7.27.2010

something enchanted

I always have an eye out for possible backgrounds that could create an appealing photograph and compliment what I’m wearing. The warm weather offers endless outdoor shots and since I live in a wooded area for these three months, I have plenty to choose from. It never ceases to amaze me how one small unassuming spot can create magic, and this is a perfect example. Tucked behind a construction zone hid this gnarled, twisted wonderland – something that seemed to come out of an enchanted fairytale. With a golden dress and royal gems placed in the company of these branches, a make-believe world began to emerge.

This dress was plucked from the hangers at Nordstrom Rack for a magical price ($498 to $100ish – high five!) a few years ago and became a fine addition to my Marc Jacobs collection. Its golden sheen makes it luxurious, while the casual silhouette offers plenty of choices to dress it up or down, or something in between. Like the background, this dress also seems to pop out from some childhood princess dream. By adding understated regal jewels this look could be fit for Cinderella’s ball (with the addition of glass slippers of course – black flats just would not do!) or for running errands in the real world. I’m sure I would have appreciated this dress back when I played dress-up!








{Marc by Marc Jacobs dress; Dooney and Bourke shoulder bag; Target flats; short necklace - vintage; long necklace - Bloomingdales; vintage silver cuff and green leather bracelet}


18 comments:

  1. gorgeous dress and background! i love nordstrom rack for it's cheap designer finds!

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  2. GORGEOUSSS :) lovin every second of it!

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  3. Lovely dress! You certainly have a thing for Marc Jacobs, don't you? Well accessorized!

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  4. Gorgeous dress! These photos turned out beautiful!

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    <3

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  5. Wow, incredible location.. Lovely dress!

    xx
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  6. Gorgeous dress and lovely pictures..

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  7. totaly in love with this pics!!!
    xoxo
    K.
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  8. The background of your pictures is amazing and your outfit works so perfecly with it so romantic and enchanting the dress is stunning very luckly to own such a gorgeous piece xoxo

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  9. Gorgeous pictures. Love that dress.:)SarahD

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  10. Lovely background for a photo shoot.

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  11. Love the setting of this shoot. The background branches add mystery to the photos!

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  12. i really like this, not only your outfit but the photos themselves! also that bag is so pretty <3

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  13. Wow. I wish I lived in a woodland area. + cute dress! <3

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  14. I loooove the name of your blog!! it makes me laugh!

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  15. these photos turned out amazing! and ur dress is incredible...

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thank you!! :)

xo -- Diana