Go Outside

Go outside; trip down dirt paths in your favorite summer heels or embellished flip flops or beaten-up sneakers that you still have from middle school with holes in the soles and doodles from friends you no longer to talk to--your footwear doesn't matter. Wear a pretty frock you aren't afraid to get dirty or the same skirt you've worn for three days straight and you don't care that it's already mud-splashed or your favorite tee shirt that you stole from a boy who never really loved you but you still smile when you think of him--it doesn't matter what you wear. Just go outside as you are and find a secret path through the woods or the fields or along the river or through the old cemetery at dusk while fireflies begin to spark in the coming darkness. Don't believe the footprints visible in the dirt--no one has been there before you, not for dozens of years, you are the first to take this road and see these green things unfurling as nature reclaims what man tried to dominate. Twist your ankles, bruise your knees, skin your shins. Just go outside.


Outfit details:
DKNY heels

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15 comments:

  1. Dont' care that you haven't showered or slept because of baby teething. Go outside. Get muddy, and dirty playing with a two year old. Smell the wild flowers, feed the ducks, chase her little feet. Go outside.

    Sincerely,
    Joanna
    www.ModaMamaBlog.com

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  2. That dress is beautiful! I think I will go outside :)

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  3. Love the photos and your writing, as always. - And for me a nice walk or a half-hour of long boarding outside, just before it gets dark is the best.

    - tianna :)

    http://suffocatedblis.blogspot.com

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  4. A beautiful dress! I love the print, and the movement of the skirt. Lovely!

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  5. Eloquently put and stunningly documented outfit too.

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  6. wonderful flower dress! uyou look great)

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  7. Aww, it always hurts to see this dress (earlier this week on Elycia) because I wanted it but never bought it. It's so beautiful! And that little clutch is awesome.

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  8. Lovely dress and wallet! you look so gorgeous! :)

    BESOS DESDE MÉXICO!
    http://thefantastico.blogspot.mx/

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  9. Rebecca,
    I love this post, with all my heart. It's so simple yet powerful, it's an ode to nature and to self. I'll head for the mountains in a couple of days, and your article will be my motto.
    Thank you
    Lilsirene
    lilsirene.blogspot.com

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  10. your writing has really evolved lately! I am really loving it! Somehow, what you have been writing, seems more, YOU. Which, well, is a strange thing considering since I don't know you! But anyway, I like it! ;-)

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  11. I always love reading your posts! Your writing is so beautiful and is perfectly complimented by your lovely outfits! It is a visual treat! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  12. here's to the stylish one who wrote these great words! :)

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  13. oh my, I LOVE this. Yes, go outside. Brave the bug bites and sunburns. Go outside. I've been spending lots of time at rivers, wearing an old bathing suit and reading in the sun for hours.

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