Friday, August 13, 2010

Secret gardens

Dress: Suzy Chin;
Shoes: gift, from Philippines;
Sunglasses: thrifted;
Belt: LOFT.

Lots of interesting and thoughtful discussion on my last post. It seems like almost everyone thought that context was important when taking photos in a cemetery, and that being mindful of other people was crucial too. I don't know whether I would take photos yet there, but I'm open to the possibility in the future, but it will probably be in more historical ones.

Wore this to run errands Wednesday afternoon. This is a new dress that I bought over the summer. I had my eye on it in early May and waited until the beginning of July for its final markdown. I love the floral print, the neckline and the ruching detail around the waist. I can see myself layering it with shades of brown and caramel for fall.

These photos were taken in the ethnobotanical garden on campus. It's in an area high above the street, so I got to watch some traffic go by as I took my shots. I always thought this would be a good place for photos because it's pretty secluded and quiet.
This was a day where nothing seemed to go right with my photos. My first photo location didn't work out because the lighting was a little weird, and so I'll have to go back to try it another day. And then when I arrived at the garden, my camera wouldn't work correctly so I couldn't do the timer setting. I had just about given up when I got to my car when my camera decided it wanted to work. By the time I took the photos, I was all kinds of tired, and so the above were the only ones where I didn't look like I was about to pass out.
Oh well, we can't all have good blog days. At least my dress had a decent debut with the sunglasses...

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  1. LOVE those shades, lady!

  2. I feel ya J! Today is a no-photo day as no one would like to see how I look like today. Eck!

    You however, always look lovely!

  3. I love the neckline on you! You've got the best complexion to carry off bright and bold colors.

  4. You look colorful and chic as always. And I love the glasses!

  5. I LOVE this floral dress on you, and beautiful background scenery! XOXO, Natalya

  6. The Suzy Chin dress look stellar on you. And I love that you paired it with red belt -- it's fun and classic at the same time!

  7. That dress is stunning. I love the ruching around the bodice.


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