Monday, November 23, 2009

Park Pics

Feeling like a change from the usual backdrops in my yard, I got my lovely sister Val (armed with her way-nicer-than-mine camera) to join me (in a recent dress find) for an afternoon of playtime and photo-ops at the park with our little ones.


Carousel of Light

After putting in some playground time, we made our way up to the closed-for-the-season carousel for some pics. Me being a big sucker for a good sun flare, I liked the way the sunlight was streaming over the top of the carousel.


I found the vintage denim chambray dress at the Hospice Thrift for six dollars. I love the mix of lace and delicate crochet in the detailing. The quilted fabric and denim bag was a free score found on one of my visits to the magical dump with Milla.


Yup, still wearin’ the boots. Off to the lake to visit the ducks…


Among the Rocks

Quack quack…

I liked the denim on denim pairing of the bag with the dress and was particularly pleased with how well the colors in the fabric print matched the dress detailing. Enlarging the above picture gives a better view of both the detailing and the matching colors : )

White Goose

Then it was back down to the playground for some sand time before heading home…

I should probably add that, while cute they may be, these three in tow does not for an easy “photo shoot” make… thanks Val for sticking it out with me!

Oink oink…

24 comments:

Razzle Dazzle Cosmic Flower said...

Now that's an incredible denim dress and bag, the detail is flawless, it's simple but genius and not overdone. You look way lovely! I even dig the jewlery you're wearing in the 5th picture. You're quite charming at putting outfits together you know that?

Pretty Pirate said...

WOW, that is a perfect dress for you! It fits great, is such a fun length and is the epitome of your style. Yea!! I think I am going to go to the thrift store now, I need new vintage dresses for winter with long sleeves!

meg said...

i really love this dress missa! you always find the greatest things!

wheredoyoushop said...

Love the boots and love the jewelery. Thrifting is amazing. :)

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Oranges And Apples said...

such gorgeous pics. and it goes without saying that I adore the dress!

Alexa said...

Oh, the boots. I could write a sonnet to those boots. And Clover, of course ;)

thevintageyear said...

That dress is a perfect embodiment of your style. Did you have to shorten it? Because my first impression was that it is JUST the right length!

Hippie Frou Frou said...

great dress lady! and that park is freakin adorable, looks like a nice time :))


jess s//

Thrifted Treasure said...

Wow, a new take on double denim and you look great as always!

Ashlee said...

that sun flare is pretty great.
and so is your dress.

Diane said...

Wow, that dress is a gorgeous find! It looks great on you.

I would so love a park that had a carousel in it. There's one in my town but it's not nearby; I sure wish it was in walking distance.

Haha, it's funny that you mentioned that you and your husband used to use "gubernatorial" as an insult because I got tired of trying to use it properly in a sentence and was about to give up by saying "You're a gubernatorial!" to my boyfriend. What a coincidence!

Manja said...

I love that dress and it looks great on you!

anne said...

i LOVE it! sooo darling. the pics are awesome, i too am a fan of the sun flare :D

Diana said...

I love the denim dress on you. You can somehow make denim look very dressy! (and no, not just because it's a dress! :))

Manja said...

I know my post was quite the cliffhanger...but now I really want to know what you are thinking what my decision could have been about. Maybe you could shoot me a quick email and let me know: acrownmadeofivy@gmx-topmail.de

I'm a curious woman, haha. But I'll also tell you what my decision was. I would be surprised if you got it right ;)

Michelle said...

!!! That is an absolutely perfect dress! It looks wonderful on you. Clover is just too cute, too!

leah said...

so cute!
i love it. probably couldn't pull it off, but you, super job, you.

Mamushka Marie said...

adorable dress, love the photos
xo,
claire

Karima said...

oh me, that dress you are wearing - suits you to a tee!

muchlove said...

Beautiful beautiful photos, Missa! I really like sun flares in photos too, so that second one really caught my eye.
That dress is great too!

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

your thrift finds are really incredible. what a dress!

trishhunterfinds said...

Cuttttest dress ever!!

Julia said...

What beautiful photos today! I love the dress, as well. I too am an avid thrifter. Anyway, love your blog.

xx

Amanda said...

Hey, that's HOWARTH PARK! I live in S.R. too!! How awesome is that!