The Subtleness of the Sea

Helen's Tower was located near the coast, so a seaside excursion was called for and I even packed the perfect dress in anticipation. I figured with Ireland being an island and all I would eventually have cause to wear a dress with whales--the knit made it an even more cozy option for the brisk excursion. I'm quite convinced that longer length skirts, even just ones that hit at my knee instead of above it, aren't the best for petite females like myself, however I'm trying to experiment with more of them this spring and summer. There's an elegance to a longer skirt that can't be found in something of the shorter more flippy cheerleader variety I usually favor. So, I'm trying to learn to deal with looking my height in favor of seeming more elegant.

Outfit details:
Shop Ruche coat (sold out)
vintage shoes
Zara purse
*pictures by Thomas



  1. Lovely pictures! You are making me fall in love with Ireland. Love the whales pattern and the dress color! :) I have the same height-length-of-skirts inner debate, very interesting to see your opinion and that you are wearing the dress with flat shoes!
    The cat, you and us

  2. you look lovely! love your outfit and its color scheme and i love the setting you are in! very cool post!

  3. Your hair colour looks great here! An d the lighting is wonderful :)

  4. Gorgeous dress!

  5. I understand your concern about height! I am a petite girl myself, at 5'2". Although I'm conscience of how short I am and will often make choices based on that, I sometimes like to disregard it and just wear what I like! It's nice to embrace my height every once in a while.

    Your photographs of Ireland make me miss England terribly! I love the UK so much! I can just imagine myself sitting on the coast, smelling the sea salt in the air... <3

  6. that dress is gorgeous! love the color!

  7. I'm in agreement too with the skirt length but I really like the look of midi skirts to I'm debating whether to try it out.

    I like my skirts to be just above the new, that's my optimum comfort length.

  8. That whale printed dress is absolutely adorable


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