A Poignant Contrast


It was very natural to pair my fae wreath from Gardens of Whimsy with my typical style of a vintage dress or very feminine look, but I thought it might look nice with jeans and a tee as well. With a dress the crown makes everything whimsical and sweet, but with jeans there is more of a play in contrasts. From the neck down it's a pretty simple look, but the wreath changes everything (for the better!).

I haven't been gone from those old fields for long and I only lived there for a year, but already I'm missing them. When I eventually return to the States my parents will have moved, so I'll probably never see the ranges of Fort Lewis again. I've lived in cities in the past and always considered myself at home there than the monotonous countryside, but lately I'm beginning to think the past year in Washington won me over to the rural side of things. I enjoy the solitude, driving down empty roads, and watching the fields change with the seasons. Perhaps, I'll just have to keep going back and forth between the two extremeties every few years...as I have for most of my life.







Outfit details:
secondhand shirt, bought in Japan
BDG jeans
Miss Sixty heels via Gilt
filigree & Bijules ring via Gilt
*pictures from when I was still in Washington

CONVERSATION

39 comments:

  1. I love that wreath. Great outfit!:)SarahD

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  2. Love what you are wearing & especially the wreath! I cant find any decent ones where I live! xxx

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  3. The wreath is so perfect, do you think it would look nice against my black hair as well?

    Love from Toronto.

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  4. This is super! you look great with jeans on!

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  5. I love the countryside but only for so long, I like my home conveniences too much and 24 hour supermarkets! Haha. You look great with jeans on, makes a nice change now and again.

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  6. I love your headband!!
    kisses

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  7. I Waaaant Those Heels.
    StyleNonsense.blogspot.com

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  8. How crazy to return home to a home that you have never known before. I can't even imagine! You seem to adjust to new surroundings without much difficulty though so I imagine you will do fine.

    I too will miss the Washington scenery in your posts but am excited to see how you capture Virginia.

    Onto the next adventure - right?

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  9. I love this mix! Great merge of the seemingly opposite styles...inspired!

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  10. You're so pretty! I love the wreath, it just goes to show that even without something super girly the wreath still stands out.

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  11. I think you really look pretty in pants.
    You should walk them out more often!

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  12. I must agree, it's too easy to look whimsical in a dress!
    I can't remember the last time I saw jeans on this blog...

    www.percyowl.blogspot.com

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  13. You look very pretty in these photos. I must say, it is strange to see you in pants, but you look great in anything.

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  14. I really like to see you in pants, you should wear it more often :D

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  15. Yes, loving the wreath with the jeans and t!

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  16. i love the shape of that top, but i can never find one that sits just right. yours is bang on. i'm dreaming about one in creamy silk at the moment. sigh.

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  17. Love those jeans but Oh my god noooooooooooo why do I feel so sad about you never going back to washington???

    Uh, Elissa, get off the internet...

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  18. Omigosh, you're wearing PANTS!

    lol, I like it.

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  19. those are great jeans. you can make any look work!

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  20. Very cute photos and I love the headband you're wearing x Sushi

    P.S. Enter the giveway on my blog for your chance to win your choice of anything on Gosh Celebrity Fashion or a $25.00 gift card from Jewel Me Pretty!

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  21. Vous postes sont absolument incroyable et je ne l'aime vraiment

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  22. Yes! I love the contrast in this outfit. I'm already a little nostalgic for the pacific northwest wilderness! I'll be sad to see it go but have no doubts you will take us to many more exciting spots ;)

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  23. Hi! I just discovered your blog and I found myself really agreeing with a lot of your random thoughts. And I love how unique your style is!

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  24. you are way to cute dear rebecca
    xo
    -bree

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  25. You look great in jeans, and the shoes are to die for... and beautiful photos!

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  26. love both looks :) both different but darling nonetheless :)

    have a blast in london :)
    so jealous!!

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  27. What a lovely set of photos, you have the most beautiful hair!

    Sharon xx

    http://sundayschooltime.blogspot.com/

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  28. very cute blog & style^__^ you are wearing the fall style in a pretty way!

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  29. I love the headpiece!

    juliet xxx

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  30. I understand what you are going through. I am studying in exeter in uk and its a small town with loads of greenery. back home, I live in the city.

    It took time to get used to living in the small town but I do miss it when I am back at home.

    Anyway, both outfit looks equally nice with the head accessory (:

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  31. It's tough to move from a place once you've gotten used to it. I moved around a lot myself, growing up, and will probably move once again, once I find a grad school and/or job that I like. I found myself growing attached to the midwestern prairies but often miss urban New York. Now I live in coastal New England and am trying to appreciate the variety of this locale before I have to leave it. We're fortunate to have such abundant choices here in the U.S.-- we can really find just about any geography and climate that we like!

    I love the contrast you've created here. And those high-waisted black skinnies are, well, jean-ius (pardon the pun). I'm going to have to check out BDG myself!

    Enjoy all of your wanderlusting...

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  32. I really would love to have wreathes of flowers in my hair.

    One day. When I'm not stuck in a fabric office cubicle.

    XX.
    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

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  33. That wreath is gorgeous with your hair! I swear I'm always going on about your hair, but it really is magnificent. :D

    And oh goodness I'm going to miss your amazing nature shots!

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  34. Are you no longer an adopted Washintonian now? :(
    Though I guess you are finally old enough to pick a home of your own...
    I will miss all your gorgeous photo ops.
    -indigo

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  35. ermm,, i think this is the first timee seeing u wearing jeanss,, but u still look great as always!! :DD i love ur shoes :DD

    xoxo

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  36. We almost never see you in pants! Surprising and perfect contrast with the crown.

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  37. This outfit is seriously soo amazing!
    That wreath is just the most adorable thing ever

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  38. cute outfit, your smile is gorgeous too! And your legs seem to go on fooreeevvverrrr in those jeans!

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