1.31.2013

Modern Romanticism

I was skeptical that the vine would hold me...
...but, as you can see, it did!
Striped super soft long sleeved tee, Gap (similar). Denim vest and sweater tights, American Eagle. Wool printed skirt, leather belt, and leather gloves, all vintage. Boots, DV Dolce Vita (similar). Green camping backpack, J. Crew. 

     While I've always felt a certain connection to the natural world, going to college surrounded by one hundred fifty acres of woods has really brought out the Romantic in me. I don't mean roses and hearts kind of romance, but rather the ideals that poets like William Wordsworth wrote about. Wordsworth reflects on the fact that the world seems to be in too much of a hurry to go out and appreciate nature. He might have been writing in the 19th century, those themes are still all too common today. 
     My love for walking in the woods or in the expansive open fields in this area has definitely been influencing my style. I've been tending towards a lot of natural colors in my wardrobe lately as well as picking out items that look stylish but also suited for a hike. My backpack, something I purchased with a gift card I received for Christmas, is both waterproof and beautiful. I've been wanting less prissy, dainty clothing, although I still have a soft spot for prim and delicate items as well. 
     These particular pictures were taken on a brutally cold day. However, when I get stir crazy and out of sorts, a picture taking session in the woods is just what I need. Not only did I feel serenity after literally hanging from a vine (a spot I would love to revisit in an ethereal dress), but I also spotted this little fella on the way back to the car. 

10 comments:

Jordan Skiles said...

I LOVE these layers!! Such great inspiration for me think outside of my normal layering ideas. I have a great denim vest that I really need to break out! Thanks for the reminder!

xo, Jordan
opal-and-violet.blogspot.com

Jordan Holt said...

Love love LoVe that denim vest!
Jordan
http://www.exclusivelychic.com

SomeoneLikeYou said...

Oh my goodness, you look too perfect it's UNREAL!

Vicki said...

These layers are so perfect! I love all the colors and textures together. (:

~Vicki

Decked Out in Ruffles

Carlee, Almost Endearing said...

This is so beautiful!! I really do love your photos. Do you use a shelf timer and a tripod. Or does someone take the photos for you. Just wondering!
Carlee
Almost Endearing

kelsey said...

that skirt is so striking! I love it!

Marzipan said...

You are gorgeous. Love your pictures <3

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Sarah said...

I am in love with this outfit Ashlyn! And your vest and skirt especially!:)

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emilyk29 said...

I love this so much. Especially the skirt. But everything is too perfect.

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