Saturday, December 10, 2011

Play Time

Do you remember when you were a kid and you loved to play just for the sake of fun?  No goal, no agenda... just fun.

I did that today.  I woke up early, put on a pretty red dress I bought yesterday at Savers for $6, went to a secluded park and braved the cold for a fun photoshoot.  I really enjoyed myself.

Thoughts?






The shoes, you may remember, were a gift last month from Loren.

The photos, of course, were taken by me, all by myself, with a tripod.

26 comments:

  1. I would have used a camera! ;-)

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  2. Awwwww Ally my dahlin' ... gorgeous gorgeous ... I love it, you look fabulous.

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  3. OMG! I love these pics. You look so happy and the dress is cute. And I will never grow out of dressing up! haha

    Jessica

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  4. Wow, that is commitment: Waking up early, going just for a photo shoot and wearing a summer dress in the cold.
    Totally paid off though cause the background is great and the poses are so fun. The dress is super cute.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  5. Too bad it was cold... You look like you were having a great time! Glad the pictures don't lie about that!

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  6. Aww your look like you're having so much fun! But brr! Kudos for braving the cold. I know it's gotta be chilly out there. Nothing like a red dress to make you feel glamorous, huh?

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  7. I love it! It's great to see you venturing beyond your backyard.

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  8. Great shoot! A little bit of summer in these cold days. The dress is lovely, you look great in it.

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  9. Yes, Diana, "venturing beyond [my] backyard" was a big part of the thrill. I wanted desperately to be outdoors so I could jump and play like a kid. Certainly, it took courage for me to carry my girly stuff to the park and shoot there.

    And yes it was cold! But I was so excited I didn't even feel it in my summer dress.

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  10. Gorgeous! However, eek I'm super cold. You are braving that weather like a champ. The color of the dress is so festive and the shoes are a perfect match.

    -Jaz
    http://summerlilacs.blogspot.com/

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  11. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.
    The color red and dots are so fun, and it's looks like you're having just that. The jump is perfection. You rock.

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  12. I feel like a jerk for not commenting lately. I've been reading as usual, but keeping quiet because of time constraints. First, I'm so glad you enjoyed the dress I sent. I NEVER would have thought it would look so adorable with green! Its so mermaid-esque, especially with the gold shoes. I mean, really great color combo you put together. But I knew that you would. You've got a good eye for styling bright colors.
    The top picture of this post is SO SO SO joyful, I smiled just looking at it. Its so lovely and happy. I sincerely hope that you were as happy as you look in the photo.

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  13. i have those days too when i just want to relax and do something just because! glad you had fun :)!

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  14. Very cute! And brave! When dreams come true, it feels like magic! :)

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  15. You know, Ally - I think it may be time for you to get yourself a very smart and stylish coat. The winter light is very beautiful and would make for some more lovely outdoor photos ;)

    I've got to echo Diana. Glad to see you outside, being yourself.

    That red dress is the cutest.

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  16. Fuzzy, thanks for the suggestion. You know, by coincidence, I came to the same conclusion this week. I went to Savers Friday (when I bought this dress) specifically to look for a cute coat. They didn't have any, except for a nice PINK leather jacket that, as much as I loved it, I couldn't imagine when I could wear it. For fashion, I want something big and fluffy, like expensive coats I saw at Fox's in Huntington Village last week but for less money.

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  17. very nice pics and dress. i really love the first shot. so feminine!

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  18. You take such good photos Ally! I love the dress, it is a perfect match for those shoes. Glad to see you out having fun, everyone needs to do that once in awhile.

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  19. Cuuuute! I hope you don't catch a cold (she said, sniffling into a cup of ginger tea with honey)...

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  20. How very cute - i like your pictures and i MUST SAY you have the greatest legs and I NEED to get me a camera....
    Lorena

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  21. OMG that dress was six bucks?! How come my Savers never has adorable dresses like this in stock?!

    You look ADORABLE!!

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  22. I love the how much fun you are having!! You look great & these photos are awesome.

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  23. That is really adorable. :) Not in a dorky way, I know people have weird ideas about the words adorable or cute, but "adorable" is the first word that springs to mind.

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  24. These pictures are superb! So much fun! I think you've found the perfect dress for Loren's shoes! :)

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  25. That first pic made me smile so big. I LOVE THAT DRESS. It's vintagey and modern at the same time. Totally looks like something you could have paid $60 for from Mod Cloth...cannot believe how lucky you got finding it for $6!!! Aaaaaand...you went to a park!! You are seriously making the moves towards stepping out and presenting in public...wow!

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