Embracing Earth Tones

When I was younger neutrals had no place in my wardrobe (a fact easily proven by a dip deep into my archives). I liked wearing color, all the colors; playing with quirky color combinations and wearing tights in every shade from pastel to neon. These days however my wardrobe is no stranger to neutrals and earth tones. I still like wearing color (I mean, brown is a color) but I wear my colors more in spring and summer--seasons when there's more color to be found in the natural world. In winter, when I find the world muted, earth standing hard like iron and water like a stone, I mostly dress in a similar palette. I think that it's just as I get older I want to be in more harmony with my surroundings. I don't feel a need to stand out as much, I don't have a desire to escape--a common feeling I had when studying at my rural college. Instead these days I want to embrace where I am. It doesn't always work, sometimes I still get frustrated with village life, or just frustrated in general (I blame winter), but for the most part there is something to be said about embracing things. To not fight the inevitable; back in college I used to dream about city life, but now I have ended up settling somewhere more rural than my college. Even with my early photography, I wanted to take pictures with graffiti and buildings, but only had the fields and forests around my campus to shoot in. Somewhere along the way I decided to embrace photography in the natural elements, to even love and appreciate it. So, add brown to the things I've only started to appreciate in more recent years. You don't always end up where you want to be, but you do always end up where you're meant to be. tweedy-17 tweedy-12-side
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  1. I love earth tones all year round! There's something so comforting about warm colours and browns. Love love love your outfit, Rebecca! ❤️❤️

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  2. You combined the Earth tones in a perfect way!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  3. Everything about these photos... so wonderful! You awake such English countryside feeling, with all those Earth tones and rural surroundings. And the last sentence in your post is some real motivation ❤

  4. I can relate to that feeling of escapism by trying to be different and standing our with clothing. It feels like once we get to a certain age, we realize that that is not so important and we start value different things, focusing more on ourselves than comparing ourselves with the people around us ^^.

    Your style and writing recently have been inspiring me to accept my surroundings as well. Clearly I'd love to live in a rural place like you do, but right now that's not possible, so why not embrace where I am now? That doesn't mean I can't attempt to live a quiet life, even if it's not on the wild per se (or should I say wild anyway, considering how "wild" cities are? :P).

    Sora | http://dangerouslyme.com/

  5. I've said it before, but I'll say it again: seeing you embrace your natural habitat in your posts has really made me start to do the same! As a fellow rural-area liver, finding colorful walls and cityscapes is hard (or, awkward, as I stand and pose on the sidewalk in our small town) and it's encouraging to see bloggers I admire in nature rather than the city! It reminds me to appreciate what I have.
    Also, loving the hobbity vibes here!

  6. What a beautiful look! So lovely :)

    —Georgia | thestatesofgeorgia.com


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