Amongst the Clover
Laying down in a bed of clover is such a picturesque thing to do, don’t you agree? But, beware: lying in a bed of clover for the sake of your photographs, may result in your stomach getting covered in bug bites!
I didn’t realize that I was getting bitten while we were taking these photos, it was only after when the bites started itching that I realized that I had eleven bites! I suppose I should have foreseen this happening, but I didn’t even think about it! But, even though the bites were rather uncomfortable for several days, it was worth it, because it was actually rather fun lying in the sweetly scented clover, listening to the hum of bumblebees. Next time I just won’t wear a tie-front shirt, I guess.
As for this outfit, I really don’t have anything new to say about it. This is the dutch wax skirt I sewed up last year, which has proven to be a wardrobe staple. I always reach for this skirt, (and my floral one of the same style) as it is surprisingly versatile even with the crazy dutch wax print, and goes with so many of my separates and accessories. For this particular outfit, I paired it with a navy blue tie-front blouse and pearls. I am always hesitant to share outfits that don’t really have anything “new” in them, but I don’t know why. I enjoy seeing how other people remix their outfits and I don’t even usually notice that they have shown that blouse six times before, so I’m not sure why I place such a stipulation on myself? It’s not as though I have a massive wardrobe with endlessly new outfits for every new occasion. Though if I ever got around to finishing up all my sewing projects I might!
Do you have certain items you always reach for when getting dressed? Have you ever gone and laid in the grass and ended up regretting it!? 😉
(you can totally see my sunburn, which turned into a tan line, in the photo on the right! 🙂 haha!)
July 18, 2017 @ 7:23 pm
I adore this skirt and am super impressed that you made it !
I love the simple navy with it and perfect hat, and am so sorry about the bites!
I also love pearls, and do not seem them worn often, a beautiful timeless choice. Your photos are lovely, too.
No more lying in the clover !
July 20, 2017 @ 10:56 pm
Definitely no more lying in the clover- at least not unless I’m doused in bug spray 😉
July 19, 2017 @ 9:46 am
I’ve been wearing lots of tie-waist shirts this summer. I love them with midi skirts. I really feel for you getting bitten though! I am always too paranoid to lie in long grass, but I might manage 5 minutes on a well manicured lawn.
Looking lovely Nicole x
July 20, 2017 @ 10:59 pm
Thanks Porcelina. Tall grass kind of bothers me too- you can’t see what is in it! 🙂
I saw your recent floral tie waist shirt- they are the perfect summer top, aren’t they?
July 19, 2017 @ 2:19 pm
The things we won’t do for wonderful photos!
LOVE that hat! So wonderfully dramatic.
Lately I’ve been reaching for the same linen/cotton vintage print dress I bought while in Hong Kong. I think it is 1950’s. I love it because it is so cool and easy to wear. Plus when I thrift it just goes over my head. No buttons.
July 20, 2017 @ 11:00 pm
Ah yes- easy to wear garments are a must for thrifting! The last thing you want to be bothering about is layers, and multitudes of buttons and clasps. . .
And yes- the photos come first and personal comfort comes second for bloggers 😉
July 20, 2017 @ 7:14 am
I like to see reinterpretations of the same outfit. It is more realistic and more ethical to reuse clothes in blog posts as well as real life. Your photos turned out so well, as always! It is too bad you had to suffer bug bites for them. I hope your bites have healed. It does look so pleasant to lay in the clover–I wouldn’t have guessed it had such unpleasant effects. But maybe I can keep dreaming that clover is a romantic pillow. . . And the bugs can have the same dream. . .
July 20, 2017 @ 11:04 pm
Haha- the bugs were probably wondering why I was squashing them when they were just peacefully hanging out in the flowers, and so they retaliated! 🙂
I really appreciate what you said about it being ethical to reuse clothes in blog posts as well as real life. I think that is maybe what has played into the entire “throwaway fashion” culture- if we only see bloggers wearing new stuff all the time, then we start wanting new stuff too, instead of appreciating what we already have and wear all the time. It’s not very realistic to only have new all the time, and it is so wasteful! Thank-you for your always thoughtful comments ♥
July 21, 2017 @ 3:53 pm
I’m always pleased to see clothes being reworn in blog posts as it is so much more relatable and it is good to pick up ways of ringing the changes. Sorry you suffered for your art here!
July 22, 2017 @ 11:50 am
Thank-you so much for your comment Kate-Em- it’s so good to hear that others like to see “reworn” clothing too!
July 22, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
I do think these photos are worth the bites! I love the skirt, and the tie front top works perfectly with it. I feel like there’s some kind of life lesson in laying down in the clover and suffering the bug bites willingly….
July 22, 2017 @ 1:04 pm
Life lesson: Do not expect insects to NOT do what they instinctively do, just because you wish them not to do it 😉
August 3, 2017 @ 7:51 pm
You really have bad luck with bugs, don’t you? 😛
I love seeing pieces remixed, and I certainly go to the same staples all the time, so I can do with the inspiration!
August 4, 2017 @ 5:57 pm
I do have bad luck with bugs. This is why I spend much of the summertime indoors or behind mosquito netting 😉