“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.”
Extract from Walden: Or, Life In The Woods, by Henry David Thoreau via 1
Vintage 1970s denim hot pants: inherited from my dear Mum, along with the legs!
Green & Black Breton Top: from a charity shop
White & Blue Swan Breton Jumper: old from Topshop, in the days I still shopped there
Watercolour Painted Top: gift from my Mum
Capri Pant Jeans: old from H&M
Hunter Wellies: from Ebay
Mazzy Star: She Hangs Brightly
All photographs taken on holiday in Dorset about 4 years ago, long before my blogging began. It was one of our loveliest ever shepherd's hut adventures, and that's saying something as we've had a few! Details of Sam the shepherd's hut, available for holiday let, can be found at the glamping website Canopy & Stars.
This seems a fitting post with which to celebrate the first anniversary of this blog Kiki & the Gypsy, which started life simply as a wardrobe of old clothes, a love of nature, and a photograph from our stay in a gypsy carriage to use as the header.
Enormous thanks to all of you who read and comment on this blog, I feel very lucky to have found this welcoming and inspiring community, you're amazing and have brought such pleasure to my life.
Here's to the next year of blogging!
I am delighted to be a part of the next Visible Monday, hosted by Patti from Not Dead Yet Style, click on the website link to see her outfit and those of many others.
It's also a great pleasure to be joining Ariane at her Show Me Your Style link up at Style Sud-Est.
I'm also popping by Jane from The Flight Platform for her link-up, themed this week Behind The Bike Sheds (hope these hot pants are rebellious enough for you Jane!).