Wednesday, September 21, 2011

MIRROR MIRROR



Hello darlings, I didn't have anything prepared for my post today so here I am at home playing in the mirror with my camera.  I like how the mirror reflects its age with dark spots in the photo.  It adds a bit of character to the photo or you may think I have smudges on my walls.  I then played with the color a little to try to make the photo look old but it didn't quite look right so  I changed it back.  I know, I know, too much time on my hands.  Some photos, depending on the subject matter, look really good with sepia, or a grainy look added to them.  These did not.  I had posted this thrifted, H&M, pleated dress before but my hair was different and I was outside.  My necklace is vintage and thrifted as well.  My earring are from the Victorian era and have been altered by me to shorten them plus they were missing a bead or 2 so I made them even. They were a gift from a friend that I worked with in the past and have always been a favorite of mine.

Of course, I had to discover that I could align myself with my deer antlers and spent the next few minutes playing around with that shot.  It was rainy today so I never quite made it out of the house except to feed Harvey, the stray cat, at 6 a.m. in my pajamas.  Does anybody else go outside in their pj's?  I do, all of the time.  It's funny because my neighbor, the older gent next door, is always in his too.  We never speak to each other, it's weird but we are aware of one another.  It's not that I am not friendly or nice, it's just that we never really got to know them like other neighbors.  You know what I mean.  Everybody has neighbors that you just don't talk to.  We both wear the same thing, I swear, long cotton bottoms and a white tee.  Sometimes I catch him without a shirt and I chuckle because I am sure he has unfortunately seen me without a bra. ooops, I mean,  poor thing!   I was in my pj 's most of the day and made my husband chicken and dumplings for dinner, caught up on 600 unread emails, renewed my Arbonne skin care membership status, cleaned my entire closet out by purging over 100 items ok, maybe 150 for my upcoming neighborhood yard sale this weekend, did wash, I could go on but I would bore you to death.  I hope you are having a productive, happy Wednesday and tomorrow I will be posting Thursday's thrift finds from my treasure chest, church thrift store.  I swear those ladies love me in there...they hug and kiss me hello and goodbye...too much.  No, it's not becasue i spend money...they really like me...:)  Dawn xo 

11 comments:

two birds said...

you are so gorgeous! i love that dress and necklace, and these picture are so cool. you always have the best photos. mimi and i stayed in our pajamas all day today, too! lazy days are so nice, every once in a while. and oh, how i wish i could come to your yard sale!!!

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

Yes I do go out in my pjs to get the newspaper. My husband hates it when I do, but I am just as covered as I am in street clothes.

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

Sounds like my kind of day- I swear cleaning my closet and purging items is therapeutic to me! I love your green dress and your home decor is fabulous! I just caught up on your last 2 posts- I love your inspiration monday look and the DIY collared cape is amazing!

Shelby said...

very cute dress!

freesia said...

That blouse is amazing, the color suits you perfectly!!!
Freesia

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

well, if you read my post, you know about *my* neighbour -- be grateful for your quiet gent haha.. that green is perfect on you :)

Claire said...

what a fun post! i like looking at all these reflections of you. and what a gorgeous pleated top! so very cute!!!

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KizzyDoll said...

You look fabulous..I love the antler one!! I go out in my pjs and I like days when I can stay in them all day too!! It's fun to play with the camera and do stuff. I enjoy all the lil' bits around you in the background too!! Marvelous earrings!! I look forward to your thrifted items..have a great day petal!! xoxo

two birds said...

i know nora already said it, but you are absolutely stunning. i love this dress and you look gorgeous!

Mongs said...

hehe! I sometimes cannot part with my PJs too, I'm sure yours look better than mine. Mine is very very unpresentable, beyond human comprehension. By the way you look so beautiful upclose, you must do more close up shots, I like it too that you pull back your hair, the green top is lovely

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Eileen said...

Dawnie I love the green dress with pleats. Very 60's, very Valley of the Dolls.

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