2012-08-03

Vines

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Dress? Kenneth Cole sample, gift from a friend Sandals? Asos (here in blue or here in white) 
Bag and belt? Thrifted Necklace? Thrifted Earrings? Vintage, gift from my parents

I would never have found this vine covered building, if it wasn't right by the site of where I once almost crashed a truck and trailer. Years ago, I was still getting used to driving with the trailer and I learned the lesson of why you need to make wide turns, by almost taking out a wall with my trailer. Now every time I pass by that corner, I chuckle at the memory and the lessons learned and then admire the vine covered building nearby. 
I know that the vines can damage the brick and the windows and cause a giant mess but they still look so romantic and pretty. I am trying to convince Matt to let me grow a vine up our house but that is not going very well. In lieu of having the vine covered house myself, I will just pose as if it is mine. Before we took pictures, we were trying to decide if the building was a home or a business. I have taken pictures on someone else's front step before but that was an accident and I try to avoid those awkward encounters. We made some educated guesses, figured it was a business and snapped some quick pictures on the way to dinner. When we were finished with the pictures, Matt told me he had figured out what sort of business was housed in the vine covered building... video surveillance. 
Of course it is... 

28 comments :

Tinacious Me said...

beautiful braid! hahah what a funny story!
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Laura Tidwell said...

I love vine covered buildings and homes..so pretty! I love your dress that was a great gift!

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Natasha Fatah said...

Your hair looks so good. You are seriously channeling a gorgeous 50's European actress!

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Linda said...

I wish my house was covered in vines! You look beautiful, and I love the beaded belt.

I'm sad that whoever said Hamilton isn't well-dressed never laid his/her eyes on your blog. I bet he/she isn't a cat person, either!

Aneets said...

Love the sandals and just bought a pair. Thanks for the link!

Jessica Broyles said...

Pretty!! I love your hair, too!

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D said...

That dress is lovely! And I'm pretty jealous of your photo spot, I've yet to find any cool vine covered walls in Denver!

Tatiana said...

are those sandals comfortable? I'm seriously thinking about byuing them in white

briannelee said...

Pretty dress! I love it with the belt.

jentine said...

Tatiana- yes, very comfortable but size down. They will seem tight at first but the leather stretches. At least these ones did...

Mini Me Style said...

Eek! Glad you were ok after that accident. These photos are stunning, and I love those large earrings.

newpetite said...

I love the hair-do! The earring match perfectly with your dress. You look lovely!

Mary Lindsey said...

The vine is beautiful and makes a lovely background for these pictures. I love your belt and purse. This is such a pretty outfit. :)

Asher said...

absolutely lovely :) That dress is beautiful on you & I love how you wore your hair!

Bridget Frances said...

Oooh, the building is gorgeous! I totally agree, it would be awesome to live in a building with vines all over it. ;) I love your outfit. The earrings are beautiful.

Jennifer said...

I love the print and color of this dress!

xo Jennifer

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Laura said...

That dress is wonderful! Reminds me of Grace Kelly.

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Laura
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Jessica Kiger said...

I posed in front of our neighbors house and they came out in their front yard. Awkward! I love your earrings and dainty necklace! And the vines. Nice touch.
xo
Jess
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Alexa said...

lovely outfit <3 you look gorgeous

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Kelsey said...

so pretty! just discovered your blog today and am so happy i did! :)
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Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

Gorgeous!

Rebecca Jane said...

Your hairstyle looks absolutely lovely!

Nicole said...

I'm lovin' that dress and belt combo. So lovely!

gleeps said...

Love the pops of rosey red (lips, toenails, purse, belt) against the neutral dress and sandals. Bravo!

Olga said...

An amazing dress! I really like the image! Wonderful hair!

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The Marcy Stop said...

Gorgeous hair and dress!
xL

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Lindsey said...

Vines on houses really does add a magical touch! Your hair looks so great!!!

Sofia H. said...

This dress is perfection!