I love looking through old family photographs. Although my parents have quite an impressive collection, my favorite pictures are of my mom and dad during the 1960s. Both were teenagers and their most memorable experiences as young adults were often captured on film. I must admit that my mom was a total babe. She had wavy black hair and an impressive collection of prairie dresses and heels (I wish she kept every piece of clothing for me). Looking back on these photographs, I can see parallels between my life as a creative 26 year-old and my mother's life as an outspoken young adult.

Inspired by the 1960s, I incorporated my floral crown into my outfit. This amazing dress- purchased from Static Vintage in the Haight/Ashbury District- is my new favorite piece for the Spring. Its short length, baby blue color, and floral detailing is perfect for the warmer weather. And the basket purse is a dream. I thrifted it many years ago for only a $1.00!

I wanted my pictures to mirror the grainy quality of my parent's photographs. I experimented with the settings on my camera to (hopefully) achieve a quality reminiscent of 1960s pictures. It was quite a lot of fun to frolic through the woods with my floral crown. I felt like a 1960s forest nymph. Are you inspired by old family photos as well?

Dress: Vintage, via Static Vintage
Floral Crown: Made by Me
Belt: Thrifted
Purse: Vintage, Thrifted
Shoes: Vintage, taken from our vintage shop
Listening to: Hello Goodbye/ The Beatles
All photographs by the talented Noelle San Souci.


Kirstin Marie :

This is so lovely. Your photos do have a 1960s vibe with this outfit, but it's totally awesome. I love going thru old pictures too. It's really fun to see the way things were once before.

Steffys Pros and Cons :

i love love that dress, and i love the yellow belt paired with the yellow flowers! amazing, always!

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Christy :

Oh, I love looking through my mom's old photos! Glad to see you also find inspiration in pictures of your parents when they were younger!

I love this outfit: blue and yellow are always a wonderful combo that screams spring. And I can't believe you bought that purse for only $1! I need to channel some of your thriftiness the next time I go shopping. ;)


Love the look of old photos and you did such a fantastic job capturing that mood here -love! And that dress is just heavenly, love it with the yellow belt + floral crown. xx veronika

Marisa Violeta :

I love to see old photos of my parents too. There's one where my mom is wearing a beautiful 70s blue dress and my dad is looking at her, smiling a lot and wearing bell bottom pants. I find that photo truly beautiful but funny at the same time :D
And you look so beautiful in those photos, that dress is really lovely!

jessie :

i absolutely love these pictures girl! they're fantastic. and yes, looking at old family photos is always inspirational. i actually just scanned a bunch in of my mom this past weekend. definite similarities in style.

Nicole✗✗ :

That dress is soo beautiful! I love the color and detail at the bottom!!

Two Happy Hearts :

lovely photos - i love the outcome of the 60s feel! and that floral headpiece is perfection. i'm attempting to make one soon for a "garden party" :)
this is such a cute post. especially since you were inspired from your mom's adorable 60s outfits!

Pink Rock and Fashion :

Beautiful dress and lovely pics in the forest!

Life by Wyetha :

I love that dress, when I was younger, my mom had something just like. It reminds me of summer.

Lydia :

Awesome pics. Totally looks like they're from the 60's. I love the bottom of this dress, so pretty.

Shy, Chesterfield :

these pictures totally capture what you were going for. They are beautiful! I'd so love to see some of those inspirational pics from the 60's!


Maria Ramona :

can i just be your number one fan for a minute and say I adore these pics!!! so pretty, soft and you've totally captured that hazy 60s vibe I love so much. always in awe of you and Annalise's sheer output of beautiful photos.

would love to see what your mama looked like (maybe a "vintage mom" post coming up soon? :) )

Stevia :

pretty pretty pictures
and I love the color and the cut of your dress!


Beatrice :

oh my. you seriously have some of the best vintage dresses!! this one is so pretty. I so wish I could go vintage shopping with you! I feel like you would be good luck! ^,^

Michal :

Amazing dress as always. I want to go thrifting with you! You consistently wear the most amazing dresses You definitely achieved the 60s quality with these shots- they look absolutely awesome. i love how you use your mom as inspiration. you should post some of those old photos of your parents!

Paper Doll Vintage :

You look sooo pretty!

I have nominated you for the Versatile Bloggers Award :) Hope you are having a great week!


Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage :

Soooo pretty, the flowers in your hair are inspiring!
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gee :

my mother was a babe back in the day too. i always tell her we would not be friends if i went to high school with her bc i was a nerd. hahaha. ;)

yet again, you wow us with another beautiful dress.
the baby blue looks beautiful on you Jennifer!
have a wonderful day.. <3

Courtney :

Love this dress,looks great on you! xx

Erika :

I absolutely adore the flower headpiece! You look fantastic as always, and these are such pretty photos!

Kathleen :

Your dress is perfection! I love the 60's quality of these photos too, the light is amazing.

Lottie :

this is stunning!

Amber Blue Bird :

The photos themselves are beautiful but your outfit takes the cake for me. The whole look from head to toe is stellar

Ashlee :

looking lovely as always!
wish we would have ran into you at the flea market. we got there later than we expected because of the crazy amount of traffic!

stephanie [the merry way] :

BEYOND beautiful dress, belt, hairpiece - YOU - everything!

Pink Penguin :

I adore your dress, the floral trim is sooo pretty! I can't believe it was such a bargain! <3 xxx

Cole :

Such a lovely outfit! That dress is wonderful! You should post some pictures of your mom, I'm sure we'd all love to see her style.
By the way, do you wear your flower wreath all day or just for pictures?

elanor, :

that dress and flower head piece are so charming. darling as always. <3 thanks for adding me to your links as well! you two are so sweet.



Lovely outfit! I love the 60's vibe that you tried to emulate. It definitely worked. And I love that dress! It seems so perfect for the spring, especially paired with that bag. I totally agree with going through old photographs. It's kind of making me want to develop my photos now. Too bad it's so expensive!

Dakota :

These are so so gorgeous!! I love the aged look the photos have; definitely a sun-soaked 60s woodland vibe. And your flower crown in beautiful!

My mother was a hardcore punk in the late 70s and early 80s; she looked awesome, though I can't say I'll be copying her technicolor cropped hair and combat boots myself, hehe.

Zelina Garza :

i love the vintage feel to your photos.

Monique :

Lovely getup lady. I love old family photos. I have a ton that I'd like to scan but I want to scan them on a high resolution scanner. My parents were also in their teens in the 60s. Awesome photos lady. I know what you mean about the grainy feel.

GretchTM :

I love the color of your dress. It's so pretty!!

Jordan :

I love this outfit and the background of your blog! So amazing.

NodToStyle :

your pictures are absolutely stunning....and they make me miss the bay area!

Mrs Vintage :

Wow, hello from Hong Kong. First time stop by yr blog!! I love yr every vtg outfits in yr blog. I Have followed you, do you mind follow my blog as well?

Cheers/Mrs Vintage


jamie :

this was such a cool post dear.. and you look very adorable as always! the photos are amazing!

Megan Hattie :

love the flower veil! so lovely Jen! The quality of the photos is perfect. You should post some of the pictures of your parents :)

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Very Beautiful!!! nice flower! nice outfit.... you look like a fairy :D I started following your blog coz its awesome ! is it okay for you to follow back ?? if its okay ?? thankyou! :) take care and godbless!

islabell :

yes! these pictures look like total 60's print...and its a nice touch that your listening to the beetles.

The wee buttons and pleating on that dress are devine. It's so dainty i love it.

I had such fun getting drinks with you ladys. We should do that more often! Be sure to let me know about Sunday too.


The Attic People :

Gorgeous dress and such pretty scenery :)

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) :

Would love if you posted some of your family photos some time! I'm inspired more by the vernacular photos I find versus family photos... mainly because the ones I have are from the 80s.

Love the blue & yellow combo. The floral dress is wonderful too, I should consider shortening a few of my dresses.

Christina :

Pretty dress! Woah, you guys are on the hot vintage tip up here. I'm still trying to figure out where to shop - where are the good flea markets???

maggeygrace :

These pictures are absolutely perfect. The 1960's vibe is definitely strong in these pictures. I loveee them!!!!!! I am inspired by them!

Cheray Natalie :

Love the style of these photos! And your floral crown is just sooo gorgeous!! <3
I love looking at my parents photos! They had the most incredible clothing & outings with their friends

Lucy, Dear Fish :

I love these photos. You look like you've just been transplanted out of a hippie picnic, in the most wonderful way!
My parents don't have too many old photos. I have a few of them travelling through Africa and they are amazing; it seems they did lots of lounging about outside their landrover, wearing batik prints and drinking out of tin cans!
I had a sneaky look for those shoes in your etsy shop but I didn't see them, so someone must have snapped them up before me! Le sigh.

Victoria / Justice Pirate :

this is such a gorgeous dress. That is really cool to look through photographs of parents. I love doing that too.