2011-05-23

Field of Weeds

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Dress? Handmade, vintage, White Elephant Shoes? Frye, Winners Purse? Thrifted Belt? Roots, thrifted

I need another vintage dress like Paris Hilton needs another reality show. And we all know how that is going to end, so I just caved and bought this pretty blue number from White Elephant during the Art Crawl this month. The ladies at White Elephant had kitties from a local rescue agency in their window that night but I came too late and missed the opportunity to take home my fourth cat. So I took home the dress instead. Matt was relieved.

The fields of dandelions everywhere are an effect of the tightened pesticides regulations in Ontario these past few years. While homeowners stand on their property line guarding against interlopers from the city fields, I did what any self-respecting fashion blogger would do... I frolicked in the dandelion field whimsically (as frolicking should always be done in a whimsical manner). Dandelions are the new carnations, mark my words.

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51 comments :

basiccravings said...

These pictures are stunning! As is your gorgeous blue dress.

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Love these gorgeous pictures, and as always your posts are SO fabulous witty!! And the dress? Ah, gorgeous... love that shade of blue on you. xx veronika

Dawn said...

Your dress is beautiful and the pictures look great against the field of dandelions! I wish the U.S. would ban pesticide use. It sickens me to see it in our public parks and schools where children play. Those are great shoes too!!

Think Twice Style said...

This dress is gorgeous! The color is so lush. And Paris Hilton does have a new reality show, in fact. I think it's on Oxygen or some channel like that which shows old ANTM episodes all the time.

Loren said...

You claim that your boy-toy isn't really a photographer. But he must have an amazing innate ability (I'm sure mixed with your cropping skillz) becuase these are gorgeous photos. I love the contrast between the yellow flowers & blue dress. This looks fantastic :)

Sal said...

You are so striking in blue!

I know dandelions are hated weeds, but they sure are purdy.

Kate said...

HOLY SMOKES. You are a stunner. The last two photos before the text are crazy incredible - like made my jaw drop beautiful! This might be my favorite photo set of yours ever. So pretty. Also, I laughed out loud re: dandelions being the new carnations. Does anybody like carnations? Such a filler flower.

Kelly said...

Love the photos! I've always thought dandelions were pretty...until they get grey and fluffy and stick to you.

Kelly
Enterkelly.blogspot.com

Allie (Wardrobe Oxygen) said...

I wouldn't be able to pass up that dress either; gorgeous! And great photo series!

Morgan and Lua said...

Yeah sure. I'll go to bed with you.

Oh wait. I already did.


I want to frame these and put them next to my bed. Well done.
www.morganandlua.blogspot.com

Anastasia said...

One day I was at the farm, collecting those yellow weeds and my boyfriend said :'If I was giving you a bouquet of those you would be offended and now you are collecting them?'
Before I got the time to claim that they are beautiful nevertheless they are weeds, he walked away saying..'ppfff girls!'
It was a funny moment :)))

Kyla said...

I feel so lucky to have such beautiful friends :) You should love these photos, because they are awesome! I especially love the one of you laying on your side - it looks like it should be in a magazine ... of awesomeness.

FutureLint said...

That dress is gorgeous and the contrast with the yellow flowers really makes it pop! I wouldn't be able to resist bringing it home either!

kenzi said...

I love these photos!! The contrast between the blue and yellow is gorgeous!!

I just stumbled across your blog & I'm glad I did :) I will definitely be back!

I'm new to the blogging community So I'm still feeling my way through!

Kenzi
http://thecardiqueen.blogspot.com

Frannie Pantz said...

You're too funny. And your pics and new, eh, addition, are beautiful!

Natasha said...

I love the contrast of your dress and the feild of dandelions!
Is it weird that I think of you and your post where you mentioned the weeds were bothering you in your pictures everytime I take my outfit pictures on our front lawn amoungst all the weeds!?!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

406 Olivia said...

I'm so happy to hear the dandelion craze! Now my lawn is evidence me being cutting edge rather than lazy.
I'm willing to take surplus dresses off your hands whenever, mama. Just say the word.

sunny said...

I love the photography here! So springy and pretty! That blue dress is amazing and you look fabulous in it! The print on that thrifted clutch is so interesting... it kind of reminds me of those Danish chess piece cookies! Am I making any sense? ANyway... You look just lovely in the blue dress!!

briannelee said...

Such a pretty color!!!!

Suburban Plumage said...

I love dandelions! And I love the photo of you lying on your side.

MONKEYFACE said...

GASP, I love these photos. Man. I have GOT to try the whole laying in a field of pretty weeds thing, b/c I need more reasons to head to the allergist like you need another vintage dress.

sartoriography said...

The last photo of you tossing that flower is killing me. I recognize that expression so well. :) And that dress- BUA! Perfect with the yellow and green that nature made JUST for you. :)

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Gorgeous pictures! That dress looks stunning on you! I don't think you can ever have enough vintage dresses! But you can definitely have enough of Paris Hilton...

Louise said...

I love the colour of your frock and that field of dandelions is just the most darling place to show it off.

Elaine said...

LOVE THESE PICTURES!!!!!! And that blue is so pretty on you. Although I also wouldn't have minded pics of the fourth cat :)

kelsey williams said...

I'll make sure to tell Eric that dandelions are the new carnations. He will be so relieved.

jessie said...

lookin' gooooooood, girlfriend! i agree with everyone else who have already said it here: that blue is YOUR COLOR.

also, when i saw the photo of you laying on your side, i had an overwhelming urge to make it into a blog header for you! (i'm on a roll!!!)

Leah said...

Wow, that dress looks stunning on you. Great pictures in the weeds! Hope you enjoyed your day off.

xo L.

S said...

what a stunning shade of blue--love the dress!!

Lisa said...

What is that gorgeous colour on your lips? You should post the lipstick you wear, you always pick really nice colours.

Jodi said...

GREAT photos today.. love your creativity.. and you can make wine out of dandelions.. I do know this because My dad made us pick them when we were young so he could make wine.. and I hated it.. my hand would be all stained yellow... but the upside was that my friends and I would sneak the wine for school dances... so I guess it all works out in the end.. LOL

great outfit too by the way :)
xox J

Fashion Therapist said...

OMG I'm obsessed with everything about this post. You look absolutely gorgeous!

Becky said...

The side laying picture is the BEST EVAH....first of all because you look like a giant....second because you look like an album cover....for They Might Be Giants??? Ha.

When I saw the field of dandys I had a mild panic attack, after having spent a better part of spring so far digging (digging, not spraying) them out of my flower beds. I'm still not right in the head.

Elizabeth Edith said...

these photos, especially the 2nd and 3rd to last are STUNNING!!!

caroline said...

that dress is soooooooo pretty - and so is the dandelion field. the color pops with the flowers int he background!

caroline - pictures & words

Patricia said...

This dress is one of my favorites. In my blogreader feed all I saw was 'handmade' and I was like 'holy crap, you MADE THAT?'. Anyways, not to get you down that you didn't. Because I'm positive you could.

But it is maybe THE dress I would take if I could ever raid your closet.

chelseasgirl said...

Love the blue dress! Gorgeous photos! Great atmosphere!

Xx

http://chelseasgirl.wordpress.com/

http://theidea-generator.com/

Anja said...

you look amazing! and I always say, one can never have enough shoes, same goes for vintage dresses!! Love the blue color and the lace.

Also really like those pictures, they inspired me to try something like that in my next photo shoot!!

Anat said...

That is one gorgeous photo shoot!!!

suzanne said...

that dress is absolutely lovely! i love royal blue with a deep passion and am always on the lookout for more.

that one shot of you lying in the grass on your side is so beautiful!

-suzanne
awkwardly chic

Monica Whitney said...

I love this beautiful color on you. You look fab.

Ask the Duplex

Silver Daisy Designs said...

Great minds think alike! I just took pics in a field of Dandelions too! Your pics are fabulous!!

DeeCMF said...

Beautiful pictures especially the one where you are lying down on your side. =)

Santina said...

I can see how this dress might fill the hole in your heart left by the thought of a fourth kitty. I love the shape and the color is absolutely gorgeous on you!

These might be my favorite photos yet. They're so fun and pretty!

Santina

Varnish Vixen said...

Love the blue dress with the yellow dandelions! I love the shape of this dress.

Rachel said...

Oh, wow - I love how bright and colourful that dress is!

Lindsey A. Turner said...

What a gorgeous dress! Love these photos!

Lindsey Turner
http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

Karla said...

Ahhhhhhhh the color! the lace! the classic shape! This dress is beautiful! The color looks so gorgeous on you.

Great place for to photograph this dress!!

I also want/need a fourth cat :)

A said...

this is such a gorgeous dress on such a gorgeous you! Your eyes must've bugged out of your head when you got this beauty!

mariel said...

what gorgeous photos! the overhead shots look like they belong in a kate spade ad :)

Christyne said...

I just discovered your blog and I am a huge fan. You inspired me to go thrifting and I found some pretty cool things. (my blog: gradification.wordpress.com)