Sail, Not Drift

Some days I merely want to wear a pretty dress or even just throw on a pair of jeans and a sweater and call it a day, but other days changing clothes makes you feel like you could assume a new identity. Since I moved around a lot as a kid I'd often spend some time on the road between homes thinking of how things would be different in my new house, state, school, etc. Wondering about how I could be different. What aspects of myself I'd intentionally change or personality traits I'd adapt. Everything usually ended up being merely theory because inevitably I'd go back to being my shy self at a new school. Change happens of course, but for me it was always more gradual shifts and changing my location only had minimal affects on my personality or self...All of that is quite of a ramble from my original point--assuming a new identity with a new outfit. It's easier to dress the part for a day than some more permanent personality shift. It's not that I feel like a sailor in a nautical dress, but when I pair it with a boater hat and handy rucksack I feel as if I'm almost wearing a costume and I quite like that.

"To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift." 
Franklin D. Roosevelt 

Outfit details:
boater hat (old, similar)
old loafers (similar)
Rebecca Minkoff backpack 
*pictures by Thomas


Izzy said...

Super cute, I love the autumnal feel to the photos <3

The Quirky Queer

sofie said...

Nice outfit ! The bag, the shoes, and you hair, really autumnal feel ! And i like the dress too, cute !


Kitsune-kun said...

You just summed up my exact childhood. Also, can't believe how long your hair is getting! Like, it's curled here which means it's actually EVEN longer. (!)

Kaili at impeccablykaili said...

Love this. Your outfit is beautiful


Nikki Williams said...

such cute photos! love those shoes

xx nikki

allyson ellis said...

Love this outfit,wish it looked as,autumnal here in uk .

Eccentric Owl said...

I always felt like I should change something every time we moved, too, but I never did! I love this outfit; that dress is darling, and looks perfect with your hat!