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Outfit: Robin Redbreast


Another day, another cute animal print.
I know what I like and what I like is for my clothes to have little animals and sometimes insects all over them. Completely in the figurative or print sense, but taking pictures outdoors in woodland or other pastoral settings does mean I do get my fair share of actual insects crawling on me. It just goes with the territory; like getting dirt on your shoes because the paths aren't paved or getting grass stains on your skirt because you sat before you thought. But I think it's my love of vintage clothing that makes me a bit careless or at least relaxed about staining or damaging my clothes. Because I do love clothes, you can't really be a fashion blogger for this many years and be indifferent to clothes, but I don't mind them looking lived in--I want them to be lived in. When you buy vintage pieces there's always some quirk or flaw to it; an old zipper that takes forever to pull or tiny holes in the fabric that you can't stitch up but aren't really noticeable to anyone but you. You accept the flaws because you love the piece and sometimes the flaws are what is charming about them; you wonder how these happened or you admire that the dress is still in such good condition after being worn by someone so many years ago. Sure it has a few wrinkles and scars, but it has "lived" and it is still here to share its story. I don't know if any of my current pieces will ever be treasured vintage for someone else one day, but I don't mind if they get a few scars (or mud stains) in the mean time. I feel good when I look cute, but I want to take that feeling with me wherever the dirt path leads me...

*all pictures by me*

8 comments:

Shannon said...

Great outfit! I am very charmed by your cardigan with the collar--the cut and color are fantastic. Do you have a link for that? Thanks!

Cori Hicks said...

Oh my goodness!!!! This print is L-O-V-E-L-Y!!! The brooch bug has certainly bit me because I am on the hunt for all kinds now, haha! You are really an inspiration!

Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

@Shannon, Thanks! The cardigan is by Lindy Bop.

Laura Mitbrodt said...

What a cute look, I love your shoes
xo
www.laurajaneatelier.com

Alice Red said...

Your photographs are amazing! I really like what you said about clothes being lived in, I have a dog and regularly walk in the woods which means that my clothes are rarely in good condition! Loving those shoes.

alicered.co.uk

Devinne S. said...

I hear you on that! Blogging has made me so much more comfortable with getting a little dirt on my clothes and scuffs on my shoes--before that, I was always such a stickler for keeping everything pristine. I think it's much better when something is well-loved and a little worn out!

ModernVintageStyle said...

Such a lovely look - lovely autumnal colours, and so pretty with your hair colour! Kx

Anonymous said...


Your posts are so strong right now! Always, always a fan. But the posts + photos have been so brilliant/particularly moving this week. I pictured your family in the apple orchard so vividly. I was so puzzled to read that anyone could ever be mean to you (in your mouse post) (which lead to some interesting thoughts about meanness being a reflection of the person speaking those words rather than the subject of their attention, etc.). Thanks for sharing all this beauty!