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Outfit: Outlander



One of my big *guilty pleasures* is the Outlander series (I don't actually feel any guilt about it). After watching the first season I tore through the first three books which are just as good as the television series; Diana Gabaldon has a very entertaining writing voice and lively sense of humor as well as being able to weave a realistic world and characters. If you're familiar with the series you can see how it relates to today's photographs, but unlike our heroine Claire I walked through the stones and was not whisked into 18th-century Scotland (or Ireland as my case would likely be). But there was an eerie feel in the grey, windy day that as you walked around these standing stones you felt like something could happen.
Ireland is wonderfully rich in folklore and local legend which makes tales like Outlander feel not-too-distant. I might feel a bit theatrically dressed as I wander around in a long white gown and flower crown, but standing next to these standing stones my outfit feels fitting. I look forward to exploring more curious spots like this around my new country and learning some of the legends as I go. October makes for a perfect month to visit fairy rings, chambered cairns, and vampire graves.

*pictures by Thomas*

19 comments:

Abby Woody said...

Magical! Simply magical. :)

presentsofthepast.com said...

Wow, these pictures are so ethereal! Love it!

Liza Mooney MUA said...

Gorgeous. I would wear this outfit to get married in!

Liza Mooney MUA said...

Gorgeous. I would wear this outfit to get married in!

Lydia Lois said...

Ok it is pictures like this that make me want my hair that red! I love these so much!

Meg Siobhan said...

Stunning images!! And I really need to watch the show sometime...

Meg | A Little Twist Of…

Rachael // Paraders said...

I've never heard of Outlander! Sounds great, but I don't need another show to get sucked into. :)

xo Rachael / The Paraders

daria@Kittenhood said...

I thought of Outlander when I first saw these :) Lovely setting and set of photos.

Minnie Muse said...

Wow....these are amazing!!! So magical!!
-Madison
www.1minniemuse.blogspot.com

Roberta Williams said...

This is, spot on, Tess of the d'Urbervilles. Read it. Read it. Read it!

Love all your post to pieces.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Roberta Williams, I have read Tess of d'Urbervilles :)

friedenlinde said...

Awesome! This place is magical and so the pictures are. But I am glad that unlike Claire you weren't send back to the 18th century, lol! (love the series and the books too! )

Miranda said...

I honestly only watch Outlander for the settings and the clothing - and Jamie, I must confess - as I find it too girly, in a sense I cannot explain. But the athmosphere of that show, I adooooore it, it speaks volumes to me, even if the dialogues leave me cringing. I have a huge interest in Irish and Scottish folklore, the legends, the tales, I am always trying to find similar threads between them, and always trying to find co-relations to norse legends as well, and there are plenty. Both Scotland and Ireland were once filled with vikings, so I can only assume they must have kept some of their legends and folklore and mixed those with their already existing traditions and stories, no? Would love it if you could maybe do some posts - outfits included, obviously - where you could fill us in on the legends and local folklore you uncover!!! ANd a tour of your gatehouse from the inside? I have been crazy to see what it looks like and what you two have done with it, ever since you mentioned how small it is. I just realized yours is the blog I have been following for the longest time, since 2007 and I haven't gotten tired of it, wow!!
http://bloglairdutemps.blogspot.pt

prudence yeo said...

These pictures are so romantic, love the ethereal vibe! You look very pretty!

Prudence
www.prudencepetitestyle.com

Miriam said...

Congratulations on the new website design, its really lovely.

This is a particularly beautiful photoshoot. My favourite legend about portal dolmens (actually neolithic tombs) is the legend of Diarmuid & Grainne. The story goes that they are caught in a love triangle with the great warrior Fionn Mac Cumhaill who wants to marry Grainne. Grainne is in love with his friend Diarmuid & persuades him to run away with her. It is said they sheltered under these stone formations giving them the name of 'Diarmuid & Grainne's Beds'. Somehow that legend stuck in my head since schooldays & I can still imagine the couple camping out beneath the megaliths & moving on before first light to avoid being discovered.

I look forward to seeing more of our beautiful country through your eyes.You will have lots of fun researching folklore & legends too!

Yvonne said...

These photos made me think of Anne of Green Gables. Ethereal and earthy and very feminine all in one :-)

The Magpie said...

One of my favorite photo/outfit posts ever. Absolutely stunning, and I'm so jealous of your landscape options!

Mariam said...

This is lovely and your flaming red hair is amazing! Don't ever change!

Angela said...

Stunning!!!! Love everything about it!! And you've got me hooked on Outlander! Haha xx