The Process Of Becoming

"Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death." -Anais Nin

Outfit details: shirt- H&M, skirt- secondhand, belt- vintage, shoes- Seychelles from my sisters, bag- Urban Outfitters
Outfit details: dress- H&M, shoes- H&M, scarf- secondhand, bag- Pull and Bear

CONVERSATION

93 comments:

  1. True, it's the same with me and it' a bit scary indeed...

    By the way, may I steal each piece from your first outfit?! It's amazing!!

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  2. Mmmm I always try to live with zero regrets, although that doesn't come out as planned. Then I change for the better.

    I wuv the start print dress.

    (:

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  3. I always marvelled as a child how much I had matured from year to year: age 7 was a different continent than age 9. But these past few years...my knowledge continues to grow of course, but little else, and I fear stagnation.

    PS. I love that your tattoo echoes your belt :)

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  4. I love the first outfit! So pretty!

    It is strange to look back and see how much we have changed. Somewhat scary, but good.

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  5. I LOVE that yellow skirt outfit :) And your tattoos are beautiful. I'm thinking of getting a dandelion on my back.

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  6. I really love the butterfly belt! And the top, the way it scoops down in the back, just lovely. And I'm turning into a sucker for polkadots. =) Nice tats. ;)

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  7. There are so many good things going on in these photos - the leather skirt, the stripes, the dress with the clashing scarf (love that!). Very nice!

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  8. It's funny, you look so petite and, from first impressions long ago you seemed like a young girl, but the more I read on the more you seem so womanly, despite your (apparent) petiteness!

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  9. I love the lovely goldenrod skirt! Just the color alone makes me happy.

    Change is inherent in the human condition. I recently had a "reunion" of sorts with people I haven't seen for over 10 years. We are all very different people now, but not so changed that we can't laugh and relive old memories. It is true that we are a sum of our experiences, and that's probably what changes us, but earlier experiences serve as a bedrock of sorts.

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  10. My first reaction to your words was that I feel just the opposite, feeling that it's strange that I've felt to be the same person for so long. But, upon further thought, I realized that that's not true at all. While I've felt like an adult in consciousness for 3-4 years already, that doesn't mean I'm not an entirely different person than I was. The concept of self is such a strange thing. That we have an identity that transcends time is somewhat preposterous to me...

    I adore the 2nd outfit. The scarf and dress are perfection together.

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  11. your yellow and blue outfit is so good! <3

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  12. Growing up and all that comes with it is always a strange thought to try and wrap your mind around.

    (also the bag in the first outfit is lovely.)

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  13. The quote in the beginning is really something to think of. I like it. Also like your green shoes:)

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  14. i love when you wear scoop dresses that display your tattoos!

    also .. sometimes i think i am pretty much the same girl i was when i was younger, but other times i feel entirely different. it just depends i suppose.

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  15. I feel like I am becomming myself more and more each year. I stay the same being but I know myself and others so much better now than 10 or even 2 years ago that I am another person in my behavior as much as in my thoughts. Growing up is great and I am looking forward to becoming an old granny and reaching peace with myself and the world around while enjoying whatever inventions there are then... :)
    love christina

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  16. I really love the combo of the first outfit. The blue striped top is great with the yellow skirt.

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  17. love your butterfly tattoos! where'd you get them? =)

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  18. The first outfit is really lovely...I esp. love the skirt and those platform...

    XoXo

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  19. I love you skirt in the second lot of photos, and you belt in the first! And of course your lovely shoes....beautiful accessories all round!

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  20. @Melody, they're not butterflies, they're marlet birds (mythological birds without feet)...I drew them myself and got them inked at a tatoo parlor...not sure what you mean by "where."

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  21. Oooh! Lovely outfits! I love every aspect of the first! The shirt, the skirt, the belt, the shoes! And the dress in the second is beautiful too!
    <3 <3 <3

    ~ Caitie

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  22. one stage i find frustrating is the emo stage. especially with teenagers. i'm glad we have to move on in life.

    beautiful pictures as always!

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  23. I love your marlet tattos.
    And I really like all your outfit, specially the skirt and the belt. I'm a butterfly addict.
    thanks for your post dear!

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  24. beautiful quote.
    beautiful outfits.
    status: normal (:

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  25. i love your blog

    and your clothe is amazing


    kisses from Perú!

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  26. I love Anais Nin, blue & yellow is wonderful together and I love the second picture of you.

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  27. you've got the cutest outfits ever!! :) love your blog, would you mind if we exchange links?

    http://heyfancypants.blogspot.com

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  28. oh that yellow leather skirt! to die for.

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  29. Love the colors in that first outfit! So great!

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  30. i wish my H&M had pretty clothes like that!

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  31. Love the first outfit a lot x Sushi

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  32. I love the stripey top and the scalloped back:) So feminine.

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  33. what gorgeous photography! (and gorgeous outfits!)

    I also love how perfectly you illustrate the quote by entering and leaving the "states" in your sequence of pictures!

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  34. that skirt is an amazing color and a great fit!

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  35. That is just the most perfect stripey summery top. You always find the most beautiful places to take pictures.

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  36. love the belt, the dress, and your quote..
    amazing photos..

    mind exchanging links (:

    do visit my blog too if you may..

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  37. What a true, reflective quote. Stagnancy is like a kind of death. I'm glad life is a process that results in gradual change.

    BTW, this blue & yellow combination is lovely.

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  38. great belt...always love these photo essays.

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  39. I love that first set of shots so much. The sky, and the vegetation, everything is just wonderful--perfect settings for the outfit!

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  40. lovely outfits. my favourite is the first one. the striped shirt and the mustard yellow skirt go beautifully together.

    ps. love those heels in the first outfit.

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  41. ita. can't be more aptly put.

    SOMETHING PICASSO - don't we all want that but it's really impossible ;)

    love the sudden bursts of colour in your ensembles.

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  42. Nice outfits. I love that quote. I've lived in 6 towns between 2 states. I can't imagine settling down in 1 state for the rest of my life.

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  43. I love your tattoo! and the places where you take your pictures look so peaceful, i wish i were surrounded by woods. that must be awesome.

    <3S

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  44. great moto by Anais Nin, Herman Hesse once wrote something similar.
    The first outfit is my favourite of yours until now.

    -color combination, the belt and the shoes can make the difference! you should wear those shoes more frequently!

    -you look so stylish and typically American (its compliment or at least thats the way i said it) :)

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  45. That green skirt looks dreamy on you! x

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  46. I love your tattoos! What an adorable design. The star dress is also very pretty.
    xx

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  47. Loving the star print and scarf.

    Cool interpretation of bird tattoos, it's very original.

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  48. Absolutely LOVE the mustard/yellow skirt with the pale blue stripes!!!
    Gorgeous pics! :)
    xx

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  49. I love your star dress, its so cute.

    Carmen.xx.

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  50. I love your star dress, its so cute.

    Carmen.xx.

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  51. This is location is so fun! I love how far it seems to be :)))
    I also love your colors...the belt and skirt is genius!

    Kisses and hugs girl!
    You are genius!

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  52. I think I should have a starry dress as well!

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  53. love your butterfly belt . so pretty ! and great dress as always :D

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  54. I am totally in love with your cute little turquoise peeptoes!!

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  55. Two perfect outfits :)
    Love the mustard yellow skirt with the butterfly belt, love how the stripy top shows off your marlet birds and love the starry dress! Beautiful post.

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  56. how could you always find the best place to take photos??
    adorable!
    i've linked your blog on mine, hope its okay :))

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  57. That mustard coloured skirt is lovely and suits your skin tone perfectly! And your tattoos are beautiful.. Do they represent anything in particular?

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  58. Lovely blog
    Inspired me all the more as an artist and a fashion addict

    Kiss from Melbourne
    XOXO

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  59. These outfits are lovely. They match your skintone like perfectly!

    thelonelyteapot
    xxxx

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  60. I love the color of your first skirt :).

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  61. beautiful. your outfits are so pretty!

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  62. Love your heels in the first outfit! And your bag is awesome <333

    The second outfit is girly yet fun and looks perfect for traipsing in the woods XDD

    I also love that both outfits end with a similar photo!

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  63. I love all the colors in your first outfit!

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  64. That leather skirt is amazing.
    hard to wear leather isnt it? too hot or too rocky. this is perfection, good find :)

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  65. I love the yellow skirt. I have wanted a yellow skirt for some time now. Yellow is probably one of my most favorite colors.

    Lovely photos!

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  66. Ah the yellow skirt + stripes are perfection. I love your green bag.

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  67. Did you hear about this?
    http://hypebeast.com/2009/07/the-sartorialist-book-by-scott-schuman/

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  68. the first outfit is amazing! lovely colours.

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  69. Wonderful quote, outfits and photography. Always the most amazing posts. :)

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  70. This made me smile. Off to browse Anais now. :D

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  71. wow love your tattoos !
    great that i get to see them. you are full of surprises . i remember you mentioned them though
    you look great
    and love the mustard skirt and stripes . your style is so gorgeous and you are always true to yuur look
    i love that you have a defined signature style ..
    thanks for all your comments

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  72. love that bag! plus, it's so cool how low-backed tops and such show off your tattoos like that, like they were made just for you. :)

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  73. cool bag! The kiss lock clasp and shape of it are wonderful, like a giant coin purse...

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  74. Your tattoo is so cool. And is that a yellow leather skirt! RAD! I always find cool leather skirts in thrift stores but they never fit me...

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  75. great quote. reminds me I have a book of hers I need to finish reading!

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  76. i love anais nin - this is a favorite quote of mine, for sure.

    xoxo

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  77. I love the outfits! They're so cute.

    And love the quote.

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  78. LOVE those wooden platforms!

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  79. Beautiful tattoos, your choice of color besides the ubiquitous black reminded me of jagua.

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  80. I looove your butterfly belt, that aqua bag, and your star skirt!

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  81. It's great to see you featuring Anais Nin. She is the dictionary definition of an inspiring woman. My favorite quote is hers is perhaps her most famous, "There comes a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud is more painful than the risk it takes to blossom.".

    I love the color combination of the first few photos of you in the pencil skirt and the striped blue shirt.

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  82. That first outfit is what I consider the epitome of chic. Nothing says chic like a striped top and a plain skirt. The leather adds a lovely touch as well.

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  83. I love your skirt and butterfly belt!

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  84. Lovee both of these outfits an insanee amount
    Also; I want your scarfff

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  85. Oh I adore the first outfit. You look so beautiful. You also have a knack for finding outfits that perfectly highlight your shoulderblade tattoos.

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