Never Mind Faded Forests


As you might have noticed, the forests around me are anything but faded. I find no need to adjust the colors in my images to make things seem brighter or greener; our excessive rainfall leaves the region lush and vibrant. In fact, these pictures were snapped in a brief sunbreak between storms. I feel quite surrounded by green: books on green things, green packages, dresses, trees, and even the flora we clip and arrange around our house in pretty vases...

Also, please note my new-to-me shoes. I had a pair last year that was nearly exactly the same (vintage as well). That pair had the misfortune of not surviving my move across country; a couple of my boxes were lost in shipping and the one that contained those shoes (my favorite scarf and some books) was one of the boxes to go missing. These have thankfully filled the void the absence of the first pair left in my life. I look forward to wearing them much this summer to ground floaty dresses.

Outfit details:
Hats in the Belfry hat
F21 dress
vintage shoes via RainbowJaguar
PacSun purse
filigree ring via Gilt
The Quotation airplane ring
self-mixed nail polish

CONVERSATION

62 comments:

  1. Those shoes are awesome! Dig the Gilt ring too!!! Have a rad weekend!

    Cristi
    http://thatsorad.blogspot.com
    www.bluebee.com

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  2. Beautiful outfit, I love your dress and rings!! Lovely photos!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  3. I love the buckling pattern on those shoes-- I love how slightly atypical yet classy it is to pair with such a feminine sundress. And I also love how you listed "Orbit gum" as part of your outfit. :D You're a frequent gum chewer, I take it?

    PS: As much as I seem to love rambling, it's good to be rambling more about clothes and whatnot, rather than rambling about blogging and its problems. Analyzing too much takes the fun out of it, right?

    Toast with Charmalade

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  4. Awesome pictures, the forest is great and your shoes are adorable! :)

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  5. love the shoes & rings! the outfit is awazing!
    <3

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  6. So cute, I seriously love your shoes and the buckle on them, and all of your little accessories like your dainty gold rings. They're all too precious! I admire all of the beautiful dresses you have, as well. :)

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  7. Those shoes are too cool! I saw some that are very similar at Topshop, but they were sold out.

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  8. Green on green. A good mimicry of nature, I shall praise :)
    In my homeland, we're surrounded by thicker and darker forest(esp. around Borneo), but they're too dangerous and wild to encounter.
    You always show us pretty forests all over your photos and shower us with suitable outifts to fall over with! I love them all, as much I heart the nature.:))

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  9. Oh I'm really sorry you lost your stuff! I know how that is frustrating.

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  10. The shoes are really great,they are a great substitute for your beloved ones. And I must say,you are really lucky to be surrounded by such beautiful places,you can take amazing photographs there and also enjoy yourself.
    Nature is beautiful !

    PS: Your shoes and your hair have almost the same color,that's lovely !

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  11. so gorgeous i love your hat and rings!!!!

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  12. Love the atmosphere, and those rings are absolutely stunning! You must be a nature person or a tom boy because you are very peaceful.

    my blog: ♥La Stylin Girraffe♥

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  13. great photos. you look amazing. and don't even get me started on your rad monk shoes. i've got a pair, slightly darker in color and of course now, they will be so much cooler to wear since you have a pair, too. xo.

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  14. Too beautiful for words. That hat + those shoes = what dreams are made of.

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  15. Am going to jump on the bandwagon. Those shoes really are great, a bit like the ones from Topshop which everyone seams to have, but so much nicer!

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  16. You live in such a beautiful environment, and I always worry that I'll loose my stuff through moves/airplane rides.

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  17. love the shoes and hat! atleast you've got a replacement now!

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  18. oh dear, I can't imagine losing a box in the mail. I had a friend whose entire summer wardrobe was lost after a Spanish airline misplaced her suitcase. In some sense it is kind of liberating though to just go shopping with wreckless abandon haha

    cool book, sounds intriguing

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  19. The book is just perfect for your setting in the photos. I bet it's a good read-sounds a bit spooky!

    Also I just have the biggest crush on your gold rings. The big one adds some glamour while the jets are a little tomboyish. I just love them :)The nail color is great too.

    Really, what *don't* I love about this post!

    B from A plus B

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  20. that dress is gorgeous!


    INTOTHEFOLDFASHION.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  21. I have a feeling orbit is your new sponsor or something? lol its beenin the last 7 posts!

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  22. I love those shoes- I had a pair just like them that I wore to death in high school!

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  23. Love your dress and your hat.:)SarahD

    www.myrepublicoffashion.blogspot.com

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  24. i noticed those cool shoes straightaway. i love the color. pretty floral dress too. the northwest has such gorgeous greenery.

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  25. It is SO beautiful where you live! This is why I have frequent overwhelming urges to migrate North. As you can see if you happen to view my most recent post, things are turning quite golden here in NorCal already, and it's getting too warm for my taste with summer not even officially here yet. *sigh* I'll be appreciating your lush pictures even more during the summer months as I'll try to imagine myself in greener, cooler surroundings :)

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  26. Omg, if I lost a box of shoes and books in the mail? I would bawl. lol,cute replacement though! You look sweet :)

    I have to say that I love the dress, I just got one with the same colors at Target. Green looks great on you with your hair.

    I have to say all this Orbit gum is driving me nuts. I am gun freak and the braces are preventing me from having any! :P

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  27. Glad you are reunited with some long lost shoes - sort of!

    Lovely outit - that hat is the coolest

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  28. Oh, how I miss green things, at times, Athens seems devoid of them. Loving all of the green things in your photos!

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  29. hmm nice subtle gum promotions :P
    love the outfit, you have such pretty hair

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  30. Such a pretty dress, and I love the shoes.
    :3

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  31. absolutely stunning doll! your photography is always so amazing. do you just use the Canon with it's stock lense? Mine comes out darker and pixelated than yours :(. so i end up having to edit them all.

    thank you for visiting my blog, it makes me so excited!


    xoxoxo
    lyndsey

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  32. I love your dress, your shoes and the photo of you reading. You look so classy.

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  33. Great outfit. I love this time of year. Over here in Connecticut everything is so bright green and lush I feel like I'm in a rainforest when I step outside.

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  34. Hey! Thanks for leaving a comment =)
    I didnt mean you denied it, sorry about that, I guess I didn't read carefully in the first post about that.. I was just like wow theres a looot of Orbit gum flying around these pics. =) Friends?

    Bellesme
    http://bellesmee.blogspot.com

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  35. Thank you so much for the tips! I meant to say over exposed instead of pixelated haha, oops :). I do set it on a self timer (the ten seconds 2 pictures at a time). I tap the button for it to focus before I step in. I just bought my camera recently and I've been using an automatic setting (No Flash) the entire time. I will definitely read up on ISO and Manual settings. I also take my pictures in midday..around 12 p.m EST. Direct lighting is from 10 a.m to 3 p.m I believe, so I think I'll be playing with my photoshoot timing too ;). Oh, and I have a Canon Rebel XSI (stock) :).

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  36. Those shoes look fantastic.~
    Beautiful pictures!

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  37. I just love that hat. It reminds me of The Black Crows for some reason.

    Gorgeous shoes. I would be devestated if I lost them.

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  38. ive always regretted not splurging on almost the exact pair of shoes in topshop... they were overpriced but i feel like i could wear them with everything. i love them!

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  39. my goodness your hair is getting long. The shoes are divine.
    -indigo

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  40. gorgeous, I love those colors on you and those shoes are perfect! jealous!

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

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  41. beautiful outfit! I need to go exploring in my own forest as well with a good book....I have to say I love all of your accessories!!! Especially your rings, they're always so unique and make your style even more individual!

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  42. my 1st visit and i'm loving your blog ;)
    those rings are amazing!

    Castor Pollux

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  43. I love the shoes! And also your pretty rings!

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  44. Those shoes are great. I found a pair just like those the other day (a half size too small!!). Love all the green. My pics are full of forest green saturation currently as well! It is sure nice living in this part of the world!

    This dress is so lovely and fits you so well.

    Oh, and the hat: AWESOME. You know what? I just had a thought: head cutting off bloggers could just cover their faces with hats or look over their shoulders or do back photos or use shadows, or well, there are tons of non head cutting off options. Just a thought...

    oh, and love that pic of you reading! SO PERFECT.

    ;-)

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  45. I wish I lived right next to a forest, would make taking outfit shots so much easier.

    Every single outfit of yours is always so great, I don't understand how you can be bothered to get dressed everyday, surely you must feel like walking around in trackies some days.

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  46. your hair looks especially long in these pictures! love the shoes

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  47. those equine socks could not be any sweeter.

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  48. those shoes are perfect! a fine replacement.

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  49. love.the.print.of.this.dress.

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  50. Love those shoes, definitely a great replacement :) I absolutely HATE losing clothes I love, and wish the ones I'm not so fond of would escape my closet quicker, lol.

    xoxo Maria

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  51. That's terrible that you lost some books and a cherished accessory. Especially a scarf and shoes.

    Terrible.

    But I'm glad you feel you are bouncing back.

    I probably have never neglected to say it: You live in the most seemingly enchanting portion of the US. Every time you take your woods photos, I feel like something magical is about to happen. A Sprite will float out from behind a tree and take you away or a woodland nymph will peek into the camera, or something equally fun!


    XX.
    Maeko, thereafterish.
    Maeko.org

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  52. LOVE! I almost bought this dress....and now seeing it on you, I wish I would have!

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  53. Hey there! We're just coming across your blog. It's so great and you look fantastic in this get up! Super lovely look!

    Roxane and Karrie
    RAINBOWJAGUAR

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