Sunday, August 15

teenage dream

These pictures are Niklaas and my pride and joy. This is definitely our favorite photoshoot to date. I love these pictures to death. My usual ramble seems like it would put these pictures to shame, so for a change of pace, I'm going to include some of my favorite quotes/poems, song lyrics, and general words that inspire me. Is this corny? Well. I'm going to try not to make it so! This dress is perhaps my favorite that has ever existed...minus the zipper that broke before I even slipped into it. It's from Urban Outfitters and you can bet that I'm officially in love with cut-out dresses. Stupid zipper. Don't let that distract you from the prettiness of the pictures Niklaas took :) They are completely unedited and absolutely RAW! They turned out more pixelated than I had hoped, but the real ones are stunning. I'm hoping to figure out my blog so I can have big pictures AND high quality ones at that. Also, my blog is under serious construction. Sorry!

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. (Audrey Hepburn)
I love that you get cold when it is 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle in your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you reqlize you want to spend the rest of your life when somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. (When Harry Met Sally)
Everytime I see your smile, it makes my heart beat fast. And though it's much too soon to tell, I'm hoping this will last cause I just always wanna have you right here by my side. The future is near but never certain. At least stay here for just tonight. I must have done something right, to deserve you in my life. I must have done something right along the way. I just can't get you off my mind and why would I even try? Even when I close my eyes I dream about you all the time. And even if the moon fell down tonight, there'd be nothing to worry about at all, because you make the whole world shine. As long as you're here, everything will be alright. (If the moon fell down tonight, Chase Coy)
What are men compared to rocks and mountains? (Pride and Prejudice)
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. (Henry David Thoreau) 
No one is worth settling for and no dream is worth a second thought. (my grandma)
Ohana means family and family means no one gets left behind. Or forgotten (Lilo&Stitch)

you make me feel like I'm living a teenage dream. (Katy Perry)
cause I can't help it if you look like an angel, can't help it if I wanna kiss you in the rain so come feel this magic I've been feeling since I met you. Can't help it if there's no one else (taylor swift)
when love is found, either all is lost or all is found.
do what you love, f*** the rest (little miss sunshine)

one's not half two. It’s two are halves of one:
which halves reintegrating,shall occur
no death and any quantity;but than
all numerable mosts the actual more

minds ignorant of stern miraculous
this every truth-beware of heartless them
(given the scalpel,they dissect a kiss;
or,sold the reason,they undream a dream)-ee cummings

"I am thinking it's a sign, that the freckles in our eyes are mirror images and when we kiss they're perfectly aligned; I have to speculate, that God himself did make us into corresponding shapes like puzzle pieces from the clay"-The Postal Service (Such Great Heights)

"Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would I'd never leave."-Winnie the Pooh

I'm only up when you're not down (taylor swift)

i'm not saying it's going to be easy, i'm saying it's going to be worth it (tiffany's)

if you were a melody, i'd sing you all the time. And if your hands were poetry, I'd memorize every line. And if every look you gave me were a different hue or shade of color, I'd learn how to paint you. (Jillian Edwards)


Anonymous said...

I absolutely love these quotes! :)

how cute! I especially love the Taylor Swift lyrics <3

props to Niklaas! Great pictures!

PrettyNiftyThriftyFashion said...

i absolutely love the audrey hepburn quote!!! so so cute your dress is so lovely and the pictures look so gorgeous!!!

Amber Rose said...

I can see why you love these pictures so much! I love that Audrey Hepburn quote, by the way.

Ohhhh, and the same thing happened to one of my dresses. Try unzipping it all the way, pinch it together, and wiggle it while zipping it up. Is that a bad description of how to fix it? It works. :)

simplyhope said...

Gorgeous pictures!!!!! Hehe Lilo and Stitch:) That dress is Beeaaautiful! I know I asked you this before but I think for Christmas I really want a new camera..which one do you use?

Amber Rose said...

I can see why you love these pictures so much! I love that Audrey Hepburn quote, by the way.

Ohhhh, and the same thing happened to one of my dresses. Try unzipping it all the way, pinch it together, and wiggle it while zipping it up. Is that a bad description of how to fix it? It works. :)

Catherine said...

These photos are beyond lovely! The lighting is so perfect, your dress, the setting - everything combined just makes for great results!

Melissa said...

What a great dress and collection of quotes!

Alex said...

Your dress is incredibly amazing! So beautiful! I wouldn't have noticed that zipper if you hadn't say anything! But seriously I LOVE ITTTTT :) love love love love it

Anonymous said...

LOVE the black and white and the outfit, the dress, heels and hat, gorgeous! It's too bad the zipper broke, maybe you can fix it?

blorange dice said...

oh my gosh, these pictures are gorgeous. and i love how excited you were that i know about jillian edwards! haha. she really does sing some pretty cool jams.

hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Flashes of Style said...

You look adorable! I love your dress.

Anonymous said...

Love the quotes! This is so cute.

Gracie said...

These are really lovely photos, I'd like to see them a bit smaller because they're a tad pixelated for me?
Lovely model too

Kate Maggie said...

oh my GOODNESS! You look beautiful. This dress is so perfect and I love the back detail. Your smile is so lovely too, eep you just look so happy! I love this post. x

libys11 said...

these pictures are amazing!! :D you always find the cutest dresses!! love love this post!

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Rio said...

Thanks for visiting Showers of Sunflowers! Beautiful photos, and I love the outfit! I am now following! :)

Leah said...

Anyone who quotes lilo and stitch is a friend of mine! Your grandma's quote is beautiful too, she sounds like a wise lady. What utterly gorgeous photos, the light and scenery is just glorious. Love the cutout and the wedges, such a pretty outfit!

Miki's scrapbook said...

These are beautiful pictures! You might not have plenty of restaurants or cafés to go to, but that place sure looks awesome!



Heather said...

What an amazing photo shoot! The lighting is perfect, along with the background and outfit. I look forward to reading more from you!

Courtney said...

Love that dress! Too bad about the zipper! :(

Hannah said...

These picture are absolutely amazing and you are super gorgeous!
Mad props to Niklaas the photographer. I can see how it was hard to resist the urge to post these for a few days, they're just so good.
Keep up the excellent blogging! :)

Shauna said...

LOVE the quotes
adorable dress!!
and i'm so glad you are doing well after your surgery!!!

genevieve, sandbox romance said...

Love the dress, photos, and quotes!

Zabrinah said...

You are soooooo beautiful! I love everything about this post: the pictures and the words!

I love the dress. The detail of the back is gorgeous. And you look great in that hat. I don't think I could pull it off as well as you do!



Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

I love the photos, I love the dress, I love the words. Beautiful. Thanks for posting!

Bea said...

These photos are great- I can see why you and Niklaas are so proud of them. The lighting, the fields and your hair all work wonderfully together :)

I think you can bring that zipper to a seamstress and have it replaced. I hope you do because I can tell in these photos that you feel pretty in it!

Bea from A plus B

~Abby~ said...

I love the dress you're wearing! :)
Teenage Dream is my favorite song right now. Like, I really really LOVE IT!
Great quotes!
And I love Winnie the Pooh!
That last pic is great!
Have a great week.

Mary Lee said...

these are such nice photos :) i loove your hat and dress

Becca said...

Aw Maggey these are awesome.
Hey Nikklas, you're probably reading too :good job with all your photos! I'm so impressed.
And I love the quotes! The one from When Harry met Sally is too adorable :)

Sher said...

Wow, these pics are absolutely breathtaking!! That is the sweetest dress possible and you looked ever so lovely in it! The location is so perfect too:)

I adore the quotes you included, definitely fitting with the post!


L. said...

the light in these photos is heavenly. you look gorgeous! i love that dress. Haha, I've managed to keep a few dresses up and running through the power of safety pins too =)


Betty Noir

Style, She Wrote said...

Super cute dress! xo style, she wrote

Tayler said...

Love this dress, and these photos are so pretty. the back of this dress has given me some diy inspiration! ;)
and thanks so much for your sweet comment <3 <3 <3 <3

julia louise said...

Lovely pictures :-) You looks great, hun.

LyddieGal said...

I hope UO is going to give you an exchange for the dress, it's awful that the zipper broke as soon as you got it!!

It is a really cute dress though, I love the cut out back.

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Jo said...

Beautiful pictures! That dress is gorgeous, the stripes, the buttons and the cut out pretty :) Thanks for your kind words, they've made my day ;)


Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

Such beautiful quotes. I loved reading them.

That last photo is m favourite. GOrgeous dress. Love love love it.

Eunice said...

oh wow, just beautiful! the post, the pictures,the dress, the quotes, you!
cute blog :)

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Megan said...

These photos are so so so beautiful. The lighting is just perfect!!

Sonya said...

Love the photos and quotes as well. I wanted to buy that dress but they didn't have my size!!

pearlslaceandruffles said...

Gorgeous dress and pictures! The scenery is beautiful. xox

20 York Street said...

Wow, beautiful photoshoot!

Kimberellie said...

These pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the last one! And the dress, yes! You are just so lovely inside and out! I hope to have a daughter as wise and beautiful as you one day!

Alex said...

Maggie you absolute stunner. These photos are amazing (congrats Nicklaas if you're reading this - you've got some talent!) and it's great that you've sorted out getting the photos larger. Looking forward to seeing what other changes you make to the layout.

Panda said...

You look so adorable in all of these. Love how your dress has that quirky little cut out.
Panda xx
+ sorry for the long wait, as I'm on holiday, I'm only replying to a few comments, but i will be posting still

Anna said...

Wow..this is beautiful, you look straight out of a 60s movie (especially the black and white photos!) or you're getting ready to go on a road trip to anywhere..

Ebony said...

Oh, your blog is all out of wack and out of the borders :( Did you need help getting it back into shape?

Besides that - these photos are brilliant. Love the little quotes.

"I am thinking it's a sign, that the freckles in our eyes are mirror images and when we kiss they're perfectly aligned; I have to speculate, that God himself did make us into corresponding shapes like puzzle pieces from the clay" -The Postal Service (Such Great Heights)

I love this song.

Sara, Swing The Day Away said...

Lovely photos! The dress looks so cute on you!

Monica said...

i love this dress too! you have the prettiest girly dresses :)

Monica x

Lauren said...

I love that dress so much! I'm so jealous, I tried it on and it totally didn't fit :(