Fast Will Fade That Solemn Splendor Of Decline

There's something endlessly marvelous about woods with their tall, reaching trees; even these tamed ones near my home delight me. They might still hide deer in their shadowy depths until dusk, but the trees are as domesticated as a lap dog--the wilderness has largely been driven out of them. Still, I delight in driving through them on quiet nights as my headlights cast an eerie glow on craggy trunks and grasping branches, making them appear more sinister and feral. I prefer the forests of the northwest with their creeping moss and enveloping canopy above, but every thickly grown forest still holds some bit of mystery. As a child I always used to imagine a dozen impossible things I couldn't see existing past the treeline. I suppose I've not quite grown out of believing there is more beyond my limited eyesight.


Outfit details:
thrifted skirt
Marais USA loafers
vintage Coach purse

CONVERSATION

27 comments:

  1. Having almost always lived in the woods, I love trees. When I was little I was positive the woods were full of fairies- I was a big believer of fairytales.

    Your outfit is perfect- those shoes are darling.

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  2. love the woods! that last shot is so cute; blurriness is just the right touch 8D

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  3. I love the woods too, and the northwest is definitely my ideal place to live. I love the lush, greenness of it all, the rain, the pleasant climate...sigh.

    Actually, going for a walk in the woods right after a light snowfall in the winter is the most magical experience. I've done it before with friends and it is just so beautiful. Also, you don't need to worry much about bugs or snakes and such!

    Always will and always have loved that horse sweater...

    -Rose

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  4. Wow, I love this outfit! Especially the first photo, the silhouette is amazing :) I was never able to work out how the world just *ended*, if I couldn't see beyond the horizon /: It confuddles me to this day! ;D ♥

    Saraah ^.^

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  5. A charming outfit as always, and I loved the lyrical tree-tribute. I'm with you; there must be more lurking behind those trunks than what little our eyes can see.

    Have a wonderful day.

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  6. There is always something eerie but beautiful about the woods like this, it's a luxury that doesn't really exist in some parts California.

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  7. There's something so chic and autumnal about a tan under those trees.

    It's perfect.


    Xx{ish.},
    Mae Lu @ thereafterish.

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  8. I still love the horse print. Cute!

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  9. Oh I love this outfit! so gorgeous!

    Annah xx

    girlandbird.blogspot.com

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  10. love your sweater, You look pretty.

    http://yingsaranporn.blogspot.com/

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  11. You look beautiful!
    I love the woods...tall trees and nature always give me a calm and paceful vibe.
    Life is a romantic poem

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  12. You are wearing my dream outfit!

    I love the woods too, it like coming home :)

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  13. Your photos are always so lovely. I wish I had a location like this close to home. And your sweater (!!!) is wonderful! I'm always envious of your horse print collection. x

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  14. Such a sweet little outfit! I just adore your horse sweater... and it's so befitting to your blog! xx

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  15. haha I love the beatles-inspired pose! x

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  16. Great pictures as always, Love that bag.

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  17. LOVING this outfit! that sweater and jacket are to die for!!!

    http://infinitelifefitness.com
    http://mscomposure.blogspot.com

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  18. Love the shape of the skirt and of course the cute sweater!

    Ash :o)
    ftashion

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  19. Love the hair and the outfit; you look so adorable. :)

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  20. The lyrical blurbs you write with your outfits is one of the best parts of your blog! Love the image of the woods create here. The clothes are wonderful as always too.

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  21. I love the colors and literal horses>equestrian trend. Seriously.

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  22. We love your outfit so much that we've included it in a blog post of ours :) The horse sweater is so lovely!

    xx Adrian & Leah
    Superstition Vintage
    http://www.superstitionvintage.com/2011/11/08/horsing-around/

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  23. Always had the same exact feelings with woods. I love them but I always imagine hidden stories inside them. :)

    http://fromheretofashion.blogspot.com/

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  24. The collar peeking out from the top of your sweater is perfect. I love this so much. The loafer heels are fantastic!

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