On A Quest!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

After yesterday's mishap, wherein my neighbors caught me taking pictures of myself and I felt VERY foolish, I decided to go exploring today and find a remote-yet-totally-cool location for pictures. I'll stick close to home on some days, I'm sure, but for those times when I want to act extra goofy and experiment with my photography, it will be good to remove the worry factor with an out-of-the-way spot.

I did a little driving in the foothills of Provo, and lo and behold, this abandoned barn-like building appeared. The sign said "Heritage Mountain"; judging from the graffiti and boarded-up windows, I'd say that no one has gone inside for quite some time. A quick Google search (when I got home) led me to this Flickr set of the building, with a link to a Deseret News article summarizing how the building had been planned as part of a huge ski resort that never materialized. Sad for the investors, I'm sure, but cool for me! This place will provide many an interesting backdrop and plenty of room to explore.

Necklace: patched together from an antique bracelet ($5) and a broken necklace ($4)
T-shirt: Old Navy, $8 (2005)
Yellow scarf-belt: Gap Outlet, $12 (2008)
Polka-dot skirt: gift from a friend
Gray boots: Payless, $30 (2007)

Ms. Kristine of Kristine. Or Polly. wore the greatest polka-dot skirt/striped top combination a few days ago, and while I can't recreate her outfit precisely (or her gorgeous hair, beautiful skin, overall style, etc.), I was inspired to yank this skirt out of the depths of my closet and work a little Crayola-color magic on it with primary blue and yellow. Given some warmer weather, I would have loved to add some colorful shoes to the mix as well, but I guess these boots are a few steps up from goosebumps and frostbite.


  1. Totally sweet and very cool location. :)

  2. Wow that place is cool! I might be going there to take some pictures myself... :)

    P.S. I'm doing a giveaway! Go enter!

    Thanks! And i love the outfit..polka dots are the BEST.

  3. You are precious! And don't we just love old rundown buildings?!

  4. I love the ensemble of blue - yellow - dots! Especially like the DIY necklace - good job!

  5. YAY for exciting new "locations!"
    Love your polka dot skirt, so much fun.

    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

  6. these polka dots are amazing and i love how it looks paired with a nice blue top. i might have to borrow this combination! and hooray for new "secret" locations. :)

    cute and little
    come join the Color Brigade!

  7. I loooove this skirt and the scarf-belt gives this outfit that something extra :)


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