Sweater | Tulle
Armistice Edwardian blouse | Kellie Falconer Design
Skirt | Thrifted
Wristwatch | borrowed
Boots | Sorelia Earhart
belt | Thrifted
I've loved the work of Beatrix Potter for as long as I can remember... the essence of the world she captured in her art has always been my ideal of fairyland. Subtly realistic, mingling sunshine and shadow in a perfect world where animals talk, teatime is essential, and the mist and mossy landscape of the English countryside is captured in romantic perfection.
When I was small, I would watch the live action period intros to the classic animated Peter Rabbit films over and over and never tire of them... the song, 'Perfect Day', is still one of my favorites. Be sure to click the music player near the top of the post and listen as you read!
There's a certain kind of weather during a certain time of year that I always call 'Beatrix Potter weather' - when the wild green things begin to push out of damp earth, the snow to melt into cascades and marshes and small rivers hurrying downstream. When the sky is steel grey, with bold rolling clouds hurrying away across it. When the moss is so richly green that your heart aches with the joy of living to see it. When the wind blows softly, chilled, but with whispers of a wild, warm summertime to come.
Today was that kind of day, in the early Spring that tiptoes softly in on the heels of a dark, cold winter.
My outfit is inspired by something I imagine Miss Potter would have worn, and I can easily imagine Anne Shirley going on a March woodland ramble in something similar, as well.