Sunday, 3 March 2013

Where I Lay My Roots



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

The deep parts of my life pour onward,
as if the river shores were opening out.
It seems that things are more like me now,
That I can see farther into paintings.
I feel closer to what language can't reach.
With my senses, as with birds, I climb
into the windy heaven, out of the oak,
in the ponds broken off from the sky
my falling sinks, as if standing on fishes.
 
 

Moving Forward, by Rainer Maria Rilke
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The Outfit:

Grey Blue vintage coat: my mother's from the early 70s, Wallis

Floral skinny jeans: bought in a charity shop, originally from Topshop

Blue jumper: handed down from my best friend

Blue t-shirt underneath: from H&M

Red cowboy boots: bought from R Soles from the Kings Road about 13 years ago

Vintage navajo earrings: from a car boot sale in the 90s
 
Old mohair snood: from Topshop
 
Jewelled gloves: a present I gave granny Penny a few years before she died
 
 
 
The Soundtrack
 
Alt J: An Awesome Wave

 
All photographs taken by me, self portraits using the self timer on my cheap digital camera.


I'm delighted to be a part of Visible Monday, hosted by the lovely Patti from www.notdeadyetstyle.blogspot.co.uk, click on the website link to see her outfit and those of many others.
 
 

48 comments:

  1. You look amazing in trousers, such long and lovely legs, I'm in awe! Loving those earrings too. Wonderful setting with those ponies and no snow! xxxx

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    1. Ah thanks so much Vix! I do forget to wear trousers as I love maxi dresses so much, thanks for the reminder that I should get them out more often!

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  2. A divine look; especially love your boots!! I'm just captivated by the lovely landscape, and those darling Exmoor ponies. <3

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    1. I'm impressed by your recognition of the Exmoor ponies, Dakota, yes it is an inspiring landscape. Thank you, I'm so glad you like the outfit, those boots are such old favourites of mine!

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  3. Coat! Pnies! Floral pants!! Whoot!
    You have incredible legs, my girl! X

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    1. Yay! Thanks very much divine Helga!

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  4. With legs that go on for ever, you look amazing in those floral skinnies! You manage to look casual yet supremely elegant. Gorgeous photos, loving the snowdrops and the views and the ponies! xxx

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    1. You're so kind Curtise, thank you! So glad you enjoyed the post!

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  5. this is a beautiful outfit. I love your photos .

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    1. Hello there, good to meet you and thank you for your comment, now I've had a chance to visit your lovely blog too!

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  6. There is a lot of strength, confidence and beauty in the landscape, you, your outfit and the horses!

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    1. Ah thanks so much Ofelia, what a wonderful description!

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  7. While I will miss your winter posts, those snow drops (that's what they are aren't they?) are beautiful. And that landscape is STUNNING. Beautiful ponies, must be shedding their winter coats now. Lovely images of you, your legs are endless! And that coat is gorgeous.

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    1. They are snow drops, so good to be seeing the first spring flowers out! Thanks so much for your kind comment Willow!

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  8. What a fab outfit!I've been in search of a long felted coat like yours for ever! I bet you can throw it over any outfit and it will look brilliant. You have a statuesque figure and I love the way you have juxtaposed the bright prints with the subtler muted tones.
    Christobel x
    www.calico-casa.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm so glad you like the outfit, Christobel, thank you for such a lovely comment! I am so grateful to my Mum for picking it up cheaply in the 70s, you're right, it's the kind of coat that goes with everything.

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  9. I enjoy your gorgeous photos every week, these are wonderful scenes. And your floral jeans are fab! Thanks for linking up.

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    1. Thanks very much Patti, so glad you enjoy them!

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  10. Oh the ponies! How cute! You do live in a wonderful place. I love the cowboy boots and floral jeans. Wonderful coat too!

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    1. Thanks so much my dear, yes those cowboy boots come in very handy in this wild wilderness we live in!

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  11. That coat is amazing, but I love the jeans best!

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    1. Thanks you Val! I love them too :)

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  12. No snow? I've only followed you briefly and I thought that you were forever the princess in the land of snow, kind of like Narnia. This is another treat, to see you in this magnificent place as it transforms, looking romantic yet firmly rooted in the here and now. Beautiful. I love Rilke too.

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    1. I'm relieved to say that there's no snow! Thank you so much for your wonderful compliments, Jean, that's a good summation of my look: romantic but rooted in the here and now. I couldn't have put so well myself! Rilke is an inspiration isn't he, one of my all time favourite poets.

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  13. Such great combo! Your coat somehow reminds me of the most beautiful costume (?) ever. The light blue that David Bowie had back in the days.

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    1. Ah thank you Ulla-Marie, so glad you enjoyed the post! I know what you mean about the Bowie-ish quality of the coat, it's something about the cut and the colour. Always make me feel very confident when I wear it.

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  14. Great jeans, great coat, great scenery. Lovely post!!

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    1. Thank you, and good to meet you List Addict! Going to check out your blog in a minute!

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  15. Your mother´s 70s coat is like a blue cloud letting the flowers slowly out.
    Always magic and inspiring, my dear friend.
    Every summer I walk the English & Scottish countryside, and your photos bring so many wonderful memories, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Have a fabulous Monday.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. You write the most wonderful things, lovely Sacramento, how kind of you! Like you I love to walk in the countryside, always inappropriately attired. If you ever do any walking in the Westcountry do let me know and you must come to tea!

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  16. Lovely photos. I am a huge horse fan!

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    1. Ah thank you Kathleen! I'm a horse fan too, although to appreciate their beauty rather than to ride them - I tried to learn when I was younger and was just too scared after a couple of close shaves!

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  17. oh darling this is the perfect look to welcome spring, with all those beautiful flowers on your legs;) and also the boots are amazing!
    kiss,mary

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    1. What a lovely compliment, Mary Lou, thanks so much my dear!

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  18. Fabulously atmospheric as ever, Emalina! The coat and boots, snowdrops, and ponies are especially marvellous, and I love your choice of poem. I have so appreciated your comments on my blog as well! xo

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    1. Thank you, I'm so glad you enjoyed the post Amber! I always enjoy yours enormously!

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  19. Holy guacamole - you look about fifty feet tall! The coat is gorgeous and the floral pants and BOOTS are GOOORGEOUS!! Sarah xxx

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    1. Wow I can promise I'm not that tall, only 5 foot 9 and a half! But I do love being tall, that's for sure! So glad you like my outfit, Sarah, what a compliment!

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  20. The coat is dreamy. The color, the length, the style, but most of all how you wear it with panache. The other pieces of the ensemble flow perfectly with you and the coat.

    Your photos are dreamy too. How quickly the snow disappeared and created a new landscape for us to admire.

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    1. Thank you Judith, how kind of you! Yes it's a relief to see the back of the snow. Ours is a spring garden, so come April/May it will hopefully be a riot of colour fingers crossed!

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  21. Incredible! I love the boots with the floral jeans but you make it retro and nostaligic with that gorgeous dove grey long coat. At once pioneer, cowpoke and civil war vertern, the feel of this outfit is so much more than mere dressing. Evocative and modern and timely.

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    1. Wow thanks so much Bella, what lovely compliments about my outfit!

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  22. Oh how I enjoy popping by for a romantic and poetic get away! i marvel at not only your beauty, but your ability to find true beauty! Thank you for sharing with us all my dear Emalina!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed popping by Tamera, and what a lovely thing to say thank you!

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  23. Flange is a fledgling project, sweetie! We've only jammed about 4 times.
    Loafer is the working prject, we've been going for about a year. XXX

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    1. Ah that explains it then! Good for you to have the two on the go, sweetheart. Different styles or both rock bands? I used to sing in a band as a teen, loved it, but I've become more of a jazz singer as I've got older. Very impressed by your lead singer status, and want to hear you in action sometime, if only virtually!

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  24. Glorious countryside Emalina. I can see that the cloak of winter has lifted in your part of the world, and I look forward to seeing spring through your eyes.

    You are looking wonderful in this outfit.

    Sue xo

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    1. Thanks very much Sue! Sadly spring seems to be dragging its feet, after one day of sunshine we've been warned more snow is on its way.... Time to layer up the woollens again!

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