Outfit: In The Golden Hour

"She made herself stronger by fighting with the wind," Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote in her novel over a hundred years ago.
I think she must have visited a climate like Northern Ireland at some point in her life, because lately that quote runs through my head as I find myself pressing onwards in less idyllic weather than you typically see in my photographs. It's hard to take pictures in wind and rain so I wait for a break in the weather and capture my looks on golden evenings that make you forget the morning you endured. But as night falls I find myself sinking into my bed like a stone dropping to the bottom of a lake. Still it's good to have full busy days, to go to your bed weary and maybe a little bit stronger from walking against the wind...  
This 1940s inspired dress with its sweet zebra print is the perfect, diaphanous option for a late summer dress--lightweight but elegant it looks equally nice styled simply with a sun hat and sandals or more dressed up with heels and a structured purse. Classicly cut in the lightest chiffon it's a dream to wear and twirl (or simply walk) in; I love the way skirts like this one move and shift with the lightest breeze. For a quiet evening I wore my dress with a few of my favorite accessories; these old oxford heels have been in my closet for nearly seven years now and are definitely showing the wear!




  1. That dress is so cute! I've only found your blog recently and I love your style! :)

  2. What a cute dress, I love the safari print!

  3. I saw this dress in store, and every time I see it again, I love it all over again. The zebras are just the best- quirky, yet elegant!
    The Artyologist

  4. Love your dress.



  5. I just love your blog! Sometimes I leave other fashion blogs feeling rather discouraged but with your blog I always leave it feeling uplifted and inspired. Your blog is so well written with a perfect touch of magic. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  6. So beautiful! Love this outfit and your double braid is so cute and unique <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

  7. This pretty dress is adorable.I love it so much.I must be a dream to wear.
    As for old books. My all time favorite is Louisa May Alcott's, Little Women. I have it still.I longed to be the tomboyish Jo March.

  8. This is such a beautiful dress! I'd love to get my hands on it, the print is really lovely. Gorgeous photos too!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  9. WOW ! just WOW !

    Jillian - www.cupofcharisma.com


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