Fashion

Pushing Daisies

One of my absolute favorite shows is Pushing Daisies, and to anyone who has never seen it, I say: stop reading this post, find the show, and watch it. I don’t care if you have to beg, borrow, or steal it (okay… probably don’t steal it), you must watch it! Especially if you’re fond of modern fairytales that are charming, colorful, quirky, and just all-around good.

The main girl in the show, Charlotte Charles, aka “Chuck” is one of my biggest style idols, and has been ever since I started watching the show. She has that perfect modern-retro look, and I would wear any of the outfits she wears on the show. Especially this, this, and this.

So today, I was quite pleased that this outfit looked very much like something Chuck might wear. And aside from being inspired by Chuck, I am also participating in Jess and Salazar’s Style Imitating Art this week, AND I stole Jess’s idea to wear a scarf as a belt. Although the latter was more like I remembered that I did that last year because she did it and looked pretty fantastic, so I had to do it again.

Mr. Owl and I discovered an Elementary school nearby that I am sure will be used in many upcoming outfit shoots. There are so many places to take pictures there! With its variety of locations, from the brick walls of the school to the long parade of whitewashed window frames, to the cement courtyard to the playground to the flowers, I think we’ll be able to take quite a few pictures there during the summer without ever repeating a location. I was incredibly excited about all the possiblities; I am not yet brave enough to have Mr. Owl take pictures of me in more public locations– the most we’ve ever done is the side of a road in the evening–, so to find a place that will most likely be empty for the summer and has so many good places to photograph… is super exciting.

And I just can’t resist the daisies that were growing there. Just as we were about to leave the school, I decided that it would be a good idea to hop into the middle of the flowerbed of daisies and pretend I was one of them.

Let me tell you, it is absolutely impossible to be anything but happy when you are standing in the middle of a bunch of daisies that are nearly as tall as you. I felt like I was in a fairytale.

And then I started to hear cars drive by and car doors slam and I wondered if someone would come up and get upset at me for standing in the middle of the daisies. And then I wondered if we could get charged for that. You know, like some sort of defacement of public property? Only it would be… slight smooshing of public daisies?

I don’t know what I would do if we ever got yelled at or shooed away for taking pictures somewhere. Have any of you ever gotten turned away from a location, or discovered and yelled at? The worst I’ve ever gotten was one day when we were near a road and some guy yelled out of the window of his bus something about “… your girlfriend!”

I think it was some sort of weird catcall.

{Thrifted} Dress:  $9.99 | Shoes: $5.99 | Scarf:  $0.99
{Gift} Ring | Earrings
{Total}  $16.97

And do you see the look on my face up there? That look is me wondering if the noise I heard coming from the school was a horde of zombies about to burst forth and devour me. This is what happens when locations are secluded and Mr. Owl starts talking about scary things. I like to say I’m not scared of monsters, but if a zombie ever came after me, let’s just say I would be abandoning these heels and acquiring a flame-thrower fast.

On that happy note, have a wonderful Monday!

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Side note: I think Mr. Owl looks a little bit like Ned (the main man in Pushing Daisies). Oh, my heart. Mr. Owl is just the perfect blend of Doctor Who, Ned, and Mr. Rochester. *swoon.*