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!