Low Sounds By The Shore

It's been awhile since I've actually stayed in my home for more than a week and even now, fresh back after Thanksgiving with my family I know the days are counting down until I leave for Christmas at my parents'. These aren't long trips and I like the opportunities to travel and see my family, but I do miss out on being more craft-y. It is hard to pack all the art supplies you need access to when you're living out of a suitcase or to get overly involved in a project knowing you might have to leave it only half finished. But I'm making an effort to do more with my hands in my down-time; some creative gift wrapping for the holidays, a sewing DIY this weekend, decorations for around the house, and maybe I'll even get back into making collages again soon. I like photographs as creative expression, I enjoy writing on a regular basis, but there's still a tactile element that is missing now and again. I like working with my hands...

Outfit details:
thrifted hat
Good Night Day scarf
Zara coat (similar)
Sheinside dress
ASOS tights
vintage shoes


Aurélie said...

Beautiful pictures! And just love the dress you are wearing! x

kiyaraartyspace.com said...

the outfit goes so well with the background!!! and u look grt....grt pictures too...teriffic!!!


Leslie: DowntownHaute said...

So cute!


Nikki Williams said...

i love that big scarf! and that dress is great



colormebrazen said...

Adorably mod! These photos are so well put together. A great study in the contrast between outfit and setting.

Sonya Mann said...

Such an interesting take on leopard print! I also miss working with my hands when I have to take a break from it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rebecca,

I've been following your blog for a while - and you've been such an inspiration to me.

I'm introverted as well as shy but I do love makeup and clothes, and I want to wear bold colours, and bold lipstick etc but I don't like being the center of attention...I've never worn makeup before, so I'm kinda scared I'll mess up and everybody'll stare at me weirdly.

How was it like when you first started wearing makeup?

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Anonymous, I started wearing make up just before I started college but it was very basic stuff--foundation and a little mascara. When I actually started wearing winged eyeliner and red lipstick in college it was definitely strange feeling--I felt like everyone was staring at me and I would occasionally get comments on my makeup (positive ones, but it reaffirmed to me that I was standing out, which was still uncomfortable). One of the things I started doing was applying my red lipstick an hour before I had to leave for class or work--after an hour of doing things around my room or dorm by the time I left I often forgot I had the lipstick on and I felt less self conscious. Eyeliner is definitely a more comfortable area for me; I like drawing attention to my eyes so I didn't have to do many "tricks" to feel more comfortable with that, it just took awhile to figure out how to apply the eyeliner smoothly so it didn't take me forever to put it on.
I think if you like the way you look before you leave the house then your makeup is good. It might be different from other people around you, but that just means you have different preferences than the people around you. Things that do happen when you wear makeup like mascara running in the rain or smearing your eyeliner when you touch your eyes during the day or getting lipstick on your teeth--all that stuff is really normal and happens to people who have makeup artists applying their faces. I mean one of the first times I hung out with my now boyfriend he pointed out I had some lipstick on my teeth! It was semi-embarrassing, but also just a simple "stuff happens" moment. If you wear a dress your hem could blow up in the wind, but that doesn't prevent us from wearing dresses, so smeared makeup shouldn't prevent us from trying that out either if we're interested. AND Thomas noticed the lipstick on my teeth because we were flirting and close--none of my other friends noticed earlier in the day because they weren't looking at me that closely. While as introverts we often feel self-conscious about various changes we make to our appearances, most other people won't notice.
Anyway, I hope you get a chance to try out whatever styles you're interested in. I would start with one thing at a time--ie eyeliner one day, lipstick another, and it helps to apply it early before you leave the house to get comfortable in the look. :)

Anonymous said...

@Rebecca Thank you so much! (: I shall try wearing lipstick an hour before!

Sienna Rose said...

what a beautiful hat!
I love your hair as always.
It matches this outfit perfectly. :)

Sienna xx

rachelkaye3 said...

Love love love that hat!