Thursday, June 6, 2013

Our Lady of Absentia.


I know that starting off blog post with 'omg i am so sorry it has been forever' is pretty lame but--omg I'm so sorry it has been forever! I don't really have much to say about it, except that a defunct but now patched-together and hopefully fixed for-the-moment computer and sadly deeply on-the-fritz camera have really killed my blogging time. For now I've borrowed a camera while I try to figure out what to do about mine, and so hopefully we'll be on track again soon!

In the meantime I tried to get back into the swing of things by setting myself up in the backyard with some new-to-me things and a really lush rose crown. The last two years the roses in our yard have been especially ridiculous, flopping around with their petal-drunk heads, blooming and falling to bits before we can even grab any for inside. 


Like last summer I'm still in a big flower-crown and white blouse kind of mode. I guess it's all gotten pretty trendy since then, but I can't really resist the occasion to dress up.



The blouse is one that I snapped up at an estate sale with Jess a few months ago. We trekked about 40 minutes away in a snowstorm (ish) at the promise of something Edwardian, and left rather happily with a few treasures. This is my favorite of the blouses I ended up with (a few of the other ones made an appearance on instagram that day).


There's also my newish little Catbird ring that I picked up on a quick NYC visit to hang at the mall with Anabela and Geoff of fieldguided, and a funny little necklace from a favorite shop in Saratoga Springs that looks like it's just a straight line pendant, but is actually a tiny sword. I'm really feeling girly outfits with brutal weaponry jewelry these days.

It feels good to give myself a jump start again. Hopefully it won't be too long till next time! For now I have a crazy backlog of e-mails that is threatening to bury me alive!


  1. Oh, these photos of you are absolutely exquisite!!!

  2. So glad to see you're back dear! These pictures are so beautiful! xxx

  3. That blouse is an amazing estate sale find! These days, I mostly seem to encounter clothes from the 1960's and later at estate sales.

    And I totally understand the white-blouses-and-flowers-for-summer thing. I have a set of odd inspirations that seem to crop up as soon as the weather gets warmer--clothes that remind me of a 1930's carnival (lots of stripes and faded feedsack prints), high-waisted printed shorts, etc.

    And I'm glad to see you're posting again. :)

  4. I love these photos! They are unbelievable.

  5. I'm reading the Secret Garden right now and you look like you could be in the garden! Lovely!

  6. Wow this is a crown with the biggest flowers I've ever seen :)
    Great on you <333

  7. I totally adore your blouse, it's lovely.

  8. Cute blouse, love the fit of it :)

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  9. So incredibly pretty! That crown is lovely!

  10. Really beautiful floral headband!

  11. wonderful and so delicate post!!

  12. Welcome back! I love seeing all these summery things, since it's the dead of winter here in New Zealand. Hope your camera un-fritzes soon!

  13. I love your rose crown, you look beautiful!

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  14. Your blouse is so delicate and you wear a flower crown beautifully!

  15. These photos are so wonderful. You are really pretty!

  16. ohhh I love the flowers in your hair! Your face is just lovely!