My favorite thing about my trips to Maine is the silence. Not the physical sounds of the woods, but the lack of noise from outside stimulation. In many ways, I thrive on the energy of the city but it also takes from my spirit just as much as it gives. In the serenity of the woods, it feels as if I can take the time to create, while in NYC everything is on a time table. When the world is rushing around you, it can be difficult to steady yourself.
During my trip, I’d grab my tripod & my trusty Canon T3i to shoot outfit photos. Lola would come with me, sometimes photobombing my shots, and sometimes running off to cavort with a neighbor’s dog. During this particular shoot, she was content sitting on the sidelines as I pranced back and forth across the road. I cropped her out of most photos, but I left a couple shots of her in just for giggles.
Seasonally, I take color cues from nature. My rule is that if the color can be found in nature, it’s fair game to wear. I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently, especially as it pertains to blue. In a sea of black, it feels jarring to wear brighter shades, and yet on the best of days, the sky is as bright as can be. This ELOQUII colorblocked dress feels like it was made to be paired with a leather jacket, toughening up the sweet flowers and punchy colors. I love the thick red stripe around the waist, eliminating the need for a belt. The black collar pulls it all together perfectly. Some fit notes, however. I’m wearing a size 28 and I feel like the bottom half of the dress runs a little small. If you carry most of your weight in your stomach, as I do, order mindfully.
Get the look: ELOQUII Studio Colorblock Dress | ELOQUII moto jacket (similar) | Barefoot Tess Chelsea Boots | Dagne Dover Tiny Tote (read my review) |