Young Pilgrims

Emeryville, California is a little over one square mile of urban flatlands and landfill wedged between Oakland and Berkeley. Packed within the tiny area are an abundance of regional parks and trails that follow the Bay's edge. It is one of my favorite places to take a stroll with my cup of coffee in hand, ready for the occasional adventure with Matty. 

Sunday was a gloriously beautiful day. Flowers were in bloom and the sky was an eerie gray. The ground was muddy (see last picture), but the grass was so vibrant that I couldn't resist running around. And I think these photographs are a fitting contrast to my adventures with night photography.

Feeling somewhat nostalgic, my outfit choice is inspired by my childhood obsession with Blossom. Her floral dresses and hats--such quintessential 1990's staples--somehow have made it into my wardrobe over the past year or so.  And I am quite happy about that.

Dress: Thirfted
Shoes: Thrifted
Tights: H&M
Hat: Vintage, Thrifted
Purse: 1960's Vintage


Steffy's Pro's and Con's :

you may have just killed me with cuteness. i loveeeee the setting for these pictures! and the matching bag to the flowers just tops it off. great hat, great dress, you are so cute!

<3 steffy

FutureLint :

That dress is so pretty and I am totally jealous of the flowers! We still have like 2 feet of snow!

Carys :

This is such a beautiful location, I love it! The photographs are amazing too, as is the co-ordination of the bag and the scenery!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Jenni :

Love the Blossom inspiration! Your dress is adorable. Ah, I miss greenery... All we have are palm trees. >D

Rachel :

Stunning! It looks so beautiful there, and your outfit matches it wonderfully!

Laura :

these pictures are gorgeous! i love your dress!! and that bag is just too cute!


HoneyBunny :

wow, how beautiful are these photos! love the dress too! <3

Stef / Diversions :

Blossom! I'd forgotten all about her :D Love the florals and that field of flowers! :)

Maria Ramona :

i got to say you look much cuter than Blossom ever did-- beautiful shots. thanks for reminding me how pretty it is over there!

Meghan :

haha my bf called my similar hat a blossom hat... you look great though, beautiful photos!

Ber. :

these pics are lovely!
loving the colors here!

gee :

absolulty the perfect setting.
i love all the makes my rainy dreary day here a lil better!!! :)
have a wonderful week.

Kayla :

I want to be in that field of flowers.

Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

Green Tea and Cupcakes :

Beautiful dress and backdrop for these photos. I love the yellow bag as well it all looks amazning.

Annebeth :

those bright yellow flowers and that beautiful yellow bag, this is just a vision of happy spring!

Diana Smith :

I love that yellow purse! The dress goes so well with it!

Jocelyn :

Hey Jennifer, thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm sure if you have basic sewing skills, you could make that clutch. I am SUCH a beginner when it comes to sewing!

Your blog looks so fun. What beautiful pictures. I'm loving that bright yellow bag!

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) :

I love how this set of photos turned out, the floral pattern of your dress with the field of flowers is so perfect!

I totally had a Blossom Hat too, a black one with a huge sunflower. It's all coming back as the 90s are 'vintage chic' now.

Signorina Christina :

The pics are sooooo colourful!!!!!! :D


northwest is best :

Wow, great photos and great outfit! The 1990s are definitely going to start becoming more retro. Someone handed me a flyer for a 1990s club night.

Monica :

AMAZING PHOTO SHOOT! I love the yellow purse in the felid of daisies, or flowers! So pretty.

Lynn :

Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog!
I really like your outfit, especially the dress and the hat! Following you ;) X.

Rebeccak :

Oh gosh! The scenery is magic! These photos are ssccrreeaammming spring!

islabell :

AHH! your dress is adorable. i love that last photo. it looks like you should be holding a dainty tea cup r something. i had no idea emeryville was so pretty. it's a place i totally overlook....never again

Michal :

Wow I just love these shots! The colors are so vibrant & you look awesome!