Abandoned By Reason

Last week Thomas and I drove to the abandoned theme park and after climbing the fence past the various no trespassing signs we promptly got caught in a thunderstorm and downpour that left us huddled under one of the pavilions for at least ten minutes. The storm only added to the wonderfully spooky atmosphere of the park and created enormous puddles where everything was reflected in as if a second upside-down world was within a single misstep. Slightly overdramatic description perhaps, but abandoned spaces have a certain ambiance to them that sparks the imagination. There was a time constraint on our visit that prevented us from poking around every corner, but it was still a pretty enjoyable afternoon. Pretty much every fun outing with Thomas ends with the same wistful feeling of "why isn't there more time in the day?"

Outfit details:
Dear Creatures dress (old, same style here)
*pictures by Thomas



  1. These photos are lovely. You normally post beautiful pictures, but these have a richness that sets them apart somehow. The background, plus your haircolor, and eyes, and dress...yes.

    Especially love the one of you sitting on the picnic table with the reflection.

  2. I really love this photoshoot!
    There's a kind of magical mystery to it all.
    I recently bought this dress in the style you linked to, but it has been unseasonably cool around here and I was wondering if you had any tips to styling this dress with layers!
    I tried a cardigan but the bow was too prominent.
    I'd love to wear it and scheme a solution to making it more year-round friendly.

  3. The idea of an abandoned amusement park is just so cool--but add in the storm and it's even better. These are great pictures and all the bright colors on you are such an interesting contrast with the background!

  4. It sounds like you had such a great day. I want to go to that abandoned amusement park (i live less than an hour away!) so bad but im always too nervous to get caught for trespassing!

    And gorgeous pictures. I love the closeup of your hair and your eyes are super gorgeous

  5. Outstanding photos! Your large eyes have the look of love in them. Adore that purple dress. Looks awesome with the blue hair.

  6. The colours are so striking and the reflections are just amazing! :) Love your pictures as always! :)

  7. I don't recall seeing you in such a vibrant purple before (I don't catch every post so it's quite possible) but wow I love it. I think it's especially fun with your blue hair. Thomas is a great photographer as well or does he just snap the picture you set up?

  8. @Rebecca Knight, mostly Thomas--he's actually about as bossy as me behind the camera, haha. He even suggested the purple dress when I mentioned taking him to the abandoned theme park.

  9. @Caitlin, well I have layered it with a cardigan before--I just let the bow peek out of the top, see here.
    Also, I could see a blouse layered beneath it, especially one with a peter pan collar (in ivory).

  10. Thanks for your advice! I'm currently wearing the dress at work, layered with a blouse underneath that has a loose bow up top that droops over the dress. I also packed a cardigan and love the way it all turned out.


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