Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Yellow Skirt in the Barnyard

Hiya Blogland!!!  Guess what's arrived in Western Maryland this week???

The Traveling Yellow Skirt Freak Show!!!!
I was so excited to receive it!! I believe it's the first visit to the East Coast of the United States. It was last seen cavorting on the glorious beaches of Cuba with Ariane of Style Suds-Est.
We have nothing as fabulous as glistening beaches, palm trees, and turquoise waters around here. Instead of an exotic vacation locale the skirt shall be cavorting on my in-laws farm nestled at the base of the Catoctin Mountains in Western Maryland. FYI--the farm is located near Camp David.
My husband Lauren came along as my photographer much to his bemusement. I had to explain to the tenant of the farmhouse a bit of what we were doing so he wouldn't think I was too crazy!
I wore the skirt with my Diva tshirt, the new lace up booties I recently thrifted, striped dollar store socks, lots of blingy bracelets, the earrings Ariane sent and a pink tiara.
 The beach is concrete, the water is brown and "fragrant", the scenery fabulous, and those mounds are lovely organic manure.  A tiara is always appropriate when viewing a manure pit.



Tractors are found all about the farm. This Vintage FarmAll tractor is flanked by a roll bale of hay in the loafing yard. The cattle winter here.

The herd-Black Angus cattle-were in the far field. This cow was inside the former milking stables in the lower barn being treated for pink eye. Her glistening black coat makes a lovely backdrop for the skirt.

Halo'd in sunlight streaming into the calf stalls. This is where they keep the calves when they must be bottle fed.

The foundation of the barn is stone from the fields. The barn is well over 100 years old.
The newest piece of farm equipment. This is a roll baler-it makes the round bales of hay you see in the fields.

On the lane out towards the fields.  I found the yellow poncho this past week and it matches the skirt PERFECTLY!! Same color and material-it shall be traveling with the skirt now!

The yellow skirt next to one of the "bounties" of the farm--a lovely petrified cow patty!

I appliqued a picture of The Diva on the skirt.
Miss Gracie the Diva-ette in the skirt. She wasn't too crazy about it!!

I had planned to style The Diva in the skirt as she WAS an International Style Icon and would've totally rocked it like no one else could!! Since she's no longer with us, I photoshopped her in the skirt. 

I had such a blast doing this!!! I wonder where the skirt is off to next???

Linking up with the gorgeous Patti for Visible Monday--because I certainly am visible in such a skirt such as this!!

I'm also linking up with Ariane of Style Sud-Est who recently sported the TYS on the beaches of Cuba!! She's hosting a Show Your Style Blog hop!!!

Have a fabulous weekend and I'll be back on Tuesday!



thorne garnet said...

You really are a supermodel. You better werk!

Tami Von Zalez said...

The skirt has liberated you! It was great to see you having fun with the photo shoot.

On my 8/19 post, I'll have a linkback and a re-post of one of your images.

Cheers ~

Curtise said...

These are the best poses I have ever seen you do, Tamera! I think Tami's right, the TYS has performed its magic, and released all your Supermodelism! LOVE the pics, you look amazing cavorting in bright yellow amongst the farm machinery and manure!
Now - WHEN is the skirt heading over to the UK? xxxx

Amber of Butane Anvil said...



Tremendous, Tamera!

Patti said...

I agree - you have the Power of the Skirt! This is a fab photo shoot, even the cow patty has glamour : > Love your diva tee and the Photoshop too. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

Sheila said...

You are killing me with the fabulousness of your photo shoot! How will I ever top this when it's my turn??

Love the picture of the diva 'shopped into it. Awesome.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Wow...what a photo shoot! You are America's Top Model...I love your joy, Tamera...and this skirt just says SMILE.

Unknown said...

these are hilarious pics, I love them all,,, so creative

Melanie said...

Bwa-ha-ha, Tamera! You've transformed the barnyard into a catwalk in the freakish thing. Your styling is awesome, and thanks for the closeup skirt additions too. If I look closely I wouldn't be surprised to see that your feet are not even touching the ground. LOVE!!!

Megan G said...

Magnificent!!!! That yellow skirt has been so amazing in the blog world. I am so in awe!!

Dawn Elliott said...

I think that's the most versatile yellow skirt in the history of clothing! I really like it with the cape and the tiara!

Unknown said...

Cracked up laughing! You are too crazy and hilarious! This post is beyond words! I love it!

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Oh well done Tamera! This is the perfect setting for this freakish yellow skirt. The haloed cast of light is very Madonna like. Beautiful!

Gabriala Brown said...

Tamera, LOVE this and the cow pie is such a treat! That manure though, isn't that called a slurry? :-)

The Style Crone said...

Your dramatic poses and the farm setting are worthy of the TYS in every way. The yellow poncho is a brilliant addition to the skirt, with the newly appliquéd photo of The Diva. Brava to you and your outstanding creativity.

Unknown said...

Wow, Tamera, you've contributed a fantastic new chapter to the saga of the traveling skirt! And you have now been outed as a supermodel! Great job.

Krista said...

Tamera I'm blown away! Dare I say this might be my favorite location yet! I love that your hubby took these photos and I also love that we showed off a bit of the farm! The Diva is smiling right now knowing she got one last Diva moment in that skirt, I also love that you added a picture of her! My favorite picture is the one where you wear it as a rain cap.
You are a supermodel Tamera!

Tami Von Zalez said...

I grabbed a picture from your post and linked back. Here's the link:

Jean at said...

OOOOOMMMMMGGGGGG!!!!!!!!! I think we're all in agreement that you are freakin' fabulous!! I think you've been holding out on us, you know? Then again, I guess that's part of the fabulousness. Your location is genius, your poses are glorious, and you definitely make Diva proud of you. I guess someone has to carry the torch, right? :-) Thank you for making my day.

Susan B said...

You are both funny and fabulous! I loved seeing the tour of your farm.

Señora Allnut said...

Fabulous illustrated report, modeling on a pretty rural background, with tractors and cows, and wearing a pink tiara!, hurrah for yellow skirt show!!, you're gorgeous and sparkling like a rockstar!!
and love your divesque photoshop!!!
besos & fabulousness

Unknown said...

Awwwww! Sweet Diva pic!
I thought that was a cow patty!
What a perfect stop for fabled Yellow Skirt ... so much drama, so much posing, so many manure piles! And a tiara ... eat your heart out, Vogue!

Made my day, Tamara.
You look fabulous!

Unknown said...

omg only you could style the yellow skirt with a cow patt and a dog!!! how i love you xxxx (shiny t is back after my computer malfunction of nearly a whole month...i missed you! x)

Vix said...

Best use of the yellow skirt ever! You look glorious in your rustic surroundings and live up to your blog name an absolute treat! xxx

BellaBean Vintage said...

Stunning!!! Especially love the matching poncho! Great poses - you look very happy and beautiful. Very sensible to include the tiara, one wouldn't want to be under dresses while posing with a tractor! Love love love xx

Anonymous said...

I'm glad I got back in time to see this!! The TYS is no snob - beaches, farms, rain, and she continues to flatter her wearer and complement her setting, just like any gracious lady.

Looks like you had a lot of fun shaking up the locals! I love the tractor, and the addition of the poncho. It looks like you're about to break out singing The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Music!

Sue said...

That yellow well traveled skirt look fabulous on you!! I have seen it on a few of my favourite blogs now. What a sweetie your husband was being your photographer, and I bet he was amused!!

Lynn Hasty said...

Tamera, you are amazing! I love the cape. I love where you are daringly standing that mud? I love the tractors. The skirt has had quite the adventure with you. Super model indeed!


Unknown said...

Tks Tamera for posting on my BH those glorious pics!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

what a beautiful photoshoot! You look positively statuesque, love the agricultural backdrop too. Great idea! xxx

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Suzanne said...

Ha ha! I LOVED this!

It looks like you had such a blast.

That skirt is really making the rounds.


Penny-Rose said...

Oh Tamera you just shine in this skirt - you look fabulous with your yellow poncho and your arms embracing the sky! So lovely to see you in a different environment - cow pats and all!! A wonderful tribute the The Diva.

Tamera Beardsley said...

Absolutely fabulous you are!! I LOVE your photo shoot.. the photos with your arms up to the sky.. truly magical in their transporting powers to joy! Well done my dear!!