Wednesday, January 6, 2010

All the Colors Fade

Botanical Gardens in Norfolk is one of the most beautiful spots in Hampton Roads, especially in Spring when all of the flowers are in bloom.  It's almost a little shocking to go in the winter when it's pretty much pretty benches and towers surrounded by bushes and dead grass.  

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A lot of locals get married here, and it's easy to see why.  The gardens are 155 acres and filled with thousands of flowers once in bloom.  I promise to come back for more pictures when all of the beautiful colors are everywhere.. with my new Nikon :)



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I wasn't planning on wearing the coat for most of the shoot, but the wind chill was almost unbearable without a coat.. and no gloves didn't help too much either.  The weather is so weird here, one day it will be sunny and 65 degrees and the next it will be gloomy and 21 degrees.



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I found both this skirt and blouse at the thrift store last week and immediately knew that I HAD to wear them together.  I have a huge weakness for anything with a bow or ascot tie.  I love how this one isn't attached to the blouse.. I almost wore it as a big bow in my head, but I will save that for next time.


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Oh, and last night was Tuesday night, meaning Open Mic Night at my Starbucks! Patrick played of course, and my God.. he blows me away more and more every week.  He sang a new song, "Hymn #35" by Joe Pug.. such amazing lyrics.  His voice was so soft and clear and perfect.. and I heard so much comfort and passion in his guitar.  I cannot wait until he gets his Mac and recording stuff so he can make me an album to listen to all day long!  

Outfit Details:
Coat: H&M
Blouse: Thrifted
Skirt: Thrifted
Hair Pin: Forever 21
Tights: Hue
Shoes: Urban Outfitters


Currently Playing: Amos Lee, "Colors"


P.S.. My biology teacher told me I could miss two classes so I can go to NYC now! Only 3 weeks! My 6 year old brother is coming too so we will be going to lots of big toy stores and doing fun stuff.. I'm so excited.  I told my stepmom that my only request is to visit a thrift store and a vintage store.. or some sort of combination of the two.  Any suggestions?

P.S.S.. I want to thank everyone for your kind comments!  I try to get back to everyone, but I'm sorry if I don't respond immediately! I just want to say that this is such an incredibly supportive community and I've made so many friends already.  I wish I could meet every one of you and maybe that will happen someday! But really, I love getting to know everyone personally, so don't be afraid to ask questions or to shoot me an email at finderskeepersblog@yahoo.com.  

23 comments:

  1. Darling outfit! I love that coat and the skirt is a perfect color. I really want a skirt like that.. you have a seriously amazing wardrobe! At least it's sunny although cold? We have gray gray gray.. and 11 degrees. It's a nightmare sometimes!

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  2. Aww! Love that blouse! Saw your "guy behind the camera" on Tieka's blog! Cute to boot!

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  3. Beautiful shoot! Ah, Virginia, my true homeland -- I do love this state. And pairing that blue and green blouse with the red skirt is a great way to perk up a winter day. These photos from the botanical gardens are lovely!!

    How awesome that your man is so talented!

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  4. Love this outfit !! Amazing combination
    x

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  5. That place sure is pretty!
    I love love love your coat, and well, your whole outfit!

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  6. your blouse is absolutely perfect for your surroundings. love the tartan pattern. you have a great mix of trendy yet refined. i loved this post :)

    xo.
    princesspolitico

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  7. wow, this outfit is breathtaking! You look so gorgeous and those photos are divine! - Natalya of Wear Necessities

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  8. Ha! Zach and I got married there! I love that place and you got some great pictures. But boy was it cold today!

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  9. you have such a lovely blog, I'm a new follower for sure, and your plaid shirt is UHMAZING, love it

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  10. In NYC I'm not expert, but I like Hell's Kitchen Flea Market.
    Love your coat. Your whole outfit is very sweet, sort of secretorial.

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  11. gorgeous darling
    love it, beautiful inspiration
    i really love your blog, keep it up
    thanks for sharing as always
    and thanks for the sweet comments

    -cma
    COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

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  12. I love this outfit a whole lot! Skirt looks great on you..same with the jacket. x

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  13. love the colors in this outfit!

    NYC: the east village is fun, some cool thrift shops and cheap restaurants.

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  14. Adorable! Maybe it wasnt the first plan to wear the coat for your shoot but Im glad you did! It is seriously too cute for word and it work so well with your outfit! Looking forward to hear some of your guy song!

    -Coco from Our Paper Moon

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  15. You look so cute in all these pics :-)

    Love your site!
    xo.

    jennymayandswede.blogspot.com

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  16. This outfit is so beautiful and dreamlike. I love the blue and red with the gray and I never would have thought to try that. Oh and thank you so much for your nice comments about my hair! I actually have a strange wave, too, which I blow-dry like the dickens to keep in check :-)

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  17. beautiful combination..love the grey thighs

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  18. Beautiful outfit! I love all the colors together :)

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  19. Your blouse is so perfect! And it's even better paired with that fantastic red skirt. Annie.

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