Sunday, July 1, 2012
Back to Basics
______This outfit was put together after reading this post over at Joyful Outfits! The lovely Joyce challenged her readers to dress up the basic but lovely combination of a white t-shirt and a black skirt. It's been quite some time since I've actually worn a white shirt and black skirt together, so it was fun to finally play around with them again! Is it embarrassing to say that I actually had to make a trip to TJ Maxx to buy a plain white shirt for this? Yeah, I'm lacking a bit in the basics department... but now I can finally cross that off my to do list and say that I have one. I had a few outfits in mind for dressing up this ensemble but settled for this one here--basically, lots of gold accessories and a zebra clutch for a punch of pattern.
______After taking these pictures and arriving home, my mother and I spotted this teeny-tiny baby birdy hopping ever so awkwardly in our yard. He was so precious and so still! And so vulnerable. He would have been so easy to catch.
______No, I wasn't planning on eating him.
______...Well, I would be lying if I said I didn't at least consider it. He would have made a lovely nugget.
______I jest. I had no intentions of feasting anything but my eyes and my lens upon this tiny wonder. All I wanted to do to this little fellow was take some pictures of him. He made for a fabulous model, probably 'cause he was scared stiff with the thought that I was a dinosaur who was about to eat him. His mother, who I soon noticed was nearby and flapping around rather angrily, probably thought the same thing about me; thus, I left the two to reunite after a few final parting shops. As soon as I was out of view, the tiny bird and its flustered mother hopped toward a shrubbery, disappearing into its shrubbery-ness.
______(Yes, I took a picture of his feathered booty. Haters gonna hate.)
Top: TJ Maxx
Gladiator sandals: via Endless
Necklace: Wet Seal
Earrings: Charming Charlie's
Clutch: won via WalkTheSand giveaway