It’s been a long time since I’ve been blogging on here and now I’ve moved ;(
I started off briefly on blogger, then moved to wordpress and now I’ve moved back to blogspot: off by heart style (2.0)
Many thanks to those that stopped by here for a quick visit and/or commented. It was a short, sweet time here but I’m going to cut ties for a bit with wordpress (who knows, I might end up crawling back).
It’s been a little slow around here for a bit, but I will be slowly getting back to updating this blog on a more regular basis.
Summer is almost here and I’m on the hunt for discovering beautiful landscapes, secret gardens, hidden passageways and etc. Blogging can force you to open your eyes a bit more to your surroundings and have a new appreciation for what once was just a route to get you from point A to B.
For example, there is a beautiful old church right next to this gazebo that I used to attend when I was younger. The land surrounding the church is stunning and there were so many photo friendly areas to explore but time was against me..oh well.
My outfit is a bit simple, but I for whatever reason decided to wear a flower crown with this floaty white frock. Flower crowns and wreaths are so lovely and I enjoy seeing bloggers wearing them, but they’re not the easiest to pull off. I felt a little bashful walking around with mine (and a little juvenile ) at first, but I shrugged off my feelings after the first few photos. You only live once…shake it up a little.
*Flower Crown/Headband: Lou Lou Loves You
Dress & Scarf: H&M
Ring: Smart Set
Bag: Club Monaco
My latest dress crush!
The 50’s have to be my favourite style period for vintage and vintage inspired dresses, and this dress in particular would have been perfect for that era.
The classic (and flattering) A-Line shape, the floral tie at the back, the polka dots (my weakness) and the clinched waist, all make for a timeless dress that can work for almost any occasion.
I do love experimenting with colours and shapes from time to time in fashion, but a simple dress that hugs every curve like a dream can also do wonders.
Mark my words, you will see this dress pop up very soon (if I can help it) for a special style post. Now to find the perfect picnic spot to show it off!
… How self conscious I would be in this dress (yeah, yeah – boo ‘freakin’ hoo).
I love the blue mountains dress (a lovely gift from someone special) and any dress with pleats will my make my day, but length is not for me without tights. I’m happy that the weather shift has been steadily Spring appropriate but that unfortunately means that the tights have to go back in deep into the closet (unless they’re super light). I know, suck it up and deal, but I love my tights collection.
Couple my discomfort of the dress length with some creeper that was randomly lurking about and staring during this session (my backyard doesn’t have a fence, so it’s a free for all), I didn’t get that many shots in.
I’m thinking it’s time to start scouting out other areas to take pictures. I’ll make it my aim to go into a lovely park or some sort very soon…
Headband & Boots: ModCloth
Necklace: Le Chateau
Hope everyone had a lovely day yesterday (celebrating for all the moms out there!).
I just wanted to post this for today and state for the record, I would love to live in this video for a day (and steal her dress and flower crown)!
The Honey Trees – To Be With You
I know its been a little dead around here, so here is a few (ok, A LOT) of things I want this Spring (whenever it decides to come out and play. Really, you can come any day now!)
Blue and Pastels seem to be my central theme with a few bright accessories.
*My top style priority at the moment is to get my hands on the perfect peter collar dress (a nice wicker purse would be cool too!).
I’m truly at a loss at the current weather conditions.
Yesterday it snowed! Yeah, it melted and was replaced with hail later in the day, but it still snowed. In mid/late April.
I really don’t get it. I know that always seems to be the topic of choice around here (or many style blogs in general), but it really tickles the noodle. I really should pipe down about it, because it could be so much worse, but it really puts the damper on your spirits. *shrugs*
In other ground breaking news, I really enjoy high-waisted skirts. This new skirt from H&M is right up my alley, such a classic staple in a beautiful orange/red colour (more on the red side). They carry the exact same skirt in navy blue but I had to restrain myself this time around. Money is a little on the tight side and unfortunately, I’m guilty of duplicating many items in my closet.
Shirt & Belt: Dynamite
Bracelet: Smart Set
I like dresses that have very unique details and structures, especially along the hem. They make for fantastic skirts when the time calls for it and today I wanted to use ModCloth’s Heirloom Dress to do just that. I know that I’ve used this dress quite recently in another post but I couldn’t resist using it again.
The chambray and cream combination is a classic favourite of mine and when I stumbled across Sweet Disposition’s (Amelia) post today, I was inspired to create my own outfit using that same principle.
I do realize that eventually I’m going to have to step away from the tights, but I can’t help myself.
Hat, Dress and Locket: ModCloth
Top: Le Chateau
Belt: Smart Set
This dress is actually a lot more vibrant than captured, but unfortunately time was not on my side and I had to take pictures quickly with a backdrop that I know how to frame in a shot.
Sometimes sunlight can be a glorious thing to behold for pictures, but if you still don’t know what you’re doing with your camera (and where to position yourself when using it outdoors), it can potentially wash you and beautiful colours right out (with assistance of your flash).
Yeah, yeah..whine, whine, whine. I’m done…I swear.
This is a happy dress, I must say. You can’t help but feel like a little girl in it with the bright colours swirling around. Yes, I understand I’m a functional, working adult in society and I should think/act like one …but still. The only down side to it, as per usual with most of my dresses, is that it’s still too short for me. When you’re over 6 feet, finding dresses that don’t need the assist of tights are few and far between…oh dear I’m whining again aren’t I? Ok, now I’m really done.
Dress: Suzy Sheir
Hat: Le Chateau
Today was one comedy act of sorts.
Believe me when I say that the pictures that you see in this post are the best, I do mean the best out of the batch I took.
The winds today were not happy and just to make sure you got that message loud and clear … you got slapped with the gusty hand ’till you were giggling in hysterics. Honestly, my dress was flying everywhere to the point that the neighbours got their evening entertainment, my tripod got the pimp slap of all pimp slaps mid snap* (see below). My hat nearly flew off several times and you’ll see that in one the pictures I have one heck of a death grip on it. All in all…hysterical.
Hat that wouldn’t stay on: ModCloth
Dress that showed off my nether regions to the world (sorry next door peeps) : Smart Set
Belt: Suzy Sheir
Tights that look a lot brighter than I realized: AA
* My camera/tripod got slapped around like a pinata*