August 14, 2012

Mother may I?

...Use your garden to take vintage outfit photos in. Yes? Thank you!


Jessica Cangiano turquoise and white 1950s dress, garden vintage photo shoot, image 4

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Jessica Cangiano turquoise and white 1950s dress, garden vintage photo shoot, image 1



Outfit details

White hair flowers: Arden

Adorable sterling silver and Swarovski crystal kitty necklace: gift from my husband ♥
 
Silver coloured heart earrings: Claire’s

Grey shrug sweater: Sears

1950s turquoise gingham wiggle dress: etsy seller Adeline's Attic Vintage
 
White skinny belt: eBay
 
1950s blue gloves: eBay

Aqua hued plastic bangle bracelets: Claire's

Skinny white bangle: etsy seller Me She Designs

Skinny grey bangle: etsy seller RecycleBuyVintage

Nude seamed stockings: eBay

White pumps: Payless

Lip colour: Clinique Raspberry Glace 
 

Photography by Antonio Cangiano
 

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My parents have an absolutely beautiful garden in their backyard, which they've loving cultivated since moving their current home a few years ago. Spring after spring, they've continued to build and decorate their yard (complete with a thoroughly awesome little stream that one turns the water on or off for with the flick of a switch), and it is a sight to beyond - and enjoy a spell of serenity in - for sure.

While over visiting one (surprise, surprise) rainy day, between downpours and before tucking into a meal together, Tony and I popped into the backyard to snap some photos against a wall at the base of their deck that is festooned with gorgeous tangerine-coral hued honeysuckle. Given the rather generous sized white bloom in my hair, it made oodles of sense to partner this look with a floral background.

This wonderful 1950s dress, which I bought a few months ago from Adeline's Attic Vintage (which is run by the marvelous lady behind the blog Tea with the Vintage Baroness), is a definitely favourite for me, as it combine three things I just adore: the colour turquoise, plaid, and a streamlined silhouette. Though it's technically a tad too big for me, all it takes is a little fabric folding in the back and a belt to make it look like like it's my perfect size.

The rain quickly struck up again a few minutes later, so it's a good thing that we took advantage of the brief lull while we could. Not having a proper garden of my own and loving flowers dearly, it is such a glorious treat to spend time in my parent's enchantingly pretty backyard, where floral colour combo inspiration and tranquility both abound in (gardening) spades.



31 comments:

  1. Love the outfit! I have a cat necklace similar to that :D

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  2. Oh, plaid and gingham is my favorite pattern ever, the dress is super cute with the button details and the little bow, and honeysuckle is actually one of my favorite plants! So many lovely things in one post ♥

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  3. i simply love how the turquoise fits you well <3

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  4. What a great color, the turquoise in your dress goes great with the orange in the flowers. Nice photos.

    We are still working on the landscape here, this fall we will be giving the outside a major overhaul.

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  5. this dress of yours is fabulous. The colour and the cut are great and suit you very well! I have to check out her Etsy shop :D

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  6. Such a pretty dress! I love that color and its so hard to find clothes in that shade. Bravo on a great photo shoot-I love using nature as a background in shoots. Cannot wait to see more! xox

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  7. Love the dress, flower in your hair, and I just love you in those glasses!! Mother may I? Bringing back old memories!

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    1. Thank you, dear Jenn. They're my one and only pair of glasses (I'm nearsighted) and I love them to absolute pieces.


      ♥ Jessica

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  8. Oh m'gosh, you look stunning. That is such a gorgeous dress. Jill really does have the loveliest vintage clothes. One of my favourite Forties frocks was bought from her ages ago.
    Your parents garden is topnotch and makes a great backdrop.
    xxxxx

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  9. What a pretty dress and I love your hair flower!

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  10. The dress is cute, and looks really comfortable! And I love the bolero you paired it with, so stay warm.

    Cheers!
    ~Paige

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  11. That dress is so pretty! I can't get over the cute placket detailing on the bodice! And I love how you rock gloves! I always feel so silly with them on (even though I have a decent collection of them).

    It's been pretty nice here...maybe we can find a way to send some warm sunny weather to you! ;)

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    1. Awww, that's sweet, Lisa, thank you :) The weather has been all over the place this season - from chill inducingly cold to crayon meltingly warm. We're slated for toasty temps this week, so things are looking up on the weather front :)

      ♥ Jessica

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  12. lovely dress. it's print is so totally awesome!

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  13. Oh my gosh!!! That dress is utterly FABULOUS!! It's so adorable and I just love the detailing! And what a great color of gloves!!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  14. Hi sweet ladies,

    Thank you all for making my day extra special with your wonderfully lovely comments.


    Xoxoxox
    ♥ Jessica

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  15. You look gorgeous. I love the dress and those gloves may be the perfect blue - adorable!

    Nikki x

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  16. You look stunning!! I love blues, and your outfit matches your colouring so well!! :D Lovely!

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  17. Your outfit is gorgeous! Head to toe you look wonderful. Love the gloves and the necklace.
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  18. Well, you know turquoise is my favorite color and it suits you to a tee. And I always think a lady looks better with a flower in her hair. I adore this outfit but I adore you more!

    With love,
    The Glamorous Housewife

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  19. I love every item! (Although your hair colour is my favourite. *sigh* I've always wanted to be a red head.) Your hubby has great taste too - that kitty necklace is so sweet!

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  20. Look look so lovely in that turquoise and the shape of the dress suits you really well, oh and i love the buttons! You put so much effort into your outfits with all your accessories!
    Isabella xxx
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  21. I love the dress, especially the details around the buttons. That colour really does look fantastic on you.

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  22. Oh, I just love your ensemble!! I don't know which part is my fave, the beautiful gingham dress, the adorable kitty necklace, the gloves, etc....

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  23. What a lovely dress! And the gloves are adorable too. And the kitty! You know what, I think I love the whole outfit. You look lovely and quite cool, which is a plus in this sweltering weather.

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  24. Great dress! It looks gorgeous on you.
    -Andi x

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  25. SO glad you love the dress....it looks amazing on you!!!

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  26. Awww cute Kitty! This outfit is so lovely, I really like how you always team gloves with your outfits. So lady like and something I wish I wore more ( I have a nice collection but for some reason never end up wearing them). Your parents garden looks gorgeous ( so suits you perfectly) :-). xxx

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  27. Cute outfit! That white flower in your hair is so pretty. Thanks so much for following, it means a lot!

    Ivy
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