Ode To Summer Legs

A slight tan forms a horizon line just above my knees, my legs are dotted with a constellation of mosquito bites, a patchwork of bruises adds splotches of color. They tell the story of summer evenings stumbling through tall grass and clambering over rocks by the ocean. They sing sonnets about creaky swingsets and explorations into crumbling forts. They paint the picture of a summer spent tripping and falling, smiling and laughing--eyes looking everywhere except the ground on which I walk. Grass stains wash out and salt water dries; marks left on the pale canvas of my legs linger.


Outfit details:
PJ by Peter Jensen sweater
UO shorts
Tumblr tote
white slip-ons

CONVERSATION

27 comments:

  1. You look soo cute in those clothes, they look great on you !
    red is definitley your colour (:
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  2. woooow that sweater is amazing!! And your hair is gorgeous.

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  3. cute casual outfit
    love it
    love the top with the horse
    love the hat

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  4. You're so cute! I have an old thrifted sweatshirt with a sea otter on it...this is making me want to bust it out from it's winter clothing hibernation.

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  5. ohh wow i LOVE that top! xx

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  6. lovely ode, you have such a poetic writing style.

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  7. Love the hat and the sweater!

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  8. Perfect summer easy outfit...

    I love the description of the constellations of mosquito bites on your bare legs telling the story of early summer evenings.

    Ahhh, this is the life, no?

    xx{ish.},
    Mae Lu @ thereafterish.!

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  9. Perfectly written and very well said, Rebecca. I love all the marks that summer can leave on the body with the exception of sunburn. And this is a perfect summer evening outfit!

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  10. Such a sweet outfit! I love the sweater & your hat. And the shoes. And well everything about it! You look great!

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  11. You look so cute and laid-back at the same time!

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  12. Lovely horse sweater!! :)
    And thumbs up for the Tumblr tote!

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  13. this is a really nice casual outfit. that sweater is adorable too!

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  14. My summer legs are a hot mess too! I'm a klutz year-round, so I always have bruises, but I've already scraped my shins on rocks twice and I tend to scratch my mosquito bites until they bleed and form scabs. Oh well!

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  15. I really have loved seeing your collection of horse-related clothing and accessories over the years. This sweatshirt is just perfect for you!

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  16. That sweater is perfect for you, since being THE CLOTHES HORSE. Very cute and I like the quirky feel of it!

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  17. There's something about this outfit that's so fresh and cute! And you have amazing legs!

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  18. You should definitely wear shorts more often, they lay perfectly on your figure! Ridiculously cute.

    -Julia

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  19. adorable outfit. i love the sweater. sounds like you've got some nice temporary tattoos from livin' it up, though they don't show up in the pics.

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  20. oh those poetic words, "dotted with a constellation of mosquito bites."

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  21. Cute summertime look! It looks comfy and casual, but still stylish.
    And you have very nice legs!

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  22. Fitted sweater is awesome! I'm on the hunt for one m'slef :)



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  23. You look really adorable in this casual outfit! The shorts look great on you. They're a nice change-up from your usual awesome dresses. I've been getting more interested in shorts this summer because of all the cute high-waisted ones and ones with pretty prints on them. It's nice to give something different a try sometimes!

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  24. Really You look really adorable in this casual outfit. I think it suits your personality. Keep sharing!

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  25. perfect! summer isn't summmer without a few adventurous scrapes ...

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  26. It looks very sweet. I like this outfit post!!

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