The Lonely Sea And The Sky

I think I'd enjoy living on the water...like in a houseboat, but only for about a year. It wouldn't be on the ocean (or Puget Sound as pictured below). Instead, I would live on a river. Then, if I ever had to escape the long arm of the law, I would pull up my anchor and let the current tow me away...
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Outfit details:
scarf- gift from my father
jacket- H&M
necklace- courtesy of Modcloth
dress- White House Black Market
tights- street vendor
bag- courtesy of NeedSupply
shoes- Bloch via Gilt

CONVERSATION

133 comments:

  1. Wow! This is such a sophisticated look, I really love the subtle color palette. And the scenery is gorgeous!

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  2. I was actually *just* having a conversation with my boyfriend over how nice it would be to live in a boat over the summer. Then we realized that neither of us know how to even drive a boat. Ha!

    You're looking adorable as always.

    Happy New Year!

    xoxoxo

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  3. love love the jacket!!! those tights look awesome!!!
    your dad has great taste!!

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  4. What a beautiful idea... (apart from the mosquitos maybe). And the perfect outfit to it. The bag is elegant and roomy. Sabine x

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  5. I agree with Jennine--this is a really sophisticated look, but I love it on you. It's been wonderful to see your style evolve and grow, but still remain you.

    (That shot with the water moving is brilliant.)

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  6. Love the coat, this photo set is extremely pretty.

    xx
    FashionCloud

    www.thefashioncloud.com

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  7. Amazing outfit! Love your blog! <3

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  8. Wonderful outfit as usual! I like the scenery....bit different form your usual,which is nice ^^ Thank you for commenting on my blog! I thought "an education" was quite predictable too,the whole time I was like "something must go wrong at the end" and obviously it did.I loved the costumes too.
    Sofie
    onetoomanywishes.blogspot.com

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  9. What you just wrote reminded me of the movie "The river of no return" with Marilyn Monroe. :-)
    Nice pictures!!!

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  10. I always love when you take pictures by the sea, it's so peaceful ! I like the nice details of the jacket and the tights are great :)

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  11. Can I steal your beautiful hair please? ;)
    You look adorable, what a gorgeous jacket!

    Florrie x

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  12. i love the idea of living on a river... i think i would almost feel trapped living at sea and not being able to see land.

    ps. your hair makes me wish i had never cut mine off!

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  13. I love your little blazer.
    Weren't you cold? Here, in Hungary it's freezing....

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  14. This outfit is gorgeous. I love love that bag. So gorgeous. I need to a get a bag like that.

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  15. Those rocks are amazing!
    Great photos!

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  16. i love your outfit and your bag, and this location is gorgeous!

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  17. o wow, the scarf and the pantyhose are my faave part! looving the regal look to this and your jacket is sooo chic, also lovign your hair in a bun :)

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  18. huckleberry finn'it down the river. Id want to live by the water just so I could dress nautical all the time :)

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  19. i love this post. it really captures the mood lately from this "arctic blast" or whatever they are calling it.

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  20. I'm so jealous that you those shoes! By the time I saw them, they were gone. I love how you've been wearing them, but it makes me sad ... hehe

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  21. Those tights are so cool! You always find cool places to take photos.

    lol the long arm of the law. What would they arrest you for? Cuteness?

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  22. i just adore this outfit! the jacket is perfect and your tights and shoes are gorgeous!

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  23. Oh, living on a boat on a river for a while sounds amazing!

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  24. hahah thats so awesome. i wish i could even want to live on the ocean but i get too seasick to even think about it. but sounds like a master plan for you!!

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  25. love. those. tights. they make that outfit, gorgeous!

    lovelove, M.
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

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  26. That's seriously kind of creepy. My grandma JUST read that poem to me for the first time this morning then I come to your blog and you quote it. xD
    I'd love to do the same only the waves give me a stomach ache. The idea is lovely though. As is your outfit, as usual. :)

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  28. I love your outfit! Almost all black never looked better! I've always wanted to live by water too, maybe a beach house or like you said, a houseboat on the river.

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  29. http://www.weardrobe.com/weardrobe100

    i found you here ;-)

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  30. this is such a lovely outfit! you look great in black, i am attempting to wear more black these days!

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  31. i love your pictures!!! i wish it was summer here already so i can go around and take nice pictures too! the temperatures are just making it hard for me to stay outdoors for a long time!

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  32. I want that baaaag!

    I wish I didn't get so sea-sick, because I must agree that a houseboat sounds fun. sigh.

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  33. I'd love to live by the sea. I can imagine it being such a peaceful, simple life. I think I'm looking at it through rose tinted glasses, however! :)

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  34. those tights are my fave! youre always surrounded by such beautiful scenery :)

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  35. These are really beautiful photos. Love the shoes, I want them myself actually;) And the scarf is very nice, I always like things that I've got as gifts from people I love:)

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  36. I do live beside the sea, but sometimes it's too grey. This is a beautiful post!

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  37. oh I have that same jacket:)
    I wish I could have that beautiful landscapes! They are so wonderful:)

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  38. Beautiful Idea!
    living on the water I good get used to that : )
    Cute outfit
    XX

    abutterflybyday.blogspot.com

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  39. Such gorgeous photos! Love the outfit, and your dad's present is so sweet! Gorgeous bag too! ;)
    xx

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  40. you wear an awful lot more black than you used to, not that that's a bad thing at all, you look so pulled elegant and polished, especially in this outfit xxx

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  41. you look like a sailor's wife waiting for her long-lost love to return! a modern-day penelope. i'd love to live on a house-boat too - it's one of my ultimate fantasies!

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  42. The jacket, tights & bag are beautiful! Everything suits you very well :)

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  43. Those patent shoes... to die for! I love them paired with those tights, it's darling in black.

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  44. love your outfit, i'm insanely jealous of that bag and your tights especially. i don't think i could ever live on the water but the idea of an adventure anytime sure is nice.

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  45. Living on a boat would give you the perfect opportunity to pull out all of the nautical inspired clothing.

    I love your bag and the color on it, its soo pretty.
    http://thedollhouse0101.blogspot.com/

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  46. Love this post. I like the idea of living on a river. You should read 'Fevre Dream' if you ever get a chance. It's a legit vampire novel about boating on the mississippi.

    Anyways, love those tights, and mad props to your daddy for the scarf.

    You live in such a pretty part of the world.

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  47. those tights are amazing. I spent a spring break on a boat once. It was wonderful

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  48. this is amazing. you look so good! i love those tights and basically everything going on in this picture. pippy long stocking once lived on a boat. shes my favorite. :)

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  49. i love your scarf. it's so cozy and elegant.

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  50. Beautiful photos! Lovely shots of you and the water.

    Bella x

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  51. lovely look....i really like your bag, it is simple but cute and it looks really useful for carrying small amounts of books and such

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  52. The GIF image with the moving water is so inspiring!

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  53. You look very adorable in these photos & I love the one with moving water :]

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  54. what can I say?!
    You always(!) look amazing!
    I love this outfit! everything about it is just perfect!
    <3

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  55. I've always wanted to live on a houseboat too, maybe one day....

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  56. Oh yeah, live in a river would be aweome. Much better than live in the ocean, more quiet I think. here in chile, in the south are a lot of people who lives in the water, they built their houses on stick in the seashore.

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  57. i want your tights!

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  58. I like that this home would have a contingency plan come hard times! hehe.

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  59. i love your hair worn up! you look so happy, too. i spent a few days on a boat and decided i really want to decorate one and sail around with my boy & my cat. you'd be surprised how nimble cats are on water vessels!

    ps. this post reminds me of the smog son bathysphere...one of my favorites

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  60. I love how your hair looks in this post!

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  61. i love everything in your outfit. especially your shoes and jacket!

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  62. Such a pretty outfit, Rebecca! I visited this little town in China once where some of the houses floated on the water and I remember thinking that if I ever learned to swim, I'd like to live in one!

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  63. love love love your outfit! hope you didn't get it wet during this shoot!

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  64. Great pictures! I love how you always included the animated GIF, so cute!

    I must say, I can never have enough of your blog.. ^_^

    http://thenovembergirl.blogspot.com

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  65. These are such lovely photos (and I especially love the gif!). The jacket really pulls together this outfit. I love the simplicity of the colors and shapes.

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  66. Totally gorgeous photos and the outfit is perfect. ANd yeah, living by water is pretty darn awesome :)

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  67. lovely whimsical tights...

    http://thestylerealist.blogspot.com

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  68. how huck finn of you! I could see you there though

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  69. Such evocative photos. I love your text, as well, and also, that jacket is perfect! Beautiful post -- you always inspire me.

    xx

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  70. Love the scarf, the print on it is so pretty!

    www.sonyasark.blogspot.com

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  71. love how you put it all together! I want that coat!

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  72. I really love the street vendor tights, and they match perfectly with your jacket! ;]

    And the scenery in your pictures are so pretty. ;]

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  73. wow, i can't even begin to describe how much i love this look...
    the scarf that topped the back outfit...
    the detailing of the tights..
    the detailing of the jacket..
    the shoes..
    and the bag in my fave shade...
    whooo..

    gizellefaye.blogspot.com

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  74. this jacket is so cute
    i love the shape and the detail on the lapel
    very cute scarf and tights as well
    another flawless outfit from you, love it
    thanks for sharing as always
    and thanks for the lovely comments, i really appreciate it

    -cma
    COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

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  75. What an adorable outfit :) Love the moving water shot too- how clever :)

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  76. oh wow another gorgeous outfit from you. and beautiful photos as usual! i esp like the jacket and the scarf given by your father. the moving water with a picture of your flowery tights and lace up is really cute :)

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  77. oh yes, a house on the river!
    at first when I saw your shoes I thought they had constellations on them, wouldn't that be lovely? Well I like them this way very much too

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  78. Great photos. Love the scenery.

    Check out my blog! :-)
    http://wardrobewarrioress.blogspot.com/

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  79. i'd love to be by the water too...either by Lake Michigan or in Hawaii. all black! that's something new, but i'm digging the outfit!

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  80. gorgeous photos!! i love the whole look :)

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  81. I'm really digging the military/drummer inspired coats going on out there right now.

    I can't believe how incredible your sceneries are. I'd totally do the houseboat thing, but I think I'd like to cruise the coastlines and just check out foreign cultures.

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  82. the pictures are beautiful!
    im loving the bag

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  83. How romantic, yes there is something about being near the water. Great outfit and amazing pictures.

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  84. the scarf is exquisite,the color and volume is just gorgeous. Love the high bun too, the whole look is very polished with a gypsy flair.
    -indigo

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  85. If you want to live on a houseboat on a river, you should come to the Netherlands. I actually know a student from my school who lives on a houseboat. From what I know, it's pretty cool :)

    I absolutely love that bag. I need one just like that, but I am too picky when it comes to bags, there are just too many styles I don't like and I am not a bagperson in general.

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  86. i remember wanting to live in a boat for a while when i was a kid! there's something so freeing about being able to just move whenever you wanted and not be tied down to one place (: i love your jacket, tights and shoes! you look great as always!

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  87. You look like a beautiful fairy! just perfect.

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  88. beautiful look
    beautifuls photos.
    thanks
    www.whatdialike.com

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  89. looove your bag and jacket, it's really cute :)

    leen

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  90. I love the photos. How did you remove the picture borders?

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  91. This is a particularly cute outfit, and a lovely backdrop.

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  92. Your photos are always taken at such beautiful locations!

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  93. You make life by the water sound so great you're even persuading me! Your outfit goes great with the beautiful scenery!

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  94. Dear, you always have some of the most gorgeous outfits, as well as, gorgeous backdrops! I especially love your bag, the color, the size, and everything, it's just so lovely!

    Hope you are well! ♥

    xoxo,
    S-C

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  95. My boyfriend bought a small house boat 2 years ago for just that reason. I was SO excited. He sold it within 2 weeks because he was too seasick to sleep on it. :( He crushed my summer dreams.

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  96. lovely photos, and i love your jacket :) beautiful...

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  97. Love the pictures! Just wonderful!

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  98. Where did you get that adorable bag? I love it!!

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  99. Gorgeous shots! That jacket is wonderful--I want one! :)

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  100. i love the black military jacket from h&m. this is an awesome outfit. well done!

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  101. living in seattle, its surprising the number of people i know who live on boats (some on legit house boats, others on actual boats). i guess water does surround the city, and in some cases its much cheaper to live on the water instead of the land. i fantasize about it too.

    i love how you matched the gold hues of the scarf with the gold accents in your outfit. i like to do this with all black outfits at well.

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  102. and just why might a nice girl like you need, to escape from the law??? hehehe makes me very curious ;D

    love the outfit! and your gif. i've decided to dub you "the gif master" (picture that being said in an echo-y, athoritative voice)

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  103. I love the gif with the rippling water :) xxx

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  104. I could totally see myself in this outfi. !what a gorgeous scarf!

    By the by, I've got that H&M cropped jacket too ;)

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  105. adorable. love everything, especially your hair. :)

    kat

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  106. What a lovely post! I love your jacket.

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  107. WoW ! you look so stunning and i agree with you- id like a houseboat too-- in a river. or almost by land.. feels like such an nice thing to do.
    wish you an great week darling.take care
    xx ediot

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  108. You have a wonderful father for giving you such a pretty scarf! Your pictures are always so gorgeous.

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  109. Living by the water has so many different moods. It's lovely to look out across the sea (or the Sound) on a grey winter's day, and despite the open space, you feel incredibly close to you own thoughts.

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  110. I love houseboats!! Whenever I get to go to a harbor that has houseboats, I always gravitate towards them because they're just so... magical! It's the perfect little hobby home with lots of room for randomness and creativity! *sigh :)

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  111. Your outdoor shots, angles, colors, outfits and words have such an amazing presence. You blog is immaculately designed and your voice is so uniquely your own. Lovely lovely lovely.

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  112. This outfit is so perfect in every way! Adorable!

    I always dream of living on a boat too... it would be so peaceful!

    -Coco from Our Paper Moon

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  113. really lovely photos - very poetic, xx

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  114. This outfit is just to die for! Incredible.
    http://mypeachprincess.blogspot.com/
    Love,
    xx. Peach Princess ♥

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  115. Looks like an ad campaign out of a magazine! Love your work, and your blog. The street vendor tights are AMAZING.
    http://meggasus.blogspot.com/

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  116. youre such a sight! i love looking at your blog a few days at a time, so that i can get a few burst of excitement at one go! :) but it is kinda hard to resist checking you up everyday.

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  117. Curious: what crime will you be committing? :)

    You look adorable :)

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  118. Not only do I love the outfit (esp your jacket and shoes), as well as the beautiful setting in these photos, I'm also loving the John Masefield quote!

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  119. I've always wanted to live in a houseboat for a while. Not forever... But at least a vacation! The phrase "long arm of the law" needs to be used much more frequently. Love this outfit and the scenery. I can't wait to visit the Northwest.

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  120. i'd quite like to live on a little canal boat in england. i think i watched too much rosie & jim when i was little though.

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  121. Um. Hi. Second to last picture is so trippy and fantastic.

    Plus..awesome scarf.

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  122. oh my goodness. these photos are LOVELY.. just wonderful! inspiring outfit and setting. oh i just love it (:

    anna

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  123. i really like your blog, and i love your style!!
    lot of love,
    neva.

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