Old Town



Dress: Minnie's Menagerie Vintage
Blouse: Thrifted (LOFT)
Belt: Sister's
Heels: Old Navy (last season)
Earrings: Forever 21
**Pictures By @katie.g.photography**

Well, March has certainly turned out to be a record breaking month for the number of posts that have gone live on the blog...13 in total! YAY! That averages out to about two posts a week:) Anyways, you all might remember my post highlighting my plans for spring break, one of which was doing a photo shoot with an up and coming young photographer friend of mine and well....this post is all about those pictures! Now granted, I cannot include all of the pictures (unfortunately) and this post is already verging on picture overload but I couldn't help but include all of my favorite images:)

For the shoot we decided to head to the historic part of our downtown Tomball area which includes a lovely old church, two old homes, two log cabins, a school house, two other building, and a gazebo....needless to day it houses (no pun intended) a number of fabulous picture spots that go perfectly for a vintage shoot. I still remember visiting these historic houses one December for their "Old Town Christmas" celebration fully decked out in my own fabulous 1800's creation (I even got to take a picture with the Mayor in one of the house's elegant parlors) and since then this old historic area of town makes me reminisce about the olden days. 

While brainstorming what ensemble I would wear for the shoot I remembered this darling and one of a kind dress from my grandmothers collection! While it is probably straight from the 1940's it also gives of a slight 1930's feel to me and when paired with this flouncy collared shirt I thought it the perfect combination to capture. Even though the wind at times proved trying in regards to keeping the ruffled collar flat, the over all look of the ensemble made me feel quite elegant :) Ever since discovering this dress I have always loved it. From the big white side buttons, checkered trim and back pocket it is truly a treasure. Thus, I chose to pair it with a tan belt, matching tan heeled sandals, large earrings and simple curled/twisted style. 

I can't help myself from looking at these pictures over and over again as I LOVE them sooooo MUCH! It was such a wonderful experience to collaborate with an actual photographer for a shoot since I am used to always talking my own pictures. On that note, it was also different because I am not used posing in front of someone who actually holds the camera (apart from my sister), but after awhile it simply became natural! 

I can't wait to collaborate and work with Katie again for a blog shoot later on down the road, but for now I am simply LOVING these shots that she captured:)

Have you ever worked with a photographer? 
Would you consider this 30's or 40's? 

-Madison

17 comments

  1. This dress is wonderfully unusual and looks fantastic on you (I also didn't get around to commenting on your Easter outfit, it was amazing!)

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    1. Awe...thank you so much Katelyn.
      -Madison

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  2. Love this look!! That dress is amazing :) I actually take all of my photos myself for my blog as well. I actually prefer it that way because I know exactly how I want the photos to look but I've never really tried having someone else take them for me!

    Lee - leethrifts.com

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    1. Thank you Lee! I loved checking out your blog the other day:) So nice to hear that you take all of your own pictures too.
      -Madison

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  3. As soon as I started into the post, I thought 1930's. Although, my guess the skirt would have been longer if it was a 30's dress unless it was a later 1930's piece. But I love it anyway! I love the pictures. I love old houses and buildings and the like, so I really like that you took the pictures in that kind of area.

    Sarah
    sewcharacteristicallyyou.weebly.com

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    1. Well...do a tall person like me it is definitely shorter, so it could go for either era! Thank you for your comment.
      -Madison

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    2. Oh, I was looking at Simplicity patterns today, and I saw this pattern that reminded me so much of your dress. http://www.simplicity.com/pattern-8085-misses-vintage-1950s-wrap-dress-in-two-lengths/8085.html

      Sarah
      sewcharacteristicallyyou.weebly.com

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  4. love love love this! I've never worked with a photographer but I hope to at some point! :-)

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    1. Thank you Taylor! Working with a photographer is definitely a unique and different experience!!
      -Madison

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  5. SO pretty! Lovely photos, lovely outfit :) Your dress is so unique too! It must have been an absolute dream to work with a photographer who knows what she's doing ;) I know for one thing, being the director every time one of my sisters photographs me, that having a "professional" do it every once in a while relieves so much stress! To just be able to pose to your heart's content without worrying that it will be framed right/in focus is such a delight :)

    xo,
    -Charlotte
    boyerfamilysingersblog.com

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    1. You are Exactly right Charlotte! All I had to do was pose and she did the rest. It is crazy how quick a photo shoot goes when people now what they are doing.
      -Madison

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  6. You're so cute!! I adore your dress!

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  7. Cute look! like the buttons on your dress. And how fun to work with a photographer. :)

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  8. This is such a darling outfit Madison! The colors suit you, and it looks like you had a splendid time with the photo-shoot.

    Blessings,

    Brigid
    the Middle Sister and Singer

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  9. KATHRINE. HEPBURN. You look so so good in this!! Your friend is great!! I recently did an Audrey Hepburn shoot and oh man it was the funnest shoot I have EVER done (blog post tomorrow)!! I love these a ton!! Your friend is fantastic!

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  10. This really feels like a 30s or maybe 50s look to me, but whatever the case it is super pretty! Your dress is fabulous with the asymmetrical detailing, and I love how you layered it with the white ruffly blouse. ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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