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Cat Power

Just a simple outfit for getting back into the swing of things in Pennsylvania--always attracted to dresses that seem like they will match my hair now. This one fits the bill quite nicely and is simple enough for running errands and such. I'm still out of sync with my normal routine because almost immediately after I got back to the States, my boyfriend Thomas also made it back to my vicinity. Long story short: we met through friends in Lancaster but since he's from Northern Ireland he wasn't around for long before he had to go home. Anyway, he's back now and it's pretty wonderful to have him around again. I'm looking forward to showing him my favorite spots in the region and general hangout sessions. He was also kind enough to help me shoot these pictures; which is no small feat considering how bossy and stressed I can get when it comes to picture-taking time. However, he's a quick study with a prime lens and I'm learning to trust his eye.

20 comments:

Kailey said...

Totally in love with this look! Every time I see your hair I feel like I need to comment on how gorgeous it is! <3

And I can become rather bossy when it comes to mirco managing whose taking the pictures hehe - oops! It must just be our perfectionistic (is that a word?!) natures taking over!

Annie Patz said...

Love these pictures! You make me want to dye my hair purple again, for some reason it seems like colored hair brings out the best of every outfit :)

Laura said...

This is just so lovely. The hair, the dress, the photos, everything. And you look truly happy, which makes the whole thing that much more beautiful. :)

Anonymous said...

Have you ever thought of going to Singapore? They have great shops.

Rhiannon Lorenzo said...

gorgeous photos! you look stunning!


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Natasha said...

Oh it's so nice to have your boyfriend around. Mine used to live in a different city too. I love the ears :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Yayy for international romance, and reunions! :D

bestie said...

thomas did such a nice job! love how he mixed things up a bit and showed all these different perspectives.

also, happy you two are finally on the same continent again!

Wednesday said...

Rebecca,

You just posted a wonderful piece about attention receiving and attention seeking. First I want to thank you for such a well thought out and written piece.

I wanted to ask if you think it is valid to seek the attention of your boyfriend? Would you alter what you wear because you knew it was something, however small, that your boyfriend liked?

Thank you again!

Amy Maries said...

You always look so poised and adorable! I envy your wardrobe and your beauty! :)
Oddly enough, my boyfriend is also Northern Irish! Though since I live in England it's not as long distance! I admire both of your dedication and wish you both all the best. :)

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Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Anonymous, I hope to make it to Sinagpore one day--not sure I'll shop much there though! I hardly ever shop abroad, so little room in suitcases. :)

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Wednesday, well that piece isn't about how it's bad to seek attention--rather about how most people you pass on the street aren't actually dressing for you (as a fellow stranger on the street). Ideally I dress for myself, but when I visit my parents I wear a dress I know my mother likes and when I go out to dinner with my boyfriend I'll wear something I think he'll like too. The point isn't that you can't dress for others, but that you don't lose yourself in the process. I wouldn't go shopping with Thomas and let him pick things out for me because I'm not a doll for him to play dress up with, but I will wear things I already I own that he's shown more particular interest in. :)

Wednesday said...

@Rebecca thank you for responding.

I have an idealistic view of dressing or doing anything in life just for yourself. With no exceptions.

Of course in practice it is a lot different, none of us are islands and even if we were, the ever changing sea of opinion would still flow around us.

You have a very interesting view point that I feel some kinship with and I wanted to ask where you drew the lines on doing things for yourself / other people.

laurenelena said...

Really digging the new hair color! Its so playful

Niki said...

Awe, this outfit is adorable! I love the dress :)
Hooray for having your boyfriend around!

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MarieBayArea said...

This dress is a winner

MarieBayArea said...

I adore the A Love is Blind blog. I'm now following it thanks to your post.

Leeds said...

love these photos! thomas has a good eye! also suuuch a cute outfit!




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Klara said...

When I first saw these photos on my cell and couldn't read the text, I thought there was something different about them. And there you go, it wasn't you who took them! I think your boyfriend did a great job and if you let him do at least some of the thinking and framing, then you make a good team :).

Btw., I'm loving your choice of shoes in every post. I don't know how you find them, but each pair is just perfect. I can never find ones like these, honestly, but they have to exist somewhere!

Monica said...

I really quite like these pictures (as I do all of your posts, of course). I too noticed something different about it before I read that it was not you who took them. I particularly like the third picture - where you're slightly offset in the frame. It really adds something and looks so natural, almost candid. Your boyfriend did a top job! Love the blue theme you've got going on. Looks great and so does your hair!