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Vampires In Richmond

I drove up to Richmond recently to see a friend and we decided to wander around the Hollywood Cemetery since the weather was so pleasant and I've been wanting to visit it for awhile. A couple of US presidents are buried here along with other notable figures, but I was most intrigued by the story of "the Richmond vampire." Which is an urban legend born from the collapse of a tunnel in 1925 and partially takes place in this cemetery. Urban legends are so entertaining...

Outfit details:
thrifted skirt
Tabio tights
vintage Coach purse

31 comments:

WearAbouts said...

Your writing is so elegant and fun to read! Love the title of this post, how clever to shoot at a cemetary! <3 You are a fashion queen and I can't wait to see more in the new year! <3
Rory
www.WearAboutsBlog.com

MintJulep said...

Please please, u MUST tell me this urban legend, I'm crazy about this type of things, and I do not know this one, please share!

andrea lynne rose said...

I love those boots!

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Cassie Nafziger said...

Love those tights!!

Is It Secret, Is It Safe said...

Wow, that's awesome! I know it sounds morbid, but I kind of like cemeteries. Some of them are so pretty! There's a really great one near where I live that has a lot of old mausoleums, and it's really interesting to wander through! Also, wonderful outfit! The boots are great!
-Katie

meredith said...

I love urban legends like that too! When I was younger, my friend and I would ride our bikes over to the cemetery in our neighborhood. We would explore the old tombstones and make up scary ghost stories. There were even a few above ground tombs that really freaked us out! All that being said...you look lovely. :)

Little Fury Bugs said...

Beautiful outfit! Also, I'm going to go read up on that legend now. It sounds pretty interesting.

Sadee Says said...

Great photos! Really cute skirt!

SUNDAY ROSE said...

the title of this post really drew me in i would like to hear more about this Richmond vampire urban legend!

Ashley said...

Such a cute look! And I love Richmond, even though I've only gotten to spend 12 hours there. My husband went to college there, so hopefully we'll make another trip soon!

Natasha Fatah said...

Great outfit. Simple, accessible and charming.

xoxo
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Rachel said...

The skirt and boots look so cute together! I love urban legends too; I used to spend hours looking them up online (off to go check out this one now!).

Taylor said...

I love urban legends, too! and cemeteries are strangely intriguing to me... Such a cute, casual outfit

kitty said...

I love everything you wear! :)

I'm curious -- what size little boys sweater do you order?

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@kitty, for reference I'm 5'1" and in this post I'm wearing a size/age 8.

Mallory | The Storm in a Teacup said...

Seriously, I wish I was small enough to fit in Crewcuts. It looks so good!

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

I love urban legends. This is probably a strange thing to add, but I've always wanted to visit a cemetery at night. I've gone in evenings with friends before, but never at night. It's not that I'm all very superstitious, but...

Chloe Jacqueline said...

Beautiful pictures! I have always wanted to go to the hollywood cemetery!

Jo said...

Your outfit is so wonderful yet simple! <3 There is a place in Christchurch called Richmond, so in my half-asleep state, I completely thought you were in NZ!

x
Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Mallory, if the adult sizes fit you then you're set! I only resorted to crew cuts b/c I was tired of having my sweaters go all the way down to my hips! I like a sweater that ends at my waist.

The Daily Fashionista said...

I will be looking up this urban legend pronto :) Love the photos! Cemeteries are the neatest places to wander around.

Page Song said...

lovely outfit!!!
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Jul said...

Wow, I love those kind of urban legends too :) they make a place a lot more charming.
I love your look here, that sweater looks so cozy!
Life is a romantic poem

Julia Topaz said...

If you ever go back up to Richmond (you totally should/you're always welcome over for tea/coffee/whatever), you should take the Richmond ghost tour downtown. Ben and I randomly decided to take it one bored night and it was awesome! It includes the site of the tunnel collapse/etc. Really fun and awesomely spooky.

Shannon said...

Lovely photographs.

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ftashion said...

Love your skirt and boots!

Ash :o)
ftashion

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Love this look!

Happy New Year!

young dumb love said...

i love that you did a shoot in Hollywood Cemetary. I live in Richmond and love to bring people here when they visit. Next time, take a walking ghost tour in Church Hill and they will tell you the full story on the vampire. I'm definitely going to have to do a shoot here when it gets warmer.
-london camille

melina bee said...

I also am a native richmonder and love to take photos at hollywood cemetery

MarieBayArea said...

Your legs look great in this

Syed said...

Love that second photo of you. A million days late, but the hair looks gooood.