Monday, March 12, 2012

Old Friends // Daily Outfit

{dress / Red Dress Shoppe :: skirt / thrifted :: sandals / Merona :: belt / H&M :: jacket / Topshop :: necklace / Target :: flower hair clip / H&M}

Despite what Jack Baillot may try to tell you I do have a favorite season: spring. 

I give the credit of my love of spring to my friends Dickon and Mary Lennox. They taught me to notice the little things: the most turning green again and the small buds on the trees. The smell of the earth as it warms, and the songs of birds. They taught me not only to notice but to count each thing as a promise of of summer's arrival. 

As much as I can't wait to be able to move away from here, I know I will hate being somewhere new for the first year. I've spend over ten years crawling about every inch of my neighborhood. I've spent ten springs watching everything unfold and turn green again and I'm used to it. I get so excited when I'm able to carry on a conversation with the first chickadee of the year (they have such a distinct call), and the first tie I see a cardinal. I love when the weather warms up and I am able to visit all my old haunts for the first time in months. I greet them as long neglected friends - excited to re-discover everything I love about them.

This park is one of my newer haunts. It's a large, open, grassy field, surrounded on all sides by back yards. There is only one entrance to it, which is hardly marked. It's one of those places that can only be found by "those who already know where it is." One of my old childhood friends showed me it last summer, but surprisingly, this was the first time I went by myself. I'd forgotten how magical it is. It's just such a quaint place. The houses around it aren't fancy, but they seem sort of old fashioned to me - like something out of the 20's or 30's. I just love it. ♥

On another note, I don't usually re-post outfits, but after I got dressed today I realized that this outfit is very much like this other one I wore last April. I think this is the first time I've ever had relatively the same taste in style for nearly a whole year. Go me!

4 comments:

  1. you look lovely :) those sandals are awesome... i can't believe you thrifted them! x

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  2. So cute! I love the little white picket fence behind you!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  3. Don't you just love finding places that feel like they're all yours? This is a super cute outfit, and definitely deserves to be a repeat offender. I love the color and print if the dress.

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  4. WOW! I think I know that dress! Like, on a first name basis. I think, I think I traveled cross country with it. Hm...have we met? My name is Jack and I'm very sleepy if you haven't noticed. Tintin kept me up half the night on an adventure and spiders the other half.
    You're cute by the way, in case no one but a bad guy has told you so.

    A Bit Unlikely,
    Jack

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