Sunday, July 24, 2011

'Where Thou Art Not, Desolation'


The economy is making short work of many businesses. This gas station near my house is one such casualty. I love the overgrownness of it all, and I instantly saw photoshoot -- the bf suggested overalls, et voila!

How do you ladies come up with your ideas for blog shoots?




Here is my compromise to the Lita's.  I was in a long debate with myself on whether to get them or not and then I saw these babies which are a bit more my taste (and I've seen no one with them!).  Perhaps in the future I will give in to the Lita craze, but for now, I'm beyond contented with my melon sweeties.  LOVE the architecture of the heel, love the suede, love the peep toe and love that they are uber comfy!
















I've had this linen dress for at least 15 years.  It used to be ankle length and every year, it would just hang in my closet until I took a pair of scissors to it!

What I'm Wearing:
Dress: DKNY
Boots: Jeffrey Campbell
Body Chain: DIY
Talon Earrings: Asos
Skull Necklace: UO
Suede Pouchette: Forever21
Leather Bracelets: Random NYC street vendors
Fedora: Free People

Would love to thank Abigael from Like Mousse Au Choco for including my picture in her polka dot feature (click here to check it out)! Super, super flattered and grateful to be included so thanks again, Abigael!!

Would also like to thank Kamila of PepperMind for awarding my blog the Lovely Blog Award! Give her blog an eyeball ladies when you get a moment and show her some love!

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114 comments:

  1. Love it!That lace bustier looks so hot and the heels are to die for!

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  2. oh this shoes are even better then Lita's!!! amazing

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  3. Those shoes and rings... YAS!
    http://www.trashygobs.blogspot.com/

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  4. These shoes are amaaaaazing! And lovee your rings!

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  5. Hey hun, such a good outfit, love the shoes so much! Love the lip colour too xx Great post xx

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  6. nice photos. those heels are to die for.

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  7. Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!u look amazing.these booties are dreamy :)

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  8. nicee shoes!

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  9. gorgeous shoes and fabulous photos! these shots are amazing. i'm so boring i always do my shots in my front or back yard. but yours are so much fun!

    BTW, gave you a blog award on my blog! hope you're having a fantastic weekend!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  10. Unlike you I am totally a disaster when it comes to photoshooting, I am always there....on my terrace!!! Maybe this summer I'll change background;-))
    And your boots...awesome!!! Maybe I'll be the second to wear them;-)
    xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

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  11. shoes looks great with lip colour ;) i like orange !
    awesome photos :)

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  13. The heels are absolutely fantastic!!! Is it still so hot over there? Weather here in Europe sucks big time... :-(

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  14. Love the overalls, reminds me of when I was a kid. The locale is awesome too, I need to be a little bit more adventurous with my shoots.

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  15. This location is amazing! And you look fabulous! The shoes are so cool!

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  16. Oh those shoes!!! :D
    I friggin am in love with this outfit and the hat and the lips OMY!

    XxxX

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  17. ohhh such a beauty :)i loveee this outfit and shoes :)you looks sooo beautiful..

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  18. GIRL! those shoes are amazing!! WORK IT! LOL!
    I pick out random spots to shoot my photos like on my lunch break or any "cool" spot while driving...

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  19. What an awesome location for a shoot. I swear, you take the best pics...the laundromat, the car wash, this abandoned gas station--OMG!!

    Honey, I am taking notes LOL!

    Best,

    Candyce
    www.right-clicksavestyle.com

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  20. ooooweeeee those heels are HOT!!
    Love the background, sets off the outfit nicely.


    Jen xx
    jjnoir.blogspot.com

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  21. Grat photo shoot location! And I LOVE the shoes...I def. prefer those over the Lita's...SUPER CUTE!

    Roni
    www.styleandpoise.blogspot.com

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  22. Those shoes are awesome!!!

    xx
    rebelrousher.blogspot.com

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  23. Woow you look amazing!! With this fresh look and this awesome shoes matching your lipstick... well done dear

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  24. I really like your lipstick! It pairs with your amazing shoes! And for the photoshoot locations I like keeping it comfortable and safe on the street from my friend's house. Maybe when I get bored I'll look for a different one!
    Love your locactions!

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  25. you just look awesome.. im in love with the whole outfit

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  26. Love this set of photos! I always gravitate towards abandoned, overgrown locations.
    Those shoes with the orange lipstick= heaven!

    ♥ Gina Michele
    CrochetClouds.com

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  27. I love your shoes. Following :)


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  28. Wow!!!!your pictures always are so perfect!!!i like orange on your skin!!!i love this look dear.muaks

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  29. love your shoes!!! It looked so match with your lipstick color anyway <3
    lovely!

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  30. those shoes are DEAD CEREAL! I love them waaaaaay better than the Lita's. good call.

    xo.

    Angie

    thehotnessyourmommawarnedyouabout.blogspot.com

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  31. you look so fabulous here i love it! usually i just keep it simple with locations because im lazy and i mostly just want to showcase my clothes. but this is a really cool location!

    xo

    heatherheartsfashion.blogspot.com

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  32. those shoes are top notch and such a great color!!

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  33. I love how your boyfriend suggested overalls - what a clever cookie!! :)
    You do look rather hot and sweaty though - and I am totally jealous because I'd rather that than be freezing!! :p

    xx

    http://aprilialove.com

    Only one more week to enter my giveaway, where you could win a $75 Shopbop voucher - so get to it here:

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  34. What great pictures! I love the outfit, as always you put together a great outfit. Those shoes are just fabulous.

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  35. l like you compromise to the lita's :) great color too!

    xo Carlina

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  36. You are such a cool lady. Visiting from Spinning Threads. I love the outfit the shoes are super cool and the background is perfect. Why is it that rusty dumpy places make the perfect photo shoot backgrounds? I do not know but they just do. I am not as fortunate to think of cool places for a photo shoot. Even though I am always in areas that would make perfect backgrounds I can't take photos of myself with kids running around. So most are taken at home and around the house outside. Sometimes I get lucky and there is a friend that snap some photos between watching kids.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  37. I adore your shoes! They're such a great heel and colour!!

    Come follow my blog hun :)

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  38. Those shoes are heavenly!! The abandoned petrol kiosk is such an interesting place for a photoshooot. ;)

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  39. Amazing shoes!!! Like how they match with your lipstick :)

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  40. Congrats on the feature! :) Your shoes are AMAZING!
    Mundo de Alicia ❤

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  41. These shoes are amazing!!!!
    And the lipstick is fab with your skin tone!
    Great pics!
    xoxo
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  42. I love your shoes and overalls!



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  43. Love this outfit. Those shoes are stunning! I love the heel. SO glad you opted for those instead of the Litas... sort of sick of seeing the Litas everywhere and the shoes you ended up buying are INFINITELY better.


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  44. I love your outfit!! And those shoes are sheer classic. Love the way u do your lips orange. I am boring and take the pictures for the post in the backyard of my house. I am sure I need to choose better locations :(
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment. Pls visit me again!!

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  45. You always have such great ideas for shoot locations. I've said it before & I'm going to say it again, I love your Melon JC shoes & paired lovely with your oldie, but goodie linen dress & lace bandeau.

    Cinderella's Closet NYC

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  46. Your booties are just fabulous. I love the colour. I had a jumpsuit like yours, I don' t know where it is. I think I should find it asap

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  47. those shoes are to die for! love the outfit!
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  48. fabulous outfit, especially the shoes!!

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    http://coilymystic.blogspot.com/

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  49. Great shoot! The derelict gas station adds a richness to the photography that is completely editorial. I totally respect how you put so much creative direction into each and every one of your posts.

    Looking forward to meeting you this week ; )

    xox
    Victoria
    www.thriftjuice.com

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  50. Goregous, love the shoes and your lip color!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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  51. At least the scenarium for the photoshoot is amazing! i love this Jeffrey! They have the heels more elaborated.Love the way you DIY your dress! You look beautiful as always!

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  52. those JC's are fab! Very Alexander Wang inspired...xo

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  53. gorgeous heels!!!! love this :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  54. Fantastic! Love your lips color! =P


    Momo,
    www.letmedream.es

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  55. good choice on the shoes.. I like them lots, I have only seen a couple of people with them, unlike the litas which everyone has, like you said. I like your overall dress! suuper cute :) Your photo shoots are much more interesting than mine, I just try to do it fast and I always look pretty much the same in every photo shoot.

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  56. i love your outfit! i use photobooth for photos hahaha

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  57. oh my goodness those shoes !!!! i want to own them , oh how i wish i was a working woman !!!!! ( im off to do some extra reading so i can get the grades , get the job and own those shoes ) looool xoxo

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  58. i that lipstick and your shoes divine!

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  59. WOW! I love your photos, your style, your poses...amazing! I live in downtown chicago so I don't have a car. I take photos that are within walking distance so there are a lot of building city views and the chicago river in my pictures. Love your blog...would you like to follow each other?
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  60. at first glance, i thought these were litas. then, when i got a closer look i realized i actually like them better. to tell you the truth, i'm kind of bored with seeing litas everywhere anyway. :)

    i sometimes pick my outfit shot locations based on the colors of what i'm wearing or go with a theme that seemingly ties to the together, albeit loosely.

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  61. Lovely Blog!!!! Great post!!!

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  62. Spectacular dear!. No words for these shoes!
    XX

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  63. Those shoes are insane!! I love them. They look like they would be ultra-comfy, which is always a plus.

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  64. I love those shoes wayy better than the litas. You look soo great here and that lipstick is definitely your color. Love the outfit!
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  65. awesome! i love that you chopped it and left the raw edges. FABulous hat and love those bracelets, too.

    [oomph.]

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  66. great shoes girl:) I come up with outfit pictures ideas by looking at other blogs and editorials.. it's really making it your own.. so incorporate the things you like into your shoots!

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  67. Awesome pictures! Those boots are incredible :)

    http://victoriasprocrastinationproject.blogspot.com/

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  68. i love your shoes!!!!


    Love,
    www.chicksinfeathers.co.cc

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  69. ahh yes abandoned places make for fantastic photos! love the overall dress you look great :)

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  70. shoes are amazing!!

    xo Ashleigh

    www.thedaileigh.blogspot.com

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  71. AM.I.DREAMING?How amazing are those shoes!I haven't seen anyone wearing them,too,good for you yay!;)
    xx
    B.

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  72. Love your shoes!!! And the lipstick :) Where is it from?
    Love Lois xxx

    http://lisforlois.blogspot.com/

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  73. Love your shoes! I agree with loving Litas yet you see them everywhere. Definitely a better more unique take on em:)

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  74. hi baby!!
    i love this outfit!
    the shoes are wonderful!
    and the jumpsuit is very cool and sexy!
    kisses!
    http://eldiariodeshyris.blogspot.com/

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  75. those shoes are amazing!

    i come up with idea for photoshoots when i'm driving around and depending on what im wearing! usually the mood just strikes :)

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  76. SUPERBE, SUPERBE, tu est SUPERBE

    J'adore tes chaussures,

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  77. The hubster and I normally go back and forth about where to shoot...and when he's fresh outta ideas he pulls the ole' "well you're the creative director" bit...didn't know I gained such a prestige title since starting my blog...LOL Love these shots (kinda sad about the gas station having to close shop though) anyhoo you look fab as usual.
    www.swoonblog.com
    Oh yeah, gimme dem shoes!!!!

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  78. Oh no! I'll be the post number 91! is time to be funny If I want to be a "memorable post" lol
    Pretty oranges details! I'm very in the mood of orange lately, so I love this!

    Have a great day sweetie!
    See you!

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  79. I can't find something wrong in this post !
    evrery thing perfect...the location , your hat , your shoes , your dress and lipstick !

    ave

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  80. WOW,I am totally in love with your boots!!!
    http://chiccastyle.blogspot.com/

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  81. love the shoes!!!!

    xoxo

    www.styleinmadrid.com

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  82. Oh the lace bustier looks gorgeous on you. Just like the lipstick. And - as you have probably been told so many times - I'd kill for those heels!

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  83. Those babies are SO MUCH better than the Litas!!! And uh oh , look how they fit your lipstick! :D

    xx
    M.

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  84. DAMN THOSE SHOES ARE HOTTT !
    i wanna steal thoseee !


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  85. I absolutely love this outfit! I think those shoes are even better than the Lita's
    -Ellie

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  86. yeah i would love to follow each other :)
    i follow you now, hope you follow back :)
    lovely greets xx

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  87. I absolutely love these bright colours on you! Just the pop of lipstick, nails, and shoes?! Perfection!!!

    xo
    Rachel

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  88. I love this outfit!
    I follow U..follow me?
    Tomorrow new post on my blog..check it out.

    Erika
    www.myfreechoice.net

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  89. cada dia me sorprendes más con tu estilo, las botas son una pasada y el color de labios es increible!
    Un beso enorme :)

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  90. WANT those shoes! :)



    www.shevahh.blogspot.com
    xo

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  91. awesome pictures. So cool of your boy to suggest and take photos of you. Wish my boy would be more confident in his photography skills :-/.

    De,
    -Fashion Nostalgia

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  92. Love the outfit, those shoes are amazing :)

    would you like to follow eachother on bloglovin?! xoxo

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  94. those are some seriously awesome orange shoes xx

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  95. I have to be honest, I like your shoes better than Litas. I mean, EVERYONE has Litas. Yours are different, and you don't see them absolutely everywhere. The cutouts and the color and that interesting heel make them special. I love what you did to the dress too! Few people could pull that off, but it looks super cute on you.

    xoxo
    Em

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  96. love your jc's, perfect for summer and that colour is amazing!



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  97. Omggg i love your style, majorly cool and quirky! I've just started my blog, please have a look when you can and follow me. There should be some interesting posts on the way x

    troubledchild-jaz.blogspot.com

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  98. Lips~Check
    Shoes~Check
    Hat~Check
    Outfit~Check....
    Check, Check, Check!

    I try to take pics in areas that look historic. I have sooo many pics that I need to post, but waiting on some New Make UP for my blog. (facelift)
    Luv ur blog
    ~IG2S

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