Rivers & Roads, Rivers & Roads. Rivers Til I Reach You

Jun 14, 2012

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Going back home to my parents' house means going back to trees and chirping (I personally think "shrilling") birds. Whenever I'm on the train going in, staring at the trees whizzing passed my window, I always think of the lyrics "over the river and through the woods" and feel like a little kid running away from home with my little backpack on.

They live in a forest preserve so we're surrounded by pretty hills and meadows, willow trees and lily pad ponds. I love walking around the dirt roads by myself, just tipping my face towards the sky and closing my eyes at the sun, letting the wind play with my hair. It's so unlike the city. I like that I can have a foot in both worlds.

Ps. This dress drives me insane. This is literally the only combo it looks good in. Anything else and I look clown-like. Ugh, such a love-hate relationship we have going on here. We're borderline like Eminem and Kim.

dress- akira
vest- used to be a teenie tiny jacket, american eagle
shoes- uo


34 comments :

  1. I really like the dress!
    I know what you mean..I live right in the city but where my parents live is kind of like that too (with a lot more nature).

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  2. Well, this styling is lovely. Denim vests are pretty much a staple. What about a dark cardigan and thick belt in the Fall? WIth some JC Lita boots, that would be to die! :)

    -Shannon
    http://intricatelydisheveled.blogspot.com/

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  3. Omigod! I love this dress! The skirt I was wearing is actually a dress, but the top is so much different than this one. I have a dress in this style and I'm in love with it. It is an overwhelming print that requires minimal accessorizing.

    Where is it that your parents live? It sounds like a magical place. Take me there!

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  4. your dress is really lovely, perfect for summer time!

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  5. How cool is it to go back home and all the memories. Funny how you mention the running away thing, it happened to me too, used to think that whenever I was leaving. I understand why you adore the dress, it is so stunning! Kisses

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  6. Such a lovely look! I really like your dress.. it suits you perfectly :)

    - Victoria
    www.Vickkitas.blogspot.se

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  7. love the vest you wear together with the dress!

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  8. Your dress is so pretty! Hills, meadows, & trees sounds soothing. Hope you have fun. love your blog!;) xx!

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  9. The denim vest is the perfect piece to balance the whimsical colors! You don't look like a clown. (: It was strange moving from Chicago to Missouri. From city to country so I know how it feels!

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  10. Such a cute dress, and i love how you paired it with that little vest. My husband hates when I wear denim vests, but I think they're so great for layering :)
    xo Jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

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  11. Haha the dress looks great on you! I think you're overthinking it! There are so many colors in it, it would look great with anything (especially with you wearing it). And getting away from the city is sometimes the best thing! It's a nice break, I'm sure. Have a great weekend!

    A Southern Drawl

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  12. Love the dress-amazing colour blocking going on there!

    You have an amazing blog!:)

    Love,

    Shubhi's Revels!

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  13. I need to make myself a a denim vest.

    Your parent's home sounds just lovely! Take some lovely photos while you're there!

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  14. love the dress its very cute :)
    thanks for stopping by my blog xx

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  15. nice outfit! it looks good on you :)
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  16. I love the colourful dress! xx

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  17. What a beautiful dress! I love the colors!

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  18. You look so lovely :) love the colorful dress
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  19. sweeeet! :o)



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  20. This place looks lush, you're so lucky to be there! Jealous that you get to enjoy summer clothes,your dress is so pretty, love the pleats! x

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  21. Wow great look! I adore that maxidress :D
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  22. I love the colors on your dress! So summery and cheery :)

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  23. I love this dress! I say go for the love not the hate! It looks like a summer picnic in the park with a little flag bunting to me, not the circus :)

    Have fun at your parents place, sounds beautiful and relaxing!
    x Hannah

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  24. the stripe dress is beautiful, I love the color! I love walking around dirt roads by myself too when the weather is nice! hope you have a great weekend!

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  25. beautiful pictures! and great blog :D

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  26. it must be so relaxing for your parents to live around so much nature ! And the dress is perfect for summer, I love the way you styled it !

    xo,
    Iqra

    masaladiary.blogspot.com

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  27. I love this dress! The stripes are so vibrant and you look absolutely adorable.

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  28. nice and beautiful pictures


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  29. wow!! that's so cute and fashion!!Well done honey
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  30. AH! Oh my gosh, I'm in love with your dress! So jealous.

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