Monday, June 30, 2014

Sunny Stripes

blue circle scarf, white and yellow striped sundress

I know it's a bit ridiculous to wear a scarf with a sleeveless dress. Think of it as a large, soft necklace! Or just consider me silly--that's fine too.

I'm proud of myself for not spilling anything today. In fact, it's amazing that I've had a yellow-and-white dress for a matter of months without splashing coffee in my lap, or dousing my front with salad dressing. Typically I try to avoid pale clothes because their ruination is inevitable. I can't wear a garment that's been blemished by even the slightest stain--I don't know what it is, but stains drive me nuts. Thank goodness for thrift stores, right? Secondhand shopping allows for insensible purchases that don't break the bank. When a clumsy mishap eventually condemns this dress, it won't be a tragedy.

My dad took me out for lunch at a Peruvian cafe/deli called El Mono, which is Spanish for "the monkey". Excursions with him are always a treat, no matter where we're headed. The restaurant itself was unremarkable (except for the cute name!) but hanging out with my dad automatically peps me up.

blue circle scarf, white and yellow striped sundress blue circle scarf, white and yellow striped sundress

PS: I waited until early evening to take these photos, hoping for flattering shadows, but maybe a couple more hours would have been advisable. Google told me when to expect sunset, but I still felt paranoid that I'd run out of daylight...

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  1. You look so cute! I love the combination of the pale dress with the darker moody scarf. I typically wait until 6 or 630 these days to go take pictures-- just watch the light out the window and look for long shadows. That's how I know it's time. :)

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    1. Thank you! And I will take that advice, or at least try to--you always seem to catch golden hour ~

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  2. Eeeee this dress is too precious (I think you've worn it on here before, maybe? And I loved it the first time!). With your pixie cut, you look like someone straight out of a storybook. And props for not spilling anything all over yourself, like I do every day of my life.

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    1. Yeah, I've definitely worn it before. Thank you! I have a genetic predisposition toward spilling because my mom does it constantly =P

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  3. Lovely photographs! I've yet to try taking pictures in the evening, but I really want to. I read somewhere that 5pm is a standard "golden hour" for photography.

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    1. That sounds about right, give or take a few hours. Thank you!

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  4. So pretty :-) You make me feel summery on this decidedly not summery day (it's pissing down outside)! I, too, avoid pale clothes a lot of the time. Partly it's because I'm a rogue (;-)), partly because I too spill things, and partly because I'm so pale I worry I'll disappear if I wear things that are too pale!

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    1. Thank you! Wow, it's almost like you're on the other side of the world... ;)

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  5. I wear scarves with tank tops all the time! A "large, soft necklace" is a good way to think of it. That's what I'll tell everyone, anyway...

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  6. Pretty dress! I feel like anytime I put on a white piece of clothing it automatically attracts stains.. Almost like a magnet. I sometimes get afraid of running out of daylight too, but I have been pleasantly surprised with how my photos turn out when I keep on shooting into dusk. There's such a neat lighting effect when the sun is setting/just set!

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    1. Very true! Sunset light is so beautiful.

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