Disaster Day


These pictures were a disaster to take! I love taking photographs on this street because I love the colorful doors on these old stone buildings; it's just one of my favorite local streets full stop. So, I always want to take pictures here when I'm wearing something a bit more colorful and feel this area is a "no brainer" shoot location. I always seem to conveniently forget that this area is also a bit of wind-tunnel and in the afternoon hours when school is letting out and people are heading home from work it's also quite busy. Gangs of school boys kept walking past giving the weirdo in the pencil print dress posing in the middle of the street a bit of an odd look. Cars would park periodically on the curb behind us, which is fair enough if you live here and want to unload some groceries or what-have-you, but a bit inconvenient for the petite "model" twirling around for the camera. The wind kept blowing my dress in unflattering directions and my hair into my mouth...My list of complaints from this shoot is quite extensive and in the end I was quite ready to be done with the whole thing. Hopefully the pictures themselves are a bit less of a disaster (although finding one without a rogue child in the background was a bit difficult) because I really do like this print. I feel like it would be a great teacher dress--and it even is cut a bit longer, I hemmed mine.

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  1. This is the best teacher dress! As an elementary teacher with a collection of fun teacher like prints, this is by far one of the best I've seen!!! Thanks for taking on the wind and street dwellers to get these great photos.

    ~Monica
    thriftylittlefox.com

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    1. Hi Monica, I'm so glad a teacher thinks it is a good teacher dress, but it just "felt" like one to me. I actually don't remember most of my teachers from when I was younger (I have terrible memory in general tho so it's nothing on them) BUT I totally remember one because she was always so well-dressed! I remember I'd come home and tell my mother what my teacher was wearing that day haha. So I have "feels" about teacher clothes :p

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    2. It is so funny how what we wear does leave a lasting impression on people. I often have mom's of boys stop and tell me, "we saw a lady wearing this dress over the weekend and he mentioned that it was a 'Ms. Freed dress!'" I've also had a boy (a very boyish boy at that) stop me mid-lesson to tell me that I was wearing the perfect Thanksgiving dress, at which the whole class agreed(it was the week before Thanksgiving). Haha I could go on and on with funny teacher stories, but regardless, teacher style is too fun!

      Monica

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    3. I'm an elementary school teacher, too. And you're right, this is a perfect teacher dress! I've had my eye on it (despite already having a pencil skirt in my closet), and seeing it on you makes me more tempted than ever. That collar and the yellow cardigan. So lovely!

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  2. This was a fun read! I've always wondered if you ever had trouble with wind and such. Your hair and dresses are always so perfect in your pictures and the scenes are so idyllic that it is easy to forget that people grocery shop and go to school nearby. Your dress is cute, and yes, would make a great teacher dress!

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    1. Yeah, some of the places I take pictures are office buildings or right beside office buildings (b/c they use some really beautiful old manor houses as offices around here) and I always feel like the people inside might be getting a laugh out of the fool in the dress posing not too far from their window! But in pictures it just looks like a gorgeous old building. :)

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  3. Love all of the pics!! <3

    -Hadassah @ dassahphotography.blogspot.com

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  4. I love that dress. Have been very tempted to buy it!

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  5. Such a cute dress...I love how bright and cheerful this outfit is!!

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  6. What a cute dress, I love the print. It looks like the pictures turned out to me!
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  7. I have all the same issues when I take outfit pictures. The wind can be so annoying sometimes! Your pictures still turned out lovely - so colorful!

    -Jacqueline
    http://jackieomy.blogspot.ca/

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  8. Yes, it's an absolutely perfect teacher dress. I've often wondered how you go about getting things from Modcloth, with shipping costs etc is it difficult/expensive? As there's lots of things I'd love to purchase.

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    1. Since my parents are in the US I sometimes get packages shipped to them and then pick up stuff when I visit/see them--so I got a package recently when I was home at the end of March. Other times I use a shipping service like My US/Shipito/borderlinx/myusa2me; they give you a US address to ship things to and then can repackage and bundle packages for shipping to the UK which could save a bit of shipping costs. But you can also buy directly from Modcloth and ship here, just be prepared for the shipping fee & customs charge to be a bit steep.

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  9. The disaster continues - check your title - you almost had me googling "diaster" to see if it was a bit of Irish slang!

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    1. Ugh I wish this was the first time I misspelled a title, but sadly it has happened before. Thanks for pointing it out! I'll just pretend no one else noticed... :p

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  10. I think the photos are just as great as usual Rebecca. :)
    In fact, if you hadn't mentioned in this post, I probably wouldn't have even noticed at all. lol

    I must say I admire yoour courage to stand and post in the middle of the streets because I'm one of those extremely awkward people who just can't bear to do that. I must say, even a long term fashion blogger like yourself feels still embarrassed by this sort of situation, so I guess it isn't just me, after all. ;)

    ps. I love your dress! xx

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  11. Despite the disasters, these pictures turned out so well and are so fun!! Love the dress!
    ~Sara

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  12. They may have been a disaster to take, but the photos have turned out beautifully. And the dress is utterly fabulous - and just right with the cardi! Kx

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