Friday, July 23, 2010

Tea for One

It is simply the most fun to come up with brand new ways to wear something that's generally not so convertible. This dress, for example, is something I never would've normally looked at as being versatile--but it just goes to show you that anything in your wardrobe can surprise you. So I tucked the top part under & tied the sashes, & voila! A new way to wear a dress.

So, it's all fun and fancy photoshoots until someone pulls into the cabin you're near, & you have to awkwardly explain why you have the table & chairs from their porch, and the curtain as a makeshift table cloth, before apologizing & dashing home with jostling, tinkling china in your bag. Ahem. In my defense, I hadn't realized we had guests arriving just then for that cabin!

I need to get more comfortable being around people when I take pictures, though, because I won't always have secluded little forests to pose it. It's just, it's hard enough to get the right shot when you're by yourself with a self-timer--I'd rather not have an audience! Nothing encourages you to wrap things up like a bystander, haha.

I was going for a dreamy quality here, hence the expressions. It's pretty fun to set up a totally random scene--it's kind of, in a way, like playing make believe. & tea parties are just so perfect for a dreamlike aesthetic. We used to have really classy tea parties all the time so I'm pretty partial to them!

top / reconstructed tee | dress (worn as a skirt) / handmade | shoes / vintage,

EDIT: I apologize about the photo hosting problems! I'm now switching over to Flickr so I never have to deal with Photobucket again, & I'll work on switching things over this weekend. However, I won't be switching my archives, so it may be a couple weeks before the bandwidth resets itself. I'll get the first few pages done, & this will not happen again! I'm super sorry. What a way to start the weekend!


  1. I love the set, Addie! That's a beautiful way to have a photoshoot. :)

  2. I'm such a huge fan of tucking down dresses. It instantly creates a new outfit! :D

  3. I love these photos!
    And I agree with you, having people nearby = instant stage fright while taking self photos.

  4. Hi. I'm a new follower, but I've seen your stuff on Craftster. I love the clothes you make...especially the dresses! They are gorgeous. And I love this cute, whimsical set-up. :)


  5. why can't i see the photos?! there's a photobucket upgrade thing where all the pics should be! :(

  6. Thanks, lovelies! <3

    Kristin - Aw, thanks for wandering over here & thanks for following! That's really sweet of you to say, thank you!

    Jessica - Sorry about that! I have a handful of posts switched over now, including this one, but the rest (& my archives) might take a few weeks.

  7. Phew!!! I'm so glad you got it back to working, I was needing an Addie fix! ;) Love the tea party idea, and I REALLY wish I was there to have a lovely tea with you!!! Miss you tons!

  8. So sweet! I love how you wore the dress and the little tea table set up is just too cute!


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