Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The woodlands national anthem

dress: ModCloth | belt, shoes: thrifted | tights: Target

I have spoken before about my disdain for getting dressed in summer and late spring. (Seriously - what's the fun in getting dressed and not being able to use layers?) However, this is one instance where the simplicity was a welcome change. I adore this dress, but I've long felt that it couldn't really shine when covered up with coats and cardigans and scarves. The beautiful sleeves get completely lost. In these warm final days of May, though, they are free and breezy and perfect.

This dress somehow manages to evoke a multitude of different feelings in me. I all at once feel professional and put-together and a bit like a Monet painting and very 1970's and very much like a woodland fairy. On this particular day, my feelings were definitely skewed towards the latter. In front of the woods by my house, the dress looks nice...but inside the woods, it came to life.





My shoes were, as they so often are, wildly impractical for traipsing around in the woods. But I didn't care. It's nice to see the woods come to life in the spring. I used to poke around here often when I was 11 or 12, but then they knocked down a big section so they could put in a cell phone tower and I stopped coming as often. It was nice to see that they haven't lost their magic!






I hope you all are having a wonderful week! Work has been a bit frustrating this week, so I'm looking forward to the long weekend...I don't have any plans, but I'm excited anyway. I'll have to come up with something fun to do - even if that's just lying down in my hammock with a good book and some fresh-squeezed juice, or being a nerd and doing my new Alphonse Mucha puzzle (impulse buy at Target - what can I say), or going on some sort of adventure with Chris. Can't go wrong with that!



15 comments:

  1. Wow, what a gorgeous dress, really unique colour. It contrasts really well with your hair!

    Charmaine xx

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  2. i love your pics!! your dress is so pretty :)
    xx

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  3. What a beautiful dress!
    The photos from your blog are always wonderful!
    And what a breathtaking place!
    Kisses for you!

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  4. Its the dress has sleeves but is obviously cool to wear.

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  5. You look gorgeous! I agree with you, this dress looks like a Monet painting, and it's absolutely wonderful <3 I love it.

    Life is a romantic poem

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  6. that dress is gorgeous! amazing photos!

    xo

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  7. that is a beauty of a dress. I can see why you waited until now to wear it. A cardi would have covered up those gorgeous sleeves.

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  8. this dress is STUNNING! it really deserves to be in the spotlight ♥

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  9. great combinations and new proposals

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  10. This dress is so pretty. I love the color and how nice it looks with your hair color. The lighting inside the woods is absolutely gorgeous too!

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  11. I know how you feel about layering! I feel boring just wearing one or two pieces... you're right, though, sometimes a simple frock is all you need! You look fresh!!

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  12. The print on the dress sis so pretty.

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  13. these photos are lovely and i love the woodland fairy look you went for. and those tights are so pretty and delicate.

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