What a gorgeous Sunday! It was 67 degrees and sunny with a cloudless, blue sky. Yes, in the middle of October! It was a true Indian Summer, today. I hear it will get up to the 70's later on in the week. I am happy to enjoy this little respite while it lasts! I hopped on my bike and (yep, you guessed it) headed straight for a coffee shop. No better way to enjoy the great weather than to sip a pumpkin
spice latte in a Halloween-decorated indie coffee joint, am I right? Haha! =P
So, I'm super proud of how well these photos turned out AND of the fact that I took them on my own! Yes, that's right. I packed my tripod and camera along with the usual coffee shop survival kit (iGrado headphones, iPod, dauntingly thick fantasy novel - The Wheel of Time: Part Four!, netbook, cell phone and trusty, eco-friendly Star Trek wallet) and somehow managed not to drop anything on the way.
There's a convenient bike path that goes straight to my favorite coffee place, so I took it at a leisurely pace, enjoying the sunshine and cool breeze. I enjoyed the ride so much that I passed my turn off, by mistake. However, in so doing, I discovered an isolated area with an awesome two-toned brick wall, and I thought, 'Perfect! I'll take my photos there and then congratulate myself with coffee.' =D
Until now, I wasn't confident about taking photos outdoors by myself. It seems so odd to set up a tripod in public and start posing. Haha. It seems more natural when someone is behind the camera. Still, I noticed a certain freedom and confidence that I hadn't felt before. It was actually a lot of fun!
Here's to not getting kidnapped in the process! Haha!
By the way, I should mention that I'm wearing my brand new zipper boots and I love them to death! They're adjustable so they can be worn calf-length, mid-calf or at the ankle, and they have grey plaid lining. I love the bright blue exposed zippers at the back, too! Really interesting and fun! :D
Thrifted - Black Touque (Seoul), Hand-made Necklace (Toronto),
Zipper Leggings, ModCloth Grey Dress (Sale) & Maroon Tights
Tobi - Thick, Cozy Dark Teal Cardigan
UrbanOG - Short Black Boots