Wednesday, February 23

A Curious Green

I recently discovered A Curious Fancy. The blog author (who's style is adorable) occasionally uses Jesus Green (a local park) as a backdrop for her gorgeous outfit posts. Well, you know how it is - I've had that Green dominate my thoughts on outfit post ever since.





On Saturday I headed right over. I can't say seeing if I could spot her didn't cross my mind but then she doesn't actually live here in Cambridge, she just comes to visit her boyfriend quite frequently :)

Jesus Green is a pretty awesome outfit location :) While I haven't come here in a while I have used it for photos before here and here.



In autumn and spring the green often floods. The year I first moved here I took some photos when the avenue of trees looked like a lake. Those reflections were too beautiful to pass up, so I snapped away with a swiftly purchased single use camera :)





In other news, I have (un)Chosen One by Lia Ices stuck in my head on perma-repeat. Check out the video 1:17 min in - Such pretty dresses and I am now stoked to do a fake twin image throwing knifes at myself.

Also Franca suggested my Kasperle post for link love with a twist :) Thanks Franca! Here are the twisted links for the week:

Center Sage – We’re on the right track: Kristy ElĂ©na of Full Time Fabulous submitted this beautiful post because “really great outfit posts are so inspirational and when I look at these photos I am completely transported into another place. I feel strength of character, challenging the unknown, independence, adventure, journey — I adore it.”

The Citizen Rosebud – Let Your Light Shine: Beauty at 40: Brooke of Center Sage submitted this truly heartwarming post because it is “an inspirational tribute to not only Bella’s friend, but to confident and beautiful women everywhere. Bella herself is a prime example of the inner and outer beauty that this post radiates.”

The Compassion Fashion Project – Support Charlotte Fairchild’s Fashion Wraps for a Cause: This wonderful post was submitted by Stephanie of The-Loudmouth. She picked this as her favorite post of the week because “the Compassion Fashion Project is an awesome blog that features companies and individuals who use their design skills for good. This entry details Charlotte, the founder of a non-profit called Fear Thou Not. She makes pretty scarves, wraps and ponchos for domestic violence survivors!”

Diversions –Oh Kasperle!: Sometimes posts touch us in unexpected ways. “In this post, Stef shares childhood memories of Kasperle, a wooden hand puppet common in the Germanophone world. It’s a memory I share and the her post made me feel intensely nostalgic. I think others will love this post too, even if they have never heard of Kasperle!,” said Franca of Oranges and Apples.

Dramatis Personae – Finance & the Fashion Blogger: the Culture of Credit Cards: Eboni Ife’ of The Fashionista Next Door decided to share this post for a number of great reasons. She says “I was a sociology major so it’s no surprise that things like this intrigue me. I find it interesting that what we (US citizens) perceive as normal (using a credit card at McDonald’s) is totally crazy in other countries. My husband is French and I thought it was just his family. I had no idea that financial conservatism was a cultural thing.”

For Those About to Shop – Eating Disorders Awareness Week: I wish I had posted this list last week so this particular entry had been a bit more timely. Regardless, the content is just as valuable today! Mrs. Bossa of Mrs. Bossa Does the Do picked this piece because “this thought-provoking post had a refreshing and realistic take on how we need to reassess our relationship with our bodies.”

her waise choice – A Sliver of Masculinity: Casee Marie of The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower selected this post because “Jen of HWC has a way of revolutionizing an outfit post. More than just wearing clothes, she gets into the essence of fashion and reminds her reader of the art behind dressing. I’m always inspired by both her photos and the accompanying written content, but this post in particular had me looking at my closet with renewed creativity every day this week.”

Lizabellys – I am a Queen: “I picked the post just because from my internet browsing from the week this one was the post that stood out the most. It brought back some fond memories but also raised some fantastic points about self esteem issues.” – Arash Mazinani

Oranges and Apples – My Name is Franca and I am a Feminist: The love Bella Q of The Citizen Rosebud feels for this post runs deeper than just this one entry. She selected this post because she “loved Franca’s post on being a Feminist, and the conversation’s she and Mrs. Bossa are getting started regarding Feministas: fashion lovers, and Feminists.”

Passionated – Be Happy, Not Tomorrow, Now: This one is my pick for the week. Sometimes a post touches us because of its simple message. This one challenge us to love OURSELVES and not let the naysayers bring us down. No one can knock us down unless we let them.

Statements in Fashion – Big…..Bigger…. Better: My Weight Loss Journey: Marissa of The Well-Appointed Catwalk decided to submit this post because it touched her emotionally. “Collette’s honesty is an inspiration. This completely blew me away,” she says.

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Beret: eBay
Coat: Tulle via Ruche
Cowl: DIY
Cardi: Lana Moden Salzburg
Blouse: new look years ago
Belt: eBay
Skirt: vintage via etsy
Boots: eBay

95 comments:

  1. It is beautiful - those lush greens are like something out of a fairy tale! I love love love your cardi :)

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  2. This is definitely my new favorite place of yours to photograph! IT'S GORGEOUS! I'm missing my parks back home right now. And what a lovely outfit! You continue to inspire me : )

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  3. I know the area, and I agree it is a fantastic spot for a good and dreamy photo shoot.
    Thank you for introducing a Curious Fancy to me. Love her photos.
    Congratulations on your LINK LOVE WITH A TWIST.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  4. Loving this mix of greens!
    LA

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  5. colletteosunaFebruary 23, 2011

    Thank you for mentioning my link in your links post....very sweet of you, AND Marissa....::)
    Ive never been to your blog, but really think its so sweet!!
    I love the green skirt....this is totally a color that doesnt get worn enough!! You look fab in it:)

    Stop by and say Hello:)
    Enter my Fab ModCloth Giveaway!!♥

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  6. these pictures are so beautiful - the park seems very typically england to me, it looks mossy and lush.

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  7. i love this location. so so so beautiful.<3
    (i just adore trees and nature.)
    those trees are HUGE!!! i love them.

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  8. AnnebethbelsFebruary 23, 2011

    beautiful pictures: great backdrop, great styling, and great color palette! it al works together marvelously :D I really love your beret :)

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  9. The Green definitely makes a lovely outfit backdrop! Is it usually that empty? It looks quite haunting. The trees look HUGE as well, I imagine they're quite old.

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  10. i love love your beret! so cute and classy!

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  11. Your sweater is so sweet with the embroidery, and I wore this same hat today!

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  12. Emily_RubySlippersFebruary 24, 2011

    All this green is perfect! It's one of my favourite colours, but I never seem to be able to find green clothing that I actually like, and that is the right type of green. Having said that, my brain is now whispering to me "except, you have that sweater... and that dress... and your winter coat. Anyway, there's always room for more green. In your words, and "awesome" look. ; D

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  13. Wow. This is such a beautiful post! Beautiful location, beitiful outfit! I am in love!! :)

    <3Chelsea

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  14. the colors of your outfit are as beautiful as this location. <3 darling darling!
    the last photo is amazing.x

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  15. I love when color inspires you in that way. The cowl scarf you have on match your glasses perfectly and your whole outfit is adorable.

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  16. Oh MY! these photos are absolutely breathtaking. I live for locations like this one, and your outfit is perfectly in tune with your surroundings. Those single-use camera photos are lovely too, I forget disposable cameras even exist at times, but they're great for those opportunities that just can't be passed up!
    Your blog and your personal style are so inspiring.

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  17. I love your tree-matching outfit, AND these calm serene photos! :)

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  18. This setting is so scenic and beautiful, and I love how your cardigan, (gorgeous) forest green skirt, coat, boots and scarf blend so well with the colors of your environment. Gorgeous outfit and gorgeous pictures :)

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  19. Awwwe! These photos are so adorable. I love your cardigan <3

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  20. Stef! These photos are beuts, I especially love how you have little pops of rust in your outfit--I think it looks especially good with the green in your outfit as well as the green in your amazing background :)

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

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  21. It is actually quite a busy place full of dog walkers, cyclists and there is a playground close by too. I just chose the frame to avoid them all :)

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  22. sparrowandurchinFebruary 24, 2011

    These pictures are amazing. I wish I lived near a park as beautiful as that. It's wonderful. And your outfit blends beautifully in with the nature. I love love this series.

    Lauren
    Sparrow & Urchin

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  23. Your colors are just made for those beautiful trees...such a little fashion fairy!

    xo, Strawberry Moth

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  24. this really is such a good spot for picture taking!! i absolutely LOVE your coat in that first pic... andddd, i also love your scarf and beret (:

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  25. love those film strip images ; )

    xo
    alexandra

    www.alexandragrecco.etsy.com

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  26. as usual, your color combination here is spot-on. i LOVE that cardigan, and everything just works together so perfectly :)

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  27. Emily, Resplendent TranquilityFebruary 24, 2011

    This is one of my favorite outfits of yours to date. The greens and browns are so perfect together. Lovely location, too. All the moss & lichen greenery has me yearning for those damp days of spring.

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  28. What a fantastic spot for photographs.

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  29. love all the links here. the blouse color trim is so cute. I love it very much. oh how lovely it is where you live!!!!! and how nicely you dress there too.

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  30. The color of your skirt is so very lovely! You look very cozy and warm with your scarf and hat. So cute! xoxo

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  31. I love your knits! The cardigan and scarf are wonderful :) And the flooded shots are gorgeous, what a great place for a photo shoot!
    M xo

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  32. the park is beautiful...the trees are just amazing. love the location in your previous post, too! your outfit is perfect for the setting.

    rockoomph.blogspot.com

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  33. It is beautiful - those lush greens are like something out of a fairy tale! I love love love your cardi :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. This is definitely my new favorite place of yours to photograph! IT'S GORGEOUS! I'm missing my parks back home right now. And what a lovely outfit! You continue to inspire me : )

    ReplyDelete
  35. I know the area, and I agree it is a fantastic spot for a good and dreamy photo shoot.
    Thank you for introducing a Curious Fancy to me. Love her photos.
    Congratulations on your LINK LOVE WITH A TWIST.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    ReplyDelete
  36. Loving this mix of greens!
    LA

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  37. colletteosunaMarch 18, 2011

    Thank you for mentioning my link in your links post....very sweet of you, AND Marissa....::)
    Ive never been to your blog, but really think its so sweet!!
    I love the green skirt....this is totally a color that doesnt get worn enough!! You look fab in it:)

    Stop by and say Hello:)
    Enter my Fab ModCloth Giveaway!!♥

    ReplyDelete
  38. these pictures are so beautiful - the park seems very typically england to me, it looks mossy and lush.

    ReplyDelete
  39. i love this location. so so so beautiful.<3
    (i just adore trees and nature.)
    those trees are HUGE!!! i love them.

    ReplyDelete
  40. AnnebethbelsMarch 18, 2011

    beautiful pictures: great backdrop, great styling, and great color palette! it al works together marvelously :D I really love your beret :)

    ReplyDelete
  41. The Green definitely makes a lovely outfit backdrop! Is it usually that empty? It looks quite haunting. The trees look HUGE as well, I imagine they're quite old.

    ReplyDelete
  42. It is actually quite a busy place full of dog walkers, cyclists and there is a playground close by too. I just chose the frame to avoid them all :)

    ReplyDelete
  43. i love love your beret! so cute and classy!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Your sweater is so sweet with the embroidery, and I wore this same hat today!

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  45. Emily_RubySlippersMarch 18, 2011

    All this green is perfect! It's one of my favourite colours, but I never seem to be able to find green clothing that I actually like, and that is the right type of green. Having said that, my brain is now whispering to me "except, you have that sweater... and that dress... and your winter coat. Anyway, there's always room for more green. In your words, and "awesome" look. ; D

    ReplyDelete
  46. Wow. This is such a beautiful post! Beautiful location, beitiful outfit! I am in love!! :)

    <3Chelsea

    ReplyDelete
  47. the colors of your outfit are as beautiful as this location. <3 darling darling!
    the last photo is amazing.x

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  48. I love when color inspires you in that way. The cowl scarf you have on match your glasses perfectly and your whole outfit is adorable.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Oh MY! these photos are absolutely breathtaking. I live for locations like this one, and your outfit is perfectly in tune with your surroundings. Those single-use camera photos are lovely too, I forget disposable cameras even exist at times, but they're great for those opportunities that just can't be passed up!
    Your blog and your personal style are so inspiring.

    ReplyDelete
  50. I love your tree-matching outfit, AND these calm serene photos! :)

    ReplyDelete
  51. This setting is so scenic and beautiful, and I love how your cardigan, (gorgeous) forest green skirt, coat, boots and scarf blend so well with the colors of your environment. Gorgeous outfit and gorgeous pictures :)

    ReplyDelete
  52. Awwwe! These photos are so adorable. I love your cardigan <3

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  53. Stef! These photos are beuts, I especially love how you have little pops of rust in your outfit--I think it looks especially good with the green in your outfit as well as the green in your amazing background :)

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

    ReplyDelete
  54. sparrowandurchinMarch 18, 2011

    These pictures are amazing. I wish I lived near a park as beautiful as that. It's wonderful. And your outfit blends beautifully in with the nature. I love love this series.

    Lauren
    Sparrow & Urchin

    ReplyDelete
  55. Your colors are just made for those beautiful trees...such a little fashion fairy!

    xo, Strawberry Moth

    ReplyDelete
  56. this really is such a good spot for picture taking!! i absolutely LOVE your coat in that first pic... andddd, i also love your scarf and beret (:

    ReplyDelete
  57. love those film strip images ; )

    xo
    alexandra

    www.alexandragrecco.etsy.com

    ReplyDelete
  58. as usual, your color combination here is spot-on. i LOVE that cardigan, and everything just works together so perfectly :)

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  59. What a fantastic spot for photographs.

    ReplyDelete
  60. love all the links here. the blouse color trim is so cute. I love it very much. oh how lovely it is where you live!!!!! and how nicely you dress there too.

    ReplyDelete
  61. The color of your skirt is so very lovely! You look very cozy and warm with your scarf and hat. So cute! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  62. I love your knits! The cardigan and scarf are wonderful :) And the flooded shots are gorgeous, what a great place for a photo shoot!
    M xo

    ReplyDelete
  63. the park is beautiful...the trees are just amazing. love the location in your previous post, too! your outfit is perfect for the setting.

    rockoomph.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  64. It is beautiful - those lush greens are like something out of a fairy tale! I love love love your cardi :)

    ReplyDelete
  65. This is definitely my new favorite place of yours to photograph! IT'S GORGEOUS! I'm missing my parks back home right now. And what a lovely outfit! You continue to inspire me : )

    ReplyDelete
  66. I know the area, and I agree it is a fantastic spot for a good and dreamy photo shoot.
    Thank you for introducing a Curious Fancy to me. Love her photos.
    Congratulations on your LINK LOVE WITH A TWIST.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    ReplyDelete
  67. Loving this mix of greens!
    LA

    ReplyDelete
  68. colletteosunaAugust 24, 2011

    Thank you for mentioning my link in your links post....very sweet of you, AND Marissa....::)
    Ive never been to your blog, but really think its so sweet!!
    I love the green skirt....this is totally a color that doesnt get worn enough!! You look fab in it:)

    Stop by and say Hello:)
    Enter my Fab ModCloth Giveaway!!♥

    ReplyDelete
  69. these pictures are so beautiful - the park seems very typically england to me, it looks mossy and lush.

    ReplyDelete
  70. i love this location. so so so beautiful.<3
    (i just adore trees and nature.)
    those trees are HUGE!!! i love them.

    ReplyDelete
  71. AnnebethbelsAugust 24, 2011

    beautiful pictures: great backdrop, great styling, and great color palette! it al works together marvelously :D I really love your beret :)

    ReplyDelete
  72. The Green definitely makes a lovely outfit backdrop! Is it usually that empty? It looks quite haunting. The trees look HUGE as well, I imagine they're quite old.

    ReplyDelete
  73. i love love your beret! so cute and classy!

    ReplyDelete
  74. Your sweater is so sweet with the embroidery, and I wore this same hat today!

    ReplyDelete
  75. Emily_RubySlippersAugust 24, 2011

    All this green is perfect! It's one of my favourite colours, but I never seem to be able to find green clothing that I actually like, and that is the right type of green. Having said that, my brain is now whispering to me "except, you have that sweater... and that dress... and your winter coat. Anyway, there's always room for more green. In your words, and "awesome" look. ; D

    ReplyDelete
  76. Wow. This is such a beautiful post! Beautiful location, beitiful outfit! I am in love!! :)

    <3Chelsea

    ReplyDelete
  77. the colors of your outfit are as beautiful as this location. <3 darling darling!
    the last photo is amazing.x

    ReplyDelete
  78. I love when color inspires you in that way. The cowl scarf you have on match your glasses perfectly and your whole outfit is adorable.

    ReplyDelete
  79. Oh MY! these photos are absolutely breathtaking. I live for locations like this one, and your outfit is perfectly in tune with your surroundings. Those single-use camera photos are lovely too, I forget disposable cameras even exist at times, but they're great for those opportunities that just can't be passed up!
    Your blog and your personal style are so inspiring.

    ReplyDelete
  80. I love your tree-matching outfit, AND these calm serene photos! :)

    ReplyDelete
  81. This setting is so scenic and beautiful, and I love how your cardigan, (gorgeous) forest green skirt, coat, boots and scarf blend so well with the colors of your environment. Gorgeous outfit and gorgeous pictures :)

    ReplyDelete
  82. Awwwe! These photos are so adorable. I love your cardigan <3

    ReplyDelete
  83. Stef! These photos are beuts, I especially love how you have little pops of rust in your outfit--I think it looks especially good with the green in your outfit as well as the green in your amazing background :)

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

    ReplyDelete
  84. It is actually quite a busy place full of dog walkers, cyclists and there is a playground close by too. I just chose the frame to avoid them all :)

    ReplyDelete
  85. sparrowandurchinAugust 24, 2011

    These pictures are amazing. I wish I lived near a park as beautiful as that. It's wonderful. And your outfit blends beautifully in with the nature. I love love this series.

    Lauren
    Sparrow & Urchin

    ReplyDelete
  86. Your colors are just made for those beautiful trees...such a little fashion fairy!

    xo, Strawberry Moth

    ReplyDelete
  87. this really is such a good spot for picture taking!! i absolutely LOVE your coat in that first pic... andddd, i also love your scarf and beret (:

    ReplyDelete
  88. love those film strip images ; )

    xo
    alexandra

    www.alexandragrecco.etsy.com

    ReplyDelete
  89. as usual, your color combination here is spot-on. i LOVE that cardigan, and everything just works together so perfectly :)

    ReplyDelete
  90. Emily, Resplendent TranquilityAugust 24, 2011

    This is one of my favorite outfits of yours to date. The greens and browns are so perfect together. Lovely location, too. All the moss & lichen greenery has me yearning for those damp days of spring.

    ReplyDelete
  91. What a fantastic spot for photographs.

    ReplyDelete
  92. love all the links here. the blouse color trim is so cute. I love it very much. oh how lovely it is where you live!!!!! and how nicely you dress there too.

    ReplyDelete
  93. The color of your skirt is so very lovely! You look very cozy and warm with your scarf and hat. So cute! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  94. I love your knits! The cardigan and scarf are wonderful :) And the flooded shots are gorgeous, what a great place for a photo shoot!
    M xo

    ReplyDelete
  95. the park is beautiful...the trees are just amazing. love the location in your previous post, too! your outfit is perfect for the setting.

    rockoomph.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete