Wednesday, August 11

tickle me pink

Excuse me while I talk some more about how absolutely excited I am about how good of a blogger I've been! Hahaha. Seriously, I'm so proud of my every-other-day-posting. Okay, that's the very last time I'll ever mention it. Promise!
Have you ever had one of those moments where you start a post...and realize you have nothing of worth to say?? Yeah. I'm having one of those moments. OH! I know what I can discuss. I have surgery tomorrow!!! AHHHH. I'm seriously dreading it!! I have never had a cavity once in my life. I've never been seriously injured. I've never had blood work done. Nothing! I'm so scared. I have blog posts scheduled though, so you won't be completely without me :). I predict three-four days and I'll be back in the swing of things. So don't for a minute think I have forgotten to comment you all back:)
Speaking of which!! All of your comments have blown me away!!!! I can't thank you enough!! It's INSANE. I remember when I would go crazy about getting just three comments on a post, and now you guys are sending me ten times that amount plus some. Thank you so much. I love every word and I desperately try to get back to all of you. You guys rockkkk my socks! Truly. I started blogging because I was inspired by all of you, don't forget that!
So yesterday was complete madness. Niklaas and I did three photoshoots! I have about seven backed up now that I'm saving for fall!! Isn't that wonderful?? Haha. Although, I'm definitely going to be asking my roommate to take some now, I've decided. But still. The first month or so of college could be hectic. I'm so nervous!! I'm really nervous about the academic part. Ergh. Honors classes! Biology, chemistry, advanced english placement, photography, and psychology. Ahhhhh. I worked my butt off in high school (well, I procrastinated and slacked my butt off) enough to get honors...but we'll see.
This is one of the *three* photoshoots! I wore this dress to a garden party, which was perfect. I never ever wear pink though, so take note. Haha. Pastels totally say garden to me. It actually belongs to my friend who has an amazing wardrobe, so she deserves all the credit! One of me and Niklaas' "places" where we frequently go is this house. Everytime we go there, I'm sure he could tell you that I say I'm going to buy it someday about a thousand times. I just love it. It's so beautiful! And the fact that its abandoned only makes it even more gorgeous. One of these mornings we are going to go there for a morning shoot and picnic!
The best time to find tights, I've decided, is in the summer! I have stocked up on tights all summer long and now have over twenty five in my collection. I used to have 13. But several of them have runs so I can only wear about half of them. I got these tights for $5 from Urban as well as four others. They may be my new favorite! I love the stripes/lace all in one! I don't usually wear such pink/girly things (okay, maybe that's a lie), and sort of felt like I needed to ungirliefy them with tights
I added white shoes just to add some contrast. I stole them from my mom's closet, which I've frequently been doing lately. She's not all that into clothes, but she has some funky stuff from the 80s that I just adore. These shoes are so versatile!
And lastly, my fedora. I wear it too much, already, and I've had it for about a week. Ooops...hahaha :)
I just love Niklaas' photography lately. These pictures turned out so well! Seriously, I'm feel like the luckiest girl everrr to have him. Haha. And not just because he takes my pictures! He's great in general, of course. Like, listening to Taylor Swift's new song with me on repeat for an hour. Currently, our little town is absolutely enclosed in wheat fields like this. It's that time of year! I love the gold with the pink. So pretty! While taking these, we ran into three other photographers! It was insane. Never in the five-six times that we've been out to the house, have we even a soul, so it was strange. We also met the owner...it was awkward. Hahaha. Have you ever had weird picture-taking encounters with people? What we do for our blogs.
Anyways, scheduled posts for Friday and Monday! Surgery tomorrow....blah. I'm such a wuss.
(this is our house back in the early spring. Still green!)

love always,
Maggie

40 comments:

elanor, missing-lovebirds said...

such pretty colors! pink looks good on you. :) i definitely should have stocked up on tights like you did! i got a few pairs, but i know i'm gonna need more! ;)

goodluck with your surgery! my prayers and thoughts go out to you! but i'm sure it will be fine.

xxoo elanor

Jennifer Dawn said...

love the pink dress and the tights!

Megan said...

Where you live is just gorgeous!
Love those tights with the dress.
Thinking of you tomorrow.

Alex said...

Hope tomorrow goes as well as possible! And looking on the bright side, it's an excuse to eat an awful lot of icecream...

I genuinely think your photo locations get better and better. This one is just wonderful. The house reminds me of Wizard of Oz for some reason. The weatherbeaten colours and the wheat are a beautiful backdrop for a really pretty outfit.

Jen said...

maggie, you are absolutely stunning. i can't get over how beautiful these pictures came out with the gold contrasting the light pink ruffles on that dress. abandoned buildings always have their own sort of beauty. :)

good luck on your surgery tomorrow, everything will work out fine so don't worry yourself! <3

simplyhope said...

I JUST LOVE YOUR PICTURES! There is seriously nothing cool where I live! Pink is such a lovely color and you and I am diggin the hat! Oh and I totally know what you mean about urbanog:) Love it! Don't sweat it surgery will be a breeze!


xoxo Hope

Zaia said...

wow these pictures are even better than the last ones, the colour of you dress with the champs in the back, its perfectly perfect!
and i gotta sayt that the-every-other-day are a great initiative, it keeps the readers in contact and interester but still exciting about the next posts :)
xx

Melissa said...

That's a good idea to buy tights in the summer (I'm a total tights fanatic, so it's useful to know). Also, good luck with your surgery, hang in there!

devilishlypleasurable said...

amazing shots and beautiful outfit, once again. .

do drop by my blog again-- thanks for stopping by, am adding you to the blogroll. .

and, good luck with school and surgery :)

LyddieGal said...

I love all the beautiful ruffling on the dress!

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libys11 said...

aawww you're so adorable in that pink frock!! :D so so chic!! goodluck on the surgery!! :D and yay for being a good blogger! :D i've been keeping up with posts too! :D

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Kenziefaith said...

I love this post. That's such a pretty place to take pictures!

Hannah said...

Holy awesome house! It looks like it has a great story as to why it is abandon.
I agree with you about wearing pink, there is maybe two whole pinks things in my wardrobe. I really like the detail on your dress though!

Weirdest thing that happens during photos? I often took them in my very open backyard and though our street never seems populated, it always gets busy when I'm out there. I have seen people literally crane their necks just to see what I'm doing. I have one photo of myself that has a truck with both passengers staring at me.
The best I can do is ignore them.
(I take mu pictures myself with a tripod, so I guess it looks strange.. not to me! :P lol)

Good luck with your surgery!

jamie-lee said...

your pink dress is gorgeous and looks lovely on you x

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Danielle @ Antiquated Treasures said...

This dress is fabulous! And I just love the overall aesthetic of the photography. Don't freak yourself out too much about college, it realllyyyy isn't as bad as high school guidance counselors make it out to be =) what school are you going to?

ASH said...

1. Your outfit is adorable and ljfnlgnadjkgn at where you are shooting out! It totally reminds me of this movie called Days Of Heaven, check it out...the cinematography is breathtaking!

2. As someone who is just about done with college, all i have to say is that it's not bad at all! Sometimes its even easier than high school classes!

xx
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genevieve, sandbox romance said...

Good luck with surgery! I'm sure you'll be okay!

This whole photo shoot is absolutely lovely! The dress is just darling on you; I love the ruffle patterning at the top, and the way you added the hat and awesome tights! I'll definitely need to look into buying some cool patterned ones soon, myself.

The house and field are seriously beautiful! I love how the pink dress (the color of which looks GREAT on you) stands out in all of the pictures, but it's so subtle. What a perfect location for the outfit!

Courtney said...

I really loveeee the setting of these photos! Beautiful shots!
That dress is so cute! The color looks pretty on you! :)

My Republic of Fashion said...

That pink ruffled dress is just stunning. Fab pictures!!:)SarahD

Becca said...

These pictures recently have been so awesome. Serious stuff. Really good!
And I like the dress, the fedora, everything!

Bambi said...

Aaw! I LOVE reading your sweet comments on my blog. They make my day, really :) and these photos are B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! The outfit is perfect and the wheat field scenery is just breathtaking.

Bea said...

Maggie, this is my favorite post from you to date. The pictures are absolutely stunning -I could only dream to have a pretty field like that to shoot in. You did a wonderful job contrasting the dress with the wheat.

Do pass my compliments on to Niklaas!

Bea from A plus B

whimsicalwardrobe said...

You look Sooooo cute and pretty in this adorable little number!! and I just love the fedora--I need one of those myself!

that house--WOW--I so wish I could get some pics there too. I LOVE cool old abandoned houses! This one look PERFECT for a shoot I did awhile back where I was trying to simulate 'Christina's World' by Andrew Wyeth. Can I come shoot with ya sometime?? ;)
Have you been able to go inside this house? How fun it would be to explore!

xx
Tracy @ The Wardrobe Wanderer

whimsicalwardrobe said...

just in case you were curious, here's my post on 'Christina's World'..your house would be so incredibly perfect; I can hardly stand it! lol

btw, lovin' your tights too! :)

Tracy @ The Wardrobe Wanderer

Sara, Swing The Day Away said...

I am in love with that house! And you look adorable, as usual. :)

Don't worry about college courses. They're not as bad as people might have you believe! :) If you haven't heard of it already, check out ratemyprofessors.com. You'll never have a horrible teacher again!

layia said...

oh my goddddd!!!! i am so jealous! take me there! lol such a beautiful place for a photoshoot and i must applaud you two for picking the right time for one! the lighting is amazing! i can't wait to see the other photoshoots and oh! good luck with the surgery!

layia said...

damn! i forgot to comment on the college part. well, i say they're just like highschool classes, just longer. i'm in my junior year next month and i've got three biology classes. what i'm more worried about? the cost of books! not so much with the classes. i'm sure you can deal with them all.

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Love the outfit! What a great place for photos.

simplyhope said...

Hey! Yeah I emailed you a couple days ago....but I will try again! I am very interested:D

Breee said...

good luck with the surgery love! You will do fine no worries.


You look cute in pink! You should wear pink more often! I don't wear pink either. I usually wear blue clothes since I just love blue everything!

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Wynne Prasetyo said...

the lace leggings compliment the color of your dress. the hat adds a lovely touch too! perfect! :)

lovedfromthestart said...

Best of luck on your surgery, and in college of course! I still can't believe that I passed my first year... starting the second year in the fall! I took some honors courses, too. I'm sure you'll do great!

lovedfromthestart said...

Best of luck on your surgery, and in college of course! I still can't believe that I passed my first year... starting the second year in the fall! I took some honors courses, too. I'm sure you'll do great!

Ebony said...

Oh my! How amazing is that house! Looks great in both the spring and the summer - totally different, but still so perfect for these photos.
I love the top of that dress! So detailed and puts everything in proportion! Oh how I wish we lived near each other and could share clothes. Hehe. Good luck with the surgery - what's it for? Or have you mentioned it? Or are you not telling people?
Love you, hope it all works out you fantastic blogger you! xoxox

Paper Constellations said...

I adore your dress! So pretty! I'm so jealous you stocked up on tights! I only have about five pairs and I can't waaait to buy some more. I really love the old house you took photos by - and how lucky that you have such a great boyfriend that will take so many photoshoots of you! :) Good luck on your surgery!! I'm a wuss when it comes to surgeries as well, so I totally feel ya. And you asked on my blog a couple days ago what camera I use - and that would be the Nikon D3000 :)

Panda said...

Gorgeous dress! You look so lovely in pink, and the location is adooorraabbbllle. :) You might wanna check out my blog, I got back from devon, and I've done a new post. + Thanks for your lovely comment, sorry for the late reply... I'm so busy! Panda xxx

Sarah said...

ah these pictures are just beautiful! I really love your dress- the ruffles and color of it are perfect! you look amazing dear xxx

Little Woman said...

I love the pink mixed with black and white, so cute and the background. I love it.

Alex said...

wait... WHAT! I haven't posted anything on the next one either! I am becoming super slow now! :( NOOOOOOO! Well, I love this photos... I mean, I always say that, but I know that Niklaas is responsible for this :P If he wasn't such an amazing photographer I wouldn't be amazed by everything every single time :P Hahahahaha, jk, but he surely knows how to do this stuff :)!

Alex said...

*these photos... even my spelling sucks :P