Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Stripes and Sunflowers

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These photos are a few weeks old, but posting them now gives me the chance to relive a perfect afternoon! My dear friend Rusty came home for a few days, and I felt so lucky to spend some time with him. We were determined to take photos in this big sunflower field – and we got there just in time. Most of the sunflowers were past their prime, but we managed to find a section of late-bloomers... which is sort of appropriate for Rusty and me, actually. We've talked about (and bonded over) how we each have needed a bit more time than other people might in order to find our place and our stride. But once we find it, we tend to bloom beautifully.

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After spending the golden hour amongst golden flowers, we enjoyed a delicious dinner at a pizzeria Rusty recommended. I could (and often do) spend hours catching up with Rusty when we've been apart. Although I have a fairly large circle of acquaintances from the theatre community, it's rare for me to find such a supportive friend with whom I connect so deeply. Three of my closest theatre friends aren't living in Rochester right now, so what time I do get to spend with them is precious. Rusty recently figured out that he's a fellow Highly Sensitive Person, and I love being able to relate to him on that level, too. I wish he was here all the time, but he's off doing wonderful things with an equally wonderful theatre company down in Virginia. I'm so proud of everything he's accomplishing, and I'm grateful to know that he feels the same way about what I'm doing here.
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Sammi's Outfit Details
Vamp top: Pinup Girl Clothing (other colors here)
Striped Jenny Skirt: Pinup Girl Clothing (similar)
Boater hat: Pinup Girl Clothing
Flats: Aerosoles
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Rusty's Outfit Details
Shirt: Gap (similar)  ||  Hat: Gap (similar)
Shorts: Forever 21
Shoes: Converse

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Have a lovely Wednesday!


  1. Gorgeous spot for an outfit shoot. I love sunflowers so much. They're like smiles on a stem, if you ask me. I really like your outfit here. Mint green + B&W stripes feel powerfully fresh. Very cool styling, sweet Sammi.

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

  2. Hooray! The return of Rusty! Hope he's been well - it's so fun when you have him (and other pals) pose with you. What a great backdrop - late in season or not! Glad you got to reunite with Rusty. It's hard having friends who are far away

  3. Aha, The Lovely Rusty is back! You both look fabulouso!!! Glad you have such a close bond!x

  4. Gorgeous photos, gorgeous outfit, and I love hearing the story that goes along with this post. So wonderful to be able to friends you are so connected with.

  5. These are such beautiful photos, and I love seeing beautiful friendship in them! I'm so glad you were able to visit with Rusty! You both look fantastic!

    Kristina |

  6. Gorgeous photos, I love the sunflower background and the sun that seems to be setting :) Now that it's full on autumn over here, it's so nice to look at such summery photos!

  7. I am completely in love with all of these photos! What a gorgeous location and your outfit is darling!



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