Book Lover

When I was shooting these pictures I started to think about how I naturally hold books--which is, I tend to hug them close to my body. From childhood on, I've always carried them this way, clutched close to me. I think it might have been a bit of a security shield when I was younger; a way of putting up some barrier between me and the world. Nowadays I still cling to my novels, wrapping both arms around them and clutching them to my chest but it feels as if I'm trying to hold a dear friend close.
Anyway, the book is old and familiar to me, but the shoes and bag are new thanks to my sponsor BaliELF. I'm pretty excited to have another pair of shoes that nearly match my hair this summer--the wedges are super comfortable as well so I think I'll be wearing them as often as I find pieces to coordinate with. Based on these shoes I'm already coveting a pair of their leather ballet flats, my favorite vintage pair is falling apart.

Outfit details:
Fred Flare dress (old)
BaliELF l'amour purse c/o
*pictures by Jon


Nikki said...

those shoes are so pretty! my favorite color. :)



Michael said...

What an idyllic setting! These couldn't be more perfect.

Mabel said...

Books are friends, especially favorites that have been read more than twice :)

You look beautiful and you make me want to go read in the woods lol.

Life of Mabel

Chelsea Elizabeth said...

These pictures are so beautiful. Im the same way with books. You look lovely, as always

Candycane said...

Love your hair, dress and jacket in these pics :D x

Sydney said...

Rebecca, your hair is so lovely. I am wondering if you ever have trouble coordinating your hair color with your outfits? That is the only thing holding me back from dying my own hair a different color.

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I like your new look..:)

MarieBayArea said...

So many lovelies in this post. I'm a bibliophile too so I relate. Your hair! You know your way around a curling iron. It looks so lovely. Your shoes are the best. And that dress! Cropped denim jackets rule.

Reni said...

I love your shoes :)
Pretty outfit.

Xx, Reni

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Sydney, yes I am careful with what colors I wear now because of my hair. I no longer wear red. It's easier since it is summer so I don't need to layer much.

Shannon Willardson said...

Loving the neckline on this dress!


Rebekah Bradford said...

The way you styled your hair is adorable! And I tend to hold books the same way :)

Hanna Lee said...

Wonderful post on being a book lover :)

Jamie Rose said...

I'm absolutely loving your blue hair and the length it's at right now. It's so cool on you! I love how it compliments your blue shoes. Such a cute dress too, as always.

Nicole said...

That is how I hold books too, I had never noticed until this post. X