Related To The Earliest Times And The Latest

There are limitations, but I definitely like to plan so my backdrops relate to my outfits. Just a small and sometimes subtle coordination between the two. Usually it's rather simple, because I take photos in the place I would wear the outfit--like a swimsuit at the beach rather than a swimsuit photographed in the middle of the road. Other days I just look for something of basic visual coordination. Case in point: an outfit of mixed prints and similarly styled wall. I have a weakness for chipping paint, there's something so charming and romantic about it--don't ask me what; emotional responses to objects lack rationale.


Outfit details:
vintage skirt
Clinque red, red, red lipstick

CONVERSATION

33 comments:

  1. Yay, first to comment! I love your mix of prints. Great outfit :)

    xx

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  2. I love these prints together...really cute!

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  3. "Emotional responses to objects lack rationale." This should be my life motto. I get so attached to objects. It's ridiculous.

    I do adore this background. I like how it compliments your outfit without being literally matchy-matchy. The chipping paint echos the pattern on your skirt. Very cool.

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  4. love the skirt and the wedges
    cute outfit

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  5. I also have an unreal love for chipping paint/fraying edges, there is just so much character to find in it all! Lovely shoes, too!

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  6. I do that with my outfit photos too! You chose a great location for this look! I love the skirt!

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  7. I wish I could match my background to my outfit. I'm still to shy to venture out to do outfit post pics in public. Pathetic, I know ;)

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  8. I really love the design of your tote bag! The intricate patterns on the bird wings are my favourite part. Do you think you'll ever do a print on a bag of the bird tattoos you have?

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  9. Love the idea of matching/relating the backdrop to yr outfit! Makes it even more interesting.
    X

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  10. Finding a print-mixed wall is such a clever idea! The classic patterns on your dress and skirt look lovely together as well.

    -Courtney

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  11. I really love the way you sometimes wear dresses as tops - it's so unlimiting! And this one's a great clash of patterns. Also wanted to say I loved the podcast, although I was a little startled at first to hear you speak in an American accent (I always read your posts in my head in an English "accent"!) xx

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  12. I quite like the pairing here (of the backdrop and outfit and of the separate pieces of the outfit as well). Unexpected, but it works so well. Nice shoes too, and I know exactly what you mean about the chipping paint. I am a sucker for all things old like that...total romantic at heart :)

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  13. Very cute outfit! I too feel that there is a certain romanticism in chipping paint. To me, part of it is the knowledge that someone picked the color, applied it... and the world around it watched it fade over time to whatever rich or pastel patina it becomes later.

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  14. i love this outfit. the pattern mixing is ace.

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  15. You know your effort to make backgrounds related to the outfits you are wearing really shows, I'm always impressed with the fact you never look out of place in what you are wearing (heels in the forest looks beautiful, but makes my eyes roll). I love this outfit too, the skirt reminds me of a scarf my gran used to wear :) xo

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  16. You tend to have the best backdrops. Interesting in your photos but it never looks like you tried too hard. I like.

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  17. I like the pattern of the skirt. It looks somewhat lovely.

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  18. Quite a delightfully chosen background .. I think the mix of clean brick and chipped pain look very fitting. Just like old and new, your vintage skirt and new dress !

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  19. very cute outfit. I agree, the background was a good choice here :)

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  20. I love the mix of prints, and those shoes are heavenly.

    The Girl in the Paper Dress

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  21. Great combo of prints - I love it when a good dress can be remixed!

    xoxo Maria

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  22. That skirt is super cool! I love the print on it. Neat idea to mix it with stripes; I would've never thought of that! Very cool background as well

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  23. I love this look! You've worn it before, in a remix post, right? Or maybe it was a different skirt...

    And that wall is so fantastic. I have a huge soft spot for brick walls, especially ones with different colors and chipping paint. They really are romantic. They should be ugly, but they're just lovely.

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  24. Oh, gosh ... loving EVERYTHING about this outfit! Really wishing the weather was warmer here in Australia :(

    Kelly @
    Elegantly Academic

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  25. I think you've done a very good job mixing prints. Such a cute and flirty look!

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  26. I adore this outfit. I have always wanted to start mixing different prints in my outfits but I haven't quite mastered it. I always just get frustrated and give up. But you! this is perfect. I will use it as inspiration. I have also been meaning to try out heels, but that is a different story.
    leahcla@bethelks.edu

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  27. That is really such an interesting wall and it goes perfectly with your equally as interesting outfit.

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  28. I love the idea of matching the mix of prints in the outfit to the mix of prints in the background! I love the top too!

    Laura
    whitewinters.blogspot.com

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  29. This is so totally adorable. Love the mixed prints.

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  30. i TOTALLY get what you are saying .me and my bf always look for a good place to take the pics. if we cant get it sometimes we dont take them.
    this wall would be perfect!

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