Friday, May 13, 2011

Turning Green.



Now that things are turning green and the trees have honest-to-goodness leaves, I'm starting to branch out (har har!) into more wood-sy areas. Or, that's the idea anyway. I suppose I've been watching too many movies where someone wistfully, fitfully, or frantically flings themselves out into the world and runs around lying on rocks or in flowers. The downside is that I forgot about bugs. There were these furry things on the ground (some sort of leaf of which I am sure my dad knows the Latin name), and after merrily running to the rock there, I saw a few and felt dread creep into my heart. I thought they were giant, hairy cattepillars and somehow that made me very unhappy. As it turns out they were, as mentioned, leaves, but still. The giant mutant mosquitoes were enough to make us flee back to the road.



Allow me to climb upon this rock.


I ended up in this dotted swiss dress again. I think it's becoming my favorite summer dress, despite it's short length. This morning I had no idea what to wear, and so leaned on this little fellow (I'm not sure why this dress, with puffed sleeves and feminine details, is apparently male). Of course the day was not cooperating, and so I grabbed this sweater in haste. It shed all over John's car, but I am really fond of it besides (I think I might just have endless adoration for things that shed re: cats).



Eventually, it rained. I had quite an ordeal in attempting to open my umbrella. I got it after a few tries. It turns out there is a button on this contraption to make it easy to use, but in my infinite wisdom, I didn't notice it.



And of course, what is my life without a bow on the head? I am in a strange place hair-wise. I chopped a few more inches off a good three weeks ago, and now I'm trying to grow it back again. It used to be so long, practically waist-length, and then I cut it for whatever reasons. Delusions of chic-ness and order, when really the things I like are always lacy and disorganized so a short, somewhat sleek haircut is really just not where I feel myself. And I'm growing out the bangs. They will probably come back in the winter or fall, but for summer I can't abide their constant eye-lid grazing.



My usual solution for something that is distressing me worked alright today. When in doubt, put a bow on top.



Dress: J. Crew
Sweater: J. Crew
Socks: Mystery!
Boots: Hunter wellies via Zappos


26 comments:

  1. gelatine. gelatine will make your hair grow (i'm married to a food technologist, and it is a girls best friend after a terrible haircut, of which i have had several!).
    so get stuck into the jelly, my friend....

    oh... and wellingtons! love the wellingtons!

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  2. I love this simple, comfortable outfit! I had no idea how great throwing a chunky wooly over a light feminine dress could look...

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  3. I love the green socks with the gumboots! That is a really interesting hair growing tip too from Bec Ham (gosh, commenting on the comments).

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  4. A really practical Outfit and your Wellies are not only practical but stylish as well.
    Allen

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  5. i love your dotted swiss dress! esp with the thick sweater layered over it! warm and cozy and cute.

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  6. such gorgeous tones in these photographs. lovely!

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  7. you absolutely have the most beautiful skin i have ever seen! what's your secret?!

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  8. This is so cute! I'm loving the pretty bow in your hair mixed with your wellies!

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  9. Gorgeous!! Love all the photos, but the last is my favourite. xox

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  10. Love your minimalist style.. 'specially your wellies x

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  11. Very pretty photos! You look great.

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  12. lovely outfit and photos :)

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  13. Great outfit, I love the practicality of it too!

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  14. I love the way you write and the place you visited looks beautiful. I really like woods and forests so I would've been in my element there. Love the bow and the jumper and the dress. Really pretty outfit. xxx

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  15. My hair is reaching my lower back now and part of me is thinking about cutting a big chunk off... But then I read about so many of you all trying to grow your hair out and I come to my senses! Haha...

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  16. Pretty location! I really hate mosquitoes, too. They always seem to go after me more than anyone else.

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  17. I wanted to ask you.. other than the lack of sunlight (hehe) how do you maintain your paleness? Are you manic about staying out of the sun/sunscreen etc.? I ask because I'm also milky-skinned but tend to get a farmer's tan/freckle crops in the summer due to negligence with the factor 40...

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  18. I love how you've combined a sweet dotted dress and floppy bow with practical wellies and a boyish sweater. The whole look is really great. And you have the most beautiful skin; that last photo is gorgeous!

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  19. Peeeeeerfect outfit.
    I love the rain boots with the pretty dress.

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  20. I'm still loving this dress!

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  21. speaking of TREES! And you look so lovely! And I realized a present from my mom to help me handle all this dismal depressing rain happens to be an exact replica of your boots! (Dark Olive? If so, we are twinsies now.)

    Was just thinking about you today... so, hi! And hi again! And hi from Rob!

    xx
    C

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  22. You're so cute! I really love how you pair everything with your wellies!

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