Tuesday, November 27, 2012

dear suburbs

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Ah yes. backyards. people have those, don't they? well, not where I live. we don't even have a balcony. we have parks, but it's really not the same. peoplepeoplepeople and not much wild. Here I am in Aunt Marilyn's backyard in rural PA. Each house gets its own huge stretch of lawn. There are fields and farms and woods beyond. As I look at these now it strikes me how odd it is to have wild looking, asymmetrical tree branches, perfectly symmetrical power lines, and immaculately curated grass all in one shot. There is some hint of the indigenous landscape, but for the most part, the human need to control is prevalent. The pine trees are in perfect rows and clearly transplants. The larger, bare branched trees grow in a more odd cluster that makes me guess they were here first- long before the neighborhood developing. I grew up with backyards in most houses I lived in, but they never struck me as such an odd entity as right now.

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th'outfit:
hat: vintage/thrifted
scarf: gift
sweater: beacon's closet
dress: thrifted in Japan
leg warmers: forever 21 (like 6 years ago?)

20 comments:

  1. Adorable! I love having a backyard but sometimes I wish I live somewhere urban. I barely use the backyard.

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  2. I love this outfit, super cute :)

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  3. What a beautiful and HUGE backyard that is! I love having a yard, and I can't imagine not having one!

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  4. Isn't it a crazy feeling? I moved my kids from an apartment in the city to a house with a yard in the burbs and it is such a difference. You're right-parks aren't the same. Love your striped dress!

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  5. I love that hat. Also, these yard-things are why I've never been able to get the secret garden. Why did they have to make it so immaculate?

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  6. I love the light in these pictures so much. The reds and greens stand out so nicely. Plus you look super cute and comfy. I think I need a cardigan like yours in my life.

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  7. Oh I wish we had a backyard, or a balcony! But we have neither :(
    We do have a lot of parks around though, but you'Re right, its not the same.
    Loving the reds!

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  8. Love the colours of the photos! Where I stay have no balcony nor yard too, I would love a yard too but I'm afraid of insects.:P

    Ash
    ftashion

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  9. Love this outfit! Great colors, and you look so warm and cozy!

    Megan
    http://kiddotv.blogspot.com

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  10. I love all the cozy layers as well as the processing of these photos.

    Never thought about the yard before, but I guess it is pretty nice to have!

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  11. I love the reds and burgundies together... beautiful!

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  12. So cute! Love those stripes. I miss having a backyard. I have a stoop that I never sit on. Ha!

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  13. Every single one of these photos are beautiful!!(:

    xo,
    http://mariachloes.blogspot.com/

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  14. Great photos!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  15. i adore your charming style <333 this outfit is adorable! i live in a city where everything is designed by humans. parks are often laid with concrete cement instead of lustre green grass and the roots of these poor trees are practically suffocating under those cement. there are always signs that they are trying to break free. i wish i have a nice backyard to roam freely in :)

    xoxo
    mochaccinoland.blogspot.com

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  16. Awww this is the CUTEST outfit! So wintry. I love the scarf and layering :) The colors of the sky in the background is amazing.

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  17. this is the cutest outfit post ever, such amazing colouring and mood to these images.

    lots of love from the c&p girls,
    the casper&pearl blog
    xx

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  18. Ohhh! I love your new hair!! It suits you so much. And the colours of this outfit are just so perrrdy. You look freezing and I'm enjoying it because I am SO BOILING RIGHT NOW, damn summer!

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