Friday, May 28, 2010

the forest for the trees

I chose to take my outfit photos on this forest lane because I thought the mottled pattern of shadow and light looked cool. Later I realized a) it makes for very complicated lighting (not all good) and b) that's okay, because it's like an echo of the pattern on my dress:

Pretty nifty juxtaposition, mais non? You heard what I said about the micro- and macrocosm paradigm... but anyway. Depending on which way the wind and the breeze floated through the leaves at the exact moment that the shutter clicked closed, it was either too dark:

Or sun-burst bright:

So be it. You get the idea. Once again, I'm demonstrating my extremely schizophrenic style by unapologetically shifting from Tom Sawyer to Lolita to Rain Queen Modjadji (okay, maybe not, but it is a kind of tribal dress) over the course of a week. Bear with me! Sometimes I wonder if I should perhaps sit myself down for a minute and fine-tune my personal style, but then I think: but that would be so boring! I'm not one-dimensional, why should my style be?

I hope you all have fantastic Memorial Day weekends! I've got to hit the bank for some Canadian dollars (K and I are taking a little day trip up to Montreal tomorrow), so I'm out of here!

(dress/gold cuff: F21; boots: ALDO; sunglasses: UO; necklace: vintage)


  1. This dress is super cute!

    I followed you here via the comment you just left on Delightfully Tacky's blog.

    I totally agree and I commented just after you did. And I'm loving your blog :)

  2. You left a great comment at Delightfully Tacky's blog. I'm glad I followed it here. I'm adding you to my Google Reader.

  3. woah everyone is commenting your comment on DT's blog, better check it out!

    I don't necessarily think you need to have a distinct style, what's so bad about experimentation?

  4. i really love your colour combo. I agree with Tess too, expirimentation is the best.

  5. Love the detailing on that dress. Just started following and you have a wonderful assortment of beautiful clothing! Can't wait for more!