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Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Process Of Becoming

"Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death." -Anais Nin
Outfit details: shirt- H&M, skirt- secondhand, belt- vintage, shoes- Seychelles from my sisters, bag- Urban Outfitters
Outfit details: dress- H&M, shoes- H&M, scarf- secondhand, bag- Pull and Bear

93 comments:

AlicePleasance said...

True, it's the same with me and it' a bit scary indeed...

By the way, may I steal each piece from your first outfit?! It's amazing!!

SOMETHING PICASSO said...

Mmmm I always try to live with zero regrets, although that doesn't come out as planned. Then I change for the better.

I wuv the start print dress.

(:

Danielle de la Mont said...

I always marvelled as a child how much I had matured from year to year: age 7 was a different continent than age 9. But these past few years...my knowledge continues to grow of course, but little else, and I fear stagnation.

PS. I love that your tattoo echoes your belt :)

Rosie Unknown said...

I love the first outfit! So pretty!

It is strange to look back and see how much we have changed. Somewhat scary, but good.

Ribby Chloe said...

sweeeeeet (:

Dandelionkisses said...

I LOVE that yellow skirt outfit :) And your tattoos are beautiful. I'm thinking of getting a dandelion on my back.

Indie Bella said...

That H&M scarf is beautiful.

J.Me. said...

I really love the butterfly belt! And the top, the way it scoops down in the back, just lovely. And I'm turning into a sucker for polkadots. =) Nice tats. ;)

K.Line said...

There are so many good things going on in these photos - the leather skirt, the stripes, the dress with the clashing scarf (love that!). Very nice!

Kim said...

It's funny, you look so petite and, from first impressions long ago you seemed like a young girl, but the more I read on the more you seem so womanly, despite your (apparent) petiteness!

Sales Rack Raider said...

I love the lovely goldenrod skirt! Just the color alone makes me happy.

Change is inherent in the human condition. I recently had a "reunion" of sorts with people I haven't seen for over 10 years. We are all very different people now, but not so changed that we can't laugh and relive old memories. It is true that we are a sum of our experiences, and that's probably what changes us, but earlier experiences serve as a bedrock of sorts.

Amelia said...

My first reaction to your words was that I feel just the opposite, feeling that it's strange that I've felt to be the same person for so long. But, upon further thought, I realized that that's not true at all. While I've felt like an adult in consciousness for 3-4 years already, that doesn't mean I'm not an entirely different person than I was. The concept of self is such a strange thing. That we have an identity that transcends time is somewhat preposterous to me...

I adore the 2nd outfit. The scarf and dress are perfection together.

platformshoesandwintercoat said...

your yellow and blue outfit is so good! <3

vanessa said...

Growing up and all that comes with it is always a strange thought to try and wrap your mind around.

(also the bag in the first outfit is lovely.)

HEK said...

The quote in the beginning is really something to think of. I like it. Also like your green shoes:)

Lexie said...

i love when you wear scoop dresses that display your tattoos!

also .. sometimes i think i am pretty much the same girl i was when i was younger, but other times i feel entirely different. it just depends i suppose.

goda said...

Love the shoes!

Christina said...

I feel like I am becomming myself more and more each year. I stay the same being but I know myself and others so much better now than 10 or even 2 years ago that I am another person in my behavior as much as in my thoughts. Growing up is great and I am looking forward to becoming an old granny and reaching peace with myself and the world around while enjoying whatever inventions there are then... :)
love christina

Emma said...

I love the scarf!

xox

muchlove said...

I really love the combo of the first outfit. The blue striped top is great with the yellow skirt.

Melody said...

love your butterfly tattoos! where'd you get them? =)

janettaylor said...

The first outfit is really lovely...I esp. love the skirt and those platform...

XoXo

jayne said...

I love the skirt!

BuzzChild said...

I love you skirt in the second lot of photos, and you belt in the first! And of course your lovely shoes....beautiful accessories all round!

The Clothes Horse said...

@Melody, they're not butterflies, they're marlet birds (mythological birds without feet)...I drew them myself and got them inked at a tatoo parlor...not sure what you mean by "where."

CaitieCatherwood1314 said...

Oooh! Lovely outfits! I love every aspect of the first! The shirt, the skirt, the belt, the shoes! And the dress in the second is beautiful too!
<3 <3 <3

~ Caitie

layia said...

one stage i find frustrating is the emo stage. especially with teenagers. i'm glad we have to move on in life.

beautiful pictures as always!

Melissa~ said...

I love your marlet tattos.
And I really like all your outfit, specially the skirt and the belt. I'm a butterfly addict.
thanks for your post dear!

annah-logue said...

beautiful quote.
beautiful outfits.
status: normal (:

Daphne said...

i love your blog

and your clothe is amazing


kisses from PerĂș!

Crystal Ball said...

I love Anais Nin, blue & yellow is wonderful together and I love the second picture of you.

eunice said...

you've got the cutest outfits ever!! :) love your blog, would you mind if we exchange links?

http://heyfancypants.blogspot.com

aliboooooo! said...

oh that yellow leather skirt! to die for.

Lisa said...

Love the colors in that first outfit! So great!

LML said...

i wish my H&M had pretty clothes like that!

Sushi said...

Love the first outfit a lot x Sushi

Sher said...

I love the stripey top and the scalloped back:) So feminine.

candy confections said...

what gorgeous photography! (and gorgeous outfits!)

I also love how perfectly you illustrate the quote by entering and leaving the "states" in your sequence of pictures!

lauren. said...

that skirt is an amazing color and a great fit!

Amber said...

That is just the most perfect stripey summery top. You always find the most beautiful places to take pictures.

t a l i s h a said...

love the belt, the dress, and your quote..
amazing photos..

mind exchanging links (:

do visit my blog too if you may..

Emily said...

What a true, reflective quote. Stagnancy is like a kind of death. I'm glad life is a process that results in gradual change.

BTW, this blue & yellow combination is lovely.

Wanderlusting said...

great belt...always love these photo essays.

kater said...

I love that first set of shots so much. The sky, and the vegetation, everything is just wonderful--perfect settings for the outfit!

Ruta said...

lovely outfits. my favourite is the first one. the striped shirt and the mustard yellow skirt go beautifully together.

ps. love those heels in the first outfit.

Tom Tuttle from Tacoma said...

ita. can't be more aptly put.

SOMETHING PICASSO - don't we all want that but it's really impossible ;)

love the sudden bursts of colour in your ensembles.

shopgirl28 said...

Nice outfits. I love that quote. I've lived in 6 towns between 2 states. I can't imagine settling down in 1 state for the rest of my life.

Stupid Girl said...

I love your tattoo! and the places where you take your pictures look so peaceful, i wish i were surrounded by woods. that must be awesome.

<3S

lucia said...

great moto by Anais Nin, Herman Hesse once wrote something similar.
The first outfit is my favourite of yours until now.

-color combination, the belt and the shoes can make the difference! you should wear those shoes more frequently!

-you look so stylish and typically American (its compliment or at least thats the way i said it) :)

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

That green skirt looks dreamy on you! x

Eleanor said...

I love your tattoos! What an adorable design. The star dress is also very pretty.
xx

Katharine said...

Loving the star print and scarf.

Cool interpretation of bird tattoos, it's very original.

Brigadeiro said...

Absolutely LOVE the mustard/yellow skirt with the pale blue stripes!!!
Gorgeous pics! :)
xx

Carmen said...

I love your star dress, its so cute.

Carmen.xx.

Carmen said...

I love your star dress, its so cute.

Carmen.xx.

KIRAFASHION said...

This is location is so fun! I love how far it seems to be :)))
I also love your colors...the belt and skirt is genius!

Kisses and hugs girl!
You are genius!

Sassy said...

I think I should have a starry dress as well!

beckyxoxo said...

love your butterfly belt . so pretty ! and great dress as always :D

jenloveskev said...

I am totally in love with your cute little turquoise peeptoes!!

Ali said...

Two perfect outfits :)
Love the mustard yellow skirt with the butterfly belt, love how the stripy top shows off your marlet birds and love the starry dress! Beautiful post.

Claradevi Handriatmadja said...

how could you always find the best place to take photos??
adorable!
i've linked your blog on mine, hope its okay :))

Stéphanie said...

I'm crazy about your shoes !

Tink in My Closet said...

That mustard coloured skirt is lovely and suits your skin tone perfectly! And your tattoos are beautiful.. Do they represent anything in particular?

designani said...

Lovely blog
Inspired me all the more as an artist and a fashion addict

Kiss from Melbourne
XOXO

amyyyyy. said...

These outfits are lovely. They match your skintone like perfectly!

thelonelyteapot
xxxx

Nadine said...

I love the color of your first skirt :).

Wardrobe Consulting said...

beautiful. your outfits are so pretty!

renwore said...

Love your heels in the first outfit! And your bag is awesome <333

The second outfit is girly yet fun and looks perfect for traipsing in the woods XDD

I also love that both outfits end with a similar photo!

Diana said...

I love all the colors in your first outfit!

Toulouse said...

That leather skirt is amazing.
hard to wear leather isnt it? too hot or too rocky. this is perfection, good find :)

Divinity Avenue said...

I love the yellow skirt. I have wanted a yellow skirt for some time now. Yellow is probably one of my most favorite colors.

Lovely photos!

yiqin; said...

Ah the yellow skirt + stripes are perfection. I love your green bag.

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Raquel said...

the first outfit is amazing! lovely colours.

Gabbi said...

Wonderful quote, outfits and photography. Always the most amazing posts. :)

dearilou said...

love those green peep toes.

Meream said...

This made me smile. Off to browse Anais now. :D

Damsels said...

wow love your tattoos !
great that i get to see them. you are full of surprises . i remember you mentioned them though
you look great
and love the mustard skirt and stripes . your style is so gorgeous and you are always true to yuur look
i love that you have a defined signature style ..
thanks for all your comments

emily said...

love that bag! plus, it's so cool how low-backed tops and such show off your tattoos like that, like they were made just for you. :)

Shay said...

cool bag! The kiss lock clasp and shape of it are wonderful, like a giant coin purse...

Isabel said...

Your tattoo is so cool. And is that a yellow leather skirt! RAD! I always find cool leather skirts in thrift stores but they never fit me...

Tahda said...

great quote. reminds me I have a book of hers I need to finish reading!

Rachel C. said...

i love anais nin - this is a favorite quote of mine, for sure.

xoxo

Amy said...

I love the outfits! They're so cute.

And love the quote.

Kristin said...

LOVE those wooden platforms!

TheLuxuriousVagabond said...

Beautiful tattoos, your choice of color besides the ubiquitous black reminded me of jagua.

Shen-Shen said...

I looove your butterfly belt, that aqua bag, and your star skirt!

fortressofeden said...

It's great to see you featuring Anais Nin. She is the dictionary definition of an inspiring woman. My favorite quote is hers is perhaps her most famous, "There comes a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud is more painful than the risk it takes to blossom.".

I love the color combination of the first few photos of you in the pencil skirt and the striped blue shirt.

Alya said...

That first outfit is what I consider the epitome of chic. Nothing says chic like a striped top and a plain skirt. The leather adds a lovely touch as well.

Becca Jane said...

I love your skirt and butterfly belt!

The Stylist said...

I love that butterfly belt

Raji said...

Lovee both of these outfits an insanee amount
Also; I want your scarfff

H to the izzo said...

Oh I adore the first outfit. You look so beautiful. You also have a knack for finding outfits that perfectly highlight your shoulderblade tattoos.

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