Thursday, December 25, 2014

O Christmas Tree

Sometimes, as a fashion blogger, you run into awkward situations. Lots of times, people have no idea why you're outside having pictures taken of yourself, why you are wearing heels in the mud, or why you are coming to a place with hiking trails in a nice dress and shoes. People don't get it. They stare. They act like you're the weird one. They ask what's going on, as if there must be some special occasion for this to be happening other than enjoying taking pictures.





I am somewhat of an awkward individual. I won't just come right out and say "I'm just here to take pictures" in certain situations or with certain people, mostly because I don't want to deal with the explanation and then the subsequent not understanding that will most likely come from the other person. Why try to explain when I can just go along with whatever they think is going on?






Going to this tree farm was one of those instances where I just kind of went along with it. Chris and I got there and the older man greeted us as we got out of our car. He asked us if we had ever been there before. He explained the different fields to us. He told me that he noticed I'm wearing nice shoes and wanted me to know that the fields are a little muddy. He asked us if we're looking to cut or if we're looking to get pre-cut. I shrugged and just said cut. He gave us a saw and told us prices. We just nodded and went along with the whole thing because it was easier than explaining to this man that I was a fashion blogger on the Internet and that means that we take pictures of my outfit in random locations and his tree farm just so happened to be one that I picked. I feel kind of bad that he went through the whole spiel when we had no intent on cutting and buying a tree, but I had no idea it was going to be that involved there. The other tree farms I have been to were kind of like orchards where you just enter yourself and are left to your own devices unless you ask for information or help.






The most awkward part was leaving without a tree. When we were done, we came back up and put the saw back. The man noticed us leaving and questioned us not finding anything. Chris just said, "No, but we got some good pictures!". We chuckled awkwardly while the guy just kinda stared at us like he didn't know what to make of it. The woman he was with was pleasant and said something along the lines of that being great and that she hoped we had a nice day. We quickly got into the car and drove





So that's the story of this tree farm photographing experience. Now onto the outfit... This dress is vintage and is from the 50's, I think. I can't really remember. I got it a long time ago in New York City as a birthday gift from my dad. I actually did wear it for Christmas one year. I love the polka dot detail and how great it looks paired with red. Perfect for Christmas! It's also perfect for twirling since it's a swing/circle type dress.






Since we were given a saw, we figured we might as well use it as a prop. I had some fun pretending I was some weird fancily dressed homicidal maniac.




Dress: Vintage//Shoes: Dana Buchman//Tights: Hanes//Belt: Forever 21//Lipstick: Flirt!
I had a really great Christmas and Christmas Eve. I really loved watching my niece open her Frozen toys. She was so excited and all wide-eyed. Of course getting presents is nice, but I love getting people presents and seeing their faces when they open it. Christmas is awesome. I always never want it to end, but it's also kind of a relief afterwards. You get to relax a bit until the end of the year. :)


  1. That awkward situation is exactly why I take most of my photos at home, lol. These photos are gorgeous though, and I LOVE that dress!

    xox Sammi

  2. Lovely photos. I think the man wasn't suspious or surprised but probably just worried your shoes would be destroyed.

  3. Hahahahaha, aw! Yeah, there can be some weird situations which is why I always tend to stick to locations that don't have a lot of people (I take some under this part of an elementary school that's empty on weekends, and then others on sidewalks in mornings when people aren't overpopulating it). But I do envy that you have such cute locations, and want to scout out some more, too. I just wish I could find more cool places that had less people that weren't sketchy, you know? :P

    Augh, but these pics are cute. That is the twirliest little dress!

  4. I'm seriously in love with all of these photos, especially the ones with the saw! Honestly I probably would do the same thing you did. I can't get over how amazing that dress is. I must have it!

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

    -Marie x

  5. Haha I totally know how you feel! One of my neighboors once asked me, ehm why do you take pictures of yourself and I genuinely thought about just running and selling the flat and just move rather than trying to explain hahah >.<

  6. I'm happy the saw prop idea hit it off so well! :)

  7. These pictures turned out so cute! Even the crazy one with the saw. It's sometimes pretty awkward to get pictures and your situation definitely sounded awkward, but at least the pictures turned out great! It looks like it was a really pretty tree farm. Also I love your vintage dress and those red shoes are perfect with it!

    Jamie |