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Call Me Maybe

It's back to the season of climbing trees and skinning knees. Every spring I'm reminded of Robert Frost's poem Birches which goes, "So was I once myself a swinger of birches; And so I dream of going back to be. It's when I'm weary of considerations, And life is too much like a pathless wood." Which also calls to my mind the C.S. Lewis quote, "Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again." Both just resonate with me; this idea of middling years when you feel too old or cool for the books of your childhood or the habits and behaviors that might mark you as too tomboyish. I won't linger on the motivations that drive us to abandon certain things for a period of time--I just relish the idea that we can return to a childlike enthusiasm at some point...

Outfit details:
thrifted jacket (similar here)
Seychelles sandals (old, similar here)
*pictures by Jon

19 comments:

Brittany PC said...

I always loved climbing trees as a child and I am definitely no tomboy. I just always (and still do) love the idea of adventure.

Naomi said...

Cute dress! I love the telephone print~

The Occasional Indulgence

Kitsune-kun said...

ha a while ago I was trying to get a very similar shot of me laying in a cherry tree in full bloom, and I didn't storyboard it out like I usually do and my husband somehow got the message to prioritize the blossoms and branches and not me... the results were kind of silly and heavy-handed looking instead of evoking a nice lazy day. I still need to post them soon because the blossoms are so pretty, but I was so disappointed that I thought I had gotten the shot I wanted and when I got home it wasn't there. It's so interesting what a difference positioning makes! The silly thing is it was in central park, so of course, everyone passing by had to get their phone and cameras out and take pictures of me without asking and a bunch of people probably got the shot that I didn't. Anyway, I just thought it was funny we both took tree climbing pictures so close together- it's like we are dainty adventuretiming kindred spirits. and I like those lil telephones.

Jamie S said...

I love climbing trees. My favorite part of being a grownup is the ability to do childlike things without someone yelling, "hey kid! Get down from there!"

Kelly R said...

absolutely lovely look and pictures!

Simply Attired
xKelly

MarieBayArea said...

Love this

Tori Bonaventura said...

Love this. Adore your write up and these pictures are darling.
xo, Tori Lynne
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Laura said...

This is so dreamy - thanks for sharing it :) I love that C.S. Lewis quote. I found that my appreciation for fiction and fairy tales has only grown as I've gotten older!

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Marta said...

So pretty!!!! ...and marvellous pics!

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Marzipan said...

I love climbing trees! Adore pictures.

Alexandra Marie said...

Oh my goodness, this is so lovely! Favorite post this spring!!

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Victoria said...

Love your photos.

Shannon Willardson said...

These pictures are so fun and that dress is stunning!
Shannon
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Rebekah Bradford said...

So cute! I love the dress! And the pictures in the tree are so cute :)

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Imogen said...

Stunning! I totally want to do a photoshoot like this now

let's make a daisy chain said...

What beautiful photographs, and such a stunning dress!
Freya x

Tündéri Lonka said...

i ADORE THIS DRESS!

Sammi said...

These photos of you in the tree are adorable, and I've been eyeing that dress for so long. It looks darling on you!

xox Sammi
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Renee said...

Simply... LOVE!!

Xoxo Renee