate Maggie said...

These photographs should be in a magazine, i absolutely am smitten over the fog and creepy trees! not to mention your GORGEOUS outfit! I cant get over it. The sweater, the socks, the dress. ahhh!! so in love!!

surfvintage said...

I love the whole outfit, great dress and matches perfectly with the sweater, and I love socks!!!!

Starr Crow said...

what an interesting (and sort of sad) story about the dress! I love hearing about how people acquired things. it's really feisty and awesome!

what a great fog you're in too! we don't get enough of that around here.

I thought about you when I was in Eureka Springs that other day. I know that's not where you live, but anytime I got to N. Arkansas I think of ya!

Kristin said...

I have a bag just like that. I should start wearing it!!

rainbows & fairydust said...

love love love!! xx

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful setting for your photos.

Amanda, The Upside of Wonder said...

When I first saw these photos, I thought it was some effect. Ha, the fog looks awesome and crazy all at the same time. Morning fog has always spooked me. Haha, and I remember that movie "The Fog". My aunt hated it so much, which made the entire movie slightly funny.

Elekon said...

what a beautiful photos!! smashing! cute vintagy outfit love th bag so much!