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Friday, June 19, 2009

Your Eyes Could Steal A Sailor From The Sea

I was born for a wandering life...or into a wandering lifestyle I suppose. Either way, a childhood of moving every three years has left me with a constant desire for new frontiers. Often I have reflected that it would be wonderful to be a gypsy and travel in a brightly decorated wagon, but lately a life on the sea sounds quite appealing. No harbor would be my home, but my life and my love could be the sea...
Whatever comes (and it will likely not involve ships or wagons), for the moment I am enjoying the nearby rocky shore of Puget Sound. It is a short drive to reach and I might even end up kayaking out to one of the islands some day... beach, puget sound, yellow dress, daily outfit, the clothes horsebeach, puget sound, yellow dress, daily outfit, the clothes horsebeach, puget sound, yellow dress, daily outfit, the clothes horsebeach, puget sound, yellow dress, daily outfit, the clothes horsebeach, puget sound, yellow dress, daily outfit, the clothes horsebeach, puget sound, yellow dress, daily outfit, the clothes horsebeach, puget sound, yellow dress, daily outfit, the clothes horsebeach, puget sound, yellow dress, daily outfit, the clothes horsebeach, puget sound, yellow dress, daily outfit, the clothes horsebeach, puget sound, yellow dress, daily outfit, the clothes horse
Outfit details: sweater- Gap, dress- eBay, shoes- Saltwater sandals, bag- the Stadium Swapmeet in Hawaii, sunglasses- Urban Outfitters

81 comments:

TheLuxuriousVagabond said...

Just realized that there aren't any flowers in the background, so it's almost like your pretty yellow dress is!

BUROX; Nina. said...

I thought it would be the same for me, see, because in my childhood we moved every two years, but then stopped moving. Recently, like maybe last year, I kept on saying I wanted to travel, but very recently I discovered that I actually didn't like travelling.

I guess it's not for me...

Annie said...

a wandering lifestyle sounds absolutely amazing. I've lived in the same town my whole life, and I'm so excited to have the chance to travel and see more parts of the world.

your dress is so beautiul - I love all the embellishment on top!

Fannah said...

I love your ideas.. It sounds indeed well to travel like a gypsy. Maybe like those medieval people who traveled and played songs on lutes and all :) love the dress too ;)

Lauren! said...

cute, cute.

I think the sea sounds so lonely.

Damsels said...

ilove the color of that dress and the fringe around the neckline


so pretty

Carmen said...

Your dress is so cute.

Wanderlusting said...

1) Your dress is perfect. Absolutely sweet yet somehow daring and edgy

2) I love the sea

3) Was recently contemplating starting a gypsy life. Care to join me? :P

asunlitday said...

Your dress is really beautiful!

Tahda said...

a life on the sea or in a wagon is especially appealing at the moment ;)

I love that dress, what a unique little find!

Savvy Mode SG said...

i have a need to explore new things too. great pictures.

Rosie Unknown said...

Oh wow! I love these photos! You always seem to find the perfect back drop for your outfits.

KIRAFASHION said...

I also love the sea so much!!! The firts thing I do, when I wake up in the morning, is look to the ocean...I can see it through my window..and I feel so lucky for that...

You look so lovely...have a great weekend my friend!

Marla Singer said...

mellow yellow! the dress is so beautiful and lovely =]
i adore all the pictures <3

CaitieCatherwood1314 said...

Oh! Lovely dress! Yellow is such a nice, summery color! Unfortunately I can't wear it. It looks horrible with my skin tone. :(

And yes, you really should see Penelope. It's a really good movie, even aside from the style in it. :D

~ Caitie

elena-lu said...

would be lovely to travel about!
these are such peacefule photos just makes me want to slow down and dream of places id like to travel!

lisa said...

Pretty dress! Hmm kayaking actually isn't a bad idea.

KD said...

My, how lovely Washington State is! As is your dress.

the cityhipster said...

really great dress! i love it!

cityhipster.blogspot.com

corrie said...

K I know this is random, but do your Saltwaters make a squish squish noise when you walk?

plastikneon said...

Why stay in one place when you can discover somewhere new? I always love your photos, your yellow dress is so nice.

Where were these photos taken?

Dee said...

I normally feel the itch to travel somewhere every few months, but it seems like after I lived out of a bag for a month, with no fixed place to call mine, the itch went away (at least for now...)
Every time I think about gypsies, I'm reminded of Zac Condon, of the band Beirut. He was an A student, but when he was 16 he realized he would not learn anything useful in school so he quit and spent some time living with gypsies in Eastern Europe. I guess he's just one of those people!

Erina said...

As always I love your photos. I've moved upwards of 10 times in my life and I sort of start feeling antsy when I've been living or even just staying in one place without some sort of adventuring and moving about.

Oh, also, I saw a labbit (in a store) the other day and thought of your blog! :)

Slices of Beauty... said...

Wanting to be right there... beautiful!

Love that you went back to my African Resort post and found your answer waiting for you.

Lovely weekend.

Little Monarch said...

your sandals are a refreshing change from the glads i keep seeing everywhere (i like those too though)

Coming from New Zealand and now living in London I REALLY REALLY miss the ocean.

beautiful pics as always.

lopi said...

I'm quite the opposite. Whenever I go traveling, I find myself longing for home after a few days.
Lovely yellow dress.

shopgirl28 said...

This post makes me think of John Masefield's poem, "Sea--Fever."

"I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over."

Tracey Ellle said...

gorg dress love it

Gєммα;∂ιℓєммα. said...

Woah, I am in love with your yellow dress. x

Winnie said...

The yellow looks lovely on you. I adore that photo of you climbing up those rocks!

kimberly said...

Ohhh. I'm a wanderer as well, its the pretense for my fashion blog. ;) lovely pics, i hope to take many fashion shots in europe!

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous photos! I also moved several times as a child, and the desire for new surroundings stuck with me as well. I guess I could stay in one place for a long time, but there's so much to see!!

Emma said...

the love pictures on the rocks!

GracieFrances; said...

That dress it beautiful. I love it,
and those pictures are gorgeous :)

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Angela said...

The detailing on the front of your dress is beautiful.

If you're really interested in spending time at sea, you should look into Seamesters. My partner in crime, Joyce, just left for the summer session a few days ago. She'll be chronicling her travels at http://unravelmytravels.blogspot.com/

Also, thank you so much for your help with my article. It went great.

Sylvia said...

I love the 4th and 5th picture! And the shells are so awesome. You've painted quite a lovely picture there.

miss vintage love said...

The dress is so cute, and great color! xoxo

Anthea said...

Gorgeous gorgeous pictures. You look amazing as always. A life on the sea wouldn't be bad. I always wanted to go to high school on the tall ships..thought it would be an interesting adventure. Hope you are having a great summer.

Emily said...

I love the photo of the mussel shells. I hope to do a lot of kayaking this summer. It's so invigorating and relaxing at the same time.

Diary of a Young Designer said...

I too spent most of my childhood days from city to city, now I feel I can't stay put in one place for too long.
Adore the dress, is it vintage? And the shoes are a perfect match!

xo
Sophie

Kim said...

Love yellow, love that dress! Ditto to life on the sea, though I would probably miss all the amenities of life on land.

mode.ulation said...

These ares so tranquil and breathtaking, love that yellow dress =]
You have a wonderful blog, would you like to exchange links?
<3
mode-ulation

http://mode-ulation.blogspot.com

hanna said...

great dress and photos!

enna. said...

Ack, the Sound is beautiful. Now you're making me miss the ocean!

janettaylor said...

What a lovely dress! The colour for summery...

Have a great weekend!
XoXo

jayne said...

gorgeous dress, what a beautiful butter yellow with fun embroidery. and those really are the quintessential summer sandals

the puget sound is beautiful and i must say it suits you

but a covered gypsy wagon sounds equally divine hehe I love how you have this travel bug, so many young people are oddly missing the need to see the world, it should almost be a requirement though in my opinion. you must broaden your mind and world and truly learn who you are where you can be the best possible version of yourself

Amelia said...

I love the first picture of you against the rocks. The contrast is so lovely. And, wow! The detail on that dress is gorgeous.

I feel like I was born for a wandering life, too, but I haven't had much time to wander yet...

Velo said...

truly love the detail of yellow dress. =)

Danielle de la Mont said...

Interesting, my moving about has instilled in me a great desire to be grounded instead. I am always centred on the end of the journey; I'm the sort that relishes the end not the means. My hippie grandmama is a wanderer though, she says there is no end.

PS: the front of your dress is just so very very very pretty.

BuzzChild said...

Such open stretches of water really do make one want to journey off in no direction to explore and encounter unseen adventures.

I didn't move much as a child at all, but we did travel a lot which has left me hungry for new lands and experiences. For the first time in my life in November, when I graduate, I shall be free to go and do as I please where ever my fancy takes me. I am so excited!

Oh, and that's a very lovely dress!

yiqin; said...

The front of the yellow dress is spectaqular!!! I always enjoy looking at your photos :) & you have the best shoes.

Trisch said...

i love the yellow dress, and the song that the title is from!

trisch xo

muchlove said...

Beautiful photos. They have a very similar feel to the first photos in your last post. I love how yours has a vintage tint to it though.

h said...

beautiful

XANABIOTICX said...

lovely! :)

p/s; following~

Diana said...

You always have such amazing photos! I love the details on that dress!

Lauren said...

What a pretty dress, I love the lacy collar. I always used to think about sailing around the orld for a few years and just living on a boat, it would be so nice just to separate yourself from the world for a while.

dearilou said...

What an amazing dress! Love love.
Also, the open sea is kind of brutal. Little harbors are the way to go.

coco said...

Love the dress and I totally know what you mean, I can't go anywhere without a bag - where would I put my stuff?

Polly Farthing said...

Your blog is so inspiring!

Polly

Polly Farthing Vintage Blog

Nadine said...

Your would be such a nice and beautiful gypsy :). I love your style.

Trendology said...

get me to the northwest, immediately!

Hannah said...

lovely dress! i want to travel around so much, but the comfort of being home is nice too. i just want to see everything! great pics.

annah-logue said...

what a fantastic dress!!

Sales Rack Raider said...

Wow, the scalloped lace detailing on the dress is amazing.

Seeing different parts of the country or the world is an exciting thing. Travelling by sea sounds so romantic and peaceful, especially in comparison to the crowded commercial airlines.

Meream said...

How I wish I have that view every day. You're very lucky.And fashionable. Teehee.

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Gorgeous dress!!! I think I would prefer to be a gypsy though, fun fun fun stuff!
XOXOXO
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Gabbi said...

Wondering through life does sound like a romantic thought.

Also, your dress is lovely.

xo

dapper kid said...

Haha I love that second photograph, I actually thought they were shoes when I first looked at it :) And your dress is so beautiful, love the colour!

I have always had a romantic vision of life at sea, it is such a wonderfully enchanting thought. I think some people are quite literally born as free spirits, but for now, I make do with daydreaming of leaving, and coming back from my thoughts feeling refreshed :)

Hadley said...

Beautiful, amazing, fantastic dress! It looks lovely on you and you look lovely by the sea. :)

The Wandering Writer said...

This is just the perfect outfit! The setting just enhances it too. Really beautiful pictures!

I love your blog, and I am glad to know that you take your pictures yourself, because I do that as well. :)

Erin Dale said...

Beautiful! I completely identify with this post; I've moved around a lot, too, and think a gypsy-bohemian life of endless traveling would be just the ticket. :) But I like living near the ocean and don't want to leave it anytime soon. It's so breathtaking where you are; I've always wanted to visit Washington. I'd love to take some amazing photos like that! And, oh yes, your dress rocks, too. :D

Freddie said...

I adore this dress.

Katie said...

I love that your blog photography is part of your style - and not just a way of showing what you're wearing. Your shots are wonderful!

Little Bo Peeep said...

Beautiful dress! The yellow is gorgeous and it fits well with the scenery.
It almost reminds me of Pocahontas :)

Thérèsa said...

your dress is so stunning I love the fringing details

Laura said...

Super cute dress!

Manja said...

That dress is perfection!

Living on the sea for a while would be great - my dad did that, years ago. He was a ship's doctor for a while :)

Shay said...

that dress is just stunning on you! Love the detailing at the front.

Quixsa said...

The title for this post is utterly inspiring! so romantic :0)
The pictures are so beautiful, from the blue sky to the dress!

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