Outfit: A Quiet Mouse Of A Girl


I decided recently that I have a thing for mice. I'm not sure I like the little critters in real life when they invade your home, but there's something sweet and cute about them (especially as accessories and prints!) that I'm quite enamored with.
A lot of it comes from a description I read once in a book that burned itself into me. "She was a quiet mouse of a girl, with grey eyes that hold secrets like the sea." I used a version of that phrase as my bio for ages because it resonated in me. It holds quite the punch because it establishes her as someone small, maybe insignificant, but then you realize she has unseen depths (as all of us do). I relate to it as well because I am also mousey in some ways; I am petite and quiet and can seem timid, but I end up surprising people because they underestimate me. I've even had people call me mousey in a mean way, which just makes me smile a bit because yes, I am like a little mouse, but I hold secrets as deep as the sea. Sometimes we see certain aspects of ourselves (like shy or introverted) as negatives when they're actually neutral, sure some people would try to say you are those things in a negative way but we don't have to accept their perspective of ourselves. So, I think I might try to introduce more mice into my wardrobe, to bring this signature and symbol into my style more--and all symbolism aside I just really want this mouse purse because it's adorable. Although of course my sweet dress doesn't feature actual mice, but little quolls. They're pretty adorable and I wouldn't mind being described as quoll-y but I somehow doubt that will take off!

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11 comments:

  1. What a cute dress! I had to look up what a "quoll" is. And I see the dress shipped from Australia where the quoll is found. Additionally I have a new Scrabble "q" word.

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  2. Oh and I think the mouse purse is adorable. I particularly like the grey background of this post. It fits so well with the colors of your outfit and it seems a bit "mousey" grey like a mouse.

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  3. No way, the mouse dress and the bag!! So perfect.

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  4. OMG I love that dress! Such a cute outfit!

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  5. This is so adorable! I love everything!
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  6. I love your blog. I'm a nurse so I have to wear boring hospital scrubs everyday. Your outfits are beautiful and inspire me to dress up a little more on my days off.

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  7. That outfit is gorgeous! The dress is so cute! What you said about being shy and introverted is so true, I've always seen it as something negative because that's how others saw it but then one day I realised it didn't necessarily have to be bad because sometimes being shy and introverted can save our asses from doing or saying something we'll regret.

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  8. This whole outfit is so cute! And I love that you styled this dress with tights!

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  9. Hey Rebecca, have you read Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keys? I have a fondness for mice for being cute, at times a pest, and for their underestimated intelligence all at once. I highly recommend reading this book - another way to incorporate your recent captivation for the little critters into your world.. or maybe another mouse-centric blog post if you find a dust jacket that you can style!

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  10. @Emmika, I haven't read that, but I did enjoy Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH when I was younger! :)

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  11. So lovely outfit! I just live that purse, and that necklace, and that dress! :)

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