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 away...lol.
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!|