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In Character

Sometimes I want to dress like a character in a book or movie. To step out of my train car at my destination with handheld luggage that perfectly coordinates with my outfit; a hand holding hat to my head as a breeze and the train steam creates the perfect dramatic moment for a long-awaited greeting. Polished pumps and scarlet lips giving no sign of the miles traveled, only perfect presentation and preparation leading to this one ideal moment. But can the destination ever live up to the journey? Or am I destined to leave with an equally memorable goodbye, my luggage a little worse for the wear, my hat missing, and my beau more distant than when he was miles away? Each displaced hair and centimeter of smudged eyeliner an indication of the plot...So, I wear boater hats to friend's river houses and stand on the end of their docks waiting for my ship to sail in. It would be a compliment if someone told me my clothes looked like a costume...

Outfit details:
*pictures by Kate

31 comments:

Charlotte said...

Your photos and yourself are beautiful. x

tianna @ Suffcated Bliss said...

I agree with wanting to dress up like those in classic movies. To make your own iconic images come to life. But, alas life is never a movie, it's not scripted and the lighting isn't always perfect. But, that's what makes it so great, right?

- tianna :)

Sasha said...

I love the straw hat so rad, and the dress is cute.

Libertad said...

Absolutely lovely! Beautiful pictures and outfit! I saw a canoutier like yours here at Barcelona but it was really expensive :( ... but canoutiers are my favourite hats, so I think I'll save some money and get it! You never have enough hats like that!

michelle tree said...

I love that dress on you! And the hat goes together wonderfully :)

Marzipan said...

You look like a character in a book, always. :)
The hat makes these pictures even more dreamy and romantic!

Natali said...

Gorgeous hat and dress!! Love those photos!

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Meghan Elizabeth said...

the photos are so beautiful! I wish there were more deserted spots like that here. you look adorable, great dress!


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Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

Your photos are always just SO gorgeous. You actually remind me of a modern day Anne of Green Gables here with your red hair and your hat.

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Kristian said...

While they do not look costume-y, they look perfectly coordinated to the place and time in that way movies always do.

Rory said...

That dress is TOTALLY awesome! love it with the boater :) Your words are always inspirational! xx
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Monique said...

lovely dress. are those horns? i can't quite make out the print. i love the cream and gold and hanging out on a dock is the best. especially with such a lovely dress.

Hannelore said...

WOW that last photo! Beau-ti-ful!

Here and Away said...

You look so adorable, as always! Can't wait to see your next character :)



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Daisy said...

You look as though you are waiting for someone special to arrive. The last two photographs are my favourites.

Sydney said...

These are simply stunning. Even though you and I use the same type of camera, your photos are always twice as beautiful as mine.

Ziloa said...

Hello!
Were you in Chicago the other day? A friend of mine was and posted a random picture on fb but I thought the girl looked like you
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/418571_10151029155224962_1044107073_n.jpg

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Ziloa, haha she does look like me! I mean, I have a slightly different build and she looks taller than me (judging her height by those around her), but yeah fairly close.

Hannah (Floating Balloons) said...

Wow, that last photo is incredible!

Sarah Mendelsohn said...

Such an adorable outfit and lovely photographs! Absolutely love them. Great post :) xx

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Alice, Pretty Confused said...

I love dressing up with the aim of representing someone, I don't do it often but after I've been inspired by a book or a tv show it is fun to choose an outfit xo

Dressed to the Nines said...

I often have the urge to don a dress a run around in fields picking flowers and generally pretending that I am in one of my much loved costume dramas <3

Sandra said...

What lovely imagery for your post, the perfect traveler. Love the dress and the hat is a perfect match!

Jenni said...

I so often imagine myself in scenarios that come from movie scenes...your outfits and photos always put me in a romantic mood where I long to travel back in time!

Megan @ Being Emme said...

Wow! Love that last shot!

Meli said...

TROMBONE APPRECIATION COMMENT. Hi, it's band camp week. I love the trombone, I love this dress!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous photos! Love the setting : ) xx

Hailey said...

That last shot is just wonderful! :D
And all the others look great as well.

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dusanabotswana said...

just knowing someone who lived in such a beautiful place and being so near me sounds like a dream movie to me. Absolutely beautiful, the pictures are incredible and the little dress and hat are perfect.
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K said...

These are really lovely pictures, especially the last one. Makes me wish I was dipping my toes in the sea!

I love your blog, your photos are beautiful, but I also really love reading what you have to say. I totally agree about wanting to be a character, especially with the steam train fantasy! My ultimate dream is to travel on the Orient Express in a fur coat with red lips.... a girl can dream eh.