I had heard rumors about the so-called Golden Hour, that short and heavenly span right after sunrise and right before sunset, when I first picked up my DSLR, but I never put much thought into it. I figured my pictures would come out the same way whether I took them at noon or after Moxie went for her “sleepy peepee” at dusk.
I WAS WRONG.
I admit it. On Thursday night, instead of staying home and relaxing like I’d planned, I ambled over to the Pleasant Home, a prairie-style mansion just a few blocks from my apartment. I went at precisely 7:11, one hour before sunset, to test out the golden hour. Consider me a fan. Obviously, I have a bit to learn about how best to edit in this light, but I do love how very soft everything looks–it’s almost ethereal.
Once more, I donned my child-size lemon dress. Last time, I dressed it down with a denim jacket and a pair of plimsolls, but I haven’t really done a fancy look in some time, so I decided to play up the little party thing it’s got going on. That’s where these peacock-blue shoes come in. Before I moved, I had a huge pile in my closet made up of things I was planning to donate. Some of those items had been in the pile for ages, including these shoes. Why they were there is anyone’s guess, because I think they make this dress pop like no other shoes could! I’m so glad I kept them!
Necklace: old, ModCloth
Dress: old, Target
Shoes: old, ModCloth