outfit details – dress: American Rag // boots: Charles Albert // belt: Xhileration (came with another dress) // bolero: I have no idea! // glasses: Derek Cardigan (buy here) // purse: street faire find // cocktail ring:vintage // necklace: Once Upon a Smorgasbord
I forgot how terribly irksome it is to take your own outfit shots via self-timer and tripod. I’ve been very spoiled by having Tim take my pictures whenever he’s in town (he’s oh-so very patient and even gives me directions on where to look or how to pose), but since he’s in Ohio for a week I need to go back to the way I started. And damn, it’s been a bitch!
In the process of trying to take shots of this outfit I wore last week (it’s been a busy weekend full of wedding festivities so I haven’t been able to do a write-up until now– mah bad), my tripod got knocked over by a sudden gust of wind while my 3-month old camera was still mounted to it! Thankfully, the camera only has a bit of a scratch. *PHEW* But the little removable part that the camera screws onto totes broke. I superglued it back on, but now I don’t have the convenience of taking it off and whatnot. Oh well!
But enough of my moaning, check out my purse! It’s a friggin horse saddle!!! I found it at the Lodi Street Faire earlier this month and fell in love immediately. Whenever my mom and I go to flea markets or street faires, I usually have a certain thing I’m looking for. A quirky bag wasn’t on my agenda (now that I think about it, I didn’t really have anything on my agenda), but once I laid eyes on it I knew I had to bring it home with me. I’d be a fool to pass it up, right? It was originally marked at $55, but mom (a total haggling pro), asked the vendor what her best price was and she said $45. SCORE!
Tip: When bargaining with vendors at street fairs and whatnot, throw out phrases like “What’s your best price?” or “What’s the best you can do on this?” if you’re interested in an item because then it sounds like you’ve been doing this haggling thing forever and have it down pat. Plus it sounds a lot better than, “Can you go any lower?”
I made the necklace I’m wearing with a little horse toy that I adorned with pink ribbon and some flatback Swarovski crystals. I dubbed it my “Neapolitan Pony” since the colors go along with the ice cream flavor. ERMERGERD, doesn’t a bowl of that sound super tasty right now?! I actually made quite a few of these necklaces with other animal toys, but have yet to put them on my Etsy store ’cause I’m lame like that. But if you’re interested in ordering a custom one, don’t hesitate to ask me! I’ve actually done three custom orders for these little animal necklaces already via Instagram; four if you count my mom’s birthday request for a hippo 🙂
16 thoughts on “Coral Corral”
that bag is so unique!! where in Ohio is Tim going? I like traveling but the flights to california from ohio are just so tedious! hope he has a good trip!
Tim’s in Dayton visting family, he’ll be there until Friday. He’s having a good time, we try to talk to each other everyday 🙂 I’d love to travel more often, but it’s expensive to fly anywhere these days!
I just read this now! I’m also based in Dayton because of my husband’s duty in the air force 😀 hope you could come with him in a trip, I’d love to show you around! not sure if it helps, but for emergency family trips to california, i get my cheap tickets from cheapoair.com
Loving your whole outfit and that last picture is way too adorable!
Thank you, Caroline! ❤
lovely dress ❤
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Soo lucky your camera didn’t break. Hahaha
Love your necklace and bag combination. Very rad.
OMG, I know right? Right when it fell I picked it up immediately, turned it off and then on again and it miraculously still works! And thankies 😀
You look so pretty in coral! I take my own photos all the time. I would suggest investing in a remote instead of using the timer. It makes taking pictures so much easier!
Southern (California) Belle
Thanks for the tip, Ashely! All of your photos turn out lovely, so I’ll definitely look into getting a remote 🙂
I love your blog!!! I have been reading it for a while and have been inspired by you.
Awww, thank you so much! I’m glad that you’re enjoying my blog and getting some inspiration out of it 😀
Thank you so much for making this blog. You have inspired me a lot.
You are adoooorable! I love this outfit! That necklace is especially amazing, and the color of that dress is lovely on you. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! I followed you immediately 🙂
Thank you Sammi! The feeling’s definitely mutual — your blog is darling as are you! Followed you on Bloglovin’ right after I found your blog too 😀