Pit Stop

"And if you feel just like a tourist in the city you were born then it's time to go and define your destination there's so many different places to call home." - Death Cab For Cutie

On Friday afternoon, I had the pleasure of doing another photoshoot with my friends from alamode photography. If you remember, they did my photos last month for my guest post on Effortless Anthropologie. I was so excited to work with them again! They had the idea of taking photos at an old gas station. They had an old 50's style station in the city in mind, but I suggested a different location. I had seen some photos another photographer friend of mine had taken at an old, abandoned gas station in the country. I thought it would be the perfect backdrop for my new Esmeralda Dress. I sent them the picture my friend had taken and they agreed that it would be a great location. It was a cool, overcast afternoon when we made the drive deep into the back country roads to our destination. We had a blast taking pictures. They even got me to step out of my comfort zone for a few photos. I was spinning around and even gave them a cheesy grin. Gasp! LOL! Of course, I didn't post those photos in this post, but if you click on one of these photos it will take you to my Flickr account where you can see some of the more "out of my zone" photos. I have another shoot in the works with alamode next month to celebrate my 1 year blogging anniversary. I'm really excited about what we have planned!

Today's song is "You Are a Tourist" by Death Cab For Cutie. This is a brand new song that was just released today by my favorite band. I was hooked on this song after only 1 listen. I love it! I've been on cloud nine all night. My husband asked me what it was about and I said, "Heart Burn." LOL! Since it's so new, is not on Grooveshark yet, so I've included a You Tube video.

I took outfit pictures today, but I will post them tomorrow instead. I hope you enjoy the photos from alamode as much as I enjoyed taking them. Be sure to check out their website for even more beautiful photos. Have a great night!

















Dress: Anthropologie Esmeralda Dress

Shoes: Anthropologie Tritone Trumpet Heels

Necklace, Ring, Earrings: The Limited



  1. Gorgeous photos! You look amazing in the Esmeralda dress and it's like those heels were made to go with the dress!

  2. These just might be my favorite photos of yours, by far! That location and that dress are a perfect pair. Your friends did an amazing job. And you look stunning!

  3. these are gorgeous! i absolutely adore the photo of you sitting on the stoop-- it has such as a great retro look. i also love the photo of you dancing/twirling in the flicker stream :)

  4. Beautiful dress & beautiful pictures- as always!

  5. WOW!! Best blogger pictures on the web! So, so beautiful - I love this gas station location - I'd be taking a lot of photos there if it was in my area. The fourth picture of you, leaning against the gas pump - should be sent directly to Anthropologie, for their next catalog! :o) I love how all the colours in the old pump/building are reflected in this dress (which I never looked twice at, until now...) Great job!

  6. I love the third picture up from the bottom. So gorgeous!

  7. These are lovely Bonnie, good job :)

  8. Stunning gorgeous pictures! I always love the mood you set in your pics. You remind me of "Bonnie" Parker waiting for Clyde Barrow to come and take her away. :-D Love them all-well done!

    Kristin S

  9. My favorites are the ones you didn't use in the blog! You have a gorgeous open smile, and should show it more. :) LOVE the backdrop!

  10. I love the picture of you spinning with your eyes closed. Gorgeous!

  11. The best photos of you are the ones where you are smiling and twirling! You have a fantastic smile. There are some stellar shots in the Flickr album.

  12. WAW!!!!!! Such beautiful pics...the location is awesome and the photo shoot turned out to be special. Im sure you had lots of fun!

  13. Death Cab is my favorite band too! I just got tickets to see them over the summer.

    These photos are so gorgeous! You always find the best places to shoot.

  14. Simply stunning once again. Not only are your pictures always beautiful, but I think you are probably the most consistent anthro blogger out there. I know I can always rely on your blog for some new outfits if not every night almost every night. Thank you for that!

  15. LOVE these photos!!! What a great little old gas station!! And as always, your look great!

  16. Great pictures! The backdrop is awesome!

  17. This looks like it should be in an Anthro cataloge! I hope they start contacting Anthro bloggers to be featured in them soon! I would love that!

  18. I am so in love with my Esmeralda dress too. I wore mine the other day and felt so flowy and fun in it! Love these pictures. They are beautiful. I love the pic of you twirling and your big ole grin...you should do more shots like that!


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