Friday, June 3, 2011

Darkling in the eternal space

It's been a while I know, but I come bearing nature's gifts.


Little white flowers that look like lace and burst from bead-green buds.


A mother duck and her fluffy ducklings scrambling around in the undergrowth near a stream.


And a rabbit, feasting on the campus grounds, his little white tail turned up to the wind.

I'm a lucky girl, I know, and I've been feeling the need to commune with the wilderness lately, so I softened a black and navy peg-legged-pant outfit with a drapey green scarf.

Scarf - Mother's.  Blouse - Dorothy Perkins.  Heels - H&M.
Pants - Zara.  Belt - New Look.  Necklace - Made by mother.
Earrings - Claire's (yes, it's a biscuit).

I like the idea of draping things and belting them to give tops a completely different shape and look.  If you see wires dangling in the photos, it's because I was listening to music on my iPod and it definitely made a difference to my photo-taking mood.  I felt a lot more sprightly and happy, and I may well use them in future!

Also, I just loved rolling around in this luscious, long, deep green grass that I found off the beaten track.  It felt so tender and clean and I was reminded, oddly, of a book I read in my childhood about wild Chincoteague ponies and how they would eat handfuls of juicy grass, made salty-sweet by the sea.  I know I'm crazy, but it used to make my mouth water.

I don't long to eat grass anymore (perhaps I was crazedly contemplating it below?), but I think it's that time for the year for everyone to just get out there and enjoy the outdoors for a little bit. 


Go on, you know you want to!

18 comments:

!♥ m i m i said...

Hi there Shoe!!! (Your name is so cool! :D)

Omg those ducklings.. and that rabbit!! EEEK so cute.

Oh and LOOOL to your comment. Is it rly a HSM2 reference?!!! Omg! That's so funny lol. The things you find at thrift stores hahah. I'll go google that phrase now actually. Cuz I'm suspicious.. Are you just pulling my leg? Loool.

I love your cookie earrings btw!

Love, Mimi

!♥ m i m i said...

OMG IT'S A REAL THING:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reef_triggerfish

and you were right!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humuhumunukunukuapua%27a_(song)

LOL

Well, I've learned something new today (:

P.S. Do you think that the owner of the crop top donated to Value Village BECAUSE high school musical made a song about it? THAT would be hilarious :P

Winnie said...

Your shots are really pretty. Also the outfit is great, love how well it goes with the green foliage in the background!

Tori said...

The lace-flowers at the top are elderflowers, you can make a lovely cordial from them. I made some last weekend, drinking it right now, O bliss. They also, infused into syrup, make a lot of nice sweet things. NATURE IS MAGIC.

Gorgeous pics, also, love the outfit :)

Dorothy Souhuwat said...

i like the way you wear ur scarf

Sarah said...

Aw, all of your photos make it seem like spring/summer! I wish it were that way here... but I have rain (and occasional hail) with a side of cold going on in Oregon. I'll live vicariously through your lovely photos.

I seriously cannot wear scarves like that; I look ridiculous. You're rockin' it though and look so nature-y in the trees!

PS Irony... my captcha is "roses." The nature theme continues.

Temporary:Secretary said...

The pictures of the ducklings and the bunny is SO cute! xxx

Fashion Cappuccino said...

The little rabbit is so cute! It must be so nice and relaxing to get in touch with nature and animals! You look so beautiful and glowing! I love your shoes! xoxoxoo

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

AH THESE PHOTOS ARE BEAUTIFUL. They certainly capture the small beauties of the world! ;)

And I love the pictures of you - what an awesome backdrop.

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yiqin; said...

i like your coat <3

SASA said...

wow so fresh! beautiful scenery! that rabbit is totally cute!! <3

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

So pretty, as always. L;ove the ducklings! x hivenn

Be said...

I wants that duckling!!!
Haha, it's so adorable! And those earrings! I'm going to find Claire, break into her house and steal them, haha.

P.S. Don't worry, you're not alone. When I was little (littler I might add. [I'm short]) I used to eat grass too. I tried to teach my dog how to do that and when I did I was so proud and then I learnt that dogs eat grass when they're feeling sick...

Angie said...

gorgeous photos of wildlife. i like your belt too!
pandaphilia fashion

Michelle's Style File said...

Beautiful! Love how you've belted your scarf.

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

Cassie said...

DUCKIES!!! You look adorable as well. :)

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Madeline Quaint said...

Hey, thank you for your comment on my blog!

Great pictures! Why dya say you're not good at taking photos? Totally not true!

What a great idea to belt a light scarf over a blouse... Very inspiring! :)

I hope your computer gets healed soon! :)

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