Monday, July 21, 2008

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder.

Hello! I disappeared, so sorry darlings! We went away for the weekend and I only remembered I didn't post to say anything about it until everything was packed away. I was without internet all weekend, though oddly I didn't find I missed it too much, and now I am back and have loads of reading to catch up on the world! It is somewhat nice, I have new material to read at all my favorite places online!

I certainly did my fair share of shopping (I'm trying not to think of how much money I blew through, even though it wasn't too bad) and have already been reconsidering returning some of what I purchased. Among the things are the following two dresses, and a new hat! I am so in love with hats at the moment. I've always liked them but had such a hard time finding ones that didn't make my head look giant and strange that I never much bothered, and now it seems they are everywhere and I have such love for them!

I can't be bothered to wear much else but this at the moment. It's a brand-new purchase but I've worn it two days in a row. It's lovely and airy and keeps me cool while still feeling decent and pretty. I've also been looking for a drop-waist dress such as this one, and now I only want to find more! I've been wearing lots of white and off white lately, and just the other day we drove past a huge field of Queen Ann's Lace. It's such a funny thing, sort of a weed, but so pretty and spindly and strange I can't help but adore it.

These are in my backyard. That mechanical noise is not, in fact, and air conditioner or other machinery, but the scores of cicadas in the trees. I used to collect their shells when I was little, in big strange piles. They're so weird, and you always know when it's going to be hot from their noises.

And this! I have no idea where I will wear it at all, but it was so on sale there was no way I was going to leave it in the store! It's an XS, which I rarely wear, but since it has so much yardage and such I can manage it without any discomfort. I just want to eat it!

It has been ages since I did a Things of Happiness post, I'm afraid I've been slacking on that. I feel as though I've been gone ages and ages when it's only been a few days! And already today has flown by and I cannot account for my time. Keep checking in bunnies, I'll have all sorts of pretty jewels of posts to offer you!

P.S. Also, you may notice, I cut my hair! I cut off about six inches--off with it's head--and I love it. It's not being cooperative and lovely as it was yesterday and the days before, but perhaps things will get better. Eventually I will go a bit shorter, to be properly Margot Tenenbaum and Bonnie Parker.


  1. I didn't know the English name of Queen Ann's Lace (in French, we call it "ombelle", which is a word I love). They've always been among my favourite plants, so graphic and delicate at the same time.

  2. Ooooh... such pretty dresses! I really love the white one; I've been on a bit of a white frock phase lately. I just bought another one yesterday. ;) lol!

    I saw some Queen Anne's lace in a field recently; I always love looking at it always wish I could somehow capture the beauty in a garment or something. Which is perhaps a bit silly...

  3. ooo that dress is lovely, the white is so ethereal and summery, and the drop waist is perfect! and the other dress is so crazy cool! love the photo of the dandelion, it's like bugs eye view :) honey i shrunk the kids hehe

  4. That photograph of the Queen Anne's Lace is gorgeous! I love the way the light shines through the little flowers.

    Both those dresses are lovely. Yay, glad you're back! :)

  5. Love your new floral dress - what a stunner!! The haircut is noce too, good for the hot weather.

  6. I love your hair. I bet you could go just about any hairstyle and it'd be becoming...sigh
    The dresses are pretty too.

  7. the floral dress is fantastic!
    i'm jealous :)

  8. Oh your lovely summery pics remind me of how cold it is here!
    When you go away and don't miss the internet it means your not addicted which is lovely and healthy- not that common these days!
    Dress is just beautiful and I love your new hair.

  9. Pretty dresses! That bottom one made me gasp.

  10. Adore your look!
    And really loving your blog...

    x Mila.

  11. Welcome back! Your hair looks lovely. Your head must feel so much lighter without it! I must say I adore both dresses, especially the second one. Seriously, if I ever find out where you live you might be in trouble because I will come and steal it from you! What shop is it from?

  12. your hair and dress are both very pretty!

  13. I love the white dress. The dropwaist and pleats are lovely. The red shoes are the perfect accent too.

    I love Queen Anne's Lace. It seems to be the time for it. Have you ever read William Carlos Williams's poems on the subject? Here is one of my favorites:

    "Queen Anne's Lace"

    Her body is not so white as
    anemone petals nor so smooth - nor
    so remote a thing. It is a field
    of the wild carrot taking
    the field by force; the grass
    does not raise above it.
    Here is no question of whiteness,
    white as can be, with a purple mole
    at the center of each flower.
    Each flower is a hand's span
    of her whiteness. Wherever
    his hand has lain there is
    a tiny purple blemish. Each part
    is a blossom under his touch
    to which the fibres of her being
    stem one by one, each to its end,
    until the whole field is a
    white desire, empty, a single stem,
    a cluster, flower by flower,
    a pious wish to whiteness gone over--
    or nothing.

  14. who is that dress by! it looks so cute, is it the actual dress off the runway or a cool vintage piece?

  15. nv: The dress is Fish Fry by Manish Arora (the runway picture is from the Spring/Summer 07 show) via Anthropologie.


  16. ohmygosh! the floral dress is just so pretty! it's really freakishly perfect..