Naturalist Scenes

What a weekend! Brian and I headed off to the suburbs to enjoy a weekend with my parents. It’s always filled with lots of great food, some glasses of wine, and a walk at one of our favorite nature preserves. This Sunday, for Father’s Day, we went to the Valley Forge Audubon Society. It houses some of the original works of John James Audubon, the original naturalist painter. Brian and I have both been fascinated by his work and it was amazing to see his big folio books in person. Of course they didn’t allow us to photog in the museum part, even though I wanted to scam an iphone pic, Brian and my dad were like the good little angels on my shoulder saying, “Don’t do it. Don’t you see the cameras??” Smart words. Smart words. It was a STEAMY 95 degrees outsides so we lurked around the museum building watching the red tail hawks fly by, and just took in the scenery.

For my outfit, I was looking to create a “Safari Chic” look for Jessica’s Weekly Style Challenge. I immediately knew I was going to wear this hat I bought from Urban for $5 bucks in a sale bin. MAJOR score. I knew that it would be a melty hot day so I opted for a skirt (which is actually a dress) and a tube top. I think I melted this when we photoged but I live to tell the tale. God I love SUMMER! Looks like this week is going to be pretty spicy too.

[skirt: F21 / tube top: lauren conrad / hat: UO / sandals: zara / watch: modcloth]

a really awesome Red Tailed Hawk! (I am a geek for animals lol) photo by my dad

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  • June 21, 2010 - 8:14 am

    Lynzy - What a great dress, looks gorgeous on you!

    xo Lynzy


  • June 21, 2010 - 9:24 am

    Andrea - Stunning. Absolutely stunning. I am in love with this look and the photos are beautiful! I’m so glad you had a great time on Father’s Day!ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2010 - 9:35 am

    Jessica - Oh my god! You look AMAZING (and so skinnnnnnny) in this photos. Just BEAUTIFUL.ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2010 - 10:36 am

    Roos Pesch - You are such a beautiful sight in such a beautiful setting.
    That combination looks stunning on you!
    The Red Tailed Hawk appeared as if by magic…completed a perfect Fathers Day.
    Wish your sister with her little family could have been with us…but they were with us in our hearts 🙂ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2010 - 10:55 am

    Taylor - These are stunning Kim! I love the soft light and the dress! You look amazing!ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2010 - 11:12 am

    Addict - Love that skirt and tube top combo. You look lovely!


  • June 21, 2010 - 11:32 am

    Chloe** - I LOVE your outfit here! It was genius to pair a tube top with a strapless dress to create a new look! Love it. 🙂

    So glad I found your site – So many inspiring pictures!

    chloe ** http://flowerponychloe.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    Angela - Just beautiful! I think these are some of my favorite pics ever- you and Brian make a great team! 🙂 I love your [tube top + skirt = dress] solution. I think I shall revisit my own closet with this inspiration in mind.. hmmm… 🙂 Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2010 - 6:55 pm

    Becca - Love that skirt (errr, dress? you know what I mean!) and you look fierce in that tube top (are those some yoga shoulders I spy??)ReplyCancel

    • June 22, 2010 - 9:22 am

      kimpesch - hahaha sadly no yoga arms. gym/running arms?! lol. xo, KimReplyCancel

  • June 21, 2010 - 8:19 pm

    Morgan - Amazing pictures Kim! What kind of camera/editing do you do? The images are just so crisp. Love the outfit too, very crafty.

    • June 22, 2010 - 9:25 am

      kimpesch - thanks so much! I use a Nikon D60 and use photoshop Cs4 for my edits 🙂 Crafty is just what I was going for! Skirt today, DRESS tomorrow. Lol. xo, KimReplyCancel

  • June 22, 2010 - 9:03 am

    Elle Sees - you look so comfy and relaxed!ReplyCancel

  • June 22, 2010 - 10:09 am

    Jenna B - LOVE this dress. I could never pull it off like you. And I don’t believe you when you say you have BBQs! I eat BBQ, AND I cant wear dresses like this! Cute.ReplyCancel

    • June 22, 2010 - 10:18 am

      kimpesch - i think this is an exceptionally good angle of me in a photo. i should always pose like this!!! i eat ALOT of bbqqqq. But I have also been a slave to the gym lately! IM TRYING TO WORRRKKKK ITTT girll. xo, KimReplyCancel

  • June 23, 2010 - 11:43 am

    ioana - i love these photos! what camera did you use?
    have a nice day! <3

    XOXO, I.ReplyCancel

  • June 28, 2010 - 11:17 am

    Dailyworkit - Tube top. YESSSSSSS! Bring ’em back, baby!ReplyCancel

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