Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dry Creek Trail









Well, why it sure is dry right now, in summer I assure you this area is usually quite lush with green and has a lovely fishing pond (usually populated with ducks, but on my last visit just two geese). This park is one of my favorite spots in the late spring through early fall, so I was worried when they recently filled the place with tractors and started tearing down trees and moving around a whole bunch of dirt. Turns out they had drained the creek, bulldozed a ton of bushes and a few nice old trees (!!!), moved a lot of dirt where the creek had cut in a very miniature canyon so that the area was now smooth, and then laid down some concrete (in a brown color to match the surroundings) in "natural" stepped rock shapes in some areas of the creek bottom (but not all?). Though they did quite a lot of work to the creek area, I was relived to see they left the old fishing pond and lightning gnarled huge trees alone. Hopefully we will get some rain soon and lots of new grasses and plants will begin to spring up and cover all the unnatural looking landscaping they smoothed over down by the creek.

Anyways, while I finish up several sewing projects in various stages of completion, I give you a modern dress from a fast fashion brand! Quelle horreur! This dress has a rather 1930s silhouette, the back even has a long keyhole from neck to waist like some slinky 30's evening gown. I'm happy whenever I discover something vaguely vintage at a high street store (as the Brit's would say), and as I like digital prints in theory I appreciated the more subtle color tones in this languid orchid design. To try and make the dress lean more vintage, I paired it with a suede belt, black straw hat, and creamy celluloid jewelry. As it has been so dry (not good for my dreams of spring greenery), I wore my wonderful Remix suede heels without worry. These shoes are still the most comfortable heels I have ever owned, I can run errands for hours with no pain, they are magic shoes! I must try and get my hands on another pair of Remix shoes this year, I'd love a pair of their basic pumps in black suede for year round wear <3

I am working on some sewing projects that you won't be seeing for a few weeks as they are for my upcoming vacation ;) I even got chic new suitcases this week in preparation for this trip! They are smaller and I'm glad we won't be burdened with huge bags this time around. I'll let you all know my destination soon, and till then I hope you all have a great Friday!

Dress: H&M
Belt, Clutch, Jewelry, & Hat: Vintage
Shoes: Remix
Hosiery: What Katie Did

11 comments:

  1. I buy an embarrassing amount of my clothes at "high street" stores (as the Brits would put it), so I think it's great that you found such a lovely dress at H&M! Honestly, vintage or home sewn clothing isn't always accessible to everyone for cost or location reasons, so I think it's great to keep an eye on current trends and those big box stores, because sometimes they'll surprise you.
    Anyway, I love this look (but then, I always love your looks). The hat and the sunglasses take this right into the 30s, so I think you've hit the nail on the head with the styling and inspiration. What a gorgeous setting as well - the pale blue of the sky is just lovely

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    1. Thank you Jessica! <3 The sun has been out a ton this past week here, but there have been crazy winds too which are a pain as they ruin nice set vintage hair and my hats fly off!

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  2. It's a lovely dress, I thought you must have made it!! The sleeves are nice. It does look so dry with you, opposite to my climate, damp all the time! X

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    1. Thanks Porcelina! As much as I do appreciate the landscape here in Colorado, I dream of living in the seemingly ever damp UK someday <3 I need more access to beautiful old buildings and museums which both seem much more abundant in your corner of the world!

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  3. I totally assumed you had sewn this dress yourself! Such a pretty shape, and I love the dark floral!

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    1. Thanks Christina! I do love a dark floral, I have many such fabrics waiting in my sewing room to be turned into dresses one day ;)

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  4. I also thought this was a dress you made - the fabric looked so vintage appropriate that I assumed you picked it out yourself! I would be a very happy camper if this dress came to Australian H&M stores, we seem to get stuff that you have much later for some reason. Also it's funny because I have the opposite problem, while everything is dry where you are, here it won't stop raining :P

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    1. Thank you Harlow! I hope this collection makes it down to you in Australia! H&M did some really great rayon blouses last spring so I'll be on the lookout this year for anything similar this season <3

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  5. You have made this into a lovely outfit, it looks great. What do you say instead of high street shops/fashion? I am intrigued!

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    1. Thank you Kate-Em! I'm not sure what we call them really, but I don't think we have a collective term like the UK seems to have! Fast fashion shops perhaps? Nothing that conveys the same meaning I'd think.

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    2. Thanks for letting me know!

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