Sunday, July 14, 2013

Summer Breeze

My first shoot since we've arrived here in Marin County. Aaron has been taking me on a ton of hikes. There are so many neat places for shoots, my mind has been riddled with excitement for the blog! It's also been tremendously hot! 

Summer is certainly here, and I've really been loving every minute of it. If I'm not painting, I'm outside soaking in the sun!

I found this dress about a year ago at a local Salvation Army and really loved it, but it was just too big for me. It also had arms to it that I wasn't quite fond of, so I altered it! I really loved how it came out!

dress {thrifted & altered}
purse {thrifted}
sandals {payless}
bracelet {seattle}
earrings {H&M}

Of course I had to take a quick snap of Aaron, as he was looking particularly groggy during our shoot!

I was finally able to wear this adorable vintage looking dress I bought a year or so ago for my brothers wedding. It's nice to know I'm able to dress it down and make it a little more casual.

I paired it with my cropped jean jacket, an old belt, and these cute sandals that I've had forever!

I really loved this old railroad area. It curved beautifully, Aaron wasn't quite able to catch that on this shoot, but we'll definitely be going back for another shoot here at some point, it's just too pretty not to!

dress {forever21}
belt {myske}
sandals {payless}
jean jacket {thrifted}
purse {modcloth}

xox, a modern dame


  1. I love that first dress. Great job on altering it. The pattern is gorgeous.


  2. Melanie, how Darling is that black Dress with th embroidery? You look phenomenal in it. Also that pink flow Dress is the perfect choice for summer days :-)

    Following you now via Bloglovin :-)