Wilderness Is A Necessity Of The Human Spirit

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We don't have many trees on this base, but the ones we do have are twisted and shaped by the ocean winds. They all slant together in the same direction and the branches are these lovely swooping shapes that are perfect for climbing. After awhile cooped up indoors or on the road, I just want to go outside and commune some with nature (although the ridiculous number of bug bites I am acquiring are making me feel less inclined to venture outdoors). My hair big and wavy like this also makes me feel like a John William Waterhouse subject and thus mystical wilderness feels like the most appropriate setting...

the clothes horse, flower headband, floral wreath, bow print dress, blue dress, waterhouse painting, preraphaelite, fashion, style, retro, vintage, redhead
the clothes horse, flower headband, floral wreath, bow print dress, blue dress, waterhouse painting, preraphaelite, fashion, style, retro, vintage, redhead
the clothes horse, flower headband, floral wreath, bow print dress, blue dress, waterhouse painting, preraphaelite, fashion, style, retro, vintage, redhead
the clothes horse, flower headband, floral wreath, bow print dress, blue dress, waterhouse painting, preraphaelite, fashion, style, retro, vintage, redhead
the clothes horse, flower headband, floral wreath, bow print dress, blue dress, waterhouse painting, preraphaelite, fashion, style, retro, vintage, redhead
the clothes horse, flower headband, floral wreath, bow print dress, blue dress, waterhouse painting, preraphaelite, fashion, style, retro, vintage, redhead
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47 comments:

  1. I love the last photo - truly beautiful!

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  3. your hair is just incredible.
    these are fabulous shots and capture a wonderful spirit of innocence and whimsy. thanks for sharing :D

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  4. the dress suits you perfectly! I love your hair in the sunlight!!!

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  5. Gnarly big trees are just amazing and you do look like a Waterhouse heroine in these

    Love your outfit - esp. the back of the dress *swoon*

    Happy weekend!

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  6. love your headband
    somehow-someday.blogpsot.com
    x

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  7. You are sooo pretty, Rebecca! And you always dress perfectly for your smaller stature, never drowning it out (I'm 4 foot 10 myself, so I notice these things! :P). Thanks for being a personal icon!

    Xo,
    Sarz

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  8. Hi! I love your blog and i've just always wondered.. what did you study in college and where did you go!?

    :)

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  9. You do look like a Waterhouse subject. And that's an amazing tree to climb onto! Lucky you.

    Cheers,
    poet

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  10. Yeah, welcome to the south. The bugs are unbearable in summer.

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  11. Oh my goodness! This dress is so beautiful with all those little bows! I love how you paired it with the nude flats.

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  12. These are such cute photos! Love the tree, I used to have one by my house with a branch just like that :)

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  13. Such lovely photos. You really know how to look your best for it. Great outfit too.

    Xoxo,http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

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  14. Aww!! What pretty pictures! That tree looks like lots of fun! I love climbing trees. :)

    And I just adore the butterfly print on your dress! It is so cute! <3

    Keep up the good work!

    ~ Katie

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  15. @Anonymous #2, I studied Business & Marketing at a Christian college in PA. I don't share the name of my college online; if you're dying of curiosity I will share it in an e-mail.

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  16. I just love your sun-covered photos lately! It's a big difference from Washington! And I just have to say that your hair looks gorgeous in these shots :)

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  17. WOW!!! Your photography grows more gorgeous by the day! This is so stunning, and very inspiring.

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  18. Wow! That tree looks so big and beautiful!
    The wreath fits in perfectly, and I love the back of that dress!

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  19. Where do you buy all these amazing dresses? You should share these important secrets! :)

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  20. What fun photos! I wish I had a tree like that, and of course your dress is gorgeous and looks amazing with your hair!

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  21. @Erika, the details on my clothes are always listed at the end of the post...I even usually link to where I buy (if I buy online)...

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  22. You have one of the loveliest shades of red hair and it really shows in these photos!

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  23. this is so whimsical! I love it. the tree photos are gorgeous

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  24. Full if whimsy! Looks like a great day!

    http://thewandererdiaries.blogspot.com/

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  25. that second picture is just amazing - lovely outfit!x

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  26. These photos are so beautiful! That dress is so lovely, too.

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  27. That first photo looks like it came straight from a magazine, so pretty

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  28. Loving all the blue, this dress especially.

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  29. I'm excited to see you've moved to Virginia! I miss it very much -- I moved away this summer. Your new surroundings look lovely, and I've been very inspired by your photos lately. :)
    xo

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  30. Spectacular photos Rebecca, you remind me of Waterhouse's "Lady of Shallot" painting!! Were you inspired by that look?

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  31. I always love when you post pictures when you're up in trees, mainly because you always remind me of a wood nymph :). Does climbing on those trees make it harder for you to take photos? You probably love the challenge!

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  32. Major props to you for two things: your hair is a thing of wild, mystical beauty, it looks like it's on fire. And another for your photos taken in trees-- I imagine that you're using the self-timer? And then running back and forth up and down trees? If that's what you do, snaps for Rebecca!

    Toast with Charmalade

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  33. So ethereal! I think it's the trees, the hair, and the dress that really do it.

    http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  34. god, i'm so jealous of your hair color

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  35. Great photos. Really love your red hair with colours like blue ^^

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  36. Love the colour of your hair! Outfit + surrounding 4* :)

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  37. More blue <3 and the flowers in your hair are adorable, you look like a forest spirit girl!

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  38. @Anonymous 6:52PM, the hair just sort of happened naturally when I decided to brush out my rag curls. After I saw how it looked I felt like a Waterhouse lady, but no particular one--the crown just seemed a good match to the hair. :)

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  39. i cant get over how you use your tripod and still manage to climb in and out of trees! amazing!

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  40. I love love love the second photo but they're all pretty =) I also want tat dress.

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  41. WOW, I am honestly in love with these photos. You look absolutely gorgeous. I love the flower wreath and the print on your dress is adorable. You look like a forest nymph or something climbing in the trees haha.

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  42. Sweet! You look like a fairy. And I love your hair! :)

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  43. Love the setting and the outfit! That hair wreath is stunning, and I love your hair all big and wavy like that.

    I wish we had trees like that around here..we have some huge trees, but they all grow straight. No lovely gnarled branches to be had at all.

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  44. beautiful pictures. And those are fantastic climbing trees... oh how I miss Virgina!

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