Tuesday, March 6, 2012

what i wore: flock o' seagulls

hi everyone! i want to thank everyone regarding my last post, i felt so much love and support. i can't thank you enough!
when spring starts to come into view i always feel inspired to wear a bit of a nautical theme but then again i always love dressing this way. something about it always feels so classic and you can put your own spin on it. 
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this is my second solo shoot and it was fun, it was much easier this time around since i remembered how to increase the timer...that always helps. i don't ever really feel insecure about taking pictures but this dude sat on a bench and just stared at me basically for the entire time i was taking these pictures. what i'm doing is not terribly interesting so it became kinda creepy but i just ignored him but kept my eagle eye on him just in case he felt brave enough to do anything weird.
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well, anywho.... the sweater i am wearing is one my favorites. i mean who doesn't love birds...i'm a huge fan unless they are flying overhead and one decides to drop a load right on your head, then they aren't my friend. OR if any of you  have run into this...pigeons, man, they just don't get out of the way when riding, they fly away right at last possible moment. the last thing i want to do is run over a pigeon on my bike, talk about awkward and totally gross.
what you can't see in any of these pictures is my scarf that also has birds on it (put a bird on it) . i love vintage scarfs but have had no idea how to wear them until recently; i finally figured what works for me. thank goodness because i was hoarding quite a collection that was just collecting dust.

details:
scarf:  thrifted
pants: uo

xo,
cb

44 comments:

  1. Oh such a pretty sweater and look! The bold lipstick gives it that extra kick! Looooove it! And I think I may be like you and craving nautical styles lately. I can't seem to get enough of navy blue!

    Janette the Jongleur

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    1. i love wearing my red lipstick! makes me feel super sassy ;)

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  2. I love this outfit - especially the scarf. It looks super cute!!

    Also I tried to put the below comment on your previous post, but it wouldn't word - grrr

    I am sorry you had such a shitty weekend!! Sometimes I feel like screaming too (I've been going through a bit of a rough patch lately so I kind of know how you feel).

    It would be amazing if you guys got some kind of tattoo business off the ground, if you do that I will come and visit you for realz and get you to tattoo me!! I promise!

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    1. yay come fly to me and get tattooed! it would be soo awesome to tattoo all my blog buddies!

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  3. I love the nautical theme too. I think it's because I grew up on the coast. That sweater is adorable, it reminds me of a dress I have that's covered in little birds. You look so pretty, cb!

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    1. i think the same thing applies to me too but i wonder if any non coastal people feel this way? survey says.....?? hehe

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  4. LOVE IT! Love the scarf, the gorgeous sweater, the fabulous shoes, the bike! and doing your own shoot... good for you - you look AWESOME!

    Sarah xxx

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    1. thanks sarah! you always give me such wonderful inspiration to dress all pretty!

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  5. Awesome outfit - it's so Audrey Hepburn - effortless chic. It's making me want to find a scarf today.
    Man, those pigeons, they don't get out of anybodies way, they mean business.
    -Andrea

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    1. whenever i run into a pigeons i think of seinfeld and this episode http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4SewgD0Vz0

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  6. Gorgeous jumper. Love the headscarf too, it reminds me of the retro "strong woman" posters, very cool =)

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    1. oh totally, i was her a few years ago for halloween!

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  7. Super cute outfit!! It's funny, I've been wanting to get some nautical style pieces lately! I'm currently on the lookout for the perfect navy and white striped shirt. :-)

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    1. try j crew or forever21, they always have stripes which i can not get enough of! i have sooo many striped in my closet!

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  8. Love this outfit! I totally dig nautical style but personalized too. You are my hero for taking solo outfit pics in the park- I seriously wish I was bad ass enough!

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    1. you can do it, i just know it! it gets easier every time you do it too

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  9. Taking solo pictures is kind of fun...but yeah, creepy people staring should just stop it. I love that sweater! I also really like how you're wearing your scarf. I have tried that a couple of times and my hair is so fine it usually slides off pretty easily. It's cute enough that I just keep re-adjusting it though. haha

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    1. i put bobby pins in the back to hold the scarf because when i ride it wants fall off, i lost my favorite bike silk scarf that way...sad times.

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  10. Dear lord--you are GORGEOUS! Those pants...I'm pretty sure you need to wear those every day. You look completely stunning. I know you always do, but particularly in this one. :) love you!

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    1. haha "dear lord" made me giggle, like you are writing him a letter :D love it! you like my bumcakes in those pants? seriously best pair of black pants i own and yes i do kinda wear them all the time because they my make my bumcakes look goooooood ;D hahaha

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  11. Those shoes are rad! Creepy guy, not so rad...
    If it's not too weird, I would love to do a photo shoot with you sometime over spring/summer in Santa Cruz. I could really use some practice doing more commercial and fashion photography.

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    1. yea creepy guy totally needed to scram! oh well, they are all over the place, i guess. i totally want to take you up on this offer! we should set a time or at least i should tell you when we are going to santa cruz! lets do it!

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  12. Love it <3!!! Great blog, very cute!! Visit my blog and if you like it to follow me on google friends and I will be happy to follow you back <3
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  13. Super cute! I loooove your clogs!!!

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  14. Clothes are cuter when they have birds on them and your sweater is no exception. I hate it when people stare when I'm taking shots. Its just so weird and creepy. Get a life bench-warmer! As for pigeons, they are useless vile creatures. Seriously, what purpose to they serve except to annoy me?

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    1. they are the worst! tom and i like to call them rats with wings and whenever they don't get in my way i think of this video....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4SewgD0Vz0

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  15. nice outfit! i would feel really self consious doing a solo shoot, do you use a tripod?

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    1. oh yes a tripod is very necessary, i don't think i could do it without it!

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  16. I'm so very hoping you both do become tattoo artists...I will have to fly out and get a piece from you. Your artwork is so lovely...but truly I just adore you. Your one of the kindest, amazing, talented people in the blogosphere. Whenever I see you..a comment or a post...I totally light up. Your a person I'm happy to see...but not actually met, ha ha! But I'd totally travel to your neck of the woods for some art from you! Hearts, Janna Lynn

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    1. aah janna that would be awesome!!! i would love it if you flow out here, how amazing would that be! your comment made my day sweetie and i can't thank you enough. i love reading your comments, they always put a smile on my face and you are one of the sweetest ladies i know. thank you for being such a wonderful friend! xoxoxoxoxo

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  17. you know how i feel about all things nautical AND you, so... double awesome. <3

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  18. i really love the outfit ♥ and i too have a collection of vintage scarves that I can't part with but don't know how to wear...i'll have to try out your way!

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    1. let me know how it goes! it is a great way if you are having a bad hair day!

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  19. i am digging that sweater and i have been eyeing some clogs and i just might have to check those out! you are one brave lady doing solo photo shoots...i have tried that and had no success. looks like you've got it down! :)

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  20. I am loving this look, BIG time! I love the birds on your sweater!

    I don't like pigeons either... they have weird looks in their eyes... They creep me out.

    I love all other birds, though... my parents have crazy amounts of hummingbirds at their house... they are so cute and pint size... I want to hug them, but I might kill them :(

    You have inspired me to take a solo photo... I need to figure out the timer on my camera and try to photograph myself.

    Keep up the super cute styling!

    xo!

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    1. reading this makes me want to move closer to you! i am currently drawing a tattoo for a lovely lady and she wants a hummingbird and they are the cutest!!!!! there are tons of pictures of people holding them, it is AMAZING! i too think i would smash him by accident of course...they are just so cute i want to squeeze them! when i was in france many many moons ago, we were in a garden and we say a hummingbird the size of a bumble bee, a BUMBLE BEE, it was the greatest day of my life! could you imagine holding one of those! i think i would die!

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  21. I'm very much loving the blend of Navy and Red!! I look at that outfit and think: east coast picnic.

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  22. i've been wearing a lot of reds and navy too! along with rocking stripes and polka dots. and i'm totally in love with the shoes! how is it riding in them?

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  23. they are actually pretty easy to ride in, it took a bit to get used to them but can be a little tricky while going up hill but nothing terrible.

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  24. You look smashing, I love the skinny jeans with that top! You were very brave to ignore the creep, one time I was doing a photoshoot in my living room and the neighbour opposite had builders in their flat, talk about annoying peeping toms! :)

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  25. absolutely smack dab hitting the right spot and i am all smitten tenfold over this darling look!!! the red and navy kill and omg, little feathered friends (at least when they don't poop on our heads ;) are wicked cool!! lovin' the lottas too! ew about bench-sitter-stalker dude though, i'd say apart from that, 2nd solo was A++. ♥

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  26. yes! put a bird on it! i think you and i can both agree that you can never go wrong by following that piece of advice! i love your outfit, AND i was just coming over to your blog to get your email address to ask you a question about your clogs and saw that you were wearing them!

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  27. OMG! I am loving this vintage look! and I love the red accents, especially the red lipstick!

    heehee "put a bird on it" always makes me smile. :)

    xoxo.

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  28. I just love the birdie sweater & you know how much I love my vintage scarves - you're right, you have to find a way it suits you & it looks just perfect round your hair like that. Oh and I'd like your shoes, very much! dusty would take care of those pigeons for you, he just loves to chase them :D xox

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thanks for commenting! it fills me with joy that you have taken the time to stop by!
xo,
cb