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Poets Are Always Taking The Weather Personally

My favorite time to take pictures is right after sunset. Backlit pictures are quite difficult when you take your own photographs and squinting into the sun is annoying, so that sunset glow is my ideal. Of course this means I spend a good amount of day busy at other tasks and when the evening rolls around my dress is wrinkled, my lipstick is nearly all gone, and basically the day as left its mark on me. Often times I prefer this look--not the wrinkled dress so much, but the frayed edges of carefully constructed caricature; as my makeup fades and my hair gets less styled I feel more myself. I like putting myself together in the morning, a little ritual to help me face the day, but I also like feeling a little "undone." I paint my nails constantly, but I like when they chip and remind me that I use my hands often; messy hair is just side effect of driving with the windows down and the radio blasting, a wrinkled dress has been sitting/laying/twirling instead of hanging in a closet, etc. Patina can be as pretty a polish.

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11 comments:

Lindsay said...

I bet the early morning just before sunrise would be an equally lovely setting. If you can get up that early, of course.

Jodie said...

It looks like a lovely time of day, we aren't getting any sunlight at all in Scotland this year! I like the key dangling from your belt.

Angie said...

oh I love this undone look after a really good day! your dress is adorable *.*
kisses from the bottom of the sea

michelle tree said...

Beautiful dress! The post title made laugh, ha!

Teddi said...

i really like this look rebecca! go on with your busy self. :)

Mitzi Cocoa said...

Rebecca that dress is so beautiful on you! I am amazed at how you can buy clothes online and still get them to fit your figure so perfectly.
Also impressed that you self-take backlit photos. Whew.

Elizabeth, Delightfully Tacky said...

I just saw that dress on ModCloth and was thinking how pretty it is. It looks lovely on you. I'm with you on the sunset photos, it's my favorite time to shoot as well.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Mitzi Cocoa, ha I hate shopping in stores so online is the answer. I return things if they fit horribly, but I'm decent with a needle so if I just need to shorten the torso, I do make those adjustments myself. :)

Kitsune-kun said...

me too! the wrinkles! gah! I'm so glad you mentioned this- sometimes I feel like I'm the only person who actually wears what I'm wearing all day , hence pretty much ruining it by the time pictures roll around. I always feel so sloppy!

also that dress is so gorgeous! what a pretty pretty shade of green- it reminds me of 60's italian films.

Bevin said...

Well after all, it's a personal style blog...and you gracefully allow the toll the day takes on your look to be incorporated into your personal style. It's an interesting and generous way look at it, I think--accepting be creased or windblown or whatever, rather than avoiding or fighting it.

Fashion Hour said...

Such a beautifu dress and you wore it perfectly! I love this!