Underneath The Acorn Tree

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

"You really like the far-away photos don't you?" Mom asked me over lunch a few days ago, upon me  showing her the above photo. 
"I have both! I just like the look of them," is probably close to how I responded.
"I just like the ones where I can see your face."
"But it isn't about my face, it's about the clothes."
And it really is. I think so many people associate having a blog filled primarily with photos of yourself means that it is more or less about you, and while obviously this blog is about me, and my life, and whatever, it is more so about the food, or the clothes, or the photography, or the story. And the reason I like the "far-away" photos is because I feel like they tell a greater part of the story. They create a feel, a sense of surrounding, a touch of drama. Ultimately I want my photos to tell you a story, to paint you a picture. I want my photos to be about the clothes, and I guess to a minimal extent, about me, but more than anything I want them to, for just a split second, transport you somewhere other than your screen. So today, you are joining me underneath this gorgeous acorn tree. Get ready for the fall feels.











DRESS C/O SWEET AND SOUR VINTAGE :: PSYCHIC SISTER BELT :: TARGET TIGHTS :: MODCLOTH SHOES :: GOODY HEADBAND

I had a lot of fun taking these photos. I had the time, I had the light...things were perfect. And even though there were three very unhappy wasps buzzing about me and the tree, none of them decided to sting me for invading their space, thank goodness. There is something really invigorating about finding the perfect spot to shoot an outfit, and I must say that I think I nailed it with this one. This dress is already so special to me, and I knew I needed to find a location worthy of its beautiful uniqueness. In case you were wondering, it is handmade by the lovely ladies of Sweet and Sour Vintage (find the Insta here), out of vintage fabric. Natalie designs all the pieces and sources the fabric, and then Kathi sews the sweet pieces. It is thick, and yellow (my favorite, in case you're new around here), and fits like a dream. Plus, that green zipper? Sold. It was my mom's idea to pair it with the blue striped belt, and I am so thrilled she suggested it. I think I fit into my acorn tree perfectly. In fact, I may move in. I can fit in that little hole with all those acorns, right? Maybe in my dreams.

6 comments:

  1. SO cute! I love blue and yellow together - good choice on the belt, Mom!

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    1. Thank you! Mom definitely gets a gold star for the belt, for sure!
      ♡Mariah Alysz

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  2. Yay fall! I can't wait for the trees to completely turn and be awesome. I love your hair, here, and I agree about the belt. It's super cute! I also agree about how great it feels to find the perfect spot, and to have everything go well, specifically the lighting. One of the things I love about fall is that it can turn an ok photo spot into an amazing one just because of the colors of the trees.

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    1. Thank you so much Sara (omg so late in responding)
      Fall is absolutely fantastic for transforming boring landscapes, I completely agree!
      Hopefully by now you've gotten your trees to turn, haha
      Best,
      Mariah Alysz ♡

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  3. LOVE. So much love! I love the far away shots, and you are really inspiring me photography wise! I wish I was able to wander further away from home to get great shots like you do, but even in our yard I can still do little things to improve and make it more interesting!
    I totally think yellow is a fall color! Yellow is a year-round color to me... but that might be because I'm starting to think it's my new favorite color. You look gorgeous! AND I LOVE YOUR NEW HAIR!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Kristina!!
      It is always so weird for me to be told my photography is inspiring, because I always turn to others (like yourself) for inspiration as to what I could do differently or try next time.
      And yellow is for sure my favorite color, so I try to do it year-round as well. Mustard makes it pretty easy in fall and winter. I just wish there were more yellow things in the world.
      Best,
      Mariah Alysz ♡

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