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Secrets Are Things We Grow

Last summer I spent many evenings and nights wandering around outside--there was a desolate swing set I liked to frequent and sometimes I'd walk along the sea shore watching the moonlight dance across the waves. It was always a very soothing time; I also took long walks like this around my college campus when I was still in school--both places felt very safe even when I was alone in the woods around midnight. Unfortunately, I haven't found a place like that near where I live yet. Parks close at dusk and the street I live on has too much traffic for the isolation I tend to seek. Instead of walks I've been retreating into evening drives. It's nice after a day-long of things I should or need to do dictating my time to hop into my car and set off without a clear direction or some destination an hour away that just sounds interesting. It does mean I'm spending more on gas than I have in the past, but at the moment I can't really imagine anything else. At the end of a day sometimes you just need to go and be.

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23 comments:

Q's Daydream said...

I know just what you mean.
I can't believe that dress isn't vintage!

Olivia said...

What a lovely dress! I'm really liking the rustic feel to these pictures.

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Natali said...

You look so pretty and girly!
Such a beautiful dress :)

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Chelsea Lenae said...

I couldn't agree more.. since moving away from the countryside and into NYC, I crave isolation and open space! I only wish that I'd brought my car so I could actually get out of the city every so often. =) I think if it makes you happy and makes your day feel complete than a little extra gas money is a small price to pay =)

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Velvet Bow said...

The dress is amazing, it's such a lovely print! and it has such a pretty shape to it.

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Kristian said...

That dress swishes so beautifully.

I know what you mean, though. I've often felt the need just to drive to get away. You do discover great places though...

Rory said...

I love the way the dress looks when you twirl! I love the shoes, too. I ALWAYS love when you wear those shoes :)
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KristiMcMurry said...

I imagine you must be such a pleasant person to be around. You just always seem so peaceful and thoughtful. This dress is lovely on you :)

Naomi at The Occasional Indulgence said...

All of these photos are stunning! And I love that lipstick color on you.

michelle tree said...

That dress is gorgeous!

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

Solitude to me has always been invaluable; the deserted railroad tracks seem never-ending, and with each journey, I make it further down the path. That said, my school is quite far from them, and I've yet to find a place without parties and noise and cars to walk near my apt.

You look lovely.

ashliefromafrica said...

Love the back of that dress!

Rita Laranja said...

lovely lovely photos!

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

Beautiful! That dress has the prettiest silhouette and looks wonderful!

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Sidewalk Chic said...

The lighting in these photos is incredible! I hope you find places that you can feel comfortable wandering around in soon.

Ana, Playground Love said...

I just love your pictures more and more Rebecca! You truly are an inspiration. That dress is just gorgeous.

niki said...

that second picture is GORGEOUS. love your shoes too!
~niki <3
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Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@KristiMcMurry, aw thanks. I'm really not a very soothing personality though--a bit high-strung and such; it's part of the reason I like quiet places, they soothe the chaos in my head.

Sushi said...

I've been eying that dress on Modcloth for weeks! Can't decide which colour I like best... the blue looks adorable on you x Sushi

Jodie Bennett said...

Gorgeous dress and stunning photos x
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FASHION ICE said...

what beautiful photos!

Ana Henaka said...

These photos are stunning. Truly beautiful =)

Jamie Rose said...

These pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I just love the lighting. Your vintage-inspired dress is beautiful too. You pull it off so nicely.