Thursday, October 13, 2011


Hi darlings, it's late and I am watching old episodes of Rosanne as I type this.  I hope you had a good day.  I am linking up with Tammy for Trending Through The Decades featuring capes.  Tammy is a great gal.  I love her humor and she has great style as well.  Drop by and check out her blog Silver Style

This tree was falling in my yard today and I caught it just in time.  I could have been seriously injured!  I thought it would make a good photo so I held it up and clicked the remote on my camera that I don't own. 

  seriously though, this tree is leaning on another tree way in the back of my yard.  It fell during a huge storm that we had.  It needs to be removed before it really falls.

I had such a tough time shooting these photos today....I dropped my camera, a button fell off my cape, it began to rain, I sunk way into the mud, my hair got frizzier as the rain fell, my feet began to feel sore, I felt old, I needed a cup of coffee,  it sucked.  I made the best of it and pushed forward.  Does that ever happen to anyone during a shoot where you begin to feel frustrated? 

I put the rain hat on because my hair went completely flat and began to frizz, I took the time to curl it this morning which is a real job in of itself but again, I did it anyway hoping to get a few good days out of it.  Wrong!   Well anyway, enough of my rant.  Thrifted cape, dress, boots, purse, bracelet. My hat was from a swap that my friend Jill has at her home.  Have  a great day and stay inspired !!! Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo


a Bug and Bird said...

this is a fantastic outfit and the cape, like your new coach wallet, is the perfect shade of orange, i especially love the cape with those leopard print booties!

Jo said...

Your cape is oh-so gorgeous! <3 I love the bright tangerine shade, and the fringe is beautiful!

Lost in the Haze

The Dainty Doll's House said...

You look marvelous flower!! I love the outfit, the colour and design of the dress is wonderful!! And your hair looks super, I have curly hair that reacts to rain and weather and tends to drive me crazy, so I know how that can be. Weather always seems to get in the way of photo shoots, but it didn't stop you from looking radiant :) xxx

Collette Osuna said...

Sorry about the photoshoot....I had dark, you had rain, lol. I think you still look great! You are killing me with this outfit....LOVE the cape and booties!!

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Emilie said...

luurvee the purse, is it a clutch? i love any bags that's flat and thin hahaha...
even in miserable condition, your photos are stunning.

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

Well, one would never know of any of your mishaps by looking at the pics -- you look absolutely gorgeous: the colors, the shapes *and* your hair. Oh yes, and the shoes!

Cara said...

Wow, amazing look today Dawn! I love the fringed cape, and the mix of prints between the shoes/dress and bag. I totally have had one of othose shooets and ended up in a hat inside a few days ago becuase my hair got so frizzy!

two birds said...

you make me laugh. i love the photos of you holding up the tree! this cape is awesome and those shoes are fabulous! i am sorry you had a tough shoot, but your picture look gorgeous, as always!

Kat said...

you look absolutely gorgeous! love yoru dress and cape! so chic! :)

Monica and Whitney said...

So in love with the purse and the leopard shoes!

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amy said...

The tree! The tree! What a beautiful tree, and how lucky you captured it.

The cape sets flames to my heart. It's so beautiful.

You belong to Autumn with your sweet colors!

hugs (^.^) hope to hear from you *

Pop! of Style said...

Love this outfit, the orange and the leopard are perfect together.

Kara said...

Oh Dawn, I just love that first photo of you sitting on your deck. That cape and those shoes, are to die for!! Lovely. Just lovely. As usual:-)

kathy said...

GORG.. as always!!! Good thing you've been working out so you could catch that tree.. :)GREAT spending the weekend with you as always XOXOXO

The Closet Shopper said...

Is it weird that I yelled out, "Careful" when I saw you under that tree? I didn't think so.

I love this outfit. The hat made it even cuter.

I get frustrated every day when I take my pictures. I hate all of my stupid poses. But they're all I've got.


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