A Feather in My Cap
So, I was going to write this whole post about changing style, and how your style evolves with your circumstances and how my style is going through a bit of change lately… but I am just having no luck with any of that, and as this post was originally planned for yesterday, how about I just skip all that, and show you some pictures instead?
The story behind these photos is that I wanted to do some photos by this brick wall, because this store, which is over 100 years old is closing. It was a family business and no one wanted to run it any more, so they made the decision to close the store. I don’t know what is going to happen to the building, and whether the sign will be painted over. I hope that the sign will be left up, for historical interest, but in the event that it is painted over- I wanted to get some photos first! I have been wanting to get these photos for the past month, but nothing was working. And then on Sunday, I wore my green cape to church, and my new hat, and I kidnapped my sister and made her come and take some pictures- and everything just worked out perfectly.
Sorry there are so many photos- I had a hard time choosing what to share! I’m pretty amazed that we got these photos, actually, since this is the first time I have done such a public photo shoot, and I was a bit nervous about it. Usually we are in the middle of a field, or we find a quiet corner, where no one is around, but for these, we were on the corner of an intersection, and vehicles were driving by and people walking by and wondering why on earth there was a crazy person running about, dressed in a cape and hat, with their own personal photographer! I was glad it was a Sunday afternoon, though, as it was fairly quiet compared to a weekday. 🙂
As far as the outfit goes- this is pretty representative of what I am leaning towards lately for colour schemes and styles- earth tones, 40s inspired, and a bit more pared down, or on the practical side. As for outfit details- I made the cape last winter out of thrifted wool, the hat was a wonderful thrift find this summer, the dress is a secondhand Indian tunic which I turned into a shift dress. (I am not sure if the proper term is Kameez or Kurti- does anyone know?) I love the pattern of the fabric, but it is 100% polyester, which is a killer to wear, hence why I only wear it in the cooler months! And my purse, is the same old trusty one I purchased a few months ago from Top Vintage. So, I guess that is all I have to say about this- I said I had nothing to say, and here I am at 500 words already. 😉
Have you ever done a public photoshoot- or do you try to find out of the way corners, like me? What outfit choices are you feeling drawn to for Fall?
October 25, 2017 @ 1:16 pm
I love these photos and totally know how it feels to have too many good ones. hehe! This cape is the cutest and I am in love with the bag. <3
October 26, 2017 @ 10:13 am
Thanks so much Leigh! Not that I (or you) am trying to be vain- but sometimes a photoshoot just turns out well- right? 🙂
October 25, 2017 @ 1:46 pm
I love that entire outfit. I am impressed that you made the shawl. I tend to start wearing my Autumn colors,green,beige,orange, cranberry,etc. It is a shame concerning the store closing. Glad you got to take some pictures of the building.
October 26, 2017 @ 10:14 am
Thank-you Marilyn! Your Autumn colour palette sounds so pretty- especially the cranberry!
It is too bad about the store closing- a bit of history gone with it- but I am glad I got some pictures before it is gone.
October 26, 2017 @ 6:17 am
I also like earth tones for fall, mixed in with brighter rusts and golds to echo the colors of the leaves. Although sometimes being dressed all in somber, dark colors can contrast beautifully with nature’s vivid finery.
I also try to take photos in more out of the way places because I feel very shy, but whenever I take photos out of doors it is hard for it to be completely private, especially since my husband and I often take photos in public parks. Well, when you want to get something done, sometimes you just have to grit your teeth a little and deal with the hard and awkward parts…
Your photos turned out great. I am glad you got them after all!
October 26, 2017 @ 10:17 am
Thank-you so much. Golden yellow is one of my favourite colours for Fall- or any other season too, actually!
Your outdoor photos are always so pretty- I didn’t realize that they were done in parks. I think the more I do photos in public, the less strange it will feel. (I hope so anyways). Thanks for your lovely comment!
October 26, 2017 @ 10:26 am
I really like how your style is evolving. That cape is so fabulous! It’s a reminder to me that I have some capes to wear when it gets cold enough. Really mild here still. Shame about a store with history closing Xx
November 1, 2017 @ 6:38 pm
Thanks so much Porcelina! I definitely look forward to seeing your capes once the weather turns colder- they are so fun to wear!
October 26, 2017 @ 3:23 pm
What a wonderful outfit and photos! Your sister did a great job.
The cape is really gorgeous!
I really dislike taking photos with lots of people around. I rarely take my tripod out and get photos because of that. It just unnerves me and it is evident on my face in the photos.
November 1, 2017 @ 6:39 pm
Thank-you so much Suzanne. And, I know what you mean- if you are feeling uncomfortable it shows in the photos! I don’t think I would be brave enough to do photos by myself with a tripod in public.
October 28, 2017 @ 1:41 pm
You got some amazing photos here, no wonder you couldn’t choose! I love the hat, but that cape is the thing my fall dreams are made of. This color palette is gorgeous – very autumnal and woodsy, but in shapes that are perfect for a day about town.
Public shoots can be a bit weird at first, but after a while you stop noticing the people so much. I just got back from vacation and took some photos with my tripod with swarms of tourists around, and it doesn’t get much more awkward than that! I really only get stressed out or annoyed if people try to talk to me too much while I’m doing it, since it totally throws me off.
November 1, 2017 @ 6:41 pm
I am always amazed by the fact that you do your own photos in public- I am not that brave! (yet) I can see how people talking to you would be distracting- if no one is talking to you, you can probably tune them out, to some extent- but if they keep trying to talk to you, then you are constantly being reminded that you aren’t alone! 🙂
October 31, 2017 @ 9:57 am
Great pics Nicole. Your outfit really resonates with the sign on this old brick building.
November 1, 2017 @ 6:42 pm
Thank-you Sheila. I’m glad that you think it worked well with the colours too. ♥
November 10, 2017 @ 2:30 am
I still love that cape!
I much prefer quiet locations, and luckily they are usually my favourite kind anyway. I love natural settings and there are many relatively isolated bush walks and lookouts close by. But there are also a lot of lovely buildings around so one day I’ll have to be brave and try those too!
November 10, 2017 @ 11:47 pm
Natural settings make such good backgrounds, luckily for us shyer folk 🙂 I hope that one day you are able to get some photos in front of buildings (on a quiet day!)
And thank-you for reading and commenting, Tanith
November 13, 2017 @ 2:15 pm
Love the cape. I hope the sign gets to stay.
November 13, 2017 @ 9:36 pm
Thanks Kate-Em! I heard a rumour the other day that the new owner is hoping to restore the building to it’s original state- so even if the sign doesn’t stay, it sounds like it’s still going to be of historical interest! 🙂