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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!

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11 comments:

Around Colours said...

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

Laura Mitbrodt said...

What a cute dress, I love the safari print!
xo
www.laurajaneatelier.com

Nicole said...

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

Liv said...

Love your dress.

Liv

www.livforstyle.net

Abby | Lace & Lilacs said...

Perfection. That light is pure magic!

Rachel Domgaard said...

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.

Andini Ria said...

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

Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

Jo said...

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.

Tessa said...

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

Anonymous said...

WOW ! just WOW !

Jillian - www.cupofcharisma.com

Aini Eve said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! WOW XD