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Paths Where Wolves Fear To Prey

If I look a bit awkward in these photos, it's because they were rather awkward to take. I slipped out of the house between storms to this quiet hamlet for pictures and all the while I was working the clouds were rumbling above and I felt rushed. On top of that, a man walked by with his dog...then he walked by again. I assumed he had gone to a certain point and then come back along the same path, but when he walked past me a fourth and fifth time I started to feel a bit suspicious about his jaunt through late summer foliage. I did the most practical thing I could think of and texted a friend who promptly called me and then I stayed on my phone talking rather loudly until the dog-walking gentleman stopped making his rounds. No idea what he had in mind, I lean towards basic curiosity over a girl in the woods with a large tripod and camera. Still, whatever his intentions or thought-process, my own reaction of unease was a normal one. I've had a number of similar encounters over the past few years of taking pictures for the blog. It's good to always be familiar with the area you're taking photographs in if you're alone, be certain you get cellphone reception, don't stray too far from your mode of transportation, and so on.

Outfit details:
vintage Coach purse

23 comments:

Daniela Chimal said...

I'm in love with your flats <3! and the purse and the headband! pretty girl :)

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Wendy Sice said...

Ooh, that's a bit creepy! You poor thing! Still, the bodice on your dress is sublime, and the shoes and bag are the sweetest things ever! Take care out there.:)

dinoprincesschar said...

Eep, sorry to hear about you getting a little unnerved. I think the photos look great, you manage to look ethereal in the woodland backdrop, even though your headband and outfit are more fierce :)

kamila290 said...

I love black

Amazing dress

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Alana said...

That's really sketchy. Maybe you should start carrying pepper spray or something?

Nicola said...

Omg thats so creepy.

nice look though xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely dress <3 And your hair looks really nice.

Liz Lauren said...

so cute! love the bag!


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Kristian said...

Love the mixture of dark/edgy and girly/feminine.

Melis said...

you are a doll! i would look silly in that outfit. especially the headband. and i'm jealous that you live near all these amazing places to take photos (creep guy aside). also im not sure if you saw my other link to my new URL for my blog, but here it is again!

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Jennifer said...

Better safe than sorry. I have to admit, occasionally I find myself worrying about you a little as I read your posts, because you go off alone into the woods or fields so often. You always have such lovely pictures though, so I guess it's worth it. :)

Fashion Inciter said...

Spiked headband? Um...I WANT?! Great pictures super cool outfit.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Jennifer, you're very sweet! You really shouldn't worry about me--I always tell my roommates when I'm going out where I'm going and how long I should be, etc. I'm pretty cautious and I haven't had any "close calls" really, just the sort of thing like I describe in this post--it feels slightly unsafe but nothing ends up happening.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Alana, I have considered that. Maybe someday I'll get some just in case.

Monique said...

that man sounds really creepy, glad he eventually got the point. lovely dress, love the top and shoulder details.

Abi. said...

Love your headband!

Abi x

Pimpinela said...

so cute*
lovely

Ali Hval said...

Oh dear! That's kind of freaky, and it's totally natural for you to react like that. I know it's great to think the best of people sometime, but just as you say, it's always good to be prepared... good tip to make sure the area has cellphone reception! Stay safe out there. <3

This dress is seriously lovely. And this might be one of my favorite black dress outfits of yours yet. :)

Georgie said...

I like the atmosphere of the pictures. The colors! :) so pretty :)
I have when strangers walk by and watch when I am operating with my tripod and camera :D but I am trying to get used to it as I don´t usually have a way to escape to lonely places and lately I have been taking pictures mostly in the park. But a man walking like that would be creepy.
Georgie from jump and twirl

Kitsune-kun said...

guuhh. creepay. always good to have a set of safety rules. although that headband might be all you need for self defense amirite.

sara said...

ugh! creepers gonna creep! glad you were safe!
i love your dress, it's so pretty!
you have such lovely style, i want to raid your closet! lol
sara
lifebysara.blogspot.com

Jackie D said...

Maybe the spiked headband could have doubled as self-defense? Fighting crime with fashion?

Antiquity's Child said...

I always wondered if you had the same problems of encountering strangers as myself. It seems like even how far into fields you roam their is always someone who happens to be taking their dog for a walk. Maybe I need to get a dog so I have an excuse for being on my own in fairly deserted places. I love this all black outfit. That headband just tops it all off brilliantly. x