Welp. Here I am in all my awkward glory. I promised a new approach to Writing At The Seams and it’s definitely a challenge I’m pacing myself with. What’s that saying about no struggle, no progress? [Insert that here] because once I find my blogging niche (and scrounge up a few modeling tips from either Cara or Karlie) things will only get better.
I teamed up with my longtime friend Ashley to shoot the look you see here. On days where I have absolutely nowhere to be (which is rare as of late) I take the longer routes home through neighborhoods and off beat streets in my area. I’m a firm believer in doing this when you’re looking for inspiration- and have had it recommended to me by several fashionable colleagues. I came across this location and nearly drove off the road in awe. It’s basically an empty lot in between two incredibly lavish homes where the grass and trees are overgrown in a beautiful way- and- to top it off with an awesomely random twist, there is a rustic white row boat smack in the middle of the lot. It’s an incredibly romantic scene to look at if you ignore the residences it’s sandwiched between.
I decided to go for a very basic look wardrobe wise. I thrifted this adorable floral baby doll dress a few weeks ago and threw on some comfy boots to top it off. If you havent picked up on it already, my style tends to be pretty minimalistic on the daily. (I’m only wearing foundation and mascara here.) I love soft, dainty looks and I thought for my first post like this, giving you guys a taste of the minimal maven I am most days would be the best way to go. Let me know what you think! xx
After thumbing through a few different sartorial reads I’ve been meaning to get my hands on, I decided Grace Coddington’s memoir would make a good choice for the perfectly lonely beach day I had planned for myself last weekend. But after a quick gander at the price tag, I immediately took to Amazon and found it a whopping 10 dollars cheaper online (with shipping!)- Which I suggest you do if you decide to pick it up. Once I got around to starting it I was immediately hooked! Grace’s writing really immerses you into her topics on both an emotional and intellectual level; and the slew of places she had the opportunity to visit, well, let’s just say if I went to Europe and only visited places mentioned in her memoir.. I would have the trip of a lifetime. The people she references also have amazing histories that I was actually actively interested in Googling as I read. Her take on the ways the industry has changed are really eye opening as well. They make me nostalgic for a birthdate 40 years into the past. Mind you, I’m only halfway through the book (it’s pretty thick) but I definitely don’t want it to end..unless ‘The Cod’ is willing to sit down with me afterwards and continue to ramble about her incredibly covetable past.
Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker
Computers and Cameras and Bears
My apologies for just now adding links to old posts. You are looking at the new owner of a Windows Surface Tablet (who clearly has no idea what she is doing just yet) BUT I’m learning so bare with me.
In other news I’m also the new owner of *wait for it* a new NIKON D3100 DSLR! …..once it comes in the mail that is. On a sidenote 42nd Street Photo has THE worst customer service ever. I digress, the whole reason I’m telling you this is because I’m going to take a stab at photoshoots and posting more formal blog posts instead of images I borrow or reblog. I think its going to be a really good thing for Writing At The Seams. My writing will always be here but my images will be a bit more personal. If you like what you see DEFINITELY let me know!
We found this guy on the internet making these amazing modernist sand creations. Nothing like showing up all the kids on the beach with your raddeconstructivist architectural style.
Photos via My Sandcastles Flickr
This. Is. Amazeballs. Since were moving on to Summer, thought I’d share.