Variety Is The Spice

Perhaps I should have saved yesterday's blog post title for today when I'm actually wearing a sweater, but I'm still not quite channeling a feral sweater child since my layers are minimal--this cozy sweater dress doesn't need further embellishment. Somewhat on the feral front, these pictures were taken inside an abandoned barn. I only know of a couple of abandoned places in Pennsylvania, so I'm always going to the same ones again and again, but I haven't gotten tired yet of the way the light seeps in through the the windows and the stillness inside them. I found a couple of pairs of old glasses inside this time and noticed a license plate nailed to the wall. We live in a very fast-paced culture that puts a lot of pressure on the new and different--why visit the same place twice when you can go somewhere new, why pick up a magazine unless it is going to show you something new; within fashion designers won't hire the same girl to open their runway show two seasons in a row or cast the same models in their advertising campaign. I get it to a degree, but I think there's merit to visiting and re-visiting places, even in photographing the same spot again and again. In repetition you learn to appreciate little details that previously slipped past your attention...

Outfit details:
Zara coat (similar)
Rachel Roy boots
Zara purse
*pictures by Jon



  1. That is a lovely dress. It feels absolutely cozy and like it'd be perfect for the winter months here in Toronto. I definitely would love to nab one for myself.

    And I agree, too often we as society are obsessed with the next hot thing, often forgetting the beauty and the joy of what we already have, or have seen.


  2. Love the boots and the jumper...its super freezing here in London plenty of layers are requires to survive!
    Jess. x

  3. This sweater dress is adorable. I've been wanting one like that for a while now. You look so cozy and cute!

    P.S. I'm loving your hair. You really make me want to cut mine off again!

  4. I completely agree with what you mention about both the stigma against 'second time', when there is so much other newness waiting to be explored - and also, continually rediscovering new details during subsequent visits. I suppose, that's why at times, I would much rather read a favorite book for the umpteenth time, rather than a new one for the first time - there's this wonderful joy in noticing new details and constructing new patterns and which can transforming a favorite, old book into one that you may be reading for the first time!

  5. Love your boots!

  6. Love the colors- and the sweater looks amazing with that location! Alex

  7. Tottaly love the boots..

  8. that sweater dress is adorable! love the pattern


  9. Love the warmth of this whole look.
    sort of Autumn-like. Gorgeous! :)

  10. I was super bummed this dress isnt listed on her site! :( You look so warm and cozy!

  11. @Lexie, it is--it's just in the sale section :) link

  12. I love coming back to places. I yearn for familiarity, not variety. And you're right about revisiting and noticing more details~

  13. That sweater dress looks so cozy! I love that pattern too.(:

    decked out in ruffles


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