Oct 27, 2012

Appreciation Society: Dreamlife Suburbia

There's something really dreamy about suburban life. Maybe I feel that way because I haven't lived in the suburbs since I was seven years old, and I don't remember it...Or maybe it's because movies glamorize it. It doesn't matter what makes suburban life dreamy, because it's going to be dreamy to me no matter what. Now, I realize all suburbs aren't dreamy and some are in bad parts of town and they're not a lot of fun to live in. So I guess I'm thinking of the suburban life in the fifties. It's hard not to love the pastel houses with the matching cars. I love watching Edward Scissorhands because of that (and for many other obvious reasons). The whole movie is extremely dreamy feeling and I wish I could live in it (minus the judgmental neighbors and Winona Ryder's awful boyfriend). One of the best things about the movie is that no year is indicated and it could be set in the 1950s or even the 1990s, so it leaves you questioning the setting throughout the whole movie. Now I don't know about you guys, but that makes it even more dreamy, and for a while I didn't think that was possible. Can I please just live here?

(Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4)

So as you all know i live in the the country (but not the middle of nowhere. where i live you can see the middle of nowhere) and it took me weeks to wrack my brain to have a suburban shoot. I finally chose the downtown part of where I live, because it sort of has that feel to me (but then again I don't live in the suburban world so...). My wonderful friend, Cass, took the pictures below. Also this is the last of my obsession themed posts, so I hope you all enjoyed them! ♡

 i'm not going to lie, that was a really intimidating banner


  1. I love the colours of your photographs! So perfect!

  2. These photos are gorgeous! I share your obsession with American suburbs - they're so dreary in the UK. American ones look so sweet, we don't have anything like that over here :P

  3. The suburbs are definitely a drag, but I wanna live in the country! Grass is always greener on the other side...

  4. how did you give your pictures that rose tint?

    1. I just edited the saturation of the photos on adobe photoshop!


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