Expectations vs Reality

March is a brisk month. It's often a month of rainy days and muddy fields, this I know and yet--and yet, some part of me always hopes in vain that when March rolls around I can shed my layers like a snake and spend my days in ballet flats with basket bags. Heck, I hope almost any month in Ireland was suited for that weather, but it so rarely is! Over the weekend I decided to shoot two outfits based on my (unrealistic) expectations and reality. One look is what I wish I was wearing now on a carefree sunny day and the other is what I can comfortably stroll around in on our grey days (and even then I'm often told I should be in trousers instead of tights). Truthfully, neither look is better or worse--some people prefer colder weather--but in my heart I will be the girl in the flats soaking up every bit of sunshine I can. At least if the weather is brisk, the houses are warm. This is one of my favorite thatches with its decorative windows and yellow-washed walls. There are daffodil stems growing in the yard here and what a sight that will be when they finally unfurl; a sea of yellow flowers against the yellow walls! We might need to make another trip out here in a week or two to see that or maybe I should book a trip to warmer climes so I can live out my fantasy of a summer wardrobe in March... derrymoore-15-side derrymoore-5 derrymoore-4
vintage coat, ASOS dress, lace-up boots, circle bag
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  1. Speaking of expectations, I'd love to see some before and after shots of your photos. I really like the way you edit them - it would be so nice to see exactly how! ❤️

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  2. I totally know what you mean! I'm in Chicago, and when I want the weather to be warm and beautiful it's always chilly, and when I want to bundle up in plaid and wool in the fall it always decides to stay warm. Oh, weather - the nemesis of fashion bloggers everywhere.
    I do love both of your looks, though! The yellow dress is beautiful with those yellow walls, but also adorable with the little jacket and boots. And I must echo Charmaine's sentiments - I would love if you could do a photography tutorial, because your photos are always stunning!

  3. Winter almost always gets me like that. Wearing what I wish I could wear for a post, but then layering up because I have to for real life. These are both cute outfits! And I have to say, that house location is GORGEOUS.

  4. Beautiful photos, I love your floral dress


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