I never, ever wear pink.  It's just not my color.  However, I got a last minute invite to a party this past weekend and needed something festive to wear.  So to avoid the usual Adrienne outfit of all black or various shades of gray, I went on the hunt for something that was still "me", but a bit brighter and a tad more festive. 

Dress: via Nasty Gal , Bad ass snake bracelet, also Nasty Gal

and to keep warm since it was, oh, 30+ degrees out, I wore this fantastic power shoulder blazer by Funktional

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I am trying to get better with the outift photos.  It's really like pulling teeth to get my boyfriend to take them though!  But, you get the idea. 

Happy Holidays to everyone!  See ya soon!



Old New York

Oh haaaaaaaay!

I'm still super busy being nerdy and taking tons of photos and researching which cameras I'd like to buy, however, I did manage to jet up to New York for the Thanksgiving holiday for a little break.  My mother and I stayed with my sister and co. for almost a week, and while it was awesome to get away, I sure am excited to be back in Atlanta.  

So we started off our holiday with a quick visit to Little Italy and Chinatown, until I had to make a run for it because Chinatown smells terrible, and I came close to getting sick more than once.  All of that fish just sitting out...ugh.  So after that, my mom forced me to Times Square so she could find some New York themed gifts for her friends at work.  I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before, but I cannot stand Times Square.  I used to live in NY, I am not a tourist, therefore I have no desire or patience to deal with all of the people that lurk around there.  We did however manage to snap a few quick photos before I got too bitter...

(photo via Polaroid Spectra w/ expired 990 film)

jeans: thrifted Miss Sixty, bag: oooold Express, leather jacket: vintage, sequin top: Nasty Gal, glasses: UO

I loved these shiny mosaic horseys, found at the 5th Ave. subway stop

I find this really horrifying, more so in person..

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Meanwhile, back in Queens...

I noticed this old church in Astoria, Queens while taking a walk around with my mom.  It's near my old apartment off of 31st Ave, but I never really took the time to notice it before.  and although you can't quite see all of the details because of the overexposure, I love the way the way my Spectra captured it.  

view from my sister's kitchen window in Astoria, on Thanksgiving Day

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We also had time to fit in several touristy adventures, since my mom lives for that sort of thing...

Calvary Cemetary in Queens

I know it may seem a bit morbid, but this place really was quite lovely once you get out and walk around all of the thousands of graves that must be there.  I think it may be the largest cemetary in the US, and is really mindblowing.  (photo is a triple exposure done w/ my vintage ciro-flex and expired konica film)

Wintuk girl in Times Square

this girl...was crazy.  we actually went and saw the show that night though, and it was amazing.  it was my first Cirque du Soliel experience and I was LIVING FOR IT!  (taken w/ the ciro-flex & ilford xp2 super)

JUMP!  for really obnoxious advertising.  yikes.

times square, via ciro-flex & ilford xp2 super

Madison Square Frenzy

I managed to grab a double exposure w/ my ciro-flex of everything that was going on in Madison Square Garden, while we were waiting for Wintuk to start


this was the second day we were there.  I was so excited to go outside with my camera, and then here comes the mist and fog.  oh well..

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Wow!  I can't believe I finally got around to posting more consistently.  I'm trying to get better, really.  :)

So I've put together some really fun outfits lately and would love to show everyone, so this evening (after I color my faded roots), I will attempt to set up my Polaroid on a tripod and make something happen.  Wish me luck!



so much for dressing down

I am completely obsessed with dresses lately.  Which makes the fact that I don't own very many even worse.  However, I have been on the hunt, but it seems like everything I find is either too expensive (per usual), or sold out in my size.  Bummer.  I also tend to want the ones that I really have no business buying.  As in, I have no where to wear them to. 

Anyhow, here are my latest "ooooooohhhh" worth finds.  At least thats the sound I made when I saw them.  Partly because they're so pretty, and partly because I can't have them.

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(this one, I MUST have!)

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aaaaand I'm just going to stop with that one, because I'm so obsessed with it right now, I can only keep thinking about how awesome it is and how I have to figure out where I'm going to find the money to purchase it.  ugh!  I even have the perfect shoes for it too...

I'm done!  So hopefully I can get one or two of these before the holidays.  Meaning, before our fun filled trip to New Orleans with the all star crew of Homepark Atlanta.  I cannot wait!  However, my bank account is not too pumped about it.

In other news, I have another post coming in a day or so with some photos from my Thanksgiving New York trip (I know, I'm behind), and also some cute outfit photos from recent funtimes!

See you soon!


Fade to Black

I figured this little project deserved an entire post just to itself.

PolaPremium recently released some film for the Polaroid SX-70 that's never been seen before, called Fade to Black.  Of course being the massive nerd that I am, I ordered a pack of it immediately because it is also very limited.  Until yesterday, it had been chillin (literally, har har har) in my fridge for almost a month, so I decided to quit waiting for something exceptional to come along and just try it out while the light was nice.

and here you have it..


I took this photo of myself in our living room because it happened to be the right moment for it.  Then I scanned it 20 times during a 12 hour period in order to catch a lot of the color changes, because after 24 hours of taking the photo, it turns completely black. 

amazing right?!  I swear I am completely obsessed with this film and think it's the most beautiful thing ever.  I've already ordered 2 more packs to play with in the coming months. 

In other news, I took a recent trip to New York and took lots of fun photos, so I'll be sure to post those real soon.  I've been so busy lately I can hardly think or remember to eat. 

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Exciting happenings this week:
Tonight, 12/7 = shooting photos for an album booklet, with the help of photo genius Matt Odom
Friday, 12/11 = push pin photography show @ Tilt Coffee Shop in Castleberry Hill, Atlanta

see you all soon :)