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05 May 2014

These Pictures Almost Didn't Get Taken



Probably every blogger who has ever attempted to take outfit photos has had a day where they absolutely loved their outfit...but they looked outside at the windy, rainy, sucky weather and said, "Nope, there's no way I'm taking pictures out there."

So this outfit almost went undocumented. Except it just so happened that Angel really, really loved this outfit, and after he'd said, "It's too bad you don't want to take outfit photos..." one too many times I said, "Fine! We'll take them on the porch!"

So we did. Because this outfit is made up of a whole bunch of pieces that are special to me, I'm glad it did get photographed.

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Dress: Angel bought this Shabby Apple dress off of eBay for me without even asking if I liked it first. It was a total surprise, but it fit perfectly, it's precisely my idea of the classic LBD, and I've worn it countless times, primarily when I was in beauty school and had to wear solid black clothing. This is probably the best SURPRISE gift Angel's ever given me.

Sash: I made it recently because I decided I needed more sashes to tie into large bows. Who doesn't?

Shoes: A Kohl's purchase from a couple years ago. I was magnetically attracted to them. I've never seen any pumps I loved more than these. They are often called "Dorothy Shoes" and I wear them with pride.

Tights: I have absolutely no idea. I suspect that I never actually buy tights, they are simply drawn to my closet because they know they will be loved.

Pendant: made by ME! In my aunt's glass studio. Remember when I made the mosaic rainbow? She mailed me the two pieces I made after they were finished in the kiln, and this pendant was perfect for an outfit involving accents of primary colors.

44 comments :

  1. Rachel, you are looking incredible. The sash on that dress is so pretty. I am glad the photos ended up being taken because it is too pretty of an outfit not to be shown on the blog.

    I am wearing my own Pretty Dress today that made me feel like a Million bucks.

    Happy Cinco de Mayo! Ada. =)

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  2. Well I'm glad that the picture got taken, this is an adorable outfit. And with so many special pieces!

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  3. so cute! Love those tights and your pretty hair :) :)

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  4. Rachel, you look absolutely beautiful:)
    Hugs Beata

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  5. That dress is great! And so awesome that your man was able to surprise you with it! My husband is not so good with surprises . . . He's always too afraid I won't like it, so he rarely tries to surprise me haha :)

    ashleynicoleholmes.blogspot.com

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  6. So glad the picture got taken, because this is a charming look, Rachel! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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  7. What a pretty dress! I thought that those looked like Dorothy shoes - they're perfect! So cool you made the necklace too.

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  8. I instantly thought Dorothy when I saw this! Just lovely! You should sell those beautiful necklaces you make.

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  9. How cute are you with that bright red bow?! And I can sympathize with the weather interfering with photos!

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  10. Oh my goodness, that's adorable that he wanted to document this outfit!! I need a guy like that. Love those blue tights!

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  11. Love this outfit! The necklace you made is beautiful and pulls all the colors together:) Angel knows you really well to pick out that cute dress for you. He's a keeper:)

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  12. Don't you love when you wear something that just feels good head to toe?! I am glad you decided to take photos of something that meant so much to you---- and while I never wear sashes, I really love this on you!

    ~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

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  13. What a great dress! And I'm the same way with tights by the way! :)

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  14. I hate when the weather is bad, because I much prefer taking OOTD pictures outside. Sometimes, I am lazy and put it off and off, when there is perfectly good weather.. then the next thing I know is that there is bad weather.

    LOVE that sash!!

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  15. I saw the shoes and I immediately thought of Dorothy! haha love that, that is what you call them!

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  16. That dress is great! I always love a great eBay find! I go through spurts with that website. Obsessive shopping and then obsessive selling. I like to think that it all evens out ;)

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  17. You look great. Nice job on the pendant.

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  18. OH MY WORD that outfit is so cute

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  19. I love the outfit too! Especially the shoes! And I'm not a shoe girl.

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  20. what a good man you've got there!
    I love it when they get involved in our crazy blog habits and he was spot on with that dress!

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  21. It's amazing that this dress was bought off eBay w/o you knowing cause it looks like it was made for you.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  22. You are So cute!! Love the dress girl!!

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  23. that is the most adorable outfit ever! i esp love the red shoes :)

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  24. Visiting from Patty's Visible Monday -- you look amazing in this dress! Also love the glass pendant! Lovely!

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  25. Thanks for visiting my site! I'm all for coloured shoes and tights. The dress really shows off your figure. I'm now following you on bloglovin!

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  26. Lovely dress! And the sash was a great addition, kudos to Angel for getting it on point :) Happy Monday Rachel! -Iva

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  27. I'm glad you were able to get some photos because the look is really great! the bow especially <3

    Colour Me Classic

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  28. Wow Rachel you made that pendant! That is really really pretty. Love the sash too :)

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  29. This sounds about right. If it's cold out, I don't want to take pictures.

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  30. I <3 this outfit. Especially the bow and pendant. You should open your own Etsy shop!

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  31. How do you tie such a perfect bow?? Teach me your ways! And I love the dress!

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  32. I love your dress! If that is just part of your porch, I may need to borrow it from time to time. :) You may have really considering wearing more tights now.

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  33. I love that Angel made sure the photos were taken! Adorable!

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  34. You look gorgeous and it is so cool that each piece means something to you. And I think it's great that tights have somewhere to go that they will be loved because they aren't loved at my house! Ha!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  35. pretty! I love your shoes but that's probably because I'm a Kansas girl at heart. ;)

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  36. Love these colors! Alex


    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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  37. Haha totally relate I've been known to take pics even in the rain. Love how this outfit has sentimental value to you. The sash you made, really added to the cuteness of it all. XOXO, Elif
    http://theboxqueen.com

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  38. This outfit makes me happy! Love the bow, the tights, the shoes, all of it!! And how amazing that you made your own jewelry!! Wow! Susan

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  39. What a take on a LBD ! Clever girl! Such a nice riff on trasitional season dressing ... the black dress to a bright spring statement. And wonderful to show off you pendant. Excellent, every inch.
    There's just not a spot in my crummy house that I want anyone to see ... the porch is my refuge for photos!

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  40. This outfit seems to be perfectly in your style! I love all the bright accent colors! And I'm so impressed with that necklace - it turned out so cute!

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  41. Love it! So glad you documented this adorable outfit!

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