Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Stealing picnic baskets

Top: Vintage, thrifted;
Skirt: Ralph Lauren, thrifted;
Red belt: Ann Taylor Loft;
Heels: Tayla platform sandals, Target;
Bag: Thrifted;
Jade and black bracelets: thrifted, Finder's Keepers;
Silver bangle: gift;
Hawaiian bangle: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI.
How I've worn the top before: here.
How I've worn the skirt before: here.
How I've worn the heels before: here.

Today was an exercise in being alone. I didn't have Jeremiah, my trusty photographer husband, with me, so it gave me a chance to test out the new tripod. I was really hesitant in going to the park by myself --- even thought this particular park is idyllic, our area of town can be really sketchy sometimes. I went anyways and brought my cell phone and decided that if anything bad might occur, my tripod could double as a weapon for defense. Does anyone else think that when they take blog photos by themselves? Maybe I've watched too many CSI episodes, I don't know. The park ended up turning out okay (a few older couples walking around), so I felt comfortable enough to stay longer than I had originally intended. I really liked how the photos turned out, especially the still lifes.

About this outfit. I liked the color palette a lot and I thought I looked like a walking picnic basket, which reminded me of Yogi Bear, which kept me singing "The Yogi Bear song"  that I learned at summer camp all afternoon. I don't usually wear as many bracelets as today, but there was something so fun about hearing them jangle on my arm. Gotta love wearing things that make you feel silly in a good way.

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  1. I totally think about possible weapons when I'm walking by myself somewhere. I hadn't ever vocalized that I actually do that, but then we had a safety training at work and the guy said it's actually a GOOD thing to do that because people who do are more prepared when trouble happens! So keep on envisioning yourself knocking someone out with that tripod! ;)

  2. I'm in the city when I'm taking my shots so my big issues is wondering if someone is going to nab my camera or my purse or my jacket while I'm trying to look sultry or contemplative or cute or whatever.

    I think you did a tremendous job! I love all of the green around you. It's beautiful.

  3. you are the loveliest walking picnic basket i have ever seen! what a gorgeous place to take photos and i'm loving all your accessories :)

  4. You made me laugh picturing you using your tripod as a weapon! You're too funny! And I'm really, really happy nothing dangerous happened so it didn't come to that. :-)

  5. im in love with your bag!
    really nice!


  6. A tripod could definitely be a formidable weapon- good thinkin'! ;)

    As for the outfit- I love your top and the way you belted it. Gingham is so cheerful and perfect for springtime.

  7. I live in a rough 'hood, too, and can get a little spooky when I'm biking to work ... but have never gotten beyond, "wouldn't it suck if someone jumped me?" I should totally consider available weaponry!

    Any outfit inspired by picnicking is OK by me. ;)

  8. OMG, you look so ADORABLE!!!

  9. Hahahah, I would be very scared to take pics with a tripod by myself! That's why I always do them inside :P. But I'm glad nothing bad happened to you!

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  10. I love the jewelry shot! Something about it is so peaceful...and this outfit is very country chic, methinks :)



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