I bought this dress many years ago (that then hung in my closet for years, only to be brought out for the occassional wedding/Easter). I was intrigued by it when I was younger due to the small crinoline skirt underneath. At the time, there were no crinoline skirts to be found in popular trends, so I snatched it up. After hearing that the weather was going to be quite warm outside, I felt this dress needed to get some fresh air. So off I went to prance around Centennial Park in Nashville with an arm full of balloons. Unexpected? Possibly. Smile-inducing? Absolutely!
The wind was very blustery so having my hair loose was making it difficult for any pictures to be taken where tresses weren't covering my face. So I took the blue ribbon that was normally tied around the waist of the dress and tied it Belle-style around my hair. A few strands still managed to get loose.
I'm still working on perfecting the 'jump' shot. It's a lot trickier than it looks!
Throughout the shoot, we saw many small face staring in wide-eyed wonder up at the balloons. So rather than let them go to waste, I wrapped up the shoot by giving the balloons to a couple of very interested little boys.
Dress: Dillards Shoes: Aldo via Marti & Liz