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In the golden hour

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A couple of weekends ago, I went back to Edinburgh on a flying weekend visit. On the Saturday night we went for what was meant to be cocktails, but in the end ended up being just loads of South African cider because my preferred cocktail bar had sadly closed down and all the other cocktail places were incredibly busy for some reason. Anyway, that explains the comparative dressed-up-ness!

That dress really is short, for me anyway. When I’ve worn it before, I wore it with black tights which sort of neutralised the shortness a little bit, but this time I thought screw it and went for some new minty green tights instead, which I think goes beautifully with the colours of the dress, but of course does draw extra attention to my mega chunky thighs (really, Rebekah, you have got nothing on me in the thunder thights department). But I felt ok about them actually! The thing that probably bothered me most was that the tights were just a little big because I’d gone for the L over the M after a few experiences with some too small ones recently. You never know in advance with tights do you!

The photos were taken on Calton Hill, in the magical golden hour before sunset. They look so nice, don’t they? I think they may actually be my favourite outfit photos ever, even the blurry dark jumpy one. And in case you’re wondering why I am pointing at the little black grafitti, I’m not. There was a bit of air that you could see vibrate, like what happens when it’s really hot. I have no idea why that happened!

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Outfit stats: * dress – people tree * top under – ??? * shoes – charity shop * vintage bag – charity shop * ring – craft market vendor in Berlin *

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  • Veshoevius 13 April 2012, 7:42 am

    Beautiful photos! Love the light in these.
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  • Hazel 13 April 2012, 8:55 am

    Oh I love that last shot! It looks like such fun.
    I think the green tights look fab and I always think that tights mean that you can go as short with your skirt as you dare…
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  • StephC 13 April 2012, 11:02 am

    Gorgeous! Love the photos and your killer style!! (South African cider in an Edinburgh pub sounds fantastic to me. :))
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  • J 13 April 2012, 1:37 pm

    Oh, the dark blurry jumping photo must be one of the best photos ever! The dress is perfect with those tights, good for you for going for it!

  • Alexandra Thérèse 13 April 2012, 2:05 pm

    Love these Franca – the first, fourth and the final jumping shot are my favourite. I’m glad you went for the mint green tights because they really bring out the detail in the dress and black always looks great when contrasted. Jumping shots are such fun to do or shoot – I got my new canon 500d just before going on a school trip so I was playing with all the settings and kept getting two of my best friends to run and jump off things so I could get loads of action shots! The golden hour is beautiful for photos – catching those final rays before the sun goes down. Lovely.
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  • julia 13 April 2012, 3:26 pm

    Love all in this picture your outfit make up and the view.Your gorgeous.

  • Emily 13 April 2012, 6:55 pm

    The golden hour is such a wonderful time for photos! Speaking of which, your jump shot is really awesome. It looks more analog than digital. Good call wearing green tights with this dress. They look so good together. I have larger thighs too and am almost always self conscious about them. Lately, though, I have been trying to adopt the “screw it!” attitude 🙂
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  • Rebekah Jaunty 13 April 2012, 7:21 pm

    Cute! If you ever want to trade legs, just call me. 😉 I’m glad you didn’t feel self-conscious in your neat green tights. I’m slowly, slowly getting over my body hang-ups and trying to enjoy life more. I don’t know why it’s so hard.

  • Jennie 14 April 2012, 2:14 pm

    Dearest Franca,
    Stunning pictures, Carlton Hill provides a spectacular backdrop!
    Fabby outfit and that last picture is epic 🙂

  • Carina 14 April 2012, 7:43 pm

    Thunder thighs hahaha das ist genau das richtige Wort, solche hab ich auch! ;D
    Man sieht auch direkt dass die Fotos nicht in Belgien entstanden sind. Der Hintergrund und das goldene Licht sehen wuuuunderschön aus <3 und dein Outfit auch! Das Kleid ist so hübsch, ich mag die Details vorne am Ausschnitt und wie matchy-matchy das mit der Strumpfhose aussieht 🙂

  • Debi 14 April 2012, 9:30 pm

    BRILLIANT! I saw your comment over on my blog about how we took photos at the same place 🙂 LOVE it! How’s brussels? Can’t wait to hear more about it!!

  • Style Eyes 15 April 2012, 8:27 am

    I love the dress especially the design on the neckline. It looks fantastic with the tights. As always, your photographs are amazing, such beautiful backdrops.
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  • Bettina @ Liburuak 15 April 2012, 8:35 am

    The jumping one is actually my favourite too. I love it!

  • Penny Dreadful Vintage 15 April 2012, 8:26 pm

    Love the green tights with this, you look fab 🙂 x
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  • Bella Q 23 April 2012, 4:07 pm

    These are wonderful pictures, Franca! And I love the minty green legs of yours!
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