Monday, 6 September 2010

mansion envy

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The area of Guadalajara that I live in is so nice it hurts! My apartment is a classic eyesore, begging the usual question: is it better to live in the ugly building and look out the window at a nice one, or better to live in the nice one and look at the ugly one? Well, there wasn't much choice this time around, since all the nice buildings are great mansions like this one or last week's that were slightly out of my price range! Accordingly I live in a glorified prison, but I love going for walks and pretending otherwise!

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I think I decided at this point that it was good to incorporate "movement" into my photos....

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Follow the yellow brick road?

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Outfit:
blouse: stolen from my mother
shorts: Oysho
belt: my sister's
earrings: some cafe/gallery in Mexico City
shoes: blowfish
sunglasses: Sanborn's

36 comments:

A said...

Cannot view the picture..something is not right. I am using Firefox.

Velvet said...

Gorgeous and funny pics!

I love your earrings, so cute.

A said...

Wow. Nice pics

Krystal said...

oh those are gorgeous~! I think I'd have to take living in the mansion though!

SG said...

Excellent pictures. I thought it was "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road".

Closet Fashionista said...

Sooo cool! Love the outfit!! :D :D
The "movement" picture is funny, haha
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Amber Rose said...

I love your photos-- 8th is my favorite. And living in a ugly house looking out at nice onces.. Made me laugh.

Thank you for your comment, by the way. I think that getting a change in scenery would be amazing, but the second I take a leave of absence or a break in my education, all my scholarships go poof.

Amber Rose said...

and I'm so glad you don't have a captcha. :)

Ali said...

These are such radical pictures!!~ what a neat location, and your shorts are way cute. The action shots where you are moving? Too awesome. 8D

Yes.. Valium colored skies, hahaha. It's a song, nooo worries! xD

raji said...

Hi ruby, iam raji.. i saw ur blog recently through "A''s blog.i like it ..and i like u as well in ur photograph's.i like the way u 'incorporated movements" in ur photograph!its 'nice.and what was that old mansion about?what was it?

Emilie said...

In LOVE with your outfit :) The pictures are fun!
your blog is seriously amazing:)

xxx

lifeisroyalty.blogspot.com

The October Issue said...

Cute shorts,I think my hips would look bigger in those :(

Lenne said...

Haha the way you incorporated movement into your photos is too adorable :D Loved this post!

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Tilly said...

Ah ha your description of your appartment made me laugh! ;) You look so beautiful on the second picture too!

Oooh I stayed in Callander when we went up to Scotland my boyfriend has a house up there so I'm very lucky! Do you know it? It's a lovely little village :)

There are some really cool places in East London too! A tonne of bars and cafes! Will you miss your homely prison in Guadalajara when you leave? he he xxxx

anna. said...

Love the pictures - there awesome as usual... and i adore the shorts!!

Thanks for the comment :). Yeah shes great. I think I'll do a post of Coco Rocha - thanks for the idea!
Its a photo of a beautiful little town in Italy... Everywhere you look there are gorgeous little houses like them :)

Anna
www.lifeetc-blog.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

1. I love that cheeky photo of you sitting in front of the mansion :) Like you own it! ha.

2. CUTE EARRINGS!

3. What glorious gates in Mexico!

Rio said...

Ha your movement shot is epic! That gate is awesome, as are your birdy earrings! :)

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

I've always loved the thought of naming a house. Clover Lawn is a happy little name for a mansion. It sounds real and genuine unlike some that are stuffy/put on for airs.

Gorgeous smile in the second photo! Your black and white ensemble is so sweet and fun. I really like it. Your ''movement'' and ''follow the yellow brick road'' photos are too funny. Gotta love it when a blog post makes you laugh :)

Elaine said...

Soooo beautiful!!! I have mansion envy too now.

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Starr Crow said...

i think you found some pretty amazing backdrops yourself!

Little Monarch said...

looking good, looking good. a glorified prison sounds quite exciting haha.

oh and about london - i lived out east. its the best place to be. Clapton, Hackney to be exact. all the great vintage stores and markets are in east london. and there are some amazing parks as well like victoria and london fields. i am so so envious :) when do you move?

Imogen said...

Lovely pictures and so fun. I adore the second picture because you look so happy there. I like your outfit too. The floral shorts are very nice and look good with the white top.

atelier said...

great photos! I think it's better to live in an ugly one, haha ;)

Imogen said...

I also wanted to say thank you for your comment and advice on my blog a few posts back. I feel like you understand and I really appreciate your perspective on my situation.

Noelle Chantal said...

that place looks so nice! and great fun photos by the way. i love your floral shorts and simple top with those flats, perfect fro scenery hopping like this one. have a great week! :)

Robyn said...

I have a slight floral shorts obsession. Those are great.

regatabranca said...

Love Oysho! Is the best store ever from Inditex!
Nice pics!

Mariana

Claire said...

looks like a great place. nice pictures & cool outfit.

~ x♥x♥ :)

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

such a pretty area and buildings. I like your ear rings with a lil birdie.

You look nice and lil movement in your pictures is cute.

kiss me quick said...

aw there they are! the infamous shorts. ahah. you look lovely! ^^

xxx kissmequick

Krystal said...

yah I'm american! we are just living in switzerland :)

Anthea said...

Your outfits are getting cuter and cuter! Love the whole outfit!

Great location once again. I am a fan of seeing different locations in blogs. I should get out more!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Arielle said...

at first I thought that mansion was your apartment building! I almost went crazy...that place is stunning

StephanieTJLee said...

Omg you are so fabulously gorgeous <3. I love the outfit you put together. So fun :)!

Narda Rafaela said...

Loooovely pictures.
Loved the blog.
:)