The Mesa Arts Center has been an amazing addition to my hometown of Mesa, Arizona and has really helped grow the arts community in the area since it was built five or so years ago. So when I was thinking about pretty places to venture around in and take photos, the Mesa Arts Center immediately came to mind.
Scarf: Target; Cardigan: Banana Republic; Top: Vintage/was my mom's; Jeans: Levi's; Flats: Ann Taylor Loft
The Mesa Arts Center has some really amazing, and unique art throughout the entire grounds. One of my favorite areas is this little high-rise spot that you can only get to by walking up rows of stairs with pretty glass block in them. This spot offers a great view of the arts center, and is a nice place to hang out. I've been thinking about having an urban picnic up there with Scott sometime soon.
This top was giving to me by my mom when we recently went through a cleaning spree of all things old and vintage. It had shoulder pads in it, which I immediately cut out, but I really adore the mustard collar, and the pretty collar line.
All of these photos were taken by myself using my tripod and remote. I felt really proud to have gone out take photos all by myself. Scott is a really great photographer, and always knows exactly the shots I would want, but it was nice to try and take some shots all on my own. It was also the first time I took my own photos since my trip to snowy Colorado back in December, so I was a little rusty and it did take me a little bit to get the hang of things.
Do you like wearing your parents' old clothing? Do you take your own photos, or does someone take them for you?