|Dress and belt: Tea n Rose c/o of Kintage//Sweater: Delia's//Tights: Simply Vera by Vera Wang//Shoes: Gap|
Friday, February 22, 2013
Bookish & Botanical
Books and floral prints...these are two things I am very fond of. It was pretty windy out the other day, so I decided it'd be a good idea to try an indoor photoshoot for a change. I was planning on taking pictures on the front stairs of this library, but instead we just took them inside! It took a bit of time to find a place that wasn't awkward and in front of people that were trying to read. We found this little secluded corner and decided it was good enough.
I've always been a reader and lover of literature. When I was little, my dad would take me to Barnes and Noble every weekend and buy me a new book. At the time, I was into the Babysitter's Club series. I still have some of those books somewhere, and I kind of want to re-read them since it's been so long. It'd probably be fun to read and get all nostalgic over.
When I was really little, I loved Beauty and the Beast. I had a Belle costume and would wear it around the house while carrying a basket full of books and singing the song that Belle sings when she's walking through the village. I realize now that if I were a Disney princess, I'd be her. Book-loving, adventure-craving, countryside-dwelling. Sounds like my kind of life!
This dress was my other Valentine's Day present from Chris. I had been eyeing this dress for a while and when I sent Chris a few links for present ideas, he ended up picking this one. I'm glad because it was definitely one of my top picks from my wishlist. I love the colors in it, how easily and nicely it blends with earth tones, and the fact that it's floral in general. It came from Kintage, which is a cute little online shop I recently discovered. The owner of the shop, Aileen, even included a pretty little bracelet as a Valentine's Day gift with the dress, along with a thank you note! I love when shops add a personal touch to their packaging. It gives a more intimate and genuine feel to the whole experience.