Sunday, November 28, 2010

Beaches, Fields and Sunlight







 Dress: Vintage, Thrifted
Bag: Vintage, Thrifted (Gift from Caleb)
Bow: Vintage, Thrifted
Boots: Vintage, Trade Me
 I'm so very sorry for my absence lately. My cherished laptop was not only falling to bits, but having trouble connecting to the Internet, full of cracks including both hinges snapped off and cellotape held the screen on. I finally have a shiny new desktop with a big ol' monitor and I'm pretty sure this is the end of laptops for me all together. The colours on the screen alone are just incredible!

Yesterday, after a lazy day of ice cream eating and movie watching, Caleb and I took advantage of the sunset and drove up to Sumner (about 5 minutes away) to take some photos at the beach. We had taken a midnight stroll along it the night before and I thought it was such a pretty place! I especially wanted to come back for the sunset. I adore taking pictures as the sun is going down. It casts the most perfect light over everything and it seems for a brief time that everything is just a little bit magical. 

We had to go to a nearby field after the beach to get a picture of the outfit without my hair in my face or me awkwardly trying to hold my skirt down. I swear I have never been in a place that has been so windy in my life. With the unfortunate exception of a few years ago in my hometown when I was wearing a below the knee 1950s day dress. I stepped out of a store only to find myself with my whole skirt above my head revealing my undergarments for all the world to see for a good 10 seconds. Needless to say I wanted to crawl in a hole and die.

The dress I'm wearing in the photos is one of my favourite finds ever. I sold it on Trade Me only to discover a horrible stain on the back. I almost threw it out until I took it to the dry cleaners and now it is perfect! It reminds me so much of the lovely dresses in the Twelve by twentysevennames summer collection. My mind is always far to guilty to shell out so much money for one dress, so I was amazed when I found it. The boots were another random find, but on bought on trade me and at first I didn't like them. I intended to resell them, but something about the creepy Edward Scissorhands vibe means they go with all of my dresses and I can't argue with that!

39 comments:

  1. That last photo looks as if it should be a painting or something. So scenic. Loving the golden light in all of these photos. The dress is fantastic as well - I can see why it's one of your faves!

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  2. These photos are so wonderful. Ah, I know what you mean! It's so awkward getting outfit pictures in windy spots.

    You look great though, and I LOVE the outfit! You seem to find the best vintage things - this dress is too perfect!!

    X

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  3. Thank you! I love my tie because it's so simple but seems to add a whole new look to an outfit, you know?
    That dress is wonderful, looks absolutely perfect for summer, and the lighting is so lovely - you're right. I'm also loving your new hair in your trademe photos :)

    Charlotte x

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  4. Love how floaty and romantic this dress is, and these photos are simply stunning x

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  5. Gorgeous photos.

    The wind does complicate things indeed. I find myself getting paranoid that my skirts are going to blown up even if they aren't.

    Love your blog. I remember asking you whether you had one ages ago on TradeMe. Took me this long to actually start actively participating in this community.

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  6. That dress is absolutely perfect and you look totally gorgeous in it, the beach is beautiful!

    R x

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  7. beautiful photos, love your shoes!

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  8. i cant believe you live so close to such a wonderful beach! lucky :)

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  9. adorable print on your dress!

    http://nothingbutapackofcards.blogspot.com/

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  10. ADORE your wispy dress with the black tights...lovely!
    Kristina J.

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  11. These are such pretty photos! The light is stunning! Oh and love your dress.

    x L

    ps. The 60s were definitely the greatest era for fashion (in my opinion). In the weekend just been, I wore a little navy 60s dress I bought off you before you went on your trip. First time it was warm enough without tights!

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  12. Great photos babe love this black and white outfit. Just stumbled across your blog. Love it!! Would loved it if you visited mine and if you want to follow, let me know and i'll follow back :) Hope you have a great day!

    Francesca (opinionslave.blogspot.com) xx

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  13. beautiful photos and the dress is absolutely gorgeous! i'd love to live right by somewhere like this :) x

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  14. it is very reminiscent of a TwentySevenNames piece. So lovely! I'm pretty sure that you are the cutest and I plan to live vicariously through your photographs all winter. Ice cream + beaches . . . I wish!

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  15. I love your dress. Great photos, I LOVE your blog!
    xoxo from Hannie

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  16. These pictures are fantastic.
    & I absolutely love that dress. ♥

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  17. Oooh, lovely photos! I think that dress is wonderfully ethereal. It's always nice when a good cleaning reinvigorates an otherwise lost garment. And the shoes are fabulous!

    xoxo
    Sophi

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  18. lovely blouse :)

    BM,

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

    x

    thanks for your lovely comment :)

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  19. Why thank you! My camera seems to only take nice pictures when it's on super macro mode, unfortunately anything further away looks like crap. If the pendants kick off I want to make a lot more!

    Charlotte :)

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  20. Love the lighting in these photos. I'm glad i stubbled across your blog, it's lovely. Your trip to the US looks amazing. Definitely adding you to my following list.

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  21. great pictures. i agree with the comment above me, i love the lighting in the pictures.
    i love your style, too. laidback and simple. you look pretty!

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  22. What a nice outfit and what a great scenery...have a lovely day :D

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  23. Gorgeous photos Ayesha - the last one in particular. And I adore your outfit, it's so dreamy :)

    Sally x

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  24. absolutely beautiful photos! i reallllyy love ur dress! :)

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  25. beautiful pictures and hence beautiful blog, will be following!

    http://illustratemypillowcase.blogspot.com/

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  26. what a lovely post and blog. your outfit is also amazing. it looks like you had a wonderful day and that makes me happy :)

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  27. I love your blog and your style.Following!

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  28. haha wow what a story! i get the impression there womanizers, and thats just from standing in the front row at there concert haha!

    http://illustratemypillowcase.blogspot.com/

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  29. great photos! the last is my favorite. what a gift you have. :)

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  30. Stunning dress and stunning photos. You have captured the late afternoon light so wonderfully.

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  31. these are such pretty photos <3 lovely look!

    xoxo

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  32. So glad you're back!!!!!

    Oh man, you really do make NZ thrift stores seem like magical places . . . I want to go to one and stumble across a twentysevennames-esque dress! It is so, so lovely. The pictures and hairbow too.

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