Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lomo (and digital) Adventures - Lands End

Golden Gate Bridge

The very, very first time I went to San Francisco my boyfriend took me to this really nice little park called Lands End. It was literally the first thing I did after I landed (well, besides In N Out) and I haven't been back since. This past Tuesday was a pretty magical day. In fact, it might be the day I'll mark down as my favorite in all of my San Francisco history. It was hot. Like, 90s hot. And it stayed that way through the night. No fog, no mist, no wind. Just perfect East Coast summer weather, minus most of the humidity. It was a total freak show day because of course it's back to grey cold windy miserableness. But, in honor of the sun, I made mint lemonade. (a lazy recipe of sorts to come) and we went bak to Lands End for a crystal clear view of the Golden Gate Bridge. It's was perfect.



Lands End



Lands End





Westley

I'm wearing some tapestry flats from etsy and a 30s pink voile dress from ebay. There's a panel of horizontal pintucks all through the center and little lacey bits around the arms and neckline. It was cheap, but there were some issues - an unfinished hem and terrible blue ink stains all around the arms... After soaking it for 3 days in hot oxy clean baths the ink came up and I finallly got around to fixing the hem on Monday night. It's a size too big, but I don't care one bit!

31 comments:

Carys said...

That dress is beautiful, and these photos are amazing!! What a brilliant Ebay find indeed!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Tien said...

I really, really want to steal your pup. The color of the dress is beautiful on you. What great photos! I'm looking for a lomo now! Thanks for the ideas.

I can't believe how hot it was on Tuesday and today it's 61. The thermometer inside my apt read 96, and outside, it registered at 101. I already miss the warm nights.

Jessica said...

Dream dress, I'd say! Such a good save!! These photos are beauutt-i-full and you look as lovely as can be, miss! xx

Paige said...

beautiful photos! i love you outfit :)

Lexie, Little Boat said...

ooo thanks for the tip on hot oxyclean for inkstains! that dress would have been awful to let go!

Liz said...

Beautiful shots. They make me happy.

Roxanne Rosensteel said...

That sounds like the loveliest day! And you look beautiful. Your outfit is inspiring me to wear something light and floaty.
I am growing weary of this bay area cold. . . though I usually love it. Anyways this reminds me of my weekend in SF as well, it was one of my best trips, eating at Tartine and bumming around a little park.
I hope you are well my dear!

Kennedy said...

look at how cute you are!

Anniina said...

Beautiful photos, I love the colour of your dress. :-)

reckless daughter said...

great photos and that dress is a little dream!

Shelia Day said...

beautiful photos....the light is so perfect!

Liz said...

you and that pup were made for each other.

Love_Again said...

stunning photos! mint lemonade is so yum and refreshing.

Amber Blue Bird said...

Lovely photos and the hue of your dress is perfect.

Anonymous said...

Absurdly lovely photos! That first one of you and the Pacific -- ahh!

Also, as a former Californian (who now happily enjoys hot East Coast summers), I can tell you that September is the hottest month of the year, in North and South. Wildfire season. You have more days of cloudless (& I mean not a single cloud in the sky) dry heat ahead of you, I promise!

Sally Jane Vintage said...

These are all wonderful but Westley's face blowing in the wind is just killing me!

Mademoiselle Robot said...

Aaaw look at Wesley with his hair blowing in the wind, he looks so happy!

I am so sad I didn't get to come to California and meet you.

xxx

Jen Hammer said...

that dress is THE perfect shade of peach! I am absolutely in love with it. And your pictures, of course.

My name is Giacobba said...

beautiful photos, lovely dress

Toni Marie said...

I love that dress, really beautiful color! And it doesn't look too big at all, contrarily it looks perfect on you!

She Can't Decide said...

oh I think it looks fantastic! oxy clean is a miracle some times!

Sarah with an "h" said...

The pictures are beautiful and so is the dress! Now, I know what I need to do to buy cheap. Buy stained stuff and soak it in Oxy Clean. hehe Thanks for the lovely post.

:o)Sarah

Iulia Romana said...

OH,how lovely can be those photos ! The dog is really cute,and so is your dress :)
Huuugs >:D<

LUU H. said...

i have been in sf once, i knever imagined that it was THAT beautiful.

Ruby said...

WOw the dress appears to be worth the work and how fun that the stains came out. I will have to remember hot oxyclean baths for ink!
~Ruby
http://wroughtironstyle.wordpress.com/

RetroJetGirl said...

That dress is adorable, and so is your dog. Pics are too cute! :)

Hanna said...

such a cute dress! and the pictures are truly wonderful.

Hotcakes said...

great shots of the golden gate bridge :) i miss san francisco :(

nel said...

so beautiful. i need to get up there more (i'm in Santa Cruz).

miau said...

oh the first picture is beautiful!

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

What a gorgeous dress! And your pictures have such a lovely dreamy quality to them.

I'm always so excited to find other Boston bloggers :o)

- Ana
http://www.ToilTroubleStyle.com

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