Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chasing sunrises

Dress: Liz Claiborne;
Sweater: LOFT;
Frog belt: Highland & Ponce,
Calivintage giveaway;
Shoes: Zigi Soho;
Necklace: from Philippines,
gift from Mom.
How I've worn the dress before: here.

I woke up expecting to take my outfit photos in the afternoon because of the wet, rainy morning predictions. So imagine my surprise when I woke up to a brilliant sunrise -- complete with fiery reds and pinks -- truly a rosy-fingered dawn to be marveled. So, feeling that inspiration, I tried to capture all of those colors and happily grabbed things in my closet that matched. I quickly headed out to my photo spot on the hiking trail.

When I got there, the sky was a completely different story. It was muggy, greyish-blue and I felt quite silly for even trying to do a sartorial interpretation of it.

Lesson learned: Dress for the weather, but don't try to dress like the sky. It will almost certainly change on you.

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  1. At least you captured the colors while you were inspired and before they disappeared! :) This cardigan is one of my favorites.

  2. You're adorable and these are great pictures, whether they turned out the way you'd expected or not. :)

  3. you can see the colours a little bit. either way, the photos look great!

  4. What a beautiful setting! Love your Outfit. xx, Alice :)

  5. Ya know I think this actually works great, because your outfit really stands out! You look extra vibrant today :)

  6. Aww, thanks everyone for your sweet comments. You're actually making me look at this outfit in a better light.

    xoxo, JoAnn

  7. I so relate to this post - I'm in Scotland, and the weather is so changeable: I've had so many times now when I've set out to take outfit photos only for the weather to change totally when I'm halfway there!

    I agree with everyone else, though, I think these photos turned out great, and the red skirt really pops against the sky and water. Looks like a lovely location whatever the weather :)

  8. The pictures are lovely, as is the dress with cardigan.

  9. I think you should use it as inspiration, the red is gorgeous! I really love this with the red, the gold, and the off white. beautiful.

  10. Cute pics! Love your sweater!!

    Times Like Mine

  11. I agree with your other commenters - your cheerful red is a fantastic contrast to the sky. And I always love that cardi - it brings such great detailing to whatever outfit you pair it with.

  12. girl, you look amazing in these colors and i love the way you styled the belt! :) :) :)

  13. The pictures are awesome, and the outfit is super cute! I love the dress and the belt is adorable! I hope you've had a great day! :)

  14. Your photos are gorgeous, as always -- even if the outfit didn't quite emulate the sky as intended. This color combination of red, gold, and ivory is so classic -- it reminds me of "ladies who lunch" from bygone eras. Lovely!

  15. Oh how well I've learned that lesson, living in San Diego. Just found your blog and I love your posts!

  16. I'm very impressed at your morning picture-taking. The sunrise sky (as well as you and your outfit) is beautiful!


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