I bought this dress at the goodwill way over a year ago. I had planned on wearing it on Easter 2 Easters ago. I never did because I had not gotten a chance to hem it shorter. I still haven’t hemmed it shorter but I kind of liked the length it was when it was paired with these high high heels and my new little boater hat. It seemed so proper. I just got this boater hat in the mail last week from Modcloth and as soon as I had it on my head I knew I wanted to pair it with this dress. I love the polka dots in this dress with its fun flutter sleeves. I think it fits better non pregnant. You have more of a cute waistline at more of your natural waist on your body instead of up right under your boobs but Hey! it fit so that was a win for this very pregnant lady. Aren’t my giant pearls awesome. They were my Grandma’s and I love them to death! They are so classic yet William Flintstone all in one. haha!
We live in a very old industrial town outside of Albany. There are lots of old factory buildings (as I am sure you see from backgrounds in my photos a lot), we live in one of these factories that they converted to Lofts. Anyways, when I was taking these pictures some creepy old man walked by and said “you’re taking these pictures for school right?” I nodded because saying yes was easier than then explaining that I have a fashion blog to a man who was missing teeth and wearing overalls. He then said “I have keys to every one of these old buildings, even the roof, you could take some really good pictures up there” at first in my mind I was like ROOF! I have been dying to figure out how to get on the roof of these old buildings. I laughed and said “yeah that would be cool” starting to feel a little uncomfortable and thinking maybe I should throw in a line like “My husband would really like to take pictures up there too” or something. haha. Well next line from the guy was “if we take pictures up there though you wouldn’t be able to bring them into class.” Umm hello time to leave! With that my photoshoot was over. I quickly grabbed the tripod and said goodbye and dismissed any idea I had of getting keys to the roof. Oh photoshoot stories you are always the best!
Dress: Thrifted via Goodwill
Last Straw Hat: c/o Modcloth
Sandals: Jeffrey Campbell via Lulus.com
Pearls: My Grandma’s