Stripes and flowers

Happy July everyone! I know, it’s halfway through the month, but I haven’t done a blog post yet this month, so I thought I’d say it anyway.

I went out shopping on 4th of July weekend and found some good deals at Ross and Marshall’s that I thought I’d share with y’all.

This Anne Klein skirt was only $13.99 on clearance at Ross. Whoohoo. I saw another striped skirt before I left that was only $10.99 regular price. I almost bought that instead, but you just can’t beat the quality of this Anne Klein skirt over the more cheaply made t-shirt material thin cotton skirt I thought of getting instead. That one was cute, but I decided to go with the better quality of this one.

And this shirt, though! I was admiring it when it was full price at the Marshall’s close to me, then just happened to spot it at another one a month or so down the road on clearance for only $10. Yes, please! Check out those cute floral details on the sleeves of this Kim & Cami tie front top.

The big asymmetrical stripes make a bold statement, while the florals add a softer feminine touch.

Also, the gold sandals are from Ross. Less than $15. Good deals are my jam!

We went to one of the historical houses in Portland to do this shoot, and it was packed because they were having a car show. We walked around a bit, took a few photos out back, then switched to a quieter historical house located in Troutdale. Much easier to do photos without the crowds.

I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead. Happy shopping!

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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Addicted to Details

I tend to be a detail oriented person. I find that when I’m taking pictures, I’m always looking up close trying to show the person looking at my photos the amazing little details I’m seeing in real life. When I go off to take photos with my son, I notice he is more likely to look at the bigger picture. The overall view. Not that that means either of us doesn’t occasionally do the opposite, just that, in general, I’m looking at the details and he’s looking at the whole picture.

If you’re like me, you’ll find yourself amazed at the close up view of a flower or bug, or even a wall. Sometimes, I find myself thinking how different life would look if I was a tiny person sitting in the middle of a flower. Yeah, I’m that crazy. I used to love Thumbelina and The Borrowers books when I was growing up. Imagining what life would be like if I was a little tiny person in a world of bigger people…

Come, follow me through a world of amazing details!

 

At home, when the heating pipes made noises, I imagined a tiny person was in there skipping with a rope. The fantasy world of tiny things became my escape. ~ Willard Wigan Quote

At home, when the heating pipes made noises, I imagined a tiny person was in there skipping with a rope. The fantasy world of tiny things became my escape. ~ Willard Wigan Quote

 

Unfurling ~ I can just imagine a tiny version of myself sitting in the middle of this flower.

Unfurling ~ I can just imagine a tiny version of myself sitting in the middle of this flower with the red spot in the middle as my throne.

 

They see me rollin'

They see me rollin’

 

Feather shimmer

Feather shimmer

 

After the rain

After the rain

 

Queen Anne's Lace - details from the side view

Queen Anne’s Lace – details from the side view

 

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