June 27, 2008

frills and falls and faeries.

When the winds of March are wakening the crocuses and crickets,
Did you ever find a fairy near some budding little thickets,...
And when she sees you creeping up to get a closer peek
She tumbles through the daffodils, a playing hide and seek.
~Marjorie Barrows

It's not march and daffodils have long since wilted but I liked this little quote and took a little frolic in the courtyard of our cottage.

shirt:H&M. Skirt:Banana Republic. Ballet flats:Tod's. Tights:American Apparel Headband:Forever21

June 26, 2008

June 9, 2008

its arrived

This is summer. Sharp turns in golfcarts. Pool parties. Eating outside in the hot dusk air with the fireflies. Fresh fruit.

On Friday I will be leaving for our cottage in Holland for five weeks and we will also be going to France for a couple of days. The house is in the middle of the woods and it's vacation so posting/commenting will be sporadic.

June 4, 2008

wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door

Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in
the church where a wedding has been
Lives in a dream
Waits at the window, wearing the face
that she keeps in a jar by the door
Who is it for?
All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?
-The Beatles

I grew up hearing my mom and dad absentmindedly singing Beatles songs. At school I am known by many boys as the Hippie. And so I couldnt help but buy the following dress from Libra Vintage.

Dress: Libra Vintage {ebay}
Bracelets: Target.
Blue tooth necklace: M&J Trimming in NYC
Fang necklace: Urban Outfitters
Elephant necklace: gift shop of Ostia Antica in Rome

look rich talking cheap

You're so satin chic
Look rich, talking cheap
On your telephone
Won't be coming home
-Satin Chic,Goldfrapp

I got these granny printed Doc Martens a month-ish ago and I absuloutly love them.They seemed perfect to wear with a girly outfit on a visit to a local farm to get some cold apple cider and flowers. Plus I have always been obsessed with ballerina stuff so they are the perfect remedy to frilly stuff without seeming too sudden.

Wrap: Banana Republic silk cashmere
“Dress”: Banana Republic skirt
Tights: self ripped. Unknown brand
Locket: Urban Outfitters
Boots: Floral Doc Martens

I got a lot of comments on it, some positive, some negative when I wore it last week (I always seem to post my outfits a while after I wear them.)
At least five perceptive people pointed out that my tights were ripped.
Nooooo...really..? I didnt notice.
P.S: ballet photos are from google

8th Grade Graduation!

"May the road rise up to meet you;
May the wind always be at your back,
The sun shine warm upon your face,
The rain fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand."

Every year the 8th grade moving up ceremony concluds with the students whisper singing an Irish Blessing and then the school Alma Mater. They usually take stage on the lawn in front of the old brick school building. Unfortunately this year it rained and we moved into the ice rink which was decorated with school colors and shrubs.

Boys had to wear navy blazers,khakis and dress shoes while girls were instructed to wear white dresses.

I picked out a flowy white Joie dress from Bloomingdales. It may not have been the sparkliest or most glamorous but the moment I saw it I knew it would be one of those perfect dresses that can work at parties but also dancing in the rain.

8th Grade Graduation Outfit
necklace:Adore Vintage Dress:Joie Shoes:Steve Madden

Flower Inspired Outfit

dress:same Joie dress shoes:Dolce Vita tights:from the coolest person evah

Puddle Hopping Outfit

tights:DKNY Boots:Target Dress:same Joie dress

These adorable, spastic bunnies were born in our courtyard. It's so strange, they're just these tiny blobs of fur with a heavily beating heart.

I cannot believe I am done with 8th grade

I cannot believe that it's summer break.