Dusty rose 1940s style snood: etsy seller Arthelia's Attic
White rose stud earrings: Claire's
Pearl necklace: Birthday gift from Tony ♥
Purple cardigan: Thrifted
Vintage lilac purple shirtwaist dress: eBay
White skinny belt: eBay
Vintage bone china flower brooch: etsy seller RetroRad
Bangle bracelets: Assorted sources
White 1950s gloves: Gift from a dear vintage loving friend
Vintage purple purse: Yard sale find
Nude and black seamed stockings: eBay
White pumps: Payless
Lipstick colour: MAC Diva
Photos of me by Antonio Cangiano,
There have been certain photo shoots (such as this one at the S.S. Sicamous last summer) that have been entirely bathed in sunlight, but where I didn't end up squinting much, and others such as the one featured here today where I did - though, in the case of these springtime snaps, I honestly wasn't really aware that I was doing so at the time.
While making my selection of which images to include this post, I tried to go with ones where I wasn't squinting too badly, but there's still plenty of sun induced narrow-eyed faces going on here, let me tell you (I'll have to try and remember to ask Tony the next time we're shooting in fairly direct sunlight if I'm squinting up a storm, and if so, perhaps try to find another location).
Speaking of locations, when it comes to outdoor photo sessions done beyond the scope of our front yard, more often than not, we don't set out with an intended destination in mind. Instead, whether we're in our hometown of Penticton or another neighbouring community, we often like to drive around for a while and keep our eyes peeled for a spot that looks like it would make for a lovely photo backdrop.
On one of just a couple of days when I've felt well enough venture out this month, we spent a wonderful early March afternoon in the nearby city of Kelowna with my mom and sister. After a bit of Costco shopping, not wanting to run out of daylight (apparently, if my massive squinting is any indication, there wasn't too much of a risk of that actually happening right then and there!), we began cruising around looking for a new spot to take some photos in.
Down a pretty, otherwise seemingly run-of-the-mill street we did just that when we came across this incredibly charming vintage building that's being used as a stand alone preschool and kindergarten in the midst of a small, verdant park.
I don't recall ever seeing it before that day and had no idea that it was there at all. As we both adore wood cabin-eque homes (and as it was a Saturday which meant that school wasn't in session and we'd have the place to ourselves), we instantly knew that we'd found our location for the day and promptly hopped out to grab some photos.
Not having had a day out of the house in over a month when these images were taken, I was in a major mood to finally sport some springtime colours, and settled on an outfit filled with various purples, dusty pink (care of the incredibly lovely Arthelia's Attic snood I won this past January), timeless white, and hints of pale, springtime chick yellow.
The sleeves of this lilac hued dress are quite billowy, and as a result they create a lot of excess bunching on my arms under the cardigan (which you can see in some of the snaps). Had the weather been a bit warmer, I would have forgone a topper completely, but as it was, we were only sitting at about +8C and there was a whisper of a breeze (and I was still getting over the last leg of my recent flu), so a cardi was a must.
I truly love this Arthelia's Attic snood. It's exquisitely well made, incredibly comfortable, cute as a button, and I had no problem getting it work like a charm over top of my wig. I was blessed to win this fantastic snood, but I highly suspect that I'll be buying others from this great etsy seller in the future.
Though I wasn't feeling like a million bucks that day (not the least of which was because I still had the flu at the time and can't help but notice how puffy and tired my face looks in these shoots because of it), I was elated to get out of the house at long last, as cabin fever had really started to set in as I watch the first signs of spring appear outside of our windows day-after-day.
It seemed incredibly fitting then that we stumbled upon this vintage log cabin schoolhouse (cabin fever cured by a log cabin, love it!) that sunny March day. Though we do try to vary where we shoot vintage outfit snaps, sometimes you encounter a location that you love to pieces and sense you may shoot at again down the road.
This wonderful little school nestled in the midst of a residential neighborhood on a peaceful street in Kelowna is definitely one such spot that I could see us returning to again some time - ideally when the sun isn't shinning in my eyes quite so much! :)