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 Eléna 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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Coat: Tulle via Ruche
Cardi: Lana Moden Salzburg
Blouse: new look years ago
Skirt: vintage via etsy